When it comes to Muslim-friendly attractions, Putrajaya is the place to be. As the official city of Malaysia's government affairs, Putrajaya has many unique modern structures with some of the country's most beautiful mosques.
Putrajaya makes a great place as a unique destination to escape the hustle and bustle with a 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur. As a well-maintained city on relatively flat land, it is often used as a venue for many sports and cultural events not limited to fun run activities, bazaars, and exhibitions.
Whether it is day or night, you will not run out of things to do in Putrajaya!
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Putra Mosque is Putrajaya's main Mosque and one of the rare pink-colored Mosques around the world. A combination of Malay and Middle-Eastern architecture, this location has a spacious hall that can fit up to 15,000 people. It also overlooks Putrajaya lake, creating a majestic view of a floating mosque.
Non-Muslims are allowed to visit the Mosque outside of the prayer hours.
Location: Persiaran Persekutuan, Presint 1, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening Hours: operates 6 am - 10 pm daily
Prayer Room: located on premises
Source: Perbadanan Putrajaya
Admire the beautiful landscape of Chinese architecture without stepping out of the country. China-Malaysia Friendship Garden was launched in 2014 to celebrate the diplomatic ties of both countries.
Emulating a Lingnan garden style, it incorporates the six elements into the space: artificial mountains, stones, water, structure, plants, and calligraphy, creating a well-balanced natural landscape. Take a nice stroll and spot the numerous bonsai and white Cempaka trees around the area. And it's free!
Location: Lebuh Sentosa, Presint 4, 62250 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening Hours: operates 6:30 am - 7 pm daily
Prayer Room: 9-min walk to Surau Anjung Floria
Touted as one of Asia's Most Amazing Gardens by the Royal Chelsea Foundation in London, this botanical garden makes a great dating spot in Putrajaya. With over 8 different garden themes and 750 flora species, there is plenty to explore in the "mother of All Gardens".
You can kayak on the lake, cycle on the trails, or have a romantic picnic surrounded by lush greeneries.
For an Instagrammable spot in Putrajaya, check out the Moroccan Pavilion for a small entry fee of RM 3 ($ 0.68).
Location: Lebuh Perdana Barat, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening Hours: operates 9 am - 12 pm, 2 pm - 7 pm daily
Prayer Room: located in the Taman Botani Putrajaya building
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Putrajaya is a popular waterfront city thanks to Putrajaya Lake. This man-made lake is surrounded by some of Putrajaya's government buildings and main Mosques. There is also a nice 10 km (6-mile) trail alongside the lake from Cyberjaya to Putrajaya where many will come for a jog or a bicycle ride.
If you are wondering what to do in Putrajaya at night, you can go on a romantic date night riding a TRYKE scooter for two hours from Cyberjaya Lakeside to Putrajaya Lakeside.
You will get a picturesque angle of the colorfully lit Seri Saujana Bridge and an impeccable sight of the city from Putrajaya Lake view park.
There is no better way to explore Putrajaya's surroundings than taking a cruise on the 650-hectare Putrajaya Lake.
Take a 30 to 45-minute relaxing cruise to see all the major tourist attractions in Putrajaya. You will have plenty of room to move around and capture the panoramic angles of the city. This cruise is suitable for singles, couples, and families.
A "Love Boat" package is also available where you can dine with a moving view.
Location: Jeti Putra, Jambatan Putra Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya
Prayer Room: 3-min walk from Putra Mosque
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Putrajaya Challenge Park is a huge sports complex that houses multiple extreme sports: indoor rock climbing, skateboarding, and mountain bike trails. This park has been extremely popular over the years as it is a well-maintained training ground for both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts.
The indoor rock climbing facilities has instructors and belayers available for beginners. There is a RM 6 entrance fee ($ 1) to access the climbing walls.
If you do not have your equipment or gear, there are rentals available at an affordable price. It is worth a visit as a fun and exciting activity to do in Putrajaya!
Location: Jalan P5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Prayer Room: located on premises
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Figuring what is there to do in Alamanda Putrajaya? Visit Alamanda Shopping Centre to shop to your heart's content!
A center for shopping and entertainment, they have an excellent food selection at their food court as well as over 160 branded stores. They have Aeon and Parkson as their anchor tenant for all your necessities and shopping needs.
If you want a romantic moment with your date, catch a movie at the spacious Golden Screen Cinemas.
Don't forget to look out for the many Instagrammable places in Putrajaya, such as the vibrant Alamanda Steps and the bamboo walkway. Parking is free.
Location: Jalan Alamanda, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening Hours: operates 10 am - 10 pm daily
Prayer Room: located on Rooftop Carpark South (near Parkson) [1 pm - 10 pm]
This is just a short list of the many Muslim-friendly attractions in Putrajaya. The demographics in Putrajaya are mainly Muslims hence you need not worry about finding food here as almost all of the establishments are either Halal or catering to Muslims.
If you have time to spare, don't forget to check out its neighboring city, Cyberjaya!
Cover image source: Perbadanan Putrajaya