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Cultural, Heritage and Wet Market Walk

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 16 reviews.Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Experience hosted by Happy Yen

6.5 hours
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Understanding diversity of Kuala Lumpur with an expert

Discover the contributions made by the various communities that helped to develop Kuala Lumpur. Learn the HOW and WHY certain trades and communities are located at different parts of the city. See the contrast of the old and new.
From $49
/ person
Thu, Aug 6
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
$49 per person
$49 per person
Fri, Aug 7
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
$49 per person
$49 per person
Sat, Aug 8
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
$49 per person
$49 per person

Meet your host, Happy Yen

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 16 Reviews
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My passion is to show the diversity of the various communities that contributed to the development of Kuala Lumpur through culture, heritage and food. I am a licence tour guide since 2007.
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Where you'll be

We will walk around Kampung Baru Malay village, Chow Kit Wet Market, Masjid India area, Merdeka Square ( Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Royal Selangor Club, St. Mary's Church and the Old Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China), Masjid Jamek and Chinatown ( Sin Sze Ya temple, Sri Mahamariaman temple and Chan Association). View the diversity of the people, food and the various type of businesses that helped to develop the city of Kuala Lumpur.

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Pauline
February 2020
This is one of the highlights of our trip to KL! My husband and I had a great time exploring the city. There’s so much more in it than tall buildings and 5-star hotels. They have rich culture and Happy shared it with us. Till next time!😊
Jennifer
November 2019
We spent the day with Victor. He was a nice man but the whole day felt very rushed and unfocused. Ironically the tour lasted longer that expected but we felt like a lot of locations were squeezed in with little/difficult to understand or irrelevant details provided. I found myself having to google a lot after the tour. We asked to stop for lunch and a beer after hours of fast paced walking on the streets as it was hot and he took us to a coffee shop for pastries. Overall, he seemed set on his itinerary and was not interested in slowing down much to explain in detail or check in with us. My husband and I were the only ones on the tour so it would have been quite easy for him to be more accommodating. He took many pictures through out the day but ignored both of my request to share the pictures with us which feels like all of the time spent taking pictures was a big waste.
We spent the day with Victor. He was a nice man but the whole day felt very rushed and unfocused. Ironically the tour lasted longer that expected but we felt like a lot of location…
Jane
October 2019
We had a phenomenal day with Victor. We saw unique things in the market and learned so much a out the cultural groups in KL. I was sorry when it ended. Victor was terrific. His passion and expertise was exceptional. It was a full 6 hours!
David
May 2019
I would highly recommend Happy's Cultural tour to any first time visitor to KL or return visitors who really want to get a deep understanding of the history of Malaysia and its people, and of KL specifically. Happy keeps his tour group size small which allows lots of freedon to discuss things of particular interest to individuals. I really enjoyed seeing the more interesting sights that a tourism brochure will not take you to. I joined Happy's tour during the month of Ramadan ... many prospective travellers may think that this is not a good time to visit KL as it is not as "busy" during the day, but I found it a very interesting time to join Happy's tour. Yes, streets were quieter but you saw a different perspective ... I was fascinated to see the Muslims early in the morning stirring absolutely massive pots of porridge in readiness for break of fast in the evening. Happy's personality makes it pretty much impossible to feel like you have not gained a new friend by the time tour comes to an end.
I would highly recommend Happy's Cultural tour to any first time visitor to KL or return visitors who really want to get a deep understanding of the history of Malaysia and its peo…
Stephanie
May 2019
Happy was passionate and knowledgeable. It was an in depth and fascinating history tour, a taste of KL I never would’ve experienced in my own. Thank you, Happy!
Danae
April 2019
I came away from this tour with such a deep understanding of the culture & history of Malaysia. It was an amazing experience!!!

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  • Thu, Aug 6
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    $49 per person
  • Fri, Aug 7
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    $49 per person
  • Sat, Aug 8
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    $49 per person
  • Sun, Aug 9
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    $49 per person
  • Mon, Aug 10
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    $49 per person
  • Tue, Aug 11
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    $49 per person
  • Wed, Aug 12
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    $49 per person
  • Thu, Aug 13
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    $49 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring your own hat, poncho or umbrella. Best to wear good walking shoes. Approximately every 2 hours there will be a stop for food or drinks and toilet break.

What to bring

Bring along your camera, hat/cap and poncho/umbrella

Wear proper attire to enter house of worship and a pair of walking shoes