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  • The blue robe
    The blue robe
    by berenices
  • View of Perdana Putra from the Lake Cruise
    View of Perdana Putra from the Lake...
    by boocik04
  • View of Perdana Putra from Precinct 2 Square
    View of Perdana Putra from Precinct 2...
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    Wear that robe and headcover!

    by berenices Written Dec 8, 2011
    The blue robe

    Favorite thing: In Malaysia, women are free to choose whether or not they wear a headscarf except when entering a mosque, where women must absolutely have their heads covered. This applies to Muslim and non-Muslim women.

    In the Pink Mosque at Putrajaya, they have very thoughtfully set a small stall at the entrance where women whose heads are uncovered, can just pick and choose their size among the big pile of blue robes to wear for entering the mosque. Which means that visitors, especially unprepared and unknowing (or simply ignorant like i was when i went), won't forfeit their chance of going into the mosque and appreciating its beauty from inside. The blue-colored robes come in all sizes, though as they are just in a heap, nobody bothers to sort them for fit, and those on top are the ones most often taken. And not to worry, they seemed to be washed regularly -- at least they looked clean and without any unpleasant smell when I was there.

    At the door of the mosque, all are required to take off their shoes. The blue robes, of course, are to be returned in the same pile where they were taken. There is no rent to pay, it is totally free of charge.

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    Putra Mosque

    by boocik04 Written Apr 5, 2007
    View of Putra Mosque from the lake

    Favorite thing: Situated next to a lake, it incorporates Islamic architecture from countries such as Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Morocco. The mosque can accommodate 15,000 people (and yet it still overflows with people during Friday prayers...). Based on Central Asian Islamic design with a distinctive Persian dome and a 116 metres minaret, this mosque was inspired by the Sheikh Omar Mosque of Baghdad. Its five-tiers represent the five pillars of Islam and its five calls to prayers. Within its premises is the VIP Room Gallery, the Al-Quran Manuscript Museum, a library, auditorium and exhibition hall as well as a seminar room. It also has a large courtyard called the “Sahn” dedicated to commemorate the life of the Prophet. The main entrance to the mosque is patterned after the gates of Persia.

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    Putrajaya Lake Club

    by boocik04 Updated Apr 5, 2007
    View of Putrajaya Lake Club from the lake cruise

    Favorite thing: A recreation club complete with a restaurant, swimming pool, meeting room and water recreation facilities such as canoeing and sailing. You can also indulge in local coffee by the serene Putrajaya Lake at the Putra Klasik Cafe.

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    Perdana Putra (Prime MInister's Office)

    by boocik04 Updated Apr 5, 2007
    View of Perdana Putra from the Lake Cruise
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    Favorite thing: Located on the main hill in Putrajaya, this building houses the Malaysian Prime Minister office. The complex is built 50 metres from the water level and the design was inspired by the Islamic and Moghul arts. The structural design is influenced by Malay, Islamic and European cultures as such Palladian and Neoclassicism. It was designed by aQidea Architect (AR Ahmad Rozi Abd Wahab being the Principal Architect) with an inspiration from the former prime minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad. You can visit Perdana Putra on Monday - Saturday as it is open to the public on these days.

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    PjH Tower

    by boocik04 Written Apr 5, 2007
    View of the PjH Tower from the lake

    Favorite thing: A stylish building of Putrajaya Holdings Sdn. Bhd. the main developer of Putrajaya. The twin-block building is the city's first commercial office building. Strategically located at the northern tip of the Boulevard in Precinct 2, PjH Tower is also the first Core Island building with a lakeside view, surrounded by well-lanscaped parks and gardens.

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    Darul Ehsan Palace

    by boocik04 Written Apr 5, 2007
    Darul Ehsan Palace

    Favorite thing: The crowd frequenting Dataran Putra (Putra Square) and Selera Putra (eateries) located across the lake are often caught gaping at it in sheer fascination. A huge grey mansion in a distance across the Putrajaya Lake often attracts attention.

    Istana Darul Ehsan or Darul Ehsan Palace is split into six stories and serviced by lifts. The exterior is plain grey in color, opulent to the highest degree. There are a number of rooms within the palace including the sultan's well-guarded private quarters and his personal library.

    Darul Ehsan Palace is the weekend palace of the Sultan of Selangor.

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    Pink Mosque

    by yatingchen Written Feb 27, 2007
    Pink mosque

    Favorite thing: 75% Malaysian inhabitants are Malay. They believe Alan (Islam).

    It has another name as Hello Kitty Mosque.

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    Warisan Pertanian

    by yatingchen Written Feb 27, 2007

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    Dad, me and Hui
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    Favorite thing: Warisan Pertanian is a tropical fruit garden. It plants various tropical spicy and fruit trees, such as lemongrass, durian, bellfruit, mango, pineapple etc.

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    Putrajaya...

    by coceng Written Apr 7, 2004

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    Favorite thing: This is the Putrajaya sign...Photo taken by me on our way to see the Putrajaya Mosque.
    You can't really see the letter P there, blocking by the lamp post...

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    • Business Travel

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