MALAYSIA TRAVEL GUIDE

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03. SELAMAT DATANG

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05. CENTRAL REGION

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06. KUALA LUMPUR

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22. SELANGOR

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32. PUTRAJAYA

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41. SOUTHERN REGION

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42. NEGERI SEMBILAN

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52. MELAKA

64. JOHOR

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71. NORTHEN REGION

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78. PERAK

88. PENANG

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100. KEDAH

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112. PERLIS

119. EAST COAST REGION

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120. PAHANG

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132. TERENGGANU

146. KELANTAN

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159. EAST MALAYSIA REGION

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160. SABAH

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32 – Malaysia Travel Guide – Putrajaya

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Visit Malaysia’s Intelligent Garden City Visit Malaysia’s Intelligent Garden City

Touted as Malaysia’s ‘Intelligent Garden City’, Putrajaya is the futuristic administrative capital of the country. This model township combines the beauty of nature with strategic town planning and infrastructure development. It is a proud symbol of Malaysia’s aspiration to be a developed nation.

Putrajaya is known for its striking architecture, wide open spaces, parks and a scenic man-made lake. The focal point of Putrajaya is the Putra Square. Aesthetically designed offices line the streets while uniquely shaped bridges link the various precincts of Putrajaya. The pink-domed Putra Mosque stands as one of the most prominent structures in the township. Tours and day trips to Putrajaya are easily available from Kuala Lumpur.

Map of Putrajaya

Places Of Interest

DATARAN PUTRA (Putra Square)

Precint 1

Covering an area of 300 metres, the circular Putra Square is a popular venue for events and ceremonies. It has concentric stars representing the states of Malaysia and is adorned with light and water features. Putra Square is flanked by Putra Mosque, Perdana Putra, Putra Bridge and the Promenade.

PUTRA MOSQUE (Masjid Putra)

Precint 1

One of the most famous landmarks in Putrajaya, this mosque is distinguished by its magnificent pink dome. It is constructed with rose-tinted granite and inspired by some of the world’s most famous mosques. The basement wall resembles the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco while the minaret is designed after the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad. Visitors are advised to dress appropriately when visiting the mosque. Women will be required to wear headscarves.

PUTRA PERDANA

Overlooking Lake Putrajaya, Putra Mosque and Putra Square, this complex comprises the Prime Minister’s Office, the office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Chief Secretary to the Government. The design of Putra Perdana incorporates elements of Islamic Mogul architecture. The six-storey natural stone-clad office boasts a green pitched roof, onion shaped dome and wrought iron motifs of the Bunga Raya or Hibiscus, which is Malaysia’s national flower. Visitors can view the building from the outside.

PERSIARAN PERDANA (Putrajaya Boulevard)

Regarded as the central spine of Putrajaya, the 100km boulevard links the five core precincts of Putrajaya. Two buildings, Perdana Putra and Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), stand as impressive landmarks on the north and south of the boulevard. Public functions are held from time to time at the five squares here; Dataran Putra, Dataran Wawasan, Dataran Putrajaya, Dataran Rakyat and Dataran Gemilang. All the five squares are situated along the landscaped route.

TUANKU MIZAN ZAINAL ABIDIN MOSQUE (Iron Mosque)

Precint 3

The Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, or Iron Mosque is the second principal mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia after Putra Mosque. It is located in Putrajaya’s Precinct 3, opposite the Palace of Justice. The mosque was officially opened on 11 June 2010.by the 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong or King of Malaysia, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin. Among its main highlights are the fine glass used to create an illusion of a white mosque from a distance. The path towards the mosque crosses a skyway known as the Kiblat Walk.

ISTANA KEHAKIMAN (Palace Of Justice)

Precint 3

Inspired by Moorish architecture, the Istana Kehakiman is a majestic building with domes, columns and arches. This five-storey building houses the courts and judicial departments. It is situated at Precinct 3. Visitors are free to view the building from the outside.

CRUISE TASIK PUTRAJAYA (Lake Cruise)

Visitors can embark on a leisurely cruise to take in the breathtaking sight of the city’s landmarks. There are two different modes of transportation – a passenger cruise boat or, gondolalike 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 enjoying the view.

LAKE PUTRAJAYA

Sprawling over 400ha, the serene Lake Putrajaya is one of the most prominent attractions in this city. The lake covers about 13% of the total land area, which stretches over 4,931ha. Lake Putrajaya was created to enhance Putrajaya’s aesthetic appeal. It also serves as a climate moderator. Putrajaya Lake Cruises are highly popular as they offer a chance to view the attractions around Putrajaya from an interesting and different perspective. Cruises are equipped with guides and commentaries.

SIGNATURE BRIDGES

Putrajaya’s signature bridges are an arresting sight. The Putra Bridge is touted to be the most prominent bridge in Putrajaya. This 435m concrete structure spans from Precinct 1 to Precinct 2. It is part of the main protocol route which links Dataran Putra and Persiaran Perdana. Other remarkable bridges include the Seri Perdana Bridge, Seri Gemilang Bridge, Seri Bakti Bridge, Seri Setia Bridge, Seri Saujana Bridge and Seri Bestari Bridge.

TAMAN BOTANI (Botanical Garden)

Precint 1

Spread over an area of 92 ha, 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 here. In addition to attractions such as the explorers’ trail, vine garden and palm hill, there is also a gift shop selling environmentaIly-friendly souvenirs.

NATIONAL MILLENNIUM MONUMENT

Precint 2

This is Putrajaya’s first national monument. It is situated in Precinct 2 on a 25 ha park. Standing at 68 m, the monument is constructed of solid metal. It serves to document the country’s history, dating back to the 15th century.

PUTRAJAYA WETLAND

Comprising the Wetland Park (138 ha) and wetland area (197 ha), this is a must-see destination for naturelovers and environmentalists. There are 24 wetland cells thriving with flora and fauna and the main habitats are marshes, swamp forests, ponds and lakes.

SERI PERDANA

Precint 10

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.

TAMAN WARISAN PERTANIAN (Agriculture Heritage Park)

Sprawling over 35 acres, Taman Warisan Pertanian gives an insight into Malaysia’s agricultural heritage and development. Learn all about the country’s leading crops such as rubber, cocoa and oil palm. Various gardens, trails and plantation plots offer the chance for visitors to have a closer look at the plants and learn about their uses.

PUTRAJAYA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE (PICC)

Precint 10

Sprawling over 1.3 million sq ft, the Putrajaya International Convention Centre is a prime venue for large-scale events at both international and regional levels. Its unique design was inspired by the wau bulan, Kelantan’s traditional giant kite, and the pending perak, a traditional ornamental silver belt from the state of Perak.

ESSENTIAL Information

SHOPPING

Putrajaya offers a refreshing and interesting shopping experience. The quaint stalls, souvenir outlets and specialty shops are decked with unique buys and collectibles. Alamanda Putrajaya is a shopping mall that houses several anchor tenants and an assortment of retail outlets. The newly opened IOI City Mall at the fringes of this township beckons shoppers with the latest in fashion, footwear, bags and more. More shopping awaits at the Souq, a shopping spot designed after the famous bazaars in the Middle East.

DINING

Visitors will never be in short of choices when it comes to dining in Putrajaya. From air-conditioned restaurants, to alfresco cafes facing the lake or open-air food courts, there’s always a place to indulge in. Selera Putra, Medan Selera, Seri Empangan Putrajaya, Marina Putrajaya and Ayer8 are among the main areas that dish out a variety of local, western and fusion cuisine.

Food Trucks

Food Trucks are a unique feature in Putrajaya’s food scene. Fast, fuss-free and delicious, these ‘restaurants on wheels’ dish out a variety of items from local to international fare such as crispy fried chicken, Roti John (a large cheesy sandwich), noodles, wraps, kebabs and many more. There are designated areas known as Food Truck Hotspots at Precinct 2 and Precinct 14. Enjoy sightseeing around Putrajaya and try out these delightful street fare.

Pasar Malam (Night Market)

Night Markets are a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds with lots of food, fresh vegetables, flowers, clothes, gadgets, accessories and more. The night market in Precinct 2 is a hive of activity with interesting food choices such as satay, fried rice, freshlymade banana, yam or fish fritters, refreshing desserts and many more.

Cruise Dining

Indulge in a dining experience like no other, on board a cruise boat. Savour delicious tastes and flavours while taking the sights around Lake Putrajaya. Bookings must be made in advance.

Ikan Bakar (Grilled Fish)

Enjoying grilled fish by the lake, while taking in the view of the sunset is a perfect way to dine and relax in Putrajaya. Situated by the lake, Seri Empangan Putrajaya is popular among locals, especially in the evenings and weekends.

TRANSPORTATION

Getting There

Putrajaya is situated about 28km from Kuala Lumpur and is easily accessible by road or train.

By Train

Fast and comfortable, the state-of-the-art KLIA Transit rail service connects Putrajaya to the KL Sentral Station, the city’s transportation hub. The journey takes only 35 minutes, with three stops along the way at Bandar Tasik Selatan, Cyberjaya/Putrajaya and Salak Tinggi. Visitors from Selangor can take the KTM Komuter train to Bandar Tasik Selatan for the interchange to KLIA Transit. This station is also linked to RapidKL’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) System, which connects visitors from Kuala Lumpur.

By Road

Visitors from Kuala Lumpur can drive to Putrajaya via the KL – Putrajaya Highway (MEX Highway). RapidKL bus services provide frequent services from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya.

Getting Around

The most comprehensive mode of transport around Putrajaya is via the Nadi Putra bus. It is available every 15 – 30 minutes from 6.30am until 1.00am daily. Alternatively, taxis and e-hailing services provide a hassle-free way to get around.

For more information, contact:
Tourism Malaysia Regional Office, Central Region
(Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan)
+603 2161 0166

Tourist Map of Malaysia

There is so much to do and so many places to see in Malaysia. To make sure that you don’t miss anything, use this handy map to navigate your way across the country and find great places to visit.

Perlis

Perlis is the northern gateway to Malaysia. Despite its small size, Perlis has an abundance of attractions that make it a great destination.

Kedah

Kedah is Malaysia’s largest paddy producing state. Delve into history in Lembah Bujang, the site of an ancient civilisation or relax in Langkawi, a world-famous resort island.

Penang

The site of a UNESCO World Heritage City, Penang is a holiday paradise with fabulous beach resorts and eclectic cultures. It is also the undisputable haven for foodies.

Perak

A tin-rich state in its heyday, Perak beckons with a range of sights and experiences. The state’s top attractions include Pangkor, an island getaway and Pangkor Laut, an internationally-acclaimed private island.

Kelantan

Hailed as the Cradle of Malay culture, Kelantan is a destination teeming with age-old arts, crafts and pastimes.

TERENGGANU

Beautiful islands, culture and nature give Terengganu its magical appeal. Dive, snorkel, sunbathe at the islands or journey to its hinterland to experience the best of nature.

Pahang

The largest state in the peninsula beckons nature-enthusiasts with exciting eco-adventures. From Taman Negara, the oldest national park in the country, to the idyllic Tioman Island, Pahang is simply mesmerising.

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s dynamic capital city is bustling with attractions and activities. Explore the city by day and night.

Selangor

Selangor is home to the country’s main airport KLIA, and the main gateway by sea, Port Klang. It is also the country’s most developed state with a long list of shopping malls and themed attractions.

Putrajaya

Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia, is a well-planned township with impressive buildings, verdant parks, scenic lakes and beautiful bridges.

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Sarawak

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Labuan

Located off the northwestern coast of Borneo, this island thrills visitors with its wreck diving sites, historical relics and duty-free shopping.

Melaka

The birth place of the nation, Melaka is a treasure trove of history and heritage. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City for vestiges of the past.

Negeri Sembilan

Known for its fascinating Minangkabau culture and a unique social system, Negeri Sembilan is the place to learn age-old customs and traditions.

Johor

Visit Malaysia’s southern gateway, for a family vacation at the theme parks or escape to its islands for an unforgettable holiday.

Birdwatching Paradise

Enjoy birdwatching at 55 Important Bird Areas (IBA) throughout the country, tucked away at various habitats such as islands, coasts or lush lowland and montane rainforests.

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Fun & Fantasy

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Dive in Paradise

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Homestay Experience

The best way to engage with the locals, a homestay programme gives a peek into the lifestyles, customs, cultures and pastimes of a local family.

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