The Little India is a popular tourist destination that adds a colorful touch to the multi-cultural neighborhood in Kuala Lumpur. Although tiny in comparison with the Indian enclaves of Singapore or even Georgetown in Penang, Kuala Lumpur’s Little India is equally lively and colorful, steeped in the history and culture of the capital’s Indian community.
The attraction of Little India lies in its main street, Jalan Masjid India which takes its name from a famous Indian Muslim mosque, Masjid India. Standing along Jalan Masjid India are rows of shops and stalls that are decorated with Indian merchandises such as saris, silk cloth and other fabric, jewelry, flowers and spices.
Equally famous at Little India is the authentic Indian hawker food that is not only famous within the Indian community itself but also all over the country. Even foreigners are flocking here to try its various delicious Indian delicacies. Other attractions include the stalls that sell a variety of tasty and traditional Indian snacks such as pakoras and samosas.
Lorong Bunus is the street that marks the end of the northern side of Jalan Masjid India. If you walked to the end of the Lorong Bunus, it will lead you to a whole new world of the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Street which is the famous venue for night market or pasar malam.
An assortment of Indian goods are sold here, including household items and brassware, and it is also one of the best places in the city to sample authentic Indian street food. During the day, artisans, including garland makers, can be seen at work all along the street.
In short, the Little India is a true reflection of the multi-culture society of Malaysia. It’s like a melting pot from which you can see the Malay, Chinese as well as the Indian socializing with each other.
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