is the new Administrative Centre of the Federal Government. It is
a planned futuristic model city with lush greenery built with
emphasis on design and architectural significance.
Named after Malaysiaís first Prime Minister, the late Tunku Abdul
Rahman Putra Al-Haj, this landmark complex stretches over 11,320
acres. More than 70% of Putrajaya is devoted to greenery and water
bodies with 13 different gardens. The principle landscape is the
6oo-hectre man made lake.
Formerly known as Perang Besar, it is situated 25 km south of
Kuala Lumpur, along the South Growth Corridor within the
Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC). The development of Putrajaya
marks a new chapter in the history of modern city planning in
Malaysia. It is set to be a model garden city with sophisticated
information network base on multimedia technologies. Termed as
Malaysia's first Intelligent Cyber Garden City.
Moving the national administrative machinery from Kuala Lumpur to
Putrajaya and leaving Kuala Lumpur as the country's financial and
commercial capital, is in line with the Government's policy to
provide a more balanced development and to ensure continued growth
in the Klang Valley.
Core Area establishes the overall identity of Putrajaya. It is the
main part that provides Putrajaya its structure. The Core Area has
a total area of 3,232.5 acres. Of this, about 82% is developable
land. The rest being the lake. The Core Area of Putrajaya is
divided into five precincts linked by a distinctive 4.2 km / 2.6
mile long boulevard. The precincts are identified by their
predominant economic activities. While all precincts are equally
important in the overall scheme of Putrajaya, the Government
Precinct is spatially prominent, consistent with its role as the
administration centre for the Federal Government. You can divide
Putrajaya into two major areas: the Core Area and the Peripheral
The Core Area covers 1069 hectares and is divided into five
precincts, namely the Government Precinct, Commercial Precinct,
Civic & Cultural Precinct, Mixed Development Precinct, and Sports
& Recreational Precinct.
Forming the spine of Putrajaya is a 4.2km boulevard that runs
right through the middle linking the Core Area precincts. The
Peripheral Area comprises residential areas of various sizes
served with schools, hospitals, shopping centres, mosques,
multipurpose halls, learning centres and neighbourhood parks.
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 Ministerís complex "Perdana
Putra" is situated at a vantage location, overlooking the Dataran
Putra, which marks the beginning of the Putra Boulevard.
Of special interest to a visitor would be the architectural
concepts of its buildings, designs of its square, boulevards and
bridges, the scenic lake and the wetlands and nature parks.
FACTS ABOUT PUTRAJAYA
Full Name - Wilayah Perseketuan Putrajaya (Federal Territory of
Weather - Warm, sunny days and cool nights all year round with
occasional rain in the evenings. The main rainy season runs
between November and February, while August is the wettest period.
Population - 80,000
People - Majority Malays
Ministry of Finance /
Wisma Putra (Ministry Of Foreign Affairs) / Palace of Justice
/ Istana Darul Ehsan / Istana Melawati
Perdana Putra (Prime
Ministers Department) / Putra Mosque / Perbadanan Putrajaya
Complex / Putrajaya International Convention Centre / Seri
The Seri Bestari
Bridge / Seri Saujana Bridge / The Seri Setia Bridge / Seri
Gemilang Bridge / The Pedestrian Bridge
The Putra Bridge / The
Seri Bakti Bridge / Seri Perdana Bridge / Wawasan Bridge
Millennium Monument /
Mercu Tanda / Putra Mosque / Pesiaran Perdana (Putrajaya
Boulevard) / Dataran Putra
Taman Botani (Botany
Park) / Taman Putra Perdana / Taman Rimba Alam / Taman Warisan
Pertanian (Agricultural Park) / The Putrajaya Wetlands
The Cruise / The Boats
/ Dinner Cruise / Tours
View Map with layout
of roads, lake
and places of interests