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Putrajaya
Putrajaya is a planned city and a Federal Territory that acts as a federal government administration centre of Malaysia moved from the overcrowding and congestion of Kuala Lumpur. However, Kuala Lumpur still serves as Malaysia's national and legislative capital. The city is named after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. In Bahasa Melayu, " Putra " means prince while "Jaya" means excellent or success. The city has only been raised recently and it is still undergoing massive development.

Putrajaya was founded on October 19, 1995 and is located in the middle of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC). To the west is Cyberjaya, a cybercity, also located within the Multimedia Super Corridor.

More than 70% of Putrajaya is devoted to greenery and water bodies with 13 different gardens. The principle landscape is the 600-hectre man made lake. The Putrajaya Wetland. Native wetland plants from over 50 local species were propagated in the 7-hectre Putrajaya Wetland Nursery prior to planting in the wetland cells.

Main attractions in Putrajaya includes Perdana Putra Putra Mosque, Putra Bridge, Putrajaya Independence Square, Millennium Monument, Palace of Justice, Seri Perdana, Seri Perdana Bridge, Putrajaya Landmark, Putrajaya Wetlands Park, Putrajaya Convention Centre, Taman Selatan, Perdana Leadership Foundation, Melawati National Palace, Heritage Square, Putrajaya Ministry of Finance, Wisma Putra, Istana Darul Ehsan, Putrajaya Lake and Alamanda Putrajaya - the only shopping centre in Putrajaya.
 
National Science Centre
Pusat Sains Negara or the National Science Centre is the premier science centre of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Perched atop an 8 hectare hill surrounded by Bukit Kiara's landscaped grounds, the centre was officially opened on 29 November 1996 by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad. The main aim of the science centre is to promote a greater understanding and interest for science and technology. The building resembles a truncated cone capped with a geodesic dome. Among the fascinating themes featured in the exhibition galleries are an environmental odyssey, pathways to discovery, future world and thinking machines.
 
Eye on Malaysia
The Eye on Malaysia is the tallest portable observation wheel in South-East Asia. The 60-metre structure is located at Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The ferris wheel comprising of 42 gondolas (including 1 VIP one) is similar to the London Eye and has been unveiled in conjunction of Visit Malaysia Year 2007 on January 6, 2007 by Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

This giant ferris wheel allows visitors to experience a 360-degree panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur during a 12-minute ride that goes 60 metres high. It offers a magnificent view of Kuala Lumpur and over 20 kilometres of its surroundings including KL Tower, Istana Budaya and Petronas Twin Towers.

Website: http://www.eyeonmalaysia.com.my/
 
Suria KLCC
Suria KLCC is a shopping complex located at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur City Centre. It is a luxurious shopping complex, with a variety of tenants like Armani, Gucci, Cartier and Chopard. Suria KLCC offers an array of goods and services to please and pamper the needs of shoppers. From fashion and entertainment, to electronics and home-ware, from local delicacies to international fare, the choice is endless. Suria KLCC is surrounded by hotels and office buildings. Inside the shopping complex is also a discovery centre to explore. Suria KLCC is located at the feet of the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers. There are 6 levels of retail outlets with each level of a distinctive character and style.

Beside all the shops and the discovery centre, there's also a Concert Hall located, where the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) give their performances, featuring various conductors like Kees Bakels and Daniel Harding.
 
KLCC Park
The 20-hectares (50-acre urban sanctuary)of tropical landscaping in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is conceptualised by world famous Brazilian landscape artist, the late Roberto Burle Marx. Roberto Burle Marx admired certain aspects of natural gardening and the perennial efforts to recreate the illusion of nature in urban parks and suburban subdivisions but his philosophy and vision were guided by the sensibility of an artist. The green spaces of the KLCC Park are thus carefully contrived to dispel the notion of the garden as a static creation.

The order imposed by Burle Marx's art transforms the natural topography into an art form. The public park and garden reflect the tropical greenery, vibrant colours and patterns of the country's rich cultural heritage while its calm setting help dissipate the tensions of city living.

People from the buildings within the KLCC development step out of their doorways and can quickly find a change of scene, away from the madding crowd. The soothing greenery and water features are old fashioned contrasts to the modernity of new age materials and structures. Its is also truly Malaysian in both design and function and is poised to become a major focal point of interest to local and foreign tourists.
 
Petronas Twin Towers
The Twin Towers, built to house the headquarters of Petronas, the national petroleum company of Malaysia, were designed by the Argentine-born American architect Cesar Pelli; they were completed in 1998. The plan for each tower is identical: an eight-lobed circular structure that contains 88 stories of tenant space and a pyramid-shaped pinnacle surmounted by a slender steel spire. Both rise to a height of 1,483 feet (451.9 metres), which includes 242 feet (73.6 metres) for pinnacle and spire. Each building is supported by 16 large columns around its perimeter, which, along with the rest of the frame, are made of high-strength, steel-reinforced concrete rather than of structural steel; the exterior sheathing consists of stainless steel and glass. A skybridge two stories tall links the two towers between the 41st and 42nd stories.
 
KL Tower
Amidst the city of Kuala Lumpur stands the KL Tower or more fashionably known as Menara Kuala Lumpur. At 515m above sea level Menara Kuala Lumpur is majestically poised at a breathtaking height of 421 metres, and also doubles as Kuala Lumpur 's best known ambassador. Situated atop Bukit Nanas at 94m above sea level, it is on higher ground than the Twin Towers of Kuala Lumpur. Menara Kuala Lumpur was constructed as a telecommunications tower to upgrade the quality of telecommunications and the clarity of broadcast transmissions. Undoubtedly, Menara Kuala Lumpur marks the start of a milestone in the telecommunications arena.

Menara Kuala Lumpur is one of the tallest concrete towers in the world, standing at 421m and built with 45,000 cubic metres of sturdy concrete. Designed with vertical ribs on the external surface, the Tower weighs 100,000 tonnes and was built on no-piling, freestanding land. Menara Kuala Lumpur opulently stands as the tallest tower in Southeast Asia.
 
Central Market
Previously, Central Market was the largest wet market in the city. Built in 1928, it is also a very old building that has won awards for its architectural design.

Because of its strategic location, the rapid development of the surrounding area (which led to a decline in its viability as a wet market location) and the need to cater to tourists, the building was later converted into a large arts and crafts centre.

Now, the building is home to many arts and crafts shops showcasing the work of local artists and craftsmen. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs and T-shirts in addition to more elaborate handicraft and artwork.

Cultural performances are also regularly hosted here. A wide variety of Malaysian food can be sampled in and around the Central Market.

You can find Central Market just across from the Klang River, opposite the Dayabumi Complex, on the fringe of KL's Chinatown. Its location makes it easily accessible by road and rail, and to pedestrians as well.
 
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Event Venue
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Organizers:
MOSTI Akademi Sains Malaysia UNESCO World Islamic Call Society National Science Centre
Collaborating Institution
Islamic World Academy of Sciences Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Islamic Development Bank World Academy of Young Scientists The Academy of Science of the Developing World