If you want a guide who is attentive and personable and yet resourceful and efficient, you cannot ask for anyone better than Elena.
My wife and I met her at MATIC and unfortunately, due to unavoidable circumstances of our own, we were unable to actually bike through KL. Seeing our dilemma, she gave us the alternative of a walking tour instead. She made it clear that we couldn't cover all the destinations but to choose the one that called out to us best. We chose Kampung Baru.
Throughout the tour, she engaged us in conversation and by getting to know us in that brief few minutes, she figured out my passion for history and my wife's love of culture and cooking. She took the time to take us to the different places that she knew would interest us while making sure we were well taken care.
Because we had extra time, she even offered to show us the Chow Kit Market and along the way, she noticed an open temple and struck a conversation with the local monk which led to us unexpectedly enjoying a lesson on tea brewing and tasting.
Finally, we had a chance to sample the local cuisine thanks to the stalls outside the Chow Kit Market area.
All in all, a real pleasant experience and one that I would highly recommend to anybody, whether you are an international tourist or a local sightseer.