Here’s one of the activities in Jalan Alor that you can do, well, it isn’t exactly in Jalan Alor but we promise you won’t have to travel far for it. Experience and unmasked a side of Kuala Lumpur that most are not aware of in this free heritage guided walk at Dataran Merdeka.
“Dataran Merdeka was chosen as the pilot programme for the free heritage guided walks in the capital considering its status as the focal point of the British administration before our independence. It is also a classic example of our success in preserving original structures and its historical value.” – Ahmad Phesal Talib, Kuala Lumpur Mayor
Article by: Guided Tours at Dataran Merdeka to Help Tourism
“Taking in 11 heritage buildings and sites located around Dataran Merdeka, this 2.5 hourlong walk is the perfect way to gain real insight into some of KL’s most important historical locations.”
Article by: Vision KL
“It also covers the Government Printing Office (1898), Chartered Bank (1919), St Mary Cathedral (1895), Royal Selangor Club (1884) and the field where the British Union Jack was lowered and the flag of an independent Federation of Malaya raised for the first time on Aug 31, 1957.”
This 2.5 hour walk starting at the KL City Gallery in Dataran Merdeka takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9am is the perfect way for you to gain an insight into some of the city’s most important historical locations.
The best part is this tour is free and guided by professional tour guides as part of the city’s wish to promote its history but you will have to register prior. Once registered, you may stop at the Royal Selangor Club to enjoy refreshments and a cultural dance performance.
For more details on the guided tour or to register, please go to www.visitkl.gov.my.
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