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KUALA LUMPUR CLASSIC



This is a fascinating tour of the oldest parts of the city. We highlight the most nostalgic attractions - quaint Chinatown and Colonial Kuala Lumpur. Their dramatic history has left colourful legacies, influences, a unique architectural heritage, a colourful mix of culture and decorative landmarks for visitors to admire. Lovers of culture, history or even old buildings will enjoy this tour of the glorious heritage of the old city.


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS


  • Chinatown's Petaling Street

    Has fine rows of pre-war shop houses and busy street vendors selling all manner of exotic oddities. The British once named Petaling Street the Monte Carlo of Malaya.

  • Sze Ya Temple

    The oldest and most venerable shrines in the city built by Kapitan Yap Ah Loy in 1864 on land that he donated. Yap Ah Loy, a tough leader of the Chinese community and one of the founders of present-day KL, was instrumental in the growth of Chinatown during the 1870s.

  • Sri Mahamariamman

    The oldest Hindu temple in the city with the unique temple design styles of southern India, it is still a busy worship place for local Hindus.

  • Central Market

    Built in 1936, this old market place was once a timber shed and a meeting place for traders in 19th century KL. The market was built at the site of the first settlement.

  • Masjid Jamek

    Of classic Moorish influenced design, the mosque was built near the site of the early Chinese miners' settlement and is situated in the triangular-shaped piece of land between the confluence of the muddy Klang River and Gombak River, thus giving the city its name of Kuala Lumpur or Muddy Estuary.

  • Colonial KL

    Old centre for Malaya's British colonial rulers featuring: The Padang (Independence Square), Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Royal Selangor Club, St. Mary's Anglican Church & KL Railway.

  • Station Teh Tarik demonstration

    Teh tarik literally means "stretched tea" and is cooled by swiftly pouring hot tea from one mug to another. An authentic culinary art form that is most enjoyable to witness. Teh Tarik is a fashionable way of making tea in Malaysia and is still a must-have favourite of Malaysians from all walks of life.

DepartPick-Up TimeDurationTour Operations Min 2 pax up
9.00 a.m.Between 8.45 a.m.4 hrs
2.00 p.m.Between 1.45 p.m.4 hrs

Organiser

Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi
International Federation of Engineering Education Societies
Society of Engineering Education Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


Supported By

Malaysia Council of Engineering Deans                Malaysia Ministry of Tourism And Culture                Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau                Malaysia Truly Asia


Silver Sponsor

Associate Sponsor

Dassault Systemes
Math Works         EMGS         MMC Corporation Berhad


Technical Co-Sponsor

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


Co-Host

Collaborators

Universiti Teknologi Petronas
Philippine Association of Engineering Schools       Universitas Indonesia       Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia       Universiti Sains Malaysia       Universiti Teknologi Mara       Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia