Living the ‘kampung life’ in the city

Wild time: Children having a blast exploring nature at Putrajaya Park’s Day 2024, at Taman Warisan Pertanian, Presint 16. — Bernama

PUTRAJAYA: Putrajaya Parks Day, being held for the first time at the Agricultural Heritage Park in Precinct 16 here, aims to attract over 5,000 visitors by showcasing a rural atmosphere within the city and a variety of traditional activities.

The event, with the theme “Reminiscing (about) the Olden Days,” offers visitors the chance to engage in traditional games such as congkak and sepak raga, try their hand at catching eels in a padi field, participate in sowing padi, and experience the art of stirring dodol.

Putrajaya Corporation (PPJ) president Datuk Fadlun Mak Ujud said the event emphasises the importance of having parks in residential areas and giving people the chance to enjoy locally-grown produce.

Admission is free, and visitors can enjoy a local fruit buffet with durian, rambutan, and mangosteen for RM10 (adults) and RM5 (children aged seven and above), he said after the opening ceremony here yesterday, reported Bernama.

The event, which ends today, was officiated by the Prime Minister’s wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who spent nearly two hours at the park.

In a statement, PPJ said Putrajaya Parks Day aims to showcase the unique charm and diverse offerings of the city’s 12 public parks, and why it is a top destination for both domestic and foreign tourists.

The Agricultural Heritage Park, aimed at preserving Malaysia’s agricultural heritage, offers the experience of an urban hamlet with an agrotourism concept.

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