Brickfields (Little India)
Brickfields is located on the west side of central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is also known as Little India due to the high percentage of its Indian population. KL Sentral Station which is the main public transportation hub in Kuala Lumpur is located in Brickfields.
Brickfields houses a number of famous landmarks such as the century old Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Temple of Fine Arts and the Vivekananda Ashram that was built in the early 19th century.
This Little India has variety of shops owned by Indian businessmen.There are spice shops, grocery outlets, sweet and snacks shops, textile shops, goldsmiths, hotels, restaurants, food stalls and flower stalls. It is also popular for its Indian food delicacies especially the banana leaf rice. The place is always packed with people shopping especially during the Deepavali and Thaipusam celebration.
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The shops in the areas usually start operating at 10.00 a.m and cease their operation at to 9:00 p.m.
Brickfields has no specific entrance fee.
The entrance fee differs according to the premises visited.
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Today Brickfields is experiencing many changes. Around Kuala Lumpur Sentral there are many high-rise buildings in the making—new shopping mall (Nu Sentral), hotels and office towers. The good old Brickfields area has undergone a redevelopment process like beautification projects and widening of roads—making Little India more attractive and swanky for residents and tourists alike.
To tell the truth, if you ask me about food in Brickfields, guaran-damn-teed I’ll answer Indian food. Vishal and Gopala come to mind almost instantaneously, since these places were marked in this Motormouth to-eat list since ages ago.
There are a few sights to see in Brickfields, but the one thing you cannot miss is the banana leaf rice. You won’t have to look hard to find a restaurant serving up chicken, curried vegetables, rice and poppadoms atop a banana leaf, and you won’t regret trying this popular dish. The locals eat with their hands but there’s cutlery available too, depending on how brave you’re feeling.
Thean Hou Temple
Thean Hou Temple is a 6-tiered temple built to honor the Chinese sea goddess Tian Hou. It is also known as the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven.
Kuala Lumpur Sentral is a transit-oriented development that houses the main railway station of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. As the main Intercity transportation hub, it hosts Monorail services, LRT services, KTM ETS Services, KTM Komuter Services and ERL Service under its roof.
Temple Of Fine Arts
The temple of fine arts KL encourages and nurtures appreciation for the Indian arts and culture by providing space for performance such as classical dance, traditional Indian music and other form of Indian arts.