It was a peaceful evening, the weather is not too hot nor is it too cold. It was perfect for an outing with a loved one, family or friends. So what would you do if you’re in Putrajaya on such a beautiful day? Romantic hi-tea Cruise Tasik Putrajaya does not sound like a very bad idea.
In fact, since the Picnic Boat (or better known as the Tubester) and the Perahu has just been introduced as part of the attractions at Cruise Tasik Putrajaya, it would be a terrific idea to spend your free time here and experience this new attraction yourself. That is, before the place gets more popular, attract more people from all over the country and you’ll be left out.
Hi-Tea Cruise Tasik Putrajaya
The Tubester (as pictured above) is a very cute, round-shaped picnic boat that can fit a maximum of 6 adults at one time.
Running on motor, you will need to pilot the Tubester yourself. However, don’t be alarmed, the motor can only go up to 20km/h. The shift to spin the Tubester to the right or to the left can be done easily and is very light. You can set out to the middle of the lake between the Cruise Tasik and the Seri Wawasan Bridge and let the water drift you slowly as you enjoy the scenery or chat with your company.
Would you like some food or drinks as you cruise in your Tubester and enjoy your hi-tea Cruise Tasik Putrajaya?
Actually, food and drinks are not included in the package. The food and drinks you see in my photos are actually self-prepared and brought to the cruise, along with the tablecloth. We had lots of fun eating Nasi Lemak, Mihun Goreng, Cupcakes and Traditional Kueh packed in the colorful tiffinayan. We drank, laughed, chit chat and took lots of photos in the Tubester. We also cleaned up after ourselves after the cruise and we DID NOT throw any rubbish or garbage into Putrajaya lake.
Please remember to clean up after yourself after your cruise session too.
Perahu Dondang Sayang
Apart from the Tubester, there’s also the Perahu (a traditional-shaped boat) called the Dondang Sayang.
Fitting 4 adults in the perahu, it has a curtained roof and a more luxurious and intimate feeling. There’s also a curtainless perahu that can fit 6 adults at one time. The Perahu also runs on motor but there will be a “professional” who pilots it for you, so you do not have to worry about rowing the perahu or sitting under the sun. Food will be prepared for you if you choose the perahu ride.
There is another boat, called the Lepa-Lepa that is offered as a ride at Cruise Tasik Putrajaya. However, we did not ride this boat and I did not get the chance to take any photos of this boat. The boat is described as a single-mast sailing boat for the Bajau Laut or the Sea Gypsies of Sabah. The Lepa-Lepa can accommodate up to 10 people. You may see more of it at this link.
Prices and Operation Hours
Tubester : RM50 for 30-minutes ride
Perahu Dondang Sayang : Adult RM40 (RM20 with MyKad), Child RM26 (RM12 with MyKad)
Lepa-Lepa : Adult RM40 (RM20 with MyKad), Child RM26 (RM12 with MyKad)
Open from : Monday – Friday : 11am – 6.30pm, Saturday/ Sunday/ Public Holiday : 10am – 7pm
Cruise Tasik Putrajaya Jeti Putra, Jambatan Putra, Presint 1, 62200 Putrajaya, Malaysia. Tel : +6 03 - 8888 5539 Website : Cruise Tasik Putrajaya