When one thinks of Putrajaya, one does not necessarily quake with excitement. That may be because one does not know about the extraordinary attractions this city has to offer.
Being the administrative capital for the federal government, Putrajaya is filled with eye-catching monumental buildings and lush greenery. Take a break from the usual KL landmarks swarmed with tourists and have a change of scenery!
Here are some of the best attractions to put on your Putrajaya bucket list:
Taman Botani Putrajaya
Covering a massive 93 hectares of green space, Taman Botani Putrajaya is a great place for nature walks and picnics. The botanical gardens consists of various attractions blooming with different species of flowers and plants, including Canna Walk, Hibiscus Walk, Fern Garden, African Collection and more. There’s also a canopy bridge and a lake boardwalk with cycling trails. You
Admire the intricate architecture of the Moroccan Pavilion that flanks the garden, a stunning addition to the scenic views.
Address: Lebuh Perdana Barat, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya.
This iconic landmark, built in 1997 facing Putrajaya Lake, is designed with rose-tinted granite which gives the building a lovely pink hue. Check out the immaculate architecture of the rosy minarets (inspired by the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad) and domes, as well as the equally pink interiors adorned with Islamic calligraphy.
Be respectful as it’s a mosque, so remember not to show up scantily-clad!
Address: Persiaran Persekutuan, Presint 1, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya.
Book a tour at Seri Perdana to catch a preview of Malaysia’s Prime Minister’s official residence. The magnificent architecture of this building is both modern and Islamic, completed with a beautiful emerald dome. Inside, there are three main halls: the Banquet Hall, Meeting Hall and VIP Hall. You can also visit the North Garden, which is the main house of our fellow Prime Minister.
Find out more about their tour schedules on the offical website.
Address: Persiaran Seri Perdana, Presint 10, 62250 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya.
Alamanda Putrajaya is known as the shopping haven in all of Putrajaya. The mall has up to 160 retail stores for you to enable your inner shopaholic self and shop your stress away. You can also enjoy a game of bowling with your friends at ARL PowerBowl.
At night, the shopping centre is beautifully lit, making it a nice place for scenic night strolls. Head out to the Esplanade where there’s a water shooter fountain and enjoy the colourful light show!
Address: Jalan Alamanda, Precinct 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya.
SkyRides Festivals Park Putrajaya
We all dream of floating among the fluffy clouds, feeling like the sky is merely a fingertip away. You don’t need to go to Dubai for magical hot air balloon rides, because we’ve got it right here in Putrajaya! SkyRides Festival Park offers many fun attractions that make for great family fun, such as a hot air balloon ride soaring up to 120 metres from the ground, electric bike rides and other exciting outdoor activities for the kids.
Some attractions are currently closed due to MCO, but be sure to put this park on your list!
Address: Jalan P2m, Presint 2, 62100 Putrajaya.
Putrajaya Water Sports Complex
The Water Sport Complex (KOSA), managed by Marina Putrajaya, is definitely one of the most exciting attractions to visit in Putrajaya. Here, you can make use of their Olympic-sized swimming pool and engage in many water sports activities. This includes rowing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking and more.
Hit up your friends for a fun-filled day now! Find out more about the complex and their facilities here.
Address: Kompleks Sukan Air, Presint 6, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya.
As you can see, there are lots to do in Putrajaya, so be sure to keep this city in mind for your next weekend excursion!
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