Monuments - Places of interest - Putrajaya
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Travel and Leisure Yourself to Putrajaya
Putrajaya, an "Intelligent Garden City" and the federal administrative capital of Malaysia, is a showcase city under construction some 30 km south of the capital Kuala Lumpur. Her adjacent sister city, Cyberjaya, is built along the same lines, but is aimed at attracting the IT industry. The area was formerly known as Prang Besar
Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
Putrajaya is home to the world's largest roundabout, the Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah with a perimeter of 3.5 km. (2.7 miles)
The Putrajaya Landmark or Mercu Tanda Putrajaya is the first landmark in Putrajaya where the site of federal administrative centre was established here in 1995. It is located in Putra Perdana Park (which happens to be the highest point in Precinct 1 of Putrajaya, Malaysia). The Putrajaya Landmark symbolises the beginnings of Putrajaya with its time capsule structure. Its design is a combination of a high-technology theme and the use of contemporary and traditional motifs. Plaza Mercu or Landmark Plaza, is landscaped with trees and water fountains. The Perdana Mall are pedestrian walkways linking the Landmark and Entrance Plaza to Cascade Plaza, Fragrant Garden, gazebos and pergolas.
Millennium Monument or Monumen Alaf Baru is a national monument in Putrajaya, Malaysia which is analogous to the Washington Monument in Washington DC, USA. It was the second national monument to be built in Putrajaya after Putrajaya Landmark. It is uniquely shaped like an obelisk with etchings denoting important periods and milestones in the nation's history. The monument is 68m tall. It stands in a 25 hectare park in Precinct 2. The monument is constructed of solid metal structures. At night, the monument serves as a beacon with strong light projected at 360 degrees and sweeping lights visible from various locations in Putrajaya. The lights also guide the cruise boats.
National Heroes Square
The National Heroes Square (Dataran Pahlawan Negara) is new monument and war memorial in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The memorial which is analogous to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia is located at Precinct 1 to replace the National Monument (Tugu Negara) as a venue of Warriors Day (Hari Pahlawan). Once completed on 2014, it will be the location of the celebration of Warriors Day every year in Malaysia in accordance with the ruling of the National Fatwa Council in 1998 and the latest in April 2009.
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