The region where today is Purikali has been inhabited for at least 25,000 years. Archaeological studies attest the human presence since the Pleistocene. The village of Purikali was founded by Muslim traders during the fourteenth century, close to the ruins of Wisnupuran, the "temple of Vishnu", in the place where there was a village of an aboriginal people called Hubian. The city grew considerably during the fifteenth century under the rule of the sultan of Rajakaoplan. The name of the city has its origin in Sanskrit and means "Palace of the River".

In 1532, Purikali was destroyed by Portuguese soldiers and replaced by the village of São Gabriel do Hube in 1557. Portuguese colonization began in the archipelago.

In the seventeenth century the Muslim king of Bandajaya, Ahmad Uninperaing, invaded and reconquered the city. 
The great mosque of Kuwat Wijaya ("the Dome of the Victory") was built in the north of the city to celebrate the event and the city was renamed again as Purikali.. The period of Portuguese colonization has ended. The king Ismail Rajasena built a new palace in Purikali which became since then the capital of Kaupelan.

The city lies on a plain between the Bay of Masar in the south and the stone mountain, an extinct volcano, which due to its shape is called Gajawatu, the "Stone Elephant", in the north. It is crossed by the river Hubi that has its source in the lake on the top of the mountain. The Hubian people used the word anga for the bay and belahu for the lake. Nowadays, these words mean respectively "south" and "north" in Kaupelanese.

The city grew fast specially after the independence of Kaupelan with the influx of peasants and migrants of other islands and immigrants from Indonesia. In the seventies, refugees from East Timor came to the city.

With a population of more than one million inhabitants, the city faced a lot of social and demographic problems. At the end of the century, many public actions were done to improve the life in the big city. The subway started to be built in the decade of 1980 and the new international airport Nuno Kotamakuwa was inaugurated in the 1990's. Little by little the problems of the great metropolis were being solved. Currently Purikali is quite a cosmopolitan city with many hotels and restaurants with international standards.

Touristic Attractions: Saint Gabriel cathedral; Fort Saint Edward; Royal Palace (Kèratun Weru); Parliament (Haimauman); National Theater; Casino, National Museum; Hubian Palace; Central Station; Wisnupuran Tower; Saint Francis Church; Bandanese Forum (folkloric dance show); Islamic Centre; Uninpèraing Mosque; Market Street; Gajawatu Mountain Tram; Aquarium; Fast Train Terminal  (to Bandajaya); War Museum; Zoo; Art Museum; National Stadium; FICT Headquarter. Shopping Centres: Sultandahen; Watera; Kuruwan; Raja Bazaar.


City Map

Downtown Map

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Bus service: 112 lines. Every 20 min, from 4:00 am to 1:00 am, except from 7:00 am to 10:00 am and from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (rush time), where it is every 10 min. A few bus lines operate from 1:00 am to 4:00 am, every hour. Ticket price: KAH 1.50 (2017)

Subway service: 4 lines, 92 km. Every 10 min, from 4:00 am to 1:00 am, except from 7:00 am to 10:00 am and from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (rush time), where it is every 5 min. Ticket price: KAH 2.50 (2017)




Terminal South (Anga)
Terminal West (Barat)
Terminal North (Belahu)
Terminal East (Timur)
S33 - Yala Jiwa Umalui
S34 - Ratu Bin Amin
S35 - Puran Bidi
S36 - Ratu Bin Faisal
S37 - Ratu Bin Farid
S41 - Yala Belahu
S42 - Farid - Ibrahim
S43 - Ratu Ismail
S44 - Rot Yasai
S45 - Yala Taumelan
S46 - Kuruwan
S47 - Masid Unimpèraing
S50 - Ratu Bin Hasan
S51 - Yalawasi
S52 - Rata ni Tren
S56 - Tanu Rungu
S58 - Sultan Bumakirta
S59 - Terong Dauk
S61 - Sultan Dahejaya
S62 - Sultan Adi
S63 - Anjaru
S64 - Dodo
S65 - Portugis
S66 - Wisanu
S67 - Sutung Portugal
S68 - Sultan Kisakurak
S70 - Seram
S71 - Yala Lisboa
S72 - Yala Bèlem
S73 - Yala Kota Porto
S74 - Santakasa
S75 - Yala Nuhu Nila
S76 - Yala Nuhu Ewau
S77 - Yala Nuhu Yamdena
S78 - Flores
W55 - Peraing ni Musium
W56 - Tanu Rungu
W58 - Sultan Muhamad
W61 - Sultan Dahejaya
W62 - Sultan Adi
W64 - Dodo
W65 - Nilau
W66 - Wisanu
W67 - Sutung Portugal
W68 - Sultan Kisakurak
W71 - Yala Bèlem
W72 - Yala Kota Porto
W73 - Santakasa
W75 - Yala Nuhu Nila
W76 - Yala Nuhu Yamdena
W78 - Flores
W79 - 23 Jun - Flores
W80 - Lirai Kira Yasai
W81 - Kurumali - Singapur
W82 - Yala Guru Padilya
W83 - Yala Guru Fransa
W84 - Nyugini
W85 - Rataraung
W86 - Beramar
W87 - Australya
W91 - Pier - Beramar
W94 - Kepètaung Lau
W95 - Pier - Kal Armada
W96 - Malaisya
W97 - Beramar - Sutung Hamu
W98 - Indonesya
N12 - Lirai Sunu
N14 - Terong Dolwali Kotamakuwa
N16 - Masar
N18 - Saung Lukas
N21 - Dharatpahlawan
N22 - Rewèren Makloi
N24 - Tjainis Basar
N25 - Sultandahen Rajakaopalan
N26 - Wilyam Hamon
N27 - Alfret Walse
N28 - 7 Mai
N77 - Yala Nuhu Yamdena
N79 - Tanimbar
N80 - Ambon
N81 - Antonyo Dabèreu
N82 - Singapur - Lau
N84 - Nyugini
N85 - Rataraung
N93 - Kuruterau
N94 - Kepètaung Lau
N95 - Pier - Kal Armada
N96 - Malaisya
N97 - Beramar - Sutung Hamu
N98 - Pilipinas
E13 - Terong Dolwali Kotamakuwa
E15 - Sultandahe - Masar
E16 - Masar
E17 - Tjandraputra
E18 - Nagarajaya
E22 - Rewèren Makloi
E23 - Riberaung
E24 - Ikresa Saung Fransisko
E25 - Sultandahen Rajakaopalan
E26 - Wilyam Hamon
E27 - Alfret Walse
E31 - Tasi Banda
E32 - Sombo
E33 - Yala Jiwa Umalui
E34 - Bin Amin - Sombo
E35 - Puran Bidi
E40 - Ratu Iskandar Unimpèraing
E41 - Yala Belahu
E43 - Ratu Ismail
E44 - Rot Yasai
E45 - Yala Taumelan
E46 - Kuruwan






Hais Yaing

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Hais Raun

(Green Line)

Hais Ira

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Hais Dau

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Pawi Puran       Anjaru Timor Sombo        Bin Farid
Masid Gonsalu     Dodo Kurumali Banda   16 Disembar
Faisal Wisanu Budiwata (Erpor) Kaupèlan
Kuruwan Kisakurak Lirai Bangku
Bangku Tuamuhasin Tasimaki Sètejun
Aurindyas Tana Keratun Uniwersiti
Palas S.Gabèryel Sentral Tana
Sentral Matris Market 8 Jun
Jalabasar Palas S. Fransisku Budiwata (Erpor)
Buwanamatan Hamon Riberaung Singapur
Nusunmai S.Fransisku
S.Lukas Makloi
Masar 14 Epril
Kotamakuwa (Erpor)