The region where today is Purikali is inhabited for at least 25,000 years. Archaeological studies attest the human presence since the Pleistocene. The village of Purikali is considered to be founded by Muslim traders during the fourteenth century, close to the ruins of Wisnupuran, the "temple of Vishnu", where an aboriginal people, called Hubian, lived. 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 it was destroyed by Portuguese soldiers. In the same place, the village of São Gabriel do Hube was built in 1557. The Portuguese colonization started in the archipelago.

In the seventeenth century the Muslim king of Bandajaya, Ahmad Uninpéraing, invaded and reconquered the city which was renamed again as Purikali.
The great mosque of Kuwat Wijaya ("the Dome of the Victory") was built in the north of the city to celebrate the event. The period of Portuguese colonization has ended. The king Ismail Rajasena built a new palace in Purikali and, since then, it became 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 Kautamakuwa 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; Northern Line Train (to Bandajaya); War Museum; Zoo; Art Museum; National Stadium; FICT Headquarter. Shopping Centres: Sultandahen; Watera; Kuruwan; Raja Bazaar.


Maps



City Map


Downtown Map


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PURIKALI PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION



Bus service: 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.

Subway service: 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



BUS LINES

 


 

Terminal South (Anga)
Terminal West (Barat)
Terminal North (Belahu)
Terminal East (Timur)
S33 - Yala Jiwa Umalui
S34 - Lirai Bin Amin
S35 - Puran Bidi
S36 - Lirai Bin Faisal
S37 - Lirai Bin Farid
S41 - Yala Belahu
S42 - Farid - Ibrahim
S43 - Lirai Ibrahim
S44 - Rot Yasai
S45 - Yala Taumelan
S46 - Kuruwan
S47 - Masid Unimpèraing
S50 - Lirai Bin Hasan
S51 - Gajawatu
S52 - Rata ni Tren
S56 - Tanu Rungu
S58 - Sultan Bumakirta
S59 - Terong Daukra
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 - Singapur - Lau
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 Kautamakuwa
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 Kautamakuwa
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 - Lirai Iskandar Unimpèraing
E41 - Yala Belahu
E43 - Lirai Ibrahim
E44 - Rot Yasai
E45 - Yala Taumelan
E46 - Kuruwan



SUBWAY LINES

 

 

 

Subway Stations

 

Hais Yaing

(Blue Line)

Hais Raun

(Green Line)

Hais Ira

(Red Line)

Hais Dau

(Yellow Line)

 

Gajawatu

Masid

Faisal

Kuruwan

Bangku

Aurindyas

Palas

Sentral

Jalabasar

Buwanamatan

Nusunmai

S.Lukas

Masar

Kautamakuwa (Erpor)

Puran   Anjaru
Gonsalu     Dodo

        Wisanu

     Kisakurak

      Tuamuhasin

     Kiwangar

   Tana

    S.Gabèryel

    Keratun

   Sentèral

   Market

   S. Fransisku

   Riberaung

Timor

Kurumali

Budiwata (Erpor)

Lirai

Tasimaki

Keratun

Sentral

Market

Makloi

14 Epril

    Sombo     Bin Farid

   Banda   16 Disembar

Kaupelan

Bangku

Sètejun

Uniwersiti

Tana

8 Jun

Budiwata (Erpor)

Singapur

Dabèreu

Niyugini

Rataraun

Beramar