Hello from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I just traveled 35 hours to conduct another Maintenance Crisis Workshop and CPMM review to South East Asia engineers. Since I arrived early, my Malaysian ambassador, Husna Shukor, a facilties maintenance engineer at a local semi-conductor plant showed me their new cities in Malaysia, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya. Putrajaya is the new adminstrative capital of Malaysia built to showcase the best of Malaysian architecture and to provide government services in a non-congested environment. More from Wikipedia below: Putrajaya is a planned city, located 25km south of Kuala Lumpur, that serves as the federal administrative centre of Malaysia. The seat of government was shifted in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya, due to the overcrowding and congestion in the Kuala Lumpur areas. Nevertheless, Kuala Lumpur remains Malaysia's national capital, being the seat of the King and Parliament, as well as the country's commercial and financial centre. Putrajaya was the brainchild of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad. In 2001, Putrajaya became Malaysia's third Federal Territory after Kuala Lumpur and Labuan. Named after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, the city is situated within the Multimedia Super Corridor, beside the also newly developed Cyberjaya. In Malay/Sanskrit, the words "putra" or "putera" means "prince", and "jaya" means "success" or "victory". The development of Putrajaya started in early 1990s, and today major landmarks are completed and the population is expected to grow bigger. Cyberjaya is planned as an intelligent city with ICT and multimedia industries, R&D centers, a Multimedia University and operational headquarters for multinationals wishing to direct their worldwide manufacturing and trading activities using multimedia technology. After visiting and seeing these very large efforts to upgrade Malaysian economic and social performances, and after discovering that all of the effort and new energy for contruction is not continued to maintaining long-term performance levels, that Malaysia and the rest of the world needs to work for Maintenance-Jaya by extending the life of the assets, reducing energy costs and maintenance high levels of reliability and performance. That is not an easy acheivement by any means so tune into next blog to see a new tool I discovered on this journey that will further take maintenance out of the darkness and more into the spotlight.