Why You Should Visit Putrajaya?


Coming from Melaka, the group traverse for about 30 mintues by car to vist the unbeknown city of Putrajaya, south of Kuala Lumpur.

PUTRAJAYA - is the Federal Administrative Centre of Malaysia. It is an organized city planned by the former Prime Minister  Mahathir Mohamad. It became Malaysia's third federal territory, after Kuala Lumpur and Labuan in 2001. 

The city was named after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. In sanskrit, 'putra' means 'prince' or 'male child' and 'jaya' means 'success' or 'victory'.  The development of Putrajaya started in 1990's , today major landmarks were completed and the growth of the population is expected in the near future.

Described as a Klang Valley's best kept, Putrajaya may seem to be a quiet city to some, but  this place has many interesting places to visit and sights to take in.  If you are a fan of modern architectural infrastractures, as well as landscapes, for photography or just sight-seeing, Putrajaya is one of the best city that Malaysia has to offer.

With so many things to do and to see in Putrajaya, I have highligthed my top five reasons why you should visit Putrajaya. 

1. FAMOUS PUTRA MASJID ( PINK MOSQUE)


One of Putrajaya's top landmarks, this imposing pink granite mosque is capable of accommodating 15,000 worshippers. 

2. SERI WAWASAN BRIDGE


The city's unique an ddistinctive bridge. The first bridge you'll see upon entering the city center.

3. MILLENNIUM MONUMENT


 Millennium Monument ( Monumen Alaf Baru) - features a path way which wraps around the lower levels of the column features a timeline of engraved glass panels which trace the important milestones in Malaysia's history over the centuries up to the year 2000. 


4. PUBLIC/GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURES


Perdana Putra - the office of the Prime Minister


Perbadanan Putrajaya Complex - which houses Putrajaya Corporation. It is responsible for environmental, health and sanitation issues. 



Kementerian Kewangan - headquarters of Ministry of Finance



Istana Kehakiman (Palace of Justice) - houses the superior courts of Malaysia: the Federal Court of Malaysia and the Court of Appeals.

5. PUTRAJAYA LAKE


Putrajaya Lake - a man made lake located at the heart of Putrajaya. It is design to act as a natural cooling system in the city.

HOW TO GET TO PUTRAJAYA:

According to most of the websties/blogs/ articles that I have read, there are three ways on how to get to Putraja from Kuala Lumpur (since most of the travelers will be from the capital of Malaysia).

1. By Bus - the Cheapest! However it is the longest route. You can take the E1 Bus operated by Rapid KL from Pasar Seni  LRT station. The fare  for the bus to Putrajaya is 3.80 MYR and it will stop on the Putrajaya Sentral. ( for more information click here )

2. By Train - the fastest way to get to Putrajaya from Kuala Lumpur. You can hop on the KLIA Transit from KL Sentral station going to Putrajaya. It will take you not more than 15 minutes to get there. The train is leaving every 30 mintues with a fare of 9.50 MYR (adult) and 4.50 (children) for one way ticket. ( for more information click here )

3. By Car - the most comfortable! And if you are static to drive, it will just take you at around 30 minutes to get to Putrajaya if the traffic is smooth.The fastest route would be to get on the Maju Expressway (MEX), which is accessible from the Sungai Besi highway (the North-South highway), the LDP highway (heading to Puchong and Cyberjaya), the Salak South, Sri-Petaling-Bukit Jalil and Tun Razak. ( according to expat.go)

/ FUN GALLERY OF MY PUTRAJAYA TRIP /





























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