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.
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.
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.
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.
This bridge is 435metres long. It is a 3 tiered bridge, with a monorail and service tunnel on the lower decks, and a pedestrian walkway on the top. You can walk along 4km of boulevard. Lovely views are had from here.
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.
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.
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.
Park is open 7 am - 7 pm, Visitor center opens at 9 am
Tram ride through the park
Paddle Boat Rental
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seri Gemilang Bridge is a ceremonial bridge which connects the Heritage Square with Putrajaya Convention Centre.
There was a couple on the bridge posing for their wedding photos. You could get a very nice view from this golden bridge.