Travelogue

Putrajaya Floria 2012 (Day 2)

The heat is on at Putrajaya.

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With the wide publicity of the local media, more visitors are visiting Putrajaya.

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Many people would expect the freshness of the flower may not last for 10 days.

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The worry materialized on the second day.

Due to the extremely heat of the sun and spotlight, the newly planted flora has not established the root system.

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Many flowers already ‘dehydrated’ and the sight was saddening.

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I could hear some plant lovers expressed their sadness “sayang ….”. The theme flower, the “enduring beauty” are also drying up. Even the the cactus is dying.

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If the authority arranged VIP visit on the last day (instead of the first day), then the condition could be different.

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Lesson learn is to focus on the sustainability of the project instead of starting many projects with sad endings. I have seen so many local tourist hotspots left abandoned after spending millions of Ringgit.

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Many developing countries are racing to build mega structure. what makes a city great is the soul and culture, and not the physical infrastructure.

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I believe the organizer has been doing their very best to rescue the flowers. I hope the visitors on the last day can still see the cactus. It was interesting because Singapore just opened the Gardens in the Bay, I don’t think the plants suffer the same ‘casualty’ on day 2 as this event.

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We did not stay behind to watch the Flora Parade (boats).

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Wishing all the plants and flowers best of luck, and recover from the abuse of the crowd and extreme heat.

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(Some of you may notice this was the same plant I took in part 1 of my post. It was in a really sad state.)

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