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Tuesday, 29 September 2009
29/9/09 “Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.” - C.P. Snow
Another busy day today with much to do in Cyberjaya, at the University College of Medical Sciences. Cyberjaya is a technology park adjacent to Putrajaya. It was launched in 1999 by the country’s fourth Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Cyberjaya was developed to help affirm Malaysia’s status as a country of Knowledge-Based Economy. A fully integrated city complete with modern amenities and facilities, it is easily accessible via major highways from Kuala Lumpur City Centre to Cyberjaya, a mere 26km or 20 minutes away. With a total land area of 7,000 acres, the Cyberjaya Flagship Zone is a self-contained intelligent city with world-class IT infrastructure, low-density urban enterprise, as well as state-of-the-art commercial, residential, enterprise and institutional developments.
The planning was made in such a way to provide comprehensive infrastructure with principal emphasis on its enterprise and office development as the catalyst for the growth of ICT enterprises and the multimedia industry in Malaysia. It is also to promote Cyberjaya as the regional and local ICT hub to rival the best in the world. Its competitiveness as a global ICT hub has made Cyberjaya one of the top three destinations for business support services and outsourcing in the world. The city is also expected to see a large boom in population growth over the next 10 to 15 years, with residential developments expected to reach a population of 210,000, business developments providing for up to 120,000 employees and institutional establishments providing for 30,000 students.
Today, Cyberjaya is home to many multinational companies such as Shell, EDS, Ericsson, BMW, HSBC, DHL and many more. It is also the chosen location for the nation's top smart schools and institutions such as Limkokwing University College of Creative Technology, Multimedia University and Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences. The town also provides a good living environment with convenient amenities such as hotels, boutique malls, recreation centres, community clubhouse and more.
I have been blogging daily on this platform for several years now. It is surprising that I have persisted as the world is changing and "microblogging" is now the norm. I blog to amuse myself, make comment on current affairs, externalise some of my creativity, keep notes on things that interest me, learn something new and to surprise myself with things that I discover about this wonderful, and sometimes crazy, world we live in.
I sometimes get the impression that I am on a soapbox delivering a monologue, so your comments are welcome.