Join me on a circular walking tour around Kuala Lumpur that brings to life the stories of its early settlers, from Chinese miners to British administrators. On a lively stroll via some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, I’ll show you how this humble jungle outpost transformed into a thriving settlement.
The tour begins at the oldest brick mosque in the city. From there we’ll pass by the old town's cricket field, where stuffy colonials would play a few games to unwind before drinks at the Selangor Club, and then pause at St Mary’s Cathedral where churchgoers would wear their Sunday best year-round, even in stifling heat. We’ll see the confluence of the city’s two rivers, learn about the rough and tumble life of early KL, and hear tales of Chinese miners’ secret gangs. Looping back through a shady row of rain trees, we’ll return to the Jamek Mosque. Along the way, you’ll get the chance to visit the Old Printing Press featuring a miniature gallery of KL's skyline, and the Textile Museum.
Let’s travel back in time to the Wild East and see what we can uncover!