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Putrajaya is Malaysia's third and latest Federal Territory. Built on an expansive marshland and former oil palm estate in Selangor, the city spans an area of almost 5,000 hectares and lies 25 km from Kuala Lumpur. Putrajaya takes over the administrative functions of the capital city Kuala Lumpur and is part of the Multimedia Super Corridor project of the Malaysian government. Much organisation and planning have gone into the development of Putrajaya as a modern city with the latest communication technologies and progressive infrastructure. The streets are elegantly designed with a European feel, along with well-paved roads while the government buildings are a blend of modern architecture with Islamic arts. Commercial, authoritative and residential areas have been divided into precincts that blend into each other cohesively. A waterway cuts through the city, flowing into a large lake. The concrete landscape is balanced with lots of parks, greenery and wetlands but because the land is relatively flat, it does not look lush. There are several places that visitors can explore. Those coming from KLIA airport will only take minutes to reach Putrajaya.

PUTRAJAYA WETLAND

Putrajaya Wetland is the first man-made wetland in Malaysia and the largest constructed freshwater wetland in the topics. It is divided into two parts, Taman Wetland and a Lake Recreational Centre. Home to plants, invertebrates, frogs, reptiles, fish and water birds, the wetland isa must-see attraction for nature lovers and environmentalists. Don't miss the Lookout Tower, Nature Interpretive Centre, nature trails and flamingo ponds.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

MOROCCAN PAVILION

Located within the Botanical Gardens, the Moroccan Pavilion is designed to showcase the rich arts and architecture of Morocco. The master plan follows the Moroccan tradition of movement from the public to private realms through gardens. The water channel was designed to represent the link between the countries of Morocco and Malaysia.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

CRUISE TASIK PUTRAJAYA (LAKE CRUISE)

Visitors can embark on a leisurely cruise to lake in the breathtaking sight of the city's landmarks. Two different modes of transportation are available, a passenger cruise boat or, gondola-like vessels that resemble a traditional Malay perahu. Daun is a luxury dining cruise boat that comes with the trimmings of a five-star restaurant, so passengers can dine in style while enjoy the view.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

MILLENNIUM MONUMENT

Standing at 68m, this monument makes a commanding sight. It rises majestically from a 25-hectare park in Precinct 2 Constructed of solid metal, this national monument is uniquely shaped like an obelisk wot etchings denoting important milestones and periods in the nation's history. At night, it serves as a beacon with lights projected at 360 degrees. It is visible from various locations in Putrajaya.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

PUTRAJAYA WATER SPORTS COMPLEX

Putrajaya's popularity among water sports anthusiasts  can be attributed to the modern sporting facilities that are readily available here. One fine example is the Putrajaya Water Sports Complex which offers an array of water activities, from jet-skiing, waterskiing and wakeboarding to kayaking. Fully equipped to host international events, the complex also provides a wide range of equipment and support services.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

SERI PERDANA

Seri Perdana is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Located on 42.5 acres of undulating and beautifully landscaped grounds, the building complex consists of three blocks with reception, banquet and residential facilities.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

PERDANA PUTRA

With its distinctive green dome, the Prime Minister's Department Complex has become an icon in Putrajaya. Built in 1997, the complex houses the offices of the Prime Minister, his Deputy as well as several other government departments and agencies. The complex incorporates various architectural influences , including European, Islamic and traditional Malay.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

PUTRA BRIDGE

One of the main bridges in Putrajaya, the Putra Bridge is 435m long, connecting Precincts 1 and 2. The upper level of the bridge from parts of the Boulevard, or the main street in the capital. Its design is inspired by the Islamic architecture of the famous Khaju Bridge in Isfahan, Iran. Its attractions included the four minaret-like piers complete with observation decks that overlook Lake Putrajaya.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

TAMAN BOTANI (BOTANICAL GARDEN)

Spread over an area of 92ha, this is the largest botanical garden in Malaysia. It is divided into three sections, namely flowers, ornamental plants as well as preservation/research. More than 700 species of plants from Malaysia and other parts of the world can be found there. In addition to attractions scubas the explorers' trail, vine garden and palm hill, there is also a gift shop selling environmentally-friendly souvenirs.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

MASJID PUTRA (PUTRA MOSQUE)

Located next to Perdana Putra, this is the principal mosque in Putrajaya. Built with rose-tinted granite that gives it its distinctive colour, the mosque can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at one time. An interesting feature of the mosque is the Sahn or courtyard, which is landscaped with decorative water features to provide a soothing feel.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

SERI WAWASAN BRIDGE

This is one of the main bridges in Putrajaya, connecting Precinct 2 to the residential area of Precinct 8. The design of this cable-stayed bridge resembles a futuristic ship. Spanning 2.4km, this bridge can accommodate motorised traffic, bicycles and pedestrians. Highly visible event from afar, it has become one of the beautiful icons of Putrajaya.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

ISTANA MELAWATI (MELAWATI PALACE)

Located in Precinct 1, Istana Melawati is the second national palace of the King and Queen and serves as their royal retreat. Sporting a resort concept, the palace featured three tall towers, inspired by the towers found in medieval Malay palaces. Three tiered roof with intricate eaves also pay homage to traditional Malay rood designs.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

DATARAN PUTRA

Dataran Putra or Putra Square is located opposite Perdana Putra. It us the venue of national-level celebrations and festivals including the Malaysian Independence Day parade. The Square is actually two concentric plazas, divided into star-shaped segments that represent the state in Malaysia. An interplay of paths, water channels, flower beds and trees makes the square a picturesque stop for visitors.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

TAMAN WARISAN PERTANIAN (AGRICULTURE HERITAGE PARK)

Located in Precinct 16, this park showcases Malaysia’s commercial crops as well as agricultural practices. More than 170 different types of trees and plants can be viewed, including rubber, oil palm, cocoa,  pepper, fruits, herbs and spices. Visitors can learn all about rubber planting and processing, and sample fruits from the orchard.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

MASJID TUANKU MIZAN ZAINAL ABIDIN / MASJID BESI (TUANKU MIAN ZAINAL ABIDIN MOSQUE)

Located in Precinct 3 opposite the Palace of Justice, this is the second principal mosque in Putrajaya. It was officially opened by the 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong or King of Malaysia, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, in 2010. Built to accommodate 24,000 worshippers, the mosque employs “architectural wire mesh” and fine glass to create the illusion of a silvery white metallic structure.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

SERI GEMILANG BRIDGE

This ceremonial bridge connects the Heritage  Square with the Putrajaya International Convention Centre. Spanning nearly 233m in length, the bridge is one of the most popular spots for photography in Putrajaya. The most dominant feature of the bridge is its fours distinctive towers which are visible form a distance. Specially designed street lamps light up the bridge at night.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

ISTANA KEHAKIMAN (PALACE OF JUSTICE)

This imposing and majestic five-story building houses the nation's Federal Court and Court of Appeal. Its design incorporates classical Islamic and Western design influences, creating an interesting face. Its expensive courtyard had been the venue of many national events including the Colours of 1Malaysia cultural extravaganza. 

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

PUTRAJAYA EQUESTRIAN PARK

Located in the southeast section of Precinct 5, the parks is spread over 70 acred at the edge of the hilltop where the Putrajaya International Convention Centre is perched. Amidst beautiful natural surroundings, the Equestrian Park provides a great environment for riders to hone their horse riding skills. The riding school is open to the public and students of all ages are welcome.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

SERI SAUJANA BRIDGE

This is another premier bridge in Putrajaya, connecting Precinct 4 to Precinct 7. This is cable-stayed arch bridge has been designed to reflect a transparent, elegant and futuristic structure. With an overall single span of 3km, it is an awesome sight to behold, both day and night.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

PUTRAJAYA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE (PICC)

Putrajaya international convention centre is Malaysia’s largest convention centre. It features a unique design, based on the eye of Pending Perak or Malay royal belt buckle. Taking up an area of 135,000sqm, this impressive convention centre has more than 49 halls and events can accommodate more than 12,000 people.

LOCATION: PUTRAJAYA

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