A QUICK GLANCE AT PUTRAJAYA
Due to the rapid growth of various aspects such as population and economy, Putrajaya, a planned city was established about 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur. Located within the Multimedia Super Corridor, apart from the recently established Cyberjaya, it is the third Federal Territory of Malaysia, after Kuala Lumpur and Labuan. Its development took place in early 1990s. Putrajaya was officially declared as the third Federal Territory on 1st February 2001. It covers an area of 49 km2 and has a population of approximately 72,000. Putrajaya government signed a Letter of Intent with the government of Sejong City in South Korea in April 2013, marking the collaboration between these two cities.
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS OF PUTRAJAYA
Best Urban Parks
Putrajaya is renowned for some of its best urban parks in Malaysia such as the Putrajaya Botanical Garden, the Wetlands Park with its largest man-made freshwater wetlands in the tropics showcasing its natural filtration system and creatures of wetlands habitats, and the Agriculture Heritage Park (Taman Warisan Pertanian) where examples of traditional Malaysian crops such as rubber, palm oil, fruit trees, cocoa, herbs and spices can be seen.
For those who love jogging and cycling, Taman Wawasan offers bicycle and jogging paths. Taman Saujana Hijau is also a good place for a relaxing morning or evening stroll where you can enjoys its scenic greens. Meanwhile, Rimba Alam Park, a forest park, also offers horse riding paths.
For adventure and thrill-seekers, Putrajaya Challenge Park with its giant indoor rock climbing centre. It also has an extensive concrete BMX and skate-board areas as well as cross-country mountain bike trails. For sight-seeing tour at Putrajaya, the best way to do it is through a 45-minute cruise on an air-conditioned 76-seater cruise boat during the day or in the evening. Alternatively, one may take the Gondola-style boat ride.
Putra Mosque with its basement design element similar to the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca and its minaret with resemblance to the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad is one of the signature landmarks of Putrajaya. Adorned with the Moghul-style green dome is the Perdana Putra (Prime Minister's Office) that is also one of the main attractions of Putrajaya with unique architectural design that is worth visiting.
Shopping Convenience, Restaurants & Amenities
Putrajaya is also a well-planned city with good infrastructures and amenities. Located in Precinct 1 is the Alamanda Putrajaya, a grand shopping mall which costs around RM380 million to build. It offers a wide range of shops and restaurants, and entertainment places such bowling alleys and movie theatres illuminated by natural lighting. For food lovers who enjoy different variety of food and cooking styles, Kelab Tasik Putrajaya at precint 8, The Village at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside, Al Dente Malaysian & Italian Cuisine and Putrajaya Seafood are some restaurants in Putrajaya that are highly recommended restaurants by the locals.