East-West Connection walk in Kuala Lumpur (tip-based)

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East-West Connection walk in Kuala Lumpur (tip-based)

Join us for a lively guided walk around the city's colonial quarter and the neighboring area. Hear tales of sultans and Chinese kapitans.

By Free Walk Kuala Lumpur Unscripted

When and where

Date and time

Sun, 5 Mar 2023 09:30 - Sun, 31 Dec 2023 11:30 +08


Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur 13-15 Leboh Ampang Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50050 Malaysia

About this event

The East-West Connection walk takes you around the historic colonial quarter of Kuala Lumpur. It’s a leisurely two-hour walk, ideal for individuals and families.

This walk gives you the opportunity to hear the fascinating story of the origins of Kuala Lumpur and experience at first hand the area’s rich and diverse culture. You’ll hear about the city’s early settlements along the river bank and its eclectic architectural heritage.

Our knowledgeable tourist guides will show you the majestic colonial buildings and the contrasting pre-war shophouses, and explain their history. You’ll hear tales of historic events and learn about the pioneers who shaped Kuala Lumpur in its early days.

The walk is eco-friendly; you’ll be leaving no carbon footprint as you stroll around the streets.

This East-West Connection walk is tip-based. On average, people have been tipping our guides between RM40 and RM60 per person.

To prepare for the walk, please read the FAQs.

About the organiser

We specialise in tip-based walking tours in the old areas of Kuala Lumpur and currently run two different heritage walks. We will be adding more trails in 2023. The walks come under the banner of our privately sponsored initiative, Keeping Kuala Lumpur's Heritage Alive. We also conduct private walks upon request and charge a professional fee.

Every Saturday and Sunday morning, one of our tour guides conducts a walk through the streets, lanes, and back alleys of Kuala Lumpur and tells participants stories about the city’s past and present. The guides talk about the origins of Kuala Lumpur and how and why people migrated to the city. They tell tales of past heroes and villains, forgotten pioneers, Kuala Lumpur’s historic architecture, and much more.

Our guides are eager to share their love for, and knowledge of, Kuala Lumpur. They are passionate about preserving the memory of our city’s heritage and are avid storytellers who enjoy engaging with their guests.

All of our guides live and work in Kuala Lumpur. Several of us previously conducted heritage walks for the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Tourism Selangor, and the Klang Municipal Council. Our team includes the award-winning guide Jane Rai, who has been conducting heritage walks in Kuala Lumpur since 1993.

Our walks are unscripted. We don’t give you a formal presentation. We encourage you to engage in a conversation about our city. We invite you to indulge your curiosity and ask questions about anything that sparks your interest during the walk. You’ll learn a lot and have fun at the same time.