Friday, October 16, 2009

Putrajaya: Monorail & Bridges.

We just found out about Blog 4 FT (Federal Territories) while browsing the newspaper last week. Launched by the Minister of Federal Territories, Datuk Raja Nong Chik, the idea of this blog is to encourage people to share and to promote Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya in this whole new media. By the way, he also has his own website, FacebookTwitter… hmm, impressive. Since we’re staying in Putrajaya, we take this opportunity to promote this place.

Besides for it’s usual attraction (Masjid Putra, Dataran Putra, Taman Botani) Putrajaya is also famous for its beautiful & artistic bridges. There are total of 9 bridges in Putrajaya such as Jambatan Seri Wawasan, Jambatan Seri Saujana, Jambatan Putra, to name a few. But among these 9 bridges, there is one that really got my attention. Yup, it’s the Putrajaya Monorail Bridge or known to some as Putrajaya “Suspended” Suspension Bridge.

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This bridge was designed to link the monorail from Putrajaya Sentral to other destinations in Putrajaya. It was part of public transportation project other than buses and taxis. The project was delayed in 2004 due to financial constraints and until now the bridge remains uncompleted. There’s a lot of discussion and critics whether to or not to continue this project as some said that Putrajaya is still a ghost town.

Ghost town? Isn’t that gives an idea on what to do with this uncompleted bridge. If you like watching apocalyptic movies like 28 Days Later, Planet of the Apes, Escape From New York and I Am Legend, you’ll get the idea. If we can promote it properly, who knows one day this location can be used in this type of movies. Hmm...

Putrajaya Monorail BridgeMasjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, Putrajaya
Pada yang berminat untuk melawat jambatan ini, Putrajaya Monorail Bridge terletak di Presint 4 dan bersebelahan dengan Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin (Masjid Besi).

* Masih menanti genre filem sebegini (apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic) dihasilkan di Malaysia.

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