Every nation has its share of iconic monuments and when it comes to Malaysia, one of the finest to be seen is the Putrajaya Millenium Monument, which is a parallel to the Washington Monument.
The monument is situated within a sprawling 25 hectare park in precinct 2, situated directly opposite from the National Registration Department, also known as the Jabatan Pendaftaran Building.
Brief History and Significance
The Millennium Monument was the second of its kind to be built here, with the first being the ‘Putrajaya Landmark’. It was however the first monument to be built when Putrajaya became a federal administrative city. It was designed by the world renowned architect Dr. Ken Yeang and after many delays was opened to the public on the 27th of August 2005.
The Engraved Story
By taking stroll along the massive walkway visitors can notice the writings along the facade of the building. This writing entails the entire history of Malaysia starting all the way from the Malacca Sultanate. If you’re staying at one of the nearby serviced apartments in Cyberjaya with examples like Citadines DPulze Cyberjaya, then you should definitely visit the monument.
Reaching the Monument
One of the easiest ways to get here is by the Putrajaya Passenger Cruise Boat which can be accessed from the Putraya Jetty close to Dataran Putra. If you have access to a vehicle then there’s a massive parking bay for you to utilise.
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