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    Perdana Putra

    by SLLiew Written Jan 6, 2008

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    Perdana Putra is an impressive building on a hill top and was completed in 1999 with architecture features of Malay, Islamic and Western Classical style.

    It is the adminstrative office of the Malaysian Prime Minister. Although it was designed and built during the era of the Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamed, it was occupied for official use only by his successor, the current 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

    If you visit Putrajaya, this is must-take background photograph.

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    Palace of Justice

    by imstress Written Sep 11, 2006

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    Palace of Justice houses the Malaysian judicial department and courts. The building comprises five-storey building for the judiciary and a two-storey building to house the courts and the offices.

    The Palace of Justice's design has the influences of Islamic culture like Taj Mahal and initially we thought that it was a mosque. The Moorish culture and Western culture can be seen in this magnificant work by Salomon de Brosse.

    Putrajay has some very beautiful curved street lamps. Look out for them when you pass by.

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    Jambatan Putra Bridge

    by imstress Written Sep 11, 2006

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    Jambatan Putra Putra Bridge is the main bridge in Putrajaya that connects the Government Precinct to the Mixed Development Precinct and links Dataran Putra with the Boulevard. Putra Bridge is inspired by the design of the famous Khaju Bridge in Isfahan, Iran.

    The upper level of the Bridge forms part of the Boulevard. This huge three-deck bridge provides vehicle, monorail and pedestrian access. Besides providing the link between Precinct 1 and Precinct 2 on the Core Island, it has been designed to be a special feature of Putrajaya.

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    Putra bridge

    by balhannah Updated Dec 31, 2013

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    Putra Bridge, the main bridge in Putrajaya, is said to be similar to Khaju Bridge in Esfahan, Iran. The Bridge is considered the most prestigious and important bridge in Putrajaya as it connects the Government Precinct to the Mixed Development Precinct and links Putra Square with the Boulevard. It was constructed in 2000, and has a span of 435 metres and is three-decks high. One level is for vehicles, another monorail and lastly pedestrian access.
    I loved the four minaret-type piers and I made use of the observation decks overlooking Putrajaya Lake.
    The lowest Level has a restaurant overlooking the Lake, and this is where the Boat cruise tours depart from.

    Putra bridge looking towards the bridge

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    Jambatan Seri Wawasan

    by imstress Written Sep 11, 2006

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    Jambatan Seri Wawasan Bridge is one of the main bridges in Putrajaya. It is a cable-stayed bridge which has a sail ship look alike design.

    It is the main link between Precinct 2 on the Core Island and an important utility link to the residential area of Precinct 8.

    You could get very good view of the Putra Lake and the surrounding area from the bridge.

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    A city on its own

    by asianbelle Written Jun 28, 2005

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    Just outside KL, Putrajaya is touted as the "well planned" city. Most federal and government offices have been relocated to this area and are housed in buildings whose architectural designs are works of art. A second Kings Palace was constructed atop a hill, while close by is the Office of the Prime Minister. Hotel, hospital, school, mosque, convention center, and bridges with "futuristic" and unconventional designs were also built within the complex.

    Pink Mosque/Putrajay Square
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    Putrajaya Wetlands & Parkland - The Look-out Tower

    by Chuckaziz Written Aug 21, 2009

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    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.

    The Look-out Tower @ Taman Wetlands Putrajaya as seen from the tower The Prime Minister's Department & Masjid Putra A view of the Diplomatic Enclave
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    Botanical Garden

    by cleomedes Written Jan 13, 2008

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    Taman Botani opened in 2003, is the largest botanical garden in the country on 92 hectares. Nice to walk across the Canopy Bridge, the Vine Garden, the Bougainvillea Tunnel and the Lake Boardwalk. There are over 700 species of plants from south America, Africa and Asia.

    Entrance free
    Park is open 7 am - 7 pm, Visitor center opens at 9 am

    Tram ride through the park
    Bicycle Rental
    Paddle Boat Rental

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    Jambatan Seri Gemilang

    by imstress Updated Sep 11, 2006

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    Jambatan Seri Gemilang is the main link between the Core Island and Precinct 5, this bridge is located at the southern end of the boulevard.

    A ceremonial bridge, it is the landmark in Putrajaya serving as the main entrance to the Core Island from the south.

    The bridge has a dual three lane carriageways.

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    Perbadanan Putrajaya Complex

    by imstress Updated Sep 11, 2006

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    Located just opposite Palace of Justice is the Perbadanan Putrajaya Complex.

    This building is one of the landmark buildings along the Boulevard. The building is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Islamic architecture.

    The entrance is an uniquely designed gateway which caught our attention.The gateway has a public viewing deck on the top most level that allows for a breathtaking view of the city skyline.

    The facade on the Boulevard is a network of arcades with intricate mesh screens of geometrical patterns providing protection from the sun.

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    Putrajaya Ministry of Finance

    by imstress Written Sep 11, 2006

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    Putrajaya Ministry of Finance is situated in Precinct 2. This building houses the Malaysian Ministry of Finance.

    The Ministry of Finance is accessible via the Boulevard and is easily visible from the Putra Bridge.

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    Seri Saujana Bridge

    by imstress Written Sep 11, 2006

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    The Seri Saujana Bridge has a similar design to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

    It connects the Core Island (Precinct 4) to the Precinct 7 and is strategically located at the main entrance into the Core Island.

    This bridge has an elegant and furturistic design and is a cable-stayed arch bridge.

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    Istana Melawati National Palace

    by imstress Updated Sep 11, 2006

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    Istana Melawati National Palace which stood on top of the hill is the second national palace of Malaysia's Yang di-Pertuan Agong after Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur.

    We chance upon this palace when we saw a sign for palace. We were curious who stays in this palace with such a big compound and decide to drive up and check it out.

    The guard at the gate told us this palace belongs to Agong and it serves as a royal retreat venue.

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    Putrajaya

    by Anniko Updated Jan 31, 2014

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    Putrajaya is a planned city, located 25 km 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

    The Perdana Putra is the building which houses the office complex of the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Located on the main hill in Putrajaya, it has become synonymous with the executive branch of the Malaysian federal government.

    Adjacent to this impressive complex, is another stunning piece of architecture, the pink-domed Putra Mosque. Constructed with rose-tinted granite, it can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time.

    When visiting, non-Muslim women must put on the burgundy gown provided, before entering the prayer hall. However, any male can enter provided they wear long trousers and dressy shirt.

    Across the lake from the mosque, Darul Ehsan Palace, one of the royal residences of the Sultan of Selangor, can be viewed. Also from this vantage point, rows of immaculate, multicolored units appear, behind lush green gardens, along the water’s edge in the distance. Perhaps these are housing all the public servants.

    We travelled to Putrajaya on the KLIA Transit train, a rail service linking Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, and KL International Airport (KLIA) as well as three other stops in between. After disembarking at Putrajaya Cyberjaya station, the staff advised us to board “Nadi Putra Bus” No 02, and we asked the driver to drop us off at the “pink mosque”. On the journey back, we caught another bus from the same location, and were returned to the station.

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    Masjid Putra Mosque

    by imstress Updated Sep 11, 2006

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    Putra Mosque or Masjid Putra is Putrajaya's principal mosque. As I have not been to India to see the Taj Mahal, to me this is the most magnificiant mosque which I have ever seen. Simply love the it in pink and white.

    The construction of the mosque began in 1997 and was completed in 1999. It is located next to Perdana Putra which houses the Malaysian Prime Minister's office and man-made Putrajaya Lake.

    In front of the mosque is a large square with flagpoles flying Malaysian states' flags.

    When you visit a mosque, be sure to observe their dress code or put on the gown which they have provided before entering the sacared place of worship.

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