Putrajaya — from the plantations to a capital

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  • Thursday, 30 Jan 2014

KNOWN before as Prang Besar, Putrajaya has transformed from a land of rubber and palm oil plantations into Malaysia’s administrative capital.

Prang Besar, loosely translated into Big War, looked like a Man vs Nature battleground during its initial phase of development as trees were removed and earth was flattened to make way for the new city.

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