In conjunction with the upcoming National Day and Malaysia Day, iconic landmarks, including bridges, at the Federal Government’s administrative centre in Putrajaya will be lit up in the colours of the Jalur Gemilang until 16 September.
In a statement, Putrajaya Corporation’s (PPj) Corporate Communications director Norzita Abdul Razak said the “Pencahayaan Malam PPj” programme which began on 1 August is to brighten up the festive mood of both celebrations.
The decorative lighting at government and commercial buildings will light from 7 pm to midnight daily, including at weekends and public holidays.
“The facade lighting in Putrajaya involves three categories namely LED, warm white and interior lighting,” Norzita said.
She said that the LED lights with the Jalur Gemilang concept can also be seen at the Prime Minister’s Office, Communications and Multimedia Ministry (K-KOMM), Zenith Hotel, Seri Wawasan Bridge, Seri Saujana Bridge, and fountain in Precinct 1.
On the other hand, the warm white lighting on the facade of buildings involved government and commercial buildings and structures in Putrajaya.
She added the interior lighting with the lantern concept involved the Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque and Legal Affairs Division (BHEUU) building.
According to Norzita, the PPj has begun hoisting 4,400 Jalur Gemilang on lamp posts, in public parks as well at PPj premises such as food courts, halls and libraries since 15 July.
She said a total of 11,200 Jalur Gemilang were distributed to 6 sub zones of the Federal Territory of Putrajaya Residents Representative Council, 70 residents’ associations and 27 schools in Putrajaya last month.
On 30 July, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob launched the 2022 National Month and Fly the Jalur Gemilang programme by joining 15,000 Malaysian Families in a leisurely 2.7km ‘Berjalan Teguh Bersama’ programme in Putrajaya.
The National Day celebration on 31 August will be held physically at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur once again after not being held on a large scale for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.