How to Spend Your Night
There is plenty of entertainment in virtually all states and Kuala Lumpur takes the lead with the most number of entertainment venues, restaurants, pubs and discotheques. Watch a movie, see a play or enjoy a drink at a nearby pub in up-town Bangsar.
Catch the latest Hollywood blockbusters in cinemas and cineplexs or enjoy a 3D experience at the IMAX Theatre in Berjaya Times Square in the city. Karaoke is popular as well, generally after dining or in the late evenings. RedBox is a popular karaoke lounge in Malaysia.
Moreover, if you are scouting around for a quiet place for a drink, you can opt for cafes and mamak stalls (hawker stalls operated by Indian Muslim). Cafes or coffee joints such as Star Bucks, Coffee Bean and Old Town Café are readily available in shopping malls in the cities. They offer pleasant, safe and comfortable places for gathering with friends or a place just to spend your night alone reading a book or surfing the internet. Internet WIFI hot spots are available in most of these cafes and coffee joints.
Aside from cafes and coffee joints, Mamak stalls (hawker stalls operated by Indian Muslim) are also popular gathering places among Malaysian folks especially during the weekend. Mamak stalls are cheaper option compared to cafes to spend your nightlife in Malaysia.
International productions, ice-skating extravaganzas and musicals are regularly presented in the Genting Highlands resort renowned as the “City of Entertainment in the clouds”. It’s taking only a short drive from Kuala Lumpur to reach Genting Highlands. Cultural shows with dinner can be found in restaurants such as Seri Melayu in the city.
Popular Night Sports in Kuala Lumpur
In Kuala Lumpur, happening nightspots include Bintang Walk, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bangsar and Desa Sri Hartamas. Here, the street life is exciting with restaurants, bars clubs, karaoke lounges and people everywhere. Most entertainment outlets shut at 2 or 3am when revelers retreat to all-night coffee shops for a snack and a chat.
Those in the mood for some shopping, head to the night markets or pasar malam(Malay terms) in selected locations around the states. Despite the attractive prices, bargaining at these places is acceptable. It can be quite a humorous exercise as traders are generally enthusiastic and friendly. In East Malaysia, these markets are known as tamu.
Check the local dailies for the opening hours and location of these markets.