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)
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
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.
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.
Selera Putra is a food outlet court, located down the lower level of Dataran Putra fronting Putrajaya Lake, next to Putra Mosque.
The food outlets in Selera Putra can seat over 800 people and offer international cuisine, local favourites and fast food. Take the escalator down.
Also here, is the SOUK, this is where you find things to buy, only the day I was here, a lot of the shops were shut, don't know why. I browsed around at the ones that were open, I should think it would be quite interesting when they are all open.
This is a nice area to relax, if you have been doing a lot of walking like I had.
The cruise is a good way to see the sights from the water.
You get good views of the major sights. The Boatman, will point all of these out, and tell you about them.
I found it a very enjoyable cruise on a hot day.
My choice was the gondola like "dondang sayang" which cost 20mr and lasted for 25minutes. My boatman took some photos of me for memories, I was grateful for this as I was travelling on my own.
Have a look at their website, as there are few cruises to choose from, including ones with Dinner/Lunch included.
There are various types of Boats as well for the different cruises.
Mercu Tanda is the first landmark in Putrajaya where the site of federal administrative centre was established here in 1995.
It is located in Putra Perdana Park, set high on a hill overlooking Putrajaya. Views can be had of the city from here.
The Putrajaya Landmark symbolises the beginnings of Putrajaya with its time capsule structure. It actually looks like a wizard's hat!
Landmark plaza is landscaped with trees and water fountains. The Perdana Mall are pedestrian walkways linking the Landmark and Entrance Plaza to Cascade Plaza, Fragrant Garden, gazebos and pergolas
Its a nice area for a stroll around
The Perdana Putra complex is next to the Putra Mosque. This building houses the offices of the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, as well as several other ministerial departments.
It is a distinctive landmark of Putrajaya, having a green roof and an onion-shaped glazed mosaic main dome which is surrounded by four smaller domes.
Wrought iron hibiscus - the national flower - motifs and stone carvings decorate the main block.
You must wear appropriate clothing ( like when you visit a mosque)
NO video cameras or carry bags are allowed, and international visitors must show their passport..
The Perdana Putra Building is open to the public from Mondays to Fridays: 8.00 am to 12.30 pm, 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm and on Saturdays from 8.00 am to 12.30 pm.
CLOSED on ........ Sundays, public holidays and every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.
This is a beautiful mosque built out of rose tinted granite, has a central asian Islamic design, with a distinctive Persian dome. The Prayer Hall is simple and elegant.
Its 116-metre minaret is influenced by the Sheikh Omar mosque in Baghdad, while the basement wall of the mosque resembles that of the King Hassan mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.
The Mosque was completed in 1999., and can accommodate 15000 worshippers at a time.
It is in a lovely position by the lake. You get beautiful views from here.
I loved walking around it and admiring the beauty.
You have to wear a pink coverall, this if provided for free.
The Look-out Tower is the most prominent structure hidden among the trees in the parkland. The three level tower offers a bird's eye view of Putrajaya and the surrounding area. The tower is about 18 meters above ground and visitors can spend many hours enjoying the panoramic views of Putrajaya and beyond.