Tucked within the 28-acre Anjung Floria in Putrajaya is the China-Malaysia Friendship Garden, established to mark the 40th year of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The 0.6 acre garden was officially opened by the Minister of Federal Territories Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor on 2nd June, 2015 during the 8th Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2015 Flower and Garden Festival.
The Lingnan-styled garden complete with distinctive Chinese elements and character was developed in collaboration with the Malaysia-China Friendship Association (PPMC) who had proposed the original idea to build this garden.
Subsequently, with endorsement from the Chinese government, the development of the garden was completed in early September 2014 in cooperation with the Dongguan People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
Michelia alba (white cempaka), the official flower of Dongguan, grows abundantly in the Chinese-influenced landscape where most materials such as arches were brought in from China. The most striking aspect would be the pair of 200-year-old lion artifacts, standing guard at one of the doorways.
Entrance is free of charge. However, a small fee is imposed on those who would like to utilise the garden for photo shooting or videography.
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