Kampung Baru Walk, Kuala Lumpur

Kampung Baru Walk (Self Guided), Kuala Lumpur

A visit to the Kampung Baru neighborhood is a wonderful opportunity to step back in time to experience early 20th-century Kuala Lumpur. Kampung Baru is actually a traditional Malaysian residential area that was established more than 100 years ago. Many of the dwellings are wooden houses built on short stilts and though they are in the heart of the city, dwarfed by gleaming skyscrapers, there is very much a rural village feel to the place.

Walk through the streets in the middle of the afternoon and already the delicious aromas of curries and fried foods are wafting through the air as street food vendors prepare their meals for the evening's trade. Later on, sample such food favorites as grilled mackerel with chili sauce, chicken satays, curries and barbecued meats. For something sweet, try fermented cassava dessert wrapped in banana leaves.

In addition to the stalls, there are many restaurants and cafés where you can savor an enchanting array of Malay dishes. Kampung Baru is one of the oldest settlements in the city, a refreshingly authentic village where traditional ways of life have survived against the relentless onward march of modernity in the streets and neighborhoods that surround it.
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Kampung Baru Walk Map

Guide Name: Kampung Baru Walk
Guide Location: Malaysia » Kuala Lumpur
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: nataly
Jalan Rajah Abdullah

1) Jalan Rajah Abdullah

Jalan Raja Muda Musa

3) Jalan Raja Muda Musa

Jalan Rajah Abdullah

4) Jalan Rajah Abdullah

Mosquée de Kampung Baru

5) Mosquée de Kampung Baru

Jalan Raja Mahmud

7) Jalan Raja Mahmud

Lorong Raja  Muda Musa

8) Lorong Raja Muda Musa

Lorong Raja  Muda Musa

9) Lorong Raja Muda Musa

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