Nightclubs and bars in Malaysia

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    Star World Casino, Genting Highlands: A gambling paradise

    by hopang Updated Mar 24, 2009

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    Star World Casino is located at First World Plaza on the first floor of the podium of Hotel First World at Genting Highlands Resort in the state of Pahang. It is one of the only two casinos that are allowed to operate in Malaysia. Together with the main Casino de Genting, Genting Highlands Resort has been voted as Asia's and World's leading casino by World Travel Awards for the past few years. This is a great achievement indeed!

    Star World Casino was opened to the public in 2004. It has all the international classical table games such as Blackjack, Baccarat, Poker, Roulette, Money Wheel, French Boule, Pontoon, Pai Gow, Tai Sai, Three Pictures and Keno. You may notice from the names that some of the classic games are local! More and more sophisticated cashless electronic Jacpot slot machines are available at Star World Casino for the pleasure of the public.

    The Star World Casino is opened round the clock seven days a week! Cameras and video recording are not allowed in the casino! Unfortunately children below the age of 18 are not eligible to enter the casino!

    Dress Code: Decent clothings is required.

    Starworld's slot card for slot machines First World Plaza near entrance to Star World
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    Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur: In the heart of Chinatown

    by hopang Updated Mar 21, 2009

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    Jalan Petaling is located in the heart of Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur. The street is basically a brightly-lit make-shift night market dealing in wide range of household items ranging from cosmetics, watches which may be imitation and costume jewelleries to budget clothings, textiles and leather goods at bargain prices. The street is closed to vehicular traffic at night.

    Jalan Petaling and the surrounding areas are usually very crowded at night, during the weekends and eves of the public holidays. For those who are hungry and thirsty Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown is never short of eateries. Open-air cafés by the roadside are very popular with foreign tourists needing a beer or two to quench the thirst in hot humid Kuala Lumpur! Prices are comparatively cheap too even if the area is a popular tourist destination and attraction!

    Jalan Petaling night markets
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    Jonker Walk, Melaka: Open-air night markets

    by hopang Updated Mar 19, 2009

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    Jonker Walk is located at Jonker Street (known as Jalan Hang Jebat) right in the heart of Melaka's Chinatown in the historic city of Melaka. It is a narrow street with some of Melaka's oldest houses dating back to 17th century when Dutch conquored Melaka.

    Jonker Street is formerly known as Antique Street due to the many antique stores around the area selling ancient artifacts and various antiques from the past centuries. Jonker is a Dutch word which literally means master. Jonker Street is an ideal location to hunt and bargain for antiques and ancient artifacts.

    Jonker Walk was established in the year 2000 by Melaka State Government to boost the influx of foreign tourists to Melaka city. During the weekends from Friday to Sunday nights between 7.00 p.m. and 12.00 mignight, the whole street is closed to vehicular traffic and the street transforms into large open-air night markets. Wide range of items are on sale at the night markets including ornamental antiques, old copper coins, souvenirs, local delicious food, arts and crafts, clothings and textiles, CDs and DVDs, household utensils and wooden clog.

    It is always very crowded during those nights. Some old houses at Jonker Walk also organise dancing classes and Chinese classical music instrument performances. Open-air market at Jonker Walk is a very popular tourist attraction. Local Chinese prefer to sing karaoke at the permanent stage set up by the state government. Chairs are provided in front of the stage for interested spectators. It is an ideal spot to pass your evening! Don't miss Jonker Walk when you are in Melaka for your vacation!

    Karaoke session, Jonker Walk
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    Fook Look Restaurant: Taste of the Orient

    by glennkasner Written Jul 24, 2007

    We treated ourselves to an evening of Chinese culture at the Foot Look Restaurant. The Chinese Opera was entertaining if not somewhat confusing.
    The dinner served was excellent and after the show we were encouraged to pose with the cast.

    Dress Code: Smart Casual

    Posing with the cast of the Chinese Theatre Chinese Theatre Taxi anyone?
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    Jalan Alor Setar: Fabulous food but not western prices

    by sniktar Updated May 7, 2007

    Jalan Alor Setar provides the BEST fish meals in KL! A few ringgit per meal, ie about £1. I have never tasted food like it in ALL my travels.

    If you fancy a local delicacy, try Port Klang riverside restaurants where they serve 'marmite crab'. OK, if you don't like 'marmite' forget it! Marmite crab is local, fresh, and delicious.
    Ritz-Carlton in KL used to do the most fantastic Champagne Brunch on Sundays. If they still do this - try it - as you could probably never afford it in any other country!!!!!

    Bangsar is THE place to be if you want to be out of city centre!!!

    Dress Code: All casual dress, but Ritz Carlton is smart casual , well ... VERY smart (but still casual)!

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    Reggae Bar in Kuala Lumpur: Reggae and Cocktails

    by Rhii Updated Apr 20, 2006

    Just around the corner of Petaling Street is the Reggae Bar of Kuala Lumpur. Good cocktails, great fun, GREAT music.
    A great place to meet other travellers or just chat with the firendly bar-staff. One of the walls in there is even saved for traveller scrawl.
    Its also in a really good location for backpackers as many of the hostels are around the China Town area - we stayed in the Backpackers Traveller Inn - basic but colourful!

    Dress Code: No dress code - but, as its a Muslim country, its disrespectful to show too much skin - I wore sarong trousers and a strap top.

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    Alcoholic drinks (Malaysian Beers): Alcoholic drinks (Malaysian Beers)

    by l_joo Updated Apr 13, 2006

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    Please remember the government of Malaysia is very sensitive with alcoholic drinks, alcohol=BAD, no no sir, Malaysia will not offer any National Beers to tourists. But we import lot, we can offer the #1 selling Danish Carlsberg, Irish Guinness, Dutch Heineken, Singaporean Tiger, American Budweiser and etc. Budget tourists can go for cheap beer, there are some Thailand's Chang, Singha, LEO or TsingDao from China and many more. There is a KickBeer & TopBeer imported from Germany but considered as local brand, this is probably our domestic brand of alcoholic drinks. (picture) is an Indonesian exported beer, cost Rm3.60 per can (price for April 2006). Imported cigarettes Salem pack of 14 cost Rm3.90 (also price for April 2006)

    Malaysian Tuak
    This drink is extremely unpopular in any modern city of Malaysia because of it's way of presentation, brand-less and low cost, nightlifer prefer something more expensive and exotic. Tuak is a traditional home-made alcoholic drinks. If you visit Sarawak or Sabah, there are some local made fruit wines by Aborigines, sugarcane wine, wild mangosteen wine and....

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    Pasar Malam: Pasar Malam

    by l_joo Updated Apr 13, 2006

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    Pasar Malam is Malay word Night Market, pronounce Paasaar Maalaam, please do not pronounce Payser Maylem. Pasar Malam is local peoples' way of nightlife since long time ago. The way of Pasar Malam is to have a place at night selling all sorts of daily products including fish, meat, vegetables, cattles, etc. Pasar Malam is open to anyone free entrance and the best is anyone can join in to sell whatever they have. You tourists want to join to sell your old backpack, boots etc, this is the place.

    Pasar Malam is not so popular among modern trendy youngsters probably it look too old fashion and cheap, not suitbale to parade LV Gucci Prada Dior Armani etc. Pasar Malam is however still exist in most of Malaysia. Tourists should learn how to get to Pasar Malam, a good place to take photos etc. Visiting Pasar Malam is to experience the way of life of Malaysia at night. I suggest tourists to look for remote Pasar Malam in states of Kelantan, Terengganu or Pahang, less visited Pasar Malam provide more originality.

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    Karaoke and Bar: Insomnia ?

    by gnh Written Feb 22, 2006

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    Karaoke parlours are very popular activities in Malaysia, especially in the towns and cities.

    There aren't actually many other nice things to do. Some night clubs, some pubs, some massage parlours ( though not so blatant as in Thailand ).

    Even though Malaysia is mostly Islamic, much is tolerated, for the sake of the mighty dollar !

    Dress Code: Anything goes, though no nudity allowed !

    Malaysia isn't THAT liberal !

    Better to dress modestly at all times.

    If you see outrageous dressing, better not envy nor try to copy them ! They are usually youngsters who don't really seem to know wise from foolish .

    Strawberry Bar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Shenanigan's Pub, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Club Olympus, Hyatt Hotel, K Kina, Sabah

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    Limau-Limau: Melaka - Limau-Limau

    by ant1606 Written Oct 13, 2005

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    Located on Jonkers Street, this clean and friendly bar is a perfect place for refreshing drinks and healthy snacks.
    Menu listings include memorable fruit shakes and Italian coffe.
    Indoors and al-fresco tables provide limited seating but waiting is worth the pain.

    Melaka - Limau-Limau

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    Geographer Cafe': Melaka - Geographer Cafe'

    by ant1606 Written Oct 13, 2005

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    Strollers along Jonkers Street won't miss this cafe' which has indoors and al-fresco tables on street level and an upper level too.
    Relaxed ambience with atomized watersprays that help to refresh al-fresco patrons.
    Drink selection of local and imported beers, snacks and dishes a-la-carte.
    Geographer Cafe' is listed as an internet cafe' but, as of Aug 05, the only available PC was out of order and internet service was therefore unavailable.

    Dress Code: Any

    Melaka - Geographer's Cafe' Melaka - Geographer's Cafe'

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    Kuching Waterfront: A Romantic Stroll by the River in Kuching

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Aug 5, 2005

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    ~Careless Whispers~

    The Kuching Waterfront in the State of Sarawak is an example of a very good redevelopment scheme. What was once an unkempt and muddy riverbank lined with abandoned godowns has been transformed into a pleasant area for the townfolk (and tourists) to relax and have a leisurely stroll through.

    The best time to visit the waterfront is at night when the place is a hive of activity, and there are open-air pubs to drink at and watch the boats and people go by. The lights along the waterfront add a festive feel. But don’t go too late though. It seems most Kuchingites go to bed rather early because when I took a stroll at 11.00pm, the place was almost deserted...apart from young lovers holding hands and whispering sweet nothing's to each other.

    Dress Code: Kuching is a very relaxed place. Put on your blue jeans and t-shirt and you'll fit right in. For girls, if you put on a dress with a knee length flair skirt, you will never feel out of place.

    Kuching Waterfront
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    You'd like Bukit Bintang, K Lumpur: After Sunset

    by gnh Written Jul 25, 2005

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    The most famous spot in Malaysian night life - where else ?

    Endless choice of shopping, restaurants, hotels and clubs. Very popular with foreign tourists and locals alike.

    Dress Code: Anything goes, try to be relaxed and informal.

    Bukit Bintang, K Lumpur

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    Hard Rock Cafe: Shake that Bon-Bon

    by zafilm Written Apr 23, 2005

    Hard rock cafe always a limelight in KL. Fantastic music with great atmosphere. Cool staff with right attitude. Just love the live band here. It's keep on rocking & rolling.............

    Dress Code: Casual. No short & sandals please....

    HRC staff.
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    Murni: do as the locals do

    by bluepigsinthesky Written Jan 22, 2005

    A typical pastime of Malaysians is to hang out about 1 a.m. to catch a bite and some "teh-tarik". You can do this at any mamak stall, my favorite being the one at ss2, Petaling Jaya. Mamak is Malay-Indian, so, there's definetly a very intresting mix of the two cultures blending into one. "teh-tarik" is tea that is pulled from one cup to another, ingredients includes tea*of course*, and condensed milk. You can order it either cold or hot, with sugar or without. This is just an intresting experience to do as the locals would do, instead of the customary habit of going clubbing.

    Dress Code: very casual, but be decent, because Malaysia's primary religion is Islam, and vulgarity is not appreciated by officials.

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