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Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Jalan P. Ramlee
Jalan P. Ramlee, just south of KLCC, is Kuala Lumpur′s central clubbing district ... more
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Changkat Bukit Bintang
Changkat is a street of mostly 2-storey pre-war colonial buildings which are turned into pubs, restaurants and clubs. It is one the most happening nightlife and clubbing areas in Kuala Lumpur. ... more
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Pubcrawl KL
The pubcrawl takes you, and around 40 travelers & locals to 4 bars and finish the night at a club! ... more
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Heritage Row
Nightlife area at Jalan Doresmy. Nightlife spot for the rich and beautiful. Row of refurbished colonial-era shop houses. ... more
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Marini’s on 57
KL's highest roof-top bar and restaurant on Level 57 of Petronas Tower 3 right next to the famous Petronas Twin Towers ... more
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Luna Bar
Super-chic breezy rooftop bar with a pool in the middle (but you cannot use it unfortunately) and one of the best night views in town ... more
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Sky Bar
Another roof-top bar in the Traders Hotel (33rd floor) with a breath-taking view of the Twin Towers. Located just across from KLCC. ... more
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Bangsar Baru
Bangsar, to the south of downtown, popular entertainment area for local yuppies and expats with an Mediterranean flair. ... more
The Green Man
The Green Man is an traditional British pub / restaurant and one of the longest running establishments on Changkat. ... more
Werner’s on Changkat
Restaurant (Italian / European Fusion) and Bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang with an upstair club lounge and large balcony. ... more
Luminous Restaurant & Bar
Kebab restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
The Whisky Bar
Whisky bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Daikanyama
Japanese restaurant, cafe and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Yoko’s
Japanese restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Sutraa Kitchen & Bar
Chillout bar serving Indian tapas on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Giovino
Wine shop / bar and Italian & Greek restaurant on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Never Mine Bar
Bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar
Restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Baan 26
Thai seafood restaurant & bar on Changkat Bukit Bintag ... more
Pampas Bar & Grill
Argentinian steak restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
The Social
Restaurant (western and asian food) and bar with live music on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
The Ceylon Bar
Restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
twenty.one kitchen+bar
Restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Finnegan’s Irish Pub
Irish pub and restaurant on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Racks Bar & Baby Backs
Restaurant (specialized in pork ribs) and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang. ... more
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Red Palm

Our favourite hostel in KL closed 2015. RIP Red Palm. We miss you!!!

Classic Inn Budget Hotel
Budget Hotel near Bukit Bintang, located just behind Berjaya Times Square shopping mall
Things to do & see
Imbi
old residential area with a significant Chinese population near Bukit Bintang with many popular Chinese restaurants and food stalls ... more
Central Market
The indoor market and the Kasturi Walk in front of Central Market is a paradise for souvenir hunters, art and handicraft etc. ... more