Is it your first time in Malaysia? Are you an introvert who feels nervous about joining big tour groups or exploring the city on your own?
Don’t worry — I’ve got you covered. I will be your local friend cum private guide for four hours (you will not be sharing the tour with anyone else). I will also help you explore local delicacies based on your dietary needs/restrictions.
On top of that, if you have any question about solo traveling, I will be more than happy to share tips and stories.
The tour is also ideal for those on a layover in KLIA/KLIA2, as it starts and ends in KL Sentral, which is easily accessible from the airport.
How to Book
Although this tour is meant for solo travelers, I can also accommodate small groups. So, if you’re more than one person, please send me a message so that I can open up a slot for you.
Where You Will Go
SRI MAHA MARIAMMAN TEMPLE
GUAN DI TEMPLE (Subject to opening hours)
Duration: Approx. 4 hours.
Who It's For
This tour is ideal for:
1. Solo Travelers – As a solo traveler myself, I know what it feels like to be alone in a foreign country. Although generally solo travelers enjoy being on their own (that’s why they travel solo), sometimes it’s nice to have someone to talk to and show you around, and help you take pictures of yourself.
2. Introverts – I’m also an introvert myself. I know that joining a big tour group can be intimidating. Although I can talk a lot when I’m doing the tour, I can also respect your need for some peace and quiet. There’s absolutely no pressure to keep the conversation going all the time.
3. People Who Don’t Like Big Tour Groups – I get it — you don’t like to be herded around from one place to another by someone carrying a tour flag and speaking into a microphone. Me neither!
With a private tour, you can personalize it to your liking. You can choose to spend more time at the attractions that you like, and skip the ones that you don’t. No more rushing to catch up with the other tourists. You get to take your time to enjoy the tour at your own pace.
4. Travelers on Transit – If you only have several hours in Kuala Lumpur, this tour is perfect for you because you’ll get to see most of the city’s main attractions within a short span of time.
Plus, the tour starts and ends in KL Sentral, which is easily accessible from the airport. Please note, however, that it takes approximately 1 hour to travel between these two points. I can make minor adjustments based on your time, but please let me know before booking.
5. First-Time Visitors in Malaysia – If it’s your first time in Malaysia or first time in Asia/Southeast Asia, I’m sure you have so many questions. You can go ahead and ask me anything — from politics to cultures to religions — don’t worry about being politically correct.
6. Expats/Digital Nomads who have just arrived in Malaysia and are planning to stay. By the end of this tour, you will know how to use the public transports, how to say basic phrases in the local language, how to order food in local restaurants, where to hang out, the dos and don’ts, and everything you need to know to make your stay more comfortable.
This tour may not be suitable for:
1. Young Children – Kuala Lumpur weather can be brutal. The temperature usually hovers around 32-34 degrees Celsius, but the sky can open up anytime. Besides, the tour will take you to historical and cultural attractions that young children might not find very exciting.
2. Those with Mobility Issues – Unfortunately, Kuala Lumpur is not very wheelchair friendly. Most places do not have wheelchair ramps. To cross the road, sometimes you have to use an overpass/underpass. Elevators and escalators are frequently out of order.
3. Big Groups – The reason I cater only to solo travelers and small groups is so that I can really connect with each one of my guests on a personal level. I want them to be able to talk to me and get to know me not only as their tour guide, but also as a person who has lived here all my life. In return, I would also like to know their interests, so that I can tailor the tour to suit their preferences.
What to Bring
- Comfortable walking shoes/sandals
- Drinking water
- Money for food/souvenirs/personal expenses
The weather in Kuala Lumpur is very unpredictable, so it’s also recommended to bring these items:
- As this activity involves some walking and stair-climbing, you should be of reasonable fitness level. Carrying big luggage/backpack is not recommended.
- Ladies, if you wish to enter Batu Caves or any of the Hindu temples, you have to cover your knees. So, if you’re wearing shorts or short skirts, please bring along a sarong. Otherwise, you’ll have to rent one at the entrance. For entering mosques, there are robes provided for free.
- This is a walking tour and will be done mostly by walking and taking public transports. I will bear the cost of the bus/train fares.
- Food is not included in the package. However, please let me know beforehand if you have any food restrictions, so that I know where to take you.
- In the event of very heavy rain or thunderstorm, the tour will be cancelled with a full refund or rescheduled (subject to my availability).
About Your Host
My name is Ummi. I was born and raised in Malaysia, and have lived in Kuala Lumpur for over 10 years.
I’m also a solo traveler who has been to 49 countries (at the time of writing). In my free time, I blog and sometimes write short stories. I’ve had several short stories published by local publishers.
Click here to find out more about me.
Why You Must Book This Tour
I’ll let the testimonials speak for themselves. Here’s what my previous guests have had to say:
Are you planning to visit Kuala Lumpur soon? Do you have any more questions/suggestions about the tour? Share them in the comment section below. Hope to see you soon!