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 (Direction 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:

Join the Most Captivating Chinatown Tour in Kuala Lumpur

-Discover the wonders and mysteries of cultures and religions
-Taste traditional Hainanese coffee
-Shoot artistic, amazing photos incorporating the old and new
-Stroll down KL’s famous Chinatown Petaling Street
-Dare step into the Little Demon Alley?
-View the architecture of a historic Moorish-style place of         worship
-Appreciate colourful, intricate carvings at the oldest Hindu     temple
-Visit a 100+ year-old church in KL’s city centre
-Find out about the history of the oldest Taoist temple in KL
-Sing/dance by the Klang River to a riveting Malay song with kompang

A kaleidoscope of history, culture, religion, people and sites
An awakening feast for the senses

Soft whisper: Let’s see who can answer our 3 most baffling questions during the tour. Prizes for those who can guess correctly.

Places to Visit
-KafeiDian (Hainanese kopitiam in 110-year-old Post Office)
-Merdeka 118 – second tallest building in the world
-Kwai Chai Hong – Little Demon Alley
-Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
-Petaling Street, famous walking street of Chinatown
-Sin Sze Si Ya Temple built by Kapitan Yap Ah Loy
-Pasar Seni (Central Market) arts and crafts
-The River of Life, song and dance
-Merdeka (Independence) Square
-Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Mosque
-The Clock Tower – relic of colonial past
-St Mary’s Cathedral
-The Royal Selangor Club

Note: Due to the unpredictable weather, delays, etc, list of places to visit may be changed, replaced or omitted. Tour members have agreed to do so at their own risk. Guides and our organisers shall not be held responsible for any injury, form of loss, serious or otherwise. Guests are advised to be punctual, take good care of their belonging and follow the advice of guide at all times for their safety and enjoyment.

What to bring: Sunglasses, hat, umbrella, bottle of water + a big smile
What to wear: Light, comfortable clothes and good pair of shoes. Use sun block for sensitive skin
Where, when to meet: 16:45 sharp at KafeiDian, Jalan Pangggong. You will see Guruwalk card at the entrance, please enter Kafeidian and ask for David Tan/Ooi from Guruwalk with blue cap. We will be seated inside Kafeidian at a strategic table waiting for you.
Start of tour: 17:00 (please arrive at 16:45 (15 minutes earlier) as a courtesy to other guests and for your enjoyment so that the tour can start on time. Or else, you might miss the coffee
Length of tour: 2 hours 15 minutes
Late, change of plan: Contact David Tan +6012 2153296    
Options: Extension of tour, dinner, drinking coffee from a claypot, etc – upon request and the agreement of guests and guide.

Charges and tipping: There is no set price for Guruwalk. Each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he/she considers appropriate ranging from 10 to 50 Euros depending on the satisfaction of the tour.
(10 euros =ringgit Malaysia 52)

How to get there: Waze KafeiDian,Jalan Panggong Kuala Lumpur city center
By Grab/Taxi - stop at entrance
By LRT/MRT - stop at Pasar Seni, 5-minutes walk
By Monorail - stop at Maharajalela, 5-minutes walk 

Identifying your guide: Male or female guide wearing a guruwalk jacket or batik with a light blue Guru walk /Direction Guide cap, carry a Guruwalk card. Ask KafeiDian staff for Guruwalk or David Tan/ Ooi /Han

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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, 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. Tour will be ended at 0 milestone here.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Masjid Jamek

    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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Sara 11 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
David has a big knowlege and it is a very interesting to listening him. You can hear and learn a lot of interesting things about Malaysian history. If you choose David as your private guide you will not regret! Thank you David one more time.
Esmee 08 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Mr Ooi guided us along interesting sites in Chinatown KL. He knew a lot about the Malay culture and different religions. He took cute pictures of us and gave nice recommendations.
Mandy 06 Jun 2024
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Excellent guide
David 05 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Highly recommend David! Had really good experience cause the tourist spots are close to each other and we were given really detailed info about Malaysia. Also I really liked that they offered to take picture of us all the time, really good for solo travellers 👍
Dulitha 04 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Guide took us to some cool places, took photos for us with his fancy camera and had a lot of interesting anecdotes. Also gave a lot of recommendations for local eats.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 18 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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