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Putrajaya ~ The Landmarks
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THE LANDMARKS


Spread 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.
 

Millennium Monument
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 structures.

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 present day.

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.


Mercu Tanda

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 Purtrajaya.

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 Putrajaya.

Landscaped with trees and water fountains; there are pedestrian walkways linking the to Cascade Plaza, Fragrant Garden, gazebos and pergolas.
 

Pesiaran Perdana (Putrajaya Boulevard)
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
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 building.

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 Precinct 1.

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 1963.

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 Morocco
This Moroccan Pavilion or Astaka Morocco is located within Putrajaya’s Botanical Garden (Taman Botani Putrajaya). Presented by Moroccan ruler to Malaysia to boost bilateral ties, it is truly one of its kind in this country.

The Moroccan Islamic architecture is both stunning and unique with colourful and breathtaking craftsmanship.

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. One’s status determines how far he could venture into the palace.


The water channel represents the link between Morocco and Malaysia, the host country.

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.


Putrajaya ~ Places to Visit


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Best Way to Visit - Putrajaya Tour

Different Tour options that allow you to do sightseeing and visits, go on the lake cruise or even an evening tour with seafood dinner and a night lake cruise.


PLACES & SIGHTSEEING ~ DAY TRIPS OUT OF KL
• GENTING HIGHLANDS • FRASER HILL • MALACCA • K. SELANGOR & FIREFLIES
• ELEPHANT SANCTUARY • CAMERON HIGHLANDS • PUTRAJAYA
 

 

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