This is a fascinating commercial district to explore on foot, along high-traffic streets, quiet back lanes and sheltered five-foot walkways. Take in the idyllic morning vibe and colourful murals along Lorong Panggung and have breakfast at one of its hole-in-the-wall eateries. Drop by Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh temples for a glimpse of Kuala Lumpur’s diverse religious fabric. Check out the bric-a-brac and street food along Petaling Street Market and then some more along Madras Lane and Jalan Hang Lekir. If it gets too hot in the afternoon, you can slip into one of the air-conditioned cafés around, such as Jao Tim and Merchant’s Lane. After dark, pop into one of the bars that are drawing more young people to explore the neighbourhood, such as PS150, Botak Liquor and Shuang Xi.