Mysteries of religion and culture 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 share with you the diversity of religions and cultures in Malaysia.
We are also enthusiastic to share the secrets 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 mysterious walk includes the following places of interest in  Old Kuala Lumpur City Centre:

- Kafeidian (Oldest Post Office)
- Merdeka 118
- The oldest Hindu Temple
- Petaling Street
- The oldest Taoist Temple
- Central Market
- The River of Life
- Independence Square
- Clock tower
- Royal Selangor Club
- St Mary Catheral
- Jamek Mosque


  • Meet and start at Kafeidian inside No.16, Jalan Panggong Kuala Lumpur(It is a cafe now) at 1700. 
  • Enjoy a local traditional Hainan coffee if you can make it 20 minutes earlier, and enjoy the oldies in the 1930'. 
  • Kuai Chai Hong. 
  • Stroll down the road passing by Sri Mariamman Temple (Hinduism) and Sin Sze Si YA Temple (Chinese Zodiac).
  • 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 (clock tower, St Mary Church, Royal Selangor Club and magistrate court), and also listen to the past glories of the British colonial period in Malaya.
  • Tour will be ended at Jamek Mosque (oldest Islamic mosque).
  • if you have joined the cultural walk in the morning, this is the best tour to continue to explore the different cultures and religions in Kuala Lumpur old town, 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 Kafeidian  inside at 1700 and arrive 20 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? (Kafeidian-please use waze to find exact location)
. By Grab/taxi-stop at the entrance
. By Lrt/Mrt - stop at Pasar Seni and walk about 5 minutes;
. By monorail - stop at Maharajalela and walk about 5 minutes.

How you recognize me? (David Tan)
Please come inside and you will see me wearing a Guru walk jacket (orange), or Malaysian Batik (colorful) shirt holding Guru walk card. or ask the workers for Guru walk. 

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 


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    16, Jalan Panggong, City Centre, 5015...
    16, Jalan Panggong, City Centre, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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    Meet and relax inside Kafei dian No.16, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur. I will be wearing a Guruwalk jacket (orange) or a batik shirt, and carry a Guru Walk card for you to recognize me easily. Thank you.

  • 1
    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.

  • 2
    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.

  • 3
    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.

  • 4
    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.

  • 5
    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.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Merdeka Square

    British colonial buildings, Independence square, Abdul Samad buildings. Royal Selangor Club, St Mary Church and Magistrate court.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Masjid Jamek

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

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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Neele 26 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
David was an amazing guide. We had such a good time. Already recommended the tour to several other people. thank you so much!
Chia & Ed 25 Feb 2024
San Jose

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
It’s an amazing and informative tour. David makes the complicated religions into various stories. I truly enjoy the tour.
Wendy 25 Feb 2024
New York

David was charming, jokes and lots of knowledge on the Indian religion. He kept it light and interesting. Good walking pace, but not enough time to wonder around and take additional pictures. All in all I enjoyed the tour very much. I’ll take another tour with him. All the best David.
Molly 23 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
We had a great evening exploring KL with David. We learnt a lot and would recommend this to everyone visiting KL 😁
Annika 20 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Thanks for this interesting and entertaining Tour trough Chinatown KL!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 25 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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