Kuala Lumpur Private Tour - Comprehensive Walking Heritage Trail of the Independence Square, Old Market Square & Chinatown


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



Mandarin (conversational), Malay (fluent), English (fluent), Cantonese (conversational)

Private Heritage Walking Tour

Follow the heritage trail of a muddy estuary in the early 19th century in search of tin, the setting of a trading outpost at the confluence of two rivers - Gombak and Klang, the wild frontier post that withstood the territorial civil wars, and the early growth of Kuala Lumpur into a modern metropolitan city.

Witness the architectural heritage of the Merdeka Square and Old Market Square, a display of Moorish or Moghul style mosque. Be amazed by the stories each heritage building has to tell along the trail in revealing the growth of a swampy confluence past into a 'garden city' of extreme contrast between the old and the new, a living legacy, still functioning to this day.

Walk through the five-foot way, meant to give shed to pedestrian from the sun and the rain, sunk below the street level, revealing the age of the shop-houses. Get to know the 'people of the past' responsible for the survival and growth of Kuala Lumpur. An experience you will cherished for a long time to come.


Merdeka Square Heritage Trail
- Old Survey Department
- Old City Hall & City Theatre
- Old High Court
- Sultan Abdul Samad Building
- St. Mary's Cathedral
- Royal Selangor Club
- KL Gallery
- National Music Museum (Photo stop)
- National Textile Museum
- Old General Post Office
- Industrial Court
- Jamek Mosque
Old Market Square
- The 'Vatican'
- The Old OCBC Building
- M. S. Ally
- Central Market
- Oriental Building
- Sze Ya Temple
- Five Lantern Street
- Lee Rubber Building
- Kwong Siew Association
- Sri Mahamariamman Temple
- Old Telegraph Post Office
- Old China Café
- Police Sikh Temple
- Chan Clan House
- Coolie Depot
- Old Selangor & FT Grocers' Association
- Old Federal Store

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: "Please enter the name and address of your hotel in Kuala Lumpur. If you have not book a hotel yet, let me know that you have not done yet, and that you will message me through ToursByLocals when you do. You will be met at the hotel you booked and taken by rail to the starting point of the KL Heritage Walking Trail. Rail ticket is at your own expense."

End location: "You will be brought back to the hotel at the end of the Heritage Walk by rail where you are met in the morning. The rail ticket is at your own expense."

Duration: 5 hours

5 Hours


This is a KL cultural heritage walking trail. Comfortable clothing, hat and walking shoes is a requirement. No shorts, short skirts (worship houses requirement), sandals or slippers are allowed.

What’s Included

- Personalised Interpretative UNESCO Cultural
Heritage Specialist Guide Service
- One bottle of mineral water per person

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 Ringgit Malaysia - For lunch, LRT/Monorail tickets, entrance fees and souvenirs.

What’s Extra

100 Ringgit Malaysia for LRT/Monorail ticket, buying souvenirs


To facilitate a more personalized and comfortable experience, I can arrange a separate vehicle and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Steven guided us to multiple sites, sharing historical details along the way, at a relaxed walking pace. He is very knowledgeable and well prepared, thoughtfully providing us a guide sheet of the sites we would visit and plenty of cool water. We learned a great deal about the founding of KL, how it developed both pre and post colonial times, and its people. As a bonus, we learned how to use public transit and Steven even took photos of us and sent copies after the tour.
Vern S.

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