Who wouldn’t love doing something fun over the weekends? We know we definitely do, and lately, we’ve been in the mood for doing something other than going to malls, and if you’re in the same boat, you’ve clicked on the right article.

Known mainly as a suburb where people go to get official things done, Putrajaya is more than just a concrete jungle with government office buildings. There’s lush greenery here if you know where to look, and there are plenty of activities to enjoy. Don’t believe us? Read on to find out the plethora of things you can do in Putrajaya.

1. Have a picnic

We don’t have to live in a cool climate to go for a picnic, though it’s highly recommended. If you time your outing well, picnics in Malaysia can be enjoyable too. There are plenty of places to lay out a blanket and enjoy a little bit of time outdoors in Putrajaya: Taman Saujana Hijau, Botanical Garden, and Anjung Floria.

Among the three we’ve listed, Taman Saujana seems to be the top choice, with three different gardens to choose from — Oriental, European, and English. Need a picnic kit? Worry not, and let Scoopyo handle all your picnic arrangements. All you need to worry about is bringing the food and drinks!

Address: Taman Saujana Hijau – Jalan P11, Presint 11, 62000 Putrajaya; Botanical Garden – Lebuh Perdana Barat, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya; Anjung Floria: – Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Presint 4, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan

2. Explore Anjung Floria

With its gorgeous pebbled paths, lush vegetation, and adorable mini bridges, Anjung Floria is definitely becoming one of Putrajaya’s highlights and is perfect for a morning stroll. This park is also unique because it hosts many flower festivals throughout the year and has a few different zones for visitors to explore. Things to do here include cycling, tuk-tuk rides, and exploring the park on e-bikes!

Address: Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Presint 4, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan
Contact: +603 8893 1967

3. Cultural walk at China-Malaysia Friendship Garden

Not up for exploring the entirety of Anjung Floria? Why not just stick to the China-Malaysia Friendship Garden? Built in 2014 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China and Malaysia’s diplomatic relations, this hidden gem will transport you to another place. Constructed in Lingnan Garden style with rocky landscapes and calligraphy, you can truly immerse yourself in the raw beauty of China without having to leave the country! And the best part of all, entrance is free!

Address: Lebuh Sentosa, Presint 4, 62250 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan

4. Get extreme at Putrajaya Challenge Park

Looking for something that will give you an adrenaline rush? Check out Putrajaya Challenge Park. This 30-hectare park in Precinct 5 has four main attractions: an indoor rock climbing complex, a skate park, a thrill park, and mountain bike trails. Talk about a one-stop shop for all things extreme!

Address: Jalan P5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan
Contact: +603 8887 7000

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5. Cruise or kayak on the lake

Putrajaya’s lake has a lot to offer if you are looking for something on the more relaxing front. Try your hand at kayaking or enjoy dinner on a cruise accompanied by some sightseeing. Either way, these are two of the many fun things you can do at Putrajaya and won’t break the bank either!

Address: Jeti Putra, Jambatan Putra, Presint 1, 62000, Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan

6. Flyboarding at the wetland park

Besides the scenic walk at the wetland park, flyboarding is another activity you get into. Flyboarding is one of the things on our wishlist. While you don’t need to be a total expert to try the extreme sport, we recommend having some water confidence.
There are qualified instructors to help you get familiar, and with an open mind, you’ll be flying up in no time! Talk about a fun way to beat the heat!

Address: Marina Putrajaya. No 1, Jalan 5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan
Contact: +6012 287 1120

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7. Giddy up at the Equestrian Park Putrajaya

Calling all horse lovers! Besides a smorgasbord of things to do in Putrajaya, there’s also horse riding, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced rider — all are welcome. The facilities here are pretty impressive, and there are about 60 horses, 40-something of which belong to the Equestrian Park Putrajaya. Group rides (of two minimum) start at RM60; if you want private lessons, they have those available too!

Address: Presint 5, 62000, Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan
Contact: +603 8881 1271

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