Escape the City and Explore the Hidden Gems of Malaysia's Putrajaya
by: The Beat Asia
March 29, 2023
Putrajaya, the federal administrative capital of Malaysia, is a city that combines modern architecture with beautiful natural landscapes. With its well-planned streets, stunning architecture, and picturesque lakes, Putrajaya is a great place to explore and have some fun.
Whether you are a resident or a visitor, here are some fun things to do in Putrajaya that you don't want to miss.
Visit Putrajaya Botanical Garden
For those who enjoy the outdoors, the Putrajaya Botanical Garden is must-see. This garden, which covers more than 92 hectares, is home to more than 700 varieties of plants from different nations. Explore the various areas of this greenery, such as the palm garden, sun garden, and medicinal garden. You can also go for a boat ride on the lake or ride bicycles around the park.
Location: Putrajaya Botanical Garden, Lebuh Perdana Barat, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Contact details: 03-8887 7770
Have a Beachy Day at Pantai Floria
Pantai Flora is a man-made beach located in the heart of Putrajaya, Malaysia. It is part of Putrajaya Lake and is a popular spot for visitors. The beach is surrounded by lush greenery and yields stunning views of the Putrajaya skyline. Pantai Flora is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some relaxation time.
The beach offers a calm and peaceful environment, making it an ideal location for swimming, sunbathing, or picnicking. Visitors can rent beach chairs and umbrellas, or bring their own beach equipment to make the most of their time on the sand. Pantai Flora is also home to several restaurants and cafes that offer various food and beverages.
Location: Pantai Flora, WM7H+JQ, Presint 4, 62000 Putrajaya
Contact details: 03-8887 7000
Go Shopping at IOI City Mall
IOI City Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia. With over 350 stores, this mall has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for fashion, electronics, or food, you'll find it all here. IOI City Mall is not just a shopping destination. It also offers a range of entertainment options, such as a cinema, an indoor theme park, an ice-skating rink, and an archery range. The mall also hosts regular events and exhibitions, such as fashion shows, beauty contests, and cultural performances.
For foodies, IOI City Mall has an extensive range of dining options, from fast food to fine dining. There are more than 100 restaurants and cafes, serving cuisine from around the world, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Western food. Visitors can also enjoy a wide range of desserts, snacks, and beverages.
Location: IOI City Mall, Management Office, Unit T2-3A-3 & Unit T2-3A-3A Level 3A, IOI City Tower Two, Lbh IRC, Ioi Resort, 62502 Putrajaya, Selangor
Contact details: 03-8328 8899
Admire the Putra Mosque
The Putra Mosque is one of Putrajaya's most iconic landmarks. This stunning mosque features a pink dome, intricate carvings, and stunning architecture. Up to 15,000 worshippers can congregate in this mosque at once. With nine domes and rosy-hued granite, this architectural marvel seems like something out of a fairy tale. Visitors are welcome to visit the mosque, but be sure to dress appropriately and take off your shoes before entering.
Location: Putra Mosque, Persiaran Persekutuan, Presint 1, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Contact details: 03-8888 5678
Go on a Cruise on Putrajaya Lake
Putrajaya Lake is one of the city's main attractions and is best experienced on a boat. Take a cruise on the lake and admire the stunning views of the city's skyline and the beautiful bridges that cross the lake. You can choose from various types of boats, including traditional wooden boats, luxury yachts, and even floating restaurants. Several modern and exotic structures, including the Putra Mosque, bridges, and government buildings, surround the artificial lake.
For cruise tours, two different boat types are available: the conventional wooden perahu and the modern, air-conditioned catamaran. Price and delivery schedules vary.
Location: Cruise on Putrajaya Lake, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya
Contact details: 03-8881 0648
Explore the Putrajaya Wetlands Park
The Putrajaya Wetlands Park is a unique attraction that features a variety of natural habitats, including a tropical peat swamp forest, a wetland lake, and a freshwater marsh. Take a stroll along the boardwalks and enjoy the serenity of the park while birdwatching or looking out for other wildlife. It is a man-made wetland that has become a vital part of the local environment, providing shelter to some 100 different bird species. These wetlands are home to a wide variety of different creatures, including insects, mammals, and reptiles.
Putrajaya's beautiful weather makes it ideal for outdoor pursuits, such as jogging, cycling, picnics, and touring the city's lush sceneries gardens, including the bamboo garden. A playground is also available for kids.
Location: Putrajaya Wetlands Park, 62000 Putrajaya
Contact details: 03-8887 7774
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