Water & Parks
The Putrajaya wetlands are deemed as the world’s largest fresh water man-made wetlands in the tropics. It has a total area of 170 hectares and consists of 24 wetland cells, Wetlands Park (Taman Wetland) and the other Wetlands areas and make up about 38% of the overall Putrajaya development.
The wetlands are maintained to improve quality of water entering the Putrajaya Lake, ensuring it meets the stringent international water quality standard established while at the same time it helps to mitigate flood by reduction of flood peak flow. It is also helping towards nature conservation, especially of endangered flora and fauna, focusing on scientific, biological and environmental research and education. The Wetland now is a wildlife sanctuary which attracts a huge variety of animals to the combined terrestrial-aquatic wetland environment. It provides recreation and the visitors can also enjoy a leisurely walk, jog or cycle along its bicycle track.
Putrajaya Lake is regarded as the jewel in the crown of the city. The 400-hectares lake was built by taking advantage of pre-existing topography to create a city with an island in the centre – the Core Island. A waterfront area with length of 38km was formed with the creation of the lake and Waterfront Retail at Precinct 8 is the first development within this area. The lake has become an attraction for the locals and internationals, and the lake held annual international events such as International Dragon Boat Race, World Cup Water Skiing Competition, and Putrajaya Sailing Week.