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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

My Story of Old Kuala Lumpur- Early Days

Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Tajuddin

60 mins
Up to 5 people. Private groups available for up to 10
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Seeing through the eyes of a local will enable you feel and breathe the real Old Kuala Lumpur as it developed into a metropolitan city.

The journey’s routing, old pictures and stories from the past will be shared to further enhance your understanding how this part of the city evolved.

We shall be covering 3 major periods during the early days of Kuala Lumpur
1. Early days
2. Tin Mining Settlement
3. Transformation

We shall start our journey at the river confluence and end the journey at the shopping street where in the olden days served the needs of the European communities.

You will also have the opportunity to learn Jawi, an Arabic script that are commonly used in writing during the olden days and be presented with a digital postcard with your name written in this script.

This tour is tailored not only to guest planning to visit Kuala Lumpur but also to those who have visited since majority of the stories are not available via Google search.
Other things to note
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
Seeing through the eyes of a local will enable you feel and breathe the real Old Kuala Lumpur as it developed into a metropolitan city.

The journey’s routing, old pictures and stories from the past will be shared to further enhance your understanding how this part of the city evolved.

We shall be covering 3 major periods during the early days of Kuala Lumpur
1. Early days
2. Tin Mining Settlement
3. Transforma…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Tajuddin can host private groups of any size, up to 10 guests. Private group rates start at $8.

What to bring

  • Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
From $11
/ person
Sat, Jan 16
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (EST)
$11 per person
$11 per person
Sat, Jan 16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
$11 per person
$11 per person
Sat, Jan 16
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
$11 per person
$11 per person

Meet your host, Tajuddin

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 16 Reviews
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I am a full-time licensed tour guide who was born and bred in Kuala Lumpur.

I enjoy meeting and chatting with people around the world and at the same time passionate to share and let them experience the true Malaysian history, culture and its hospitality.

Although we are physically apart, this tour will bring you closer to understanding about Kuala Lumpur’s history in a whole new way.

See and explore the Old Kuala Lumpur via this informative and interactive Zoom session surrounding the city with a fun, knowledgeable local guide.

My goal is to leave you with the best authentic experience of Kuala Lumpur, tales from the past, funny stories and interactive sessions at the comfort of your living room.
I am a full-time licensed tour guide who was born and bred in Kuala Lumpur.

I enjoy meeting and chatting with people around the world and at the same time passionate to share and let them experience the true Malaysian history, culture and its hospitality.

Although we are physically apart, this tour will bring you closer to understanding about Kuala Lumpur’s history in a whole new way.

See and explore the Old Kuala Lumpur via this informative and interactive Zoom…
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Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Nieza
December 2020
I will recommend "My Story of Old Kuala Lumpur- Early Days." virtual tour to all of you who is really interested to get to know about Kuala Lumpur especially those are from oversea but if you are local it was good to get yourself explore those old days.... Many thanks for a good virtual trip. "
I will recommend "My Story of Old Kuala Lumpur- Early Days." virtual tour to all of you who is really interested to get to know about Kuala Lumpur especially those are from overs…
Raijeli & Robert
November 2020
This tour will appeal to people who have an interest in history and multi-cultural societies. It provides a broad overview of how Kuala Lumpur came into existence from a small settlement of tin prospectors in the early 1800s up to the 1940s. The presentation reviews the gradual changes that took place to the centre of KL and how the city evolved from humble beginnings to a mega metropolis. The key personalities and events that shaped KL’s early development are discussed with the help of videos and a juxtaposition of older and newer photos. The host Tajudin is a good story-teller and loves to crack jokes. He also has a few trivia questions along the way to keep us on our toes. This will be a good introduction for travellers who want to get a good sense of Malaysia and KL before they visit the country. Vinaka, Robert
This tour will appeal to people who have an interest in history and multi-cultural societies. It provides a broad overview of how Kuala Lumpur came into existence from a small sett…
Frank
November 2020
Tajuddin's tour was almost like being in Kuala Lumpur (KL) with a combination of great videos, imagery and storytelling. The tour was presented in three sections which really gave a superb insight into the foundation of KL, the early city and the rebuilding of the city by the British in the late 19th century. Tajuddin is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all my questions; I was so lucky that I was the only guest on this tour so I felt very priveledged. He was also very generous with his time; with all my questions, we overran on time though he was more than happy to accommodate me. As we finished the tour, I was left with the real sense that I would love to visit KL and explore it in person with Tajuddin. Highly recommended!
Tajuddin's tour was almost like being in Kuala Lumpur (KL) with a combination of great videos, imagery and storytelling. The tour was presented in three sections which really g…
Celine
October 2020
This is my First Airbnb Experience... and it’s 5 star! I am totally inspired and really enjoyed the experience. Tajuddin is an awesome Storyteller. He makes me wants to travel to Kuala Lumpur again. Thank you!
Atsuko
October 2020
This was my first online experience and I really enjoyed it. Tajuddin is friendly and attentive and he is a great storyteller. The tour was very informative as Tajuddin shared how Kuala Lumpur evolved into what it is today in a fun engaging manner. I also liked the way he encouraged interaction between the participants. At the end the session, I almost felt like I participated in a walking tour and made friends with fellow travelers. Thank you Tajuddin!
This was my first online experience and I really enjoyed it. Tajuddin is friendly and attentive and he is a great storyteller. The tour was very informative as Tajuddin shared how…
Brooke
September 2020
A great experience -- we learned so much! Tajuddin is an excellent guide, and structured the tour so it's like watching the city transform before your eyes. It's fun, too! Tajuddin has a very good sense of humor and we'll remember his smile and laughter as much as the tour.
A great experience -- we learned so much! Tajuddin is an excellent guide, and structured the tour so it's like watching the city transform before your eyes. It's fun, too! Tajuddin…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.