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...A CITY IN THE GARDEN
TOURIST INFO: Putrajaya is open to the public (and tourists) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily including Sundays. Visitors should not miss Masjid Putra (Putra Mosque), Dataran Putra (with a view of the new Prime Minister's Department), and the new Seri Perdana (Prime Minister's official residence). 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. You can call +60 (3) 8888-8800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IS PUTRAJAYA?
Putrajaya is the new Administrative Centre of the Federal Government of Malaysia taking the capital city away from Kuala Lumpur (population 1.8mn), leaving Kuala Lumpur as the country's financial and commercial capital. Moving the national administrative machinery from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya is in line with the Government's policy to provide a more balanced development away from Kuala Lumpur. It is a decision motivated by life in Kuala Lumpur and ensure continued growth in the Klang Valley.
Situated 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 Garden City, Putrajaya will become a vital development catalyst due to the role it will assume as a model city - as the nerve centre of the nation and an ideal place to live, work, conduct business and engage in sports and recreational activities.
Supporting the MSC is a high capacity, fully digital telecommunications infrastructure designed to the highest international standards in capacity and reliability. Putrajaya will use multimedia technologies to become an electronic administrative centre. Interdepartmental communications and interactions with the public will be conducted via electronic and multimedia channels. The development of Putrajaya and its twin city, Cyberjaya, will position the MSC competitively in the international arena.
Putrajaya promises a comfortable and quality lifestyle for its residents. Lush greenery, botanical gardens and parks are spread across landscapes enhanced by large bodies of water and wetlands. Residential areas are supported by commercial hubs and public amenities that are planned and integrated for an ideal "live-work" environment.
Putrajaya sits on a magnificent 4,581 hectare spread. Its Master Plan is designed along an axial tangent which runs from the northeast to southeast taking full advantage of the natural surroundings. Its undulating terrain treats visitors and residents to commanding vistas of the environment. About 40% of Putrajaya is natural. Lush greenery, botanical gardens are spread across the landscape enhanced by large bodies of water and wetlands. Five confluences meet at the north forming a main waterway which flows across the city area.
Putrajaya is divided into two major areas - Core Area and the Peripheral Area, where the separation is via a large lake.
CORE AREA - The Core Area of Putrajaya, which covers a total area of 1069 hectares, is divided into five precincts (namely the Government Precinct, Commercial Precinct, Civic & Cultural Precinct, Mixed Development Precinct, and Sports & Recreational Precinct) linked by a distinctive 4.2km long boulevard. The boulevard will form the spine of the Core Area and will stretch across the central island linking it with the rest of the city. The boulevard will be the main venue for national celebrations, festive and cultural events. The precincts are identified by their predominant economic activities. See Precinct 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.
PERIPHERAL AREA - Putrajaya's peripheral area comprises 15 precincts of various sizes. 12 of the 15 precincts make up the residential neighborhoods. The planning and design of Putrajaya's residential areas is intended to foster a sense of identity through the neighborhood focal points, landscaping and the treatment of the public realm. A total of 67,000 homes of varying ranges, sizes, types and densities have been planned for all income sectors. Residential living in Putrajaya will offer a new experience where nature and technology will work in harmony for the benefit of the community. Most precincts will have community and neighborhood centres, parks, places of worship and many other state-of-the-art public amenities. Among the facilities provided in the residential areas are schools, hospitals, shopping centres, mosques, multipurpose halls, learning centres and neighborhood parks.
==> ARTIST'S IMPRESSION OF PUTRAJAYA <==
Putrajaya was planned to embrace two major themes i.e. 'Garden City' and 'Intelligent City'. Reflecting the 'Garden City' concept, Putrajaya is sought to reflect the very best in city planning and landscape architectural ideas to realize a new vibrant city of tomorrow. Its strategic location in the middle of the Multimedia Super Corridor would bring the new frontier of computer technology and the Information Age into Putrajaya.
The planning of Putrajaya emphasizes the preservation of its eco-system while promoting an active, lively and caring society. The city is designed to provide opportunity for retreat from the pressures and stress of modern living.
Putrajaya is a planned city being built according to a series of comprehensive policies and guidelines for land use, transportation system, utilities, infrastructure, housing, public amenities, information technology, parks and gardens.
The Garden City concept incorporates the following features:
- a formal axis punctuated with nodal features;
- structuring of the Core Area into identifiable precincts;
- a variety of informal and formal activity areas.
- 38 percent of the land earmarked as green areas
- reforestation and enhancement of the natural landscape;
- promoting local flora as a Malaysian landscape identity;
- creating a network of open spaces.
- designed to suit topography, local climate and cultural norms;
- creation of interesting cityscape;
- optimization of scenic panoramic views and spatial experiences;
- incorporation of intelligent buildings and infrastructural features.
Vision and Philisophy
Putrajaya was created with the guidance of three simple ideologies:
- Man and his Creator
- Man and man
- Man and nature
The concept is simple. Putrajaya is a city within a luscious garden, hinging on a balance of ideal qualities of living, working environment. Architecturally, Putrajaya will be an indigenous city with a modern look. Planned to the most minute detail, this intelligent garden city will enhance the goal of the nation in nurturing a caring and progressive society.
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NOTE:A large portion of the material in the following pages were derived from the Perbadanan Putrajaya Interactive Information System website. Also, visit the Putrajaya Corporation website, the Putrajaya Portal and the Putrajaya Holdings website. Thank you.