Putrajaya is the new administrative centre of the malaysian governament, taking the capital city away from Kuala Lumpur , leaving Kuala Lumpur as the country's financial and commercial capital. Moving the national administrative machinery from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya is in line with the Government's policy to provide a more balanced development away from Kuala Lumpur. It is a decision motivated by life in Kuala Lumpur and ensure continued growth in the Klang Valley.
Putrajaya is open to the public from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. daily including Sundays. You cannot miss Masjid Putra (Putra Mosque), Dataran Putra (with a view of the new Prime Minister's Department), and the new Seri Perdana (Prime Minister's official residence).
The most beautiful side of this area is the space, it's wide, opened and so you really feel away from the high bulidling prison of KL.The view of the Mosque on the river is simply amazing!
It is about 1 hour from the city centre.
Night time is when you can actually see the great view of Putrajaya where its litted with lights and also some amazing breath taking sight. But bare in mind go with friends who actually do have transportation and get lost there... no problem at all..
Make sure you go around the bridges in Putrajaya at night. It's amazing architecture is to die for and will left ya wondering how on earth they joined it together. Also check out the bulding like the Palace of Justice and also few others.
Oh yeah for those of you who just love snapping photos... its heaven on earth
p.s: be there before 12 midnight cause if you go after that, too bad u cant go in anymore and hafta wait till the next day.
We visited Putrajaya, the new city. We were impressed with many of the buildings structure. The interesting architecture of the mosque's which has strong Persian and even Turkish influence. The interesting design of the bridge's. The city has modern outlook.
When we were there the scenery is a bit sterile because I think it's still new, the trees is not fully grown, perhaps in ten years time it will look more natural.
The boat cruise (Cruise Tasik) on man made lake is a must.
I always heard of Putrajaya and about the beautiful bridges and buildings it had of Parliment. Anyway I set out to the see the place so I jumped the train to go and check it out. Anyway when I left the train station I jumped a bus to Putrajaya. To my suprise I found that Putrajaya is Huge and that everything is far from each other. I managed to get off at a point and walked on this bridge whereby I could see the Perdana Putra which is the office of the Prime Minister and the Putra Mosque which is absolutely beautiful. I happend to see only one of the Putra brigdes but the other one was far away. Anyway Putrajaya is a very beautiful and very clean place and a great place if you wanna do some relaxing shopping. So if you wanna go there by train do so but don`t take a bus from the station just take a cab from there to show you around.
This 45 minutes cruise passes Putrajaya landmarks and buildings. Price included complimentary drink and Putrajaya landmarks souvenir map.
Cruise departs hourly from 1.00pm – 6.00pm on Monday –Friday and from
11.00am – 7.00pm on weekend and holidays
Price: Adult – RM 30.00 per person
Child – RM 20.00 per person (12 years and below)
Dondang Sayang Perahu ride
This traditional boat offers a romantic way to see Putrajaya. It takes about 25 minutes for the cruise.
Price: Adult – RM 20.00 per person
Child – RM 12.00 per person (12 years and below)
How to get to Putrajaya
25 minutes on KLIA Transit from KL Sentral to Putrajaya ERL station.
20 minutes Rapid KL bus or Metrobus from Kota Raya bus stop
By taxi of car
30 minutes from KL city.
Putrajaya is half an hour's drive away from Kuala Lumpur.
Should be worth a visit - it's ultra modern city -- the new administrative centre of Malaysia. Many people can't seem to leave Kuala Lumpur for this new place though, and so K Lumpur is still the place to be !
It's around 20 kilometer from KL. Putrajaya is a new government areas where most of government service departments are found here. It's also a really nice area, very neat and tidy site. These days, Putrajaya is also one of the tourists visited area.
This is probably the nicest district/zone i've ever seen in the whole of malaysia all my life.The roads are well paved, the streets are totally clean, the lamp posts are all working and everything is beautiful here.
The sight of the beautiful and majestic mosque as well as the govt buildings make the place a trip worth going. It is most important to go there during daytime and esp when it's hot and sunny so as to admire the full scenic view of the place with its magnificent buildings surrounding the area
Putrajaya, covering an area of 4,931 hectares of land, is situated 25 kilometres from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur in the north and 20 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur International Airport(KLIA) at Sepang in the south.
This is another thing that I wanted to do as I had heard from my vt friends that the bridges in Putrajaya are stunning especially at night, so this is on our must see list for next visit. Our driver took is for a driving tour of Putrajaya on the way to the airport. I'm glad he did because we could see what wonderful stuff that we missed out on in order to build our appetite for next visit to KL.
As Richard explained, Putrajaya is where the Government buildings are and Government staff are housed, just like Canberra in Australia. It is a separate Federal Territory just like Canberra. In fact a lot of things there reminded me of Canberra like big wide clean streets with nice plants and lovely lake that I believe is man made. The only difference was the couple of nice bridges that I spotted and these are on my must see list to come again and take photos in the night.
The Sri Perdana Complex or the Prime Minister's Office, one of the more distinguished landmarks in Putrajaya. Located next to the Putra Mosque, it's over looking the main Boulevard, the Putra Lake and also the Sri Wawasan Bridge.
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Putrajaya is a planned city and a Federal Territory that acts as a federal government administration centre of Malaysia moved from the overcrowding and congestion of Kuala Lumpur. However, Kuala Lumpur still serves as Malaysia's national and legislative capital.
The city is named after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. In Bahasa Melayu, "Putra" means prince while "Jaya" means excellent or success. The city is still undergoing massive development.
The main attractions in Putrajaya include:
1) Perdana Putra - building complex (picture) houses the Malaysian Prime Minister office complex. Located on the main hill in Putrajaya, it has become synonym with the Malaysian executive arm.
2) Putra Mosque (Masjid Putra) - Putrajaya's principal mosque. Construction of the mosque began in 1997 and was completed two years later. It is located next to Perdana Putra and man-made Putrajaya Lake. In front of the mosque is a large square with flagpoles flying Malaysian states' flags.
3) Putrajaya Lake - located at the centre of Putrajaya; this 650ha man-made lake is designed to act as a natural cooling system for the city and also for recreation, fishing, water sports and water transport.
take a trip to putrajaya, the new city of the government.. it's a beautifully planned township with just about everything you can ever want.. with a wetlands too!! there are also interesting architecture especially the mosque right in the middle..
If Paris has its Champs Elysee, and Buenos Aires has its 9 de Julio Avenue, and Washington has its Washington Mall, Putrajaya has its Putrajaya Boulevard. The boulevard is 4.2km long and this is where we celebrate our National Day parade and other festive activities.
Putrajaya is the new federal administrative capital, just half hour drive from the city. It is hailed as an intelligent garden city, famed for its innovative design harmonising nature & development. Attractions include Perdana Putra administrative bldg & Seri Perdana, official residence of prime minister. Putra Mosque & Putra Square are other unique attractions. Bridges are a striking feature boasting of distinctive designs. There's also Wetland Park & Botanical Gardens for nature lovers. You can also take the Tasik Putrajaya Cruise beside Putra Mosque for 45 mins til 7pm for RM30.
We were brought here by our gracious host, Mr. Aznan who later gave us a taste of delicious Satay in Kejang & yummy durian.