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Old Kuala Lumpur: East-West Connection

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1.5 hours
1 - 10 travelers
Booking notice
2 days
Standard price
RM 50.00

Stevie | Marie | Shah | Jane
I speak English

Join one of our tourist guides on the Old Kuala Lumpur: East-West Connection virtual tour. This is perfect for first timers to the city, students or for the curious who wish to get a better insight into the beginnings of this culturally-diverse city.

The tour takes you to the most historical and oldest areas of the city close to the confluence of two rivers, namely the colonial and asian quarters.

Your guide will regale you with stories about how these areas took shape, its inhabitants and the architecture of the area. You’ll be able to get first-hand, close-up look at some hidden treasures of this very special part of the city.

Enjoy an easy-to-understand introduction into the city's colourful history from its beginnings in the mid-19th century right up to its Independence. Trace the evolution of Kuala Lumpur via its architecture and stories about the local neighbourhoods and their inhabitants and their trade and beliefs.

During the virtual tour, you will hear fun tales about the people who contributed to the growth of the city; tales of sultans, chinese kapitans and colonial times. The backstreet murals are an added attraction, among the 30 other attractions to enjoy.

Muslim-friendly tourist guides available.

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Join one of our guides on the Old Kuala Lumpur: East-West Connection virtual tour

Listen to tales of sultans, Chinese Kapitans, and colonial times in an interactive Virtual 360° Tour around old Kuala Lumpur.

Watch old Kuala Lumpur come to life virtually with Jane Rai, or one of our tourist guides. Old Kuala Lumpur: East-West Connection uncover the secrets surrounding the city's oldest area by the riverbank, its historic attractions, community legacies and untold stories.

This exclusive Virtual Tour by Kuala Lumpur Heritage Walks and LokaLocal gives you a glimpse of 160 years of history in 90 minutes. See over 30 attractions, compare them with photos of bygone Kuala Lumpur, watch videos, and listen to stories of the city's colonial & asian influences.

Before the Tour

This virtual tour is hosted online. You will receive a link, username and password when you book.

Before joining the tour, please make sure you have a steady internet connection. Once you have booked, you will receive a link to the virtual tour, username and password.

Once you log in, you would see a button called "Start Session" at the top, which you can click to be connected to your local expert. We suggest logging in 10 minutes before the start of your slot.

Travel notes

1. Guests must have stable internet access for this experience
2. If you don't see a time available that works for you, please ask!
3. Once you have booked, you will receive a link, username and password to enter the virtual 360 tour. Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot.

Where we will meet

Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

How to get there

★★★★★ 4.7

6 Reviews
  • Nur F.
    Reviewed in September 2021

    This was definitely a novel experience for me, using 360 virtual maps hosted on lokalocal's site for the walk. I loved Ms Jane Rai's way of introducing KL to us by sharing with us how it got its name. The usage of old maps as well as archival photos as we walk through the streets enabled us to fully immerse ourselves in the experience. There were so many stories that I was not aware of no matter how frequent I visit KL in recent years (more for food and shopping nonetheless).

    As a history buff, I loved making the connections with information I already knew from my previous readings or sharings I attended. If you want something different from merely usage of ppt slides and videos - this is something not to miss! You could hear Ms Jane's enthusiasm and love for history through her sharing - our session was 2.5hrs long but it was not boring for me at all!

    Thank you for the experience Ms Jane!

  • Cze Y.
    Reviewed in July 2021

    This was our first virtual tour. Jane has certainly come up with with an interesting way to present KL even to locals. We have been on walking tours to this part of old KL and to do a virtual walk was a great extension of that experience. I liked the flashbacks to old photos to see how the building or street looked in the "old days". I liked even more the stories of historical figures who used to live or work there. Well done Jane!

  • Zamilla
    Reviewed in February 2021

    My teenage boys and I had our first virtual 360º tour experience with Lokalocal. We enjoyed the effortless tour led by Stevie and Jane. They were lively and fun.

    We were overjoyed to see breath taking aerial views of the cityfamiliar to us. In the past, we did many joy rides at this area in Kuala Lumpur’s only double-deck tour bus. Only, this time we were enjoying the views and stories on the city’s old buildings, historical streets and attractive murals from our home.

    We loved the spectacular images of each attraction featured in the East-West Connection tour, combined with videos and photos of bygone KL. We learned so much about our city’s past and present history that we knew little of. The guides kept us engaged with quizand answered all questions my boys had to complete their schoolwork on local history.

    A highly recommend tour for family. It is affordable. We fell more in love with the city made possible with the use of virtual reality technology and good storytelling.

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How to get there

We will meet online in a virtual tour live guided session. You will receive the link, username and password after your booking is confirmed. Please ensure that you have strong and stable internet connection.