Little India, Brickfields – Self Guided Walk

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

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))
Author: Kathleen Poon
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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

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