Kuala Lumpur Heritage Tour
Meet and greet at the hotel at 9.30 a.m. We will cover the following places of interest:
~ Jamek Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur and located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River
~ Dataran Merdeka or Independence Square situated in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It was here the Union Flag was lowered and the Malaysian flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on 31 August 1957. Since then, Dataran Merdeka has been the usual venue for the annual National Day Parade.
~ Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a late-nineteenth century building originally housed the offices of the British colonial administration, and was known simply as Government Offices in its early years. In 1974 it was renamed after Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time when construction began.
~ Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is a must stop for everyone who wants to Experience 360° of Kuala Lumpur! It serves as a Tourist Information Centre, where visitors can get a free copy of the Kuala Lumpur Walks & Tours Map and learn about Old Kuala Lumpur through prints, photos and architectural miniature models.
~ St. Mary's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Diocese of West Malaysia of the Anglican Church of the Province of South East Asia, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the Episcopal see of the Anglican Bishop of West Malaysia and the mother church of the diocese.
~ Sin Sze Si Ya Temple is a Chinese temple located at 14A Lebuh Pudu, close to the Central Market of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is built by Yap Ah Loy's for two deities who help guiding him during the Selangor Civil War. The temple is the oldest Taoist temple in the city.
~ Pasar Seni or Central Market is a centre for Malaysian culture, art and craft located in the heart of the city. As a building with significant historical value Central Market Kuala Lumpur has come a long way from its early beginning as a wet market
built in 1888 to a delightful destination for tourists, shoppers and art lovers.
~ The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1873, it is situated at edge of Chinatown in Jalan Bandar (formerly High Street). In 1968, a new structure was built, featuring the ornate 'Raja Gopuram' tower in the style of South Indian temples. From its inception, the temple provided an important place of worship for early Indian immigrants and is now an important cultural and national heritage.
~ Wet market, Pasar Chow Kit for fruits degustation
~ Kampung Baru is a traditional village in Kuala Lumpur city centre, where you can enjoy a day of strolling around wooden stilt homes and coconut and banana trees, against a backdrop of the city’s modern skyscrapers. Developed by the British in the 1890s, this unique landscape is heavily populated by the Malay community, offering visitors a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle that’s more commonly found in Malaysia’s rural states. Most of these colonial Malay houses have been around for over 100 years.
Petronas Twin Towers