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A Walk through Old KL to Modern KL

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Experience hosted by Chin Lea

5 hours
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is an Adventure that covers a Comprehensive History of Multi-Cultural KL, and a Food Adventure too!

Just be prepared to do a lot of walking. WE CAN GO WITH YOUR PACE. WITH THE NEW NORMAL, our adventure will take a longer time than scheduled as We might need to wait our turn to enter places of interest. You just need to be generally fit & willing to Walk to have an unforgettable experience.

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1) 8.30 am Meet & Greet Guests at the entrance of Central Market KL.

Be at the confluence of the 2 rivers where KL was founded upon. Hear some Intriguing tales of British Colonial KL.
See the Ancient “Chinese Wind & Water” (Feng Shui) at play at Yap Ah Loy’s Temple.

Drop by too, Little Devils Lane, The Sikh Temple & Old KL British Post Office.

Coffee/Tea Break in Chinatown food stalls/ shops to have a cuppa & light snacks where old-style recipes are still served. Depending on availability, we will try selected favorite street food/snacks.

1.30 pm Walk ends at Petronas Twins Tower
Other things to note
If you are lost, please call me or WhatsApp m
This is an Adventure that covers a Comprehensive History of Multi-Cultural KL, and a Food Adventure too!

Just be prepared to do a lot of walking. WE CAN GO WITH YOUR PACE. WITH THE NEW NORMAL, our adventure will take a longer time than scheduled as We might need to wait our turn to enter places of interest. You just need to be generally fit & willing to Walk to have an unforgettable experience.

*Can’t find the date you wa…

Chin Lea's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Sun, Jan 17
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$74 per person
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Tue, Jan 19
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$74 per person
$74 per person
Thu, Jan 21
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$74 per person
$74 per person

Meet your host, Chin Lea

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 26 Reviews
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I am a freelance Licensed Tour Guide. I have over many, many years taken relatives & friends from outside Kuala Lumpur (KL) , even from foreign countries on trips to experience KL besides also Melaka, Ipoh, Penang, Langkawi, must-do places in Johor ( Tanjong Piai, for instance & the Royal Town Muar), Kuantan, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu & Kuching. Personally been to all the capitals of Malaysia. So, I am pretty much familiar with these places of interests.
Been walking around to explore KL since 1972. Happily married to a KL girl who grew up in Chinatown, KL. From her stories of KL, I got to know KL like anyone who grew up in Chinatown, KL.
Jom! That’s a Malay word for “Come. Let’s Go” Walk Around KL. It will be my pleasure to show you parts where only those who grew up here ever know.
I am a freelance Licensed Tour Guide. I have over many, many years taken relatives & friends from outside Kuala Lumpur (KL) , even from foreign countries on trips to experience KL besides also Melaka, Ipoh, Penang, Langkawi, must-do places in Johor ( Tanjong Piai, for instance & the Royal Town Muar), Kuantan, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu & Kuching. Personally been to all the capitals of Malaysia. So, I am pretty much familiar with these places of interests.
Been walking around to explore KL s…
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Where you'll be

1. Be at the confluence of the 2 rivers which gave KUALA LUMPUR her name.
2. Walk the British Colonial Trail & hear stories of food, trades etc in Little India (Lebuh Ampang ) & Chinatown
3. Appreciate the beauty of Mosques, Chinese/Hindu/Sikh Temples & Churches- Be amazed at the Diversity of Malaysia’s Culture & Traditions.
4. Walk ends at Petronas Twins Tower.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Andreas
March 2020
Read no further, just sign up now. This was one of our favourite experiences in KL. Chin will take you through the history and hidden back-alleys of Chinatown to beautiful temples from all different cultures in the melting pot of Kuala Lumpur. An enlightening, tasty and cosy morning in great company.
Read no further, just sign up now. This was one of our favourite experiences in KL. Chin will take you through the history and hidden back-alleys of Chinatown to beautiful temples…
Tango
January 2020
Chin Lea is such an amazing tour guide, also a wonderful individual. He not only gave the best of him out in the tour, he also kept helping me while my stay in Malaysia. I would recommend anyone to join his tour, you will get way much more than the tour itself.
Chin Lea is such an amazing tour guide, also a wonderful individual. He not only gave the best of him out in the tour, he also kept helping me while my stay in Malaysia. I would re…
Eva
January 2020
Must have!Chin is so nice that I must recommend this experience to everyone! He was always taking care of us, telling us the history of China town, mosque, cathedral and so on. You can learn more about KL from him. I’ve never had an experience being to China town like this before. Not only did I have a good time today, but make a friend as well. If I come back someday, I will visit him as well. Chin是个非常友善的叔叔,提前一小时到约定地点等我们,带着我们边逛边吃边了解唐人街周边的历史。从他身上我也学习到了很多,自由无为,终身学习。一开始还觉得价格有些高,但体验过之后,发现旅程超过预期!非常棒!推荐给大家!
Must have!Chin is so nice that I must recommend this experience to everyone! He was always taking care of us, telling us the history of China town, mosque, cathedral and so on. You…
Dean
January 2020
We enjoyed a great walking trip introduction to KL with Chin Lea, and visited many sites that would have taken us ages to research and find by ourselves. It was great to have a small group - there were only 4 of us. Having breakfast in the old coffee house was very atmospheric, and there were enough points of interest and stops that the walk was a good, comfortable pace.
We enjoyed a great walking trip introduction to KL with Chin Lea, and visited many sites that would have taken us ages to research and find by ourselves. It was great to have a sm…
Daniel
December 2019
He was amazing! Great experience and highly recommend. He is incredibly thoughtful, responsive, and well versed in the culture. Goes out of his way to make sure we are enjoying the experience. One of the best parts of our trip.
Fidelma
December 2019
Chins tour was excellent. He provided us with information and a feel for KL that we could not have gotten without his tour. He really helped us understand the multi cultural aspect of KL. We loved the different restaurants, street foods and fruits that we tried. Chen was a very attentive host and was very organized. He sent us lots of pictures and information after the tour which was really helpful and took lovely pictures for us to remember the couldn't have been nicer. We would highly recommend his tour .
Chins tour was excellent. He provided us with information and a feel for KL that we could not have gotten without his tour. He really helped us understand the multi cultural aspect…

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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

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Umbrella

Light Raincoat