Malaysia is a country that lies in Southeast Asia with a popular greater than 27 million people. It’s country capital and largest city is Kuala Lumpur. The country is bordered to Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines and Brunei. The word Malaysian is used to refer to the people, the language, and anything appertaining to Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur, Jalan P. Ramlee

When any form of nightlife is mentioned in the city of Kuala Lumpur, it’s most likely travelers mentioning the Jalan P. Ramlee area. It’s considered to be the city hot spot for nightlife entertainment. The area or actually street is far more popular than other city destinations as the Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown and Changkat Bukit Bintang.

Besides the strategically location which is just around the corner from KL’s landmark attractions Suria KLCC and Petronas Twin Towers. All the bars on Jalan P. Ramlee have a license to be open till 3 AM even on Fridays and Saturdays. The most famous bar on this street is called Beach Club it’s the most crowded bar/discotheque with an open air area on the whole strip and is one of the two bars to have a cover charge of 35 RYM (about $10 US) which includes one drink. The Thai Club Bistro right across has a cover charge of 30 RYM (about $8 US).

On the street of Jalan P. Ramlee there’s about 5 to 6 other large nightclubs which include; Rum Jungle, Aloha, Carnigess the Irish bar, Nouvo and several other small pubs and massage parlors. Pretty much every night all of these clubs will have people, Monday nights are the least busiest of the week.

When you are looking for a night out in Kuala Lumpur, it’s a recommendation to first have a fine dining experience at for example Changkat Bukit Bintang and there after head straight towards the Jalan P. Ramlee area. A taxi from Changkat Bukit Bintang or most central locations in the city shouldn’t be more than 10 RYM (about $3 US).

Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown

In the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur you can find Chinatown to be located on Petaling Street, its also better known as ‘Chee Cheong Kai’ (Starch Factory Street) in a reference to its roots as a tapioca-producing district. While the streets of Chinatown are a popular destination for backpackers and bargain hunters it has far more in store.

The streets of Chinatown have an distinctly oriental atmosphere, at night its main market area Petaling Street transforms into a vibrant night market which is filled with hundreds of street markets offering all sorts of goods from imitation clothing, toys, movies, watches to Chinese herbs. When shopping in Chinatown make sure to bring a good portion of bargaining. Some street vendors and/or stalls communicate together through walky talkies so be aware! Besides shopping it’s a good place for a Foot Massage & Reflexology by Chinese professionals.

Chinatown has a small nightlife scene which is about three bars including, Penny Lane, the Beatles club/bar (karaoke) and the Reggae bar. The Reggae bar is far by the most popular place on the market strip and usually filled with travelers that either like reggae music or just enjoy a game of pool in a crowded bar. If you are looking for a nightlife scene in Kuala Lumpur, head over to Jalan P. Ramlee for bars and discotheques. Besides the few bars Chinatown also offers a couple open air restaurants where you can sit down to enjoy a beer or two, they are supposed to have good local foods on the menu with reasonable prices.

A couple of other ancient sightseeing’s in Chinatown include the Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple, Chan See Shu Yuen Temple and the Kuan Ti Temple. All by all Chinatown is worth a stop by when traveling to Maylasia, don’t forget that Kualu Lumpur has a lot more to offer than just Chinatown. Don’t limit yourself and navigate through the city, for example a trip to the famous Mid Valley Megamall.

Kuala Lumpur, Mid Valley Megamall

The Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur is your one stop shopping destination which fits for all needs of leisure, retail and entertainment. With a little under 500 shops and restaurants it’s definitely a mall you don’t want to miss. It’s located in between the Federal Highway and Jl Bangsar, during rush hour its hard to reach due to traffic. Nearby malls include Metro Jaya, Jusco and Carrefour.

The mall is setup in a circle with four sections and 3 floors divided by the Central Court, South Court, East Atrium and North Court. When exiting the Mid Valley Megamall through the west entrance there’s a boulevard with several office buildings. Any information can be gathered through the information center at the ground floor, the Mid Valley Mega Mall unlike many of the other Asian malls don’t have a lot of escalators to switch between floors. Most of the ATMs are located the ground floor.

in the Mid Valley Megamall any family member can get his groove on, whether you like fine dining at one of the four food courts or a specialized restaurant as Little Vietnam for a sampler plate of Vietnamese appetizers or a famous and delicious Malaysian “Nasi Lemak” at the North Court first floor Mama Kwam’s restaurant. Of course there’s availability for Malaysian souvenir shopping, fashion stores and many beauty stores.

Mixed in between the shops there’s a entertainment plaza at the third floor including a disco bowl center named Cosmic Bowl, for a game of pool join the Brewball Pool Club, enjoy a movie in the VIP cinemas of Golden Screen Cinemas and play a game of basketball or any other available at Holiday Planet. When traveling with babies and young children join MegaKids for their pleasure.

Once you’re done shopping, dining and/or had enough for the day head towards any of the exits for a taxi. If you’re a foreign the taxi guys waiting outside will most likely try to hassle you for a jacked up price, especially in rush hour traffic. Try to ask for a meter or if you’re having a hard time finding a taxi try meter plus 5 MYR. Another good tip is try stop a driving taxi. The taxi meter should start at 3 MYR, after 12 PM till 6 AM the meter will be raised by 50% at your final destination.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, a vibrant, rich city teeming with 7.2 million of Malaysia’s population. The Greater Kuala Lumpur, or the Klang Valley, is Malaysia’s legislative capital and the home of the Petronas Twin towers, two of the tallest buildings in the world.

Kuala Lumpur, KL to most Malaysians, is a distinct fusion of various Asian influences, as well as the modern and the old, the cheap and the high-end. The city is a bustling metropolis, its fast but charming pace seen in the hawkers and street vendors ready to sell you whatever you need at the city’s commercial place and in the colors, sights, and sounds of the Central Market. Experience the same in a subdued setting in the evenings at the Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown where you can bargain-hunt to your heart’s content. If you are looking for one of the biggest shopping malls just visit the Mid Valley Megamall for all your needs. When you are looking for a night out in Kuala Lumpur hit Jalan P. Ramlee area for a lot of clubs and discotheques. For a little bit of nature, you can head over to the Botanical Gardens, where you can experience the lush tropical jungle right in the heart of the city.

Getting around KL is a breeze. You can get from point A to point B by bus, train, or taxi. Be careful for taxi hassles and persist on using the meter. You can visit KL anytime, as the weather is fair and sunny anytime of the year. Tourist season in Kuala Lumpur peaks in the dry months, which are June and July. This is also true for the months of October to January, which is the festival season. If you are planning to visit KL during these months, make your reservations in advance. Kuala Lumpur is generally safe, with petty thieves and pickpockets the major cause of worry for most tourists especially in crowded areas.

One only needs an international passport and other internationally recognized documents to enter Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur. Your passport must have a validity period for at least six months at the date of entry. American citizens receive a 90 days visa upon arrival. Visitors will also be asked to provide proof of adequate funds for the trip as well as return or forward travel documents.