5 things to do in Putrajaya

Putrajaya is a planned city and the federal administrative centre of the Malaysian capital in Malaysia, south of Kuala Lumpur….

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Famous for its late-20th-century architecture including the mesmerizing Putra Mosque which has been built from rose-colored granite with a lovely pink dome as well as the equally eye catching, green-domed Perdana Putra, which contains the prime minister’s office complex, Putrajaya has quite a bit to offer visitors….

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Built on what used to be marshland and a former oil palm estate in Selangor, the city spans an area of almost 5,000 hectares…

Putrajaya now takes over the administrative functions of the capital city Kuala Lumpur and is part of the Multimedia Super Corridor project of the Malaysian government… And well, do visit this beautiful city where there are many things to see and do… 

I was there for 3 days so it was not really enough to see and do all, but I am sharing 5 of the must visit places in Putrajaya I believe you should check out too…

1. Palace of Justice and the Museum of Justice…

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Not many people know there is a charming little Justice Museum, a courts museum located inside the breathtaking Palace of Justice building (Istana Kehakiman) in Putrajaya…

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I did not know about it until I was given the opportunity to visit it recently…

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At this pretty little interesting museum, you can find out how Malaysia’s legal system came to be, see how a mock-up High Court trial is like, see wigs, costumes and other court paraphernalia…

First thing you come upon is the Batu Bersurat, an inscripted stone dating back to 1303AD, discovered near Padang Tara in Terengganu in 1887. Its inscriptions in Jawi contain Islamic Commandments…

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You can also see handcuffs and pillories used back decades ago…

I was certainly fascinated with the mock-up trial in the High Court, complete with the judge’s bench, the accused, witness, barrister and a jury. The judge sits on a high backed teak wood chair topped with a wooden canopy bearing the coat of arms of Malaysia…

There are also examples of judges’ wigs and robes, including red colour robes which were worn during criminal trials. Scarlet robes used to put fear into the hearts of the most hardened of villains… However, these scarlet robes are no longer worn in Malaysia, only black ones..

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And while you are at it, you can even take the opportunity to play dress up with one of the judges robes there..

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There is a wall dedicated to all Chief Justices of Malaysia since Independence day… And so much more…

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A trip to the Justice Museum Putrajaya enables you to catch a glimpse of the inside the magnificent Palace of Justice building and admire the ornate decoration of the dome.

The Palace of Justice houses judicial departments as well as the Court of Appeal and Federal Courts and judges’ chambers.

This museum is truly worth a visit..

Opening Hours and Admission Fee
The museum is open during government office hours, 9am to 5pm on weekdays only.

Admission is free.

Address – Persiaran Perdana, Presint 3, 62100 Putrajaya

2. Nasyrul Quran

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Nasyrul Quran is a top integrated Quranic printing centre in the Southeast Asian region developed on 5.514 acres of land at Presint 14, Federal Territory of Putrajaya is built as part the country’s noble aspirations to have a world-class and second-largest Quranic production centre…

“Nasyrul Quran” is inspired from the Arabic word meaning “The spread of the Qur’an”.

It provides an overview of this complex function as a center for the spread of the Qur’an beginning from the field of research, printing, interpretation, multilingual translation, publication and subsequent distribution of the Quran…

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It surely was fascinating to see the different Quran styles and writings… As well as beautiful Islamic themed tiles..

Address – 14811, Jalan P14J, Presint 14, 62675 WP

3. Putrajaya Night Bridge Tour

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We can admire the majesty of Malaysia’s federal administrative capital with Putrajaya Night Bridge Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour…

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This short and lovely tour brings us around the majestic architecture of Putrajaya’s famous bridges and government buildings, including Seri Wawasan Bridge, Dataran Putra and more….

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You will definitely love the breathtaking night views of Putrajaya from on board the  double-decker bus, offering panoramic views which are perfect for picture-taking!

Website – https://www.myhoponhopoff.com/kl/#tours

4. Seri Perdana Complex

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It was a dream come true getting an opportunity to visit Seri Perdana, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Malaysia…

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The main venue for welcoming heads of state, heads of government, state dignitaries and the public, this complex combines Malay, Islamic and European architectural, landscaping and design heritage and is a sight to behold…

5. Putrajaya Wetlands

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The wetlands have become a popular eco-tourism destination.

At the main Information Centre you can rent a bike or a set of binoculars or take a tram ride round the park. There is a small fee for these services – entrance to the park itself is free.

You should climb to the top of the look-out tower where you can get a good view of the whole area.

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There are a total of 13 parks under the Wetlands umbrella and did you know a whopping 202 species of birds from 3 different groups can be found here from the 796 species in Malaysia… And you can probably spot white throat kingfisher, red junglefowl, rock pigeon, oriental darter, zitting cisticola, brown throated sunbird, white bellied sea eagles, painted stork, purple heron and a lot more….

How to get there – Those coming from KLIA airport will only take minutes to reach Putrajaya. On the other hand, there are plenty of bus and railway services to Putrajaya from Kuala Lumpur…

Thank you to Gaya Travel Magazine and Putrajaya Corporation for the opportunity to explore Putrajaya…

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