Putrajaya in One Day: 5 things to do in the underrated city of Malaysia

When you think of Malaysia, the odds of Putrajaya ever crossing your mind is remotely impossible. And I would actually be surprised if you knew about this, as this is one of the underrated places to visit when in Malaysia. With its gorgeous mosques and bridges, there's more to Putrajaya than meets the eye. And here are reasons why you should take a one day or two days stop here in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

1. Like a bridge over untroubled water

Jambatan Seri Wawasan, Foursquare.com

Jambatan Seri Wawasan, Foursquare.com

It's just a bridge. That's what you'd probably say. But you have to see it first before you say it's just another bridge. The Seri Wawasan Bridge will blow you away.

Name:
Jambatan Seri Wawasan
Address:
Persiaran Barat (Presint 2), 62675 Putrajaya, WP Putrajaya, Malaysia
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

2. Be one with mother nature

Taman Botani Putrajaya, Foursquare.com

Taman Botani Putrajaya, Foursquare.com

Putrajaya is home to one of the biggest botanical gardens in the country. Here, you can bike, have a picnic, or just have a leisurely stroll. You can also learn about different things in their museum, and there's free water everywhere in the area.

Name:
Taman Botani Putrajaya
Address:
Presint 1, Putrajaya, WP Putrajaya, Malaysia
HP:
Foursquare.com

3. Ride the cocoon trains

Putrajaya Sentral, Foursquare.com

Putrajaya Sentral, Foursquare.com

A train joyride might not be your ideal activity, but doing it on the way to Putrajaya is enjoyable. Why? You get to see amazing sights, and the train is really comfortable. Not to mention taking photos of this cocoon looking train station.

Name:
Putrajaya Sentral
Address:
Exit Jalan P9 (Presint 7), 62250 Putrajaya, WP Putrajaya, Malaysia
HP:
Foursquare.com

4. Be amazed with the beauty of Putrajaya mosques

Masjid Putra (Putra Mosque), Foursquare.com

Masjid Putra (Putra Mosque), Foursquare.com

Constructed with rose-tinted granite, the Putra Mosque or the Masjid Putra is one architectural beauty. It has a pink colored dome and has pink accents. Entry is also possible for those of you who are wondering. You will be required to wear appropriate clothing for entry.

Name:
Masjid Putra (Putra Mosque)
Address:
Dataran Putrajaya (Perdana Putra), 62000 Putrajaya, WP Putrajaya, Malaysia
TEL:
+60 3-8888 5678
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

5. Feel the adrenaline rush at District 21

District 21, Foursquare.com

District 21, Foursquare.com

Imagine a place that has everything you need for an extreme adventure. I'm talking about a maze, a climbing area, a roller glider (zipline and coaster), a go kart track, a bike stunt track, low ropes for kids, a gigantic trampoline, a sky trail, a free falling area, a tubby ride and a carousel. If these aren't enough to give you your adrenaline rush, I don't know what else will.

Location: AT-6, IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya, Sepang, Selangor

Name:
District 21
Address:
IOI City Mall (IOI Resort City), 62502 Putrajaya, Putrajaya, Malaysia
HP:
Foursquare.com

Conclusion

Putrajaya has the sights and the activities that are worth the visit. it's very close to Kuala Lumpur, so why not give it a go?

Author

Geninna
5 things I can't live without: coffee, books, my iPod, wifi, and my husband :D Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but I've lived in Qatar, Indonesia, and the UAE. I am currently living in Romania, and I have been on vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam :) And does a stop over in Bahrain and Germany count?