Purtrajaya, just outside the city of Kuala Lumpur and bordering on Malaysia's Silicon Valley of Cyberjaya, is designed as an intelligent cyber-city. It is the new federal government administrative center. Designed as a model city, it is a thoroughly modern township that displays the best of Malaysian design and architecture in an environmentally-friendly setting of beautifully landscaped lakes and parks.
Places of Interest
The Millennium Monument is the first national monument to be built in Putrajaya. It was constructed in the shape of the national flower, the Bunga Raya, and has a pointed pillar. The monument serves as a medium for the younger generation to learn about the country's history, struggles and achievements.
Getting there: Located at the Dataran Warisan, the monument, along with other attractions in Putrajaya, are best discovered through a tour to the city. Tours can be arranged with agents in Kuala Lumpur.
Built using rose-tinted granite, this enthralling mosque of Persian architecture has a colossal main dome and a 380-foot high minaret. The 5-tier minaret represents the Five Pillars of Islam and is influenced by a similar one in Baghdad. The mosque can accommodate 15,000 people at a time and is equipped with a VIP room, an auditorium, seminar room, manuscript museum, library and exhibition foyer.
|Getting there: Located close to the Jambatan Seri Perdana, the mosque, along with other attractions in Putrajaya, are best discovered through a tour to the city. Tours can be arranged with agents in Kuala Lumpur.|
Putrajaya Lake Cruise
This is a leisurely cruise on the lake to see the city's many stunning landmarks and views. Visitors can choose from two modes of transportation: the passenger cruise boat or the gondola-like vessels designed in the style of traditional Malay perahu. The air-conditioned cruise boat seats 76 persons comfortably and allows passengers spectacular vistas of Putrajaya with its wrap-around windows.
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 and 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 center, with its multi-purpose collection.