KL Night Tour: The Nightlife!

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Hakim
Quality Verified Registered on April 17, 2023

I have always been a sucker for travelling. From exploring my own home country, to solo-traveling most parts of Europe (especially Edinburgh and Scotland more generally), it makes me realise all the more that there's just so much out there in the world! Thanks to free walking tours, I have been able to see and appreciate things much more than I would have without these tours. Otherwise, I would have walked right past them! I wish to show everyone checking out my home turf what Malaysia and its people are like, and make it as fun as all the other tours I've ever been on! Attractions, hidden gems, food, drinks, shopping, nature, culture, history, tips and tricks; I've got it all under my sleeve!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Selamat datang (welcome)!

You might have explored Kuala Lumpur (KL) during the day, but what does the capital city behold at night?!

Watch the city become more charming than it already is! See the lights showcase the buildings, the markets, the parks and rivers! Witness the people make KL at night as vibrant and lively as daytime! Please, take as many photos of the sunset and nighttime, as you please...

This tour is mainly about food and drinks, and KL at nighttime in general; if you want history, you have my day tour (see more below!)

Feeling hungry and thirsty? Well, this tour is just for you... (you can have some light food before, but be sure to save some room for dinner!!)

I'll cover the following below:

  • What are my tours like?
  • Route
  • Meeting point
  • How to get there
  • The weather
  • Other tours


What are my tours like?

I love history, I love details, I'm a nerd... but even when I join free walking tours in your city, it's very likely I can't remember all the details! I'm sure it's the same for you too; no stress.

I understand everyone is looking for different things when doing free walking tours. Just let me know what you personally prefer in these tours and what your expectations are, but bear in mind that I will also have to cater to the whole group too. I will tell a good amount of details that I think is enough and relevant!

Ask me any questions if you want me to tell you even more information and stories about certain things (more than happy to do so!!), or if you simply want me to repeat what I said. I'll even share you a document that covers our stops in much more detail, and you can read up more on them after the tours. You can also translate them, if English is not your first language.

Remember, this is a night tour and my focus is ultimately on getting the feel of the city at night, the food and the drinks. If you want more details in your tour, read up more on the other tours offered below!



Within 2.5 hours, we will cover some highlights such as:

  • Food; enjoy street food at night, and have some signature Malaysian delicacies such as satay!
  • Petaling Street and Chinatown; humble, yet bustling with lots of foods, street art, and temples!
  • Historical hidden bar-spotting; just where are they?!

I recommend going for a sunset view (weather pending) at Vertigo, which is a rooftop place located inside Banyan Tree Hotel. You can take the grab to Chinatown after that before the start of the tour!

If you want to explore other parts of the city at sunset or nighttime before the night tour, why not check out:
Vertigo @ Banyan Tree Hotel; See above.
KL Petronas Twin Towers; Formerly the world's tallest building! The best view is from the Arch Bridge in the KLCC Park.
Saloma Bridge; Named after the famous Malaysian-Singaporean singer, who is sometimes known as the "Marilyn Monroe of South East Asia".
The River of Life Lookout Point; see the river (surprise surprise) come to life!
Thean Hou Temple; see one of the largest temples in South East Aasia with all its lanterns!

You will not need to buy any tickets prior to this tour.

Meeting point

We will start the tour in front of the Guan Di Temple, which is located in Chinatown (see map).

I will be there with a bright rainbow umbrella, wearing either a white or striped T-shirt.

It is recommended for you to be there 5-10 minutes early before the tour starts! If you are going to arrive later, please let me know and I'll share with you our live location. Otherwise, we will have to start the tour on time.

How to get there

You can get to the meeting point via Grab taxi. Download the Grab app on your phone, and put "Guan Di Temple" as your destination!

You can also take the LRT/MRT train, and the closest train station is Pasar Seni LRT (KJ14) or Pasar Seni MRT. However, if you are worried about navigating with public transport, I recommend taking a Grab instead!

Traffic can be heavy, so I highly recommend booking Grab much earlier than usual, or take the LRT train to beat the traffic.

The weather

Please check the weather forecast to see if there will be rain or thunderstorm. If the forecast of the day says rain or thunderstorm, I will let you know 30-60 minutes before whether the tour will continue, and if so, whether you need to bring an umbrella or poncho. You can also choose another day too.

You can go to weather.com and find the forecast of KL there!

Other tours

No two tours in the same, even the same city!

If you are interested in a tour that takes place in the day that covers history in more detail, why not consider my day tour?! :)


I recommend doing both the day tour and the night tour! Please message me if you want to ask more about it :)

...and if you want to know even way more about the stories and history of KL, why not check out this excellent historical tour by my good colleague, Ian? 3.5 hours will pass by before you know it, and even then, you think that won't be enough! First come, first served.



Please let me know if you need help modifying or cancelling bookings.

Excited?! I know I am! Book away, and I can't wait to see all of you there.

Jaga diri (take care)!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    168, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, ...
    168, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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    Our meeting point is in front of the Guan Di Temple, which is located in Chinatown. I will be carrying a bright rainbow umbrella, and wearing either a white or striped T-shirt!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Guan Di Temple
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Sri Mahamariamman Temple
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Petaling Street Market
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ray Satay
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Lorong Petaling 2
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Kwai Chai Hong

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Joey 07 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
This was one of the best night tours I have ever been on, and a perfect intro to Kuala Lumpur. You will get a great overview of the city, enjoy some good food and drink and hang out with other travellers plus the ridiculously charismatic and personable Hakim! It is a must-do when you get to KL!
Ahmed 07 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Amazing Tour, so knowledgeable and brings great energy to the tour
Andrea 04 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Hakim is your go-to guy in KL! 10/10 experience 🤩
Maximilian 03 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Such a great, free and chill tour with all the informations you need! Hakim is just the best
Julian 02 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Best tour guide ever!!! Without a doubt.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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