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From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Cultural Temple Tour

1. From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Cultural Temple Tour

Depart Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya at your chosen time (09:00 or 14:00) and journey towards Batu Caves, passing through Little India and the Brickfields neighborhood, known for its colorful streets and unique shops. After a 30-minute scenic drive, arrive at the Batu Caves to discover the home of Hindu shrines and various religious deities. Listen as your guide explains the Hindu roots of the nation and climb the 272 steps to the golden statue of Lord Murugan. Once at the top, go to Cathedral Cave to see the largest cave in the complex, and hear about the background to this most intricate of Hindu shrines.  Then, drive to Thean Hou Temple, a 6-tiered pagoda temple atop Robson Heights. Completed in 1987 and officially opened in 1989, it was built by the Hainanese community of Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou (The Heavenly Mother). Continue to China Town to enter the site of dozens of restaurants and food stalls tended by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Bangladeshi traders. Watch as they serve up local favorites, such as curry noodles, Hokkien mee (a Fujian noodle dish), ikan bakar (barbecued fish) and asam laksa (a sour, fish and tamarind-based soup). Next, see the stunning National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara), set in 13 acres of beautiful gardens. Admire the bold approach taken by its architects who designed it in the late 1950s as a symbol of the aspirations of the newly independent nation. Benefit from a hotel drop off at the end of the tour services.

Kuala Lumpur: Chef-Designed Small-Group Food Tour

2. Kuala Lumpur: Chef-Designed Small-Group Food Tour

Malaysian cuisine is a complex beast. Thankfully, you can hit the street food tour scene with confidence, by joining this daily 4-hour chef-led food feast. Limited to 8 guests, you’ll be led away from the tourist crowds to some of Kuala Lumpur’s best joints, known only to locals. Along the way, you’ll dive into one of the city’s best wet markets to discover the produce and ingredients which go into Malaysian dishes, before tasting between 13 and 14 different dishes and snacks. As well as fine examples of classics such as rendang, nasi lemak and flame-grilled chicken skewers with rich peanut satay, your chef/guide will steer you towards some of KL’s lesser known delights like cooling cendol durian, banana-leaf grilled mackerel with sambal and nasi kerabu, a blue rice dish spiked with blue pea flowers. If you’re looking to truly get to the heart of the city’s cuisine, there’s no better way than on this chef-led culinary adventure. Escape the tourist traps and get your taste buds ready for the ride. You won’t regret it.

Kuala Lumpur: Local Street Food Night Tour

3. Kuala Lumpur: Local Street Food Night Tour

Meet your host at a pre-arranged meeting point and chat about your favorite foods and dishes before heading to the Jalan Bukit Bintang area to sample some fantastic street food options at Hutong Food Court. Sample some crispy barbecue roast chicken buns known as Siew Bao, and try a curry puff pastry filled with chicken that will bring baked goods close to your heart. Then, take a short stroll to Jalan Alor to discover where all the food magic really happens at your second tasting stop. Stroll among the rows of hawker stalls and watch the locals fill their tables with food. Try typical Chinese dim sum tasting bites, and get your lips around some Satay Lok Lok (grilled satay sticks) with a peanut sauce guaranteed to have you licking your fingers! Take the locals advice and eat at a Mamak food stall at Mamak SK Corner. Here, you can try some paper dosas and experience the very thin pancakes usually eaten with Indian sauces such as curry sauce or coconut chutney. Wash it all down with a typical teh tarik, a milk tea drink commonly found in South East Asia.

Group Tour: Batu Caves & Cultural Exploration Tour

4. Group Tour: Batu Caves & Cultural Exploration Tour

Discover the home of Hindu shrines and various religious deities. Listen as your guide explains the Hindu roots of the nation and climb the 272 steps to the golden statue of Lord Murugan. Once at the top, go to Cathedral Cave to see the largest cave in the complex, and hear about the background to this most intricate of Hindu shrines. Visit Thean Hou Temple, a 6-tiered pagoda temple atop Robson Heights. Completed in 1987 and officially opened in 1989, it was built by the Hainanese community of Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou. Continue to Chinatown and enjoy dozens of food stalls tended by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Bangladeshi traders. Watch as they serve up local favorites, such as curry noodles, Hokkien mee (a Fujian noodle dish), ikan bakar (barbecued fish) and asam laksa (a sour, fish and tamarind-based soup). Next, see the stunning National Mosque of Malaysia on 13-acres of beautiful gardens and designed it in the late 1950s as a symbol of the newly independent nation.

Kuala Lumpur: Street Market Exploration & Shopping Tour

5. Kuala Lumpur: Street Market Exploration & Shopping Tour

Tour, shopping, food tasting, streets exploration and much more just in this 4 to 6 hours tour in Kuala Lumpur. After pick up from the hotel at your chosen time slot you will be taken to all major street markets in Kuala Lumpur.  Your first stop could be Brickfields. Brickfields is a small to medium-sized town and residential neighborhood located just outside central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is known as Kuala Lumpur's Little India due to the high percentage of Indian residents and businesses. Enjoy shopping specially Indian sarees and dresses and taste local Indian spices.  After Brickfields your next stop will be the Central market. It was founded in 1888 and originally used as a wet market, while the current Art Deco style building was completed in 1937. It has been classified as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society and it is now a landmark for Malaysian culture and heritage. The Central Market Kuala Lumpur is arranged in a stall concept, representing the traditional market that has existed in Kuala Lumpur since the 1800s. The second floor hosts a food court, offering an array of food. Notable are two-storey and single-storey buildings resembling the Kampong-style houses representing the many ethnic groups living harmoniously in Kuala Lumpur. Your next stop will be China Town. Haggling is a common sight here and the place is usually crowded with locals as well as tourists. The area has dozens of restaurants and food stalls, serving local favorites such as Hokkien mee, ikan bakar (barbecued fish), asam laksa and curry noodles. Masjid India will be last destination of you tour where you can shop all kind of local stuff, like Malaysia, Indian and Chines dress, souvenirs and food tasting. After finishing your tour you will be dropped off back at your hotel. 

Kuala Lumpur: 4-Hour Authentic Local Markets & Event Tour

6. Kuala Lumpur: 4-Hour Authentic Local Markets & Event Tour

This 4-hour guided tour will start from your hotel at 18:00. Please stand by at hotel lobby, accept greetings from the guide at the venue and get ready for this wonderful tour.  You will have your first visit at Masjed Jamek buildt in 1909 and one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur. Observe the rituals of the Muslims making offerings during the blessed month to seek forgiveness from the Lord. After the mosques, you will enter the night bazars full of shoppers, street hawkers and stalls offering various kind of local products. Learn the history and traditions of Malaysia from your guide. Bargain and mingle around the local community, take selfies and enjoy the food.  Your next visit will be Chinatown, full of crowds, where you can bargain as much as you want and buy some cheaper souvenirs. Enjoy a second round of Chinese food and stroll around the narrow streets of Chinatown. The last stop of your tour will be Central Market, one of the most visited markets in Kuala Lumpur, a heaven for local traditional handicrafts which will make you understand Malaysian culture more. Central Market is also a bargain market but with less discounts compared to Chinatown. 

Kuala Lumpur Street Food Tour

7. Kuala Lumpur Street Food Tour

Nestled right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is a bustling area, full of life, color, and character, but perhaps more importantly, a bounty of culinary treats varied to satisfy every taste. That area is China Town, and that street is Petaling Street. Forget the museums, galleries, churches, and monuments; on this tour you will be transported to the very center of Malaysian culture and sample the best food that China Town has to offer. Also known as Wet Markets, the maze of makeshift stalls, heaped high with fresh produce, and fronted by smiling locals, are where you’ll get your first taste for Malaysian cooking. Just follow your nose and you won’t be disappointed. The tour will navigate you through the winding alleys bursting with heavenly scents, you’ll meet the street hawkers who have been cooking up their wares for decades, and learn everything there is to know about the history behind the area and its people. Start the day with some yu tiao fried bread sticks served with congee rice porridge, move on to ikan bakar barbequed fish, then sweeten your taste buds with a portion of kaya jam, thick slabs of toast with butter and a generous dollop of sweet coconut jam. At each stop you will try something new and experience a part of the rich and varied traditions, which have formed the Kuala Lumpur of today.

Kuala Lumpur: Virtual Tour of Chow Kit Market

8. Kuala Lumpur: Virtual Tour of Chow Kit Market

Discover Kuala Lumpur from the comfort of your own home. Explore the culture, unbeatable cuisine, and hustle and bustle of the Chow Kit Market and Kampung Baru on this interactive 1-hour virtual tour led by an expert local guide, making it a perfect at-home activity. Dive into Malaysia’s largest wet market, known locally as Bazaar Baru Chow Kit, and soak in the sights. This digital tour will unravel hidden gems, you will discover deep-seated traditions, and see first-hand why the locals love their market. Immerse yourself in the true spirit of an Asian marketplace. Embrace the environment and glimpse into the real way of life for many locals. Walkthrough the stalls and see everything from endless varieties of tropical fruit to fresh fish swimming in buckets of water. Chow Kit Market divides into two sections: the wet and dry market. Next stop, dry yourself off in the dry market. This part of the market is a kaleidoscope of colors, filled with stalls selling clothes, textiles, CDs, and DVDs. This tour captures the very soul of Kuala Lumpur and gives you a taste of the finest Asian street food around.

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What people are saying about Kuala Lumpur

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 226 reviews

Tour was absolutely amazing from start to finish. Pick up arrived at our hotel right on time and our guide was lovely and helpful throughout. Beautiful places to be visited to experience Kuala Lumpur and plenty of photo opportunities! Would highly recommend!

Ruves was our tour guide and private car driver for 2. He was very punctual and friendly, and was very flexible. I would recommend this tour to others. Final stop is for shopping.

Really good your, we wanted to do everything in one day.

Great time and good intro to Malaysia food by an expert

Ramesh was the perfect guide for this half-day tour!