Explore the Old Kuala Lumpur City Centre

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.
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  Old Kuala Lumpur City Centre:

- Chan She Shu Yuan
- Merdeka 118
- Razak 106
- Guan Yin Temple
- Chinese Assembly Hall
- The oldest post office and oldest television
- The oldest Hindu Temple
- The oldest Chinese Temple
- Central Market
- The oldest Malay Mosque
- The River of Life
- Milestone and clock tower at the old city center


  • Meet and start at Chan She Shu Yuan Kuala Lumpur at 1700 t
  • Historical Gurdwara Sahib Polis (Sikh Temple), Kuai Chai Hong and oldest post office in China Town. 
  • Stroll down the road passing by Sri Mariamman Temple (mythologies of Hinduism) and Sin Sze Si YA Temple (Chinese Zodiac and calendar).
  • Central market- best place for local food and souvenirs.
  • Love to share with you a popular Malay song 'Rasa Sayang' and dance at River of Life.
  • Stop for artistic photos at the Independent Square, and to listen to the past glories of the British colonial period in Malaya.
  • We will end the tour at Clock Tower.
  • This is the Best tour to know the basics knowledges  of different cultures and religions in Kuala Lumpur that you can never miss, and we are the only one to brief you secrets and legends inside the Ancestor Hall and Temple, please book now to avoid disappointment.

Please bring your sunglasses, hat, umbrella and water in case you need.
No worries about the rain as we can always stop at the walkways or inside the temple.
Hence, we will proceed with the tour unless it rains heavily.

Please meet me at Chan She Shu Yuan inside at 1700 and arrive 15 minutes earlier if you can make it .
Please call me if you cannot make it, or modify your booking as soon as possible.

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? (David Tan)
Please come inside and you will see me wearing a Malaysian Batik (colourful) shirt holding Tour Guru 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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    Meet and relax inside Chan She Shu Yuan and I will be wearing batik shirt, with my badge holding a Guru Walk card. Thanks

  • 1
    Entrance not included
    Chan She Shu Yuen Clan Ancestral Hall

    Discover the unique contrast of old and new inside this heritage building. Entrance fee of RM5 for the building fund.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Kwai Chai Hong

    It was a notorious district which brings us back to 1920s, where most Chinese immigrants settled down here for a living.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    River of Life

    76 Chinese Immigrants landed here 170 years ago, and started to develop Kuala Lumpur after working in the tin mine. Love to share with you a popular Malay song 'Rasa Sayang' and dance.

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    Free admission
    Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple

    We will share with you some interesting stories and mythologies of God Shiva, Parvati, Ganesh and Muruga (the huge statue at Batu Cave). Need to take off the shoes and pay RM1 at the entrance. Ladies must cover shoulder and legs before entering the temple.

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    Free admission
    Central Market (Pasar Seni)

    enjoy variety of delicious local food and bring home traditional souvenirs like batik shirt and pewter in this market built in 1888.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

    The oldest Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur, built by Yap Ah Loy in 1864. Learn the Chinese Zodiac and calendar here.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Gurdwara Sahib Polis

    unique religion and temple in Kuala Lumpur

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Old Post Office (Pejabat Lama Pos Malaysia)

    oldest post office and tv set used 100 years ago.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Merdeka Square

    British colonial buildings, Independence square, Abdul Samad buildings.

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Masjid Jamek

    tour ending at the oldest Islamic mosque in Kuala Lumpur (1909)

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Guan Yin Temple ( Jalan Maharajalela)
  • 12
    Outside visit
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Old Post Office (Pejabat Lama Pos Malaysia)

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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Thorsten 02 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
David hat uns das multikulturelle Kuala Lumpur mittels der Geschichte der Stadt und dem friedlichen Miteinander der unterschiedlichen Bevölkerungsgruppen anhand der ältesten Tempel und Gedenkstätten anschaulich nahegebracht. Vielen Dank, David, für dieses Erlebnis und das gemeinsame Singen des traditionellen malaysischen Lieds am Fluss.
Royston 31 Aug 2023

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
Great walk would recommend and rebook
Laura 29 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
David hace un recorrido ameno y es atento para que puedas entender la historia que el te explica, pero al final del tour te impone cuál es el mínimo que le tienes que dejar cuando es un free tour, que lo especifique de antemano así la gente puede elegir si quiere ir no, porque los free tour son libres de dejar lo que cada uno considere.
Andrea 28 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
We loved the walking tour with David. A lot of interesting facts. Full of knowledge and very professional. Recommended 100%
Sacha 28 Aug 2023

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
Really enjoyed! Went to sites not typically advertised
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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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