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As Putrajaya is the administrative complex of the Federal Goverment of Malaysia, the Perdana Putra is the most important building in Pj as it houses mainly the Prime Minister's office.
Located at 50 metres above sea-level, the building has a commending view of Pj and overlooks the Putrajaya Lake. The natural stone clad building with its green pitched roof and onion-shaped main dome, surrounded by four smaller domes forms the distinctive land mark of Putrajaya. The stately building bears the influence of Moghul architecture.
Apart from the PM's office, the building also also houses the offices of the Deputy Prime Minister, Ministers and Deputy Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department, Chief Secretary to the Government, Implementation Coordination Unit, Science Advisor's Office, Special Technology Unit and Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT)
Address: Kompleks Jabatan Perdana Menteri, 62502 Putrajaya
Directions: Close to Dataran Putra and Masjid Putra
Dataran Putra (Putra Square) is Putrajaya's very own town square. As the centrepiece of Putrajaya, Dataran Putra is where the Boulevard is linked to the Perdana Putra building and the Masjid Putra. Hence, not suprising that this is a favourite spot for photography, especially with Perdana Putra or the Putra Mosque as backdrop.
Designed basically as two concentric plazas surrounded by Taman Putra Perdana, the circular ceremonial area is an open hard landscape encircled by Chahar Baghs, which acts as a transition between the parks and the ceremonial area. Inside the Chahar Baghs are carefully arranged interplay of paths, water channels, flower beds and trees. Beyond the Chahar Baghs is a sea of colourful local flora.
Flags of the Malaysian states take centre stage here in Dataran Putra. The Dataran is divided into 11 segments, in the pattern of an 11-pointed star. The outer 11-pointed star represents the 11 states of Malaya when the country gained independence in August 1957, the inner 13-pointed star the 13 states that formed Malaysia in 1963 and the 14-pointed star inlcudes the new addition of the Federal Territory. The progressive arrangements of the different pointed stars finally culminate in a circle in the centre of the Dataran. The circle symbolises the ultimate goal of unity
Address: Dataran Putra, Putrajaya
Directions: Close to Masjid Putra and Perdana Putra building.
One of the many bridges in Putrajaya, Jambatan Putra (Putra Bridge) span over 435 metres connecting the Government Precinct and the Mixed Development Precinct and links Dataran Putra with the Boulevard. Architecturally, the design of the bridge is inspired by the design of the famous Khaju Bridge in Isfahan, Iran.
This unique three-deck bridge provides vehicle, monorail and pedestrian access. The upper level of the Bridge forms part of the Boulevard, its middle level is used for service tunnel, monorail track and service road to Dataran Putra while the its lowest level at the piers will be utilized for finr dining restaurant overlooking the water of the Lake and places for boat berthing.
Address: Jambatan Putra, Putrajaya
Directions: The bridge that connects Precinct 1(Goverment Precint) and Precinct 2 (Mixed Development Precint).
Jambatan Seri Wawasan
Jambatan Seri Wawasan (Seri Wawasan Bridge) is another landmark in Putrajaya due to its unqiue design.
The concrete bridge is a combination of cable backstays and structural steel tie back. This cable-stayed bridge serves as the main link between Precinct 2 (Mixed Development Precint) at the Core Island and the residential area of Precinct 8. Categorized as a 'signature bridge' , the bridge is no doubt an important utility link between Precinct 8 and the Core Island.
Address: Jambatan Seri Wawasan, Putrajaya
Directions: The bridge that links Precinct 2 (Mixed Development Precint) and Precinct 8 (residential area)
Cruise Tasik Putrajaya
As Tasik Putrajaya (Putrajaya Lake) forms an integral part of Pj, most of the developments here are scattered all over the lakeshore.
The best way to enjoy the sights along the 12km long lakeshore is to board one of the various boats here for the Cruise Tasik Putrajaya (Putrajaya Lake Cruise). The cruise cover most of the sights and landmarks of Pj as viewed from the Putrajaya Lake. Visitors can chose either the gondola-like perahu Dondang Sayang or cruise boats Belimbing and Daun for the Lake cruise. Charges start at RM10 per person, depending on the type of cruise.
Address: Tasik Putrajaya,Putrajaya
Phone: +603-8888 5539.
Sirih Junjung fountain of Laman Putra
Laman Putra is one of the many urban park in Putrajaya. The park is part of the Laman Perdana, a 4.7km linear park.
Laman Putra provide the linkage between Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (one of Pj's main road) with the Dataran Putra. The main highlight here is the fountains in the shape of Sirih Junjung - a symbol of welcoming visitors in the old days.
Address: Laman Putra, Putra Jaya
Directions: Easily accesible from Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah,Putrajaya.
One of the most recogniseable building of Putrajaya, Masjid Putra and particularly its pink dome rises majestically against the Putrajaya skyline and serves as a landmark.
The mosque extends out of the western shore of the Putrajaya Lake, giving the impression that its float on the lake. It consists of three main functional areas - the prayer hall, the "Sahn" or courtyard, learning facilities and function rooms.
The mosque's prayer hall is simple and elegant, supported by 12 columns. The highest point below the dome is 2500 feet above ground level. The "Sahn", landscaped with several decorative water features and bordered by colonnades, provide extended prayer space. The mosque's impressive minaret was built in five tiers that stands at 116m tall is the tallest minaret in the region.
Masjid Putra which can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time also houses a VIP room, library, Al-Quran Manuscript Museum, auditorium, exhibition foyer and a seminar room.
Address: Masjid Putra, 62502 Putrajaya
Directions: Close to Dataran Putra and Perdana Putra building.
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