Taman Putra Perdana

Right in the middle of Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia is a little park located on top of the hill just next to Putrajaya Shangri-La Hotel.

Like every other parks in Putrajaya, Taman Putra Perdana is free and open to public with plenty of parking space.

This place is great if you'd like to take your family for a stroll or go jogging around the 158 acres park.

In the middle of the park, there is the Mercu Tanda plaza which is a 78 metres tall structure designed in the shape of pyramid and is a proud symbol of Mahathir's iron-fist rule of Malaysia for the past 4 decades or so.

There is a time capsule in front of this monument that contained a number of official documents on the history and development of Putrajaya.

People with children would definitely welcome this little playground next to the parking lot.

For people whose trying to be fit, there's two exercise facilities provided in the park where you can exercise to your heart's desire. It's like a gym but free.

Since it's located on top of a hill, this park is an excellent spot to view the gorgeous and panoramic view of the surrounding area, especially during sunset. If you're lucky, you might just see @bikmama2u hanging her laundry on the clothes line.

 At the other end of the park is the Megalith park which was built by the native Batak people of Putrajaya centuries ago.

 High five anyone?

A good park would not be complete without a free (and clean) public toilet like the one they got here.

If you're staying at the Shangri-La hotel (you lucky basterd), the park is just a short stroll away across your hotel room.

Taman Putra Perdana is great and stuff but my only complaint is the big, hairy mosquitoes feasting on the visitors who came. Maybe the should fog the area twice a week or something before somebody dies of dengue (@najibrazak are you reading this?). Apart from that, this park is an excellent place to go in the evening or weekends. Putrajaya folks are a lucky lot. They just don't realize it.

Taman Putra Perdana is open daily from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekdays and 10:00 pm on weekends. You can find it in the middle of Putrajaya in Precint 1.