Things to do in Putrajaya


Putrajaya is home to almost all of Malaysia’s government buildings after it replaced KL as the nation’s federal administrative centre. So it’s racked up a reputation as a city most of us wouldn’t usually think of when scouting out fun activities to do in Klang Valley – case in point, when it was voted the least romantic state in Malaysia back in 2020.  

But you’ll be surprised with the variety of attractions hiding out here – a thrilling skate park, romantic cruise rides, and ‘overseas’ photo spots included. So venture beyond your usual places in KL and Selangor and check out these 17 cool things to do in Putrajaya.


– Attractions –


1. Explore a Chinese garden at China-Malaysia Friendship Garden


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Perbadanan Putrajaya

The pandemic has undoubtedly dashed many of our travel plans. But there are attractions such as China-Malaysia Friendship Garden that bring scenic overseas places to our country.

This lesser-known garden in Klang Valley is part of the larger Anjung Floria Garden, a public park in Putrajaya comprising several smaller gardens. The Chinese-style garden was opened in 2015 to commemorate Malaysia’s diplomatic ties with China.

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Boasting a Chinese pavilion, moon gate, and stone walls, the garden has plenty of spots that look straight out of a Chinese historical drama. Visitors can drop by to soak up the beauty of these traditional structures, and take enchanting ‘overseas’ snaps – the garden’s entrance with its dramatic, sweeping roof is an especially popular photo-taking spot. 

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Address: Anjung Floria, Lebuh Sentosa, Presint 4, 62250 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 9AM-11PM (Closed on Sundays) 


2. Dip your feet in a sandy beach at Pantai Floria


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Rekreasi Air Sisiran Floria Putrajaya

A new attraction at Putrajaya is Pantai Floria, an artificial beach in Precinct 4 that stretches 100 metres and is complete with sandy banks and water to dip your feet in.

The beach was opened to the public on 1st March 2022, and has quickly become a popular place to kayak, fish, camp and picnic along the beach. 

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You can rent two fishing rods for RM50/day, or go for a relaxing kayak (RM15/ride) ride on the lake’s wide expanse of water. There’s a small fee (RM3/adult and RM2/child) to pay to enter this family-friendly beach.

Address: Sisiran Floria, Presint 4, 62675 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening hours: 9AM-6.30PM, Daily
Rekreasi Air Sisiran Floria Putrajaya Facebook​​


3. Take photos in a Moroccan pavilion at Astaka Morocco


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Another well-known photo spot in Putrajaya is Astaka Morocco. This eye-catching pavilion features delicately crafted pillars and archways by Moroccan artisans, celebrating Malaysia’s diplomatic links with Morocco.

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You’ll want to take your time to explore every corner of this marvellous structure located at the edge of Putrajaya Botanical Garden. Here, you’ll find a myriad of delightful subjects and backdrops for your photos – from a stone fountain in the centre of the stunning tiled courtyard, to the many carved doors, walls and arches inside the pavilion. 

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This slice of authentic Moroccan architecture will transport you to the grand palaces of Marrakech, Morocco, without a flight involved. 

Tickets: RM3/adult and RM1/kid

Address: Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening hours: Wed – Mon 9AM-6PM (Closed on Tuesdays)  


4. Catch stunning night views of bridges in Putrajaya


Spend enough time driving through Putrajaya and you’ll find yourself cruising over multiple bridges – the city happens to have eight unique bridges that connect its 20 precincts.

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Seri Gemilang Bridge
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One of these bridges is Seri Gemilang Bridge, an elaborate European-style bridge modelled after Pont Alexandre III bridge in Paris, France. It’s even flanked by four decorative towers with elegant gold and marble trimmings.

The bridge is even more captivating at night when it lights up, making it an ideal spot for romantic strolls along its designated pedestrian lanes and a charming subject for photographers. 

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In contrast to the old-world charm of Seri Gemilang Bridge, Seri Wawasan Bridge in Precinct 2 is a futuristic, asymmetric bridge that looks like the bow of a ship. This bridge lights up in vivid colours from evening till midnight, and has a pedestrian lane right down the middle where you can take amazing symmetrical shots. 

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Putra Bridge at nighttime
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The longest bridge in the city, Putra Bridge stretches 435-metres long and is three storeys tall. Its top level is used as a vehicle crossing, while its lowest level is a pedestrian lane that leads out to scenic piers by the lake. A monorail track is planned for its middle level. 

For a fun fact, this bridge is modelled after the Khaju Bridge in Iran.


5. Check out a pink mosque on a lake, Putra Mosque


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It’s hard to miss Putra Mosque in Putrajaya. This iconic waterfront landmark is a sacred space for Muslims in the country, and an architectural attraction due to its unique pink exterior comprising nine pink-coloured domes crafted with rose-tinted marble.

It’s one of only a handful of well-known pink mosques located around the world.

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The main pink dome seen from the inside
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Non-muslims are welcome to visit during non-prayer hours to explore the Main Prayer Hall, where soft, rosy sunlight is reflected off the pink interior walls and massive dome.

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Hooded robes are provided free-of-charge to all women, as well as anyone who is not in proper attire for their visit.

As Putra Mosque is a fully-operating place of worship, visitors should keep in mind and observe religious protocols when here. These include removing shoes when entering the Main Prayer Hall and refraining from talking loudly. 

Visiting hours for non-Muslims are as follows: 

  • Saturday – Thursday: 9AM-12.30PM | 2PM-4PM | 5.30PM-6PM
  • Friday: 3PM-4PM | 5.30PM-6PM

Address: Persiaran Persekutuan, Presint 1, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening hours: 9AM-6PM, Daily


6. Climb up unique steps for elevated photo ops


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Flights of steps may not sound like much of an attraction. But throw in vibrant paint and manicured foliage, and they instantly turn into eye-pleasing areas for urban photography. 

Take Alamanda Steps for example. These colourful steps connecting Alamanda Shopping Mall to a riverside area was given a fresh coat of paint and geometric designs in 2019, and it has since become popular location for photo ops in the city. 

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A new landmark in Putrajaya is Tangga Putrajaya Steps, another set of steps in the city that has been attracting attention online. It was opened to the public in October 2021 as a recreational area for residents, as well as a new spot to catch panoramic views of Putrajaya.

The flight is about 30-metres in length and comprises 248 steps. Its design is inspired by well-known steps from abroad such as Spanish Steps in Italy, and also one closer to home – Batu Caves.

When the hotter months of March and April are around the corner, visitors can expect to see pink and white Tecoma trees in bloom along the steps.

Alamanda Steps
Address: Jalan Alamanda, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily

Tangga Putrajaya Steps
Address: PPJ 277 Laman Perdana, Persiaran Sultan Sallahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Presint 1, 62000, Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily


7. Visit an Iron Mosque, or Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque


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Another equally impressive mosque here is Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque. Dubbed the “Iron Mosque” by locals, this open-concept mosque is constructed mainly of stainless steel, giving it a futuristic look that sets it apart from more traditional mosques.

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The Iron Mosque seen at nighttime

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The mosque is open to visitors during non-prayer hours, so architectural buffs can check out its stunning interior influenced by Chinese and German architecture. This mosque’s charms include its many symmetrical arches and minimalist dome.

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As with all places of worship, visitors are expected to dress and act appropriately. Women and anyone not dressed accordingly can loan hooded robes for free.

Visiting hours for non-Muslims are as follows: 

  • Saturday to Thursday: 9AM-12.30PM | 2PM-4PM | 5.30PM-6PM
  • Friday: 3PM-4PM | 5.30PM-6PM

Address: 25, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Presint 3, 62100 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Telephone: 03-8880 4300


– Sports –


8. Go kayaking and canoeing at Pusat Rekreasi Air


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Another way that thrill-seekers can catch views of Putra Mosque is to drop by Pusat Rekreasi Air. This lakeside recreational centre hosts several fun, family-friendly water activities, including kayaking (RM10.60/hour) and canoeing (RM15.90/hour).

It will take you about 15 minutes to paddle up to Putra Mosque from here, but the close-up views of the iconic structure from the water is well worth the journey. 

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Those with little ones can opt for paddle boats (from RM10.60/hour) – each seats a maximum of two adults and three kids, aged 3-12 years old. Safety life jackets are provided to passengers, so they can securely pedal past nature gems here such as Putrajaya Wetlands Park and Putrajaya Botanical Park. 

Other boat options here are fishing boats (from RM21.20), which you can rent with two of your besties for four hours. It comes with one fishing rod, and is available from 9AM-7PM. 

Address: Pusat Rekreasi Air Putrajaya,Presint 13 Taman Wetland 62575 Putrajaya
Opening hours: Wed – Mon 9AM-6PM | Tue 9AM-5.30PM
Pusat Rekreasi Air Putrajaya Facebook 


9. Try out extreme sports at Putrajaya Challenge Park


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Amateur and pro skateboarders alike can check out Putrajaya Challenge Park – an adventure park with an outdoor skate park featuring bowls, rails, and ramps so you can show off your skateboarding tricks without worrying about cars or pedestrians. 

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The skate park also has an area to accommodate other sports such as rollerblading and dirt biking. Besides these, there are vibrant street art murals that you can check out while here too.

Opening hours for skate park: Mon – Thu 8AM-8PM | Fri – Sun 8AM-10PM 

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If extreme indoor sports are more your thing, there’s an indoor area here for rock climbing. Fees are charged for adults (RM6/hour) and kids (RM3/hour) to enter this area in the challenge park, which features six zones, including Bouldering, Top Rope, Lead Climb, and Speed Climbing. 

A separate Children’s Zone has lower climbing walls and padded floors so your kids can try out this fun activity too. 

Opening hours for wall climbing:

  • Mon, Tue, Thur & Sun 10AM-1PM & 2PM-5PM
  • Wed & Sat 10AM-1PM, 2PM-5PM & 6PM-9PM
  • Fri 9AM-12PM, 3PM-6PM and 7PM-10PM 

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Address: Jalan P5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Putrajaya Challenge Park Facebook


10. Go swimming and detox in a sauna at Marina Putrajaya


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A pool is a great way to cool down from the Malaysian heat. At Marina Putrajaya, you can wade in an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool to escape the tropical rays at affordable prices – it costs only RM5/adult and RM3/kid, per session.

The pool is open for multiple swimming sessions, according to day: 

  • 9AM-11.30AM: Monday to Sunday
  • 12.45PM-3.15PM: Monday to Thursday, and Saturday & Sunday
  • 4.30PM-7PM: Monday to Sunday
  • 7.30PM-10PM: Friday and Saturday

On Friday, there’s a special Ladies Hour to accommodate female swimmers who prefer a girls-only swimming session.

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Snooker Room and Squash Court

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Besides water activities, Marina Putrajaya has other sport and entertainment facilities, also with affordable rates. There’s a gym (RM10/hour) with treadmills and bench press bars and squash court (RM15/hour), as well as a sauna (RM15/45 minutes) room for some detox after your workout. 

Entertainment facilities here include snooker (RM12/hour), pool (RM10/hour), and dart (RM5/hour) areas.

Address: No 1, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9AM-6.30PM | Sat & Sun 9AM-10PM
Marina Putrajaya website


11. Try out flyboarding with Flyboard Malaysia


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For those who are into extreme water sports, Flyboard Malaysia lets you ‘fly’ up to 15 metres in the air with water-propelled jet packs.

There are five different packages for adventurous individual to check out here. If you have no prior experience, go for the Beginners’ Package (RM370/pax) for 30 minutes of flyboarding time.

A personal instructor will guide you through a set of safety protocols, and keep a close eye on you while you try out cool flyboarding tricks on the water.

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This water sport is also available for kids

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You won’t have to leave your kids out of this fun activity – the Tandem Ride (RM150/pax) is catered to children over four years of age. The 10-minute flight experience is assisted by a friendly instructor, who will hop onto the flyboard along with your little ones so they are well looked after on the water. 

Address: Marina Putrajaya. No.1, Jalan 5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening hours: 9AM-7PM, Daily
Telephone: 012-287 1120
Flyboard Malaysia Facebook


12. Challenge yourself with gruelling attractions at District 21


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IOI City Mall is another mall in Putrajaya that’s well-frequented by residents in the Klang Valley. It is the largest mall in the Southern Klang Valley, hosting a long list of food spots and retailers, as well as entertainment spots like District 21.

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This post-apocalyptic themed sports and recreation park covers a whopping 70,000 square feet. Thrill-seekers can try out 10 adventure attractions here – such as Sky Trail, Tubby Ride and Free Fall – that’ll have you climbing, jumping, riding, sliding and flying through exciting, physically challenging courses. 

Consider bringing the whole fam here, as there’s no age limit for patrons. There is only a height limit of 90cm that you’ll want to take note of. 

Tickets: RM60/pax from Mondays to Thursdays, and RM70/pax on Saturdays & Sundays

Address: IOI City Mall, AT6, Level 1, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening hours: Sun – Fri 12PM-8PM | Sat 10AM-8PM
District 21 Facebook 


– Leisure –


13. Cycle around Putrajaya Wetlands Park


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Flamingo Pond
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Malaysia is home to over 90 wetlands – untouched nature zones comprising land, water, and animals. Putrajaya Wetlands Park happens to be one of them, taking up over 197.2 hectares – over 360 football fields – of space in the city and functioning as a ‘green lung’. 

Unlike other wetlands, Putrajaya wetlands is the first man-made freshwater wetlands in Malaysia, which encloses 24 wetlands cells and Wetlands areas. It is also home to over 24 species of freshwater fish and aquatic animals including flamingoes and swans.

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The park is free to enter, and is popular for laidback activities such as jogging and cycling. Bicycles (RM8/hour) are also available for rent.

Other features of this sprawling area include a treehouse lookout point you can climb up for views of surrounding mangroves, and a flamingo pond where you see these elegant, pink animals chilling in the lake. 

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Lookout treehouse
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Address: Putrajaya Wetlands Park, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 9AM-5PM (Closed on Mondays) 


14. Go on a cruise tour with Cruise Tasik Putrajaya


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Cruise tours are scarce in the Klang Valley – but you can find one in Putrajaya at Cruise Tasik Putrajaya. They host sightseeing tours (RM30/adult and RM20/kid) of Putrajaya’s best attractions via air-conditioned cruise boats.

Some sights that can be seen on the 45-minute cruise ride include Putra Mosque and Seri Wawasan Bridge.  

Cruise boat times are as follows: 

  • Mon – Thu: 2PM, 4PM, 6PM & 7PM
  • Fri: 2.30PM, 4PM, 6PM & 7PM
  • Sat & Sun: 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 1.30PM, 3.45PM, 5PM, 6PM & 7PM

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For smaller tours with just the fam, the Perahu Dondang Sayang accommodates up to six on a traditional Malay fishing boat with a friendly tour guide at the helm. Prices for this boat ride around Putrajaya Lake are RM20/adult and RM12/kid

These boats are available from 10AM-6PM on the weekends and public holidays. 

Address: Jeti Putra, Jambatan Putra, Presint 1, 62000, Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Cruise Tasik Putrajaya website


15. Have a romantic date night on a boat


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Cruise Tasik Putrajaya also hosts Love Boat (RM250) rides for special date nights. You’ll be hopping on the same Dondang Sayang boats as their cruise tours, but it’ll be specially decorated with balloons, lights, and curtains for a cosy time out on the lake.  

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Western food with sparkling juice is also provided with the ride, so couples can have a candlelit dinner while cruising past attractions in the city. The ride lasts just over an hour, and music is played to enhance the romantic experience.

For this boat ride, you’ll need to book six days in advance by calling Cruise Tasik Putrajaya at 03-8881 0648.

Address: Jeti Putra, Jambatan Putra, Presint 1, 62000, Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Cruise Tasik Putrajaya website


16. Check out an European-style garden, Taman Saujana Hijau


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Klang Valley has numerous lush parks where city folks can escape from their daily grind. Those in and around Putrajaya, there’s Taman Saujana Hijau, a 117-acre, European-inspired park with flower fields and pine trees.

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This sprawling park even features zones named European Park, Oriental Park, and English Park that’ll take you out of Malaysia with their rows of pine trees, sunflower fields, and charming gazebos. The flat lawns here are great for picnics – another popular activity among park visitors.

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Trek to the highest point of the park in the evening and you’ll be treated to stunning views of the sun setting over the mountains. 

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Address: Jalan P11, Presint 11, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening hours: 7AM-7PM, Daily


17. Ride horses at Putrajaya Equestrian Park


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Consider taking up horse riding lessons at Putrajaya Equestrian Park, a horse riding school that hosts stable tours and joy rides. They have weekday (from RM600) and weekend (from RM700) packages that each include eight 45-minute sessions with a personal instructor, and a horse riding certificate to cap off your experience. 

Absolute beginners are welcome, as well as children as young as 9 years old. 

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Prior to the pandemic, they hosted horse riding sessions from 8.30AM-10.30AM, and 4.30PM-6.30PM. You’ll be given an informative class on horse care and handling before each ride.

Once you’ve got the basics covered, you can begin riding a horse in a gated lawn under the supervision of a horse trainer, with affordable sessions for adults (RM15/pax) and kids (RM10/pax). You can keep an eye out on their social media pages for the return of this family-friendly package.

Address: Jalan Kandang Kuda, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening hours: Sun – Fri 8.30AM-6.30PM | Sat 8.30AM-7PM
Telephone: 019-930 7794
Taman Ekuestrian Putrajaya Facebook 


Guide of things to do in Putrajaya


Though it is a federal administrative centre of Malaysia, Putrajaya also offers plenty of fun-filled activities to check out – as shown by this list of attractions and things to do in the city.

So the next time you think you’ve run out of things to do in the Klang Valley, consider checking out one or more of these places on the weekend. 

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