Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
2 - 6 Travellers
Kampung Baru literally means "New Village" but the oldest Malay settlement in Kuala Lumpur. This Malay village was allowed for the Malay community from a different sect of Malays to settle down. They were initially only allowed to live and cultivate 'padi' growing and other agricultural crops to meet the need of Kuala Lumpur food supply in the 1900s.
Later it was found that the landwas not good enough to grow Padi/rice hence the Malays settled down. This more than 100 years old Malay traditional village wonderfully located in the midst of busy Kuala Lumpur city gives a great view of the contrast between modern city vs traditional village.
Founded in 1899, Kampung Baru is still very much a traditional Malay kampung today. Despite the rapid modernisation of the other surrounding neighbourhoods, one can still find heritage buildings in the Malay enclave. It is also a fantastic foodie destination!
In this trip you will be hunting for the most-liked food in Malaysia and it definitely will make you keep coming back for more. You will also been exposed to the culture of Malay people and listen to the stories of the locals there.
Local Food & Drinks
Day 1 - 16:30
Meet up at meeting point at Kuala Lumpur hotel at 4:30pm to Kampung Baru
Day 1 - 16:45
Let's try the sate, beef tongue Stomach or Meat with super source and marinated in spice.
Day 1 - 17:15
Try Nasi Dagang, another super dish from the east coast with distinguished taste that will get your taste buts going addicted
Day 1 - 17:30
Let me tell you the story behind this wonderful people, though they are known as in general as Malay but they are different people from the archipelago who came some 180 years ago
Day 1 - 17:45
Let me show the wooden houses here which are more than 100 years
Maybe you would like some local ice cream from made form Plam Suger or coconut if ok we can try this
Day 1 - 18:15
Must try the national food Nasi Lemak or Nasi Kerabu the choice is yours
Day 1 - 18:30
Cendol is another famous beverage of the Malaysian but we have some special addition to it call the KING of fruit many westerners reluctant to try but if get the hang of it you will let it go but uneasy we can skip to other dish
Day 1 - 19:00
We take a short visit to Sikh temple, it is the largest in south east Asia.
Day 1 - 19:30
Return to hotel via public transport
Halal food available
Foods & Meal(s) are included during the trip. (Please note that alcohol is always excluded)
Public or private transportation fares : taxi, bts, mrt, etc are included (Please estimate the cost of gasoline or vehicle rental fee, in case of using a private car)
The public transportation fees are included.
Please bring extra pocket money if you wish to buy souvenirs. (It will approximately cost you from 50 -100 MYR)
Why this trip?
The contrast of the Malay culture and food is like going into a different place, whereby you will see 95% are Malay on the area and 100% business are owned and operated by the Malay's but we are welcoming other people. Experience what otherwise will take hours of traveling to the countryside to taste such cuisine and quality food in the busy city. You will surprised to find such traditional and oldest residential area in Kuala Lumpur is actually located in the heart of the modern city itself. Who would have thought there is still wooden houses in a city full of concrete skylines. There are very few places in KL where one can see a traditional kampung home against the backdrop of the Petronas Twin Towers. The juxtaposition of old against new makes Kampung Baru a unique attraction in itself. Those who would like to experience vibrant Malay culture in a cosmopolitan setting should certainly visit. It is a splendid showcase of tradition and heritage. Kampung Baru still retains a strong sense of community. It’s an experience catching children running around in their kain pelikat and women selling ulam at the market. All these of course, can be captured beautifully by avid photographers.
Things to prepare for the trip
Please wear sunscreen because the weather is expected to be sunny.
Bring along umbrella, if possible.
Please also bring extra scarf as we are visiting temple that will require you to cover up.
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Free Hotel Pickup at
Free pick up service in any area within Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley.
How to get there
The tour guide will meet you at hotel/meeting point, the we will take the public transport to Kampung Baru.
Comfortable walking shoes, umbrella if possible.
Malaysian weather usually may have short time down pour rain about 15 minutes to 30 minutes, better to check the weather forecast.
Malaysia’s weather usually may have short down pour rain about 15 minutes to 30 minutes, it is better to check the weather forecast beforehand.
If the weather condition does not permit, the tour will be rescheduled.
Casual outfit is fine for the tropical climate in Malaysia.
You might as well want to wear proper attire as we are visiting holy place, or bring yourself extra scarf.
Please wear a comfortable walking shoes, cap/hat is recommended.