Cultural Walk In Kuala Lumpur Old Town

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: David
Quality Verified Registered on May 02, 2023

Hello! My name is David and I am a licensed guide in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Join my walking tour in Kuala Lumpur China Town will bring you a great memory and satisfaction from my beautiful city!

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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

Tour description

We are a group of Malaysian licensed tour guides working for more than 10 years in the tourism industry, we are glad to be your tour guru and enthusiastic to share with you the diversity of religions and cultures in Malaysia.
We are also eager to share the secrets and legends of our heritage buildings and temples with you in 135 minutes cultural walk.
Our passions and profession will ensure you enjoy the cultural walk through the eyes of a local guide.
The cultural walk includes the following places of interest in  Kuala Lumpur old town:

- Chan She Shu Yuan
- Merdeka 118
- Razak 106
- Guan Yin Temple
- Chinese Assembly Hall
- The oldest post office 
- The oldest Hindu Temple
- Central Market
- The oldest Chinese Temple
- The oldest Malay Mosque
- The River of Life- Kuala Lumpur

Let's start exploring Merdeka 118 tower in Chan she shu yuan ancestor hall, and we will tell you how we communicate with our ancestor without email and handphone.

 Then we will pass by Gurdwara Sahib Sikhs Temple, Kuai Chai Hong and also taste the Malaysian favourite 'Nasi Lemak' at the oldest post office in Kuala Lumpur while listening to oldies and stories of Chinese Immigrants over a hundred years ago.

During one of our stops at Sri Mariamman Temple and Shin si ya Temple, we will show you inside and tell you some mythologies and stories of the two great religions in the world.

We may stop at Central Market for a 'Durian Ice Cream' if you wish to try the King of Fruit in Malaysia.

We would like to share with you a popular Malay song 'Rasa Sayang' at River of Life.
Lastly, we will end our tour at The River of Life and suggest that you may continue your exploration further to King Palace and Batu Cave from here.

During the itinerary, we will be happy to share with you some of the best-kept secrets of our home-town and will be happy to answer any doubts/questions that you may have.

Please bring your sunglasses, hat, umbrella and water in case you need.

Please meet me at Chan She Shu Yuan inside at 0930
and arrive 15 minutes earlier if you can make it .Please call me if you arrive late.
We will proceed with the tour even if it is raining as we can always stop at the walkways or inside the temple, unless it rains  heavily. 

How to get there? ( Chan She Shu Yuan)
. By Grab/taxi--stop at the entrance
. By Lrt/Mrt - stop at Pasar Seni and walk about 10 minutes;
. By monorail - stop at Maharajalela and walk about 5 minutes.

How you recognise me? (Direction Guide)
Please come inside and you will see me wearing a Malaysian Batik (colorful) shirt holding  Guru Walk card.
Please modify or cancel your booking in advance if you cannot make it so that neither the group nor the guide will have to wait for you, and also make room for other walkers who wish to book for this popular tour in Kuala Lumpur.
P/S We are the only one to bring you inside the Ancestor Hall and Hindu Temple, and you will understand better about the difference of ancestor hall and a temple. So join us in this wonderful tour to bring you a great memory in Kuala Lumpur now.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    172, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 500...
    172, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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    I wear colorful batik shirt and carry my tourist guide badge and guru walk card for you to recognize me easily.

  • 1
    Entrance not included
    Chan She Shu Yuan ansestor hall KL118

    Entrance fee for the building fund is Malaysian Ringgit 5 (1 euro) only.

  • 2
    Free admission
    Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

    Before entering the temple, all need to take off the shoes and pay RM1 each at the entrance; ladies must cover your shoulders and legs, or 'sari' is provided free for you.

  • 3
    Free admission
    Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

    Discover your Chinese Zodiac for the current year which may be prosperous to you.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    River of Life

    Discover the origin of Kuala Lumpur, and know how Malay, Chinese and Indian were working together in different territories. Tour ended here.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Masjid Jamek

    Oldest Islamic Mosque at Kuala Lumpur where we can learn to sing a Malay popular song 'Rasa Sayang' here.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Kwai Chai Hong

    see the life style of the old China Town back to 1920s.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Gurdwara Sahib Polis

    Oldest Sikhs Temple in Kuala Lumpur

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Central Market (Pasar Seni)

    Built in 1888, now a market for local food and souvenirs.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Old Post Office (Pejabat Lama Pos Malaysia)

    Malay Nasi Lemak and local Hainan coffee

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Merdeka 118

    second tallest building in the world

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Guan Yin Temple ( Jalan Maharajalela)

    One of the oldest Taoist Temple

  • 12
    Outside visit

    Iconic building in the Razak Center Exchange

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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Sue Khoo 20 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
We had an awesome tour with David! He is a very passionate storyteller and knows the hidden corners of interest in downtown KL Chinatown area, which to the uninitiated may be just rows of old shophouses but when he led with the stories, these places were brought back to life. We also enjoyed the little sojourn for a cuppa Hainanese coffee in an authentic place that we wouldn’t have known to go by ourselves. He is very well versed on the local cultural practices and explains very well the historical significance of each place. A truly well enjoyed tour which we would highly recommend.
Renato 10 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
The tour was nice to get to know some aspects of KL chinatown (it's not an actual general tour in KL). The rhythm can be improved, maybe spending less time in some places and visiting a bit more.
Thomas O. 04 Nov 2023

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Travelled in family - Nov 2023
Great informative and fun tour with nicest guide David
Juan 30 Oct 2023
Santiago de Querétaro

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
He is very well prepared and he enjoy with pasion to talk about his country, Malasia !! Thank you!
Eddie 19 Sep 2023
Hong Kong

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
After everyone paid the tip, he told us the tour was actually worth around MYR250 to MYR300 with reference to a private tour. I was surprised and I wonder why he doesn't go to guide a private tour, instead of staying here to suffer from the income loss? Please respect the free walking tour.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 30 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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