Kuala Lumpur city tour is the most important activity for first-time tourist visiting Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur City is the place for tourist to get a first impression of Malaysian people, culture, religious and food. The size of Kuala Lumpur city its only covering 242km, its consider small compared with others city in Asia. Although tourist can organise the city tour on their own, Kuala Lumpur city was originally a Tin Mining town, the city not in a proper grid that can create confusing and disoriented to the tourist. Besides traffic, the visitor needs to consider weather condition and the distance between the site they wish to visit.
The best advised is get a local guide to assist you on the first day in the foreign country. Besides getting the city bearing faster tourist also will get tips for the best place to eat and shopping. One of the most efficient and cost effective way doing tours in Kuala Lumpur is by using a Taxi. A taxi would be the perfect choice for tourist who came with few friends or family because Taxi fare is charging according to the trip, not by a number of passengers.
Some online tour operator using a term full day and half day Kuala Lumpur city tour packages that can make tourist confused the actual tour duration. Malaysia tourist industry practise, a full-day is referring to 8 hours while half day for 4 hours trips. Online tour operator might use others keywords such as Kuala Lumpur sightseeing tour or Kuala Lumpur Excursions as part of their marketing strategy.
Kuala Lumpur City Tour and Sightseeing Itinerary
Below is the suggested list of attractions in Kuala Lumpur tourist can visit during the trip. Depending on tourist progress, weather and traffic condition, the tour itinerary below can be completed within 6 hours or less. I choose all this site because it has the historical value and interesting facts that I can share with my guest. Please do not ask for a non-tourist place.
Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC Park
Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC Park is the first landmarks we will visit during Kuala Lumpur city tour. Fully completed few month before the Commonwealth Games in 1998, Petronas Twin Towers immediately became the icon of Malaysia. Visiting Petronas Twin Towers Sky Bridge and observation deck require a separate ticket that tourist can purchase directly from Petronas Twin Towers website or thru us with a small service charge.
Kampung Baru and Chow Kit
Kampung Baru Kuala Lumpur (New Village) was established by the British on 20 January 1900 as Malay Agriculture Settlement. After more than a century Kampung Baru remains the oldest settlement Malays people in Kuala Lumpur. The new village contains seven villages, and the primary goal is the establishment of new communities to enable the Malays to take the opportunity in the development of Kuala Lumpur and Malay children are given the chance to get an education in English School.
During Kuala Lumpur city tour, Tourist will be introduced to the uniqueness of monarchy system in Malaysia. The monarchy system is the King position was rotated every five years within the Sultan and Raja that came from nine different states. The ceremonial crowning of Sultan in Malaysia inherited from the reign of Sultan of Malacca, who reigned from 1400 to 1511.
One of the main highlights in Kuala Lumpur city tours itinerary is visiting Batu Caves. Situated about 12km outside of Kuala Lumpur, the temple is established by Mr. K Thambusamy Pillay. According to the legend, he got the dream the mother of Lord Muruga instruct him to built a temple for his son. After more than 124 years a small Lord Murugan Temple became the biggest and the most visited temple in Malaysia. Tourist will be given sufficient time to climb the 400 foot high to Cathedral Caves using the 272 steps.
Situated in the downtown of Kuala Lumpur, Jamek Mosque is the oldest Mosque in Kuala Lumpur. The Mosque was built in 1907 using bricks and has a combination of Moorish, Mughal and Indo-Saracenic design. Closed every Friday
Independent Square Kuala Lumpur are an assemblage of British heritage building, cricket field, St Mary Cathedral and Museum. Beside understand the history of each building. Tourist has an opportunity to visit Textile and Music Museum located in Independent Square. Textile and Music Museum closed every Wednesday, no substitute or replacement.
Little India Brickfield
Little India Brickfield is unique because its has English name, established by Chinese Capitan but its domination by the Indian community.
Theng Ho Temple
The six tier Chinese temple situated at the summit of Robson Hills is the biggest Chinese Temple in Kuala Lumpur. The unique about Theng Hou Temple is the combination modern architecture with traditional element preserved to given a fresh and classic look of the temple.
Established in 1888, originally Central Market it’s a wet market selling a perishable item such Vegetable, Fish and Chicken to Chinese Miner. The current art deco building was built by the British in 1937. We will stop at Central Market by requested if tourist wanted to stop for lunch or snack.
End of Kuala Lumpur City Tour Itinerary
Other Information About Kuala Lumpur City Tour
- Best Time to Start: 0800am
- Type of Taxi: Toyota Innova SUV
- Minimum Passenger: 1
- Maximum Passenger: 5 (medium size)
- Pick-up/Drop-Off: Passenger Hotel or Private Residence
- Taxi Fare: By meter (please email me for more detail)
- Visiting Batu Caves: Require tourist wearing a Skirt or pants until below the knee.
- Visiting Masjid Jamek: Require tourist wearing a Robe provide by the Masjid Management
- Deposit Booking: RM50 pay by Pay Pal or Credit Card (48hours cancellation notice for 100% refund)
- Balance of Payment: by cash
Tips Doing Kuala Lumpur City Tour
- The biggest challenge doing Kuala Lumpur city tour is traffic and weather especially on Friday because most of the office has longer break to allow Muslim staff perform Friday prayers. The best solution starts your sightseeing tour early around 8.00am and hire a Taxi for a whole day that much cheaper and convenience.
- If tourist liked to take a photo and wanted to have the best photo shot before sharing it in Facebook. Tourist needs to hire someone not only know to take a photo, know the best place for a photo-shoot and know the right time to go.