PUTRAJAYA WETLANDS

 

 

TAMAN WETLAND

MALAYSIA

 

 

 

Covering a total area of 335 hectares, the wetland environment comprises Taman Wetland (138 hectares) and the wetland areas (197 hectares). One of the more popular tourist attractions in Putrajaya, the wetlands consist of 24 wetland cells built along the arms of the Chua and Bisa rivers. Marshes and swamps were developed in these cells by transplanting more than 70 species of wetland plants from the Putrajaya Wetland Nursery. Twenty-four species of indigenous fish were later introduced into the wetland cells to enhance their biological diversity and the list keeps on increasing.

 

A good starting point to explore Putrajaya Wetlands is to visit Taman Wetland. As the gateway to the wetlands area, Taman Wetland houses a Nature Interpretation Centre and a 25 meters high look-out tower which offers a bird's eye view of Putrajaya and the view is simply breathtaking. Within this place of interest in Putrajaya, there are two marked trails with interpretative boards, a flamingo pond, picnic areas and other public amenities to be fully enjoyed by visitors.

 

Taman Wetland is also a wildlife sanctuary, attracting a wide variety of animals to the combined terrestrial-aquatic wetland environment. Several species of local marshland birds and water birds including the Little Egret, the Little Green Heron and Cinnamon Bittern and migratory birds from Northern Hemisphere have been spotted here. A pair of binoculars will come in handy for bird watching and bird-watchers should not miss the opportunity to visit here. Visitors to the park can also enjoy a leisurely walk, jog or cycle along its bicycle track and the atmosphere here is one full of calmness.

 

In the Nature Interpretation Centre, there is a souvenir shop, a wetland diorama, wetlands handicraft displays, an AV room and the Wetland Cafe. The Centre, being the focal point for public education on ecotourism, provides information about the wetland plant bed filtration system, conservation of wetland habitats and also focuses on the uses of wetland products and this is the best place to buy souvenirs in Putrajaya. Your travel to Malaysia will not be complete if do not pay a visit to some of the most remarkable attractions seen here at Putrajaya.

 

Putrajaya Wetlands, believed to be the largest constructed freshwater wetlands in the tropics, is the first one of its kind in Malaysia. Where geology, hydrology and biology have created natural wetlands, the Putrajaya Wetlands carved out from rubber and oil palm plantations is the result of human ingenuity and technology and the short period of time taken to built this is definitely remarkable and an achievement in itself. The  opening  hours  of Putrajaya Wetlands to the  public  are  from  9.00 am - 6.00 am daily.

 

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