This walking tour of old Kuala Lumpur takes you back to the British colonial era and features historical sites built when Malaysia was called MALAYA and life was lived at a much more leisurely pace. These buildings reveal a variety of influences and fit comfortably into modern Kuala Lumpur, serving as a pleasant demonstration of the vibrant cultural mix that typifies Malaysia.
Some of the highlights include: the famous cricket field and the Royal Selangor Club aka ‘the Spotted Dog’ with its Tudor-style architecture; the St Mary Anglican Church (dating back to 1894), host to a number of notable visitors including HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall; the Old Theatre where concerts and plays still take centre stage; and the majestic Sultan Abdul Samad Building – named after the 4th Sultan of Selangor – which once served as Kuala Lumpur’s administrative secretariat.
The tour includes a visit to the Textile Museum and a stop en route at the confluence of the Klang & Gombak Rivers, the birthplace of Kuala Lumpur. At the Old Market Square you will learn about Yap Ah Loy, the 3rd chief tan of Kuala Lumpur and how he shaped the city from what it was to where it is today.
The tour ends with a visit to the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery to see where the city began through a tribute to Yap Ah Loy, Frank Swettenham, Sultan Abdul Samad and John Russell.
English speaking guide and entrance fee to KL City Gallery
2 adults per order
The meeting point for this tour is the Masjid Jamek LRT Station. Landmark Burger King on the Masjid Jamek side. Tour departs at 9.30 am. Please arrive at the meeting point 5-10 minutes early so we can depart on time.
If you have a group or family please contact us for reduced prices. For example, the price comes down to RM 110 per person for a group of four adults.
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