KL's club scene can be said to be hip and happening. Most places 9and there's plenty)
have good live entertainment (usually bands and combos) and offer great deals on drinks
during Happy Hours.
There are plenty of gay meeting places in the middle of city.
[Advisory: Gay life in Malaysia, as in other Asian countries, is blossoming
despite social and economic turmoil. Muslims here are still subject to antiquated
religious laws and gay or lesbian sexual activity may be punished by flogging. Muslim
religious law, however, does not apply to the rest of the population.
Righteous officials of the Islamic Religious Dept and Police busted a 1998 transgender
beauty contest, arresting all 50 contestants, aged between 20 and 51. Five non-Muslims
were freed and the remaining 45 were charged in Syariah Court with cross-dressing and
acting like women in a public place, facing fines and jail terms.] -www.uptopia-asia.com
- Liquid Party, Centre Market.
- Blue Boy
- Jln Sultan Ismail, around the corner (up the street to the left, heading towards Lot 10)
from the Regent Hotel, 242-1067. The bar is tucked in a wide alley with an open-air cafe
out front. Nightly. A small, friendly neighborhood place.
- Cafe Silhouette (mixed)
- 19A-LGF-12 UOA Centre (Jalan Pinang and Jalan Perak). Reasonable gay
crowd. Drag show nightly from 10pm onwards.
- PB Blind Massage, Jalan Thamby Pillai, Brickfields.
- Cahaya Suria (Sunlight Traditional Blind Massage - Unisex)
- 7A, Jalan Thamby Pillai, Brickfields, 273-8988.
- Cafe next to the cinema in the Central Market
- Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at the front entrance of KL Plaza.
- City Hall (Dewan Bandaraya) and vicinity, at night.
- Lot 10 Shopping Center
- Near Regent Hotel. In front on the street level and also at the Deli France cafe on the
- Jln Sultan Ismail
- Near the Regent Hotel and the Blueboy there is a cruise area appropriately called
- Kota Raya
- Jln Cheng Lock
- Merdeke Square
- Chinese guys hanging out near swimming pool.
- Star Hill Shopping Center
- Jln Bukit Bintang (opposite the Regent Hotel)
- Sungei Wang Shopping Center & BB Plaza
- Jln Sultan Ismail (opposite Lot 10). Top floor, near the Reliance.
Saunas for Men
- Babylon KL
- 146, Jalan Batu Estate (off Jalan Segambut), 621-2139, 622-2187. Five floors, including
steam room, gym, lounge and rooftop "mystery garden." 24-hour operation
commences every Fri 17:00 until Mon 01:00.
- Hot Top Corner
- 40-6A Jln Sultan Ismail (almost directly opposite Blueboy disco), 244-9648. Special
Offer: Sun through Thur free entry to Blueboy disco with Hot Top Corner entry receipt.
- 7a 2/F Jalan Ipoh Kechil (off Jln Raja Laut), 444-3369. Walk up the side lane which is
the right side of the Grand Central Hotel. Walk as far as you can go and on the right hand
side is a Karaoke club. On one side of the club, stairs lead up to the Pink Triangle
(clearly marked), on the other side are the stairs to OTOT 2. Climb up one floor. The name
means "muscles" in Malay and is also a naughty play on the Malay notion that
something else is a "muscle, too".