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Written by Priyanka Sharma on July 27, 2023 Share on

Little India – Kuala Lumpur Makes You Feel At Home

The Indian Community of Kuala Lumpur provides all its Tourist with an amazing opportunity to experience a tiny part of its subcontinent in Malaysia. The place is known as “Little India” which is filled with Indian Restaurants along with our Culture and a zillion shops for shopaholic located in a prime location in KL Sentral.

What’s special about Brickfields

Brickfields a district near Bangar in Kuala Lumpur is the official name for Little India in Malaysia. This place is filled with Indian residents staying in this area for many years now. The reason it makes you feel at home is that like India it has many temples, mosques, churches and shrines within its borders. This place is a cultural enclave. The Thean Hou Temple near Jalan Syed, one of the oldest temples in South East Asia, is situated here in Kuala Lumpur. Last but not the least the world-famous Vivekananda Ashram along Jalan Tun Sambanthan, is also situated within these borders. Today, it’s rapidly becoming a property hotspot due to its vicinity to Kuala Lumpur’s prime transport hub, KL Sentral.

Entrance of Little India
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Brickfields History

A Century and half earlier Brickfields was a town full of wooden houses and thatched roofs. A huge fire explosion occurred and destroyed the whole town in 1880, post which all the construction of houses was done using bricks and tiles. There is a gigantic brickyard within Little India constructed by an entrepreneur by the name Yap Ah Loy, which produced materials to build early Malaysia. Later on the Britishers constructed their Malayan Railways in that area. The labourers were migrated from India and Srilanka, and they never left Malaysia.

Little India

Brickfields means many things to different people. Be it a strong wedge of Indian Culture, a bewildering collection of various worship houses, famous tourist spot for travellers and shelter for bling massage centres, its a soul of its own. Kuala Lumpur’s Little India was originally situated in Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman until 2009 when it was moved to Brickfields.

The nearby markets on the street Jalan Tun Sambanthan are bombarded with sight, smell and tastes of India. There are also a lot of people who continue to wear the traditional clothes such as Sarees and jewels, eat food on the banana leaves and apply Henna on their hands and legs during occasions. The most famous of all is the ee-storied Indian Bazaar where you can flaunt your bargaining skills. The best view of these places is in the evening when the whole place lights up, bringing more colour and soul to the street of Little India.

Streets within Little India
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Basic Information

Usually, the travellers spend about 2 hours to explore Litte India in Kuala Lumpur. After all the exploring is done, they head to taste the mouthwatering local food served on the banana leaf in the traditional South Indian style. Little India is located within walking distance from KL Sentral and has a lot to offer of course budget-friendly too.

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