Top Virtual Tours in Kuala Lumpur

The Top 9 Virtual Tours in Kuala Lumpur

These days, virtual tours are all the rage. Not everyone can go out as they always could and enjoy all the wonderful sites Kuala Lumpur has to offer.

Knowing this, we thought it would be perfectly fitting to provide you with a list of the top virtual tours in Kuala Lumpur. We’ll be including the average cost for these kinds of tours, the specific tours offered, and a couple of client reviews so come on and read along!

The Top Virtual Tours in Kuala Lumpur

We put together this list of the top virtual tour companies in Malaysia based on the following things:

Number of participants – The reason we found this important was because we want to make sure that the groups weren’t too big. This would make it harder to be able to really ask all the questions you want and enjoy the tour.
Duration – Different tours have different durations based on the location and what they have to teach you.
Immersion – We also made sure to check whether or not these tours allowed the participants to immerse themselves in the traveling experience.

1. LokaLocal’s Virtual Visit to Kampung Baru

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TOUR DURATION1 hour
ADDRESSSentral Business Suite @ Kompleks Sentral Point, 1-11, Jalan Tks 1, Taman Kajang Sentral, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
WEBSITEhttps://www.lokalocal.com/tour/4350/virtual-visit-to-kampung-baru
CONTACT DETAILS+60 12-233 2994 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURS9:00 am - 5:00 pm
CriteriaRating
Number of participants★★★★★ (5/5)
Duration★★★★★ (5/5)
Immersion★★★★★ (5/5)

Lokalocal’s Virtual Visit to Kampung Baru is a virtual tour conducted on Zoom. The tour is led by Fuad who speaks both English and Malay.

Kampung Baru is Fuad’s hometown so he’s able to really make you feel at home and get to know the area.

It costs RM 39 per head and the tour lasts for an hour. You’ll be visiting Sekolah Agama Kampung Baru, Kampung Baru Mosque, Chow Kit Market, and the Tatt Khalsa Diwan Gurdwara Sikh Temple.

Each tour has a capacity of 1 – 6 travelers. We like that they keep the number of people on a tour pretty small because this makes it easier to really immerse yourself in the tour and ask all the questions you want.

If you wish to have more people accommodated on your tour, you can send a quick message on the website and make arrangements for this to happen. Also make sure to ask about their cancellation policy because, sadly, they don’t mention this on their website.

To book this tour for you and your loved ones, click here. Be sure to book at least one day in advance!

If you have a specific date in mind and you don’t see an availability on the website, you can also reach out to Fuad and he’ll try to help you out.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Lots of sites
  • Has tour guide
  • Can be booked just one day in advance
  • Accommodates English and Malay speakers

Cons

  • Limited to only 6 participants
  • Doesn’t mention cancellation policy

Customer Reviews

Delight to have as a guide, great insights

“Fuad was a delight to have as a guide to learn more about .mpung Baru. Although I have been to KL, the stories that Fuad shared and the meanings behind the different structures found in the area provided me with greater insight to the history and lives of the people who lived in this area specifically. Bummed that I am not able to taste the many food and dessert recommendations by Fuad but once travel restrictions has eased I am convinced !should go there and ‘,them myself, Thank you for the sharing and the walkabout made me feel that I was there too enjoying the sights, :)” –Nur

2. LokaLocal’s Old Kuala Lumpur: Chinatown Cultural Walk 

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TOUR DURATION1.5 hours
ADDRESSSentral Business Suite @ Kompleks Sentral Point, 1-11, Jalan Tks 1, Taman Kajang Sentral, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
WEBSITEhttps://www.lokalocal.com/tour/4394/old-kuala-lumpur-chinatown-cultural-walk
CONTACT DETAILS+60 12-233 2994 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURS9:00 am - 5:00 pm
CriteriaRating
Number of participants★★★★☆ (4/5)
Duration★★★★★ (5/5)
Immersion★★★★★ (5/5)

Here we have LokaLocal’s Old Kuala Lumpur: Chinatown Cultural Walk. This tour has a capacity of 1 – 10 travelers and lasts for 1.5 hours.

On this tour, you’ll be taken around one of Kuala Lumpur’s oldest areas which is Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown. This area is well-known for its street markets and food stalls so you’ll also learn a lot about this.

You’ll also be taught all about the traditional businesses, trades, and cuisine of the community. All of this from a 360-degree bird’s eye view which we think is pretty exciting.

Another thing we find really exciting is that you’ll be hearing in-depth stories from your tour guide about the rich culture of the Indians, Sikhs, and the Malaysian Chinese living in the area. If you’d prefer a Muslim-friendly tourist guide, you can also request one from LokaLocal’s.

This tour costs RM 50/pax which we think is pretty affordable given the length and scope of the tour. To easily book a slot or ten, just click here and be sure to ask about their cancellation policy since they don’t mention it on their website.

Make sure to book at least 2 days before your preferred date. After booking online, you’ll receive an email containing all the details needed to join this virtual tour.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Lots of sites to visit
  • Has tour guide
  • Muslim-friendly tourist guide available

Cons

  • Needs to be booked 2 days in advance
  • Doesn’t mention cancellation policy
  • Only one language option (English)

Customer Reviews

Good experience, enjoyable, highly recommended

“I joined the Old Kuala Lumpur: Chinatown Cultural Walk on 27 June 2021 and it was such a good experience. I realised that there’s much I didn’t know about Kuala Lumpur despite having lived in the Klang Valley all my life. The tour guides, Ms. Jane Rai and Mr. Stevie Chan, made everything enjoyable and were very patient in entertaining our enquiries. I highly recommend this tour. Going on a virtual tour is a unique experience that everyone should try at least once, especially at a time like now.” –Nadhirah

Knowledgeable tour guides, enlightening, definitely recommended

I attended the virtual tour of Chinatown and I was so happy that I did. Jane was extremely knowledgeable on the history of Chinatown, I was pleasantly surprised with all that I learned. I would have never known the history in such detail if I hadn’t attended her virtual tour. Being a Malaysian citizen my whole life, I was surprised that I didn’t know a lot at all before the tour. Thank you Jane for the enlightenment. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone. Citizens and tourists included.” – Softia

3. Explore Malaysia Virtually 360 Sin Sze Si Ya Temple Tour

CriteriaRating
Number of participants★★★★★ (5/5)
Duration★★★★★ (5/5)
Immersion★★★★☆ (4/5)

The Explore Malaysia Virtually 360 Sin Sze Si Ya Temple Tour is a tour conducted live from this taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur. 

The reason why this is such a cultural landmark is because this temple is the oldest Taoist temple in all of Malaysia.

During this tour, you’ll learn all about the temples which we think are already pretty cool in and of themselves. This is why we like it more knowing that you’ll also be learning about all the various rituals performed by devotees.

You’ll also be taught about the various deities worshiped in the Taoist community. The goal of this tour is to help you have a better understanding of the Taoist devotees’ common practices.

This tour lasts around an hour and accommodates 1-10 participants per Zoom session. We think this is a pretty decent tour size for a virtual tour.

You can check out more about the tour here. You’ll notice the tour isn’t available yet but be sure to check in again soon to see if this exciting tour is back up again yet.

Pros

  • Has tour guide
  • Accommodates up to 10 participants

Cons

  • Currently unavailable
  • Not much information on their website

4. Explore Malaysia Virtually 360 Colonial Enclave Tour

Explore Malaysia Virtually 360 Colonial Enclave Tour's Homepage
CriteriaRating
Number of participants★★★★★ (5/5)
Duration★★★★★ (5/5)
Immersion★★★★☆ (4/5)

Have you ever wanted to check out the colonial buildings around Jalan Raja? Explore Malaysia Virtually’s 360 Colonial Enclave Tour makes this possible from the comfort of your own home.

It’s a 360-degree tour that focuses on the British Administration buildings surrounding Jalan Raja. These buildings date as far back as the 1800’s.

During this tour, you’ll be virtually shown around the buildings used by the British colonial government. You’re sure to learn more about the culture, history, and architecture of these buildings. 

Whether you’re a local or a tourist, this is a pretty interesting tour to go on to learn about all of this.

We also like that this tour accepts 1-10 participants which isn’t too big or too small of a group for a virtual tour. As of this time of writing, it’s not available but be sure to keep your eye out for when they open this tour up again!

Pros

  • Has tour guide
  • Accommodates up to 10 participants

Cons

  • Currently unavailable
  • Not much information on their website

5. Artemis Art’s MONOCHROME

Artemis Art’s MONOCHROME's Homepage
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TOUR DURATIONUnlimited
ADDRESSLot 21 & 22, Level G4 Publika @ Dutamas, No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
WEBSITEhttp://www.artemisartgallery.com/
CONTACT DETAILS+60 12-373 2188
OPERATING HOURSMon-Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
CriteriaRating
Number of participants★★★★★ (5/5)
Duration★★★★★ (5/5)
Immersion★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Now, we have something a bit different on our hands here. We have the Artemis Art’s MONOCHROME.

Artemis Art is known for being a small, cosmopolitan art gallery in Kuala Lumpur. This exhibit, MONOCHROME, was done in partnership with the Jakarta-based art gallery, Art Serpong Gallery.

It was put online for people to enjoy virtually so they could still display the amazing works of art of the participating artists despite the current situation. It’s been up for about a year now and hundreds of people have visited the website to admire these.

This tour can be done here completely free of charge. You can also go around as many times as you want and for as long as you want because there’s no time limit.

You can either use their guided tour or manually go through the tour alone. We highly encourage you to use a desktop browser or the Artsteps mobile app for this tour because it may be a bit harder to maneuver on your mobile browser.

Take note that the website also malfunctions from time to time even on a website browser, though. All you have to do is refresh it or come back at a later time to be able to view it properly.

Pros

  • Has an iOS and Android compatible app
  • No time limit
  • Free of charge
  • Has option for guided tour

Cons

  • Website doesn’t function consistently
  • Not recommended for mobile browsers

6.  360stories’ Kuala Lumpur Cultural & Heritage Tour

360stories’ Kuala Lumpur Cultural & Heritage Tour's Homepage
CriteriaRating
Number of participants★★★★☆ (4/5)
Duration★★★★☆ (4/5)
Immersion★★★★★ (5/5)

360stories’ Kuala Lumpur Cultural & Heritage Tour is a 45-minute virtual tour that takes you around the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the National Palace, and National Textile Museum.

It has a maximum capacity of 20 participants and is conducted over Zoom. Sadly, they only cater to English speakers for now.

It seems like a pretty straightforward tour of the most visited places in Kuala Lumpur so it’s a good tour to attend if you want to see these places. However, it costs around RM 68 per person which is a bit steep in our opinion.

To book a tour, you can go here. You’ll also notice that you can book a custom tour for just you and your loved ones.

We love this option because then you’ll be able to accommodate up to 40 people and you’ll have the privacy of just touring virtually with people you know and love. These custom tours start at $2,115. 

Pros

  • Has custom tours
  • Last for 45 minutes
  • Custom tours can be made on website
  • Can accommodate up to 20 participants

Cons

  • Relatively pricey
  • Only one language option (English)

7. 360stories’ Batu Caves Virtual Tour

CriteriaRating
Number of participants★★★★☆ (4/5)
Duration★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Immersion★★★★☆ (4/5)

Batu Caves is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Malaysia and fortunately, thanks to 360stories, you can visit it virtually. This is through their Batu Caves Virtual Tour, which costs RM 64 per person.

The tour lasts a short 15 minutes but, in those 15 minutes, you get to explore the entire cave with a guide which we think is very important. The guide will show you the Lord Murugan Statue and the Hindu shrines which are what make the cave so popular.

You’ll also learn all about the interesting history of the area. Take note that this tour only caters to English speakers at the moment.

Each tour can accommodate up to 20 people. You can set a schedule for your tour here.

Now, considering how much it costs, we really do think that the tour is a bit pricier than needed but this must be to pay for the expertise of the tour guide above all.

By the way, you can also create a custom tour for up to 40 people on their website that starts at RM 2,115.

Pros

  • Has tour guide
  • Can accommodate up to 20 people
  • Has custom tours
  • Custom tours can be made on website

Cons

  • Relatively pricey
  • Short tour
  • Only one language option (English)

8. Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia’s Virtual Tour

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TOUR DURATIONFree time
ADDRESSSentral Business Suite @ Kompleks Sentral Point, 1-11, Jalan Tks 1, Taman Kajang Sentral, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
WEBSITEhttps://www.iamm.org.my/vr/
CONTACT DETAILS+603 2092 7070 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSDaily 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
CriteriaRating
Number of participants★★ ★ ★★  (5/5)
Duration★★ ★ ★★ (5/5)
Immersion★★ ★ ★ ☆ (4/5)

If you’ve ever wanted to go to Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia but haven’t been able to, you’ll be glad to know that they have a virtual tour. This tour allows you to zoom into and read a couple of their placed writings.

However, you won’t be able to properly zoom into everything because it can get a little blurry.

Anyway, let’s talk about what you’ll find around the museum. The first floor consists of the Architecture Gallery, Qur’an & Manuscript Gallery, and the Ottoman Room.

On the second floor, you’ll find the Ceramic Gallery, the Metal Gallery, the Armor Gallery, and the Textile Gallery. There’s also the India Gallery, Malay Gallery, and the China Gallery.

Each of these galleries have their own unique and interesting pieces of art and history that we highly recommend you check out.

Sadly, this virtual museum tour doesn’t come with a guide so you’ll have to go about the virtual tour yourself. Don’t worry though because the website is pretty easy to maneuver.

Pros

  • No time limit
  • Free of charge
  • Easy to maneuver

Cons

  • No tour guide
  • Hard to read writings

9. Buddyz’ Virtual Time Travel To 1904’s Of Kuala Lumpur

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TOUR DURATION45 minutes
ADDRESS81-1, Jalan Daun Inai Besar, Sunway SPK 3 Harmoni, 52200 Kuala Lumpur
WEBSITEhttps://www.buddyz.co/en/experiences/virtual-time-travel-to-1940s-of-kuala-lumpur
CONTACT DETAILS+60 14 367 2134 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSDaily 9:00 am-5:00 pm
CriteriaRating
Number of participants★★★★★ (5/5)
Duration★★★★★ (5/5)
Immersion★★★★★ (5/5)

Buddyz’ Virtual Time Travel To 1904’s Of Kuala Lumpur is a tour headed by a local who wants to show the most authentic way of Kuala Lumpur life. This includes hearing tons of stories in their tours that are both informative and casual.

You’ll be visiting the River Confluence and the most interesting spots of Kuala Lumpur and learning interesting facts about them. You’ll also be learning a bit of Arabic Script and Jawi which we think is a pretty cool activity.

This tour costs RM 40 per person and has two schedules per day. The first one starts at 9 in the morning and the second one starts at 5 in the afternoon.

Tours usually consist of around 2-6 people. However, if you are virtually touring in a larger group or alone, you can also let them know and they’ll be more than glad to make custom arrangements for you.

Also, we appreciate that they speak either English or Malay during the tours to accommodate those who speak these languages. 

Take note that they have a strict no refund policy for cancellations made less than 48 hours before the set date. However, 3 days or more before the scheduled date will grant you a full refund or allow you to rebook.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Has tour guide
  • 2 tours per day
  • Has custom tours
  • Accommodates 2-6 people
  • English and Malay options available

Cons

  • No refund policy
  • Requests for custom tours must be emailed

Customer Reviews

Good virtual tour, interactive session, good source of visual

Had a good virtual tour with Dean. Interactive session and good source of visual for audience to see old pictures instead of only commentary comparing to live tour.” -Sun

Very informative, easy to understand, worth it

“Wow! Very informative and easy to understand presentation. Although I knew the history of Kuala Lumpur but the way Tajuddin present it, surprise me. Learn extra facts about old and new Kuala Lumpur. I do recommend those who love heritage of Kuala Lumpur, to purchase this Virtual Time Travel. You do not have to be on site, just sit-back at home. Looking forward for the next two series. Worth it, keep up the good work En Tajuddin.” -Shaukan

10. Buddyz’ Virtual Kuala Lumpur & Chow Kit Market Tour

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TOUR DURATION45 minutes
ADDRESS81-1, Jalan Daun Inai Besar, Sunway SPK 3 Harmoni, 52200 Kuala Lumpur
WEBSITEhttps://www.buddyz.co/en/experiences/virtual-kuala-lumpur-chow-kit-market-tour
CONTACT DETAILS+60 14 367 2134 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSDaily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
CriteriaRating
Number of participants★★★★★ (5/5)
Duration★★★★☆ (4/5)
Immersion★★★★★ (5/5)

Buddyz’ Virtual Kuala Lumpur & Chow Kit Market Tour is a tour that takes you around Kuala Lumpur’s esteemed fresh market. This is known as the Chow Kit Market and is one of the largest wet markets in Kuala Lumpur.

You’ll learn all about how these types of markets impact the lives of those who live in Malaysia as well as play roles in the community. You’ll also get to see all kinds of different fresh produce.

You’ll also be taken to the dry market of Malay where you’ll see different kinds of textiles, prayer clothes, and street food.

This tour is available twice a day and lasts for 45 minutes. The first tour is at 9:00 am and the second one is at 3:00 pm.

An average group during this tour consists of 4-8 participants. However, if you would like a smaller or bigger group to be accommodated, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask them to make arrangements for you.

This tour costs RM 40 per pax. We find this really affordable especially considering all the fun activities you get to watch and do during this tour.

If you found all this information interesting, go on and set a tour schedule now.

Pros

  • Provides beef and kendang recipe
  • Affordable
  • Has tour guide
  • 2 tours per day
  • Has custom tours
  • Accommodates 4-8 people

Cons

  • No mention of languages spoken
  • No mention of cancellation policy

FAQs about  Virtual Tours in Kuala Lumpur


This brings us to the end of our list of the top virtual tours in Kuala Lumpur. We hope you found this insightful and that you have a great time exploring Kuala Lumpur through the tours.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and let us know all about how your tour went! We’d love to hear all about it.

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