Putrajaya

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The Putra Mosque
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The Putra Mosque
Putrajaya (formerly known as Prang Besar) is a new administration centre of Malaysia, taking over the role of Malaysia's capital from Kuala Lumpur. Putrajaya is located at 2°55' North, 101°40' East (2.91667, 101.667).
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History

It was founded in 19 October 1995 and is located in the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) area. Putrajaya is the third Federal Territory of Malaysia; the other two being Kuala Lumpur and Labuan.

The city is named after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. Putra also means prince in Malay while Jaya means excellent or success.

The land on which Putrajaya now stands was formerly part of the state of Selangor. The Federal Government negotiated with the state on the prospect of another Federal Territory and in the mid-1990s, the Federal Government paid a substantial amount of money to Selangor for approximately 11 320 acres (46 km²) of land that has now become Putrajaya.

As a result of this land purchase, Selangor now has two federal territories within its borders, namely Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

The city has only been raised recently and it is still undergoing massive development.

In 2002, a high speed rail link called KLIA Transit was opened, linking Kuala Lumpur and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Selangor to Putrajaya. A monorail project is also being constructed.

Nearby is Cyberjaya, a cyber city, also located within the Multimedia Super Corridor.

Politics

In the shape of politics, Putrajaya was planned to become the Administrative Capital of Malaysia. This is because it will be a suitable location and the important factor to the Malaysian Government in the coming future.

Tourist attractions

Here is the list of tourist attractions in Putrajaya:

Perdana Putra: The Prime Minister's Office
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Perdana Putra: The Prime Minister's Office

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