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Putrajaya (The New Capital City)

The office of the prime minister

Putrajaya has become the new capital city near Kuala Lumpur . It was formerly known as Perang Besar and is located 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur. It's also 20 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang in the south.
Putrayaja is the new Administrative Center of the Government and will be a test bed for an electronic Government (a paperless administration) and will be equipped with the latest telecommunication technologies. It is set to be a model garden city with sophisticated information network base on multimedia technologies.
Kuala Lumpur is still the financial and commercial capital of Malaysia. About 70% of Putrajaya is still nature. Lush greenery, botanical gardens are spread across the landscape enhanced by large bodies of water and wetlands. Five confluences meet at the north forming a main waterway which flows across the city area.

At the North of the Core Area is the Government precinct located. Also the most of the Federal Government ministries, departments and agencies. The office of the Prime Minister's complex "Perdana Putra" is situated at a vantage location, overlooking the Dataran Putra, which marks the beginning of the Putra Boulevard.


Situated next to a lake, it incorporates Islamic architecture from countries such as Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Morocco. The mosque consists of a 116m tall minaret and can accommodate 15,000 people. The minaret is 116 meters tall and one of the striking features of the minaret is that it was designed after the Sheikh Oman Mosque in Baghdad. Its five-tiers represent the five pillars of Islam and its five call 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.

Putrajaya is open to the public (and tourists) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily including Sundays. Visitors should not miss Masjid Putra (Putra Mosque), Dataran Putra (with a view of the new Prime Minister's Department), and the new Seri Perdana (Prime Minister's official residence). A tour of Seri Perdana is highly recommended. Seri Perdana is open 0900-1230 and 1400-1700 everyday (incl. Public Holidays) except Mondays and Fridays. On Fridays, Seri Perdana is open 0900-1200 and 1500-1700. The residence is closed to the public on Mondays or when official functions are being held. The entry is free but visitors are required to submit their identity cards (Malaysian citizens) or passports when obtaining the visitor's pass from the public gate.
Cameras are allowed

Map of Putrajaya

Putrajaya is a prestigious project of the Government.
They started when Mahathir was prime-minister and now, Badawi will fish the project.

In the centre of the city are beautiful buildings. Outside the centre you find the houses of the people, who work for the Government.
In the center is a large boulevard. At one end there's the office of the prime-minister Badawi and at the other end is the PICC.
At the boulevard are beautiful offices, the stones on the road are coloured and even the lampposts are magnificent.

The PICC is the Putrajaya International Convention Center. This is a beautiful building for international conventions.

The building has already a local name: the cowboy hat.


the boulevard
The boulevard with beautiful buildings and the design lampposts

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