Explore Kuala Lumpur as it thrums with life come nightfall; pay homage at an illuminated old Hindu Temple, gallivant around Chinatown and taste authentic palate-pleasing cuisine.
As the sun sets, the city of Kuala Lumpur takes on a new life, displaying a different side and varying splendours that are more pronounced come twilight. This tour would take you on a night journey; exploring an al fresco bazaar at Chinatown, a Hindu temple that is perhaps the oldest in the city, and cap the evening off with a delectable Malay cuisine for dinner that is enlivened by a cultural show for a taste of Malaysian food and culture.
First up, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, situated on the fringe of Chinatown KL, is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur that was founded in 1873. The temple was a refuge and place of worship for early Indian immigrants and has since become an important cultural and national heritage. As you step onto holy grounds, the smoky aroma stemming from incense, intricate carvings of deities and the rising and ebbing voices of Hindu priests chanting in unison serves to evoke a hallowed aura that is soothing and assuring.
Once you have paid your respects and committed the intricate carvings and architecture to memory, brave the buzzing throng at the lively Chinatown’s night market where you can find numerous bric-a-bracs, cheap textiles and dubious bags being sold. Stand aside as you observe the friendly banter, boisterous haggling and colourful conversations exchanged between foreigners and locals or join in to purchase some exquisite tribal carvings.
After a decent amount of walking is done, food will definitely be on your mind. Head towards a prominent restaurant for a sumptuous meal to end the tour on a delicious note. Try out the assortment of flavourful local dishes and happily indulge in local delights as you are entertained by cultural performances choreographed for your enjoyment. Take the time to sit back, relax and sip a cooling drink as it has been a long but memorable day out.