Dataran Putra

15 12 2009

The Dataran Putra or the Putra Square is designed to be the nation’s leading centre for staging national events and formal parades.

map- dataran putra

map- dataran putra

Located at Precinct 1, Dataran Putra comprises an outer 11-pointed star, which represents the 11 states when Malaysia gained independence, followed by an inner 13-pointed star representing the subsequent 13 states of Malaysia, and an inner-most 14-pointed star that represents the 13 states as well as the Federal Territory.

dataran putra

dataran putra

As the venue for major events, the Dataran is one of the most attractive landmarks in Putrajaya. Its design incorporates local motifs and cultural values. The circular shape of the Dataran does not only determine the termination of the Boulevard but also acts as a hinge linking the Boulevard axis towards the Mercu Tanda.

dataran putra

dataran putra

Indeed, it is the main access to the Prime Minister’s Office complex, Perdana Walk, Putra Mosque, Putra Bridge and the Promenade.

dataran putra

dataran putra

Getting there:

By Bus
From Sinar Kota in Kuala Lumpur, you can catch the Park May (Cityliner) bus number 868 to Putrajaya. This bus service operates from 6.30am until 10pm and the fare is about RM2.60. From the temporary bus and taxi terminal at Precinct 9, you can catch a Nadi Putra bus to Dataran Putra.
By Rail
You can get to Putrajaya via the KLIA transit train which departs from Kuala Lumpur’s Sentral Station. The train runs every 30 minutes from 5.30am to 1am the next morning, and stops at the Western Transportation Terminal in Precinct 7. From there, you can catch a Nadi Putra bus service to Dataran Putra.

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