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Old Kuala Lumpur: Chinatown Cultural Walk

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

Take a heritage walk virtually from the comfort of your home. Enjoy 360° bird's-eye views of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown.

Join one of our tourist guides on the fascinating Old Kuala Lumpur: Chinatown Cultural Walk. The virtual tour takes you to one of the city’s historical and oldest section namely Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, located southeast of the confluence of two rivers. This area has rich past of a diverse society that exists till today.

The tour is a great introduction into the beginnings of Chinatown’s mix community and is perfect for first timers to the city, or for the curious who wish to get a better insight into the rich history, culture and tradition of the area.

Many of the Malaysian Chinese now living and working in Chinatown are descendants of migrants who came to Kuala Lumpur in the 1850s to work as tin miners, merchants, and farmers. Many of the migrants settled on the eastern banks of the Klang River in what was then deep, mosquito-ridden forest.

In today’s Chinatown, history and modernity exist side by side. Some of the pre-war architecture remains and many of the renovated buildings that now house stylish cafés and guesthouses still have their original façades and have retained their character and charm.

Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown is also known for its street markets and food stalls. Your guide will give you an insight into the traditional trades, businesses, and cuisine of a community that has existed in Kuala Lumpur for centuries. You’ll learn about the culture and traditions of the Malaysian Chinese, Indians and Sikhs living in the area.

During the virtual tour, you will hear fun tales about the people who contributed to the growth of the city; tales of chinese migrants, diverse society and traditional trades. Enjoy the colourful backstreet murals among the 30 other attractions.

Muslim-friendly tourist guides available.

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Watch old Kuala Lumpur come to life virtually with a tour guide from Kuala Lumpur

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 with a tour guide from Kuala Lumpur. Old Kuala Lumpur: Chinatown Cultural Walk takes you to the city's beautiful neighbourhood to discover its rich history, culture and tradition.

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

★★★★★ 5

5 Reviews
  • SITI Z.
    Reviewed in November 2021

    The virtual 360° tour (live-guided) takes you on a journey through the history of Kuala Lumpur specifically in exploring the Chinatown area. Indeed an incredible experience. Jane as always is really passionate in telling lots of compelling stories. I gained valuable knowledge on how the city evolved from tin mining activities, traditional trades, the architecture of old shophouses, the Chinese migrants and their way of life. The stories behind the back lane were the most fascinating to me. Overall, this digital experience exceeded my expectation. It was highly interactive, informative and enjoyable! Looking forward to join the physical tour soon.

  • Sofea
    Reviewed in October 2021

    I attended the virtual tour of Chinatown and I was so happy that I did. Jane was extremely knowledgeable on the history of Chinatown, I was pleasantly surprised with all that I learned. I would have never known the history in such detail if I hadn't attended her virtual tour. Being a Malaysian citizen my whole life, I was surprised that I didn't know a lot at all before the tour. Thank you Jane for the enlightenment. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone. Citizens and tourists included.

  • Nadhirah
    Reviewed in July 2021

    I joined the Old Kuala Lumpur: Chinatown Cultural Walk on 27 June 2021 and it was such a good experience. I realised that there's so much I didn't know about Kuala Lumpur despite having lived in the Klang Valley all my life. The tour guides, Ms. Jane Rai and Mr. Stevie Chan, made everything enjoyable and were very patient in entertaining our enquiries. I highly recommend this tour. Going on a virtual tour is a unique experience that everyone should try at least once, especially at a time like now.

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Standard price
RM 50.00 /Pax
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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.