This short walking tour in Putrajaya is not really the kind of tour you’d like to join. I did it without a tour guide nor a map on hand. I did it because I like walking and I want to see what’s beyond the Putra Masjid, a landmark you shouldn’t miss.
When I got out of the Pink Mosque, I walked across the street and onto the huge square. Of course, I did this obligatory photo below. 🙂
From the square, I walked closer to the country’s impressive Legislative Building. There must be no session that day because the surrounding areas were so quiet.
Aside from its well-manicured gardens, you’ll also see this huge sculpture of a hand. I tried to get closer to it to find its description but didn’t find one.
Right across the Legislative Building is a long bridge. I walked across it while enjoying the lake views.
At the end of the bridge, I walked down (the one on the right) to the boardwalk.
Then I rested, admiring the vista of the Pink Mosque against the calm lake.
While sitting, a local (a waiter from a nearby cafe taking his break) struck up a conversation with me.
He told me that the lake in front of me is man-made! Goodness! Really? You can’t imagine my surprise when I heard it! This is a 65-hectare lake designed to cool off the city’s searing tropical temperature.
I walked a little bit along the boardwalk until I got exhausted.
Then I decided to go back to the square where I could find a bus stop that goes to the train station.
This time, I went across the other side of the bridge. I was curious to know what views it has to offer.
Before I even stepped on the bridge, I saw a small park. I sat down and updated my Instagram stories. 🙂
When I was done, I noticed the steps to the hill behind me.
Curious, I tread on those stairs uphill and followed my instincts. When I reached the top, I turned left and followed the solitary road. Ten minutes later, I found a picnic table with benches.
And voila! I found a perfect spot with amazing views of the lake, the Pink Mosque, the Square, and the Legislative Building! I stayed here for a while, imbibing the magnificent views and the serene milieu.
After 45 minutes, I heard my stomach grumbling, and I realized I haven’t eaten! Yep, I skipped breakfast that day! I traced back my steps, went down the hill, crossed the bridge, and arrived at the square.
I went down the bridge (under the mosque), and there – I found a food court. Beware, the prices here are ridiculously exorbitant! But, when you are hungry, you’d buy to satisfy your whining belly, right?
Instead of taking a bus back to the train station, I took a Grab taxi to catch the next train to Kuala Lumpur. Three minutes after I landed at the platform, the train arrived. It was my lucky day!
Where to Stay: Hotel in Kuala Lumpur with a SkyPool Overlooking the City’s Skyline
I stayed at Expressionz Suites by V&C near downtown Kuala Lumpur. I wrote a request to the hotel staff to give me a room with views of the city. And yay, I got what I wanted! I could see the city’s skyline right from my bed. My suite is clean and it has its own washing machine! The breakfast was good – offering both Malaysian and western food. But most of all, the main hotel amenity that everyone wants to check out is the Sky Pool! You won’t regret looking at the fantastic views here while in your wet swimwear.
Read my full review of Expressionz Hotel here.