Leaving Kuala Lumpur..
Putrajaya Travel Blog› entry 21 of 29 › view all entries
November 20th, 2008 – by: Stigen
When I finally found the right bus I had to sit in it for one hour before it left, as that is how it is done here...no set times for driving, just have to wait till it fills up... Absolutely idiotic. 1 hour later I was in Putrajaya.
I would recommend this place as a half a day-trip from KL, nothing more. There are just a few buildings that are worth seeing, like the palace where the prime minister sits, the newly buildt mosque on the river and the eclectic bridge.
I visited the mosque, it was`nt impressive, but it was still some fun as i met a volunteer muslim woman who told me a lot of things about Islam and this particular mosque. She seemed quite dedicated. She even wanted to give me a english copy of the Qu`ran...but that is seriously not something I´m gonna lug around in my small backpack.
So then she got my E-mail to send the electronic version of the Qu`ran. Not very likely that i will read that though. I could`nt even finish the cartoon version(yes, it`s true) of the bible.
I picked up some brochures about islam though, which made quite an interesting reading as there were attempts to justify things that the heretic westerners were complaining about when it comes to islam, like supression of women.
So that was a pretty quick trip to this city, which is actually the administrative capital of Malaysia, as the government is located here. There was also the chance to take a boat trip on the river to see some sights and buildings, but I did`nt bother. Getting to the bus station I got pretty angry when i found out that I actually had to go all the way back to KL to get a bus to go south to Melaka. Instead of a one hour bus tour south it became a one hour bus tour north and 2 hour wait for bus in Kl to leave for the south, and a 3 hour bus back south again. Learn from my mistake, don`t go to Putrajaya on the way south, as it is a dead end.
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