By Muhammad Hasif Mohd Jelani on November 12, 2018
Still thinking of where to spend your time this year-end holiday? Think no further as there are a lot of attractions that families can enjoy in Putrajaya. Though Putrajaya is famous for being Malaysia’s federal administrative centre, people tend to overlook its fun-filled charms.
Here are some ideas where you can enjoy Putrajaya with your loved ones.
A ride on a cruise is definitely an amazing idea if you wish to understand Putrajaya. Travellers will surely be awed to know how spell-binding Putrajaya really is, no matter day or night. The ride takes around 30 minutes, passing by the architecturally-brilliant Putra Mosque, majestic Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, symbolic Millennium Monument and the iconic bridges of Putrajaya.
|Tip: If you wish to make the experience a little extra, try boarding the traditionally-decorated boats known as Perahu Dondang Sayang.|
Address: Jeti Putra, Jambatan Putra, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Phone: +6 03 8888 5539
There are myriads of fun-filled activities that travellers, especially families, can enjoy at this 138-hectare park including kayaking, lake-crossing and playing rollerball. But if you wish to not get wet, you may instead rent a bike and enjoy the park’s enchanting beauty. Other activities include night-trekking and birdwatching. Oh, they even have a flamingo pond and a swan lake!
Address: 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Phone: +603 8887 7774
Opening Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday to Sunday)
For young (or even young at heart) travellers, this park is exactly for you! There are more than 10 attractions travellers can experience including Skyrides Balloon, which is Malaysia’s first and largest tethered helium balloon; SkyWarrior, where you can challenge yourself to go up against intimidating obstacles; and SkyCruise, where you can relax and enjoy the serene view of Putrajaya, among others!
Address: Jalan P2M, Precint 2, 62100 Putrajaya
Phone: +6 03 8893 0185
Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 pm (Sunday to Thursday) / 10 am – 12 am (Friday & Saturday)
Prefer something indoor but no less thrilling? Then head to District 21, an apocalypse-themed adventure park that is suitable for all ages. You can jump, run, climb, slide, fly and do almost everything, all within a 55 square feet air-conditioned atrium at IOI City Mall.
Address: AT 6, IOI City Mall, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Phone: +6 03 8328 8888
Opening Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Weekdays) /10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Weekends, Public Holidays & School Holidays)
Ideal for families, this trendy café is where kids can be creative by creating huge, iridescent bubbles! The café also provides trishaws, bicycles and even funky vans decorated in LED lights that can all be rented so travellers can wander around the area.
Address: C1-LG-6 Ayer@8 Presint 8, 62250 Putrajaya
Phone: +6 03 8893 6080
Opening Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Monday to Thursday) / 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight (Friday to Sunday)
It is always important to keep a family vacation fun, but it will be much more meaningful if it is educational as well. Agricultural Heritage Park offers you just that. From obtaining knowledge on Malaysian spices, flowers and fruits that you can later plant in your own backyard, you can even try your hands-on activities like rubber-tapping. The best part is the fact that you get to taste the succulent local fruits like rambutans, cocoa and jackfruits! Yummy!
|Tip: Wear suitable attire and do not forget to book the park tour and demonstrations in advance!|
Address: Presint 16, 62000 Putrajaya
Phone: +6 03 8888 2722
Opening Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Saturday to Thursday) / 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Friday)
A perfect family day-out must also be filled with satisfying family meals, and Precint 9 Food Court – notably the largest food court in Putrajaya housing area – is the perfect place for families to dine. It has 15 stalls serving local and Western dishes, including the ones everyone’s favourites such as satay, nasi lemak, char kuey teow, nasi kerabu, nasi dagang and so much more! But the must-taste item we would like to recommend is kacang pool.
We hope this list will smoothen your holiday planning. Safe travels!
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