18 Attractions and Activities you can’t miss in Putrajaya

Putrajaya may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of Malaysia, but boy is it impressive! Since 1999, it has been the administrative capital for the federal government, later becoming the third Federal Territory of Malaysia, following Kuala Lumpur and Labuan.

Filled with immaculate government buildings, wide boulevards, scenic bridges and pockets of greenery, Putrajaya is another world of its own. And there is more to this “intelligent garden city” than the usual suspects – there are many vibrant happenings you can be part of to really make the most of your next trip here. Here are 17 attractions and fun activities you can experience in Putrajaya.

Look for fun and alternative experiences in Putrajaya, handpicked in LokaLocal.

1. See the Prime Minister’s Office at Perdana Putra

This imposing building stands atop the main hill in Putrajaya, catching eyes with its palatial-style green dome and stone walls. Featuring a blend of Islamic and modern architecture, the office complex is where ministers and higher officials work. It is not open to visitors, but you can still admire its grandeur from the outside.

2. Visit the exquisite Putra Mosque

17 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaRose-tinted granite gives the Putra Mosque its iconic pink hue, an elegance that reflects as remarkably on the inside as it does on the outside. Built by the lake in 1997, the mosque can accommodate up to 15,000 worshippers. Visitors would stop by for photographs with this sophisticated landmark, which drew inspiration from Malay and Middle Eastern influences.

You can also go into the Putra Mosque to see the majestic, rosy-pink interiors. Bear in mind, of course, that you should dress modestly and wear the robes provided at the entrance.

3. Soar in a hot air balloon

Take a ride on a hot air balloon with LokaLocal.
17 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaIf you think the urbanscape Putrajaya is impressive from the ground, wait till you are above it all, in a hot air balloon. As the balloon raises you up, you can experience the magic of the Putrajaya panorama that stretches as far as your eyes can see.

Many people would have heard about the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloo at n Fiesta, which attracts balloon enthusiasts and curious visitors from far. But you don’t have to wait for that time of the year to take a ride. LokaLocal has a hot air balloon experience that gives you roughly 45 minutes to 1 hour of flight time. There will be a pilot on board with you, so you have litSeetle to worry about.

After the sky-high adventure, you can enjoy a buffet breakfast and earn yourself a neat certificate to show that you made it!

Price: RM938 / pax
Duration: 3 hours
Booking: Required. Book here for a 45 mins to 1 hr flight, pre-flight refreshments, post flight ceremony, buffet breakfast, flight certificate and insurance.

4. Explore and have fun on a Segway

We’re running a Segway tour in Putrajaya on 28 April 2018. Don’t miss out!
17 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaPutrajaya’s attractions can be quite far from one another, so you can expect to drive or walk a fair bit. That is, unless you prefer a fun way of doing it. To jazz up the typical sightseeing route, there are regular Segway tours that take you around the Federal Territory on an electric InMotion transporter.

Easy to manage and exciting, you can explore the key attractions in Putrajaya with the wind in your face, and less walking than usual. You can read up our experience on the Segway tour in Putrajaya.

Price: RM185.90 / pax
Duration: 2 hours
Booking: Required. Book here.

5. Walk up the Millennium Monument

17 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaDesigned in 2005 to usher in the new millennium, this is the first monument to be built in Putrajaya. The walkway twirling around the monument illustrates the history of Malaysia, the panels describing significant events in the country. There is a time capsule at the base of the monument which will be opened in 2020. As you move up along the ramps of the Millennium Monument, you can see sweeping views of the waterfront.

6. Unleash your inner superhero on a flyboard

Try a flyboard experience in Putrajaya.
17 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaFor a more refreshing take on Putrajaya, you can head to Marina Putrajaya and hover over the waters on a flyboard. This new water sport propels you over the lake with water jets, and you can twirl, swerve, or even dive like a dolphin if you feel confident enough.

In case you were wondering, you don’t have to be great at swimming, so long as you can be comfortable in the water. You also get a life vest, helmet, and a trained instructor to brief you before you take off. You can find flyboarding experiences for adults and children on LokaLocal.

Address: Marina Putrajaya, No.1, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya
Opening Hours: 9am-7pm
Price: RM370 per adult, RM 150 per kid
Flight Time: 30 minutes for adults, 20 minutes for kids
Booking: Required. Book here for your flyboard experience. Equipment and refreshments provided.

7. Experience stand up paddling on the lake

Join stand up paddling on the Putrajaya Lake
17 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaStand up paddling is a more leisurely water sport you can enjoy on the lake. After a briefing on how to steer and manoeuvre on the board, you have free reign for about two hours. Nothing like paddling out to the middle of lake to admire its serene splendor.

Address: Marina Putrajaya, No.1, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya
Opening Hours: 9am-7pm
Price: RM140 per pax
Duration: 120 minutes
Booking: Required. Book here.

8. Blast off with a water jetpack

Try the first water jetpack experience in Putrajaya
18 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaWhoever said that there is nothing to do in Putrajaya have clearly not tried this. In fact, this experience is the first of its kind in Malaysia. Like the superheroes of your imagination, you can suit up with a water jetpack and zoom across the lake. An exhilarating way to turn your Putrajaya trip up a notch!

Address: Marina Putrajaya, No.1, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya
Opening Hours: 9am-7pm
Price: RM370 / pax
Duration: 1 hour
Booking: Required. Book here.

9. Cycle around Putrajaya

Cycle with a local to guide you in a Core Island Ride in Putrajaya
18 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaDid you know that Putrajaya is one of the top urban cycling spots in Malaysia? Landscaped gardens interlaced with dedicated cycling paths make it a safe place for cyclists to get active while seeing many landmarks on two wheels.

To get to know Putrajaya on a more personal level, you might want to join a bike tour with a local guide. Who knows, you could even find some hidden nooks and viewpoints.

Price: RM330 / pax
Duration: 6 hours
Booking: Required. Book here for bicycle and helmet rental, insurance, guide, refreshment, lunch and pickup/ drop off.

10. Visit the Justice Museum in the Palace of Justice

18 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaUnless you are interested in law, you might only appreciate Palace of Justice for Taj-Mahal-like architecture. It has a spacious courtyard that is often used for national events and buildings for the judiciary, courts and offices.

Of course, just because you are not in the legal field doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy the Justice Museum. There is a mock-up of the High Court trial, along with costume displays, biographies of Chief Justices in Malaysia and panels on the development of the country’s legal system. The star of the show is the Batu Bersurat, a stone monument from Terengganu which lists the Islamic Commandments in 1303AD.

Address: Pejabat Ketua Pendaftar Mahkamah Persekutuan Malaysia Aras 3, Presint 3 Istana Kehakiman, 62506 Putrajaya
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm (Closed on Saturday and Sunday)

11. Wander in the Moroccan Pavilion

18 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaThe Moroccan Pavilion deserves five stars for Instaworthiness, if such a rating exists. Built to symbolise the diplomatic ties between the two governments, the stunning architecture and delicate craftsmanship bear resemblance to the villages and imperial cities of Morocco.

As you stand in rooms filled with colourful terracotta tiles and ornate muqarnas vaults, you could very well fool yourself into thinking you are on an exotic holiday! Photography is only allowed in certain parts of the pavilion but you are welcome to visit all the rooms.

Address: Persiaran Sultan Sallahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Presint 1, Putrajaya, Selangor, 62000, Putrajaya
Price: RM 3 per person

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12. Stroll in the Putrajaya Botanical Garden

18 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaThe Putrajaya Botanical Garden has five thematic gardens, each with a collection of indigenous plants and lush natural landscapes. There is the Explorer’s Trail where you can walk down a tree-lined canopy bridge, the Palm Hill with over 50 species of palm trees, and the Sun Garden which has plants that thrive during the sunniest of days.

Address: Persiaran Sultan Sallahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Presint 1, Putrajaya, Selangor, 62000, Putrajaya
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6am – 7pm
Price: Free

13. Visit the Iron Mosque

18 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaWhile the Pink Mosque may have stolen its thunder, the Iron Mosque (or Tunku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque) is another architectural wonder worth checking out. Constructed primarily from steel, “wire mesh” architecture draws inspiration from Chinese and German designs. Unlike other mosques in Malaysia, there is no minaret which is used to call for prayers. From afar, it looks like it is made of metal or glass.

Address: Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Presint 3, 62100 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

14. Go birdwatching at the Putrajaya Wetlands

18 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaIt can be hard to imagine there would be a patch of wetlands in the administrative city, but Putrajaya has her share of surprises. Recognised as an Ecohydrology Demonstration Site by UNESCO, it is the first and largest manmade freshwater wetlands in Malaysia.

If you love birdwatching, you’re in luck as the wetlands is home to over 100 species of birds including flamingos, swans, buffy fish owls, pelicans and painted storks.

Address: Putrajaya Wetlands Park, 62000 Putrajaya.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm (Closed on Monday)

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15. Giddy-up at the Equestrian Park

18 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaVisitors with an unbridled enthusiasm for horses might want to make a pit stop at the Putrajaya Equestrian Park. If you are looking for horse riding lessons, you can find reasonable packages for private lessons regardless of your level. Families with children can also enjoy rides around the stable or park trails.

Address: Jalan Kandang Kuda, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 7.45am to 7.15pm (Closed on Monday)

16. Scale to greater heights at Putrajaya Challenge Park

18 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaThere’s always gonna be another wall to climb at the Putrajaya Challenge Park. Or at least, until you manage to tick off all 6 trapezoidal climbing zones in the gym. There will be instructors available, and beginners cannot climb without guidance. Children below 10 can join in the fun at the smaller climbing walls.

Those into more extreme kind of fun can go for the Skate Park and Thrill Park instead, popular amongst skateboarders, bikers and even stunt riders. There are also a few mountain bike trails and terrains to put your technical skills and strength to the test.

Address: Putrajaya Challenge Park, Jalan P5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya,
Opening Hours: Wed/Fri/Sat, 10am to 10pm; Tues/Thurs/Sun/Mon, 10am to 8pm

17. Cruise on the lake

18 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaWith many of Putrajaya’s futuristic landmarks perched beautifully by the lake, a cruise lets you discover her sights as you literally go with the flow.

There are two kinds of cruise boats available. For “Putrajaya-style” Parisian romance, you can hop on an air-conditioned catamaran, ideal for modern sightseeing or dining excursions. Or you could have a traditional experience on an intimately-sized wooden perahu.

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18. See Putrajaya sparkle by night

18 attractions and activities you can't miss in PutrajayaIf you think Putrajaya looks pretty by day, wait for nightfall to wow you. By evening, the administrative come to life in colourful LED lights, especially along the many bridges. While nightlife may not be as chaotic as Kuala Lumpur, visitors can find bars, restaurants and karaoke joints that open till the wee hours of the morning.

On Tuesday and Friday evenings, there is also the Uptown Night Market Putrajaya, where budget-friendly food and souvenir stalls would steal the limelight.

Address: Presint 2, Promenade Uptown Putrajaya, Putrajaya
Opening Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 6pm till late

For more ideas on what you can do in Putrajaya, head to LokaLocal.

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