Agriculture Heritage Park
Located at Precinct 16, Putrajaya. It emphasises the Malaysias agricultural background with commercial values.
Visitors can sample fresh fruits and observe activities such as rubber tapping, latex collection, crop maintenance, fruits preservation and many others.
Among the attractions here include the visitors’ complex, an orchard, a herbs and spices track, clonal rubber plot and viewing deck.
The park also offers many agro-products for sale, while various agro-based activities and programmes are arranged for visitors all-year round.
Botanical Garden (Taman Botani)
The biggest botanical garden in Malaysia, it covers an area over 92 hectares. The park is divided into three sections – flowers, ornamental plants and preservation/ research purposes.
The garden currently has more than 700 species of flowering plants, local plants as well as plants from the Asia-Pacific and Africa regions.
The area also serves as a research centre, with its multi-purpose collection. Kids will be delighted with the huge collection and exotic flowers, and educationists will be able to see many species of plants at the research centre.
There is also a Visitors’ Interpretative Centre (VIC), explorer’s trail, palm hill, sun and floral gardens for visitors wishing to experience more from the Botanical Garden.
Take home some interesting collections from its quaint gift shop offering environmentally friendly souvenirs.
Palace of Justice
The Istana Kehakiman or Palace of Justice is a majestic looking building, and houses the judicial department and courts.
The complex comprises five-storey building for the judiciary and a two-storey building to house the courts and offices.
Since the area has a large courtyard, it is often used as a venue for national level events such as Colours of Malaysia fest, and many more.
A great place for outdoor photography, with the impressive domed minarets as a focal viewpoint.
Putra Perdana is the Prime Minister’s Department Complex housing several government buildings and agencies.
It is located on the main hill in Putrajaya, and was built in 1997. The buildings in the complex are incluenced by Malay, Islamic and European architecture, hence its unique look.
This building has also become the icon for Putrajaya, with its distinctive green dome and clay like coloured buildings.
Besides the government complexes, are also the Putra Mosque, the Dataran Putra, and Perdana Walk.
Deemed to be the most important of the bridges in Putrajaya, the 435-m concrete bridge connects the Government Precinct to the Mixed Development Precinct, with the upper level of the bridge forming part of the Boulevard, the main street in the capital.
The three-tier bridge is inspired by the Islamic architecture of the famous Khaju Bridge in Isfahan, Iran. Its magnificent attractions are the four minaret-type piers, complete with observation decks, overlooking the Putrajaya Lake.
This unique bridge provides access to pedestrians, vehicles and a monorail, while its pier will be developed into a fine dining area with a place for boats to berth.
The pink-domed Putra Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite and can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time. The basement wall of the mosque resembles that of the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.
The mosque consists of three main functional areas – the prayer hall, the Sahn, or courtyard, and various learning facilities and function rooms. The prayer hall is simple and elegant, supported by 12 columns. The highest point below the dome is 250 feet above ground level.
The Sahn, landscaped with several decorative water features and bordered by colonnades, provides a huge yet welcoming and beautiful prayer space.
Its impressive minaret is influenced by the design of the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad. At 116m, it is one of the tallest minarets in the region and has five tiers, representing the Five Pillars of Islam.
Putrajaya lake is in the heart of the administration city, and visitors can take a leisure cruise on the lake.
One can view stunning vistas of the surrounding area from the cruise, including the Putrajaya Mosque, Putrajaya Bridge as well as several government administrative buildings.
Visitors can opt to sail the lake on a passenger cruise boat, which is a great option in the day or spectacularly at night!
The air-conditioned cruise boat also seats 76 persons comfortably, and one can see the landmarks of Putrajaya via its wrap-around glass windows.
There are also open air boats (perahu) that can be used for small groups of people.
Putrajaya International Convention Centre
Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) is the main convention centre in Putrajaya.
The first thing one notices is its unique shaped rooftop. It is designed in the shape of a silver Malay royal belt buckle, and looks majestic from afar.
It is located strategically on top of a hill, and faces the lakes at Putrajaya. This area is also a photographer’s heaven with its stunning vistas.
PICC is also has a meeting and main hall, with state of the art facilities. It is a popular venue for conferences, meetings and exhibitions for local and international events.
This impressive landmark in Putrajaya is not to be missed!
Souq is a Persian word that means a street of small stalls.
The Souq at the lower level of Masjid Putra in Putrajaya, recreates the exotic atmosphere and retailing splendour of a world famous market bazaar.
With more than 50 stalls offering food items (Turkish dates, home-made jam, nuts and pickles), fashion and accessories, gifts, handicrafts and souvenirs of Putrajaya.
The Souq aims to capture the true essence of the market bazaar through the use of rich and highly patterned materials, exquisite murals and artwork.
The Putrajaya wetlands is also the first man-made wetland in Malaysia. The Wetland Park includes the Wetland Park (138 hectares) and the wetland areas (1977 hectares).
The Wetland has an 18 metre lookout tower, plant nursery, nature trails, flamingo pond, picnic areas as well as other interesting attractions.
Visitors can also get information on the conservation of the wetland and its importance to the ecosystem of Putrajaya.