I knew very little about Malaysia’s capital city before arriving. Word-of-mouth had me envisioning a concrete jungle with tons of traffic and pushy people. Thankfully a day with Kuala Lumpur Tours set me straight and showed me how great KL truly is.
City in a Jungle
My day with Kuala Lumpur Tours started with an early morning pick up from my custom built Tune Hotel accommodations. Shan, our cheerful guide, was eager to show off his hometown. The first thing I noticed on my day with Kuala Lumpur Tours is how green the city is, a far stretch from the concrete jungle I had in my mind. ”It’s a city in the jungle” Shan shared proudly. Indeed. Our first stop, Batu Caves, proved this and then some.
Kuala Lumpur is religious melting pot. Shan’s family is as diverse as the city he lives in. A practicing Hindu, his sister is a Buddhist, and his brother is Christian. When asked how that works he simply said ”quite well” and went on to explain the many family get-togethers. This includes many different celebrations and holidays (meals) they share.
Silk and Pewter
After our 272 step visit to Batu Caves, Shan took us to a couple typical big bus tour stops. “Here we go” I thought. Turns out the stops were actually fascinating and actually saw me purchase something – which I never do. First a Butik Silk scarf which is hand drawn and something my mother would like. Next a pendant from the world-famous Royal Selangor pewter factory. The latter included a great tour of the facilities and an interesting peak into a very successful Kuala Lumpur industry.
After a visit to the countryside, our day with Kuala Lumpur Tours continued to the city. We stopped at the royal palace and played paparazzi with the guards then stopped at the moving National Monument which is dedicated to those lost in Malaysia’s fight for freedom.
Next up in the city side of our Kuala Lumpur Tours itinerary was an interesting visit to the center of it all. There Kuala Lumpur Tours guide Shan gave us an education on the city’s British founders and independence from the spot it at all took place.
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Our day concluded with a visit to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. We opted to stick around for an evening drink and said our goodbyes to Shan and our great day looking into his city. Kuala Lumpur Tours showed me that this “city in a jungle” has much to offer and helped me get past others projections of a cold and concrete town.
Kuala Lumpur Tours Good to Know
Tour cost: KL City Country Combo Tour From RM59
Includes: Awesome guide, admission to sites.
Don’t Miss: Batu Caves and the Royal Selangor pewter factory!
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Although I was provided a complimentary tour with Kuala Lumpur Tours,
the experience, opinions, and 180 on KL was my own.
Awesome pictures! Kuala Lumpur is a great city. Lots going on and and wonderful hub for seeing the rest of Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
Agreed Quentin! Where have you been in Malaysia? I hope to head back to visit the country more.
You didn’t go up the towers? I thought you went up everything??
Ha! I know right? I was told it wasn’t really worth it and that the other tower offered better views.