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Putrajaya Attractions: 14 Best Things To Do In Putrajaya [2024]

Going on a Putrajaya trip and want to know all the best things to do in Putrajaya? We have you covered! Below you will find our guide to all the best attractions in Putrajaya to plan your ultimate trip.

Putrajaya is a city often overlooked thanks to being so close to its big brother Kuala Lumpur, and many visitors to KL only see a glimpse of it on the motorway to and from the airport.

However, there are many places of interest in Putrajaya as well as things to do at Putrajaya that make it a great spot to visit.

Perdana Putra

Located just 25km south of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya was previously filled with plantations of rubber and oil palm. Today, it is the judicial and administrative capital of Malaysia. Putrajaya is a planned city and also dubbed an eco-city with over a third of the land reserved as greenery, making it one of the greenest cities in Asia.

Filled with stunning buildings, modern skyscrapers and manmade attractions, there are plenty of places to go in Putrajaya. Still, this is a quiet city and you won’t find many night activities in Putrajaya.

Below, you will find our Putrajaya travel blog with everything you need to know about what to do in Putrajaya as well as the best places to stay for your ultimate holiday! There is also a handy map of the best places to visit in Putrajaya Malaysia.

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Top 14 Best Things To Do In Putrajaya Malaysia

Here are the best Putrajaya attractions. Read through and select the ones that fit your interests and timeframe.

Note that the things to do Putrajaya offers are more about stunning huge monuments, gorgeous gardens and interesting architecture rather than museums or other places to walk around and explore. Often, it’s more about seeing the outsides and taking some photos which is why the Putrajaya tourist attractions can be best visited on a tour.

This is the tour I took and recommend.

There is a section below which talks more about taking a tour.

What I also loved here is that the buildings were all designed by Malaysian architects and meant to represent this country. It’s really a unique place.

Putrajaya Lake

Putrajaya Lake

Putrajaya’s ambition can best be seen in one of the top places in Putrajaya, Putrajaya Lake. In our opinion, this manmade lake is the most impressive attraction in Putrajaya. This 650 hectare lake has become the centrepiece of the city with many of the impressive buildings and accommodation options located on its banks.

Believe it or not, fishing is popular activity here. There are also some beautiful gardens, jogging trails and cycling tracks.

From Marina Putrajaya, you can do a whole host of Putrajaya lake activities like stand up paddle boarding or zoom along the lake in a water jetpack.

You can also cruise the lank on a catamaran or wooden perahu (more details below).

It is also the best place in Putrajaya at night to take a walk.

Putra Mosque

Putra Mosque

From the banks of the Putrajaya Lake you can see the Putra Mosque – one of the Putrajaya places to visit.

Most of the population of Putrajaya are Muslim so the Putra Mosque is an important site in this city as well as one of the tourist attractions in Putrajaya.

This is a beautiful rose tinted mosque built for up to 15,000 worshippers at any one time. Non-Muslim visitors are permitted to visit outside of the designated prayer times.

Robes are provided on entrance if you’d like to step inside and appreciate the ornate decorations, or grab a moment of peace.

Address: Persiaran Persekutuan, Presint 1, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Perdana Putra (Prime Minister’s Offices)

Perdana Putra

As the administrative capital of Malaysia, one of the Putrajaya things to do is admire the Perdana Putra, or Prime Minister’s Offices.

It’s just steps away from Putra Mosque and can be appreciated from the outside only. Built is an Islamic architectural style, this building is lovely to look at and a mixture of both eastern and western influences.

You can admire the mint green dome, the east and west wings of the building, and see Dataran Perdana where the prime minister holds ceremonies and meets with dignitaries.

The walkways and surrounding garden are also beautifully kept and landscaped.

Address: Persiaran Sultan Sallahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Presint 1, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Perbadanan Putrajaya

Perbadanan Putrajaya

Perbadanan Putrajaya is another example of the architecture of this city, with an enormous archway in the centre of the building. This tourist attraction in Putrajaya makes for a great photo opportunity, celebrating the modern architecture of this city.

The area is quite beautiful too with flowers and grassy areas perfect for a picnic or lunch.

It’s directly opposite the Palace of Justice and, through the centre of it, you can see the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque coming up next!

Address: Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya, 24, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 3, 62675, Putrajaya

Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque

Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque

Also known as the Iron Mosque, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque is one of the most unique mosques in the world and a must see among Putrajaya attractions 2024.

This is a modern and intricately constructed building taking inspiration from the past yet obviously looking towards the future. The mosque is constructed with metal wires and lacks any minarets, making it quite a unique design. Inside is airy and spacious, adorned with calligraphy from the Quran.

The mosque sits just opposite the Palace Of Justice, and there is also a green and luscious garden.

If you enjoy cutting edge architecture, this is the best place to visit in Putrajaya.

Address: 25, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Presint 3, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Istana Kehakiman (Palace Of Justice)

Istana Kehakiman (Palace Of Justice)

Just opposite the Iron Mosque sits the Palace Of Justice, another interesting place in Putrajaya.

The Palace of Justice can be appreciated from both inside and out. There is a spacious courtyard and Taj Mahal like architecture on the outside, and a museum on the inside.

If you’re interested in judicial history then the museum is one of the fun things to do in Putrajaya. You can see costumes and a stone monument known as the Batu Bersurat which lists Islamic laws and dates from 1303AD.

There’s also a justice hall of fame with biographies of Malaysia’s Chief Justices, and a mock high court. Look up and you’ll also see the decorative interior of the domes.

This is not always open to the public so check before travelling here.

Address: Persiaran Perdana, Presint 3, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Taman Botani (Botanical Gardens)

Taman Botani (Botanical Gardens) Putrajaya

One of the best outdoor activities in Putrajaya is a visit to the Taman Botani. This is an excellent botanical gardens to visit with over 700 species of plants including many native to the region. There’s also beautiful trees, plenty of grassy areas suitable for a picnic, and a canopy bridge to walk over.

You can explore by hiring a bike at a reasonable price or walking around. Another way to explore is via a tram ride (which is more like a bus).

This is the best thing to do in Putrajaya if you’re looking for a peaceful setting. It is rarely crowded. Note, however, it’s best to bring food and drinks with you as there are limited options available for purchase.

If you’re looking for places to visit in Putrajaya at night, the Taman Botani is open until 7pm.

However, note that currently, there is some development happening in these gardens and it’s not at its best.

Address: Lebuh Perdana Barat, Presint 1, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Views From The Putrajaya International Convention Centre

Views over Putrajaya from Putrajaya International Convention Centre

An easy place to visit is the outside of the Putrajaya International Convention Centre where you can find views back over Putrajaya.

It only takes a moment to take a look and snap some great photos, and you’ll be glad you did.

Taman Wetlands

Another Putrajaya interesting place among this city’s unique attractions is the Taman Wetlands. What makes it so cool is its close proximity to the city – it’s less than 2km away.

This area is actually a man-made wetlands which has become an important ecosystem and home to around 100 species of birds. Plenty of other animals including mammals, reptiles and insects have also made this wetlands their home.

There are plenty of Putrajaya outdoor activities you can do here like jogging, cycling, picnicking and exploring gardens like the bamboo garden. There’s also a playground for kids.

It’s open until 7pm so a walk here can be one of the things to do in Putrajaya at night.

Address: Presint 13, Putrajaya

Putra Bridge

Putra Bridge

One can not write a Putrajaya what to do list without mentioning the Putra Bridge. This bridge is huge and a stunning piece of architecture.

From the bridge you can get great views of the lake, the Putra Mosque and the Prime Minister’s Office. The bridge also leads to another nice place to visit in Putrajaya, Putra Square.

Putra Bridge is also a Putrajaya night attraction with night time being the best time to snap a photo.

Address: Presint 2, Putrajaya, Selangor

River Cruise

Putrajaya river cruise

From Marina Putrajaya there are a range of cruises you can do including a sightseeing cruise, a dining cruise and a more traditional wooden boat cruise similar to a gondola. There are also larger capacity, modern and airconditioned boats.

This is a great way to see and appreciate Putrajaya from it’s unique man-made lake – itself the Putrajaya best place to visit.

While a cruise itself is one of the activities to do in Putrajaya, they can also take you to many of the things to see in Putrajaya.

I highly recommend it.

You can do this as part of the half day tour from KL that I took and recommend here.

District 21

District 21 KL

District 21 is located in the IOI City Mall, itself a large mall and the best place at Putrajaya for shopping.

This is the best place to go in Putrajaya for adrenaline junkies, and a visit is certainly one of the most interesting things to do in Putrajaya for kids.

There’s a whole host of attractions here involving sliding, jumping, climbing and more.

It’s themed as a post-apocalyptic world with activities for both kids and adults. There’s a maze, climbing wall and much more. A great way to spend half a day!

Address: AT 6, IOI City Mall, IOI Resort City, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Click here to see the latest prices and get your discounted ticket.

Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon

If you’re looking beyond your Putrajaya to do list, consider a visit to Sunway Lagoon. This is an awesome outdoor theme park with seven different sections and a huge range of waterslides, rides and a whole host of other attractions.

Parks include the Sunway Lost Lagoon and Water Park complete with a man-made surf beach, erupting volcanos, many water slides and more. There’s also Wildlife Park zoo, X Park with go-carts, climbing walls and bungee jumping, Scream Park complete with thrilling (or terrifying) rides and an Amusement Park.

There is a great deal of variety and something to suit everyone, but particularly kids. It makes for an excellent day out and is located about a 40 minute drive away from Putrajaya.

Click here for discounted tickets.

Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is very easy to visit if you’re based in Putrajaya. The best way to get there is to hop on a train from Putrajaya & Cyberjaya and head to KL Sentral station. The trip just takes 20 minutes and is inexpensive.

Alternatively, a taxi ride from Putrajaya to KL will take about 40 minutes.

In KL, you can see all the main sites like the Petronas Towers, Merdeka Square, KLCC Park as well enjoy all the shopping, food, museums and markets that make KL such a popular destination.

Click here for more ideas of things to do in KL.

Putrajaya Attractions On A Tour

Looking towards Palace Of Justice through Perbadanan Putrajaya

While it’s possible to get to Putrajaya by train and there are electric buses and bikes around town, traveling around still isn’t super easy.

To make the most of the things to do around Putrajaya, I recommend a tour. This way all the transport and attractions are taken care of for you.

I personally took this tour on Klook . It was a super easy way to enjoy all the interesting places in Putrajaya in an easy format. I highly recommend it.

Click here to book it now.

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Best Place To Stay In Putrajaya

When it comes to where to stay in Putrajaya, there is a great range of hotels and some of the best value 5-star hotels I have seen anywhere. No matter what your budget, your holiday style or who you are travelling with, you’ll easily find a great place to stay.  

Below I’ve listed a few different places to consider including a budget, mid-range and more luxurious option.

BEST – DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside Review

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If you want 5 star luxury, I recommend staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton. This is an awesome resort and in keeping with Putrajaya’s reputation as a green city as there are 4 acres of gardens here.

This resort is also great for families with kids as there’s a playground and two kids pools.

Accommodation options include standard rooms, deluxe rooms, executive rooms and suites including two bedroom options sleeping up to 9 guests. There’s really an option for everyone.

The resort offers free WiFi throughout, there is a spa and a fitness centre, an infinity pool and five dining options including a bar. Marina Putrajaya is only a short walk away.

Click here for the latest prices.

MID-RANGE –  The Everly Putrajaya Hotel Review

best place to visit in putrajaya

The Everly Putrajaya Hotel is a modern hotel offering spacious, comfortable and affordable rooms. This hotel also offers free parking for guests that are driving.

Room options include deluxe rooms, superior rooms and suites. Each room offers free WiFi, a kettle, air-conditioning, a safe and TV. It’s also possible to request an extra bed if needed.

The hotel has one restaurant onsite, Fuze Restaurant, which offers lunch and dinner, as well as the Nuevo Cafe. There’s also a fitness centre, currency exchange and 24 hour reception.

Both Alamanda Shopping Centre and Putrajaya Lake are a short walk away.

BUDGET – OYO 707 Ayuni Hotel Review

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For budget friendly accommodation, OYO 707 Ayuni Hotel is our top pick.

This hotel offers both standard and superior rooms, either with twin beds or a queen/king bed. Rooms are simple with a private bathroom, TV and sitting area.

The property is located far from Putrajaya’s attractions and is best if you need to be based in Bangi. This is simple accommodation with a 24 hour front desk and free WiFi throughout.

Kuala Lumpur is also not far away. You can see our top picks for accommodation in KL here.

How To Get To Putrajaya

Putrajaya stop on the KLIA train between KLIA and KL Sentral

It’s easy to get to Putrajaya from Kuala Lumpur by car, taxi or public transport. It is just a 40 minute drive from KLCC or you can take a train in just 18 minutes from KL Sentral.

It’s also easy to get here from the airport or elsewhere in Malaysia.

Click here to read our full guide to getting to Putrajaya from KL .

Putrajaya dam

Putrajaya With Kids

Like most places in Malaysia, kids and families are made to feel welcome in Putrajaya.

Having said that, when it comes to what to do in Putrajaya Malaysia with kids, beyond District 21, there are not many places to see in Putrajaya that will interest kids. A visit here mostly involves looking at cool buildings and walking around. There are a couple of playgrounds, but not much more to offer kids for any longer than a day trip.

There are places to visit near Putrajaya like Sunway Lagoon, and of course Kuala Lumpur, that have lots more to offer.

Putrajaya

Final Words

Whichever way you look at it, there’s no denying that Putrajaya is an interesting place to visit! It is modern, luscious, yet can be eerily quiet!

There are enough interesting places to visit in Putrajaya for a day trip, and it’s also a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of much bigger Kuala Lumpur.

Even if you only do a Putrajaya 1 day trip, I recommend you visit to this unique city.

Click here for more information on a tour I took to visit here and recommend . It visits many of the places above.

Read more guides to nearby Kuala Lumpur here or nearby Sunway Lagoon here . You can find all our Putrajaya guides here.

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By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is a certified Malaysia travel expert and can't get enough of travelling and talking about Malaysia since she first visited 21 years ago. She travels around Malaysia multiple times a year both alone and with her kids. She used to call Penang home and especially loves this food paradise. Sharon also has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, a Certificate III in International Travel Sales and has been certified by Tourism Malaysia as a Malaysia Travel Expert. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to this amazing destination.

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1. Putra Mosque

Putra Mosque

1 km from city center 1 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

The principle mosque of Putrajaya, the Putra Mosque is one of the major landmarks of Malaysia. Facing the Putrajaya Lake, the rose-tinted building with Arabic-Islamic architecture is famous as the "Pink Mosque".

2. IOI City Mall Putrajaya

IOI City Mall Putrajaya

5 km from city center 2 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

The IOI City Mall is an all-in-one lifestyle and entertainment center situated within IOI Resort City, Putrajaya. Being the largest mall in South Klang Valley, its four story building houses over 350 outlets of shopping brands, eateries and convenience stores.

3. Putrajaya Botanical Garden

Putrajaya Botanical Garden

2 km from city center 3 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Putrajaya Botanical Garden is the biggest botanical garden in Malaysia located in the northern section of Precint 1. Locally referred to as Taman Botani, it is a haven for nature lovers and avid cyclists and serves as a perfect picnic spot.

4. Putrajaya Lake

Putrajaya Lake

2 km from city center 4 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

The Putrajaya Lake, located right at the heart of city, is one of the biggest man-made lakes of Malaysia. Spanning across a huge area of 650 hectares, it is popular the water sports, and recreational activities.

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5. Alamanda Putrajaya

Alamanda Putrajaya

2 km from city center 5 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Alamanda is a shopping and entertainment centre situated at Precinct 1. Touted to be the biggest mall in Putrajaya, it houses an exclusive range of over 160 brand stores.

6. Seri Wawasan Bridge

Seri Wawasan Bridge

1 km from city center 6 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Spread acrodd Seri Wawasan Bridge is one of the most prominent bridges in Putrajaya, known for its futuristic style of architecture. It is marvelously designed as a sailing ship and looks stunning at night with a vibrant display of colors.

7. Seri Perdana

Seri Perdana

3 km from city center 7 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Seri Perdana, located in Presint 10, Malaysia is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

8. Putrajaya Wetlands Park

Putrajaya Wetlands Park

5 km from city center 8 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

The Putrajaya Wetlands Park, also known as Taman Wetlands, is well known as the largest artificially constructed freshwater wetlands. The park itself spreads across a large area of 138 hectares and houses some of the rarest indegenous species of flora and fauna growing in this region.

9. Perdana Putra

Perdana Putra

10 km from city center 9 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Perdana Putra is the office complex of the Prime Minister of Malaysia located on top of the main hillock of Putrajaya. It stands proudly as a symbol of prosperity, growth, harmony and rich heritage of the nation.

10. Millennium Monument Putrajaya

Millennium Monument Putrajaya

2 km from city center 10 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

The second National Monument to be built in Putrajaya, the 68 meter tall Millennium Monument is located on a 25 hectare park in Precinct 2. It looks like a huge pencil from standing from a distance and on viewing it from above, it looks like a hibiscus flower

11. Putrajaya Equestrian Park

Putrajaya Equestrian Park

3 km from city center 11 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Putrajaya Equestrian Park is a 70-acre equestrian centre located in Precinct 5. The park features a polo field, a grandstand, paddock, dressage arena and is home to a number of ponies and horses.

12. Marina Putrajaya

Marina Putrajaya

4 km from city center 12 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Marina Putrajaya, formerly known as Maritime Centre, is a leisure and sports complex situated by Putrajay Lakeside at Precinct 5. The complex is a popular extreme water sports & training centre for sports enthusiasts.

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13. Putra Bridge

Putra Bridge

1 km from city center 13 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

The Putrajaya Bridge, popularly known as the Putra Bridge, is the main city bridge located in Presint 2 in Putrajaya. It is the longest bridge in Putrajaya with a total length of 435 meters connecting the Heritage Square to the Convention Center.

14. Putrajaya Challenge Park

Putrajaya Challenge Park

14 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Putrajaya Challenge Park is touted to be the largest indoor climbing gym located in Precinct 5. It is a 30-hectare park containing the best of the extreme park facilities in South Asia.

15. Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya

Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya

2 km from city center 15 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Moroccan Pavilion located in Putrajaya is a fine replica of the palaces in Morocco, designed with the objective of cultural exchange between Malaysia and Morocco. The locals call it Astaka Morocco.

16. Anjung Floria

Anjung Floria

2 km from city center 16 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Anjung Floria located in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman is one of the most beautifully designed gardens in Malaysia. Pebbled paths, mini bridges and lush vegetation sprout throughout the garden alongside the incredibly vibrant range of flowers.

17. Agriculture Heritage Park

Agriculture Heritage Park

17 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Taman Warisan Pertanian, or Agriculture Heritage Park, is an agricultural heritage park located at Presint 16 in Putrajaya. With an eclectic range of tropical fruits and over 180 crops, the agricultural park is frequented by those interested in horticulture.

18. SkyRides Festival Park

SkyRides Festival Park

18 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Sky Rides Festival Park in Putrajaya is a one of its kind amusement park located in Presint 2. You can also take a ride on Malaysia's first and the largest tethered helium balloon here and enjoy panoramic views up in Putrajaya's skyline.

19. Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque

Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque

2 km from city center 19 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque is the largest and the second principal mosque in Putrajaya. It looks soul-stirring as it stands majestically in the vicinity of the beautiful Poudre Lake which makes it a must-visit for the tourists and pilgrims.

20. Cruise Tasik Putrajaya

Cruise Tasik Putrajaya

3 km from city center 20 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Cruise Tasik is one of the most prominent attractions in Putrajaya operating in Malaysia’s famous man-made Putrajaya Lake. Sail through their AC cruises and Perahu boats with various packages booked near the Putrajaya Café or from various resorts nearby. You can also get a romantic getaway with the love boats and romantic dinner packages on the cruise.

21. China Malaysia Friendship Garden

China Malaysia Friendship Garden

3 km from city center 21 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

China Malaysia Friendship Garden is an alluring Chinese- style garden situated in proximity to Seri Saujana Bridge. It is graced with bonsai trees, pagoda, rocks and ponds. There are also stones decorated all over the garden and some Chinese calligraphy and artwork too.

22. Palace of Justice

Palace of Justice

2 km from city center 22 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Palace of Justice or Istana Kehakiman is a grand palace located in the administrative capital of Malaysia, Putrajaya. It is a masterpiece with the essence of Islamic, Moorish, Palladian and Neoclassicism style together. It is famous for its grand facet designed in the Islamic way with beautiful domes and minarets as the main attraction.

23. Putrajaya International Convention Centre

Putrajaya International Convention Centre

3 km from city center 23 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Putrajaya Convention Centre, located in Precint 5 of Putrajaya, is a pre-eminent convention center and meeting venue established in 2004. An iconic landmark, it is designed like a flattened alien spaceship which makes it a popular passing-by point for the tourists. It is worth cruising past for the panoramic view of the surroundings.

24. Natural History Museum Putrajaya

Natural History Museum Putrajaya

4 km from city center 24 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Located in Putrajaya, the Natural History Museum gives a deep insight into the natural Malaysian heritage. The museum houses a ginormous variety of plant, animal, rock, fossil as well as mineral specimens. Interesting facts and trivia of these species are also displayed inside the museum.

25. Gunung Nuang

Gunung Nuang

29 km from city center 25 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

Gunung Nuang or Mount Nuang is a mountain peak in the Titiwangsa mountain range of Malaysia bordered by Pahang and Selangor on each side. Itis the second highest peak in the Selangor region and 86th highest peak in Malaysia. It is famous for hiking and camping with three different campsites in the path.

26. National Heroes Square Putrajaya

National Heroes Square Putrajaya

4 km from city center 26 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

To pay homage to the Malaysian military dead in wars, the National Heroes Square of Putrajaya in Malaysia as a war memorial was formed. Also known as Dataran Pahlawan Negara in Malay, the National Heroes Square comprises the main square, Malayasian War Memorial Pavilion, and the famous Malaysian Armed forces and Police Museum.

27. District 21

District 21

5 km from city center 27 out of 27 Things To Do in Putrajaya

District 21 is an indoor apocalypse-themed park with thrilling rides in Putrajaya's famous mall, IOI City Mall. Spread over an area of 70,000 square feet, District 21 challenges the visitors with their adventurous rides and activities like climbing, jumping, riding, sliding, and flying. There are 11 other attractions with varied difficulties for more frolic experience with friends and family.

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You might want to know what are the Top Putrajaya Attractions if you are thinking of visiting Putrajaya,

Putrajaya , Malaysia's federal administrative capital, is a modern planned city with construction having started in only the late 1990s and no expense has been spared in creating a world class modern living and working environment.

It might not be the most exciting city on the planet but it sure is pretty. About 38% of the city's 4900 hectare area has been set aside as green areas and indeed its parks are, in my opinion, the top Putrajaya attractions.

A central feature to the city is a man-made 650 hectare lake whose tentacles extend into wetland zones, boating and water sports areas. The lake is designed to cool down the city as well as help with flood control and water purification.

Spanning these stretches of water are some spectacular bridges which are illuminated with changing coloured lights at night.

Add to this a number of grand Government buildings, mosques, palaces and monuments and you have a visually appealing cityscape.

Here is my list of the Top Putrajaya Attractions

Cruise Tasik

Cruise Tasik Putrajaya  

One of the best ways to see the city's sights is by taking a 45 minute daytime or evening sightseeing cruise on a comfortable air-conditioned 76 seater cruise boat. Gondola-style boat rides are also available.

Marina Putrajaya

Marina Putrajaya  

With a musical fountain, extreme water sports, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and much more there is plenty to do at Marina Putrajaya.

Putrajaya Botanical Gardens

Putrajaya Botanical Garden  (Taman Botani)

Putrajaya has some of the nicest urban parks in the country and my favourite is the Putrajaya Botanical Garden, a beautifully manicured park showcasing tropical plant and tree specimens.

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Wetlands Park  (Taman Wetland)  

This is said to be the largest man-made freshwater wetlands in the tropics. Here you can learn how wetlands act as a natural filtration system and see some of the creatures that live in wetlands habitats.

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Agriculture Heritage Park  (Taman Warisan Pertanian)  

Here is where you can see examples of traditional Malaysian crops such as rubber, palm oil, fruit trees, cocoa, herbs and spices.

best place to visit in putrajaya

Taman Wawasan  

Taman Wawasan is a tranquil park in the heart of the city with bicycle and jogging paths, lotus ponds, splendid views and even a pebble beach.

best place to visit in putrajaya

Taman Saujana Hijau  

This is a hilltop park planted with pines and conifers and designed to have a more European feel. 

best place to visit in putrajaya

Rimba Alam Park

This is a forest park with horse riding paths running along the ridges and hilltops on the eastern edge of Putrajaya.

Putra Mosque

Putra Mosque  

One of Putrajaya's top landmarks, this imposing pink granite mosque is capable of accommodating 15,000 worshippers. Elements of its basement design have similarity to the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca while the minaret is thought to resemble the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad.

Perdana Putra (Prime Minister's Office)

Prime Minister's Office  Perdana Putra  

This huge Moghul-style green domed building is the seat of power in Malaysia and contains the offices of the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and various other arms of government.

PICC

Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC)  

This is a massive convention centre with a distinctive architectural design said to be shaped like a royal belt buckle. It is not utilised as much as it could be but is worth visiting if only for the fine views from its hilltop position.

One of Putrajaya's unique bridges.

Bridges  

Bridges might seem an unusual choice for top Putrajaya attractions but the city's unique and distinctive bridges are something special. They include the Putra Bridge, the Seri Perdana Bridge, the Seri Bakti Bridge, the Seri Gemilang Bridge and the Seri Wawasan Bridge. Some of them are brightly illuminated at night. Malaysia's premier annual flower and garden festival,  Putrajaya Floria,  has a new permanent site near the Seri Saujana Bridge.

Putrajaya Challenge Park

Putrajaya Challenge Park  

This is a park for adventure and thrill-seekers with a giant indoor rock climbing centre, an extensive concrete BMX and skate-board park and cross-country mountain bike trails. Definitely one of the top Putrajaya attractions.

Millennium Monument

Millennium Monument  

The Millennium Monument features a path way which wraps around the lower levels of the column features a timeline of engraved glass panels which trace the important milestones in Malaysia's history over the centuries up to the year 2000. 

Seri Perdana (PM's Residence)

Seri Perdana

Seri Perdana is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Malaysia. This sprawling complex with extensive landscaped gardens comprises three main blocks - one for receptions and protocol, one for banquets and one as the residence. It used to be open to the public but no longer.

Equestrian Centre

Putrajaya Equestrian Centre  

This facility is not very well known but has a riding school open to the public at reasonable rates with packages for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. The centre also has equestrian and polo fields, dressage arena, grandstand and paddock and hosts the occasional racing and show jumping event.

Cycling in Putrajaya

Cycling in Putrajaya  

Cycling in Putrajaya is a pleasure. There are many places to choose from but here is my suggested route map for the best urban bike ride in Malaysia.

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For those rainy days there are a couple of small museums in Putrajaya which are worth seeing. There is the Justice Museum   which gives information on how Malaysia's legal system developed. Then there is the Museum of Nature where you can find stuffed examples of endangered Malaysian mammals and a collection of exotic insects.

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Skyrides Festivals Park

At Skyrides Festivals Park in Putrajaya you can enjoy a tethered helium balloon ride or test your Ninja skills on Sky Warrior Rainforest Challenge.

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Royal Floria Putrajaya

This is the number one happening in Putrajaya's events calendar. Held annually since 2007, this world class flower and garden show attracts huge crowds and gets better and better each year. Read full details of this year's event here.

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Ayer@8 Promenade

This lakeside dining, shopping and commercial development is the latest addition to the city's retail therapy centres.

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17 Things To Do In Putrajaya That Prove There’s More To The City Than Government Buildings

best place to visit in putrajaya

Things to do in Putrajaya

Putrajaya is home to almost all of Malaysia’s government buildings after it replaced KL as the nation’s federal administrative centre. So it’s racked up a reputation as a city most of us wouldn’t usually think of when scouting out fun activities to do in Klang Valley – case in point, when it was voted the least romantic state in Malaysia back in 2020.  

But you’ll be surprised with the variety of attractions hiding out here – a thrilling skate park, romantic cruise rides, and ‘overseas’ photo spots included. So venture beyond your usual places in KL and Selangor and check out these 17 cool things to do in Putrajaya .

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– sports –, – leisure –, guide of things to do in putrajaya, 1. explore a chinese garden at china-malaysia friendship garden.

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The pandemic has undoubtedly dashed many of our travel plans. But there are attractions such as China-Malaysia Friendship Garden that bring scenic overseas places to our country.

This lesser-known garden in Klang Valley is part of the larger Anjung Floria Garden, a public park in Putrajaya comprising several smaller gardens. The Chinese-style garden was opened in 2015 to commemorate Malaysia’s diplomatic ties with China.

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Boasting a Chinese pavilion, moon gate, and stone walls, the garden has plenty of spots that look straight out of a Chinese historical drama. Visitors can drop by to soak up the beauty of these traditional structures, and take enchanting ‘overseas’ snaps – the garden’s entrance with its dramatic, sweeping roof is an especially popular photo-taking spot. 

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Address: Anjung Floria, Lebuh Sentosa, Presint 4, 62250 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Opening hours: Mon – Sat 9AM-11PM (Closed on Sundays) 

2. Dip your feet in a sandy beach at Pantai Floria

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A new attraction at Putrajaya is Pantai Floria , an artificial beach in Precinct 4 that stretches 100 metres and is complete with sandy banks and water to dip your feet in.

The beach was opened to the public on 1st March 2022, and has quickly become a popular place to kayak, fish, camp and picnic along the beach. 

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You can rent two fishing rods for RM50/day , or go for a relaxing kayak (RM15/ride) ride on the lake’s wide expanse of water . There’s a small fee (RM3/adult and RM2/child) to pay to enter this family-friendly beach.

Address : Sisiran Floria, Presint 4, 62675 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Opening hours: 9AM-6.30PM, Daily Rekreasi Air Sisiran Floria Putrajaya Facebook ​​

3. Take photos in a Moroccan pavilion at Astaka Morocco

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Another well-known photo spot in Putrajaya is Astaka Morocco . This eye-catching pavilion features delicately crafted pillars and archways by Moroccan artisans, celebrating Malaysia’s diplomatic links with Morocco.

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You’ll want to take your time to explore every corner of this marvellous structure located at the edge of Putrajaya Botanical Garden. Here, you’ll find a myriad of delightful subjects and backdrops for your photos – from a stone fountain in the centre of the stunning tiled courtyard, to the many carved doors, walls and arches inside the pavilion. 

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This slice of authentic Moroccan architecture will transport you to the grand palaces of Marrakech, Morocco, without a flight involved. 

Tickets: RM3/adult and RM1/kid

Address: Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Opening hours: Wed – Mon 9AM-6PM (Closed on Tuesdays)  

4. Catch stunning night views of bridges in Putrajaya

Spend enough time driving through Putrajaya and you’ll find yourself cruising over multiple bridges – the city happens to have eight unique bridges that connect its 20 precincts.

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One of these bridges is Seri Gemilang Bridge , an elaborate European-style bridge modelled after Pont Alexandre III bridge in Paris, France. It’s even flanked by four decorative towers with elegant gold and marble trimmings.

The bridge is even more captivating at night when it lights up, making it an ideal spot for romantic strolls along its designated pedestrian lanes and a charming subject for photographers. 

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In contrast to the old-world charm of Seri Gemilang Bridge, Seri Wawasan Bridge in Precinct 2 is a futuristic, asymmetric bridge that looks like the bow of a ship. This bridge lights up in vivid colours from evening till midnight, and has a pedestrian lane right down the middle where you can take amazing symmetrical shots. 

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The longest bridge in the city, Putra Bridge stretches 435-metres long and is three storeys tall. Its top level is used as a vehicle crossing, while its lowest level is a pedestrian lane that leads out to scenic piers by the lake. A monorail track is planned for its middle level. 

For a fun fact, this bridge is modelled after the Khaju Bridge in Iran.

5. Check out a pink mosque on a lake, Putra Mosque

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It’s hard to miss Putra Mosque in Putrajaya. This iconic waterfront landmark is a sacred space for Muslims in the country, and an architectural attraction due to its unique pink exterior comprising nine pink-coloured domes crafted with rose-tinted marble.

It’s one of only a handful of well-known pink mosques located around the world.

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Non-muslims are welcome to visit during non-prayer hours to explore the Main Prayer Hall, where soft, rosy sunlight is reflected off the pink interior walls and massive dome.

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Hooded robes are provided free-of-charge to all women, as well as anyone who is not in proper attire for their visit.

As Putra Mosque is a fully-operating place of worship, visitors should keep in mind and observe religious protocols when here. These include removing shoes when entering the Main Prayer Hall and refraining from talking loudly. 

Visiting hours for non-Muslims are as follows: 

  • Saturday – Thursday: 9AM-12.30PM | 2PM-4PM | 5.30PM-6PM
  • Friday: 3PM-4PM | 5.30PM-6PM

Address: Persiaran Persekutuan, Presint 1, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Opening hours: 9AM-6PM, Daily

6. Climb up unique steps for elevated photo ops

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Flights of steps may not sound like much of an attraction. But throw in vibrant paint and manicured foliage, and they instantly turn into eye-pleasing areas for urban photography. 

Take Alamanda Steps for example. These colourful steps connecting Alamanda Shopping Mall to a riverside area was given a fresh coat of paint and geometric designs in 2019, and it has since become popular location for photo ops in the city. 

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A new landmark in Putrajaya is Tangga Putrajaya Steps , another set of steps in the city that has been attracting attention online. It was opened to the public in October 2021 as a recreational area for residents, as well as a new spot to catch panoramic views of Putrajaya.

The flight is about 30-metres in length and comprises 248 steps. Its design is inspired by well-known steps from abroad such as Spanish Steps in Italy, and also one closer to home – Batu Caves.

When the hotter months of March and April are around the corner, visitors can expect to see pink and white Tecoma trees in bloom along the steps.

Alamanda Steps Address: Jalan Alamanda, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily

Tangga Putrajaya Steps Address : PPJ 277 Laman Perdana, Persiaran Sultan Sallahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Presint 1, 62000, Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily

7. Visit an Iron Mosque, or Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque

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Another equally impressive mosque here is Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque. Dubbed the “Iron Mosque” by locals, this open-concept mosque is constructed mainly of stainless steel, giving it a futuristic look that sets it apart from more traditional mosques.

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The mosque is open to visitors during non-prayer hours, so architectural buffs can check out its stunning interior influenced by Chinese and German architecture. This mosque’s charms include its many symmetrical arches and minimalist dome.

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As with all places of worship, visitors are expected to dress and act appropriately. Women and anyone not dressed accordingly can loan hooded robes for free.

  • Saturday to Thursday: 9AM-12.30PM | 2PM-4PM | 5.30PM-6PM

Address: 25, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Presint 3, 62100 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Telephone: 03-8880 4300

8. Go kayaking and canoeing at Pusat Rekreasi Air

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Another way that thrill-seekers can catch views of Putra Mosque is to drop by Pusat Rekreasi Air . This lakeside recreational centre hosts several fun, family-friendly water activities, including kayaking (RM10.60/hour) and canoeing (RM15.90/hour) .

It will take you about 15 minutes to paddle up to Putra Mosque from here, but the close-up views of the iconic structure from the water is well worth the journey. 

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Those with little ones can opt for paddle boats (from RM10.60/hour) – each seats a maximum of two adults and three kids, aged 3-12 years old. Safety life jackets are provided to passengers, so they can securely pedal past nature gems here such as Putrajaya Wetlands Park and Putrajaya Botanical Park. 

Other boat options here are fishing boats (from RM21.20), which you can rent with two of your besties for four hours. It comes with one fishing rod, and is available from 9AM-7PM. 

Address: Pusat Rekreasi Air Putrajaya,Presint 13 Taman Wetland 62575 Putrajaya Opening hours: Wed – Mon 9AM-6PM | Tue 9AM-5.30PM Pusat Rekreasi Air Putrajaya Facebook 

9. Try out extreme sports at Putrajaya Challenge Park

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Amateur and pro skateboarders alike can check out Putrajaya Challenge Park – an adventure park with an outdoor skate park featuring bowls, rails, and ramps so you can show off your skateboarding tricks without worrying about cars or pedestrians. 

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The skate park also has an area to accommodate other sports such as rollerblading and dirt biking. Besides these, there are vibrant street art murals that you can check out while here too .

Opening hours for skate park: Mon – Thu 8AM-8PM | Fri – Sun 8AM-10PM 

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If extreme indoor sports are more your thing, there’s an indoor area here for rock climbing. Fees are charged for adults (RM6/hour) and kids (RM3/hour) to enter this area in the challenge park, which features six zones, including Bouldering, Top Rope, Lead Climb, and Speed Climbing. 

A separate Children’s Zone has lower climbing walls and padded floors so your kids can try out this fun activity too. 

Opening hours for wall climbing:

  • Mon, Tue, Thur & Sun 10AM-1PM & 2PM-5PM
  • Wed & Sat 10AM-1PM, 2PM-5PM & 6PM-9PM
  • Fri 9AM-12PM, 3PM-6PM and 7PM-10PM 

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Address: Jalan P5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Putrajaya Challenge Park Facebook

10. Go swimming and detox in a sauna at Marina Putrajaya

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A pool is a great way to cool down from the Malaysian heat. At Marina Putrajaya , you can wade in an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool to escape the tropical rays at affordable prices – it costs only RM5/adult and RM3/kid , per session.

The pool is open for multiple swimming sessions, according to day: 

  • 9AM-11.30AM: Monday to Sunday
  • 12.45PM-3.15PM: Monday to Thursday, and Saturday & Sunday
  • 4.30PM-7PM: Monday to Sunday
  • 7.30PM-10PM: Friday and Saturday

On Friday, there’s a special Ladies Hour to accommodate female swimmers who prefer a girls-only swimming session.

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Besides water activities, Marina Putrajaya has other sport and entertainment facilities, also with affordable rates. There’s a gym (RM10/hour) with treadmills and bench press bars and squash court (RM15/hour), as well as a sauna (RM15/45 minutes) room for some detox after your workout. 

Entertainment facilities here include s nooker (RM12/hour), pool (RM10/hour), and d art (RM5/hour) areas.

Address: No 1, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9AM-6.30PM | Sat & Sun 9AM-10PM Marina Putrajaya website

11. Try out flyboarding with Flyboard Malaysia

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For those who are into extreme water sports, Flyboard Malaysia lets you ‘fly’ up to 15 metres in the air with water-propelled jet packs.

There are five different packages for adventurous individual to check out here. If you have no prior experience, go for the Beginners’ Package (RM370/pax) for 30 minutes of flyboarding time.

A personal instructor will guide you through a set of safety protocols, and keep a close eye on you while you try out cool flyboarding tricks on the water.

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You won’t have to leave your kids out of this fun activity – the Tandem Ride (RM150/pax) is catered to children over four years of age. The 10-minute flight experience is assisted by a friendly instructor, who will hop onto the flyboard along with your little ones so they are well looked after on the water. 

Address: Marina Putrajaya. No.1, Jalan 5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Opening hours: 9AM-7PM, Daily Telephone: 012-287 1120 Flyboard Malaysia Facebook

12. Challenge yourself with gruelling attractions at District 21

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IOI City Mall is another mall in Putrajaya that’s well-frequented by residents in the Klang Valley. It is the largest mall in the Southern Klang Valley, hosting a long list of food spots and retailers, as well as entertainment spots like District 21.

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This post-apocalyptic themed sports and recreation park covers a whopping 70,000 square feet. Thrill-seekers can try out 10 adventure attractions here – such as Sky Trail, Tubby Ride and Free Fall – that’ll have you climbing, jumping, riding, sliding and flying through exciting, physically challenging courses. 

Consider bringing the whole fam here, as there’s no age limit for patrons. There is only a height limit of 90cm that you’ll want to take note of. 

Tickets : RM60/pax from Mondays to Thursdays, and RM70/pax on Saturdays & Sundays

Address: IOI City Mall, AT6, Level 1, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Opening hours: Sun – Fri 12PM-8PM | Sat 10AM-8PM District 21 Facebook 

13. Cycle around Putrajaya Wetlands Park

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Malaysia is home to over 90 wetlands – untouched nature zones comprising land, water, and animals. Putrajaya Wetlands Park happens to be one of them, taking up over 197.2 hectares – over 360 football fields – of space in the city and functioning as a ‘green lung’. 

Unlike other wetlands, Putrajaya wetlands is the first man-made freshwater wetlands in Malaysia, which encloses 24 wetlands cells and Wetlands areas. It is also home to over 24 species of freshwater fish and aquatic animals including flamingoes and swans.

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The park is free to enter, and is popular for laidback activities such as jogging and cycling. Bicycles (RM8/hour) are also available for rent.

Other features of this sprawling area include a treehouse lookout point you can climb up for views of surrounding mangroves, and a flamingo pond where you see these elegant, pink animals chilling in the lake. 

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Address: Putrajaya Wetlands Park, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Opening hours: Tue – Sun 9AM-5PM (Closed on Mondays) 

14. Go on a cruise tour with Cruise Tasik Putrajaya

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Cruise tours are scarce in the Klang Valley – but you can find one in Putrajaya at Cruise Tasik Putrajaya . They host sightseeing tours ( RM30/adult and RM20/kid) of Putrajaya’s best attractions via air-conditioned cruise boats.

Some sights that can be seen on the 45-minute cruise ride include Putra Mosque and Seri Wawasan Bridge.  

Cruise boat times are as follows: 

  • Mon – Thu: 2PM, 4PM, 6PM & 7PM
  • Fri: 2.30PM, 4PM, 6PM & 7PM
  • Sat & Sun: 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 1.30PM, 3.45PM, 5PM, 6PM & 7PM

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For smaller tours with just the fam, the Perahu Dondang Sayang accommodates up to six on a traditional Malay fishing boat with a friendly tour guide at the helm. Prices for this boat ride around Putrajaya Lake are RM20/adult and RM12/kid . 

These boats are available from 10AM-6PM on the weekends and public holidays. 

Address: Jeti Putra, Jambatan Putra, Presint 1, 62000, Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Cruise Tasik Putrajaya website

15. Have a romantic date night on a boat

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Cruise Tasik Putrajaya also hosts Love Boat (RM250) rides for special date nights. You’ll be hopping on the same Dondang Sayang boats as their cruise tours, but it’ll be specially decorated with balloons, lights, and curtains for a cosy time out on the lake.  

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Western food with sparkling juice is also provided with the ride, so couples can have a candlelit dinner while cruising past attractions in the city. The ride lasts just over an hour, and music is played to enhance the romantic experience.

For this boat ride, you’ll need to book six days in advance by calling Cruise Tasik Putrajaya at 03-8881 0648.

16. Check out an European-style garden, Taman Saujana Hijau

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Klang Valley has numerous lush parks where city folks can escape from their daily grind. Those in and around Putrajaya, there’s Taman Saujana Hijau , a 117-acre, European-inspired park with flower fields and pine trees.

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This sprawling park even features zones named European Park, Oriental Park, and English Park that’ll take you out of Malaysia with their rows of pine trees, sunflower fields, and charming gazebos. The flat lawns here are great for picnics – another popular activity among park visitors.

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Trek to the highest point of the park in the evening and you’ll be treated to stunning views of the sun setting over the mountains. 

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Address: Jalan P11, Presint 11, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Opening hours: 7AM-7PM, Daily

17. Ride horses at Putrajaya Equestrian Park

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Consider taking up horse riding lessons at Putrajaya Equestrian Park , a horse riding school that hosts stable tours and joy rides. They have weekday (from RM600) and weekend (from RM700) packages that each include eight 45-minute sessions with a personal instructor, and a horse riding certificate to cap off your experience. 

Absolute beginners are welcome, as well as children as young as 9 years old. 

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Prior to the pandemic, they hosted h orse riding sessions from 8.30AM-10.30AM, and 4.30PM-6.30PM. You’ll be given an informative class on horse care and handling before each ride.

Once you’ve got the basics covered, you can begin riding a horse in a gated lawn under the supervision of a horse trainer, with affordable sessions for adults (RM15/pax) and kids (RM10/pax). You can keep an eye out on their social media pages for the return of this family-friendly package.

Address: Jalan Kandang Kuda, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Opening hours: Sun – Fri 8.30AM-6.30PM | Sat 8.30AM-7PM Telephone: 019-930 7794 Taman Ekuestrian Putrajaya Facebook 

Though it is a federal administrative centre of Malaysia, Putrajaya also offers plenty of fun-filled activities to check out – as shown by this list of attractions and things to do in the city.

So the next time you think you’ve run out of things to do in the Klang Valley, consider checking out one or more of these places on the weekend. 

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Cover image adapted from: @shelnguyennn , @putrajayaequestrianpark , District 21 , @flyboardmalaysia , @dynosoreclimb , @ayinemran , @evkahvesi ,  @ateng86

This article was updated on 6th March 2023. 

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The 17 Best Things to Do in Putrajaya That Will Brighten up Your Weekend

Putrajaya may not be the top visiting place in Malaysia, but the city contains several attractions like government buildings, scenic bridges, unique landmarks, and fun activities.

After becoming the third Federal Territory of Malaysia, the place has gained more popularity, just as Kuala Lumpur and Labuan. So, it is worthwhile to take a short getaway from bustling KL to this modern city Putrajaya.

Now you might be wondering, “what are the things that you can do?”  while you are visiting Putrajaya. 

To answer that question, we have prepared the 15 best things to do in Putrajaya . 

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Putrajaya Unveiled: Best Things to Do in Putrajaya

Embark on a journey through Putrajaya and discover its hidden gems. Explore the top attractions, indulge in delicious cuisine, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of this vibrant city.

1. Enjoy Sightseeing through Cruise Tour

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A cruise tour on the lake is the must-thing to do in Putrajaya. The artificial lake is surrounded by many futuristic and exotic landmarks like Putra Mosque, bridges, government buildings, and many more. So, cruise tasik is the best way to explore all these enchanting views. Besides sightseeing, you can also enjoy dining in the midst of the lake during your tour. 

Book your Putrajaya cruise tour cruise and sightseeing packages in advance ! Klook gives you exclusive deals on cruise tours so that you can plan the perfect day out with your loved ones. Book now!

There are two types of boats available for cruise tours – modern and air-conditioned catamaran and traditional wooden perahu . Each has a different price and timetable. 

Address: Cruise Tasik Putrajaya, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya

Things to Do in Putrajaya: Catamaran

This boat is ideal for sightseeing and dining. It is a bigger, air-conditioned, and glass-covered boat quite similar to river excursion boats. The catamaran will give you a ride around the lake for 45 minutes.

Opening Hour: 01:00 pm to 06:00 pm during weekdays & 01:00 pm to 07:00 pm during weekends.

Cost: Mykad, Adult RM 30.00 (U$7.17) Child RM 20.00 (U$4.78) |Foreigner, Adult RM 50.00 (U$11.96) Child RM 35 (U$8.37)

Perahu

Perahu is slightly smaller, but it has the traditional touch of fishing boats used on the East Coast of Malaysia. It can carry approximately seven passengers at a time. Perahu will cover the route from Putra Jetty to Seri Perdana Complex within 25 minutes. It is also called a “love boat” as it has special packages for romantic couples.

Opening Hour: 10:00 am to 06:00 pm

Cost: Mykad, Adult RM 20.00 (U$4.78) Child RM 12.00 (U$2.87) |Foreigner, Adult RM 40.00 (U$9.56) Child RM 26.00 (U$6.21)

2. Take Photos on Putrajaya’s Remarkable Bridges

Putrajaya-bridges

Putrajaya is famous for its remarkable bridges . Local and foreign tourists come here to shoot photos of these outstanding looking bridges. The most famous bridges in Putrajaya with stunning architectural style are Putra Bridge, Seri Wawasan Bridge, Seri Saujana Bridge, and Seri Perdana Bridge. 

If you are not able to visit all of them, make sure you don’t miss Seri Wawasan Bridge . The bridge has the most elegant and futuristic style of architecture. At night it looks more mesmerising because of its vibrant display of colours.

Address Putra Bridge: Presint 2, 62100 Putrajaya, Selangor

Seri Wawasan Bridge: Lebuh Wawasan, Presint 2, 62100 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Seri Saujana Bridge: Lebuh Sentosa, Presint 4, 62100 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Seri Perdana Bridge: Lebuh Perdana Barat, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

3. Explore the Interior Design and Architecture Style of Putrajaya Mosques

In Putrajaya, you’ll get to see many mosques that are rich with interior design and architecture style. Here we have listed two of them that are popular as tourist attractions.

Putra Mosque

Putra-Mosque

Inspired by the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Iraq, Putra Mosque is the most important and traditional mosque in Putrajaya. Its rose-tinted granite makes the mosque unique, which reflects on the inside as it does on the outside. The architectural style will give you a stunning view that is perfect for taking some iconic photos.

Address: Persiaran Persekutuan, Precinct 1, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah WP Putrajaya

Opening Hour: Non -prayer times only (for non -Muslim visitors)

Entrance Fee: Free

Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin

Masjid-Tuanku-Zainal-Abidin

Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal, also known as the “Iron Mosque”, is the second most important mosque in Putrajaya. It reflects the German and Chinese styles of architecture. Inside the mosque, you’ll notice some verses of the Holy Qur’an, which are carved in German glass sheets.

The Iron Mosque looks outstanding at night. Try to make your visit at that time to enjoy its beauty.

Address: 25, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Presint 3, 62100 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

4. Try Exotic and Fun Water Sports at Marina Putrajaya

Marina Putrajaya

If anyone says that there is nothing to do in Putrajaya, I would say he/she has never come to Marina Putrajaya . It is a leisure and sports complex which offers you lots of fun activities to do.

Address:  1, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening Hour: Daily 09:00 am to 11:45 am, 12:30 pm to 03:15 pm, 04:00 pm to 06:45 pm, 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Flyboard

We all have seen flying superheroes like Superman, Iron man, and many more. And somewhere, we all have an inner wish to fly like them and save the world. Well, Flyboard water activity will give a chance to fly like superheroes. At Marina Putrajaya, you can enjoy this cool water sport. 

Don’t worry if you are new or not a good swimmer because they have professional instructors to guide you and ensure your safety. The most fun thing to do in Putrajaya. Book your Flyboard session on Klook . Your adventure awaits you!

Cost: RM 370.00 (U$88.48) per person

Duration: 30 minutes for adults and 20 minutes for kids

Pedal-Boat

Make your leisure water sports fun and more enjoyable with Paddling and admire Putrajaya with its unique point of view. You’ll have nearly two hours to do paddling and experience sightseeing. It is quite an unforgettable experience that you can get here.

Cost: RM 140.00 (U$33.47) per person

Duration: 120 minutes

5. Experience the Sky-High Adventure in a Hot Air Balloon

Hot-airbaloon

Hot Air Balloon is the must-try activity in Putrajaya. You can’t leave the city without having a bird-view. Many local and foreign tourists come to Putrajaya just to have the sky-high adventure in a hot air balloon.  Besides balloon rides, at SkyRide Festival Park, you can also experience more exciting activities like Sky Warrior, Sky Kid Warrior, Sky Taste, and so on.

Address: Jalan P2m, Presint 2, 62100 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening Hour: Sunday – Thursday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm & Friday – Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 am

The Balloon Ride Cost: Adult RM 73.00 (U$17.Child (below 12) RM 65.00 (U$15.54)

6. Take a Tour at Ministry Buildings in Putrajaya

Although KL is the capital of Malaysia, most of the government offices are located in Putrajaya. While visiting Malaysia’s third federal territory, Putrajaya, take a short tour of its administrative buildings.

Perdana Putra

Perdana-Putra

Situated on top of the main hillock of Putrajaya, Perdana Putra is the office complex of Malaysia’s Prime Minister. The architectural design of the building is highly influenced by the traditional Malay, Muslim, and European styles.

Its five green coloured domes (one central dome and four small domes) celebrate the country’s Islamic impression. The building contains numerous sections such as the Prime Minister’s office, Deputy Minister’s Office, National Security and National Economic cabinet, Small and Large Meeting Hall, etc.

Address: Blok Utama, Bangunan Perdana Putra Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62502, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening Hour: Monday to Friday 09:00 am to 03:00 pm ( Friday may have different visiting hours)

Seri Perdana

Seri-Perdana

Seri Perdana is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Malaysia. The architectural style of this building is quite similar to Perdana Putra . The complex has three halls – the Banquet Hall, the VIP Hall, and the Meeting Hall.

Here you’ll get a highly insightful view of Malaysian cultural beliefs and practices. Both local and foreign visitors are recommended to carry their identity proof such as MyKad or passport.

Address: Kediaman Rasmi Perdana Menteri, Kompleks Seri Perdana, Persiaran Seri Perdana, Presint 10, 62502 Putrajaya

7. Do Cycling and Boating at Putrajaya Botanical Garden

Putrajaya-Botanical-Garden

Putrajaya Botanical Garden, locally known as Taman Botani, is the most extensive botanical garden in Malaysia. It contains five thematic parks, including Explorer’s Trail, Sun Garden, Floral Garden, Palm Hill, and the Lakeside. These parks are filled with flora and fauna, and you can explore these fascinating views by cycling or boating. Fees are applicable for each ride.

Address: Lebuh Perdana Barat, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening Hour: Daily 09:00 am to 12:00 pm & 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm

8. Take Post-Apocalyptic Challenges at District 21

District-21-Putrajaya

How would your future be in 2066? When the world is hostile and toxic, the survival of the human race becomes more difficult. 

Well, the future post-apocalyptic themed park District 21 will give you a forthcoming adventure tour through fun games and challenging obstacle courses. The park is set within IOI City Mall Putrajaya and offers indoor activities for all visitors.

The activities that will make you do climb, jumping, sliding, riding, and flying. So, make sure you bring a large group to have fun.

Address: AT 6, IOI City Mall, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening Hour: Saturday to Sunday 10:00 am to 08:00 pm & Monday to Friday 12:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Entrance Fee: Per person RM 58.00 (U$13.87) on weekdays & RM 75.00 (U$17.94) on weekend

9. Enjoy the Scenic View at Putrajaya Wetlands Park

Wetland-Prak-Putrajaya

Putrajaya Wetlands Park is the first and largest freshwater wetland in Malaysia. It is also recognised as an Ecohydrology Demonstration site by UNESCO. Called the green lungs of the nation, this park has many rare species of flora and fauna. So, you can imagine how beautiful and scenic sights are waiting for you here.

This wetlands park is ideal for birdwatching as it has more than 100 species of birds residing. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars.

Address: Putrajaya Wetlands Park, Persiaran Persekutuan, Presint 13, 62000 Putrajaya

Opening Hour: Daily 09:00 am to 05:00 pm

10. Upgrade Your Adventure Level at Putrajaya Challenge Park

Putrajaya-Challenge-Park

If Putrajaya has not given you enough thrill yet, then it is time to upgrade your adventure level. Putrajaya Challenge Park is well-designed to provide you with the ultimate exhilarating adventure. The park offers three main attractions – Indoor Rock Wall-Climbing Complex, Skate Park and Thrill Park, and Mountain Bike Trails. 

There will be instructors to guide and teach you if you are new. Bring your friends and give them numerous indoor and outdoor challenges at this exclusive park.

Address: Jalan P5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening Hour: Saturday to Thursday 09:00 am to 07:00 pm, Friday 09:00 am to 12:30 pm & 03:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Entrance Fee: Adult RM 6.00 (U$1.43)|Student RM 3.00 (U$0.71)

11. Ride a Horse at The Putrajaya Equestrian Park

Putrajaya-Equestrian-Park

Horse riding was considered a noble activity in the past. But in the present, it is a rare activity, and hardly we get a chance to ride horses. Putrajaya Equestrian Park can give you this chance to ride horses. It is an equestrian centre with 70-acre land. The park also plays the role of a host to a number of national and international equestrian shows and competitions. 

Moreover, they also offer coaching packages for different levels and groups. And you can click photos with these majestic animals.

Address: Presint 5, 62000, Putrajaya, WP Putrajaya, Putrajaya

Opening Hour: Tuesday to Sunday 07:45 am to 11:45 am & 04:15 pm to 07:15 pm

12. Take Instaworthy Pictures at Astaka Moroccan Pavilion

Astaka-Moroccan-Pavilion

In Putrajaya, you can have pictures of Morocco at the Astaka Moroccan Pavilion . Locally known as “Astaka Morocco”, it is the perfect replica of the palaces of Morocco. The uniqueness of the pavilion is its stunning Moorish architecture which is designed for cultural exchange between Malaysia and Morocco.

Visitors are not allowed to take photos on the inside, but you can take plenty of pictures on the outer corridor.

Address: Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya

Opening Hour: Daily 07:00 am to 07:00 pm

13. Explore History and Architectural Wonder Together at Millennium Monument

Millennium-Monument

Millennium Monument is the first national monument that is loaded with history and architectural wonder. It is a giant monument with a height of 68 meters and looks like a massive pencil from a distance. On the other hand, if you look from above, it appears like a hibiscus flower.

The design is quite similar to the Washington Monument, shaped like an obelisk. As you walk up the Millennium Monument, you’ll see the country’s essential and milestone history are engraved here. From the above part of the building, you can have an elegant view of Putrajaya Lake and the bridges.

Address: Lebuh Ehsan, Presint 2, 62100 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening Hour: 24 hours

14. Visit Taj-Mahal-Like Architecture at Palace of Justice

Justice-Place

For those of you who travel for photography, the Palace of Justice is the ideal place. Locally known as Istana Kehakiman, the Palace is famous for its beautiful Islamic architecture with domes and minarets. It bears a similarity with the Taj Mahal of Agra, India.

You’ll see the seven levels of houses of various courts and the judicial department in this justice museum. Moreover, the front part of the Palace is used as the venue of many national events.

Address: Istana Kehakiman, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 3, 62506 Putrajaya

Opening Hour: Monday to Friday 08:00 am to 04:00 pm

15. Learn Agriculture at Agriculture Heritage Park

Agriculture-Heritage-Park

Located at Presint 16 in Putrajaya, the Agricultural Heritage Park has the bluest of tropical fruits and crops. To the local people, the park is popularly known as Taman Warisan Pertanian. 

Here you can learn fruit preservation, crop maintenance, rubber tapping, and many other things that are necessary for agriculture. The farm has more than 180 crops, including tea, coffee, rubber tree grove, palms, and other commercial crops. 

At the entrance, you’ll find an information centre and a park map. The map will help you to explore the entire park.

Every year in July, the farm hosts a festival called “Jom Makan Buah”, where you can eat as many fruits as you want for just RM 10 ($2.37). 

Address: No.7, Jalan P16, Presint 16, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening Hour: Tuesday to Sunday 08:30 am to 06:00 pm (Friday 08:30 am to 12:15 pm & 02:45 pm to 06:00 pm)

Entrance Fee: Adult RM 2.00 ($0.47)|Child (Below 12) free

16. Visiting China Malaysia Friendship Garden

China-Malaysia-Friendship-Garden

Located in Anjung Floria, the China-Malaysia Friendship Garden is a stunning 11-hectare oasis that showcases the beauty of Chinese architecture and art. The garden is designed in the Lingnan style, which originated from Guangdong and nearby provinces in China.

Visitors can admire the intricate bonsai trees, pagodas, rocks, ponds, and Chinese calligraphy and artwork. Stroll along the flowery pathway and enjoy the tranquil lake and vibrant surroundings. The garden is perfect for immersing yourself in Chinese culture and learning more about its architecture and calligraphy.

17. Visiting Taman Saujana Hijau

European-style park in Malaysia

If you’re looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of Putrajaya, Taman Saujana Hijau is the perfect destination. This stunning park is one of ten public parks in the area, each with its own unique charm.

Located in Precinct 11, Taman Saujana Hijau is a beautifully landscaped hilly area that will transport you to another world. Best of all, admission is free! Whether you’re looking for a place to jog, have a picnic, or take wedding photos, this 47-hectare garden is sure to impress with its pine trees, rolling hills, wooden fencing, and exotic flowers.

Address: Jalan P11, Presint 11, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Visiting Hours: Daily 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Admission: Free

Note: Camera not allowed, but smartphones should be no problem.

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Top 14 Tourist Places to Visit in Putrajaya, Malaysia

Putrajaya tourism primarily revolves around a handful of iconic monuments, most important Putrajaya tourist attractions being the Putra Mosque. This pink mosque in Putrajaya has become an icon of the city. Putrajaya is the administrative capital of Malaysia . Being only at a 25 km distance from Kuala Lumpur, one can easily club Putrajaya city tour along with a visit to the Malaysian capital. Most monuments and historic places to visit in Putrajaya express a fine blend of modern architecture with islamic design.

The most well known Putrajaya tourist spot of this architectural style being the Perdana Putra. The city is also known for its 8 bridges, counted among beautiful architecture things to see in Putrajaya. Putrajaya sightseeing cruise tour in the man-made Putrajaya Lake is one of the most popular tourist activity.

The city is home to numerous gardens and public parks which are popular among the locals as picnic spot in Putrajaya. Besides the structured greenery of the gardens, the wetlands, ponds, and forest reserves are some of the most interesting places in Putrajaya . The hiking trails and biking trails in the forest reserve quench the thirst for nature exploration and adventure. The wetlands play host to a variety of migratory birds making it a significant Putrajaya tourist place for birdwatching. Furthermore, you can also explore the hiking trails at the Wassasam Hill or the Forest Reserves.

Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta or My Balloon Fiesta is one of the most popular events in Malaysia and people from various corners of the world visit Putrajaya for this exciting festival. Even if you are not here during the Fiesta, you can still enjoy the thrilling experience of soaring the skies in a hot air balloon at Sky Rides Festival Park for a memorable Putrajaya sightseeing with an eagle eye view. Thus, fulfilling your Putrajaya toursim experience.

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Top Tourist Places to Visit in Putrajaya

1. perdana putra.

This palace is the office of the country’s Prime Minister. It is among most popular Putrajaya attractions for its architectural and design features as well as its great historical and cultural significance. You will need 2 hours to explore this palace.

Perdana Putra

2. Putra Mosque (Masjid Putra)

This mosque is one the top highlights of Putrajaya tourism. Also known as the Pink Mosque for its rose colored interior and exterior design. The architecture of this mosque draws heavily from Arabic Islamic style. You will need about an hour to explore this mosque.

Putra Mosque

3. Millennium Monument (Monumen Alaf Baru)

This 68 meters tall monument is one of the most popular Putrajaya tourist spots. This monument looks like a pencil if you see it from a distance, but if you can get a view from above, it resembles a hibiscus flower. You will need 30 to 45 minutes for this monument.

Millennium Monument

4. Palace of Justice (Istana Kehakiman)

Known as Istana Kehakiman, this grand palace houses judicial and government offices of the country. It is among the most interesting places to visit in Putrajaya for its architecture and museum. You will need 2 hours to explore this palace.

Palace of Justice

5. Moroccan Pavilion

This pavilion reflect design and architectural elements of Moroccan palaces. It is one of the most beautiful things to see in Putrajaya. The intricate craftsmanship of Moorish features of the building are very impressive. You will need about an hour to explore this palace.

Moroccan Pavilion

6. Iron Mosque (Masjid Besi)

Known as Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, this is a studding mosque is an architectural wonder and is the largest mosque of the city. It is one of the unmissable monuments of Putrajaya tourism. You will need about an hour to explore this mosque.

Iron Mosque

7. Putrajaya Wetlands Park (Taman Wetland)

Also known as Taman Wetlands, this is the country’s largest artificially constructed wetlands. It is one of the most interesting places in Putrajaya. It is a beautiful bit of nature in the middle of the city. You will need about 2 hours to explore the wetlands.

Putrajaya Wetlands Park

8. Natural History Museum (Muzium Alam Semulajadi)

This museum exhibits the natural history of the country. You can see geological and metrological artifacts along with flora and fauna which have existed in the country over the centuries. You will need 2 to 3 hours to explore this museum.

Natural History Museum

9. Putrajaya Lake (Tasik Putrajaya)

The city’s eponymous lake sits at the heart of Putrajaya. It is one of the largest man-made lakes in the country and holds a special place for the people of the city. The lake is also the center for numerous things to do in Putrajaya including hiking, picnic, boating and watersports. It is also one of the most popular picnic spot in Putrajaya. You can easily spend an hour or so exploring various offerings of this lake.

Putrajaya Lake

10. Seri Perdana

This palace is the official residence of the country’s Prime Minister. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Putrajaya. The lavish palace features aspects of Malay, Islamic and European styles of architecture. You will need about an hour to explore this palace.

Seri Perdana

11. Agricultural Heritage Park (Taman Warisan Pertanian)

Also known as Taman Warisan Pertanian, this agricultural heritage park exhibits a wide range of horticultural produces. It is unique aspect of Putrajaya city tour which you can explore and enjoy. You will need about an hour for this park.

Agricultural Heritage Park

12. Putra Bridge (Jambatan Putra)

This is the longest bridge of the city and operates on 2 tiers, one as road and one for monorail. This bridge is renowned for its architecture which is inspired by Iranian elements. You will need 15 to 20 minutes for this Putrajaya tourist place.

Putra Bridge

13. Seri Wawasan Bridge

This bridge is one of the most aesthetically pleasing parts of Putrajaya sightseeing. It is designed like a monument and is renowned for its futuristic architecture. You will need 15 to 20 minutes for this bridge.

Seri Wawasan Bridge

14. Putra Square (Dataran Putra)

This iconic public square is an integral aspects of Putrajaya sightseeing. This square is the venue for several important fairs, events and festivals in the city. It is also surrounded by several Putrajaya tourist attractions like Putra Mosque, Perdana Putra and Putra Bridge.

Putra Square

Generally in one or two days in Putrajaya is enough to explore majore tourist attractions but if you are staying in Putrajaya for more than 2 days and want to do do and see something more then please check out our below listed other activities to do and things to see in Putrajaya.

Things to do in putrajaya, historical places, monuments & museums to visit in putrajaya.

  • Putra Mosque
  • Perdana Putra Complex
  • Putrajaya Millenium Monument
  • Istana Kehakiman
  • Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque
  • Astaka Morocco – Moroccan Pavillion
  • Seri Perdana Complex
  • Istana Melawati
  • Kompleks Nasyrul Quran
  • Istana Darul Ehsan
  • Galeri Kesenian & Kebudayaan Malaysia
  • Raja Haji Fisabiillah Mosque
  • National Heroes Square
  • Kajang Heritage Center
  • Al Hasanah Mosque
  • Malaysian Chinese Museum
  • Natural history Museum
  • Muzium Warisan Melayu
  • Om Shri Maha Athi Nagaswary Amman Temple
  • Setia Perdana Complex

Nature & Wildlife Tourist Spots in Putrajaya

  • Putrajaya Wetlands Park
  • Paya Indah Wetlands
  • Flamingo Pond
  • Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve / Hutan Simpan Ayer Hitam
  • Pusat Apresiasi Wetland
  • Wawasan Hill
  • North Kuala Langat Forest Reserve

Entertainment & Leisure Tourist Spots in Putrajaya

  • Taman Botani Putrajaya
  • Nature Interpretation Centre
  • Cruise Tasik Putrajya
  • Agricultural Heritage Park Putrajaya / Taman Warisan Pertanian
  • Taman Saujana Hijau
  • Skyrides Festival Park
  • Anjung Floria Botanical Garden
  • Laman Perdana Botanical Garden
  • GK Organic Farm
  • Discovery Park
  • District 21
  • Taman Wawasan Putrajaya
  • Farm in the City
  • Esquestrian Park
  • G2G Animal Garden
  • Malaysia Agro Exposition Park
  • Bangi Wonderland Theme Park
  • Mines Wellness City Resort
  • China Malaysia Friendship Garden
  • Taman Botani Interpretive Centre
  • Taman Tasik Cyberjaya / Cyberjaya Lake Garden
  • Rimba Alam Park
  • Equestrian Park Putrajaya
  • Taman Etnobotani
  • Taman Canseri
  • Taman Tasik Cempaka
  • Dataran Rakyat
  • Cyberjaya Park
  • Taman Paku Pakis UKM
  • Tasik Seri Serdang

Shopping in Putrajaya

  • 101 City Mall
  • Alamanda Putrajaya
  • Mitsui Outlet Park
  • Kip Mall Bangi

Offbeat Places & Adventure Things to Do in Putrajaya

  • Flyboard Malaysia
  • Mines Cruise
  • Stand up Paddling Putrajaya
  • Water jetpack putrajaya
  • Putrajaya Challenge Park / Taman Cabaran
  • Pusat Rekreasi Air Putrajaya
  • KL EBikes Tours Putrajaya
  • Hiking trails Putrajaya

Sightseeing in Putrajaya

  • Putrajaya Lake
  • Seri Wawasan Bridge
  • Putra Square / Dataran Putrajaya
  • Putra Bridge
  • Mercu Tanda / Putrajaya Landmark
  • Marina Putrajaya
  • Seri Gemilang Bridge
  • Seri Suajana Bridge
  • Taman Putra Perdana
  • Dataran Gemilang
  • Perbadanan Putrajaya
  • Taman Seri Empangan
  • Putrajaya Bridge
  • Seri Perdana Bridge
  • Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Putrajaya
  • Monorail Suspension Bridge
  • Seri Bistari Bridge
  • Alamanda Steps
  • Seri Setia Bridge
  • Seri Bakti Bridge
  • Jejak Sisiran
  • Cyberjaya Lakeside
  • Majid Universität Petra Malaysia

Food, Dining, Restaurants, & Street Food in Putrajaya

  • Al Mukalla Restaurant
  • Balqis Restaurant
  • Le Meridian Putra Jaya
  • Midori Japanese Restaurant
  • Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant
  • Tuscany Italian Restaurant
  • Zest Lifestyle Restaurant
  • B’s All Day Dining
  • Precinct 9 Food Court

How to Reach Putrajaya?

Putrajaya does not have an international airport of its own. The nearest airport to Putrajaya is the Kuala Lumpur Airport.

You can travel to Putrajaya by road from most cities in Malaysia. The train connectivity is also convenient way to travel to Putrajaya from Kuala Lumpur and other cities of Malaysia as well.

You can travel by water or take boat rides in Putrajaya or boat cruise in Putrajaya, but as Putrajaya is not a coastal city, there are no travel routes by water to Putrajaya or from Putrajaya.

Image Reference

  • Perdana Putra – Habib Zeiniadeh / PixaBay
  • Putra Mosque (Masjid Putra) – KELANTAN JOTTINGS / Flickr
  • Millennium Monument (Monumen Alaf Baru) – Tourism Malaysia
  • Palace of Justice (Istana Kehakiman) – Tourism Malaysia
  • Moroccan Pavilion – Tourism Malaysia
  • Iron Mosque (Masjid Besi) – Azwan Azali / PixaBay
  • Putrajaya Wetlands Park (Taman Wetland) – Tourism Malaysia
  • Natural History Museum (Muzium Alam Semulajadi) – Chongkian / Wikimedia Commons
  • Putrajaya Lake (Tasik Putrajaya) – xiquinhosilva / Flickr
  • Seri Perdana – Tourism Malaysia
  • Agricultural Heritage Park (Taman Warisan Pertanian) – Tourism Malaysia
  • Putra Bridge (Jambatan Putra) – Ishan @seefromthesky / Wikimedia Commons
  • Seri Wawasan Bridge – hanmc88 / PixaBay
  • Putra Square (Dataran Putra) – xiquinhosilva / Flickr
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Putrajaya bridge lit up in the early morning

Are you looking for things to do in Putrajaya? You’ve come to the right place as we are sharing our favorite things to do in Putrajaya in this blog post.

Putrajaya is one of Malaysia’s city gems located south of Kuala Lumpur. While it’s not as famous as other tourist destinations like Kuala Lumpur or Melaka, you’d be surprised to find out that there are plenty of interesting things to do in Putrajaya. From cruising the beautiful man-made Putrajaya Lake to enjoying the natural wildlife at Putrajaya Wetlands Park, the city has many attractive gems left for its visitors to explore.

Located just a 45 minute drive from the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya is a great place to visit for a day trip or a weekend getaway. We’ve made the trip three times in the last year and have enjoyed it each and every time. 

Our Putrajaya day trip from Kuala Lumpur itinerary will give you wonderful insights about the city of Putrajaya. Discover the city’s brief history, what makes it worth visiting, and the best things to do in Putrajaya with your family.

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Cruise dock at Lake Putrajaya with Putra Mosque view

A Glimpse in History: Why is it Named Putrajaya?

Putrajaya came from Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, who was known as the founding father of Malaysia. Breaking down the name further, “Putra” translates to “prince” or “male child” in Malay, while the word “Jaya” means “success.” So, if you translate the word “Putrajaya,” it means victorious men or victorious people.

Putrajaya was declared one of the federal territories in Malaysia in 2001. It is often referred to as the “other” capital of the country. The planned city of Putrajaya houses some Malaysian government offices, including the current Prime Minister’s office.

Kuala Lumpur was the first appointed administrative and financial capital of Malaysia. However, because of the increasing traffic in Kuala Lumpur and the rise of tourist visits, KL found it difficult to perform administrative tasks. This led to the development of Putrajaya in 1995 so Malaysia could have an effective administrative hub for its government offices. In 1999, they moved the prime minister’s office to Putrajaya, while the Federal Court and the second royal palace followed.

While Kuala Lumpur is still the National Capital of Malaysia, Putrajaya is considered the administrative capital.

Where is Putrajaya?

Malaysia’s green city, Putrajaya, is about 15 miles (25 km) south of Kuala Lumpur, with a driving distance of 21.7 miles (35km). If you’re going on a day trip to Putrajaya from KL, it can take 30 to 45 minutes to get there, depending on the traffic conditions and mode of transportation.

How to Get To Putrajaya From KL?

There are several ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya and vice versa:

  • Hire a private driver: If you want to travel by car, you can drive or hire a private driver to go to Putrajaya. You can also use ride-hailing services like a taxi or book a GrabCar for convenience. The fare from KLCC to Putrajaya can cost RM 27.2 to RM 60.5, depending on what Grab service you choose: JustGrab or GrabCar 6-seater.

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  • Join a (private) tour: You also have the option to join a private tour with a transfer like this  Melaka and Putrajaya Instagram Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur . You can get a guided tour of the city’s best attractions while having a comfortable ride. 
  • Take the KLIA Ekspres train : The fastest way to reach Putrajaya from KL is to take the KLIA Ekspres Train at KL Sentral and alight at the Putrajaya & Cyberjaya station. This is also the cheapest way to get to Putrajaya for RM 14.00, with the travel time only taking 19 minutes.

Putra Mosque in Putrajaya by night time

Why Visit Putrajaya?

Why should you visit Putrajaya? For starters, Putrajaya is Kuala Lumpur’s stylish next-door neighbor, boasting aesthetically pleasing landscapes and architecture. Just a stone’s throw away, this well-planned administrative city offers a seamless escape from the hustle and bustle of the capital.

It’s easily accessible, making it the perfect detour for those wanting a change of scenery without traveling too long or far. Putrajaya’s allure comes with its interesting history and striking modern structures that tell its own story, providing tourists with a refreshing break from the city.

Whether you’re a local looking for a quick getaway or a traveler seeking a day trip from Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya’s accessibility plus the fact that there are so many things to do in Putrajaya makes for one of the best destinations.

People on a cruise tour at Lake Putrajaya

When is the Best Time to Visit Putrajaya?

The best time to visit Putrajaya is during April to August if you’re in the mood for summer activities. These are also the hottest and busiest months of the year, so be prepared for some heat and crowd.

If you want to catch Putrajaya’s biggest annual festivals, the Royal Floria Putrajaya 2023 happens between late August and early September, while Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta takes place in March.

The Best Things to Do in Putrajaya

Make your family day trip memorable and filled with excitement with our list of fun activities in Putrajaya!

Go on a relaxing cruise at Lake Putrajaya

Topping off the list of things to do in Putrajaya is cruising the magnificent waters of Lake Putrajaya. It’s is one of the best family-friendly activities to do in the city. The serene lake, combined with the scenic view of Putra Mosque (also known as Masjid Putra), makes for an unforgettable experience. Whether you want a relaxing or intimate cruise, Lake Putrajaya provides the perfect setting for the mood you’re looking for. Take pictures of the sunset and admire the stunning architecture of nearby bridges and buildings. 

When we visited Putrajaya, we went on a cruise tour by Cruise Tasik Putrajaya:

Taman Negara National Park

Visit Malaysia’s most enchanting Putrajaya Botanical Gardens

The Putrajaya Botanical Gardens is the best place in Putrajaya for a peaceful getaway. This 227-acre of vast green land is one of the largest botanical gardens in Malaysia and is known as the “mother of all gardens.”

Explore the vast land and wander aimlessly at the gardens, including the three main areas: Decorative Garden, Ethnobotany Park, and Research and Rehabilitation. The Decorative Garden houses 13 themed gardens where you can find over 750 plant species. There’s also some remarkable architecture worth visiting, such as the Moroccan Pavilion Islamic Garden.

Moroccan Pavillion at the Putrajaya Botanical Gardens

The best time to visit the Putrajaya botanical garden is on weekends and during the morning or evening so you can avoid the afternoon heat.

Admire Putra Mosque’s unique architecture

Putra Mosque is always one of the top attractions people need to visit in Putrajaya. Getting to see the pink mosque up close is a truly surreal experience. Everything from its pink color to the magnificent combination of traditional Malay and Middle Eastern architectural design earns its place as one of Malaysia’s most stunning and unique mosques.

And although it’s quite the attraction, it’s also an important place of worship for Muslims. Inside, you’ll find functioning rooms, including the Main Prayer Hall, an auditorium, library, dining hall, and lecture rooms. And if you want to get inside, you’ll need to dress modestly. Robes for rent are available at the entrance.

Putra Mosque

Uncover the wonders of the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque

Another famous mosque worth exploring is the Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, otherwise known as the Iron Mosque. The mosque is a prominent symbol of Islamic heritage, named after Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, a former King of Malaysia.

The Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque is unlike any other mosque you’ve seen before. Its contemporary design and structure, comprised of 70% steel, hence its name, Iron Mosque, makes this mosque one of the most outstanding architectures.

Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque is open for everyone to visit, including non-Muslims. You can explore as much as you’d like inside and outside the mosque. There’s as much to see outside as inside, mainly because of the beautiful and serene gardens surrounding the mosque.

Close up of the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque in Putrajaya

Get in touch with nature at Putrajaya Wetlands Park

Nature lovers can go for a nature walk with your family at Putrajaya Wetlands Park. This wetlands park is considered the tropic’s and Malaysia’s largest man-made freshwater wetlands. And it’s home to more than 70 plant species and aquatic animals, birds, insects, and mammals, perfect for a day of exploration. 

You and your family can enjoy the different facilities Putrajaya Wetlands Park has to offer. They have a Lake Recreational Centre for water activities like boating, kayaking, and canoeing. Take your kids for a nice fishing day and catch freshwater fish.

Kids may also enjoy an educational tour at the Nature Appreciation Center. They can learn the importance of wetlands through interactive exhibits and guided tours. Other facilities include camping and picnic sites, observation towers, buggy and tram rental, a cafe, and BBQ pits, perfect for an all-out family day at the park.

Experience the heart-pumping sport of flyboarding at Marina Putrajaya

Get in on the heart-pumping action of  flyboarding at Marina Putrajaya . This cool water sport will give you the ultimate rush of adrenaline you’re looking for! Fly over Marina Putrajaya’s gorgeous waters and enjoy the sights and landscape while you’re up in the air. You’ll be trained by professionals, and they’ll make sure you’re safe and sound during the lesson.

Take awesome pictures of this unforgettable experience to finally cross off flyboarding or jetpacking from your bucket list. There’s also a Flyboard Kids Tandem, so your kids can have as much fun as everyone. Don’t miss out on this fantastic experience when you visit Putrajaya!

Indulge in retail therapy at IOI City Mall Putrajaya

Enjoy a day of shopping at Malaysia’s largest mall, IOI City Mall. This mall has everything you need, from fashion, beauty, and lifestyle to entertainment and dining. The mall features plenty of family-friendly facilities to explore. Go on a shopping bonanza with IOI City Mall’s trendy shops or ice skating at the Olympic-sized skating rink Icescape with your family. There’s also the IOI Sports Centre, home to 15 badminton courts and two covered futsal arenas. And don’t forget the District 21 theme park and IOI City Farm , which we will tell you more about later.

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IOI City Mall in Putrajaya

Conquer obstacles at District 21’s adventure-filled theme park

Visit IOI City Mall for more action at District 21 ’s post-apocalyptic theme park. Challenge your family to easy courses such as the Tubby Ride, Yoyo Car, Launch Pad, Power Station Free Fall, and the Maze. Or take it to the next level and conquer harder courses like the Low Ropes, Ninja Warrior, Sky Trail, and Roller Glider. Whatever you’re into, District 21 can take your family adventures to a whole new level with activities like climbing, sliding, riding, jumping, free-falling, and flying. Get your tickets  here  now for a discounted price!

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District 21 in Putrajaya

Go ice skating with your family at IOI City Mall

Create memorable moments with your family and go ice skating at IOI City Mall’s Olympic-sized ice skating rink, Icescape. It’s the perfect activity to unwind, whether for leisure or for practicing your ice skating skills. If you’ve never been ice skating before, no problem! They offer ice skating lessons perfect for beginners or professionals. And if you think your kid has what it takes to show off their skills, you can enroll them at the Ice Skating Academy to compete with other talents!

Visit IOI City Farm for the ultimate indoor urban farm experience

Among Putrajaya’s many firsts is IOI City Farm , the first indoor urban farm park in the city. IOI City Farm combines fun learning with awesome exhibitions where you can discover 154 species of plants and more than 60 species of land and aquatic animals.

Explore the three main attractions, which include Green Land, Little Rimba, and Fresh Water World. Discover the wonderful species of flora in this indoor urban jungle at Green Land. Meet some of the world’s wild (and cute) animals from countries like North Africa and Brazil. Some animals you may encounter are chinchillas, fennec foxes, peacocks, Black Tufted Marmosets, and Silkie Chickens.

Meanwhile, Fresh Water World introduces you to the life of various aquatic animals. Get to know more than 50 fish species and have the chance to pet, feed, and catch them! IOI City Farm features interactive pools where visitors of all ages can engage with lovely marine animals!

TIP: District 21 and IOI City Farm are among the 30+ attractions to choose from with Klook’s Kuala Lumpur Attraction pass . With this pass, you save up to 30% and get access to 2 to 6 activities with this one pass. 

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Cycle around the island to admire the bridges

Explore the island by bicycle as a creative (and healthy) way to see the city landscapes and best attractions. You’ll get to pass by iconic sights like the Palace of Justice, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, and more. Before you take off, check out  this website for more information about cycling in Putrajaya  and marvel at the beautiful architectures of some of Putrajaya’s bridges like the Seri Wawasan Bridge, Seri Gemilang Bridge, Putra Bridge, Seri Saujana Bridge and more.

Scenic view of Lake Putrajaya and Putra Mosque from the bridge

Channel your adventurous side at Putrajaya Challenge Park

Prepare to face the extreme at the  Putrajaya Challenge Park , with exciting facilities and activities excellent for adventure seekers. The Putrajaya Challenge Park features three main attractions: Indoor Rock Wall Climbing Complex, Skate Park and Thrill Park, and Mountain Bike Trails.

Their Indoor Rock Wall Climbing Complex features six zines varying in difficulty and a kids’ climbing wall suitable for kids 10 and below. If you want to turn rock climbing into a hobby, you can improve your skills with Cross Move Technical Climbing Coaching Service. 

Meanwhile, Skate and Thrill Park awaits those who like to take on a challenge with their skateboarding obstacles and extreme bike trails. The park is open to skateboarders, inline skaters, rollerbladers, BMX bikers, and stunt riders.

For mountain bike enthusiasts, they also have Mountain Bike Trails that feature various trails like a core trail loop, XC loop, downhill, downhill fun ride, free cross, and slopestyle line. Mountain bikes, BMX, and gear rentals are available at the park.

Take photogenic photos at the China Malaysia Friendship Garden

Visit the scenic China-Malaysia Friendship Garden for a moment of relaxation. This friendship garden was built in 2015 to commemorate China and Malaysia’s diplomatic ties. As you step inside the friendship garden, you’ll feel like you’re in the scene of a Chinese period drama. Inside, you’ll see majestic and stunning structures, including the moon gate, which makes an excellent backdrop for some photos. You’ll also find plenty of decor with Chinese elements, such as Qilin statues, hanging red lanterns, and more. The China-Malaysia Friendship Garden is filled with plants and trees like bamboo, bonsai trees, weeping willows, and Maple trees you’ll find in traditional gardens in China.

Where to Stay In Putrajaya (For Families)

Now you know what things to do in Putrajaya, you might want to turn your day trip into a (weekend) getaway.

TIP: On your way back to Kuala Lumpur, you can stop by at the Farm in the City , which is located between Putrajaya and the KL City Centre. We did that once and it worked perfectly. You can click here if you want to read our review of Farm in the City .

If you want to stay overnight in Putrajaya for your family trip, there are several fantastic hotel accommodations in the city.

Le Méridien Putrajaya

Le Méridien Putrajaya exterior view

Le Méridien Putrajaya is connected to the IOI CIty Mall. They offer excellent family-friendly rooms with fantastic amenities like an outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness center. They also have  family and children’s activities  prepared, which is great for families with kids who want to spend quality time together.

Location: Lebuh IRC, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 62502

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Dorsett Putrajaya

Decorative indoor display under a glass roof with artificial grass, potted plants, and large letter blocks spelling "DORSETT," reminiscent of hotels near Kuala Lumpur Airport. A small shrine-like structure is seen on the left.

We also recommend  Dorsett Putrajaya , located in the heart of the island. This is where we stayed during our last trip to Putrajaya. It’s conveniently located near some of the city’s top attractions, like the Iron Mosque, Putrajaya Lake, and the prime minister’s office complex. Have a comfortable stay at one of their hotel rooms and enjoy their amenities, including an infinity swimming pool, children’s pool, the Citra Rasa Restaurant with gorgeous lake views, and the Dorsett Cafe.

Location: Precinct 3, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 62100

Is Putrajaya Worth Visiting?

In a nutshell, is Putrajaya worth a spot on your travel list? Yes, it is, but only if you’re staying in KL for at least 4 days or if you live in or around Kuala Lumpur.

Putrajaya, the gleaming jewel of Malaysia’s modern urban planning, boasts a unique allure worth exploring. With its futuristic architecture, tranquil landscapes, and a tapestry of cultural delights, it’s a destination that shouldn’t be overlooked.

However, here’s the inside scoop: if you’re just breezing through Kuala Lumpur on a whirlwind tour, you might want to prioritize the city’s more iconic attractions. Putrajaya truly shines when you have time to savor its attractions without rushing.

On the other hand, if you’re a local or an expat in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya can be the perfect place for a weekend escape or a quick day trip. It’s a different world altogether, just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of the capital.

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The Magic of Putrajaya: 15 Best Things to Do in Putrajaya for Couples at Night

Welcome to Putrajaya, one of the extraordinary destinations in Malaysia that comes alive with captivating charm as the sun sets. In this article, we invite you to explore the 15 Best Things To Do In Putrajaya At Night For Couples which covers romantic cruises, mesmerizing gardens, stunning bridges and unique dining experiences that will leave you enchanted. Discover the magic of this city as we dive into these captivating experiences that await you.

Wetland Studios Putrajaya  

Wetland Studios Putrajaya

For a unique and immersive experience, visit Wetland Studios Putrajaya . This innovative attraction combines art, technology, and nature to create an interactive and visually stunning journey. Take a romantic walk through the illuminated Wetland Park, adorned with captivating light installations, and enjoy the enchanting sights and sounds of the surrounding wetlands.

Artificial trees in Wetland Studios Putrajaya

Wetland Studios Putrajaya offers various multimedia and interactive installations that engage the senses and spark the imagination. Explore themed zones that showcase the rich biodiversity of the wetlands through immersive displays, interactive exhibits, and artistic presentations. It also provide virtual reality experiences to captivate and inspire the tourists especially kids.

Hanging Globe in Wetland Studios Putrajaya

Cruise Tasik Putrajaya  

Embark on a romantic journey aboard Cruise Tasik Putrajaya and immerse yourself in the serenity of Putrajaya Lake. As you set sail on a luxury cruise, be captivated by the stunning views of iconic landmarks, including the majestic Putra Mosque and the elegant Putrajaya Bridge. Indulge in a delectable dinner while basking in the romantic ambiance and breathtaking views of the illuminated cityscape. Let the gentle breeze caress your face as you create unforgettable memories with your loved one.

Anjung Floria Garden  

Anjung Floria Putrajaya at night

For a romantic escape amidst nature’s beauty, Anjung Floria Garden is a must-visit destinations at night in Putrajaya . This botanical paradise comes alive at night with a captivating display of lights and colors. Explore the meticulously manicured landscapes adorned with exotic flowers and fragrant blooms. The illuminated pathways and strategically placed lights enhance the charm of the garden, creating a magical ambiance for couples to savor. Take a leisurely walk, hand in hand, and immerse yourselves in the captivating sights and scents that surround you.

The astounding architecture of China-Malaysia Friendship Garden in Putrajaya

Seri Gemilang Bridge

Seri Gemilang Bridge, Putrajaya

Prepare to be awestruck by the architectural marvel of Seri Gemilang Bridge, a picturesque structure that spans across Putrajaya Lake. As night falls, the bridge transforms into a mesmerizing spectacle, adorned with dazzling lights that reflect upon the shimmering waters below. Take a romantic stroll along the bridge, marveling at the stunning city skyline and capturing breathtaking photographs. The soft glow of the lights creates a romantic ambiance, perfect for a quiet moment of connection and appreciation of the city’s beauty.

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Seri Saujana Bridge and Seri Wawasan Bridge  

Immerse yourselves in the grandeur of Seri Saujana Bridge and Seri Wawasan Bridge, two architectural marvels that grace Putrajaya’s night skyline. These iconic bridges showcase innovative designs and intricate lighting, creating a mesmerizing visual display. Enjoy a leisurely walk across these masterpieces, taking in the panoramic views of the city and the glistening reflections dancing on the water’s surface. Allow the gentle breeze to carry whispers of the city as you revel in the romantic ambiance of these stunning structures.

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Glamping @ Wetland Putrajaya (GLOW)

Experience the magic of glamping amidst the natural beauty of Wetland Putrajaya at GLOW. This unique accommodation option allows couples to indulge in a luxurious camping experience under the starry night sky. Nestled in a serene environment, GLOW offers elegantly furnished tents equipped with modern amenities. Engage in outdoor activities such as bird-watching, cycling, and nature trails, immersing yourselves in the wonders of the natural world. Complete your evening with a cozy bonfire, creating unforgettable memories in the embrace of nature.

Ayer 8, Putrajaya

Ayer 8 in Putrajaya comes alive at night with a plethora of activities to engage in. As the sun sets, the charming waterfront area transforms into a vibrant hub where visitors can enjoy a delightful dining experience in the restaurants that line the promenade. Savor a delicious meal while taking in the scenic views of the lake and the surrounding cityscape. After dinner, take a romantic night walk and stroll by the tranquil lake, basking in the serenity of the surroundings. The beautifully illuminated pathways and the gentle breeze create a romantic ambiance, perfect for intimate conversations and moments of togetherness.

For those seeking a bit of adventure, Ayer 8 offers bicycle rentals, allowing couples to explore the area on wheels and enjoy the cool night air as they pedal along the pathways. Whether you’re looking for a memorable dining experience, a leisurely stroll, or an exciting bike ride, Ayer 8 in Putrajaya provides the ideal setting for a delightful evening under the stars.

In addition to the dining, night walks and cycling, Ayer 8 in Putrajaya offers a special treat for the little ones—a fancy train ride. Kids can embark on a whimsical journey aboard a fancy train that takes them on a delightful ride through the enchanting surroundings of Ayer 8. The train is designed with vibrant colors and adorned with charming decorations, creating a magical atmosphere that sparks the imagination.

As the train chugs along, children can enjoy the sights and sounds of Ayer 8, marveling at the beautifully lit gardens and the shimmering lake. This fancy train ride provides a unique and memorable experience for kids, allowing them to feel like they’re in their own little adventure. So, let your children’s imaginations soar as they hop aboard the fancy train and create cherished memories in the heart of Ayer 8, Putrajaya.

Putrajaya Night Market

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Putrajaya Night Market, a bustling hub of local flavors, crafts, and entertainment. Held on select nights, this lively market offers a sensory delight for visitors. As the sun sets, the market comes alive with colorful stalls selling a wide array of local street food, snacks, and refreshing beverages.

Indulge in mouth watering delicacies such as satay, grilled seafood, roti canai, and an assortment of traditional desserts. Explore the market at a leisurely pace, browsing through handicrafts, clothing, accessories, and unique souvenirs.

Engage with the friendly local vendors, and perhaps even witness live cultural performances or street musicians adding a delightful touch to the ambiance. The market’s vibrant energy and diverse offerings make it an excellent opportunity to immerse yourselves in the local culture and create lasting memories. 

Tangga Putrajaya Steps

Located at the waterfront promenade near Putra Mosque, Tangga Putrajaya Steps is a stunning architectural masterpiece that serves as a popular gathering spot. This iconic landmark features a series of steps leading down to the Putrajaya Lake, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. At night, the Steps are transformed into a mesmerizing spectacle with colorful lighting, creating a captivating ambiance.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Steps, hand in hand, as you take in the breathtaking views and enjoy the cool breeze. The Steps also provide a perfect vantage point for capturing stunning photographs of the city’s skyline and the illuminated bridges in the distance. It’s an ideal spot for couples to relax, share intimate moments, and create unforgettable memories against the backdrop of Putrajaya’s beauty.

IOI City Mall Putrajaya

For a blend of shopping, dining, and entertainment, head to IOI City Mall Putrajaya. This sprawling shopping complex offers a plethora of options for couples seeking an exciting night out. Browse through a wide range of fashion boutiques, international brands, and specialty stores, where you can find everything from the latest fashion trends to unique gifts.

Indulge in a culinary adventure at the mall’s extensive selection of restaurants, cafes, and eateries, serving a diverse range of cuisines to satisfy every palate. Whether you’re craving Malaysian delights, international favorites, or delectable desserts, IOI City Mall has something for every taste.

After shopping and dining, catch a movie at the cinema or enjoy thrilling entertainment options such as indoor trampoline parks, arcade centers, and virtual reality experiences. The mall also hosts various events and exhibitions throughout the year, providing additional entertainment and cultural experiences.

Putrajaya Challenge Park

For adventure-seeking couples, Putrajaya Challenge Park offers an adrenaline-pumping experience. This outdoor recreational facility features a range of thrilling activities that cater to different skill levels and interests. From mountain biking trails and skate parks to rock climbing walls and a high ropes course, there’s no shortage of excitement at this park.

Challenge yourselves to conquer the obstacles, embark on thrilling rides, and test your physical limits together. Enjoy the thrill of biking through scenic trails, scaling towering walls, or navigating through aerial ropes courses. The park’s well-maintained facilities and safety measures ensure a fun and secure experience for couples seeking adventure.

District 21  

Your trip to Putrajaya will not be complete until you visit to District 21, an adventure theme park that offers a unique blend of physical challenges and thrilling attractions. This indoor park is designed to simulate an apocalyptic world, featuring exciting rides, obstacle courses, and interactive challenges.

Embark on a high-energy adventure as you navigate through a variety of activities such as wall climbing, aerial obstacle courses, zip-lining, and trampoline parks. The park’s immersive environment, complete with dim lighting and futuristic designs, adds to the excitement and creates a thrilling atmosphere.

Challenge each other to complete the various obstacles and games, fostering teamwork, communication, and a sense of achievement. District 21 guarantees an adrenaline rush and a memorable experience for couples looking to unleash their inner adventurers.

Putrajaya Secret Garden

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Step into a realm of enchantment at Putrajaya Secret Garden . As night falls, this hidden gem reveals its true splendor, immersing visitors in a magical wonderland. The garden comes alive with vibrant colors and mesmerizing light installations, creating a captivating atmosphere. Take a leisurely stroll through the illuminated pathways, surrounded by lush foliage, illuminated fountains, and captivating art installations. Capture romantic moments amidst the beauty and let the serenity of the surroundings transport you to a world of tranquility.

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Maharaja Karaoke IOI City Mall Putrajaya

Maharaja Karaoke IOI City Mall Putrajaya stands out as one of the best things to do in Putrajaya at night for couples due to its enchanting ambiance and intimate setting. With its luxurious Indian-themed interior, spacious and well-equipped karaoke rooms, and state-of-the-art audiovisual systems, couples can immerse themselves in a romantic and private karaoke experience. The dimly lit rooms create a cozy and romantic atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for couples to serenade each other with their favorite love songs.

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Whether it’s celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying a fun date night, Maharaja Karaoke offers an unforgettable and intimate experience for couples seeking to create cherished memories together in the heart of Putrajaya. Read here for our reviews on the Maharaja Karaoke in IOI City Mall, Putrajaya.

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IOI City Farm

IOI City Farm , nestled within the bustling heart of Putrajaya, offers a tranquil escape for couples seeking a unique nighttime adventure. As the sun sets, the farm transforms into a luminescent haven, with attractions like the Glocave unveiling a romantic glow amidst the verdant surroundings. The serene ambiance of the Greenland section, paired with the soft illumination, provides a perfect backdrop for couples to explore nature’s beauty under a starlit sky.

IOI City Farm in Putrajaya

The farm’s indoor setting ensures a comfortable experience irrespective of the weather, making it a reliable choice for a night-time outing. The interactive exhibits add a touch of excitement and learning to the romantic escapade, allowing couples to delve into the wonders of nature together. With its blend of education, interaction, and picturesque settings, IOI City Farm emerges as a unique night-time retreat for couples in Putrajaya, offering a blend of romance and exploration in a serene, natural setting. Don’t forget to discover the best of IOI City Farm Reviews prior visiting this interesting attraction!

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In conclusion, Putrajaya offers a diverse range of captivating experiences for couples to enjoy at night. From romantic cruises and enchanting gardens to exhilarating adventures and vibrant markets, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, romance, or adrenaline-pumping activities, Putrajaya has it all. Embark on a journey of discovery and create unforgettable memories as you explore these top attractions in Putrajaya .

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TOP BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN PUTRAJAYA

Putrajaya is a city located in the south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is very well-known for its late 20th-century architecture including the famous Putra Mosque which is made from rose-coloured granite with a pink dome. The establishment of Putrajaya was the idea of then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the development began in August 1995 and was completed with an estimated cost of RM34million. Putrajaya became Malaysia’s third federal territory on 1st February 2001 after Kuala Lumpur in 1974 and Labuan in 1984. Here are the top 9 places to visit in Putrajaya.

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So, do you have a plan to visit Putrajaya any time soon? Or, you are currently staying there but want to find out what are the things that you can do? You have come to the right place because there are a few aspects that you might want to consider such as budget, family-friendly and activities that you want to do.

Even if you are on a tight budget, you can still have fun in Putrajaya! The city has many parks and bridges that you can troll along while enjoying the scenery. 

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Making sure a place that you are going to is family-friendly or not is beneficial to prevent further issues.

There are many activities that you can try in Putrajaya so do not get puzzled and plan your day beforehand.

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1. Putra Mosque

Putra Mosque

The Putra Mosque is the principal mosque of Putrajaya and its construction began in 1997. It was finally completed two years later. Located next to Perdana Putra, the house of the Malaysian Prime Minister’s office. The pink coloured domed Putra Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite . Visit this mosque to admit its beautifulness. Oh, there are no admission charges to any visitors.

Unique Quality: Amazing architecture and interior design, Open to all

Address: Persiaran Persekutuan, Presint 1, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Operations Hours: Daily (9:00am – 5:00pm)

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2. IOI City Mall

IOI City Mall

IOI City Mall, the multi-award-winning is the largest mall in Southern Klang Valley. It is 1.5 million square feet of lettable space is very much occupied by fashion brands, supermarkets, cineplexes and for sure, F&B outlets. It is home to an Olympic-sized ice-skating rink, District 21 and also The Symphony Walk. You can find basically anything here in this mall.

Unique Quality: Largest mall in Southern Klang Valley, Many fun activities available including ice-skating and adventurous sports theme park

Address: IOI City Mall, Putrajaya, Selangor

Operations Hours: Daily (10:00am – 10:00pm)

3. Putrajaya Botanical Garden

Putrajaya Botanical Garden

The Putrajaya Botanical Garden was tittle as one of Asia’s Most Amazing Garden by the Royal Chelsea Foundation, London. It is also listed among the 40 beautiful and fun parks in Asia. The park is divided into eight incredible botanical themes which are Malaysian Ulam and Medicinal, Bambusetum, Zingiberales, Edible Fruit Arboretum, Lawn and Gramineae, Forest Fringe and Aboriginal Medicinal Plants, Conservatory and Ecological Pond. Its beauty is defined by the green area overlooking the lake that for sure will make any visitors amazed by the cultural elements.

Unique Quality: 8 botanical themes, Great for outdoor activities, Family-friendly

Address: Lebuh Perdana Barat, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Operations Hours: Monday – Sunday (9:00am – 12:00pm, 2:00pm – 5;00pm)

Tuesday (Open 24 hours)

Friday (9:00am – 11:00am, 3:00pm – 5:00pm)

4. Putrajaya Wetlands Park

Putrajaya Wetlands Park

Putrajaya Wetlands Park in Putrajaya is the largest man-made freshwater wetlands. Being the first man-made wetland in Malaysia, it consists of 24 wetland cells, Wetlands Park and also other Wetlands areas. This family-friendly park is suitable to spend quality time with your family or friends. 

Unique Quality: Several fun activities to do, Family-friendly

Address: 62000 Putrajaya

Operations Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (7:00am – 7:00pm) | Closed on Monday

5. Seri Wawasan Bridge

Seri Wawasan Bridge

One of the main bridges in the planned city, Putrajaya is the Seri Wawasan Bridge. Its futuristic asymmetric cable-stayed bridge with a forward-inclined pylon has a sailing ship appearance. At the night, this bridge is full of colour changing lighting. If you are a fan of bridges, this bridge is a must-visit bridge because it is beautiful to look at both day and night. 

Unique Quality: Amazing architecture, A good spot for photo taking, Open to all

Address: Lebuh Wawasan, Presint 2, 62100 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Operations Hours: Daily (24 hours)

6. Putrajaya Water Sports Complex

Putrajaya Water Sports Complex

Putrajaya also has a water sports complex called Putrajaya Water Sports that is located in the centre of Putrajaya. It is suitable for you if you are thinking of a place to hold sports events due to its large space. Other than that, it is also designed to be the natural cooling system for the city. Do take note that it only allows limited people per session for COVID-19 precautions.

Unique Quality: Good for water sports activities, Event space

Address: Kompleks Sukan Air Presint 6, Presint 6, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Operations Hours: Monday – Sunday (9:00am – 11:30am, 12:45pm – 3:15am) Friday (9:00am – 11:30am, 4:30pm – 7:00pm, 7:30pm – 10:00pm)

7. Anjung Floria

Anjung Floria

Anjung Floria is located in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and it is one of the most beautiful gardens in Malaysia. The garden is uniquely decorated with pebbled paths, mini bridges, an incredible amount of vibrant flowers and also vegetation sprouts. It offers countless flower festivals throughout the year so go and visit to appreciate its beauty.

Unique Quality: Open to all, A good for outdoor activities, A good spot for photo shooting

Address: Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Presint 4, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Operations Hours: Daily (7:00am – 7:00pm)

8. District 21

District

Being the one out of a kind, District 21 is an apocalypse theme adventure park that is located in a 70,000 square feet indoor premise with a 55 feet tall air-conditioned atrium, within the famous IOI City Mall. Consisting of 10 attractions and 8 functions rooms, it also offers a perfect venue for school group visitations, team-building events and birthday parties. If you are a thrill-seeker, this theme park is a daydream becoming reality.

Unique Quality: Fun and adventurous activities, Suitable for team-building

Address: First Floor (F1), East Wing at IOI City Mall, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Operations Hours: Monday – Friday (12:00pm – 8:00pm) | Saturday – Sunday (10:00am – 8:00pm)

9. China-Malaysia Friendship Garden

China Malaysia Friendship Garden

The China-Malaysia Friendship Garden is located in Lebuh Sentosa, Putrajaya is a symbol of the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between both countries. Wanting to trick your friends into thinking that you are in China, this garden is a must-visit due to its design of Lingnan architecture, which comes from Guangdong and nearby provinces of China. 

Unique Quality: A good spot for photo taking, A cultural themed park, Great for outdoor activities, Family-friendly

Address: Lebuh Sentosa, Presint 4, 62250 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Operations Hours: Daily (6:30am – 7:00pm)

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Putrajaya and Cyberjaya are considered as Malaysia’s newest cities which were developed from a huge oil palm plantation. Find out 40 awesome things you can do there.

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Since both cities are located just next to each other, I figured that it would a good idea to compile a list of activities to do there when you venture out of Kuala Lumpur’s city centre.

This article is not meant to introduce about Putrajaya or Cyberjaya but mainly to highlight that there are up to 40 interersting activities and things you can enjoy in both cities.

This is a free activity you can enjoy in both cities as the roads here are wide and there are proper walking/jogging tracks at the road sides. Check out Cyberjaya Lake Gardens as you can also jog there.

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Got a bicycle? Then spend time cycling around Putrajaya. The roads in Putrajaya are better and safer compared to Cyberjaya and there are dedicated bicycle lanes. The best to cycle in Cyberjaya is at the Cyberjaya lakeside.

UPDATE : If you don’t have a bicycle, you will be pleased to know that Cyberjaya now has eScooter and electric bike sharing service provided by Tryke.

Search for Tryke on Google Play or App Store.

The bikes are available at these locations:

  • D’Pulze Shopping Centre (near main entrance)
  • Shaftsbury Square (opposite Starbucks)
  • Cyberjaya lakeside (Sunrise Point, Persiaran Tasik)
  • Prima Avenue near McDonald’s (next to Old Town White Coffee)
  • Burger King
  • MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre)
  • Cyberjaya Lakeside Community Club
  • Cyberview Building
  • Cyberview Resort & Spa

Suggested route – get an eScooter from Shaftsbury Square or Cyberview Resort & Spa and ride to the lake side. The view is stunning.

3. Visit Putrajaya Botanical Garden

This is a well-planned manicured gardens and pavilions. Bicycles are available for hire. This garden was designed as a sanctuary for Malaysian plants and it is also a centre for educational research. There is space that can be rented out for weddings and parties. Wear a hat and use sunscreen as it can get very hot here.

4. Visit Putrajaya Wetlands

This is one place you should never miss if you are visiting Putrajaya. All nature enthusiasts and foreign tourists will love the greenery here. You can rent a bike or walk hand in hand with your loved ones.

5. Putrajaya Challenge Park

Putrajaya Challenge Park or Taman Cabaran in Malay is a 30 hectare park in Putrajaya’s Precinct 5 containing some of the best extreme park facilities in Asia. This well designed park was opened to the public in 2009 and has three main attractions – Indoor Rock Wall Climbing Complex, Skate Park and Thrill Park and Mountain Bike Trails. The facilities, which are well managed by Perbadanan Putrajaya (Putrajaya Municipality), have a range of options to cater for visitors of all ages and levels of ability.

6. Watch Movies

I guess I don’t need to mention anything more about this. There are three cinemas in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya – TGV Cinemas D’Pulze Shopping Centre Cyberjaya, GSC Cinemas in IOI City Mall Putrajaya and GSC Cinemas in Alamanda Putrajaya. You can book your tickets online or using their apps.

7. Eat and Dine

Cyberjaya and Putrajaya have hundreds of restaurants and diners. Below is just a basic list of type of food you can find:

  • International – Japanese, Yemen, Arabic, American, Korean, Chinese
  • Malaysian – Malay, Chinese and Indian food
  • Fast Food – KFC, Pizza Hut, Texas Chicken, Burger King, McDonald’s, A&W

Related Post :  Full List of Restaurants, Cafes and Diners in D’Pulze Cyberjaya

8. Putrajaya Cruise

The best way to see Putrajaya is to take the cruise in the Putrajaya lake. The water is clean and there are 12 bridges all around the lake. Each has a different architecture.

9. Visit the Mosques

There are two big mosques in Putrajaya – The Putrajaya Mosque and Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque or fondly known as Masjid Besi (Iron Mosque) by the locals. The mosque in Cyberjaya is called Masjid Raja Haji Fi Sabilillah and a certified eco-friendly building.

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10. Picnic at Putrajaya/Cyberjaya Lake

The Putrajaya Lake is a huge man-made lake and both cities share the same lake. Whether you’re in Putrajaya or Cyberjaya, there’s always a lovely spot where you can have a picnic.

11. Spa or Massage

If you enjoy being pampered, consider going to Sembunyi Spa which is located at Cyberview Resort. People described this spa as a hidden gem in the city. Need a good massage? Checkout where to get a massage in Cyberjaya here .

12. Gokart (Closed)

Love racing? How about trying the Gokart at Raycer Powerhouse near Cyberjaya Lake Gardens. They charge RM55 per session that lasts for about 40 minutes.

UPDATED 2021: This is now closed and has been replaced with horse-riding activities.

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13. Shopping

Just a few years ago, there were no shopping malls here. Now, it’s home to IOI City Mall which is one of the biggest malls in the Klang Valley, D’Pulze Shopping Centre in Cyberjaya is a medium-sized mall with plenty of varieties while Alamanda in Putrajaya is a decent mall serving the population of Putrajaya. Centrus Mall in Cyberjaya will be opening soon.

14. Staycation

If you have extra time on weekends, you can do a bit of staycation either in Cyberjaya or Putrajaya. Cyberview Resort, Le’Meridien, Shaftsbury Residences, DoubleTree by Hilton, Shangrila Putrajaya and Dashbox Hotel (made of containers) are just some of the hotels available for you to choose from.

15. Ride the KLIA Express Train

The KLIA express train takes you to the heart of KL city centre in under 30 minutes. The trains are comfortable and fast, and has WiFi service on board. The view is fabulous throughout the whole journey especially near Putrajaya.

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16. Coffee Shop Hopping

Dolchang , Starbucks, Dal.komm , Coffee Bean and Tea Leaves and Monjo are just some of the many coffee shops you can find in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya. There are more cafes at Tamarind Square.

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17. District 21

An opened indoor theme park can be found inside IOI City Mall in Putrajaya. It’s a nice arena for team building or just for fun.

18. Explore the Startup Ecosystem of Malaysia

Malaysian Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) and MAD Incubator are some of the organisations in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya which help build and support the startup ecosystems in Malaysia.

19. Marina Putrajaya

There are plenty of marine related activities here and it has a beautiful view of the lake. Pullman Hotel is located just next to this place.

20. Hot Air Balloon

Just next to the Monumen Alaf Baru in Putrajaya is a small park with a static hot air balloon that goes up and down.

21. Visit the Bridges

Seri Gemilang Bridge, Putrajaya Bridge and Putra Bridge are some of the 12 bridges located around Putrajaya and Cyberjaya and each one has its own unique design and architecture. The night views are spectacular on some of these bridges.

22. Photography

The architecture, parks and gardens in Putrajaya are beautiful and photography lovers should spend at least a day here to take great shots. You’re bound to capture some amazing photos here.

23. Perdana Putra

This is the office of the Prime Minister. Its design is a mixture of both Islamic and European cultures. Think of it as the “White House” of Malaysia.

24. Try the Flyboard

This is something that all thrill-seekers should try at least once, because it is really fun and there is nothing in the world quite like that unique sensation of soaring into the air powered by high-pressure water jets under your feet. Prices are shown below:

  • Introductory Flight (1 pax) (RM370) – 10 min ground instructions – 20 min flight time.
  • Regular Flight (Up to 2pax) (RM689) – 10 min ground instructions – 40 min flight time with a short break between flights
  • Group (Up to 3Pax) (RM740) – 10 min ground instructions – 60 min shared flight time (each person 20mins)
  • It is available on weekends only unless you have a big group (minimum 4 pax).

To book your slot, please SMS, Whatsapp to 012-2871120.

25. Take Windsurfing Lessons

Putrajaya Maritime Centre (see #19) apparently offers this lesson to those who are interested. Let me find out more about this and update the post.

26. Food Tour of Cyberjaya

Cyberjaya is becoming a hotbed for good food. Taco Bell is opening soon in Cyberjaya, eat the popular Nasi Arab at Saba and many more!

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27. Rent Car by the Hour

Don’t have your own transport? Consider renting a car by the hour offered by gocar.my or SOCAR .

28. Walk around Putrajaya

If you have plenty of time, just park your car at one of the many free car parks within Putrajaya and simply walk around the wide pedestrian malls to appreciate the city. Imagine how the city’s going to look like in 20-30 years.

29. Visit the Universities

There are at least 6 universities in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya – Lim Kok Wing University, Multimedia University, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, Kirkby College just to mention a few.

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30. Ice Skating

Ice skate at Malaysia’s biggest ice skating ring called IceScape in IOI City Mall, Putrajaya.

31. Bowling

IOI City Mall in Putrajaya has bowling centres.

32. Karaoke

Currently there’s only one Karaoke place in Cyberjaya which is called Bonavox located in Shaftsbury Square. There’s another one to be opened soon in D’Pulze Shopping Centre which is also in Cyberjaya.

33. Feed Wild Birds

If you happen to go to Putrajaya Wetlands (no 4 above), there’s a bird watching platform and there are fixed time slots when you’re allowed to feed the birds there using the food prepared by the park.

34. Malaysia’s Biggest 24-hours Book Store

BookXcess  has recently opened its biggest store in Malaysia at Tamarind Square. There’s a huge selection of books and the store is located at the beautiful Tamarind Square.

35. Relax in the Parks

Do something while doing nothing. Visit any of the big or small park within Cyberjaya and Putrajaya to relax.

There are several sports centre in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya where you can play basketball, badminton, rock climbing and more.

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37. Build Your Startup

Cyberjaya is rapidly growing to be one of the startup hubs in Malaysia. There are more than 400 startups operating in Cyberjaya based on the information given by Cyberview, the company that manages Cyberjaya. MaGIC in Cyberjaya is the prime startup ecosystem builder in Malaysia.

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38. Tour the Booming Cities of Putrajaya and Cyberjaya

Plenty of money is pumped into both cities and it’s evident just by judging the amount of new buildings are being built. In Cyberjaya alone, there are not less than 10 massive apartment blocks and office buildings are being built. If you’re an investor, it would be a good place to consider to invest your money.

Must Read : 10 Things You Should Know About Cyberjaya City Centre (CCC)

39. Participate in Various International Events

There are plenty of international events constantly being organised in Putrajaya such as the yearly Hot Air Balloon Event, Putrajaya Street Race, Red Bull Air Race, Iron Man and many more.

40. Play Golf

There’s a huge golf course just next to to IOI City Mall which is called the Palm Garden Golf Club . The designer, talented Australian architect Ted Parslow, has incorporated interesting aspects of the landscape for a course that is set to be exciting as well as enchanting.

These are just some of the exciting things you can do in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya. Rumour has it that a tech based theme park using IoT (internet of things) is currently being planned for Cyberjaya. How cool is that?

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before I had visited the Lim Kok wing university in Cyberjaya. I liked the natural beauty very much, also I like the University also. My wife was also with me, we were from Bangladesh. I am an Electrical Engineer and my wife is a PH.D. in Botany and holding the position of Vice principal in a college in Dhaka, Bangladesh. We had had the trip from Kualalumpur to Lim Kok win University by Taxi. We don,t know the Bus route. We had also visited Putra jaya, Penang, Lankwai, Cameron high land, Genting highlands several times during our Malaysia visit ( 5 times). We wish Malaysia will develope more and more.

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PUTRAJAYA: The Home Ministry’s aims to improve Malaysia’s ranking in the Global Peace Index (GPI) after climbing to number 10 this year, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

The Home Minister said such an index is important in order to gain investors’ confidence.

“It is important, as investors want to see how peaceful a country is before investing. While there are many parties that contribute towards the country’s rank in the GPI, the police are the main law enforcement agency.

“The ranking is testament to the hard work of the police in maintaining peace and public order in the country. We hope to maintain our top 10 ranking or improve upon it further,” he told a press conference after launching the police’s Community Safety Run at Dataran Putrajaya yesterday.

Saifuddin said the police have to scrutinise indicators that give weight to the ranking.

“Among the indicators are the crime index and police engagement with the public.

“We hope it can be improved upon so that we reach a higher ranking in the future,” he said.

It was reported that Malaysia has climbed nine spots in the 2024 Global Peace Index (GPI), now ranked 10th as one of the world’s most peaceful countries this year.

All set to go: Saifuddin Nasution (second, left) lighting the cauldron to launch the Safety Run.— LOW BOON TAT/The Star

According to the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) 2024 GPI, global peacefulness declined by 0.56% this year, marking the fifth consecutive year of deterioration.

Malaysia, previously ranked 19th in the 2023 GPI, has significantly improved its standing.

Meanwhile, on the Community Safety Run, Saifuddin commended the police for organising a successful event that drew 10,000 participants, consisting of police personnel and the public.

“It was held in conjunction with the 217th Police Day celebration.

“Such an engagement is true to the motto ‘The police and society are inseparable’,” he said.

Given the tremendous response, Saifuddin said there was no reason the event could not be a permanent fixture in the future.

“I also urge the public to play their part in spreading crime prevention awareness, such as being wary of scams and the drug menace.

“At the same time, the public can also be the eyes and ears of the police by providing relevant information on any criminal activity.”

Earlier, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain and the Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh flagged off the runners for the event.

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Aerial view of Zurich city center with famous Fraumunster Church and river Limmat at Lake Zurich ... [+] from Grossmunster Church, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland. Several cities in Switzerland rank high for having a high cost of living for international mobile employees, according to Mercer.

Generally speaking, the higher-ranking cities like Hong Kong, Singapore, and Switzerland cities have expensive housing markets, high transportation costs and higher prices for goods and services that combine to drive up the cost of living.

Seven U.S. cities are in this year’s top 20 most expensive cities for expats, with New York City and Los Angeles landing in the top 10. But North America’s biggest year-to-year changes occurred in Mexico, with the country’s capital Mexico City jumping up 46 places to No. 33 and Monterrey, in northeastern Mexico, moving up 40 places to No. 115.

The Mexican flag flies over the Zocalo, the main square in Mexico City. Mexico City has seen one of ... [+] the steepest rises in cost of living for expats, according to Mercer's 2024 report.

Dubai, a popular spot for expats, has inched up in the rankings and is the costliest city in the Middle East, moving from No. 18 most expensive in the world in 2023 to landing at No. 15 on this year’s list.

Dubai is the most expensive city in the Middle East for expats, according to Mercer's 2024 'Cost of ... [+] Living' report.

High inflation has led to the most significant increases in living costs in Istanbul (No. 130) and African cities like Accra (No. 98), Addis Ababa (No. 138), and Cairo (168).

These are the most expensive cities for expats in 2024:

No. 1: Hong Kong, China

No. 2: Singapore

No. 3: Zurich, Switzerland

No. 4: Geneva, Switzerland

No. 5: Basel, Switzerland

No. 6: Bern, Switzerland

No. 7: New York City, New York, United States

No. 8: London, United Kingdom

No. 9: Nassau, Bahamas

No. 10: Los Angeles, California, United States

No. 11: Copenhagen, Denmark

No. 12: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

No. 13: San Francisco, California, United States

No. 14: Bangui, Central African Republic

No. 15: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

No. 16: Tel Aviv, Israel

No. 17: Miami, Florida, United States

No. 18: Djibouti

No. 19: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

No. 20: Chicago, Illinois, United States

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These destinations, selected by CNN Travel editors, offer loads of personality and plenty to see and do without the elbow-to-elbow crowds of the big tourist cities.

Duluth, Minnesota

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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Flagstaff, Arizona

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