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Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Putrajaya International Convention Centre, or PICC, is the main convention centre in Putrajaya, Malaysia. This building is located on the top of Taman Puncak Selatan in Precinct 5.HistoryIt was constructed from 2001 to September 2003. Its first conference was the 10th Organisation of Islamic Conference in October same year. Since October 2004, the Putrajaya Convention Centre is officially known as Putrajaya International Convention Centre or PICC to give the impression it is at par with other international conference centres such as in London, Tokyo and Paris. It is a precinct landmark that was designed by Malaysia’s fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad.Fronting the main uniqueness of the building, it is engrafted with a thorough combination of ‘Wau’, an ancient kite popularly known in the state of Terengganu and Kelantan and the ‘Pending Perak, a silver royal like belt buckle, of which the main hall is flanked in the bejeweled eye of such engraftment.PICC confines an area of 135,000 square meters, or approximately 1.3 million square feet.Besides hosting the 10th Conference of Organization of Islamic Countries, PICC also became a conference venue for high security risk events, hosted by the government or private sector. PICC has had many important guests including foreign head of states and heads of government, important corporate personalities such as the world's richest man, Bill Gates and also the current CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer. Due to its strategic location on the top of the hill in Putrajaya and facing beautiful lakes, it has also become one of most popular places and "hot" sites for film shootings especially for commercial advertisements. Dataran Gemilang, Precinct 5 62000 Putrajaya Malaysia Call: (6)03 8887 6000
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Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Putrajaya, Malaysia

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Found: 03.07.2015

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