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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

Jane, Stevie, Marie & Shah
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.

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Watch old Kuala Lumpur come to life virtually with Jane Rai or her team of guides

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, an award-winning tourist guide, heritage enthusiast and storyteller. 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

Standard price
RM 50.00 /Pax
Booking details
Total MYR 0.00
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.