Kuala Lumpur Layover - Colonial Kuala Lumpur


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Malay (fluent), Mandarin (basic), Spanish (basic)

Old Kuala Lumpur in between flights

Kuala Lumpur or fondly known as KL, expanded from the wealth of tin is the capital city of Malaysia. It has in a short span of 160 years, transformed from dense jungle teaming with wild tropical animals to boast the world tallest twin tower while retaining it's old world colonial charm.

Visit in a short span of a few hours (ideally 4 hours) the landing site of the 87 tin prospector who gave KL it's foundation. Walk along the river shaded by rain trees, witness the puzzling colonial British buildings designed in a picturesque Mughal & Mohammedan style while listening to the history and stories of a country's struggle to attain it's independence. Experience what was Kuala Lumpur like in the late 1800s via photographs, see first hand what KL is like today and project yourself into the future landscape of KL via miniature models.

Culturally, explore the rich diversity of a strangely oriented Chinese temple, a grand Hindu temple, the wet alley market & Chinatown.

*Sites can be customized according to interest


Meet & Greet at KLSentral terminal
- Foundation site of old KL
- Independence Square (independence field, clustered of picturesque Mughal/Mohammedan buildings, St. Mary's cathedral, Arch gallery, Jamek mosque)
- Sin Sze Ya chinese temple OR the Sri Maha Mariamman hindu temple
- Chinatown
- Petronas Twin Towers (external view)
* itinerary to be customized depending on available time & interest. eg stop for lunch/dinner/visit to the Petronas twin towers.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: KLSentral station information counter.
*direct connecting rail (KLIA express ERL) from KLIA to KLSentral

*from LCCT (low cost carrier terminal): take shuttle bus to KLsentral

Train schedule : https://www.kliaekspres.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/KE_TrainTimes010316.pdf

End location: KLsentral station

Train schedule : https://www.kliaekspres.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/KE_TrainTimes010316.pdf

Duration: 4 hours

Ideally 3-4 hours from KLSentral.
Budget 1 hour to transit from airport to KLSentral.


Rail & walking

What’s Included

Visit to KL city Gallery
Local street snacks if guest are willing to try =)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

140 Ringgit Malaysia - Rail from airport: RM55/pax one way
Food budget: RM30

A Recent Review of this tour

Melissa was great and really tailored the tour for our group and my 79 year old mom. Her knowledge and clear communication made it a very memorable two day tour- Highly recommend Melissa !
John Parker

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