If you are visiting Putrajaya (yes, My City) these places of attraction you can’ t afford to miss!
Putrajaya Botanical Garden (Taman Botani) , a beautifully manicured park showcasing tropical plant and tree specimens.
Wetlands Park (Taman Wetland) 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.
Agriculture Heritage Park (Taman Warisan Pertanian) is where you can see examples of traditional Malaysian crops such as rubber, palm oil, fruit trees, cocoa, herbs and spices.
Taman Wawasan is a tranquil park with bicycle and jogging paths, lotus ponds, splendid views and even a pebble beach.
Rimba Alam Park is a forest park with horse riding paths running along the ridges and hilltops on the eastern edge of Putrajaya.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Natural History Museum in Presint 15, Putrajaya was established as one of the governments initiatives in collecting, documenting as well as to exhibit the Malaysia’s naturals heritage such as the plants, animals, rocks, minerals and fossil, some of which are the country’s invaluable treasures. The Natural History Museum will act as a resource for informal science education and is dedicated to expand the public’s knowledge and be beneficial to the people of Malaysia, as well as our respected tourist from all over the world.
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.
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.
9. 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. The annual Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is held here and so is Malaysia’s premier annual flower and garden festival, Floria Putrajaya.
10. 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.
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.