Saturday, November 19, 2005

PutraJaya Details part 1

A belated post on my trip to PutraJaya. I am still tired after spending a night in CyberJaya last sunday implementing my company solution for a customer. I guess I think it might be a right time for me to retire my "late nights" activities. Hence this is part one of a belated post on my trip to PutraJaya. To be honest I do not know the way to PutraJaya. All I know is that it is located in the middle of KLIA and KL. So the journey will be a test of our sense of direction and the usability and friendliness of the road signs. The rains that were pouring down like there is no tomorrow dampens our spirit a bit as our main objective is not to test drive our 450 KM car but to get some good photos of us posing with the scenery as the background. With the sky as dark as black hole, the only way the photo to look great is to have “plastic surgery” with the help of Photo Shop. So along the way we were doing our dance to shoo away the rains and black clouds.

Along the way there are numerous road sign pointing to KLIA and PutraJaya. In fact too many until we got confuse. As the rain pours down heavily, it has actually crippled the road sign to be purely a piece of metal standing on the side. We actually missed a turning due to this. However our fear turns to confuse as immediately after that a sign pointing to PutraJaya was visible upfront. It’s either that there are numerous roads leading to PutraJaya or there is something wrong with our car wiper. Along the way we face the same problem, PutraJaya is on the left, right and straight ahead. It’s all over the place. So now it all depends on the invisible compass in our head. As we are clouded and overwhelm with all the signs, the rain slows to a drizzle. We finally reached a sign that says PutraJaya Convention Center. So we follow that sign closely.

After the turning, we saw some great and high tech looking street lights. This is a sign that we are in the right place, as a matter of fact we are on PutraJaya road as we saw road sign with the word Precinct, where else you could find such words adorn on a road side but PutraJaya itself. Sprinkle of water still drops on our windscreen. We reached a bridge and we saw a lake. We are like some newly appointed paparazzi hunting for their first expose. We stopped by the road side and outcome my camera, click, click. Aiyah we can still feel a drop of rain or two but the black cloud still hover above us. I guess the book that we bought in pasar malam on the way to shoo away the rain and black clouds might have left out some pages at the back. Aiyah this copy cat not professional at all, never mind, a few drops of rains could never kill us, we continue to click and click. The outcome of the photo is not that good.

After that we drove around aimlessly hunting for some good backdrop for some serious photo. That’s when the few droplets of rains become few hundreds. We decided to drop by at the Alamanda shopping complex. The place looks like a nice place to be in. For starter, it has fewer crowds, I am not sure if it’s because of the holidays or what. It’s quite big and there is a lot of eatery. However one thing that really makes me what to burst out laughing is the ceiling after we walk into the place from the parking lot, the place after the sliding door. You could look up and your nose might be touching the ceiling hahaha. I advised the management of the complex to put a sign warning those above 6 feets to shrink down or walk with their head down. I guess the builders have only the typical Asian in mind when they draw up their plans. We walk around and then finally we sat at Deli France to wait for the rain to stops.

Decoration inside Alamanda.

Pond at the back and the Tuna Sandwich that my wife and sis enjoy in Deli France. To be continue..

8 comments:

Selba said...

Deli France !!!! I miss that one... no Deli France in Jakarta, hikssss.....

kyels said...

Heyya.

Alamanda is cool. I like the deco. Hehe.

Cheers!

Jaxon S said...

haven't been to putrajaya...but when i have my car with me, i intend to explore every nook and crannies of the peninsula. with the canon g6 to accompany, that is

-ms jumbled mind- said...

Putra jaya looks like "alien nation". It's so different..the lights..the structures..the buildings..it's like completey whole "alien nation"! Been there twice..but no stops..just to drive around

www.xanga.com/ches_ca said...

i miss deli france!!!

SooHK said...

Selba, Umm come to think of it I have not seen one in Jakarta..

Kyels, its quite ok but I guess I still prefer KLCC ...

Jaxon, sounds like fun...I think of doing that also..

Jumbled Mind, it suppose to showcase the future of Malaysia....

Chesca, ummm your side do not have deli france?

letti said...

I demand a croissant!!!!

SooHK said...

Letti, croissant is my favourite. When I was in Swiss for a holiday, I ate it almost everyday...

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