Little India@Brickfields which is located on the west side of the Brickfields township is a new development initiative undertaken by Malaysia’s Ministry of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing and Kuala Lumpur City Hall. It is a vibrant commercial centre along Jalan Tun Sambanthan, which is predominantly Indian in character.
The historical relationship of Brickfields to the development of modern Kuala Lumpur, stretches back to over 100 years, when the first brick buildings and shop houses in the old town centre were constructed with bricks which came from the clay pits and kilns set up in this area.
Recently the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad Ismail launched a map on Little India@Brickfieds as a guide for tourists to discover the architecture, cultural heritage, sights and sounds of the township. At the same time, Kuala Lumpur City Hall is also offering free walking tour for tourists to learn about the history, communities and trade found here. It will be conducted by qualified tourist guides and will take about two and half hours beginning from the YMCA on Jalan Tun Sambanthan and ending at Little India@Brickfields. The walking tour starts at 8.00 a.m. and available every first and third Saturday of every month.