Putrajaya is one of 3 Federal Territories in Malaysia. It also where most of the government offices located including Prime Minister office. It is 45mins drive out of Kuala Lumpur. Most of the building architecture are amazing with the combination of modern and Islamic influence. Also in Putrajaya, there is amazing mosque known as the “Red Mosque”. Great architecture inside out. Very calming – that’s what my friend, Ken, an American-Korean said.
The Putra Mosque, or Masjid Putra in Malay language, is the principal mosque of Putrajaya, Malaysia. Construction of the mosque began in 1997 and was completed two years later. It is located next to Perdana Putra which houses the Malaysian Prime Minister’s office and man-made Putrajaya Lake. In front of the mosque is a large square with flagpoles flying Malaysian states’ flags.
The pink-domed Putra Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite and can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time. The basement wall of the mosque resembles that of the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.
The mosque consists of three main functional areas – the prayer hall, the Sahn, or courtyard, and various learning facilities and function rooms. The prayer hall is simple and elegant, supported by 12 columns. The highest point below the dome is 250 feet above ground level.
The Sahn, landscaped with several decorative water features and bordered by colonnades, provides a huge yet welcoming and beautiful prayer space.
Its impressive minaret is influenced by the design of the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad. At 116m, it is one of the tallest minarets in the region and has five tiers, representing the Five Pillars of Islam.
Kuala Lumpur’s very own Petronas Twin Tower or known as KLCC with the locals is a significant trademark of Malaysia. RM64 (student price) – not complaining. Might sound pretty expensive but for the view and the experience to be on the sky bridge at 41st floor and the view point at 86th floor, it worth the price. I mean, come on, it is not you gonna go up there everyday unless you work there, right? Well, go, if you have a chance to go. A must-visit place if you come to Kuala Lumpur or your visit to Malaysia will be incomplete no matter how many pictures you take below/outside the twin towers.
If you are backpackers and your mode of transportation to around is LRT and you stay somewhere around Chinatown area, I am sure this creative graffiti is no alien to your eyes.
Also, I was walking down the street to Changkat Bukit Bintang (to go back to my hostel – Serenity Backpackers) and on the way there, I saw a very interesting wall art on side of the 2-storey building. The art of the famous faces like Audrey Hepburn, Queen Elizabeth (with cigar, LOL), Amy Winehouse, Cleopatra, Eric Cantona, etc. I was pretty awesome. I like it.
Applaud to the city council to allowed creative soul to paint the pale grey walls along the river near the train station 🙂 and many other boring white-wall buildings around the city.
I never heard of Table 23 until the day I walked around with Tim to get a good coffee around Changkat Bukit Bintang area. Also not sure how on earth I could missed Table 23 since once in a while I will walked pass by in order for me to go to Feeka or now-closed Palate Palette. But oh well, now I found it and I am more than happy to share my foodie experience at Table 23 with all.
Another reasons for me to fall in love with Table 23 is the minimal decorations, also some art works hanging on the wall and the old vespa perfectly placed under the wooden stairs. Nothing extravaganza but I guess the lighting just bring everything come to “live”. The ambiance is just too chill and I could sit there more than an hour whenever I pay a visit, regardless day or night.