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Putrajaya - City in the Garden

Updated on January 5, 2012

To ease congestion in Kuala Lumpur, a new federal government administration site was searched in 1980s.

About 11 320 acres (46 km²) of land in Prang Besar was chosen as the site and the government purchased the land from the state of Selangor.

Development work started in August 1995 and it is targeted to be fully completed by 2015. With estimation cost of US 8.1 billion, it is one of the most expensive development project in South East Asia.

Developed based on the theme of “City in the Garden”, 38 % the land areas is reserved for green areas. Putrajaya has a lot of parks and open space areas. Plus, 1500 acres man made lake was incorporated into the city as it's principal landscape design.

Located between Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the city is well connected with the rest of the country with network of highways.

To go to Putrajaya from Kuala Lumpur, the fastest way to visit the city is to take take ERL Train at KL Sentral Station which transits at the Western Transportation Terminal in Precinct 7.

To get around the city, you could take Nadi Putra Bus or by taxi ( + 603-8888 4000 - 24 hours service).

There are a lot of buildings and bridges with unique architecture design as tourist attractions.

Some of the places of interest to visit are as follows:

  1. Perdana Putra
  2. Putra Mosque
  3. Putra Bridge
  4. Iron Mosque (Just Completed)
  5. Putrajaya Independence Square
  6. Millennium Monument
  7. Palace of Justice
  8. Seri Perdana
  9. Seri Perdana Bridge
  10. Putrajaya Landmark
  11. Putrajaya Wetlands Park
  12. Putrajaya Convention Centre
  13. Taman Selatan
  14. Melawati National Palace
  15. Heritage Square
  16. Putrajaya Ministry of Finance
  17. Wisma Putra
  18. Istana Darul Ehsan
  19. Putrajaya Lake
  20. Alamanda Putrajaya

Putrajaya Perdana Putra - Prime Miniter Office
Putrajaya Perdana Putra - Prime Miniter Office
Putrajaya Putra Mosque
Putrajaya Putra Mosque
Putrajaya Putra Mosque
Putrajaya Putra Mosque
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Government Buildings
Putrajaya Residential Area
Putrajaya Residential Area

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    • probyte2u profile imageAUTHOR

      Eidul Ameen Bin Sahul Hamid 

      8 years ago from Part Buntar, Malaysia

      They have done a good job developing the city. There a lot of unique bridges and buildings there unfortunately my camera battery was dead and I have to come back early. Hopefully can go back and get more photos.

    • H P Roychoudhury profile image

      H P Roychoudhury 

      8 years ago from Guwahati, India

      It is a nice work for a developing city.

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