PM’s of­fi­cial res­i­dence open to pub­lic

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: Seri Per­dana, the of­fi­cial res­i­dence of the prime min­is­ter, is now open to the pub­lic for vis­its, ex­cept on Fri­days and pub­lic hol­i­days.

Ac­cord­ing to Seri Per­dana web­site, the build­ing is now open for view­ing be­cause the build­ing “be­longs to the peo­ple”.

Guided tours are avail­able from Mon­day to Thurs­day, but must be booked seven days in ad­vance, whereas walk-ins are per­mit­ted ev­ery day ex­cept on Fri­days, pub­lic hol­i­days and days when of­fi­cial func­tions are held.

Each guided tour will take be­tween 30 min­utes to one hour, although this is sub­ject to of­fi­cial func­tions.

Vis­i­tors should be dressed ap­pro­pri­ately and bring their iden­tity cards and pass­ports for reg­is­tra­tion.

Vis­i­tors will only have ac­cess to the Pro­to­col and Ban­quet Blocks of the res­i­dence.

Con­struc­tion of Seri Per­dana lo­cated in Precinct 10, Putrajaya, be­gan in 1997 and was com­pleted in 1999.

The build­ing shares sim­i­lar ar­chi­tec­ture with Per­dana Pu­tra.

Its first res­i­dent was Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad when he was the fourth prime min­is­ter of Malaysia, and has since housed two oth­ers.

Ma­hathir is back as the sev­enth prime min­is­ter, af­ter win­ning the 14th gen­eral elec­tion in May.

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