eASiA 2007: Venue

  • Situated next to a lake, it incorporates Islamic architecture from countries such as Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Morocco. The mosque consists of a 116m tall minaret and can accommodate 15,000 people. The minaret is 116 meters tall and one of the striking features of the minaret is that it was designed after the Sheikh Oman Mosque in Baghdad.

    Its five-tiers represent 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. 

    How do you get to Putrajaya? Take KL Monorail to KL Sentral. There buy a ticket to Putrajaya for the KLIA Transit. This a local train to KLIA. The counter is at the right when you enter KL Sentral. At the left side of the counter you can go to the platform.

    You get off the train in Putrajaya. The trip takes about 25 minutes. At the station is a taxi counter, where you can hire a taxi. The taxi driver is also your guide. He stops everywhere you want. The costs:

    - ticket monorail RM2.10
    - train ticket return RM15.
    - taxi RM30.- per hour

    Putrajaya is a prestigious project of the Government.
    They started when Mahathir was prime-minister and now, Badawi will fish the project.

    In the centre of the city are beautiful buildings. Outside the centre you find the houses of the people, who work for the Government.

    In the center is a large boulevard. At one end there’s the office of the prime-minister Badawi and at the other end is the PICC. At the boulevard are beautiful offices, the stones on the road are coloured and even the lampposts are magnificent.

    The PICC is the Putrajaya International Convention Center. This is a beautiful building for international conventions.

    The building has already a local name: the cowboy hat.


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