Kuala Lumpur is a city with a distinct Malay culture that has had many Asian and Colonial influences. A great way to discover the city is by experiencing the culture and practices of Kuala Lumpur to get a window into the daily lives of its millions of citizens.
Urban graffiti & Klang Riverbank (Pasar Seni LRT Station)
Art in Kuala Lumpur is not just restricted to the galleries. For those who love public art and graffiti, the Klang riverbank is a great place to see elaborate and often flamboyant art.
Kuala Lumpur Heritage Walk
One of the popular culture tours in Kuala Lumpur, the Kuala Lumpur Heritage Walk will take you from the old town with minarets and colonial structures to the ultra-modern buildings and public areas, with many surprises on the way.
Timing: Tourist Info Centre – 9:00am to 7:00pm All Days
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Full-Day Mah Meri Cultural Village Experience
Culture in Kuala Lumpur is multifaceted, and as you discover Malaysia’s gateway, you can spend a day with one of the indigenous tribes of the region. Learn the animistic rituals of the Mah Meri and admire their local crafts and art.
Timing: 9:00 to 6:00pm Tuesday to Sunday (Monday Closed)
Jalan-Jalan at Kampong Bharu
Discover the original Malaysian way of life with this walking tour of Kampong Bharu. An important piece of Kuala Lumpur culture, this neighbourhood has many traditional buildings and various shops and restaurants selling local wares.
Timing: 4:15pm to 7:15pm – Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Pulau Carey is an island where you can learn about oil palm cultivation, an important Malaysian industry. A tour here introduces you to the Mah Meri indigenous culture and if you desire great food in Kuala Lumpur, this island is known for its seafood options.
The city of Kuala Lumpur is a great example of how many different communities and religions can come together and create a vibrant and all-encompassing culture. Make sure that along with Kuala Lumpur’s famous tourist attractions, you do not miss the small things that make this place a melting pot of wonder.
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