After my morning walk at Taman Saujana Hijau yesterday,I went to The Souq to get my breakfast.However I was too early-it only opens at 9am.While waiting for the doors to open,I had a conversation with a tour guide.He told me there are about 100 busloads of tourist come to Putrajaya everyday.They will visit the Masjid Putra and have roti canai with udang galah.The mamak shop there makes tons of money everyday!
My question was what the tourists see and experience when they visit Putrajaya?Seeing Putrajaya by bus is a great injustice to what Putrajaya has to offer.My experience told me that if I were to come 1000 times to Putrajaya by car or by bus,I can only see less than 10% of what Putrajaya has got to offer especially to tourists.Walking is a bit too slow to see many beautiful sceneries here but cycling is a good alternative.Please click here to see my photo collection of nice sceneries in Putrajaya.
Perbadanan Putrajaya has put up a bike rental kiosk at Info Centre.To date,I seldom see locals or tourists cycling these bicycles.The rental is quite cheap but please open it at 7:30am to 7:30pm so that people have time to rent the bikes.At the same time,a cycling guide should be available.
Another point of contention is the hotel accommodations.How many of us can afford to stay at Shangrila or Pullman???We need more 2 to 3 stars hotel in Putrajaya.
Over to you ,Tan Sri Sam..