Millennium Monument • Mercu Tanda • Pesiaran Perdana (Putrajaya Boulevard) • Dataran Putra •
Located at the Dataran Warisan, this is a national monument in
Putrajaya. The monument is 68m tall. It stands in a 25 hectare park and
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, with etchings on the transparent panels along the walkway
denoting important periods and milestones in the nation's history - from
the Malacca sultanate, through independence, and to the present day. It
is to serve as a medium for the younger generation to learn about the
country's history, struggles and achievements. The futuristic-looking
structure also resembles a rocket poised for launch. A beautiful sight
at night, monument is illuminated and serves as a beacon with 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. Its design is a combination of a high-technology theme and the use
of contemporary and traditional motives. Located in Putra Perdana Park
which is one of the highest points, allows 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.
Fronted by the Ministry of Finance building is the first plaza, marking
the Northern end of the Boulevard.
located right in the middle of Taman Rakyat, this is more of an informal
plaza, which has more of a park-like character.
Flanked by the Perbadanan Putrajaya Complex and the
Palace of Justice,
this is also an elaborately designed plaza,
A circular shaped plaza that marks the southern end of Putrajaya
This 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 Dataran Putra is landscape by mogul Chahar Baghs, which acts as
a transition between the parks and the ceremonial area, with carefully
arranged interplay of paths, water channels, flower beds and trees.
The 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. The circle
symbolising the ultimate goal of unity.