Date: 11th February 2014


Tentative schedule:



07:45 Gather at Hotel Lobby
08:00 Depart from Seri Pacific Hotel
09:00 – 10:00

UPM Edu-tourism

-UPM Conservatory Park  

10:15 – 13:00

Biorefinery Complex, UPM

- Biocompost, Biodiesel and Biochar pilot plant.

- Lunch  

13:30 – 16:30

- Putrajaya Square, Putrajaya

-  Putra Mosque

-  Perdana Putra (office complex of the Prime Minister of Malaysia)

-  Putra Bridge

-  Souq Putrajaya

-  Putrajaya Lake (Cruise Tasik Putrajaya) 

16:30 Back to Seri Pacific Hotel


 SPOT 1: UPM Agricultural Conservatory Park



One of the main attractions is the Agricultural Conservatory Park. The park serves as an area for researching, studying, referencing and recreating the environment. The park has over 500 species of plants divided into 10 zones, namely as: ginger, medicinal plants, ferns, salads, aquatic plants, wild orchids, pitcher plants, yams, spices and fragrant plants. When walking through the park, you will not only observe a variety of exotic plants but also their functions and uses in medical and in real life. You will catch up some familiar plants that may are planted on the streets or your garden without even knowing its name and being surprised by learning about their features until you fell a sense of regret for not appreciate them.


SPOT 2: Biorefinery Complex at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) 



Biorefinery Complex is a research complex located at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). The idea of developing a Biorefinery Complex within UPM is to promote and undertake fundamental and applied research alongside to develop pre-industrial technologies in the area of biomass utilization. In addition, the aim of the complex is as a showcase for the public on how efficient use of biomass / waste could generate wealth (profit) without neglecting the society (people) and at the same time brings benefit to the environment (planet) and lead to sustainable development - 3P’s concept.

This complex is equipped with research laboratory, office and biorefinery pilot plant for the following processes:


1.     Biocompost

2.     Biochar

3.     Biodiesel

4.     Biogas (under construction)



Excursion (Biorefinery Complex at Universiti Putra Malaysia and Putrajaya)

Putrajaya: Visit World First Intelligent Garden City

Putrajaya is the third and latest Federal Territory of Malaysia, and also acts as the new Federal Government administrative centre. Built on an expansive marshland and former oil palm estate in Selangor, the city is located on a magnificent 4931 hectares and lies 25 km from Kuala Lumpur. Developed as a ‘Garden City’, the concrete landscape is balanced with comfortable environment with lush greenery, gardens and parks spread across landscapes enhanced by lakes and wetlands. The beauty of architectural design of the building include the construction of the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), buildings along Putra Perdana, the magnificent architecture of the various mosques, Perdana Putra Building which houses the office of Malaysia Prime Minister. Here in Putrajaya, you can enjoy the beautiful sceneries around Putrajaya Lake while on the cruise, see more than 700 species of flowering plants in Putrajaya Botanical Garden, indulge in recreation activities in Putrajaya Wetlands Park, shopping at Alamanda Putrajaya Shopping Centre, and many more.


Putra Mosque (Masjid Putra)



The Putra Mosque, or Masjid Putra in Malay language, is the principal mosque of Putrajaya, Malaysia. Construction of the mosque began in 1997 and was completed two years later. It is located next to Perdana Putra which houses the Malaysian Prime Minister's office and man-made Putrajaya Lake. In front of the mosque is a large square with flagpoles flying Malaysian states' flags


Putra Bridge (Jambatan Putra)


With a span of 435 metres, the Jambatan Putra connects the Government Precinct to the Mixed Development Precinct and links Dataran Putra with the Persiaran Perdana. Architecturally, it is inspired by the design of the famous Khaju Bridge in Isfahan, Iran. Besides providing the link between Precinct 1 and Precinct 2 on the Core Island, it has been designed to be a special feature of Putrajaya.


Souq Putrajaya

Souq is a Persian word that means a street of small stalls. The Souq at the lower level of Masjid Putra (Putra Mosque) in Putrajaya, recreates the exotic atmosphere and retailing splendour of a world famous market bazaar.


Cruise Tasik Putrajaya


Sitting in the heart of Putrajaya, the 650ha Putrajaya Lake is the city's centrepiece, a blue watery expanse which blends across the different precincts and the single prevalent influence which calms and soothes. It is also through this meandering lake that visitors can take a leisurely cruise to see and marvel at the city's many stunning landmarks and views. For many, it is only via the unique perspective accorded from this waterway that one can see and experience the most breathtaking sights of Putrajaya.


For more info about putrajaya: http://www.putrajaya.gov.my/

Excursion Fees: USD 50 (Optional)

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AFOB Regional Symposium 2014
Department of Bioprocess Technology
Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor, MALAYSIA

Att: Mohamad Faizal Ibrahim (Secretary)