Sight Seen : Beautiful Malaysia With Flight - Kampung Baru

Krishnanagar - Kampung Baru

The charm of this Malay area, gazetted by the British in the 1890s, lies in just wandering the streets, which you can also do with a guide on the city's free Kampung Baru walking tour. Traditional Malay wooden houses stand amid leafy gardens and people go quietly about their daily lives as they have done for decades. Along the way enjoy tasty home-cooked Malay food at unpretentious roadside cafes and stalls.

A stroll in the area could be combined with a visit to Bazaar Baru Chow Kit to the west. Also pause to take a look at Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru, founded in the 1880s but recently rebuilt, with its gateway decorated in beautiful glazed tiles. Explore the streets around here at the junction with Jln Daud to find many old wooden houses.