PUTRAJAYA is a new administrative center of the Federal Government and was planned to put all ministries in one region. The implementation of this new urban development had been commenced since August 1995. The Government decided to deploy Putrajaya sited at Perang Besar of Sepang district. It is the administrative center of the new federal aims to reduce congestion in Kuala Lumpur and creating new destinations of people in the long run.
The name ' Putrajaya ' inspired named after Malaysia's first Prime Minister, namely, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj. With futuristic concept and bring the image as a City in a garden, a total of 38% of the Putrajaya spaces are reserved for use by garden, lakes and wetlands, while the remaining area are being utilize for the use of government and commercial offices. A man-made lake which is covers an area of 600 hectares, located in the heart of the city has a role to balance up the weather conditions.
Currently, activities such as boat ride, kayaking and fishing are allowed at the lake area. The whole city is decorated with various kinds of tree species and other decoration plants. The Government's approach is to ensure that the city shall act as the Smart City functions. It is relevant to the implementation of multimedia-technology facilities that have been launched and to ensure the effectiveness of communication and interaction between the Government offices with the public, traders and the local residents.
Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC)
While the idea for a planned city was conceived just prior to the beginning of the 21st century, it has rapidly evolved into the pride of the nation. The residents enjoy an enhanced quality of life in an environment that is still rooted in Malaysian culture and tradition.
It is located 25 km (15.5 miles) to the southwest of Kuala Lumpur with several expressways leading there and then on to the airport. Its semi-rural setting makes it a pleasant weekend escape from the city.