Putrajaya which is also known as "Intelligent Garden City" is the federal administrative capital of Malaysia located somewhere 30 km south of the capital Kuala Lumpur. Neighbouring Putrajaya is Cyberjaya (formerly known as Prang Besar) which is also built in aim to attract the IT industry.
Putrajaya which were mostly palm plantations before the federal government obtained the lot from the surrounding state of Selangor covers a huge sprawl of 4,931 hectares.
The landscape of Putrajaya has been widely reworked by man with all the lush greenery and botanical gardens, crisscrossed by large bodies of water and wetlands.
Some of the well-known and beautiful looking public buildings, monuments and gardens can be found here in Putrajaya.
- Perdana Putra – The office of Malaysia’s Prime Minister
- Seri Perdana – The official residence of the Prime Minister
- Palace of Justice – The house of the Malaysian Court of Appeal and Federal Court
- Putrajaya Convention Centre – The central convention centre in Putrajaya
- Heritage Square
- Putra Mosque – The principal mosque of Putrajaya, Malaysia.
- Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque – Also known as the Iron Mosque
- Putrajaya Landmark – The first landmark in Putrajaya established in the year 1995
- Millennium Monument – A national monument in Putrajaya
- Putrajaya Lake – 650ha man-made lake
- Putrajaya Independence Square
- Putrajaya Wetlands Park – One of the largest constructed freshwater wetlands in the tropics
Travel by bus
Putrajaya Sentral Express Bus Terminal is the central express bus terminal. One will be able to get bus services from 6:30AM until 10PM to and from Cyberjaya, Putrajaya, Serdang commuter station, Sinar Kota and Pasar Seni LRT station in Kuala Lumpur. RM 3.50 is the bus fare for one-way and it takes about 30 minutes to one hour (depending on the traffic flow).
And now with only R5, you can get an unlimited daily pass and travel in the new Express network by Rapid KL which links KL Sentral to Putrajaya. Besides that, there are hotels such as Shagri-La that provides shuttle buses to/from KL.
Plusliner is one of the major coach operators that provide express bus services to Putrajaya.
Hop in a bus
Public transportation within Putrajaya is sadly insufficient, as distances are long and you need wheels to get around. Anyhow, there are public bus that provides two-hour tours at 11.30 AM and 3 PM on Saturday and Sunday, departing from the information centre at Selera Putra adjacent to the Putra Mosque, that charge only a token RM 1 for the bus.