Take a trip on Kuala Lumpur’s heritage trail and visit pre-war establishments still standing today. A Hindu temple and Chinese ancestral temple provide much-needed spiritual nourishment for the soul before traveling to the lively street markets and hawker stalls to bargain for goods.
Offer a prayer to the Hindu goddess Parvati at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, built in the 18th century as a place of worship for early Indian immigrants. See the open courtyards and beautiful exterior wall decoration reminiscent of China at the Chan See Shu Yuen Association—an ancestral Chinese temple.
Sample the local teh tarik (warm frothy tea) to warm you on your evening stroll as you see the Victoria’s Jubilee Fund Building with its design based on a quaint English cottage.
Join the busy buzz of the Chinatown market as merchants and pedestrians bargain for crafts, cloths, and other items. Don’t miss out on the food hawker culture, but make sure you leave space for the authentic dinner at the Old China Cafe before heading back for a good night’s sleep.