Sunday, February 07, 2010

Putrajaya Night Marathon. badly organised...

So, I was on my way to Putrajaya to show my China friend around Putrajaya. So I took the turn to Putrajaya (the one which you see Lim Kok Wing University College) and head to Bulatan Putrajaya.While on the way heading over there, I noticed there were cones at the left lane, but it doesn't  seem like the left lane is closed . Those cones were not really far apart, but some might not be visible due to the there roads going high and way (for a lack of a better word).there were no reflective signs, no signs with BIG FONTS. (only signs with white background and fonts you probably need get so near that you'll knock the sign down when you get close enought to read it) All along this stretch of road, I hardly see anyone guiding the motorists to stay away from the left lane (only until the turn into heading to BIG roundabout of Putrajaya Shangri-la roundabout.there were 2 guys waving flags.)Then I noticed there were people "jogging" by the side of the road, then only I realised today was the Putrajaya Night Marathon (I read about it but almost forgot).
Thank goodness I didn't run over anyone ( to find out about this,phew.. touch wood).

To their credit, the work done near Alamanda Putrajaya was much better. The cones seems to be closer between each other, but still there was no (red and white stripes) ribbons between the cones, making the motorists wondering what were the cones for. Someone probably knocked these cones because they didn't noticed it (I saw one or two by the side of the road).

But still, I still think the Putrajaya Night Marathon organizers would've done a better job. There were also no reflective clothing for the marathon participants.  Some were wearing blinking lights (doubt were from organizers, since only a number of them wearing it).Proper signage (BIG FONTS on reflective surface), cones which are more visible or ribbons tied between each other, should be placed to prevent motorists to cut into the marathon lane. (Were there budget cut right before the event? one can only tell).

Since the Bulatan Putrajaya is off limits to vehicle, I took my friend to Plaza Mercu Tanda. Then I saw this!!!
Click the photo for the clearer look. The branches of the tree were chopped down and left there. What an eyesore, not just to the locals but to the tourists as well. The Putrajaya park management should've done something about this. This just totally drop Putrajaya Garden City's image by a notch. I think they forgot to add a "Clean" between Putrajaya and Garden.Putrajaya Clean Garden City.

Malaysia, I think you still have a long way to go.

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