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PUTRAJAYA
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PERDANA PUTRA

The Perdana Putra Building houses the offices of Malaysia?s Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Ministers and Deputy Ministers in the Prime Minister Department. The design of Perdana Putra incorporates elements from the Islamic-Mogul architecture. Overlooking the Putrajaya Lake, the stone-clad building of 50 metres in height with its green-pitched roof, converges at the main dome - a glazed, onion shaped mosaic structure. This is surrounded by four smaller domes, forming one of Putrajaya?s distinctive landmarks. Wrought iron bunga raya (Malaysia?s national flower) motifs and water jet stone carvings beautify the main block.

 
 
PLAZA MERCU TANDA

Standing at 78 metres, the Plaza Mercu Tanda is a monument which symbolises the birth of Putrajaya. It is a prominent landmark of the city, situated in Taman Putra Perdana in Precinct 1. The pyramid-shaped monument signifies the connection between God, Man and Nature.

 

The stripes, crescent and star which form part of the monument portrays the Malaysian flag that reflects the importance of unity among Malaysians in ensuring the country?s progress and development.

 

The plaque of the monument marks the launching ceremony of Putrajaya on 29 August 1995 by Malaysia?s fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. In the monument?s fa?de lies a time capsule that contains official documents pertaining to the history and development of Putrajaya.

 
 
SERI PERDANA

 

The official residence of the present and future Prime Ministers, Seri Perdana comprises three blocks - the main reception or protocol block, banquet block and residence block. The main reception or protocol block and banquet block are for formal guests. The Seri Perdana incorporates the Malay and Islamic architecture with several western and contemporary elements which exudes a universal outlook. It distinguishes itself as a tranquil backdrop to the city centre. Visitors are free to photograph and view the building from the outside.

 
 
PUTRA MOSQUE

One of Putrajaya?s famous landmarks, the Putra Mosque, distinguished by its pink dome, is located at the western shore of the Putrajaya Lake. Constructed of rose-tinted granite, it can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time. The basement wall of the mosque resembles that of the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morrocco. The mosque consists of three main functional areas that are the ?Sahn? or courtyard, prayer hall, and function rooms - equipped with learning facilities. The prayer hall is simple and elegant, supported by 12 columns. The ?Sahn?, landscaped with several decorative water features and bordered by colonnades, provides extended prayer space. Its impressive 116-metre minaret is the tallest in the region and influenced by the design of the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad. It is built in 5 tiers, representing Rukun Islam or the five pillars of Islam. The mosque also houses a VIP room and seminar room, Al-Quran Manuscript Museum, library, exhibit foyer and auditorium. The unique feature of the Putra Mosque is that it is constructed with a natural ventilation system, whereby the wind from the nearby Tasik Putrajaya is channeled into the mosque to cool its interior.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Visitors should be adequately and properly attired before entering the compound of the mosque. Suitable attire called jubah and scarf or head cover are available for women

  • Females who are having their menstruation are not encouraged to enter the compound of the mosque

  • While in its compound, visitors are required to observe good conduct to uphold the cleanliness and purity of the mosque

  • Visitors are welcomed to the mosque?s compound except on Fridays (during Friday prayers: 12 noon ? 2.30 pm).

 
 
PUTRAJAYA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

Located in the new Federal Government Administrative Centre in Putrajaya, Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) is the latest MICE facility in Malaysia. It is situated in Taman Puncak Selatan in Precinct 5. PICC boasts the Plenary Hall, the largest hall which is 4,123 square metres with seating capacity of 2,778 people. Located in the new Federal Government Administrative Centre in Putrajaya, Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) is the latest MICE facility in Malaysia. It is situated in Taman Puncak Selatan in Precinct 5. PICC boasts the Plenary Hall, the largest hall which is 4,123 square metres with seating capacity of 2,778 people. The Perdana Hall of 3,739 square metres accommodates a maximum of 5,000 cocktail and 2,060 banquet-style seating capacity.

 

The Heads of State Hall, 518 square metres, features a congress u-shaped seating style of 179 people. PICC has a total of 1,198 car park bays. The first event held here was the Islamic Summit Conference (OIC or Organisation of The Islamic Conference) in early 2003 and later the G77 Summit. The Centre was able to accommodate all 189 member countries of the United Nations represented by a total of 2,500 delegates. The PICC?s architecture resembles the eye of Pending Perak, a traditional Malay belt originating from the state of Perak. Visitors can witness this remarkable building structure from the outside.

 
 
ISTANA KEHAKIMAN

Located in Precinct 3, Istana Kehakiman consists of a five storey main administrative block with a two-storey satellite building which houses court rooms. A distinguished landmark influenced by the Moorish architecture, clearly visible from its domes, columns and arches; the building is designed based on a philosophy of three principles; balance, fairness and strength ? the nation?s judiciary system. Guests are welcomed to admire this classic architecture.

 
 
ISTANA MELAWATI

 

Istana Melawati is situated on the highest point of Putrajaya, at 125 metres above sea level, giving it a commanding view of the city. It is a royal retreat for His Majesty The Yang Dipertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) and his family members. Istana Melawati is also the venue for certain official and private functions as well as meetings with other state Rulers and Chief Ministers, hosted by His Majesty. It is the first palace in the country to fully adopt the concept of Malay traditional craft and architecture. One popular feature of the Malay arts incorporated in this building is the bumbung perabung lima (five-ridge roof). Befitting the status of Istana Melawati as a Royal Palace, the roof forms are arranged on tiered levels- symbolising the prominent status of the building. Open-sided verandah is featured prominently throughout Istana Melawati, exuding a very important interface between nature and the building?s vernacular tropical architecture. While touring, one can stop over to observe the Istana Melawati.

 
 
THE MILLENNIUM MONUMENT

Located in Precinct 2, it is the first national monument built in Putrajaya. Its construction serves to document the country?s history and her achievements. The Monument will be the medium for the younger generation to learn about the country?s history, the sacrifices and success stories of local leaders, inspiring them to strive for higher achievements in the future. The tapering tower is divided into the primary eras of pre-independence (before 1957), past (1957- 70), present (1971-2020) and future (2020 onwards). The main pillar towering above its structure has different diameters ? measuring three metres at the base, four metres in the middle and a pointed tip towards the top. The prominent pillar takes the shape of Bunga Raya or hibiscus ? the national flower. Visible from Masjid Putra towards its south and Jambatan Seri Wawasan from the north, the 68-metre-tall aluminium-cladding Millenium Monument is illuminated by a beacon light at night.

 
 
DATARAN PUTRA (PUTRA SQUARE)

 

Being the centerpiece of Precinct 1, Dataran Putra is a circular ceremonial area. Adorned with lights and water features, the 300- metre circular Dataran Putra is an open hard landscape encircled by the Chahar Baghs ? a recreation of Eden with its four quadrants and four rivers. The Chahar Baghs functions as a transition between the parks and its ceremonial area. Within the Chahar Baghs is a carefully arranged interplay of paths, water-channels, flowerbeds and trees and beyond it a sea of colourful local flora. The design of Dataran Putra is divided into 11 segments, in a pattern of 11 pointed stars which represent the 11 states of Malaya when the country gained independence in August 1957. Within the 11 pointed stars, there are another 13 stars resembling the 13 states that formed Malaysia in 1963; while the 14th pointed star includes the new addition of the Federal Territory. The Dataran Putra is opened to public for strolls during weekends and non ceremonial period.

 
 
PERSIARAN PERDANA

The Persiaran Perdana, 100 metres in width with a 4.2 km walkway, is regarded as the central spine and dominant feature of the city. The design is inspired by a thoroughfare in Isfahan, Iran and the Champs Elysees in Paris, France. It is anchored by two landmark structures ? Perdana Putra to the north and Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) towards its south. The Persiaran Perdana, comprises five plazas along its route which serve as distinctive gathering points for the people, namely Dataran Putra, Dataran Wawasan, Dataran Putrajaya, Dataran Rakyat and Dataran Gemilang. While the northern portion of Persiaran Perdana, is hard paved for parades and marching pass, the southern stretch has a linear park with recreational facilities. It also boasts a bicycle lane and scheduled public transportation. Monorail stations will also be built within its proximity.

 
 
 
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