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growth over the years at the sites where it all began. The tour starts at 9am and takes 2Ω hours.
JALAN-JALAN @KAMPUNG BARU
Founded in 1899, Kampong Baru is the oldest Malay residential area in KL. Despite modernisation, it remains untouched with a typical village atmosphere.
During the walk, you are exposed to several interesting sites including Master Mat’s House (a traditional Malay house built in 1921 by a former headmaster of an English school in Setapak), Kelab Sultan Sulaiman Gallery (which showcases the history of the Malay political struggle), Rumah Limas
(another traditional Malay house built in 1913), Malay Food Street (Jalan Raja Muda), Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru and the evening street bazaar (on Jalan Raja Alang). The tour begins at 4.30pm.
OLD KL AND NATURAL WALK
Before KL became the bustling metropolis it is today, the old city was dotted with settlements linked by small tracks through the rainforest.
Explore eight historical landmarks — Loke Chow Kit Mansion, Jamek Mosque, Old Marker Square, Central Market and Kasturi Walk, Sin Sze Si Ya Temple, Petaling Street, Telecommunication Museum
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Car-free mornings in two cities allow the public to run, cycle and stroll on roads otherwise used by cars.
A move to promote greener KL as well as a healthy lifestyle, the car-free morning is held every first and third Sunday of each month.
From 6am to 9am, about 5km of major roads in the city centre are closed for various
activities including cycling, jogging, walking, rollerblading, rollerskating and skateboarding.
Every second Sunday of the month, between 6am and 9.30am is car-free morning with several routes leading to Dataran Kemerdekaan in Section 14 closed. Cycling, walking and aerobics are among the activities that are held during the time.
Shah Alam City Council provides bicycle and roller-blade rental services.
Get your bicycles ready for some time on two wheels.
Opened in 2015, the 5.5km bicycle lane stretches from Mid Valley City to Dataran Merdeka. The route passes through the Klang River, Brickfields, Kompleks Dayabumi compound and Lebuh Pasar Besar.
There are plans to add two bike paths — a 4km route from Wangsa Maju to Taman Melati and another 2km stretch from Wangsa Maju to Taman Batu Muda.
The Shah Alam City Council has constructed a dedicated 10km bicycle lane as part of its efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle in the city.
The lanes — constructed in 2013 — connect Section 4, to Shah Alam High Court, Taman Tasik Shah Alam, the commercial centre in Sections 14 and 2. In future, the lanes will be extended to Section 20.
The Kepong Metropolitan Park cycling lane is suitable for those who are still learning and those who have difficulty riding a bike.
The park offers an area around the fountain where they can learn without worrying
about bumping into cyclists. It has a 3km cycling path around the lake.
JOIN A RUNNING GROUP
If you hate running alone, there are several running groups you can join. It is a fun way to enjoy your favourite activity, meet people and learn more about running techniques.
KLCC RUNNERS GROUP
Become a member of KLCC Runners Group for free and join the group run on first and third Sunday every month during KL Carfree morning.
The group also organises weekly events for members which include: Pose Method Running Clinics (by certified trainers), Integrated Yoga (designed for runners), HIIT designed to increase core strength and Running Workshops. For details, go to www.klccrunners.com
The group started in 2013 as a training run for a Kyser Rugby club. However, with a lack of participants, the remaining members decided to set-up a running group.
The group runs twice a week in Sri Hartamas and Taman Tun Dr Ismail. It has experienced runners to motivate and guide newbies on the right ways to run.
Most of the training and events are communicated via its Facebook Group — www. facebook.com/kyserunkrew
KLANG VALLEY RUNNING CLUB (KVRC)
The club was formed in 2013 as a platform
for members to exchange news on the local running scene. Since then, as more people joined in, the team has its own jersey and has travelled internationally. The group mostly joins night run in the Klang Valley.
Go to https://www.facebook.com/ KVRCmalaysia
FREE AEROBICS AND
TAI CHI SESSIONS
Kuala Lumpur City Hall Department of Culture, Arts and Sports organises free weekly aerobic and zumba sessions at parks under its management.
The programme is held every Sunday at 8am at Taman Metropolitan Kepong, Taman Botani Perdana, Taman Tasik Ampang Hilir, Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Taman Tasik Permaisuri, Taman Keramat, Taman Tasik Manjalara, Taman Lembah Kiara, Taman Rekreasi Bukit Jalil and Taman Rekreasi Pudu Ulu.
There are also free aerobic sessions at Taman Lembah Kiara in Taman Tun Dr Ismail every Sunday from 8am to 9am
Free tai chi and aerobics are held everyday in Taman Tasik Shah Alam from 7.30am to 8.30am
Experience the Kampung Baru walking tour.
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Ninebot riders during KL Car-free morning.
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and KL Forest Eco Park. The walk starts at 9am and ends at 11.30am.
Shah Alam bike lanes.
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Become a member of KLCC Runners Group for free.
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Tai chi exercises at Taman Tasik Shah Alam.
Kyserun Krew running group.
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