It’s no fun to visit the center of Kuala Lumpur during the weekend. It is often very busy; the shopping malls are overcrowded and the traffic is jammed. So what is the best thing to do? On Saturday morning we took the train to Putrajaya.
Together with Kuala Lumpur and Labuan, the city of Putrajaya is one of the three federal states of Malaysia. What exactly does that mean? In this case, the central state of Kuala Lumpur has relinquished part of its power to the states. Putrajaya has been the administrative center of Malaysia since 1995. Due to the heavy workload in Kuala Lumpur, they decided to move parts of the administrative tasks. Part of the government buildings is now in Putrajaya, 35 kilometers south of the capital.
From KL Sentral you can reach Putrajaya within 20 minutes by train. A single ticket costs RM14 (€3). From there we took the Grab to the McDonald’s, haha. With your hamburger in your hand, you have a great view over Putrajaya Lake and this is the starting point of a nice walking route to the Putra Mosque. Surprisingly, but when we were there it was very hot (Read this line again but then with sarcasm, because every day it’s really hot!). There were no clouds, so we walked around in the burning sun.