Visit to The SinSeh-Medicine Man of Chinatown

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Tour Period: Morning

tour highlights

-Visit a temple where you see locals offering alms and prayers.
-See one of the few wet market still thriving in the heart of the city selling all kinds of local produce.
-Visit a stall selling hell-money.
-Visit a Sinseh, a Chinese traditional medicine man
-Lunch in Chinatown, where the locals come to.

    tour details

    This walking tour is conducted by a local guide using the public transport where necessary. Amongst the many activities in Chinatown you will see in this live museum, you will visit a temple where you see locals offering alms and prayers. Later, visit a Sinseh, a Chinese traditional medicine man and watch the Sinseh practice this ancient art and if you wish, you can even have a personal medical consultation! See various form of herbal medication ranging from dried herbs and roots to the more convenient powdered or capsule form.

    tour description

    Chinatown at the heart of Kuala Lumpur is a colourful and bustling place deeply immersed in Oriental culture, heritage and history. Chinatown is not only popular to the tourists as a well-known bargain hunter's paradise, but it is also where the locals go for their daily chores. This is the place where old Chinese trades still thrive and one of them is the age old Chinese traditional medicine, largely consisting of roots and plants.

    This walking tour is conducted by a local guide using the public transport where necessary. Tour starts with a walk-about in Chinatown introducing this old quarters of Kuala Lumpur. Amongst the many activities you will see in this "live museum", you will visit a temple where you see locals offering alms and prayers. See one of the few wet market still thriving in the heart of the city selling all kinds of local produce. Next, peek into another old Chinese tradition of how they honor the dead. Visit a stall selling joss paper, "hell-money", as well as other papier-m'e2ch'e9 items and paper-crafts made into burnt offerings to the dead during holidays and special occasions, to ensure that the spirit of the deceased has lots of good things in the afterlife.
    Later, visit a Sinseh, a Chinese traditional medicine man and watch the Sinseh practice this ancient art and if you wish, you can even have a personal medical consultation! See various form of herbal medication ranging from dried herbs and roots to the more convenient powdered or capsule form. Why not take home some herbal remedies that may come in handy when one is "under the weather". If that is too much to handle, let the guide take you to sample some refreshment that are prepared using these similar herbs and roots of the Chinese medicine. The cooling herbs are very effective to help "cool" us down in this tropical heat.
    End the tour with a lunch in Chinatown, where the locals come to.

    includes

    Transfer from/to hotel included: YES
    Meals included: Lunch
      Tour code: KULDMVSM

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