Putrajaya is situated about 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur, and it is the federal administrative centre of Malaysia. If you go on vacation and plan to stay in Putrajaya (see Putrajaya homestay @ibilik.my), you will not want to miss these five top things to do there:
Botanical Gardens (Taman Botani) – The Botanical Gardens in Putrajaya is 230 acres of beauty. It is full of exotic flowers, trees and plants from Africa, Asian Pacific, and the tropics of America. There are five themes: Explorer’s Trail, home of the Canopy Bridge), Palm Hill (with 50 kinds of palm trees), Sun Gardens (where sun loving plants are grown), Floral Gardens (all kinds of flowers from all over), and Lakeside (home to ferns, ixoras and hibiscus plants.) The Gardens can be walked through or you can rent a bike and ride around in it to view the beauty of the area.
Built in 1999, Putra Mosque is a famous pink mosque in Putrajaya and it sits next to the Dataran Putra. Its domes are made out of pink granite. It is an actual working mosque, but visitation and tours are allowed during times other than prayer times. It has a prayer hall, lecture halls, auditorium, dining room, library, and can hold Muslim funeral services.
Putrajaya Convention Centre
The Putrajaya International Convention Centre was built in 2003 and has nine floors and more than a million square feet on the inside. It has exhibition halls, rooms for conferences and meetings, banquet halls, two restaurants, along with shopping facilities and parking for more than 1,200 cars in its basement.
Putrajaya Challenge Park
The Putrajaya Challenge Park, also called Taman Cabaran, is a 30 hectare park in Precinct 5. It has many entertainment features including a skate park, indoor rock wall climbing, trails for mountain biking suitable for all skill levels, and a thrill park. There are also various pathways where people can go to walk or jog.
Cruise Tasik Putrajaya
Cruise Tasik Putrajaya is a lovely way to see the sights of the city from the waterway, as it is a relaxed cruise for sightseeing and dining on Putrajaya Lake. You get to ride in your choice of an air-conditioned catamaran or a traditional wooden perahu, which is a kind of gondola. The first holds 76 people and the later holds seven people. The tours on the catamaran run every hour and last between 45 minutes and two hours depending if you choose to have a meal or not. The gondola tours are 25 minutes long.