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Top Choice Mosque in Putrajaya

Putra Mosque

An apparition in rosy-pink granite, Masjid Putra has a captivating delicacy of design. Capped by an ornate pink-and-white dome and starring a 116m minaret, the mosque is a marriage between graceful Middle Eastern an…
Air Show in Putrajaya

MyBalloonFiesta

Hot-air balloons float over Putrajaya Lake in morning and evening sessions at the annual balloon festival, a colourful fixture of Putrajaya's events calendar for a decade. The highlight of the event is night glow, w…
Mosque in Putrajaya

Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque

One of the most striking sights in Putrajaya is metal-domed Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque glinting in the sun. It's Putrajaya's second most important mosque after Putra Mosque, though it's double the size.
Park in Putrajaya

Taman Wetland

A short taxi ride from Dataran Putra is this serene, contemplative space with peaceful nature trails, aquatic animals and 100 species of waterbird (climb the 18m lookout tower for the best views).
Gardens in Putrajaya

Taman Botani

Laid out in 1977 this 93-hectare site is Malaysia's largest botanical garden. More than 700 types of plant flourish in the tropical gardens; there's also a visitor centre, a lakeside restaurant and a beautifully til…
Architecture in Putrajaya

Istana Kehakiman

One of the most impressive photo ops in Putrajaya is the five-storey Palace of Justice. Its central domes and tall archways represent a union of styles, from neoclassical and Mogul to Indo-Saracenic (an echo of the …
Food Hall in Putrajaya

Alamanda

A fairly standard shopping mall, albeit with grand entrances flanked by bamboo, Alamanda has an above-average food hall. Take your pick of roti canai (flaky flatbread), nasi campur (rice with motley veggie and meat …
Gardens in Putrajaya

China-Malaysia Friendship Garden

It's worth dropping by this peaceful Chinese-style garden, located next to the Seri Saujana Bridge. The design of the garden incorporates elements of Lingnan architecture, a style originating in Guangdong and nearby…
Fair in Putrajaya

Royal Floria

Flower gardens, from fairy tale to psychedelic, create a riotously colourful spectacle at Royal Floria, the largest garden festival in Malaysia.
Architecture in Putrajaya

Kompleks Perdadanan Putrajaya

The front of this corporate building has an unusual arch gateway composed of a lattice of steel blades. Through the arch sight lines you can see the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque across what is known as the Kibl…