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Tours in KL: KL Food Experience

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The KL Food Experience we did with Urban Adventures was a pleasant surprise—an imaginative jaunt by foot and on the train through Kuala Lumpur’s Brickfields and Chinatown, rounded out by an excellent guide, Charles.

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We booked the tour through Urban Adventures, but it is actually run by Food Tour Malaysia, who offer the exact same tour on their website, for the same money, so you can book either way and you’ll end up on the same trip. Once booked all we needed to do was show up at Bangsar LRT station at 11am to meet up with our guide, the very chatty Charles, and two Singaporean travellers who had also booked onto the trip, and then we were off.

Putting your foot down to rampant development. Photo taken in or around Tours in KL: KL Food Experience, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Stuart McDonald.

Putting your foot down to rampant development. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Like all the food tours we did while in KL, the tour was about more than just food and while starting at Bangsar was a bit of a head scratcher for us, it made more sense when, as we walked out of Bangsar station, Charles pointed to the walled in Jalan Ang Seng Muslim cemetery and started talked about land issues. Overshadowed by the imposing edifice of the luxurious Alila Bangsar, the cemetery is enclosed by a sturdy concrete wall wrapping around its edge—to protect it from encroachment we were told. Walking around the corner, to the other side of the hotel, we saw a traditional Malay wooden house, shaded by a solitary coconut palm and a growing mango tree—the owners had refused to sell to developers, bucking a trend sweeping the city as tradition gets levelled for more glass ... Travelfish members only (Around 1,100 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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Tours in KL: KL Food Experience
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