Little India, Brickfields – Self Guided Walk

Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Guide (B): Little India, Brickfields – Self Guided Walk

If you are planning a trip to Kuala Lumpur, there are guided walking tours available in the city but majority are paid tours. Fortunately, Kuala Lumpur City Hall has been organizing free walking tours for tourists: Dataran Merdeka Heritage Guided Walk, Jalan-Jalan @ Kampung Baru Cultural Guided Walk, Old KL & Nature Walk and KL Night Walk. I went for the Dataran Merdeka and Kampung Baru walks earlier this year – you can read about it here.

There was a guided walk organized by City Hall called Little India Brickfields Guided Walk but unfortunately, they stopped the tour in 2014. Rumour has it that City Hall did not view Brickfields district “appealing” to tourists for the district lacks the grand colonial buildings and many parts of the district have been left neglected over a long period of time.

In recent years, Brickfields has undergone a major transformation – high-rise buildings, skyscrapers, 5-star serviced apartments and suites and a shopping mall – but the transformation is at the periphery of the district. However, I personally don’t feel that skyscrapers and fancy hotels should be the primary aim to draw tourists. It should be the Indian heritage and culture that is part of our unique Malaysian multi-cultural ethnicity the reason to attract tourists to Brickfields. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Little India, Brickfields – Self Guided Walk
Guide Location: Malaysia » Kuala Lumpur
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: KL Sentral train station   Jalan Tun Sambanthan   Vivekananda Ashram   Little India   St. Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Cathedral   Our Lady of Fatima Church   Zion Cathedral   Temple of Fine Arts   Annalakshmi   Tamil Methodist Church   Sri Kandaswamy Temple   Sri Krishna Temple   Sree Veera Hanuman Temple   Vishal’s Food & Catering  
Author: Kathleen Poon
Read it on author's website: https://www.katpegimana.com/destinations/malaysia/little-india-brickfields-self-guided-walk/

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