Have a knowledgeable local guide bring you into hidden alleys and shops so that you can discover souvenirs and Malaysian delicacies at amazing prices that you would have missed if you were on your own!
Stoke your appetite as you stroll through the streets of bustling Kuala Lumpur in search of trinkets to bring home as souvenirs. There are countless shops and carts, some hidden away in alleys, that litter the popular streets. They sell unique little crafts that are often handmade with care and love. Let your local guide lead you to some of the best shops with amazing discounted prices for some personal shopping and learn the Malaysian culture of bargaining to get the lowest prices on goods.
Observe how Malaysians interact with one another, from calling older people we’re not even family with “auntie” and “uncle” to the diverse chorus of languages and dialects that fill the air as passers-by chatter. You can only experience such a natural and genuine coming-together of people from different walks of life in the busy streets of Malaysia, where conversation flows and people go about their lives. Once you’ve filled your hands with various Malaysian products and souvenirs, the sun should have set just in time for a good dinner.
The traditions of Malaysia have been woven together in spite of differences between races and religions. Taking respectfully from each existing culture in the country, flavours have been blended together to create one that is true, distinctly and uniquely Malaysian. Experience food like never before with flavours that play on your tongue and can be sweet, sour and savoury all in one bite! Have your guide enthusiastically tell you about how the diverse cultures of Malaysia have influenced the food to create the foodie paradise that Malaysia is known to be.
Go around and sample food from Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures. You will make stops at three or more destinations which all offer up something special of their own to try. A lot of places take into account the restrictions some religions and races practice with their food, so most have the Halal certification, and some may not serve pork or beef. Malaysians can really take on spice, so if you have a preference when it comes to your food, do make it known to your guide and you will be brought to the perfect places!
Try Nasi Lemak, a dish that originated from Malaysia and is considered the national dish. Though now its popularity has spread throughout the world, the best place to try an authentic version is still in Malaysia itself. Malaysia has a multitude of rice and noodle dishes that are all worth trying as well as yummy kuih (snacks or dessert). There are also tropical fruits cut up and prepared for your immediate consumption at stalls all around, and eating these with asam (sweet and sour plum) powder is a common and popular way to enhance the flavour of the fruits. With the abundance of sights and food, you can walk, talk and snack your way to the end of the day!