Putra (Prime Ministers Department) • Putra Mosque • Perbadanan Putrajaya
• Putrajaya International Convention Centre • Seri Perdana •
Perdana Putra (Prime Ministers
The Building houses the Malaysian Prime Minister office complex. Located
on the main hill in Putrajaya, the Prime Minister's Office is in the
central Main Block which is topped by a glazed mosaic main dome; The
West Wing has the offices of the Deputy Prime Minister, and The East
Wing houses the offices of the Chief Secretary to the Government.
The structural design is influenced by
Malay, Islamic and European cultures as such Palladian and
is an interesting mixture of styles -- modern Western, modern Islamic,
and British Colonial which was itself inspired by ancient Roman
architecture. The onion dome is accompanied by smaller domes on either
side, and the facade is intricately adorned. The green of the dome is
matched by the roof and the windows, and contrasts with the brown stone
Situated next to a lake, it is modelled after Persian Islamic
architecture of the Safavid period with several elements derived from
other Muslim cultures. The main entrance is patterned after gates to
public buildings in Muslim Persia. The building was constructed mainly
with rose-tinted granite, offset by brown-stained cengal woodwork to
enhance the decorative features on the doors,
windows and panels.
mosque consists of a 116m tall minaret and can accommodate 15,000
people. 116 metres tall, one of the striking features of the minaret is
that it was designed after the Sheikh Oman Mosque in Baghdad. Its
five-tiers representing 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. Twelve columns
support the 36 metre diameter main dome.
owned by Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd, the lead developer for Putrajaya,
the complex is one of the landmark buildings with contemporary
interpretation of traditional Islamic architecture. The main feature is
the Gateway or Gerbang with a public viewing deck on the top most level
that allows for a breathtaking view of the city skyline that includes
the Palace of Justice and the Grand Mosque. The gateway also provides a
point during parades.
International Convention Centre
Covering an area of 51 acres, it is located on top of Taman Puncak
Selatan in Precinct 5. The form has been described as distinctive and
contemporary. The building’s unique curvilinear design combines the
traditional shape and concept of the ‘wau’ (ancient kite) and the
‘pending perak’ (silver royal belt buckle).
Similar to the 'pending perak', where the patterns are engraved in a
series of radiating circles, similarly the various areas / rooms are set
in a series of radiating circular. All these architectural elements come
together to realise the concept of unity.
Spread over nine levels, the largest meeting hall is the Plenary Hall
which can seat 3,000 people while the Banquet Hall is can seat a maximum
4,500 cocktail style and 2,000 banquet style.
Simply put, the Malaysian prime minister has one of the biggest home
spread in the world. Seri Perdana is the permanent, official residence
of the present and future Prime Ministers of Malaysia. Specially
designed with mixture of Malay Moorish and Islamic architecture of the
Mogul era, it consists of 3 main blocks. Main Reception Facilities &
Protocol Block – Consists of Guest Rooms, The Waiting Rooms, Meeting
Room, Prayer Room, and Dining Room.
The Banquet Facilities Block – Consists of the Banquet Gallery, Gifts
Gallery and the Banquet Hall.
The third block is the official residence and the living quarters of the
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
but a a dress code applies.
For more info - Seri Perdana Link