Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Seri Saujana Bridge

Seri Saujana is probably one of the least visited bridge in Putrajaya but this 300m length bridge still has a lot to offer.

 
 
The bridge connects Precint 4 with Precint 7 and easily distinguished by its cable stayed arch design.

 
The bridge is controlled by the principal design parameters to reflect transparent, elegant and futuristic slender looking structure.

 
One can actually have a clear view of The Core district from the bridge and Cyberjaya on the other side.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Seri Gemilang Bridge


Seri Gemilang Bridge is one of the most striking bridge in Putrajaya. It is regarded as a ceremonial bridge and definitely served as one of the landmark in Putrajaya.

 
The bridge links Precint 4 to the Precint 5, with Putrajaya International Convention Centre right in front of it.

The bridge is about 120m in length and 36.75m above water level at the centre of the bridge.

 
Some of the special features on this bridge are balusters are fabricated from precast stone, specially designed lamp post and distinctly designed towers. There are lavatories below the towers for the convenience of visitors to the bridge.

The bridge also offer a picturesque view of the lake, Pullman Hotel and its surrounding. At night it offers a better scenery with the effect of the lights.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Segamat Food Hunt

Segamat is a town located in the north state of Johor. The town is blessed with many fair and beautiful ladies; definitely a good hunting ground for single guys out there. Besides the local ladies, the town also offers a wide range of cheap and tasty local delicacies.

The Chinese Roti Canai at Kpg. Baru Kpg. Tengah is a must try. It was filled to the brim during my last visit and there was still a long queue.

The wait for the roti canai here is legendary, with a 1-2 hour is rather common. The roti canai is so popular that it was finished before lunch time. It is a shame I did not have the opportunity to sample it but I was told its main attraction lies on its crispiness.

 
In the middle of the town itself, Nan Yang coffee shop is the best place for coffee and toast bread. There is something about its butter and kaya which made the toast so tasty.

Should Nan Yang run out of seat, Sin Thong Ah coffee shop right opposite it should be the next option.

 
Yit Kee Wantan Mee prides itself as the best wantan noodle in town. There are many similar names around the town but this is the original stall of the famous wantan noodle.

 
I am not a big fan when it comes to wantan noodle but this is without a shadow of doubt one of the best wantan noodle I had tries. The noodle has a bouncy texture and the special black sauce enhance its taste.

 
 
Segamat durian is well known that it has a durian replica erected somewhere at the district. I tried the durian and it is so good that I am actually craving for one now.  

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Prime Minister's Hari Raya Open House 2012

Today is the first day of Hari Raya and since I'm stuck in Putrajaya this year, I decided to attend the PM's Hari Raya Open House.

This is my second visit here and I pretty much familiar with the layout of the PM's official residence for this type of function. One of the major changes this year are the setting of proper shelters, chairs and tables for visitors. In my last visit here in 2010, we practically had to stand or find some empty spot to sit and eat our food.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The food served here were almost the same as the previous year. The taste of the food are just average as they are prepared for the masses.

I was lucky enough to be there at 10am when it was just opened for visitors. The crowds were still manageable at the time. I estimated thousands throng the place after 12pm and it was hard to move around by that time.

It was also good to see our local comedians, Angeline Tan and Sathiya on stage to entertain the visitors.

 
Next on my list was to shake hand with the PM himself. The queue was very long but with much perseverance, I finally manage to shake the hand of the PM and some other ministers such as Koh Tsu Koon, Rais Yatim, Maximus Ongkili, Peter Chin and G. Palanivel.

 
This year goodies are also better than the previous year. We were given a kuih raya and a commemorative mug.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Raya Decoration 2012 @ 1 Utama


For the last couple of years, 1 Utama had came out with what appear to be an extensive and expensive decoration.

This year, the decoration is a bit modest but still elegant and eye catching. It reminds me of the Moroccan Pavilion in Putrajaya.

 
 
 
Inspired by the Moroccan architecture, the dome shaped structure and pavilion offer something different from the kampung and bazaar theme usually found in shopping malls nowadays.

Even though the management didn't splurge in term of decoration this year, I would still rate it as one of the best in Klang Valley.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Raya Decoration 2012 @ Pavilion


Pavilion is accustomed to put up an elegant decoration each time there is a celebration around the corner.

Wau has been chosen by the management this year as the theme for the Raya decoration which kind of differentiate from the normal concept adopted by other shopping malls around the Klang valley.

 
Small kiosks are located at the main concourse, just below the wau selling all types of Raya goodies

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