Things To Do in Putrajaya Malaysia

Things To Do in Putrajaya Malaysia That You Should Try

Putrajaya is a planned city about 30 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), south of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Together with Kuala Lumpur and Labuan, it forms one of the tree federal and states of Malaysia (controlled by the central government).

Putrajaya is part of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) and is the administrative heart of Malaysia.

Checkout our travel tips to Malaysia and things to do in Taiping before going.

Cyberjaya is the ‘intelligent’ twin city of Putrajaya, is the knowledge and multimedia center of the country.

Kuala Lumpur and KLIA are also part of the MSC project. The project is the Asian version of Silicon Valley.

Quick Information on Malaysia

  • Currency: Ringgit (RM)
  • Language: Malaysian
  • Population: Over 32 million
  • Capital City: Kuala Lumpur
  • Best time to visit Malaysia: For visiting the east coast is from March to September since it is typically drier. For the west coast is from November to August.
  • How to get there: Yo can fly into Malaysia as there are flights to most major cities in Malaysia. Also You can enter by land through Thailand or via sea.

Putrajaya is The Administrative Capital

Putrajaya is the administrative center of the federal government of Malaysia. Some of government buildings have moved to Putrajaya, making Kuala Lumpur a financial and commercial capital only.

The relocation of the administrative task from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya is part of the policy that aims to initiate a more balanced development.

The federal administrative center of Malaysia, Putrajaya
The federal administrative center of Malaysia, Putrajaya

The decision to establish Putrajaya was stimulated by the enormous daily bustle in Kuala Lumpur and the general prosperity increase.

It ensures growth opportunities in the Klang Valley (where Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur, among others, fall in the long-term).

Things To Do in Putrajaya Malaysia

If you have any plans to visit Putrajaya? There are many things to do in Putrajaya Malaysia, here is our list of things to do in Putrajaya.

In And Around Putrajaya

In and around Putrajaya you will find various attractions. There is a large botanical garden called Taman Botani, here you will find more than 700 different types of tropical plants.

In the garden, you also have a wooden canopy walk. From Taman Botani you have a beautiful view of the various buildings in Putrajaya.

Taman Botani in Putrajaya
Taman Botani in Putrajaya

Next to the botanical garden, you have the Putrajaya Wetlands. The wetlands aims to naturally filter abundant rain water and water from the Putrajaya lake. Perdana Putra looks out over the lake, including the office of the prime minister in the building.

The park Taman Putra Perdana is the highest point in this area and thus one of the best places for a panoramic view of Putrajaya.

There is also various event annually at Putrajaya. Such as the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, the Malaysia International Fireworks Competition and the Putrajaya Waterski and Wakeboard World Cup.

In all cases, several countries compete for the title of who is the best in the world.

Putrajaya is the starting point for the following popular attraction and sites.

Visit Putrajaya Mosque

Its 116 meters minaret is influenced by the design of the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad. While the basement wall of the mosque resembles that of the kind Hassan mosque in Casablanca Morocco.

Putrajaya Mosque
Putrajaya Mosque

The mosque is constructed in rose-tinted granite which gives it a desert-pink that offsets the chengal woodwork on doors, windows and panels.

The courtyard is landscaped with features and can hold an additional 5.000 people.

Take A Cruise On Putrajaya Lake

Putrajaya Lake is in the heart of the administration city and visitors can take a leisure cruise on the lake.

One can view stunning sights of the surrounding area from the cruise, including the Putrajaya Mosque, Putrajaya Bridge as well as several government administrative buildings.

The air-conditioned cruise boat also seats 76 persons comfortably and one can see the landmarks of Putrajaya via its wrap-around glass windows.

There are also open air boats that can be used for small groups of people.

See Seri Wawasan Bridge at Night

Seri Wawasan Bridge is one of the main bridges in Putrajaya, the new Malaysian federal territory and administrative centre.

Seri Wawasan Bridge
Seri Wawasan Bridge

Visit Perdana Putra

The Perdana Putra is a building in the office complex of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Located on the main hill in Putrajaya, it has become Synonymous with the executive branch of the Malaysian federal government.

Go Shopping at Alamanda Shopping Centre

The Alamanda is the first regional shopping centre to be built in Putrajaya. The Administrative Capital of Malaysia. Its located 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur.

Alamanda Shopping Centre
Alamanda Shopping Centre

And the mall is well positioned to accommodate the growing population of Putrajaya and surrounding neighbourhood.

How Do To Get To Putrajaya Malaysia

From KLIA you can take a budget taxi for a fixed price. This will take you to Putrajaya in about 25 minutes. From the center of Kuala Lumpur you can go by taxi or with the KLIA transit.

The transit train departs from KL Sentral. When you arrive at the Putrajaya / Cyberjaya KLIA Transit Station you can take a taxi or a bus to the center. Bus lines 901, 902 and U42 pass the major attractions.

Where is Putrajaya Malaysia?

Putrajaya is 30 km south of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Putrajaya Malaysia Location on the Map
Putrajaya Location

Where To Stay in Putrajaya Malaysia

Putrajaya has a good variety of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out that will give you an idea of what is available in Putrajaya if you are planning to visit Putrajaya Malaysia.

Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.

The Everly Putrajaya
Rating 8.5, Prices start from $55 for Double room

Everly features air-conditioned rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi. All rooms and suites have a flat-screen satellite TV, safe, minibar and electric kettle.

Dorsett Putrajaya
Rating 8.2, Prices start from $47 for Double room

Dorsett Putrajaya rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a satellite TV. With views of the garden, safe deposit box and a wardrobe/closet. Each room features a private en suite bathroom fitted with shower facilities.

Le Meridien Putrajaya
Rating 8.9, Prices start from $97 for Double room

Le Meridien Putrajaya offers all rooms with flat screen TV with satellite channels. With a private bathroom, rooms at Le Meridien also have free WiFi.


Wrapping Up

Finally, as you can see, there are so many things to do in Putrajaya Malaysia. All you have to do is to choose the stuff you prefer and start enjoying what Putrajaya has to offer

And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Putrajaya Malaysia has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if there is more to add.

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