Deemed to be the most important of the bridges in Putrajaya, the 435-m concrete bridge connects the Government Precinct to the Mixed Development Precinct, with the upper level of the bridge forming part of the Boulevard, the main street in the capital.
The three-tier bridge is inspired by the Islamic architecture of the famous Khaju Bridge in Isfahan, Iran. Its magnificent attractions are the four minaret-type piers, complete with observation decks, overlooking the Putrajaya Lake.
This unique bridge provides access to pedestrians, vehicles and a monorail, while its pier will be developed into a fine dining area with a place for boats to berth.
At the lakeside, you are able to rent a kayak or rowboat for a gentle cruise on the lake. The late afternoon or early evening, when the weather has cooled down, is the best time for this activity.
How to get there
Parkmay (Cityliner No. 868) comes every 20 minutes. The route is Sinar Kota-Komuter Serdang-Putrajaya-Cyberjaya. Sepang Omnibus (No. 536B) goes through Sepang-Banting-Dengkil-Cyberjaya-Putrajaya every 3 hours. Kelang-Banting Bus (No.131) follows Kelang-Banting-Dengkil-Cyberjaya-Putrajaya route every 2 hours. Sum Omnibus (No. 186) from Kajang Terminal Bus, UNITEN-Putrajaya and Cyberjaya runs every 1 – 2 hours. (Putrajaya Internal Nadi Putra bus services are available at 50 sen per ride).
Catch the ERL train towards the KLIA airport from KL’s Sentral station. Express Rail Link (ERL) Route: KL Sentral/Bandar Tasik Putrajaya/Cyberjaya/Salak Tinggi/KLIA Frequency : every half hour (peak hours) every hour (off peak hours).
The most convenient way to get there is to hire a car or a taxi for the day to better explore Putrajaya.
As the new administrative capital of Malaysia, there is a decent choice of 4-5-star accommodation but nothing else.