Nicknamed as the “Intelligent Garden City”, Putrajaya is the federal administrative centre that has everything to attract the discernable visitors from shopping, sight seeing, water sport activities to nature friendly parks and recreations.
A trip to this visionary city also enables one to pamper taste buds at numerous eateries available. The landmarks and buildings of the city feature the Malay and Arabic architectural elements which constitute part of the country’s national heritage. This is visible through its beautiful mosques, stunning bridges, arches, government premises and many others.
The Millenium Monument, Wetlands, Botanical Garden are among various locations worth a visit besides experiencing the breathtaking cruise and water sports on its lake. Putrajaya is the country’s administration hub and a city which integrates technology, culture and nature as its features. The vision of having a new Federal Government Administrative Centre to replace Kuala Lumpur came by in the early 1970s. The relocation was to ensure that Kuala Lumpur will continue to develop as Malaysia?s principal business and financial centre. A lush 4,931-hectare palm oil and mature plantations in Selangor’s southern Prang Besar estate was identified and later renamed Putrajaya.
This is in honour of Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, also known as Malaysia’s Father of Independence, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj for his invaluable contribution to the nation. The town planning of Putrajaya focuses on its environment, with beautifully landscaped roads and parks amidst lush greenery. The city is one of the three federal territories in the country in addition to Kuala Lumpur and Labuan. It features state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure as well as plenty of architectural wonders.
PUTRAJAYA FACTS & FIGURES
Putrajaya is the manifestation of the symbiosis of man, nature and science through detailed planning, innovative urban designs and utmost concern for the preservation of the environment, For all Malaysians, Putrajaya is the realization of a vision and a heritage of Malaysia’s future generations.
Important Notes for Visitors:
- Please be properly attired for the tour – No round-neck t-shirts/singlet/short pants! short skirts/slippers/sandals are allowed. Male visitors are advised to wear collared shirts, long pants and shoes. Female visitors are advised against wearing revealing attire.
- Visitors are not allowed to bring bags, cameras and video cameras into the Prime Minister’s Office and Residence.
- Non-Malaysians are required to produce their passports upon entry.
GETTING TO PUTRAJAYA & AROUND
Putrajaya is located 25km from Kuala Lumpur and 20km from the modern Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) – the main gateway into the country which is served by over 45 international airlines. Getting to the city is convenient as it is well served with a comprehensive network of public transportation comprising taxi, bus as well as rapid transit services and linked to major road and railway networks.
EXPRESS RAIL LINK (ERL) SERVICES
Air travelling is made easier with the Express Rail Link (ERL) services provided from the KL Sentral Station to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The high speed train runs every 30 minutes from 5.00 am until 12.30 midnight daily and transits at the Western Transportation Terminal (WTT) in Precinct 7, Putrajaya. For further information, contact: Tel: (6)03-2267 8088
A 24-hour service is provided by Eco-Transit (M) Sdn Bhd. The fare is RM6 for the first 2 kms and 20 sen for every additional 200 metres. An additional RM3 will be charged for call-in service. Please call (6)03-5512 2266 for bookings.
RapidKL Sdn Bhd
Operating every 30 minutes, RapidKL Sdn Bhd provides bus rides which start off at 6.00 am until 11.30 pm daily, from Pasar Seni & Bandar Utama in Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya. For further information, contact: Tel / Fax: (6)03-7625 6999
Provides bus rides to Putrajaya every 25 minutes, starting off at 6.35 am until 9.00 pm daily, from Sinar Kota in Kuala Lumpur. For further information, contact: Tel: (6)03-5635 3070.
Sri Indah Jaya
Offers bus services that are available to public every 30 minutes, commencing at 6.30 am until 10.00 pm daily, from Sinar Kota in Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya. For further information, contact: Tel: (6)03-8737 5211.
Runs twice daily at 8.30 am and 9.00 pm from Hentian Kajang to Putrajaya Sentral in Putrajaya, before heading to Kota Bharu in Kelantan. For further information, contact: Tel: (6)03-4042 7533.
NadiPutra Bus Services
Managed by Pengangkutan Awam Putrajaya Sdn. Bhd. The bus services run in 11 routes within the residential, commercial and government precincts of the city. The bus services are available every 15 – 30 minutes from 6.30 am until 1.00 am daily. For further information, contact: Tel: (6)03-8887 7280.
Available for 24 hours within the city. For further information, contact: Tel: (6)03-8888 4000.
Putrajaya Information Centre
Tel: 603-8888 7272
Tel: 603-8887 7000