Putrajaya ~ The Landmarks
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OF KL > PUTRAJAYA
about Putrajaya are various landmarks of interest for visitors to see and
marvel. These include the Millennium Monument, Mercu Tanda, Pesiaran Perdana
(Putrajaya Boulevard) and the spectacular morocco pavilion.
The Millennium Monument or Monumen Alaf Baru is located at the Dataran
Warisan. the futuristic-looking structure which resembles a rocket poised
for launch monument is 68m tall that is constructed of solid metal
The overall design is based on
an abstract of the Bunga Raya (the hibiscus), the national flower. Built as
a timeline it denotes important periods and milestones in the nation's
history - from the Malacca sultanate, through independence, and to the
You will see these etchings on
the transparent panels and learn about the country's history, struggles and
achievements, as you go along the walkway.
There are multilevel platforms
around the base of the column. You can walk up this platform but you cannot
go inside the obelisk itself.
A beautiful sight at night,
monument is illuminated and serves as a beacon visible from various
locations in Putrajaya. From its lower decks It offers an all round
fantastic view of Putrajaya.
Mecu Tanda or Putrajaya Landmark with its time capsule structure was built
to commemorate the ground breaking of the Putrajaya Project in 1995 and
contains a number of official documents on the history and development of
Its design is a combination of
a high-technology theme and the use of contemporary and traditional motives.
This 78 metres cone shaped structure is located in Putra Perdana Park which
is one of the highest points, allowing visitors to enjoy panoramic view of
Landscaped with trees and
water fountains; there are pedestrian walkways linking the to Cascade Plaza,
Fragrant Garden, gazebos and pergolas.
Pesiaran Perdana (Putrajaya
The Boulevard is one of the distinctive features of Putrajaya. 100m wide x 4
km long, the Boulevard forms the central spine linking the five core
precincts of Putrajaya. Designed for ceremonial parades such such as the
National Day celebration, it passes through four squares (dataran) or plazas
- Dataran Wawasan, Dataran Rakyat, Dataran Putrajaya and Dataran Gemilang.
The design and landscaping of
the Boulevard celebrate the nation's diverse cultures and a rich Malaysian
heritage. The Boulevard paving is inspired by the patterned of the songket,
and the street furniture by traditional clay pots.
Dataran Putra or Putra Square can be described as the main square in
Putrajaya and is where the Boulevard is linked to the Perdana Putra
The 300 metres circular
ceremonial area is an open hard landscape encircled by Chahar Baghs, acts as
a transition between the parks and the ceremonial area, with carefully
arranged interplay of paths, water channels, flower beds and trees.
Adorned with light and water features, it provides the centre-piece for
The Square or Dataran is divided into 11 segments, in the pattern of an
11-pointed star. The outer 11-pointed star represents the initial 11 states
of Malaya when the country gained independence in August 1957, the inner
13-pointed star constitutes the 13 states that later formed Malaysia in
The progressive arrangements
of the different pointed stars finally culminate in a circle in the centre
of the Dataran symbolising the ultimate goal of unity.
Morocco Pavilion / Astaka
This Moroccan Pavilion or Astaka Morocco is located within Putrajayas
Botanical Garden (Taman Botani Putrajaya). Presented by Moroccan ruler to
Malaysia to boost bilateral ties, it is truly one of its kind in this
The Moroccan Islamic
architecture is both stunning and unique with colourful and breathtaking
Its design showcases the rich tradition of
arts and architecture of Morocco, and the Moors.
The traditional art and style
of the 4 Imperial cities of Morocco - Fez, Meknes, Rabat and Marrakech - is
housed in a modern tropical building.
The master plan respects the Moroccan tradition of movement from Public -
Semi-Public- Private realms. The public enters through the main bab (gate)
/ glass crescent into an intermediate garden; which leads to another bab
and so on. Ones status determines how far he could venture into the palace.
The water channel represents the link between Morocco and Malaysia, the host
The pavilion design comprise
of two opposing square, symbolizing yin-yang tradition of the East.
It is a a great place for photography and the pictures can fool almost
anyone that you are actually in a foreign land.
Note - Admission to Moroccan Pavilion is RM3 per individual and RM1 per
student. Photography and video shooting are separately charged.
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