[Updated 27 December 2021]
Everyone could use some fresh air, especially when we've been cooped up at home for a long period of time! And if you're looking to stretch your legs, go for a picnic, or simply have a change of scenery, it's high time you head to Taman Saujana Hijau located in Putrajaya. This park that's one of Putrajaya's 10 beautiful public parks (including the popular Taman Putra Perdana, Taman Botani, Taman Wetland and more) will make you feel like you've been transported overseas!
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Taman Saujana Hijau: European-Style Park
Taman Saujana Hijau is located in Presint 11, comprising a hilly area that's been landscaped beautifully. Entrance to the park is free and you're bound to be blown away by what you find at this public garden that stretches out over 47 hectares of land.
With pine trees, rolling hills, wooden fencing and exotic flowers, this garden is famous for recreational use like jogging as well as leisurely outings like picnics or wedding photoshoots. There's a 2.8km jogging track that stretches throughout the park, with plenty of smaller pathways and sections that branch off for you to explore. As the area is very hilly, you'll want to wear comfortable shoes to walk around!
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The garden is sectioned into themed gardens, namely a European Garden, a Chinese-style Garden and an English Garden. The thought and care that went into picking the plants and trees for the park really shows, as you'll see things that are not usually common sights in our parts of the world, such as sunflowers, lovely English-style flower beds and creeper plants, and juniper trees. It gives the look of being in a highland retreat (even though in reality it's still regular Malaysian weather, so do come early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the heat! ?).
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Parking is free, with the park open from 7am to 7pm daily. For those heading to there for a picnic, you can opt for one of the gazebos that lie around the park, but for the maximum aesthetic and picnic feels, bring a picnic blanket and lay it out in one of the open areas of your choosing - many people like setting up in the English Garden given it has some of the prettiest spots ? Bring some yummy finger food and cold drinks and you'll be all set.
Open daily; 7AM - 7PM
Jalan P11, Presint 11, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia