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Free tour

Kuala Lumpur (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

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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. There's also the joy of relaxing after a long hot humid day and getting to know other tourists better! If you want more history and details, read up more on the other tours offered below!

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Route


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

  • The River of Life Lookout Point; see the river (surprise surprise) come to life!
  • Pasar Seni Central Market; be amazed at its transformation from a wet market, to a centre of arts and culture!
  • The Sri Maha Mariamman Temple; the oldest Hindu temple in KL!
  • 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 bars; just where are they?!


I also recommend going for a sunset view (weather pending) at Vertigo, which is a rooftop place located inside Banyan Tree Hotel. Just make sure to get a Grab taxi to the meeting point after, well before the tour starts at 8pm!


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


We will start the tour at the Masjid Jamek Lookout Point @ River of Life (see map).

You will know when you are there; the river should be illuminated with blue lights and steam coming out from the sides of the river!! That's the waterfront show that goes on until midnight.

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.
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How to get there (by Grab taxi)


You can get to the meeting point via Grab taxi, which you can book by first downloading the Grab app on your phone!

Choose "River of Life" as your destination! The river bridge lookout point is only a few metres walk from there. Do not choose "KL River of Life". That is a different destination, although it's quite close to the meeting point anyway.

When in doubt, you can always put "Hotel Avenue J" as your destination, which is also very close.

Traffic may be heavy, so please plan your journey accordingly.


IMPORTANT: Sometimes, it takes up to 10-20 minutes to wait for a regular 4-seater Grab once you've booked it, and that's before you account for the time to get to the meeting point.

Therefore:
(1) I recommend booking a Grab at around 7.30pm unless if you happen to be closer to the meeting point!
(2) You can also book a 4-seater plus (a more spacious car) or a 6-seater, and the wait should be much shorter! Note that this obviously means the ride costs more.
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How to get there (by train)


You can also take the LRT train to Masjid Jamek LRT, which is the closest train station to the meeting point.

You can reach it via the Kelana Jaya line (KJ13; ruby colour), or the Ampang-Sri Petaling line (AG7/SP7; brown-orange colour). You will have to interchange if you start on other train lines.

On Google Maps, put your starting point as "Masjid Jamek LRT", and put your destination as "Masjid Jamek Lookout Point @ River of Life".

It should be a 5 minute walk to the meeting point!

However, if you are worried about navigating with public transport and/or by foot, I recommend taking a Grab instead!
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The weather


Please check the weather forecast to see if there will be heavy rain or thunderstorm. If the forecast says so, I will let you know at least 30-60 minutes before the tour (if not earlier) on 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, although most forecasts should say the same!

Generally, the rule of thumb is that if it's very bright and/or hot during the morning, expect rain during the afternoon and/or evening onwards.
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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?! :)

https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/47313-kl-introductory-tour-the-malaysian-experience

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.

https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/46155-kuala-lumpur-from-ground-up

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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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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    River of Life, Leboh Pasar Besar, Kua...
    River of Life, Leboh Pasar Besar, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    View on map

    Our meeting point is at the Masjid Jamek Lookout Point @ River of Life. I will be carrying a bright rainbow umbrella, and wearing either a white or striped T-shirt!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    River of Life
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Central Market (Pasar Seni)
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Sri Mahamariamman Temple
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Petaling Street Market
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Ray Satay
  • 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

4.90
Excellent
(197 ratings)
By category
Professionalism
4.84
Fun
4.85
Expression
4.87
Quality
4.77
Route
4.79
Allison 16 Jul 2024
Hong Kong

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
I was quite disappointed by the tour. During the tour, too many random attendants joined the tour and made it into a group that was too large to manage. Also, we didn't get to learn about the Malaysian culture and lifestyle as the guide was not very engaged with the tour. Basically, it was just the attendants talking and sharing their life stories.
Wendy 12 Jul 2024
Hong Kong

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Hakim is the best and so knowledgeable! The tour was so much fun and a great way to meet people. The whole group even went to a bar at the end to hang out. What a great social event!
Shamni 11 Jul 2024
Melbourne

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Was a great way to try some more local stalls and fruits that I was hesitant to go to. Accommodated our dietary needs. Was a fun night out. Thanks 😃
Christine 03 Jul 2024
Phoenix

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Definitely an experience to do!
Katrín 30 Jun 2024
Reykjavík

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
I recommend this tour to everyone who visit Kuala Lumpur. Hakim is very professional, funny and smart. I really enjoyed this tour and I would definitely do it again someday 🫶🏻
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Pets
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
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