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Putrajaya - Daytrip Tips (42)

High Court from 1919

The High Court was the former National History Museum from 1919. It houses many historical buildings, structures and icons that date back to more than a century, such as the: Sultan Abdul Samad Building (1897), Government Office (1896), National Textiles Museum (1905), KL City Library (1989), Victorian Fountain (1897), Royal Selangor Club (1889), St Mary’s Cathedral (1894), City Theatre, built (1896), Sessions & Magistrates Court (1910), The High Court Building (1909), Jamek Mosque (1909).

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Jul 13, 2015

Beautiful but 2 huge to walk around.

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.

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Apr 04, 2011

Putrajaya Bridges

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.

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Sep 09, 2010


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.

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Feb 18, 2010
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The area is super large, over 4,930 hector.

Because of kindness we were fortunate meeting Chuck another VT member who put so much time showing us many interesting places in Kuala Lumpur. He took us to Putrajaya. We learned from him that it's area covers a little over 4,930 hectores. Also that this Putrajaya happens to be the newest or if not the latest of Federal Territory of Malaysia which is besides Kuala Lumpur as well as Labuan.

Many locals says that the place was chosen because it is between KL Airport and KL, both locations had an almost same distance from Putrajaya.

When visiting Putrajaya we would suggest that you come first thing in the morning, that way you can really relish the large area of Putrajaya. Below attached are photos of our great VT friend "CHUCK"!

listenandlearn's Profile Photo
Jan 05, 2010

New Malaysia!

When you visit KL, don't lose Putrajaya and specially the boat cruise. With many modern buildings and great artitechture, Putrajaya depicts the way of the development in Malaysia.
The great mosque is really a must visit case in Putrajaya. Note that non-muslims can't enter the indoor part of the mosque and all women should wear the special dress to cover their bodies and hair. The dress is provided at the entrance of the mosque.

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Dec 12, 2009

Boat riding

Putrajaya is Malaysia's designated federal goverment administrative centre, built on 4932 hectares of land named after first pk of Malaysia.
Putrajaya lake is 400 hectare man-made lake. Currently the lake offers activities such as canoeing, kayakikng, sailing and boating.
Main attractions which u can see while taking a cruise in this lake are Putra mosque, PM office known as Perdana putra , Darul Ehsan palace belongs to king of sleangor, botanical garden.
There is a nice food court and shopping malll near putra mosque.

OMERKASHMIRI's Profile Photo
Apr 24, 2008

Putraja the government town

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.

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Sep 03, 2007

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Federal Government Admin Centre

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.

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Jan 17, 2007


Putra Mosque is based on a central asian islamic design with a distinctive persian dome and a 116m minaret, This mosque is inspired by the design of the skeikh omar mosque in Baghdad . It can accomadetes more than 15,000 devotees init.

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Nov 18, 2006

New but definitive charming

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.

xaver's Profile Photo
Nov 15, 2006

A model city

We arrived late to the Sentral Station to take the train to Putrajaya with a package promotion, the ticket and a tourism tour to the city, (You have to arrive before 11 a.m., but I’m not sure if this package is every day or not) so we took the train (15 RM return), and arrived to the station which seemed to be a bus terminal, so we asked for a tour but wasn’t any, then we took a bus for a little ride around the city. Beautiful city, very modern buildings, bridges, streets, posts, lamps, a beautiful lake and gardens throughout the city. There is not traffic, no commercial city, didn’t see any store or restaurant or bar or hardware store, nothing, just buildings, public offices, ah!, and a shopping mall called Alamanda with a Carrefour inside and some good stores and a food court mostly with local food, but seemed good and well presented.

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Oct 09, 2006

Things To Do Near Putrajaya - Daytrip

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Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

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Batu Caves

Batu Caves are north of the centre of KL, near the suburb of Gombak. It is a sacred site to Hindus, and when you arrive you'll see a huge golden statue of Lord Murugan next door to a large set of...
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National Art Gallery

National Virtual Arts Gallery is near the Tasik Titiwangsa (Lake), around 6KM north of City Centre. The current Art Gallery building has been operating since 1998. Previously, the National Art Gallery...
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Petronas Twin Towers

The Petronas Twin Towers have become an icon and symbol of Kuala Lumpur. They are now the tallest twin towers in the world, at 451.9 metres. The buildings are 88 stories high, and the sky bridge...
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Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

Even if you are not a fan of classical music, it is worth making a trip to this hall just to have a look at the ID and architecture. The design is world class and you will be amazed by the beauty. The...
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Petrosains Discovery Centre

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