Putrajaya is one of the federal territories in Malaysia, the other 2 being Kuala Lumpur and Labuan. While Kuala Lumpur is the nation’s capital, Putrajaya, on the other hand, is the seat of the federal government i.e. the federal government administrative centre.
Being a well-planned city, the design of the buildings and the roads are slightly different from the rest of the country.
The supreme court of the land, the Federal Court is located in a building named the Palace of Justice. The Court of Appeal is also located in the same building.
But this entry is actually to highlight one of the 2 main mosques here in Putrajaya. The mosque is the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, named after the 13th King of Malaysia.
The Tuanku Mizan mosque is unique because it is made mostly of steel, instead of the usual concrete.
It has no walls, which means, it is a mosque with an open air concept. Except, there is roof, of course. ;p
This mosque has no fans or air-conditioning system. It uses a natural cooling system, derived from the pool situated on the left and right sides of the main prayer hall.
Apart from that, the mosque also uses clear glass panels, which make the whole place bright enough during daytime.
As for the visitors, do not worry as there are multilingual signage which will help you find your way here.
Have a visit, and explore Putrajaya! 🙂
Photos taken 12/4/13.