The Heart of Kuala Lumpur by JohnsonMalaysia.com – 3.5hours walking tour
Hi guys, welcome to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I find many tourists that come to Kuala Lumpur and leave without knowing the unique history of Kuala Lumpur, how the early fathers of Kuala Lumpur went on to build this City. This walking tour is designed by me JohnsonMalaysia.com to give, tourist / student / anyone who is keen to know how Kuala Lumpur grew from a shanty town to The Metropolitan Capital City of Malaysia.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WALK
- British Enclave, The seat of British Administration.
My grandfather worked around this area and he called the Grand Sultan Abdul Samad building as “Mani gundu Oppis” translated as The clock tower office 😊, The walk starts from Masjid Jamek LRT Station to Countdown Clock an Iconic venue which has an amazing high-tech water display, from there you and I can admire the beautiful Colonial Mughal architectures. The colonial masters use to sit with their soda whiskeys in Royal Selangor Club bar overlooking the grand building and called it “The Most Beautiful Living Room in the entire British Empire.”
The River of Life project, the Arteries of Kuala Lumpur Heart (Gombak & Klang River) get to know as JohsnosMalaysia explains how Kuala Lumpur got its name.
- Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad mosque is the Malay communal enclave
The grand Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad is next to a former Malay settlement called Kampung Rawa. The Mughal Architectural mosque was the prime mosque in Kuala Lumpur before National mosque was built.
- China Town Enclave, commercial part of Kuala Lumpur
China Town site was the beginning of Kuala Lumpur trade. We will visit the old market square where the original Wet Market first stood, now this area have become a pedestrian square. The square is flanked by century old heritage buildings the lighting at night is so wonderful. From here we can go to Sze Ya temple which is the oldest temple in Kuala Lumpur JohnsonMalaysia will explain some of the very interesting rituals in the temple.
- Indian Bankers Enclave, Money Lender Street
In the early 1900s, my grandfather Savarimuthy’s came from South India about 108years ago, my dad and was born in Malaysia. among others Indians who came was the professional bankers / money lenders, they had their business on Leboh Ampang street whilst exhibiting their Indian culture. This include the flower garlands, South Indian Chettiar cuisine (watch my food video https://johnsonmalaysia.com/malaysia-kuala-lumpur-best-food-south-indian-banana-leaf-rice/, nomad fortune tellers.
Book a walking tour with JohnsonMalaysia.com to know these colours of Kuala Lumpur people with me. If you would like take up other tours, please go to https://johnsonmalaysia.com/contact-me/ if you are in Kuala Lumpur for a business meeting this is a great tour for you.
OLD KL WALK – JohnsonMalaysia.com