Kuala Lumpur audio tour: Kuala Lumpur: City Highlights and Cultural Landmarks

Kuala Lumpur: City Highlights and Cultural Landmarks

Walking Tour

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60 mins
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1mi

About the Tour

Join me on an audio tour that’ll give you a deeper understanding of Malaysia’s cultural melting pot. We’ll stop in at the city's oldest places of worship: the Hindu Sri Mahamariamman Temple, the Taoist Sin Sze Si Ya Temple and the Jamek Mosque. They’re all overlooked gems that get much less attention than their more modern counterparts – and it's in their mix of beliefs, practices and even superstitions that you’ll discover what makes us Malaysians all “same same but different”.

Along the way, we’ll also walk by the counterfeit market on Chinatown’s Petaling Street and the Central Market Kuala Lumpur where you’ll find more authentic craftsmanship. You’ll have an opportunity to sample durian too, the notorious king of fruits and we’ll walk through what was the first settlement here. (It’s still a lively migrant area). Then there’s the point at the confluence of two rivers that gave Kuala Lumpur its name.

The tour lasts approximately one hour and ends near the Masjid Jamek LRT station.

Tour Producer

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Melissa Lua

Hello! Here's a little introduction of myself, your narrator. My name is Melissa. I'm an avid traveler with an interest in most anything human related. History, cultures, religion, art. It is through these audio tours that I hope I would be able to impart the little insights that I had gathered through years of living and traveling the different countries of the world. Do give my audio tours a go and Do follow my social media for informative "nerdy" updates!

Major Landmarks

  • Sri Mahamariamman Hindu temple

  • Chinatown

  • Sin Sze See Ya Chinese temple

  • Central Market

  • Old Market Square

  • Confluence of KL

  • Masjid Jamek (Jamek mosque)

Directions to Starting Point

If utilizing the MRT or LRT, head towards exit A of Pasar Seni station. Starting point would be next to a small field.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Kasturi walk street market, Ruang by Thinkcity, Kafe Old Market Square (recommend sampling the Nasi Lemak).

Best time of day

Morning would be best as it is usually cooler.
Please note that the chinese temple closes by 5pm.
Operating hours of temples may vary under the new SOP as the virus situation persists.

Precautions

Do mind your steps as pathways may be uneven. Do pay extra attention crossing the roads as vehicles may not prioritize pedestrians. Do keep your valuables out of sight.

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Kuala Lumpur: City Highlights and Cultural Landmarks