Jan 7, 2014

11 Putrajaya : The Bridges I saw

Putrajaya ~ Malaysia's federal administrative centre is a beautiful place to visit. I often imagine picnicking on the grassy grounds beside the lake, munching on sandwiches, sipping tea from a thermos.... 

It would sadden me if Putrajaya fell into the standards of eyesore Kuala Lumpur. A lot of love has been put into the landscaping of this new city of ours, with trees and flowers lining many paths. I would move here if I weren't tied to the convenience of doing business in our old, established capital city.

Picnics aside, I also find Putrajaya magical because of its majestic bridges.

It is said that the Seri Wawasan  bridge (picture below) is a stunning design of a futuristic sailboat, a representation of us steering to meet Malaysia's Vision 2020 goal. Wawasan means vision in our local language.

On second glance, I think it looks like an angel in a flowing gown. This is the most elegant bridge I have ever seen.

Seri Wawasan Bridge ~ From the car

Seri Wawasan Bridge ~ From afar

The Seri Saujana bridge (below) is a stunning structure that looks like a bookend. It also reminds of a pair of slingshots pulled back. I take that it's telling me to "shoot for the stars". I couldn't find any information on the inspiration behind these bridges. I guess I'm not such a great googler after all. 

Seri Saujana Bridge

Seri Saujana Bridge up close

On the Seri Saujana Bridge

Then there's the more down-to-earth Seri Gemilang  bridge. It stands proud against the modernity of the above-mentioned two bridges. Gemilang  means excellence. There is an air of traditionalism in this design.

Seri Gemilang Bridge

Three bridges was all I had enough time for. Perhaps another trip is in order.


For a full list of bridges in Putrajaya, visit this link.

11 comments:

  1. Wow! I didnt know there are so many bridges. Havent been to Putrajaya but from your photos, it looks clean! Better than KL.

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    1. Hah! You noticed! It is very, very clean. The surroundings are well-maintained ^.^

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  2. I've never been to Putrajaya.. hahaha .. bad citizen!

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    1. We should visit Malaysia more..lol! ^.^

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  3. splendid. i have never been there

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    1. Come down for the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta this March. I know the photos you take will be stunning! :)

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    1. Great blog! Have added you in G+ :)

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  5. I do agree Putrajaya is scenic
    A great place to date hahahah

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