Explore the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Perak and the cultural heritages she conceals.
Kuala Kangsar is the cultural cradle of Perak, and has been the home to Perak’s royal family since the 18th century. Overshadowed by the neighbouring Ipoh and Taiping, the sleepy town hides a treasure trove of hidden cultural heritages that define Malaysia's culture today.
In this experience, we will venture through the heritage town, and meet craftsmen that have kept their traditions alive such as the keris maker, golden thread weavers, iron craftsmen, tengkolok headdress maker, labu sayong potters (you can even try moulding one), and kekabu cotton makers. We'll also visit some of the landmarks around town, and have delicious local food.
Arrive in Kuala Kangsar / Bukit Chandan and begin tour
We will be going around the city, along the way stopping by at some craftsmen's homes including:
- Keris Making (traditional Malay weapon)
- Traditional Iron Art
- Kekabu Making (with homemade souvenir to bring home)
- Tekad Art (golden threading)
- Tengkolok Diraja (traditional headdress of royalty)
Lunch (Local Food)
Experience the royal food heritage in Kuala Kangsar.
Labu Sayong Pottery Making
Labu Sayong is the traditional water pitcher with a distinct shape, beloved as a cottage industry in the town of Kuala Kangsar . Believed to have been inspired by the gourd, its clay exterior is said to keep the water cool and make it taste better.
You will watch how the potters mould this beautiful pitcher from clay, then you will sit at the potter's wheel to craft one too.
Victoria Bridge / Karai Old Town
Warung Laksa Traditional
The laksa here is known for its unique Telur Sarang (or 'Nest-Like' Egg). Closed on Thursday & Friday
KL Sentral Station, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaHow to get there
From Kuala Kangsar: If you are driving there on your own, meet at the location specified. From Kuala Lumpur: If you are departing from Kuala Lumpur, meet at KL Sentral, at the entrance opposite KL Hilton. See add-on to book 10-seater transportation. You will depart at 7.00 am.