Putrajaya was planned to be a garden city.
It was deliberately designed to see greeneries in abundance and where its citizens would have nature at their doorsteps, so to speak.
Such planning has seen Putrajaya developing into a city where nature is woven seamlessly into the urban fabric. The lake, wetlands system, the wooded areas and endless green corridors, as well as the promenade all add up to an urban nature sanctuary bar none, dare I say.
This means that Putrajaya has - inadvertently perhaps - turned into a heaven for cycling.
For, besides the Putrajaya Challenge Park which is now well on the way to becoming a "must ride" venue for every mtb enthusiast worth his salt, you also have the trails in the wetlands and the kilometers of promenade which offer interesting rides within cool, shaded environment with the sounds of insects and birds chirping in the background.
And, by the way, Putrajaya also hosts the monthly Putrajaya Critical Mass.
Enjoy some pics taken during my morning ride in Putrajaya Wetland today with three of my riding buddies: Pak Adib, his son Maher, and Maher's office colleague Henri.
Pak Adib and gang preparing for the ride
Cool, crisp morning air - fresh air!
The lone rider: being one with nature
Lake side wakaf stop
Tranquil, serene place for respite
Wildlife in the wetlands
Pak Adib: he walks, he cycles, and now he wants to sail too! Seen here looking longingly at a boat