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Tours in KL: VisitKL free walking tours

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While there are plenty of options for exploring Kuala Lumpur on a paid walking tour, VisitKL, the city’s tourism bureau, runs a series of free walking tours which are well worth considering—especially at this price!





VisitKL offers four free walking tours of Kuala Lumpur which are outlined on a quiet hard to find (unless you do a tour), but good foldout brochure. The tours run on different days of the week and are limited to 25 people, so it pays to get there a little early for pre-registration. You can call ahead and book a place but we’re not sure that is really necessary—the walk we did had less than ten people on it. The four walks are Dataran Merdeka Walk, Old KL and Nature Walk, Jalan-Jalan at Kampung Baru and Kuala Lumpur Night Walk and each runs for about 2.5 hours.

Learning all we’ll ever need to know about the house. Photo taken in or around Tours in KL: VisitKL free walking tours, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Stuart McDonald.

Learning all we’ll ever need to know about the house. Photo: Stuart McDonald

The Dataran Merdeka Walk runs on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday starting at 09:15 (registration from 09:00 at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery). The tour essentially walks you around Merdeka Square detailing the history of each of the buildings and attractions surrounding the square. If your prime area of interest is the British involvement with (then) Malaya, then this is the walk for you. Expect a lot of talking and not too much walking.

The Old KL and Nature Walk runs on Tuesday and Thursday starting at 09:15 (registration from 09:00 at the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau). This is a long walk which takes you via Jamek Mosque down into Chinatown, then up, circumventing Little India to the Telekom Museum before finishing at KL Forest Eco Park. Compared to the Dataran Merdeka Walk, this one involves a lot of walking and it is a shame it doesn’t take you through Little India to reach the museum and the ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


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Tours in KL: VisitKL free walking tours
T: (03) 2698 0332 F: (03) 2698 3819;
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http://www.visitkl.gov.my/
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