Taman Wetlands means Wetlands Park
The park is the largest constructed freshwater wetlands in the tropics and boasts a 138-hectare Wetland Park and sprawling 1,977-hectare wetland areas. The wetlands have become a popular eco-tourism destination.
Several species of local marshland birds and water birds like the little egret, green heron and cinnamon bittern have been spotted here, so bring binoculars if you plan on bird-watching.
Putrajaya Wetland Park Map
The wetlands perform 3 vital functions:
It retains and stores storm water and spreads it out over a wide flat area.
The intercepted urban run-off is filtered through a series of catchment cells, where marsh plants trap sediment and pollutants. Toxic substances such as pesticides, herbicides and metals are removed through complex bacterial and chemical processes. In this way you could say that the wetlands act as the kidneys of Putrajaya.
The resulting filtered water becomes a functioning wetland, providing a home to various plants and organisms which form the base of the food chain, sustaining a biodiversity of invertebrates, frogs, reptiles, fish and water birds.
Putrajaya Wetlands is divided into 2 components – Taman Wetland Putrajaya and Lake Recreational Centre. Taman Wetland Putrajaya is very much the public face of the wetlands and serves as a gateway to Putrajaya Wetlands while the Lake Recreational Centre serves as a water recreational spot.
Among the facilities and attractions provided in the park are Bicycle Rental, Tram Ride, Duffy Boat, Canoe, Kayak, Rowing, Paddle Boat, Binoculars and Wetland Park Camping Centre.
Taman Wetlands also has site facilities like Padang Semarak, Padang Merbuk, Taman Palma, Flamingo Pond, BBQ site and Wakaf that people can rent for Weddings, Sports Day, Family Day, and other corporate or private events.
3D Wetland Putrajaya Park
The Nature Interpretation Centre is a mini-museum explaining how wetlands work and introducing the types of flora and fauna found in the park.
If you go on a weekday you will probably have the place to yourself and indeed almost anytime park visitors are usually outnumbered by the gardening staff.
Opening Hours for Nature Interpretive Centre (NIC) – Pusat Penghayatan Alam Taman Wetland Putrajaya
- Tue – Thu : 9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm
- Fri : 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm
- Sat, Sun & Public Holiday : 9am-1pm, 2pm-5.30pm
Park Opens : 7am – 7pm
Maintenance Day : MONDAY (Park services will be closed every Monday for maintenance work)
Putrajaya Wetland Park Cycling
At the main Information Centre you can rent a bike or a set of binoculars or take a tram ride round the park. There is a small fee for these services but entrance to the park itself is free.
Bicycle Rental Rates – Weekdays
- Single: RM8/hrs (MyKad) / RM10/hrs (Non-MyKad)
- Single + Baby Carrier: RM9/hrs (MyKad) / RM12/hrs (Non-MyKad)
Bicycle Rental Rates – Weekend / Public Holiday
- Single: RM10/hrs (MyKad) / RM12/hrs (Non-MyKad)
- Single + Baby Carrier: RM12/hrs (MyKad) / RM14/hrs (Non-MyKad)
Free admission to the garden. But, the charges for the services and facilities are based on type of services and will be charged on and hourly basis.
Putrajaya Wetland Park Address
Taman Wetland Putrajaya,
Precint 13, 62300 Putrajaya Malaysia.
Telephone Number: 03-8887 7774 / 7773
Taman Wetland Putrajaya Opening Hours – 7.00am till 7.00pm