Malaysia was the second country on our fast paced Southeast Asian trip last May. It was more like we had a layover in Malaysia since we will be traveling to Siem Reap, Cambodia afterwards. Aside from the Petronas Tower, I wanted to go to Malaysia because of the Astaka Morocco Pavilion in Putrajaya. I have seen an HDR photograph of the pavilion in the web and researched about it ever since. So as soon as we arrived in Kuala Lumpur LCCT airport, we hopped on a shuttle bus going to Putrajaya and Cyberjaya (PJC) station. The shuttle bus dropped us off to Salak Tinggi station where we will ride a train going to Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.
|KLIA Ekspres at Salak Tinggi Station|
When we arrived at PJC station, we availed of the two-hour tour around the area. Aside from the budget taxi, there are other options that you can choose from. There’s even a limousine service if you don’t mind paying such a hefty price. We paid the cheapest price which is RM75 for the budget taxi and the tour. Since we were there at around noon, it was so hot and the aircon inside the taxi doesn’t seem to work. The driver also doesn’t seem to understand English that much. But hey, this is all part of the adventure and we can’t complain. We have two hours to cover as many places as possible. We felt like we were in the Amazing Race because every time we stopped at a certain place, we hurriedly got off the car and took pictures as fast as we can before heading to our next destination.
In two hours, we were able to cover the following places:
|The Seri Gemilang Bridge which serves as the main entrance to Putrajaya.|
|Putrajaya International Convention Center|
|Putrajaya Water Sports Complex|
|Palace of Justice|
|The Perdana Putra which houses the office complex of the Prime Minister of Malaysia|
Our two hours is almost up and we still have one more place to go to - the Astaka Morocco or the Moroccan Pavilion inside the Botanical Garden. There were very few information available in the web about the Astaka Morocco and I was so glad that we were able to go there. I really love Astaka Morocco because of its unique Moroccan and Moorish architecture. Since one item in my travel bucket list is to go to Morocco, this is somewhat a dream come true.
|The entrance to Astaka Morocco|
|Intricate design on the walls of Astaka Morocco|
|Happy as happy can be..|
|Saying bye bye to Putrajaya|