Petaling Street Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Group Tour: Batu Caves & Cultural Exploration Tour

Group Tour: Batu Caves & Cultural Exploration Tour

Discover the home of Hindu shrines and various religious deities. Listen as your guide explains the Hindu roots of the nation and climb the 272 steps to the golden statue of Lord Murugan. Once at the top, go to Cathedral Cave to see the largest cave in the complex, and hear about the background to this most intricate of Hindu shrines. Visit Thean Hou Temple, a 6-tiered pagoda temple atop Robson Heights. Completed in 1987 and officially opened in 1989, it was built by the Hainanese community of Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou. Continue to Chinatown and enjoy dozens of food stalls tended by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Bangladeshi traders. Watch as they serve up local favorites, such as curry noodles, Hokkien mee (a Fujian noodle dish), ikan bakar (barbecued fish) and asam laksa (a sour, fish and tamarind-based soup). Next, see the stunning National Mosque of Malaysia on 13-acres of beautiful gardens and designed it in the late 1950s as a symbol of the newly independent nation.

Private Batu Cave, National Mosque & Religious Tour w/ Lunch

Private Batu Cave, National Mosque & Religious Tour w/ Lunch

Enjoy a half-day tour that highlights the important religious and cultural sites in and around Kuala Lumpur. Your tour will begin at 9:00AM with a hotel pickup and then you drive to the Batu Caves in an air-conditioned vehicle with your driver/guide. The Batu Caves are a popular attraction located in Selangor. The site of a Hindu temple and shrine, the Caves attract thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. There are 3 main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines. A steep climb up 272 steps rewards you with views of the stunning skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and representations of Hindu gods can be seen in the Ramayana Cave. Next, visit the National Mosque, or Masjid Negara. Built between 1963 and 1965, the idea was to commemorate Malaysia’s independence. The Mosque has a capacity of 15,000 people and is located on 13 acres of green space and beautiful gardens. Its design is bold and modern, and symbolic of the aspirations of the newly independent country. Next you’ll see Thean Hou Temple, one of the oldest and largest temples in South East Asia. Located to the southwest of the city, it is a popular tourist attraction. The 6-tiered Buddhist temple is also known as the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven, who is said to protect fishermen. There is also a shrine to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. Built by KL’s Hainanese community in 1894, which is set on a hill and offers wonderful views of the city. Enjoy a short stop at a Sikh gurdwara before visiting the Brickfield Church and returning to your hotel.

Kuala Lumpur: Petaling Street Heritage Food Tour

Kuala Lumpur: Petaling Street Heritage Food Tour

Embark on a 3.5-hour culinary adventure through Kuala Lumpur's vibrant Petaling Street, where the aroma of sizzling woks and simmering broths fills the air. Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of Char Kuew Teow, a stir-fried noodle dish packed with savory goodness, and savor the comforting delights of Yong Tau Fu, stuffed tofu and vegetables swimming in flavorful broth. Don't miss out on the chance to taste hand-made steam buns, bursting with delicious fillings, in the heart of Chinatown. As you explore, take a moment to sip on unique Liberica bean coffee at a traditional kopitiam, where the rich history of Malaysian coffee culture comes to life. Let the hustle and bustle of KL's streets surround you as you witness the captivating blend of old and new, from historic temples to modern skyscrapers towering above. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the essence of Kuala Lumpur's street food culture, where every bite tells a story and every sip is an adventure. Experience the daily life of local Malaysians as you mingle with vendors and fellow food enthusiasts, sampling some of the most authentic and delicious dishes the city has to offer. This family-friendly food tour promises an immersive and delightful insight into Malaysian food and culture that will leave you craving more.

Night Tour of Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Night Tour of Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

This fascinating journey begins with a convenient hotel pick-up, and continues with a visit to one of the most impressive and iconic landmarks of Kuala Lumpur – the Petronas Twin Towers. Feel time freeze as you gaze down from the height of 452 meters onto the city of Kuala Lumpur stretched beneath your feet. Take unforgettable photos of the city from the observing desk of the famous Sky Bridge, floating above the ground like a magnificent space ship. This experience will stay with you forever! It’s time, then, to step down from the breathtaking height of the Petronas Twin Towers and dive into the buzzing night life of Kuala Lumpur. Chinatown night bazaar shopping is an attraction you will not forget any time soon. Mixed with old Chinese shops in the narrow streets of Chinatown, you'll find a wide array of stalls selling goods of various kinds: shoes, clothing, gadgets, spices and traditional Chinese dishes, such as nasi lemak and the Hainanese chicken rice. And if that is not enough, Chinatown offers its visitors a possibility to visit the finest examples of Hindu temples that can be found in Kuala Lumpur – the magnificent Sri Mahamariamman temple and the Chan See Shu Yuen temple among others. Next you will be taken to the Merdeka Square to enjoy the breathtaking views of illuminated night city.  Being one of the biggest attractions in Kuala Lumpur, the Merdeka Square is an eclectic synergy of modern architectural designs and classic colonial masterpieces. The 200-meter padang (a green field) for years has retained its status as the largest stretch of greenery that can be found in Kuala Lumpur. Capture unforgettable moments on camera as you pass by the majestic buildings of the Royal Selangor Club and St. Mary’s Church. To round up this amazing trip, filled with breathtaking views and stunning moments, you will have a dinner at one of the most iconic restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. Saloma Theatre Restaurant offers a wide range of traditional Malaysian dishes, followed by a stunning cultural dance performance. Enjoy the exquisite dance medley depicting different races, cultures and costumes, including Malaysian, Indian, Chinese, Portuguese and Minangkabau. A 1-hour show performed by 18 Saloma dancers will not leave anyone indifferent. Don’t forget to try the delicious Malay kampong-style dishes served tiffin style, and the mouth-watering nasi goreng kampung – fried rice with anchovies and loads of Malaysian spices. Finally, you will be taken back to the hotel, where you can relax after a day filled with joy and excitement.

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