Jonker Walk, Melaka: Open-air night markets
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!Related to:
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Star World Casino, Genting Highlands: A gambling paradise
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.Related to:
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Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur: In the heart of Chinatown
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!Related to:
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Kuching Waterfront: A Romantic Stroll by the River in Kuching
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.Related to:
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Chintown and Bukit Bentang Road: Live performance, shopping and eating go together
Bukit Bentang Road is itself a great nightlife spot. You can shop in the 6 retail malls in the neighborhood or in various shops. When you get tired, sit at roadside cafes in front of either BB Plaza or Plaza Low Yatt, have coffee, snacks and listen to the live musical performance of the bands.
If you are walking from top of the street (i.e. Bukit Bentang Road) from say Federal Hotel towards BB Plaza, then take left at first road intersection. The first street parallel to Bukit Bentang Road appears a bit rundown, but remains awake almost throughout the night. Street vendors sell food and fruites that people consume in abundance. you can sit by a roadside vendor, buy doorian D24 (the best quality), have it cut professionally and go for the delicious inside.
Another night time adventure would be to do shopping in Chinatown. During the day, it can be hot there. There is a foodcourt with lots of food outlets. After shopping, have dinner there and watch people and street vendors.
Dress Code: You can dress the way you want. Ahem I mean moderately.Related to:
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The Beach Club: Drinking Malaysia dry
An excellent drinking hole with good music ,the only problem we had (on both visits,12 months apart) was getting served at the bar,not enough staff for the customers drinking there.
Approx 18 ringits for entry but 1 free drink with that.Many locals seem to drink there and nationalities from all over the world seem to congregate on the dance floor.On my first visit there in 2002 the football world cup was on, in Japan and South Korea ,we spent of the night drinking and partying with some Brazilians and trying to samba,not easy with a couple of gallons of beer inside you...I blamed the jet-lag !!!!!
Dress Code: No dress code ,
but i wear 'book'em Danno' shirts anyway !!!!Related to:
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Pasar Malam: Pasar Malam
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.Related to:
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You'd like Bukit Bintang, K Lumpur: After Sunset
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.
Karaoke and Bar: Insomnia ?
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 .
Night Lifes in KL...
KL has a vibrant night life but it's not without some prohibitions.
Discos, pubs & bars must close before 2 am to prevent the drunk driving. I mean if those drivers want to die, they could do before 2 am, easy to clean the mess.
By 3 am, people just want to crawl up to bed & be in heaven (sleep).
Drunk driving is a serious problem here. I just have to be blunt about it.
Again & again, if you want to drive, don't ever drink alcohol !
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Jalan Telawi, Bangsar
For those who love to socialize and having fun, this is one THE place to be.. a whole selection of cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants like Alexis, Red Chamber, Dome, etc. The whole atmosphere is great as there're many people chilling out at the bars and cafes. You can hear music from almost every corner of the streets.Related to:
Rasta Bar: A Great Night Out - Bandar Utama
There is no shortage of nightlife in K.L. There are night clubs and karaoke bars, discos... whatever you want. I was taken to 2 in one night right in KL but I can't remember their names, one I didn't like anyway. One great night I did have with my colleagues was out somewhere near Bandar Utama. I believe the place was call 'Rasta' (photo). It was just in a small block of shop houses but such a great band and a great 'local' night.
in the evening you may want to...
in the evening you may want to entertain yourself by shopping :)) bargains can be made at the busy outdoor bazaars, where you can find almost every kinds of souvenirs, from original malay articrafts to ralph lauren reproductions. pirate cd's and dvd's you can find really cheaply, as well as nice jewelery. these bazaars are likely to get you bargains, unlike the cool shopping malls, which are really highly priced(many of the malls owned by japanese companies). even though not so expensive, after a month in malaysia i continued my trip to HK with fairly empty pockets....and an extra suitcase ;))
Two transvestites outside the shopping malls beside the bus station; dangdut night clubs around Taman Melaka Raya near the Equatorial Hotel; Jonkers Street Friday-Sunday; a few strange Chinese places up dark stairways... not much really.
Dress Code: -
Nightspots in Kuala Lumpur are...
Nightspots in Kuala Lumpur are abundant.
The pub scene is at a few key areas:
Located in the suburbs of KL. You can take a train there. Be sure to use the Putra LRT and stop off at the Bangsar Station. A ride on the Putra costs RM 1.20 from city center. You can ride the feeder bus to where the clubs are. They cost 50 sen.
A taxi there from city center costs about RM5.
-The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
-Modesto's - Pizza, Pub, Dance, Alcohol
-Rox - Dance, Alcohol
-The Roof - Pub
lots of Italian restaurants. You should try Devi Anapurna and Analakshmi for great Indian food.
-Kenny Roger's Roasters
Located in the heart of the city on Jalan Bukit Bintang.
-The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
-Planet Hollywood Kuala Lumpur - Dance, Alcohol, Food
-Dome Cafe - Coffee and Sandwiches
-MCities - Pizza, Dance, Live Music, Alcohol
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