Putrajaya Lake

The Putrajaya Lake (Malay: Tasik Putrajaya) is a lake located at the centre of Putrajaya, Malaysia, roughly 33 kilometres south of Kuala Lumpur. This 650-hectare man-made lake is designed to act as a natural cooling system for the city and also for recreation, fishing, water sports and water transport. The lake and its surrounding areas form Putrajaya’s most popular resource for informal recreation as a waterfront city.[1]

Putrajaya Lake
Tasik Putrajaya
Putrajaya panorama Jan 2007 b.JPG
Putrajaya Lake Tasik Putrajaya is located in Malaysia
Putrajaya Lake Tasik Putrajaya
Putrajaya Lake
Tasik Putrajaya
LocationPutrajaya
Coordinates2°56′31″N 101°41′21″E / 2.941942°N 101.68911°E / 2.941942; 101.68911Coordinates: 2°56′31″N 101°41′21″E / 2.941942°N 101.68911°E / 2.941942; 101.68911
TypeArtificial lake
Basin countriesMalaysia
Surface area650 ha (1,600 acres)

The lake has an average depth of 6.60 metres and a catchment area of 50.9 square kilometres.[2]

The well-known Putra Mosque (Pink Mosque), Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque (Iron Mosque), and Millennium Monument (Malaysia) are located on its shores.

ActivitiesEdit

In 2017, the lake was one of the venues for the 29th Southeast Asian Games, when Malaysia served as host.

On 26 September 2004, the F1 Powerboat World Championship was held on this lake for the first time (third time hosted by Malaysia).

In 2005, Putrajaya hosted the Asian Canoeing Championships.

Between 17 and 19 May 2014, it hosted the second round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Putrajaya Lake and Wetland Management and Operational System (PLWMOS)". plwmos.ppj.gov.my. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  2. ^ "Putrajaya Lake and Wetland Management and Operational System (PLWMOS)". plwmos.ppj.gov.my. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  3. ^ Race, Red Bull Air. "Putrajaya - Red Bull Air Race". Red Bull Air Race.

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