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The Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC; Malay: Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra) is a convention and exhibition centre at, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The venue is sprawled over 1.70 million square feet with 235,000 square feet of exhibition space. [2]

Putra World Trade Centre
Udeyismail Putra World Trade Centre.jpg
Alternative namesPusat Dagangan Dunia Keluarga Putra
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffices and convention centre
LocationJalan Tun Dr Ismail
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Construction started1981
Completed1984
Opening26 September 1985
Owner[1]
ManagementPutrade Property Management Sdn Bhd
Technical details
Floor area1.70 million ft²[2]
Design and construction
ArchitectDatuk Dr. Ikmal Hisham Albakri [3]
A seminar held at one of the halls at PWTC

Construction commenced in 1981 and was completed in 1984. The building was officially opened on 26 September 1985. Before the PWTC, the area was the venue of the first and subsequent annual UMNO General Assemblies.

This building is also used for the International Quran Reading Competition every year, since it was moved from Stadium Merdeka in 1985.

Location and accessEdit

PWTC is located in the Chow Kit/Jalan Putra ward in the north-western corner of downtown Kuala Lumpur. It is next to Jalan Putra's interchange with Jalan Tun Ismail and is within walking distance of several hotels such as the Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Putra Hotel, Dynasty Hotel Kuala Lumpur, and Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The confluence of the Batu and Gombak Rivers is located right behind the convention centre.

The Sunway Putra Mall is connected to PWTC by a pedestrian bridge, which also links up the LRT and KTM Komuter stations and the aforementioned hotels.

Public transportationEdit

PWTC lends its name to the  SP4  PWTC LRT Station on the Ampang Line. It is also connected by a pedestrian bridge across Jalan Kuching to the  KA04  Putra Komuter station which serves both the Batu Caves-Tampin Line and Tanjong Malim-Port Klang Line on the KTM Komuter network.

CarEdit

PWTC is located adjacent to the interchanges with Jalan Kuching and Jalan Ipoh, both part of the Highway   system.

InteriorEdit

  • Menara Dato Onn - The UMNO general headquarters
  • Dewan Merdeka
  • Dewan Tun Abdul Razak 1 & 2 (Separated from main building with Batu river)
  • Dewan Tun Dr Ismail
  • Dewan Tun Hussein Onn

Notable eventsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PWTC, nilai sentimental Ku Li". Harian Metro (in Malay). 30 November 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)". Time Out Kuala Lumpur. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  3. ^ "PWTC architect dies at 75". The Star. 15 January 2006. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  4. ^ Chang, Michael (10 May 2018). "Bruno Mars took fans to Mars and back at his KL concert". star2.com. Retrieved 19 October 2018.

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