Live events given the green light to restart in Malaysia, but what does that mean for nightlife? – Asia
Rejection after rejection, the live events industry in Malaysia has suffered several blows as the country began reopening in the last few months but the arts and culture sectors were sidelined in the roll-out, deemed as non-essential. No venues could open, no musicians could perform, and no theatres could showcase their art. Controversy arose as other industries with similar if not the same SOPs as the live events industry were allowed to open. In February, MICE activities (meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions) were approved with an audience cap of 250 people — but still, music and entertainment were kept in the dark.
Last week, the government finally gave events with live audiences in the creative industries the go-ahead. “After conducting a risk assessment with government agencies involved including recommendations from the Health Ministry, it has been decided that live events with an audience is now allowed for areas under the CMCO and RMCO,” Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a press conference.
(CMCO refers to conditional movement control order and RMCO refers to the recovery movement control order, a series of protocols announced in May with the goal of reviving the country’s economy.)
Events with live audiences include official government programmes, television programmes, musicals, dances, theatrical performances, comedies, cultural and heritage showcases and livestreams, although revised SOPs will need to be adhered to. For example, audience size must be half the size of the premises’ regular capacity and social distancing of 1.5 meters away from another audience member must be observed.
Furthermore, the new set of guidelines don’t guarantee that a venue owner will even be allowed to host an event, like a livestream. Under the new regulations, in order to have a live performance at a venue, the host of a show is required to obtain a public performance license.
“The next challenge for us is to actually get a live event approved,” says Iqbal Ameer, CEO of Livescape, the organizers of It’s The Ship. “In Malaysia, just because the guidelines have been set, it does not mean that we will get the license. Our council and PDRM (Polis Diraja Malaysia) have a tendency to find reasons to reject licenses or give them at the very last minute.”
That said, this permit is nothing new in Malaysia, but the pandemic is showing cracks in an existing system. It’s also bringing forward how unsustainable the system is, with a performance licence often costing thousands of ringgit (MYR1,000 = US242.84) in addition to exorbitantly high fees for work permits when bringing in international acts.
Still, this is a step in the right direction, to be sure. Although while many are breathing a sigh of relief, others are still left scratching their heads — what does this mean for nightlife?
“Your eyes do not deceive you,” says Iqbal. “Nightclubs and bars that do not have any food license are not allowed to open. In fact, they will be the last industry to open up in Malaysia for now.”
“The SOPs that were given by the government never mentioned electronic music as a form of live entertainment — and this is deliberately not addressed due to the sensitivities associated with a party. Will we see any ticketed DJ shows in Malaysia anytime soon? Probably not. The first step will be to address that electronic music should be recognised as a form of live entertainment.”
It remains to be seen how these grey areas will be addressed. Currently, many musicians are still unsure if they can resume performing in Malaysia since there is no mention of whether this extends to include live performances at pubs and clubs, although Iqbal is hopeful that the electronic music community will now at least have the opportunity to play in lounges, bars and restaurants as long as they have a food license.
“This is at least a good step forward, although the road is still rocky‚ but we will get through them together.”
“It is a big step for the industry too,” he adds. “We need to remember that the live events industry was sidelined and left for dead for almost a year. There are not many companies left in this field and this at least gives us hope that we can start to show the creative industry is indeed professional, resilient and more importantly, an essential component of the country’s economic sector. ”
This big step comes following many months of frustrations from Iqbal and other members of the music industry, who believe that the creative industry has become an important component of the culture of Malaysia and also tourism — but was overlooked entirely as the economy started to reopen. Iqbal went so far as staging one-man protests at local pasar malam (night markets) while holding a large sign that read “SAVE MALAYSIA EVENT INDUSTRY”. The point he was making was the pasar malams had been allowed to operate during the CMCO lockdown, which are small events on their own with many identical elements to the event industry. To him, all jobs are essential and it’s not the government’s job to be deeming which ones are and aren’t.
“The pandemic had caused a massive shift in what we thought was our fundamental right. I still believe until today the real reason why we were sidelined was that we were deemed non-essential, and was categorically targeted because of belief and principals within the civil servants. We were labelled as side-gigs and asked to instead sell food by the sidewalk or change our jobs to something more stable.”
“That’s the real cancer here — we are not being recognised as an essential component of the country. A creative economy is vital for any country and it is high time that Malaysia is recognised for the abundance of creative talent that we produce, the cultural and economic impact we provide. CENDANA has had strives in that field and we thank them for holding the fort within the government, but depending on them is not sustainable in the long run. The creative industry cannot just survive on grants. We need to represent ourselves, a union of sorts.”
The creative industry in Malaysia is indeed a big one. If fact, at the time of the announcement on March 9, it was relayed that the decision to green-light live events was made after the Communications and Multimedia Ministry shared that the livelihoods of around 300,000 people in the creative industry had been affected by the ongoing closures.
Kuala Lumpur’s electronic music had also been on an upward trajectory ahead of the pandemic, especially in the eyes of the world. For several years now, clubs like Zouk Club KL regularly brought A-list EDM artists like Paul Van Dyk, Tiësto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix and more to Malaysia, while Kyo KL made the city a new stop for more house and techno names like Charlotte De Witte, Pan-Pot, Black Coffee and more. Of course, Kuala Lumpur is ground zero for Livescape’s It’s The Ship cruises, a brand that had just begun expanding into new territories across Asia like China and Japan before the pandemic, strengthening the importance of Malaysian creative events outside of the country too. And in November of 2020, just months before the pandemic shuttered the city, Kuala Lumpur hosted the third-ever Circoloco event to land in Asia for what will long be considered one of the greatest house and techno events the city ever saw, all-together signalling that Malaysia’s music industry is just as “essential” as any other city in Asia, if not the world.
As for Livescape, the brand has gone through many turbulent times during our 10 years in the industry, and have consistently pivoted (and aggressively) in order to ensure that they survive. “We are structured very differently now, almost as a creative business incubator with multiple independent start-ups under our wing. We will announce these changes in due time.”
“For now we are getting our sails back at sea, and will be announcing our It’s The Ship plans in the next few months.”
A gig-lover’s guide to KL’s live music scene in January 2020
If you are looking for a concert to let your hair down this month, we’ve got you covered! Regardless of your genre preference, pin this in your to-do list and don’t miss out on your favourite acts.
1. Tucktau Vol. 2 presented by Atas Angin – 11 January 2020
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Support your local bands with Atas Angin as they present the second instalment of their ska-indie festival this 11 January at Angkasa Event Space, Kuala Lumpur. Fans can expect fast-track performances filled with fun beats which are made for dancing. Above all, be sure to catch local legends Couple and Shizuka Ben Aman (formally known as Shizuka & The Bad Dreams/Shizuka) at the gig!
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2. Kugiran Masdo “Selamat Datang ke Jalan Abbey” Album Launch & Mini Showcase – 11 January 2020
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Also happening on 11 January, Kugiran Masdo (or just Masdo) is launching their sophomore album, “Jalan Abbey”, recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London. Get ready to dive into a 60’s pop music-esque adventure at The Bee, Kuala Lumpur and witness brand new songs from the band first-hand. Click here to get your tickets.
Fun fact: The song “Dinda” is nominated for the 34th “Anugerah Juara Lagu” which will be held next month.
3. Lewis Capaldi Live in Kuala Lumpur – 14 January 2020
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The Scottish singer-songwriter will be performing at KL Live, Kuala Lumpur for the first time as part of his World Tour 2020! Prepare for a soulful show on 14 January, where his mesmerising vocals accompanied by elegant instrumentals will provide you with an enchanting serenade.
We know we can’t wait to witness Lewis Capaldi perform his hit single “Someone You Loved” live. To purchase your tickets, click here!
4. WINNER Cross Tour – 18 January 2020
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The best has yet to come for K-pop lovers as YG Entertainment’s latest popular boy group WINNER will be making waves on 18 January at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur! Get your tickets here before it sells out.
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance of seeing “Really Really” live!
5. Knocked Loose Southeast Asia Tour 2020 – 23 & 24 January 2020
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American hardcore band Knocked Loose has been booked to set fire in Malaysia not once, but twice! Playing shows back-to-back debuting in Johor Bahru followed by Kuala Lumpur, hardcore fans are in for a treat in the first month of the year 2020.
You can find the tickets for both shows here to celebrate the release of their brand new album “A Different Shade of Blue”. The album placed 5th in Kerrang’s Top 50 Best Album of 2019. Do you really want to miss this?
6. Crown The Empire Asia Tour 2020 – 25 January 2020
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Keeping the music heavy, American metalcore band Crown The Empire is scheduled to perform at The Bee, Kuala Lumpur for the second time on 25 January! Fresh from the release of their 4th album “Sudden Sky”, anticipate new tunes, heavier riffs and fresher screams this time around.
Tickets are on sale here from 11 January 2020.
A gig-lover searching far and wide for mosh pits.
UNDEROATH LIVE IN KL 2012 at KL Live (ex- Rumms) (Kuala Lumpur) on 10 Mar 2012
From the producer of Switchfoot, Saosin & Comeback Kid concerts in Malaysia, Jupiter Projects is proud to present American metalcore band, Underoath – Live In Kuala Lumpur for the first time. Known for their energetic live performance, UNDEROATH will kick start 2012 with a circle pit at KL Live on March 10th with special guests, Love Me Butch, Tres Empre and 2Side1Brain.
Since their inception, Florida’s Underoath have evolved from a run-of-the-mill metalcore band into a fluid, dynamic, and energized rock group that adeptly blends emotive melody, charged punk rock rhythms, and a chunky, engaging bottom end.
For the six men in UNDEROATH, whose members have evolved and thrived during a decade-long progression that has elevated them into one of heavy music’s biggest successes, change has been ubiquitous. 2010 has been no exception for the sextet, who underwent and overcame what many consider their most significant line-up alteration yet. Yet in doing so, UNDEROATH experienced an artistic rebirth in the form of Ø (DISAMBIGUATION), its triumphant fifth album for Solid State/Tooth & Nail. Transformed by the arrival of new drummer DANIEL DAVISON, formerly of Norma Jean, UNDEROATH–which also counts TIM MCTAGUE, SPENCER CHAMBERLAIN, GRANT BRANDELL, CHRIS DUDLEY and JAMES SMITH–has delivered an album that emphatically surpasses its predecessors in terms of craftsmanship and cohesion. If 2006’s Define The Great Line and 2008’s Lost In The Sound of Separation, both which debuted at #2 and #8 respectively on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, were significant accomplishments, Ø (disambiguation) is UNDEROATH’s new creative high watermark.
Mark your calendar and get ready for an evening of mosh friendly tunes!
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Limited Early Bird: RM108
Get your tickets from:
1.Online at www.AirAsiaRedtix.com
2.Rock Corner outlets –
The Gardens, Mid Valley (TEL: 03 – 2283 4893)
Mid Valley (TEL: 03 – 2284 1423)
KLCC (TEL: 03 – 2161 9417)
Subang Parade (TEL: 03 – 5636 9520)
The Curve (TEL: 03 – 7729 6313)
One Utama (TEL: 03 – 7725 5667)
3.Victoria Music outlets –
Sg Wang(TEL: 03 – 2148 7208)
Amcorp (TEL: 03 – 7956 0592)
Tropicana (TEL: 03 – 7722 2955)
BSC (TEL: 03 – 2093 1093)
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Best Bars for Live Music in KL
Live music has some exceptional ability to soothe someone’s soul. Perhaps the change of voice singing to a familiar tune gives it this ability. Alternatively, maybe this ability comes from the amazing sound quality delivered by the sophisticated musical instruments present at live music venues. However, regardless of the reason, live music has a soothing effect that people love. It seems to understand people’s stresses from all-day toiling and calm them down at the same time. This makes the evening better, and the audience simply relaxes due to its melodic, soothing tunes.
Kuala Lumpur has been and still is a huge live music arena. If you are a music lover and just so happen that you are looking for a condo for rent in KL, you might want to move as close to these venue as possible. Recently, the live music arena has witnessed growth with the rise of more live music bars. In this article, we’ve included the best venues in this category. Get to know them.
- No Black Tie
No Black Tie, commonly referred to as NBT was established by pianist Evelyn Hill in 1998. Over the years, this venue has turned out to be a great venue for live music in the city. NBT hosts various top-notch musicians from Malaysia and the neighboring regions. To cater for the different music-lovers visiting it, NBT hosts a variety of music; be it jazz, classical, blues, and folk.
The bar also offers a variety of special food and wines menu.
Jalan Nagasari & Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur,
Operating Hours: Daily except Sunday: 5PM–1AM
Phone: +60 3-2142 3737
- Alexis Bistro Ampang
Alexis is a cool bar with a wood-fired oven offering a wide variety of western and Asian food, an extensive variety of wines to choose from, fresh cakes and pastries and live jazz performances that host local and international artists.
However, two factors bar Alexis Bistro from getting the best appreciation from its customers. First is the soft drinks offered here. After paying an enormous amount of money, you get served with a canned soft drink in a tiny glass full of ice. The dishes. Another trick employed at Alexis is a reduction of serving portions. Although everyone is out to make profits, the food served at Alexis is way too little than it was in the last years. This mainly happens in the Great Eastern Mall outlet.
However, although the serving portions are less, it gives you an opportunity of tasting their excellent cakes.
Despite having these bugbears, Alexis is still a cool, stylish bistro. The chefs are here well known for their skills that deliver nothing but delicious dishes.
If you’ve not visited Alexis, make a point of attending to enjoy the super cool jazz live performances.
303, Jalan Ampang, Desa Pahlawan,
55000 Kuala Lumpur.
Sun – Thurs: 11AM – 12AM
Fri – Sat : 11 AM – 2AM
Phone: +60 3-4260 2288
- Live House
This newly-opened bar at Jalan Tun Razak has a wide variety of entertainment options. The bar has two sections, the Main room downstairs and the Live House upstairs. The main room hosts the live music while the Live House hosts comedy shows. The Main Room features DJs and live bands from Malaysia and the surrounding regions.
The bar offers burgers from the Killer Gourmet Burgers as the main meal. However, you can also order sandwiches, sliders, quesadillas, and chicken wings. For drinks, the pub offers a variety of spiked milkshakes.
E-G-07, Electric Boulevard, TREC,
Lot 434, Jalan Tun Razak, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor,
50400 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +60 3-2110 3962/ +60 12 3722 374
- Hide at The Roof
Hide at The Roof is your favorite hideaway in Petaling Jaya, it features various live bands from Wednesday to Saturday gracing every night with a different band. Acoustic Fourplay also takes place on Thursdays featuring music from the ‘60s and the current hits. Black Velvets plays on Saturdays with a lot of blues, soul, and rock. The “Rock The Stage” program allows aspiring and upcoming musicians to grace the stage on Wednesdays to keep the audience live.
First Avenue, Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 5pm – 1am
Tel: +60 3-8605 3388
Mezze is a bistro serving modern tapas and Mediterranean dishes. Other than the outstanding dishes, Mezze also serves as a live music venue that hosts countless local and international jazz artists every weekend. Since it was started in 2011, Mezze has been hosting various local and international artists staging mainstream and jazz performances. Every weekend, people enjoy their meals and live music performances that are well organized by Michael Veerapan, Malaysia’s popular jazz pianist.
- The Merchant Live
A walk through the short neon tunnel lands you into The Merchant Live. Here, the walls are graced with changing backlight colors. This club new club in The Armada Petaling Jaya is spacious and provides a raised area with a mix of bar stools, tables, and couches next to a DJ console, this gives you the choice of sitting near the DJ while sipping your drink or moving down to the dance floor for an enjoyable workout.
The setting indicates an atmosphere pumped up with throbbing beats and loud remixes. This club has live performances from local artists it’s the main form of entertainment. Artists take the stage daily from 9:30 pm till dawn. You can get access to drinks from the illuminated bar beside it. The bar offers a variety of cocktails and chicken chimichanga. If you don’t like relaxing in a crowd, the club offers three private suites available for booking. However, you may choose to relax privately with a group of friends since each suite accommodates a maximum of thirty people.
Lorong Utara C, Pjs 52,
46200 Petaling Jaya, Pj New Town,
Operating Hours: 6pm – 1am
Tel: +60 3-7954 6888
- Tom, Dick, and Harry’s Live
The Tom, Dick and Harry’s is a branch of the cozy tavern at the Pavilion that helps to cater for the patrons of the mall. Unlike the other two outlets, Tom, Dick and Harry’s features live band performances making it better than the rest although everything else remains the same. This bar is popularly known for their great choices of tap and bottled beers. The bar’s small space gives the snug atmosphere we most like. The bar’s award-winning mixologists compose great, original cocktails that include specialty drinks like Harry’s Fling and Dick’s Margarita. This allows you the chance to sit back, enjoy the beer and the soul-soothing music from the live band performances.
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +60 3-7731 2265
Operating Hours: Daily: 11AM – 1AM
Serious Play Improv Lab music series returns to the stage in KL this weekend
After almost two years of no live performances, the small community of experimental artists and musicians are finally returning to the stage for Serious Play Improv Lab (SPIL) this Saturday (Oct 23) at The Percussion Store at Jalan Panggong in Kuala Lumpur.
This music series is an art laboratory that focuses on music experimentation and improvisation. It provides a platform for musicians from various backgrounds to collaborate and present new collective expressions.
It falls under the umbrella of the Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video and Music Festival (KLEX), an independent, artist- and volunteer-run grassroots international festival of experimental film, video art and music.
The last SPIL was held in February 2020, before the nationwide postponement of live events in line with the pandemic restrictions and lockdowns.
The upcoming SPIL – SPIL 061 – will feature artist-curator and vocal improviser Kok Siew Wai (voice), free jazz and improvised saxophonist Yong Yandsen (tenor sax), Chinese dizi and xiao (both types of Chinese flutes) improviser Yii Kah Hoe and Ping Wei, a saxophonist who performs experimental music.
Saxophonist Yong Yandsen will be part of SPIL 061 on Oct 23. Photo: Asian Meeting Festival
“It is kind of like a ‘welcome back!’ gesture from our ‘house band’ and frequent collaborators. We are excited that we can work again on providing a platform for experimental and unconventional music in KL.
“In some ways, the break was also good for us to take a break to reflect and refresh. We look forward to opening our doors to the audience and also wish to attract good musicians from various backgrounds to approach us if they are open for improvisation and experimentation,” says Kok, who is KLEX’s co-founder and co-director.
Kok Siew Wai’s area of improv is the exploration of expressions with the human voice. Photo: Magnus Caleb
This will be a small concert, with a maximum capacity of 15 people (fully vaccinated individuals).
Tickets are RM30, call 019-770 2498. Doors open at 8pm.
The concert will also be live streamed.
Although there will be no KLEX Festival this year, the SPIL series is back to its monthly programming. A number of screenings are also in the works.
The SPIL series (2021-2022) is funded by the International Relief Fund for Organisations in Culture and Education 2021 of the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut and other partners.
“KLEX would like to express our deepest gratitude to the International Relief Fund for Organisations in Culture and Education 2021 of the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe Institute and other partners for supporting the restoration of the SPIL series after the pandemic,” says Kok.
For next month’s (Nov) edition of SPIL, singer-songwriter Azmyl Yunor, Ruan player Ong May Yi, dancer Tan Bee Hung and saxophonist Scarlet Gouk, will be part of the lab.
Kuala Lumpur nightlife: The city’s best bars
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(CNN) — It’s when hot days give way to balmy nights that Kuala Lumpur really comes alive.
Malaysia is a majority-Muslim population country, but its cosmopolitan capital has plenty of watering holes.
Following global trends, a new crop of dedicated cocktail bars — many conceived in the modern speakeasy style — are especially popular right now, offering up twists on classics and new inventions with Southeast Asian flavors.
There are also sky bars with city views, dance clubs, craft beer bars and live music bars.
Whether you’re looking for a laid-back lounge or a party, here are some of the best places to spend your nights in Kuala Lumpur.
Chinatown speakeasy PS150 offers a creative cocktail menu.
This Chinatown cocktail bar sits in a colonial shophouse that was once a brothel.
It’s all very “In the Mood for Love” with a tinge of “Mad Men” — swanky, illicit and whimsical all at once.
A vintage toyshop facade obscures the entrance.
Walk down a corridor lined with lovers’ booths and an earthy courtyard outfitted in wood and leather before entering PS150’s beating heart: the neon-lit bar.
The sign reads “Chee Cheong Kai,” the Cantonese name for Petaling Street, referring to the tapioca mills that once occupied the area.
PS150 co-founder Angel Ng spent some soul-searching months living in Chinatown in her mid-20s, so it’s a place close to her heart.
The cocktail menu is cheekily inscribed in composition books customarily used by Malaysian school kids.
Try the vodka-based Salty Chinaman, the Lychee No. 3 Martini or the Assamboi (preserved plum) Margarita.
On weekends, entry is restricted when it gets crowded, so make reservations.
PS150, 150 Petaling Street, Chinatown, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; +603 2022 2888
Omakase + Appreciate
O+A recently celebrated its fourth year in operation. The only bar from Malaysia on Drinks International’s list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars of 2016, it’s in the basement of an office building behind a door stamped with a “No Admittance” sign that looks like it might lead to the utility room.
It fits just 20-25 people comfortably, but there’s no limit on entry and no dress code.
The bartenders each have their own cocktail menu to encourage a loyal following.
The menu changes every few weeks, but the Jungle Bird remains.
A concoction of rum, Campari, pineapple juice, lime juice and sugar syrup, it was originally created in Malaysia in the mid-1970s at the old Hilton’s Aviary Bar.
“Everyone knows Singapore Sling. Now we want to promote the Jungle Bird,” O+A co-founder Shawn Chong says.
The bar is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Omakase + Appreciate, Lower Ground, Ming Annexe, 9 Jalan Ampang, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; +603 2022 2238
At first, you might be tempted to call this a tiki bar, but there’s nothing tiki-tacky about it.
There are no drinks with pink umbrellas, no hula girls, no one taking liberties with a ukelele.
There are bamboo and rattan furnishings, wallpapers of green palms, and bartenders sporting Hawaiian shirts — but all tasteful and understated, balanced by sleek lines and contemporary elements.
Joshua Ivanovic, an English transplant who’s lived in Malaysia for years, co-founded JungleBird and describes it as “a tropical house of rum inspired by Old Malaya”.
But there is one standout drink not made with rum, and it’s called Closed on Mondays.
It’s made of tequila, coconut milk, salted egg yolk, red chili and curry leaf syrup, and is inspired by the salted-egg squid — legendary among both locals and tourists — at Jalan Alor’s Wong Ah Wah restaurant.
On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, DJs play live sets of funk, soul, rockabilly, Motown, disco, or hip hop.
JungleBird, 15 Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; +603 2011 7715
Nestled in the back of DR.Inc cafe in Bangsar, this sliver of a cocktail bar is a neighborhood gem.
It also seems to be a bartenders’ favorite.
CK Kho, Coley’s unassuming founder, is a stalwart of the local bar scene with more than 15 years of experience.
He named the bar after Ada Coleman, the legendary creator of the Hanky Panky cocktail who made her name at the London Savoy’s American Bar in the early 20th century.
Coley has a retro-modern vibe and sits somewhere between a bar and a cafe — airy but intimate, buzzy but laid-back.
There’s no pretense or fantasy here.
“I wanted to set up a bar where people could feel free to hang out at anytime,” CK says.
Try the Saffron Sour, Kopi Old Fashioned, gin with coconut water, or whiskey with bubble tea.
Coley is closed on Sundays.
Coley, 8 Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; +6019 270 9719
FOR THE VIEW
Heli Lounge Bar
Heli Lounge Bar: Spectacular views.
Heli Lounge Bar
The working helipad on the rooftop of Menara KH moonlights as a bar from 6 p.m. every evening — unless it rains.
You can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city as the sun sets, unfettered by even safety barriers.
Access the helipad via the companion bar on the tower’s 34th floor, where you must buy at least a drink before heading the two floors up.
On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays after 9 p.m., bottle service — or a minimum spend of 100 ringgit per person (around $23) — applies to access the helipad.
During this time, there is also a strict dress code: no shorts or tank tops for men, and no flip flops.
Heli Lounge Bar, Level 34, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; +603 2110 5034
Coppersmith inhabits the shadowed walkways between a wine bar and a restaurant in the imposing Troika towers.
It’s small but stately, with high ceilings and full-length windows with a view of the Petronas twin towers.
Uniquely, the copper bar is built facing the wall — accessible to the odd patron who may fancy making his own drink, with the guidance of a bartender.
The cocktails here look less like cocktails than works of art, each one topped with an edible decorative complement.
Copper Fairies, a mixture of tequila, blueberry and black pepper syrup and sparkling wine, is crowned with an intricate salted bancaramel structure.
The Banana Rama is banana beer mixed with Ron Zacapa rum, topped with dried banana dipped in dark chocolate.
Coppersmith also serves small bites, such as foie gras curry puff and smoked-eel doughnut with caviar cream.
Coppersmith, 23rd floor, Tower B, The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; +603 2162 0886
Entertainment complex TREC is home to famed nightclub Zouk.
TREC (Taste, Relish, Experience, Celebrate) is the largest entertainment hub in Kuala Lumpur, with clubs, bars, restaurants, and live music and comedy venues.
Its most famous resident is Zouk — which, according to several locals, is still one of the best places to go clubbing in the city.
The superclub has lasted 13 years by constantly revamping itself, and now has a whopping 11 rooms.
TREC is also home to Como, a Spanish restobar which hosts live music and DJ sets.
IKKI, a speakeasy-style bar with the look of an English gentleman’s club, serves Japanese-influenced cocktails and food.
There’s also iPong KL, a beer pong bar, and Friendscino, a darts bar.
TREC, 436 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; +603 2110 5095
For a more low-key clubbing experience, there’s the basement of the Mandarin Oriental.
Originally founded in Singapore, Kyō means “vibration” in Japanese and was conceived as a place for underground music aficionados.
It sports a minimalist luxe-industrial vibe and plays house, techno, hip hop, R&B, afro funk or disco, depending on the day.
It hosts both international and local talent, and has seen the likes of the UK’s Nick Warren and Detroit’s Octave One perform.
Kyō, the main room, is open on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 p.m.
Ren, a smaller room that also doubles as a cocktail bar in the early evenings, is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 6 p.m.
Club Kyō KL, Basement, Mandarin Oriental, off Jalan Pinang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; +6012 921 1730
FOR CRAFT BEER
Taps Beer Bar
When it comes to craft beer, Taps leads the way in KL.
Taps Beer Bar
The craft beer scene here is still a nascent one, but Taps leads the way with the largest range of craft beers in the country.
Its selection spans America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Southeast Asia.
It also has 15 beers on tap at any one time.
“We’d been wanting to open a bar because we drank a lot as a family,” Alvin Lim says.
He’s one of five cousins who founded the place in 2011, and their uncle and his friends make up the resident live band that plays Thursday to Saturday evenings.
Those new to craft beer can order a beer paddle for a taster of three tap varieties.
Taps also organizes the annual Better Beer Festival in October.
Taps Beer Bar, A-0-3 One Residency, 1 Jalan Nagasari, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; +603 2110 1560
FOR LIVE MUSIC
The Bee hosts international and local live acts.
All Is Amazing
The Bee has long been committed to hosting an eclectic mix of live music acts, both local and international.
“We want good music, period,” says Lim Kok Kean, a.k.a. Bunga, of music collectives Indiego and Twilight Actiongirl.
He’s one of a group of creatives behind The Bee and the annual Urbanscapes music and arts festival, which takes place May 5 to 21 this year.
Recent guests at The Bee include The Temper Trap and Japanese psychedelic punk band Bo Ningen.
A recent makeover gave it a bigger stage, a better sound system and a new DJ console.
It also gave it a more rock ‘n’ roll edge, with neon lyrics emblazoned on walls and a line-up of vintage pinball machines.
The Bee also hosts quiz nights, pun competitions, swing dancing and sneaker-swap meets.
When there are no events, The Bee operates as usual as a restaurant and bar.
The Bee, 36B Block C, Level G2, Publika, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; +603 6201 8577
Bobo KL’s upstairs piano lounge is an exercise in minimalist elegance, with earthy hues of gray concrete and warm wood balanced by sleek marble tops and plush drapery.
It feels like a private living room, with the small stage hardly removed from the audience.
Guest musicians perform on Friday and Saturday nights.
On other nights except Mondays, the resident pianist and singer David Gomez takes over.
Bobo KL serves Modern European food and dessert and a decent selection of wines.
Bobo KL, 65-1 Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; +603 2092 5002Emily Ding is a Malaysia-based freelancer writer and photographer.
Singapore + Langkawi + Kuala Lumpur departure from Moscow 2021
Hello Irina! It’s been 2 months since we returned from the trip, 😃 all hands did not reach to write a review, but I still want to share my impressions with you and say thank you 😊
First of all, I want to thank you for your help in planning the itinerary and selecting hotels! The trip turned out as much as we wanted – beach holidays and sports mixed with interesting experiences and quite frequent changes of locations. Everything was ideally matched for the first time, now we know exactly where we will go for a little longer, and where – once is enough.Thanks again!
Now a few details about the hotels.
Inata Bisma Resort & Spa Ubud is perfect. It is located at a sufficient distance from the center to be quiet, but it is only 20 minutes to walk to a cluster of bars and restaurants. Also the monkey park is very close, we went! Great room, very beautiful and tastefully decorated area, pools, ponds, flowers, just divine! And these ducks 🦆☺️ Yes, very polite staff. Breakfast only pumped up, the selection is small and not very tasty. But it will stop for a couple of days – these are trifles.In general, we were very pleased, the atmosphere in it is indescribable, what is needed after the flight and to start the rest. I would go there again!
Champlung Mas Hotel in Kuta. This is my first Asian three-ruble note, at first I was upset, the cheapness is felt in everything. But! On closer inspection, the hotel grounds are very beautiful, those huge palm trees by the pool in the courtyard – five plus! The rooftop pool is also a good move. And delicious food 👌🏻And breakfasts and à la carte. This finally reconciled me 😊 And the location, again, is amazingly good, and the sea is close and there are a lot of restaurants around, and in the heat it is so important not to drag too far! And God bless him, with not very kind staff, for a three-ruble note is quite normal.One jamb was really sad – everything in our room was covered with a layer of oil when we checked in – the floor and all surfaces. And even a mirror. Apparently they sprayed the fragrance, from the heart. We asked to clean it up and they cleaned it right away while we were having lunch, but not completely and apparently did not consider it a problem, since it was not possible to achieve complete degreasing 😃 Yes, and they do not give out beach towels. For the pool only, taking them to the beach is prohibited. But we quickly decided that, in the store on the way there are as many of them as you want for 300 rubles.In general, I am also satisfied with the hotel, you just need to understand the difference between 3 and 4 stars.
Keraton Jimbatan Resort. Incredible beauty, I thought so and got the maximum aesthetic pleasure from the territory! So much beauty 🤩🌴🌺 The food is also very tasty, both breakfasts and à la carte. Once they miscalculated and it is here, of course, funny 😅 Excellent beach, service level. Of course, it is very convenient when the beach is on the territory, but at the same time it is boring 😊 Nothing to explore. We went out of the territory in the evening and quickly returned back, it makes sense to walk only along the beach.And there are crabs in the cafes. The summary is this – the place is too remote from everything and probably we will not go there again. Well, if only, again, for a couple of nights. But it was definitely worth a look!
Summer View in Singapore. This is generally a 100% hit. Thanks to this location – two stops by metro to the center – we definitely looked twice as much as we could 😄 The service is perfect, allowed to leave luggage without problems, suggested the best way to go to the airport, everything is very polite. Nice, really tiny number, but here for sure – just sleep.If you live more than 1-2 nights, then something else is better, because there is simply nowhere to put the luggage, there is nowhere to unpack things from the suitcase, there is no closet and there is essentially no room either. There is free noodles in the room 😅 But we saw everything we wanted – the Clark Quay and Boat Quay embankments went back and forth several times and took a boat trip, Marina Bay, walked there at night and day, rode the Ferris wheel, China Town and the surrounding area, watched a show at Gardens by the Bay and went to Sentosa to the aquarium. Impressions of the sea! Wonderful city ❤️ still have to go!
In total: all hotels are selected very appropriately, the hand of a professional is felt, everything is thought out in drawing up the route, you have taken into account so many nuances! 👍🏻 We had a great rest, thanks again 😍 90,000 Kuala Lumpur, tours from Moscow and St. Petersburg in 2021, prices for author’s tours, Kuala Lumpur · YouTravel.Me
Kuala Lumpur is a living mixture of tradition and industrial achievement. Perhaps there is everything here: Chinese temples next to restaurants of local cuisine, shopping malls with pleasant prices, the best nightclubs in Southeast Asia. And you can get to the excellent beaches from the capital of Malaysia in 30 minutes. In general, it is an amazing and memorable city.
Kuala Lumpur Adult
Petronas Towers is a must see. There is a paid tour around them, but it is worth it.Indeed, from the 86th floor, a wonderful view of Kuala Lumpur and its environs opens up. And just below, at a height of 42 floors, there is a Sky Bridge with an observation deck. Its visit is usually included in the price of the excursion, so you won’t be able to pass by.
Another tower that will take your breath away is Menara. But it is better to climb here with strong nerves. Because the Sky Box is made here – something like a balcony with a glass floor at a height of 300 meters.
Probably, the tour to Kuala Lumpur will be incomplete if you do not visit the local Independence Square.Not to say that there is a lot. It’s just a very beautiful place. Especially after sunset, when illumination turns on throughout the city.
Interesting fact: almost every second resident of Kuala Lumpur is from China. Therefore, it is not surprising that the city has a whole Chinatown, which it is better not to pass by. After all, there is Petaling Street Market, where you can buy anything from a magnet for a refrigerator to trekking boots.
Kuala Lumpur for children
Tours to Kuala Lumpur are a great opportunity to combine adult recreation with activities that are interesting for children.For example, almost in the very center of the city, there is an open water park called Desa Water Park. There are pools and slides for all ages, sun terraces, several extreme attractions. And there are almost never queues in the water park: it is so large that there is enough space for everyone.
There are several unique training centers in the capital of Malaysia. In particular, Flight Experience Kuala Lumpur has flight simulators and instructors working to teach children – and adults alike – to take planes into the sky.
Aquaria KLCC will also be useful during a tour to Kuala Lumpur. After all, this aquarium is one of the largest in the world. And you will not see such a variety of marine fauna anywhere else. The Aquaria KLCC also has a chic aquarium design, and it produces really cool photos.
If you want to see something very beautiful, you should go to the local butterfly park about 10 minutes from the center. Several thousand of the most beautiful insects of the Earth live there, almost 120 species.But in fact, although there are incredibly many butterflies in the park, it is unlikely that it will be possible to spend more than an hour on it, because everything is located quite compactly.
It is better to combine acquaintance with butterflies with a trip to the Bird Park, which is also located in the center of Kuala Lumpur. The latter is impressive for its size and behavior of local birds. They are so used to people that they literally demand food from everyone who happens to be around.
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Living Treasury of Malaysia. Natural wonders in Kuala Lumpur
Living Treasury of Malaysia. Natural wonders in Kuala Lumpur
The name of this city is translated from Malay as “dirty river mouth”, but despite this, the capital of Malaysia is fabulously beautiful and picturesque. Kuala Lumpur is located in a velvet green valley in the southwestern part of the Malacca Peninsula, surrounded by cozy mountains.Nature has provided this region with the most beautiful views and wonderful riches.
In the 80s of the XIX century, the capital of Malaysia became a place of profit for the Chinese adventurers “hakka”. As a result of their activities, already in the second half of the 20th century, a marvelous treasure – tin deposits of brown-gray color began to dry up, and the extraction of this natural resource fell into decay. But not all gifts from the environment were so savagely destroyed.
Considering tours to Malaysia, you should pay attention to the unique parks – “green lungs” of Kuala Lumpur, which are located near the graceful lake of the city.In a cozy place called “Lake Gardens” there are a variety of thematic squares that will delight lovers of wildlife. “Butterfly Park” is a huge tropical forest, which is home to over 6,000 individuals of rare insects. The Orchid Park will surprise you with 3,000 species of different flowers, and the Hibiscus Park, with 2,000 plants, is considered especially valuable for the local population, because hibiscus is the symbol of Malaysia. In the “Bird Park”, the largest in Southeast Asia, an imitation of the natural environment has been created, which favorably affects the life of 5,000 birds.No less popular is the “Deer Park”, which has become a refuge for countless animals, among which the rarest species, the mouse deer, stands out. These creatures are the smallest ungulates in the world, and their size is close to that of a cat. These amazing deer are found only in this area of Southeast Asia.
Not far from the capital of Malaysia, there are the majestic Batu Caves, which are about 400 million years old, and the Temples Park, which covers an area of 1214 hectares and is a wonderful place for exploring bird life, as well as for swimming and walking in the shade of dense trees.In addition, the Flower Festival is held annually in Kuala Lumpur, which is why, for a couple of days in July, the entire city comes to life, turning into a giant fragrant garden.
Over the years, residents have learned to value natural resources and use them wisely. The main culture of Malaysia is grown on fertile soils in the city limits – rice, which is the basis for most of the national dishes. You can combine business with pleasure on your vacation in Kuala Lumpur by trying incredibly delicious dishes: traditional curry, noodles, juicy fish, rice with vegetables, pieces of fruit, spices, coconut milk or seafood.
Singapore – Kuala Lumpur – Borneo 14 days / 13 nights (T)
Arrival in Singapore, Changi airport, meeting with the Russian guide, transfer to the hotel according to the program. Accommodation Free time.
Singapore is the pearl of Southeast Asia. Tourists are primarily impressed by the unique synthesis of modernity and tradition in Singapore. The surprising difference between Singapore and other Asian cities is its absolute cleanliness.
A mild tropical climate and rich vegetation, an exotic mixture of European chic and Asian customs, openness and friendliness of local people – this is what makes Singapore so attractive for tourists.
Luxury and brightness, flashiness and ultra-modernity, a mass of attractions and a huge selection of entertainment, an incredible intertwining of cultures – European, Chinese, Indian, Arab and many others – and a unique national flavor hovering above all this – this is how today’s Singapore appears to the eyes of tourists …Therefore, when planning an exotic trip to Singapore, the most important thing is to build your tour so that there is enough time for excursions, recreation and entertainment. However, even if it is not enough, it does not matter: having been there once, you will certainly want to come back here more than once!
In the evening you will have the opportunity to leave the noise of the city behind and join our excursion to an extraordinary and wild place – Park “Night Safari” .
. Singapore Night Safari is the world’s first park specifically designed for watching animals at night.Set in 40 hectares of lush forest, Night Safari offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore the reserve at night in the tropical jungle. Through sophisticated light, Safari guests will be able to see about 1000 nocturnal animals of 100 different species in their natural habitat. Over the past 2 years, Night Safari has been visited by 1.5 million people. The uniqueness of the Night Safari lies in the combination of landscape and specially designed open reserve design, with a minimum number of barriers between visitors and wildlife.Soft light, slightly brighter than moonlight, is used to illuminate the reserve so that visitors can observe the animals without disturbing them. During the design phase of the safari, every effort was made not to damage the vegetation. A 45-minute tram ride will take you on a fascinating journey across the three continents of our planet – Asia, Africa and South America.
The tram will leave from the first station, and you will find yourself in the foothills of the Himalayas, then the landscape completely changes and you – in the river valley of Nepal, then the Indian subcontinent, Equatorial Africa, the Indo-Malay region, the coastal forest of Asia, the South American pampas, the mountain slopes of Burma …….
The number of unique animals that you will see cannot be counted – golden jackal, striped hyena, Malay tapir, red wild dog, capybara, giant anteater, bongo, babirus, culebess dwarf buffalo and much more … very close distance, walk along special trails, laid through the tropical jungle.
Duration – 3 hours.
At the end of the excursion, return to the hotel, free time.
Breakfast. City sightseeing tour of Singapore.
City Tour is the main tour, because it is here that you can learn everything about Singapore – an island, a state and a city, about its past and present. You will find yourself in colonial heart of Singapore , see the historic Padang Square, Parliament and the Supreme Court – architectural landmarks of the beginning of the last century, the ancient theater of Queen Victoria, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, the oldest hotel Raffles.You will learn a lot of interesting things about the history of the creation of the state, get acquainted with the legendary symbol of Singapore – Merlion. Passing through the business center of Singapore, you will see the architectural masterpieces of the late 20th and early 21st centuries: the Explanada concert hall, the Rafels Place skyscrapers and the inimitable Marina Bay Sands Complex
You can see how diverse Singapore is when you enter Chinatown. Here you will enjoy the atmosphere of Chinese culture, colorful 2-3-storey houses – shophouses, you will visit one of the oldest temples .You will be amazed by the incredible variety of colors, statues of various gods surrounding the entire territory of the temple. The extraordinary interweaving of times and peoples sets Chinatown apart from other parts of Singapore.
Then you will proceed to Gem Factory , where you will not only see a unique gallery of paintings made by hand from semi-precious stones, but also learn how these paintings are created. Our tour ends with a visit to the Botanical Garden , where the natural beauty of tropical plants and equatorial flora will enchant you.You will visit the orchid garden and see a wonderful collection, among which you will recognize the national flower of Singapore and can buy national souvenirs and gifts for your family and friends. And our tour will end on the central street of the city – Orchard Road – a street of shopping and entertainment. Here you can make the purchases you need, as Singapore is rightfully considered a shopper’s paradise.
Tour duration – 3.5 hours.
At the end of the tour – return to the hotel. Free time.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you can be tempted and go shopping for a good shopping. At 16:30 you will make an exciting trip to Sentosa Island .
It is hard to imagine that Sentosa used to be an ordinary fishing village. Now it is a popular place for entertainment and recreation. Sentosa Island is connected to Singapore by cable car , along which we will go on our journey to the fabulous island, where you will have a great opportunity to see the panorama of the city, the world famous cruise center, the new RESORT WORLD SENTOSA, as well as the beaches and South Islands belonging to Singapore …
Next, you will visit the world’s largest oceanarium – S.E.A. AQUARIUM ”, whose volume exceeds 45 million liters of water, has become a huge home for more than 800 species of marine fauna. Visitors are invited to embark on a fascinating underwater Odyssey from Southeast Asia to the Persian Gulf, but the most interesting area is the open ocean. On an exciting underwater journey, guests will get acquainted with huge stingrays, giant hammerhead sharks, dolphins and other marine inhabitants.The S.E.A Aquarium is home to the world’s largest viewing panel, which will certainly amaze even the most imaginative. The panel measures up to 36 meters wide and 8.3 meters high. The Ocean Dome will delight all guests and, thanks to its impressive size, will make guests experience the thrill of giant fish and mammals swimming right overhead.
There is no better way to end your Sentosa Island tour than attending the spectacular Wind of Time laser show located by the sea.While watching the show, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the mesmerizing effects of the game of water, laser and fire, combined with music and stunning panoramic views.
The unforgettable impressions of the show you have seen will remain with you for a long time after you leave the fabulous island of Sentosa.
Leaving the island, you will pass the only bridge connecting two islands – Sentosa Island and Singapore Island!
Tour duration – 4.5 hours.
At the end of the tour – return to the hotel.
Singapore – Kuala Lumpur
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel. Airport transfer. Departure to Kuala Lumpur. Arrival at the KLIA / LCCT airport, meeting with a representative of the host company, transfer to the hotel according to the program. Hotel accommodation. Free time.
Kuala Lumpur – the capital of Malaysia, the center of the country’s business life, and, at the same time, the center of tourism – a city of parks, gardens and museums. The appearance of the city is extremely original: palaces and temples built in the traditional style, and buildings of colonial architecture are adjacent to ultra-modern skyscrapers.
“City-garden, flooded with light”, the city-dream of the XXI century. Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, a city that carefully preserves its past and rushes into the future.
Ancient historical sites, modern skyscrapers, amusement parks and various nature reserves, a local Disneyland with a water park, Malaysian Las Vegas, located in the suburbs, many entertainment centers and luxury hotels – all this awaits you at any time of the year.
In the evening you will go on an excursion to the city of the future – “Putrajaya”
Putrajaya is the new administrative capital of Malaysia.It is hard to believe that this majestic and beautiful city was built in just 6 years. Here you will see tropical gardens, manicured parks, blue lakes, bridges of original designs and mosques. Stop by the new palace of the king and the residence of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, see the extraordinary beauty of the city mosque, the ministry building and the Exhibition Center. An extraordinary experience awaits you on this tour.
Tour duration – 3 hours.
At the end of the excursion, return to the hotel, free time.
Today you will get to know the city, learn about the history, culture and life of Kuala Lumpur. After breakfast you will go on perhaps the most informative and rich excursion in Kuala Lumpur – City Sightseeing Tour .
You will get acquainted with one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Kuala Lumpur, with its unique mixture of modern and historical architecture, a variety of nationalities and colors.You will visit King’s Palace , get acquainted with the traditions of Buddhism in Buddhist temple , see Square independence Kuala Lumpur, where in 1957 the independence of Malaysia was proclaimed. Opposite the square is the house of Sultan Abul-Samad – one of the most beautiful buildings in Kuala Lumpur. Visit National Mosque with its picturesque architecture, which was built in the mid-1960s and combines elements of Islamic and national symbols: the number of domes of this mosque corresponds to the number of domes of the Great Mosque in Mecca, but the folded roof of the building (in the shape of a star) resembles a Malay royal umbrella.Its 18 prongs represent the 13 states of the federation of Malaysia and the 5 pillars of Islam. Visit Batik Factory and take a photo against the backdrop of the world masterpiece of architecture – Twin Towers – Petronas Twin Towers.
Tour duration – 3 hours.
At the end of the excursion, return to the hotel, free time.
After breakfast at the hotel you will go on an excursion to the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur with a visit to the sacred temple cave complex “Batu Caves” with an ascent of the famous staircase with 272 steps.Batu Stalactite Caves are located in a rainforest in the middle of the plains. 13 km north of Kuala Lumpur, there are immense limestone hills, with deep caves underneath. About 400 million years ago, these caves were formed in limestone rocks, and only in 1878 the Batu caves were discovered. The caves are one of the most visited attractions.
Batu Caves are a fork of the cave network and are one of the most important Hindu shrines.The inner underground space is divided into three tiers: three upper and several lower ones. The largest of them is called “Dark Cave” and is about 400 meters long, the height of the vault is 122 meters.
Batu Caves are the main attraction where the Taipusam Festival is held annually. You will go up to the main cave, where the temple of the Hindu religion is located. Also waiting for you is an art gallery in which statues of all the Gods and saints of the Hindu religion are immortalized.
The excursion also includes a visit to the Royal Selangor Factory, where guests will observe ancient and modern methods of creating pewter and souvenirs and, if desired, can even try to create something with their own hands.
Tour duration – 4 hours.
At the end of the excursion, return to the hotel, free time.
Kuala Lumpur – Borneo (Malaysia)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel. Airport transfer. Departure to Borneo. Arrival at the airport of Kota Kinabalu, meeting with a representative of the host company, transfer to the hotel according to the program. Hotel accommodation. Free time.
Borneo or Kalimantan is the third largest island in the world with unique flora and fauna.Its rainforests, which are older than Amazonian ones, are some of the wildest and most unspoiled places on Earth, and many species are found only within Borneo. Here you will truly feel the pristine beauty of the world. Among the riot of exotic herbs and flowers, including the famous rafflesia, there are orangutans, deer mice, giant turtles and other outlandish animals and birds. More than 12 reserves store many species of flora and fauna.
Borneo attracts tourists, first of all, with its white beaches, picturesque islands and luxurious mountain parks.The waters surrounding the Sabah coastline are renowned for their transparency and abundant coral reefs that attract diving enthusiasts.
Borneo has always been associated with a place of the most incredible exoticism. It is an island of vast primeval forests, majestic mountains, caves, unique flora and fauna, and various nationalities. These places are famous, first of all, for their extraordinary nature: dense tropical jungle, rare species of animals and birds and crystal clear waters of the sea.
Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning you will embark on an exciting journey to Kinabalu National Park.
The route will lead to Kinabalu Park, a natural heritage of Malaysia, through many villages and rice fields along mountain roads.
Kinabalu Park is one of the first national parks in Malaysia, founded in 1964. Located on the west coast of the Malay state of Sabah on the island of Borneo.The park covers a total area of 754 km² surrounding Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain on the island of Borneo.
While enjoying the coolness of the park, you will stroll along the jungle paths and visit the mountain garden, where more than 4500 varieties of plants grow, including many orchids, 77 species of which grow only in Kinabalu Park. The Park is also home to 289 species of birds and 290 different species of butterflies and over 100 species of animals.
After lunch in a restaurant overlooking the mountain solemnly towering over the jungle, you will go to the hot springs – natural springs with hot sulfuric water gushing from the bowels of the earth, known for its healing effects.In a bath with “living” water, surrounded by flowers, trees, bushes and butterflies, you can relax and recuperate after a long walk. And at the end of the excursion, you will have a walk along a unique path made of wooden platforms, laid out at a height of 20 m above the ground in the jungle. After walking across the bridges, you can cool off in the waters of a 10-meter waterfall. And if you’re lucky, you can see Rafflesia – the largest flower in the world, reaching a diameter of one meter.
Tour duration – 8 hours.Lunch is included in the tour price.
At the end of the tour – return to the hotel. Free time.
Rest in the hotel on the basis of the “Breakfast” catering.
Rest at the hotel on the basis of the “Breakfast” catering.
Breakfast at the hotel. Before lunch you will have the opportunity to enjoy your stay at the hotel. At 1:00 pm, you will travel to the heart of the jungle on the River Safari tour.
After a 2-hour drive to the south of Sabah, you will have the opportunity to explore Borneo’s mangrove forests, with their inimitable beauty, on a journey through the floodplains and wetlands of the Gerama or Klias rivers.
While enjoying the unique scenery, cruise along the intricate system of mangroves that give the river a special charm.
Take part in a river safari in search of unique wildlife – macaques, rare silver langurs and the elusive but very famous Nosed Monkeys, found only in Borneo.
In the heart of the wetlands, look out for tropical birds and crocodiles lurking on the river banks.
The cruise continues until sunset. After dinner – barbecue, on a moonless night, appreciate the beauty of the glittering fireflies that ignite a myriad of lights.
Tour duration – whole day. Dinner is included in the tour price.
At the end of the tour – return to the hotel.
Rest at the hotel on the basis of the “Breakfast” catering.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for an excursion to Mantanani Island
The Mantanani Islands are a group of three separate islands located northwest of Kota Balud, approximately 1.30 hours from the capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. The islands can be reached from the mainland by boat in approximately 45 minutes.
Here you will have the opportunity to spend time among the pristine nature, to visit places untouched by civilization.You can enjoy the beauty of the island’s most isolated, relax, unwind and swim at the shallow secluded Dugong Beach, covered with white fine sand under the shade of coconut trees.
This is the best place you can imagine for swimming, diving, snorkelling, scooter riding, building sand castles or just relaxing and relaxing in the sun. This place is distinguished by its seclusion, where your peace will not be disturbed by countless crowds of visitors, as on other tourist beaches.In this beautiful place, it seems that time has stopped, man and nature merge into one, you feel an extraordinary peace and tranquility.
Tour duration – whole day. BBQ lunch is included in the tour price.
At the end of the tour – return to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel. Transfer to the airport, departure further according to the program.
Albion Travel Club – Singapore – Langkawi
Route: Singapore – Langkawi – Kuala Lumpur
Day 1: Arrival in Singapore.Meeting with a representative of the host company. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Free time and rest. For an additional fee, you can go for a walk in Marina Bay and take part in the Wonderful laser show – water splashes turn into a live screen. After the show, we recommend walking through the third tower of the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel to Singapore’s new landmark Garden by the Bay. There is a stunning light show every evening. 18 giant trees of iron and wire, entwined with tropical plants and flowers, are covered with hundreds of bright lights.Then – free time for a walk along the embankment of the bay, a romantic trip on a river boat, surrounded by the night landscapes of Singapore, or ascend to the hotel’s observation deck and explore the wonderful panorama of the city. Return to the hotel. Recreation.
Day 2: After breakfast, meet your guide in the hotel lobby. Sightseeing tour of Singapore as part of a Russian-speaking group. During this exciting trip, you will visit the most famous historical monuments and sights of the modern metropolis, get acquainted with its symbol and learn a lot of interesting things about the modern life of Singaporeans.After the excursion, we recommend going to the city Zoo, where numerous animals and birds live in natural nature without cages and aviaries. There are convenient paths for self-study of flora and fauna. In the evening, you will find a night safari in the park and a bright show with live fire (for an additional fee). Rest at the hotel.
Day 3: After breakfast, meet the driver in the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport. Departure to Langkawi island. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation.Free time. The guide will provide you with the necessary information and a map of the island, suggest interesting excursion programs.
Day 4: After breakfast, for an additional fee, we suggest going on a sightseeing tour of the island of Langkawi with stories of local legends, walks in a real Malay village, riding a cable car and visiting colorful markets and craft workshops. Further – free time, which can be spent on the beach, in Duty Free shops or on the shopping streets of Pantai Senang.In this noisy and very lively place, within two kilometers, there are many hotels and hostels, cafes and restaurants, travel agencies and souvenir shops.
Day 5: After breakfast, for an additional fee, we suggest going on an excursion to the famous Kilim Geopark reserve. The route passes through dense mangroves, ancient Bat grottoes, Crocodile Cave and other unusual places where exotic animals and birds live. This exciting trip will leave indelible impressions of the magical nature of the island of Langkawi.Return to the hotel. Recreation.
Day 6-7: Free day. You can relax on the beach, visit the spa or go on additional excursions around the island.
Day 8: After breakfast transfer to the airport. Departure to Kuala Lumpur. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and rest. In the afternoon, we recommend going to the City Central Park, where every evening there is a bright light and music show “Dancing Fountains” (for an additional fee).
Day 9: After breakfast – sightseeing tour of Kuala Lumpur, during which you will see the main sights of the city, get acquainted with the customs and traditions of local residents, as well as take a photo against the backdrop of the Petronas Twin Towers – the tallest skyscrapers in the world. You can also visit the famous towers, admire the city from a bird’s eye view and walk along the bridge connecting the giant buildings. Free time for rest and shopping in the largest shopping centers of the capital – Suria KLCC, Pavillion, Plaza Low Yat and others.
Day 10: Breakfast. Airport transfer. Departure home.
The price includes:
- accommodation in hotels of the selected category,
- meals – breakfast,
- transfers and transfers according to the program with an English-speaking driver,
- 2 sightseeing tours (Singapore, Kuala Lumpur),
- Russian-speaking guide services,
- flight Singapore – Langkawi – Kuala Lumpur.
Price: $ 1050
The indicated prices are for information purposes only and are not a public offer.
During the first independent trip to the countries
Travel Malaysia on your own
Unfortunately, in addition to impressive
The decision to get up early and a little
Lack of time made me collapse
The climb to the twin towers took a few
It takes quite a while to stay on the bridge.
Overwhelmed with emotion, I am a little
Feeling disappointed me a little
Since no navigator, no map
Batu caves, contrary to my expectations,
I know from army service that during
The caves are really interesting
Parting with Malaysia came out almost
Arriving at the station, I managed a little
New Year’s Eve in Indonesia and Southeast Asia
New Year’s Eve in Indonesia and Southeast Asia
New Year’s cruise from Singapore to Asia on the cruise ship Sapphire Princess 5 * Lux!
Route: Singapore – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – about.Penang, Malaysia – Phuket, Thailand – Bali, Indonesia – Singapore
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Klang village)
o.PENANG, Malaysia (Georgetown)
The price includes:
- Accommodation in a cabin of the selected category
- 24/7 meals on board
- tea, coffee, round the clock, juices for breakfast
- Onboard entertainment
- Programs for children and kids club
- Musical performances – shows, live music, discos, theater
- Use of swimming pools, gym, sauna, jacuzzi, golf
- Harbor Dues
Taxes, tips, insurance (if not available), hotels (optional).