• Ministry of
Finance • Wisma Putra (Ministry Of Foreign Affairs) •
• Palace of Justice • Istana Darul Ehsan • Istana Melawati •
A visible landmark from the Putra Bridge, this imposing building complex
with a crescent-shaped facade is situated at the north of the core
island, fronting the boulevard and Dataran Wawasan and set against
Taman Wawasan. The Ministry of Finance (MoF) comprises the Royal Customs and
Excise Department, Department of Valuation and Property Services,
Department of the National Accountant of Malaysia, Inland Revenue Board,
Securities Commission, and National Bank of Malaysia.
Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
Building is sited on a hill-top surrounded by
Taman Wawasan. Traditional
architectural features can be seen in the roof design which is an
adaptation of the roof of old Malay homes.
Floral motifs adorn the
grilles for windows, pillars as well as roof edges. Islamic geometric
designs have been introduced into the marble and granite floors.
The Palace of Justice, a supposedly impartial establishment with a
somewhat partial Islamic architecture. It houses the judicial department
in a five-storey administration building, and the courts in a two-storey
The internal spaces houses six Courts of Appeals and two Federal Courts
and 20 Judges' Chambers.
As known as Darul Ehsan Palace, is one of the royal residences of the
Sultan of Selangor (Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah). Built Tudor-style
with a light and deep grey facade, the palace is more of a mansion.
Split into six storey and serviced by lifts, the interior is done in
gold, cream and subdued yellow.
The grand doors open to a large lobby constructed in a semi-circle.
The grand lobby area of Istana Darul Ehsan, is made out of glossy marble
Grand reception area located one floor below the lobby looks out to a
splendid view of Putrajaya.
Completed in 2003, the Istana Melawati is the second national palace of
the king of Malaysia (Yang DiPertuan Agong) after the Istana Negara in
Kuala Lumpur. Located in Precinct 1, on the north-western slope of the
hill within Persiaran Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, this is to be the royal
retreat for His Majesty, The Yang Di Pertuan Agong. It also serves as
the venue for meetings with other Rulers and Yang Di Pertua Negeri as
well as the venue for certain official and private functions hosted by
the Yang Di Pertuan Agong.
The Istana is built cascading gently down the slope from the higher
southern level to the lower north-western corner of the hill offering
the scenic views of the Putrajaya Lake and its surrounding area. The
square-based pyramidal roof arranged on tiered levels and open-sided
verandahs forms a very
distinctive and prominent style.