Putrajaya is one of the most progressive cities in Malaysia with a lot of new infrastructures being built within the area. Its vast lands have been developed to exude a modern feel: huge buildings with impressive architectural designs are all over the place and a lot of green parks can be seen here. Further, a mix of European and Islamic arts have been well integrated into the city’s design.
Interestingly, a waterway that cuts across the city also adds an elegant and refreshing feel to Putrajaya.
How to Go to Putrajaya from KL Sentral?
Train. Board on the KLIA Transit train going to Putrajaya Station. Do not be confused with KLIA Transit and KLIA Express, the latter does not stop anywhere else than the airport so be sure to hop on the right train. Train ride to Putraja is just 17 minutes at 30 minutes interval. Ticket price for adult would be RM 9.50 while for kids it is RM 4.50 (one way).
You may click this link to check the train schedule and most updated ticket price.
Bus. YTB recommends bus for travelers who want to enjoy the landscapes while enjoying the long journey to Putrajaya. You may hop on the bus service called E1 operated by Rapid KL. This passes through KL Sentral Station at Jalan Tun Sambanthan street. The fare is RM 3.80. You may either pay an exact fare once you hop on the bus or by using Touch N Go card.
Word of caution in choosing bus as your mode of transportation to Putrajaya: be sure to ask around any KL Sentral personnel on the specific bus stop since different bus lines are operating around KL Sentral.
Transportation around Putrajaya
We hired a taxi to tour us around for two hours at RM130 (1,300 PHP). YTB recommends that you do the same when you are in Putrajaya since bus transportation could be a bit challenging: bus intervals and schedules from one area to the other are not well defined yet here.
Here is our itinerary in Putrajaya (credit to the owner of the photo):
For the first stop, we went to Seri Saujana Bridge. It is known to be the main bridge in Putrajaya with cable-arched design.
We stopped in this place and snap photos of the beautiful landscapes around before we went to the lake with the best view of the bridge.
The trees had a fascinating “Christmas” decors. Daddy love is trying to capture some photos of the small traveler under this tree.
This is the entrance to a garden with a pond and a pavilion inside
This is us, the yellowtravelingfamily making funny faces inside the garden
The garden looks very lush inside
My boys trying to fit in the middle of the two flags
In front of the pond is a door that would lead you to the awesome views of the bridge outside
Amid the scorching heat of the sun, we can’t help but take as much photos as we can in this wide, beautiful, open, and green space.
Finally, here are my favorite photos of the lake and the famous bridge at the background.
This is me and our little traveler looking at the wonderful lake view. Seeing this photo, Mr. Yellow and I are so pleased to realize that we have given our little one the best Christmas present – the gift of travel.
After taking photos of the bridge and its surrounding area, we headed to our next destination: the Seri Gemilang Bridge.
The crisp air coming from this lake, the smell of the trees and grasses, and the beautiful weather were just too perfect for this trip.
Our next location was the PICC in Putrajaya.
You can see this spectacular view from the top of PICC
Our next stop was the Pullman Lakeview.
This is our little traveler asking for food.
By far, this has been our family photo format: with daddy holding the camera and us posing since we don’t have a selfie stick.
After a few minutes in Pullman Lakeview, we headed to Perbadanan Purtrajaya.
The family that travels together… chills together!
We only spent around five minutes in this place: both to take some photos and to relax very quickly.
Then, we headed to our last destination for the day… the Putra Mosque.
Putra Mosque is believed to be the principal mosque in Putrajaya.
Snapping photos while being captivated by the scenery, this was what happened and just like that, our two-hour tour was up.
Before we knew it, we were already driving back to Putrajaya Sentral (where the KLIA station is). On our way back, we had to ask the driver to let us take a photo here one last time.
The view from the bridge was really impressive.
YTB highly recommends Putrajaya as a must visit destination when you are traveling to Malaysia. For our trip here, our total expenses was RM 153.5 (for three people).