Kuala Lumpur Nightlife, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, with its urban spots, brightens nightly just as revelers, yuppies and youngsters party the night away at bars, pubs and clubs. Activities begin at 10 pm onwards though several nightspots open in advance.
Karaoke is a popular bustle. Being a Muslim country, authorities enforce a 3am closure for nightspots along the city areas and clubs along residential estates need to close at 1am. Sporadically, the police conduct raids randomly in places to check prostitution, illegal drugs and other vice.
Pubs & Clubs
Most well-known pubs and clubs are found along Golden Triangle area - specifically Bukit Bintang in Jalan Ampang or Sultan Ismail. Several hotels have in-house lounges and clubs which are similarly remarkable in ambience. A club’s highlight may be the dance floor, but for others it’s the café-like dining settings with relaxed seat preparations that chill. Exclusive clubs provide modern outlook and architecture and posh environment with music playing from R&B to House, old-schools to remixes.
Small and hip bars offer great conversations with friends in a bubbly atmosphere. Popular bars are located along Hartamas and Bangsar. Most bars offer alcohol, but beer is the highly popular drink. Occasional live performing bands entertain the crowds. Some bars have Japanese, classic-retro or Cuban theme.
Folks can also enjoy KL cafes with mixture of bar and pub-like ambiance along with dining at fine restaurants. Some offer a huge outdoor dining spot along with DJs playing the music. Select from international and local cuisines and cocktails. Restaurants usually stage local and imported solo artists and bands. The Planet Hollywood and Hard Rock Café sometimes host international singers.
Karaoke attracts those who love singing. The floor is divided into rooms with a TV and a karaoke set. Patrons can choose from international and local songs. Just turn up the volume, get the microphone and sing freely. This relaxing and enjoyable activity is typically done by a group of friends or officemates in order to laugh at each other for wrong tunes, thus making the activity an enjoyable one. Big-time karaoke bars which include branches in the Klang Valley also offer buffet dinners in order to allow patrons to eat while singing the night away.
Aside from bars, karaoke, restaurants and clubs, students and working people of Klang Valley also take pleasure in drinking and eating in Indian roadside-stalls known as “Mamak.” It is used now to describe street-side or road-side stalls for eating at night. Indian food is the custom, however, contemporary times made a lot of Mamak stall owners to include Western, Chinese more attention-grabbing cuisine.
It has a very simple setup. Plastic chairs and tables are scattered along the parking lots, flat pavements and street curbs. In spite of the health risks it may cause on the people who are eating there, these Mamak are a highly popular type of night-time goings-on among friends. All you need to do is gather around the plastic table, have a taste of their drinks and chat the night away until it is time to go back home and look forward to another night at these friendly stalls just in Kuala Lumpur.
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