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Your comprehensive guide to the best events and things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Unusual date night ideas in KL

Fancy restaurants and a blockbuster film after that for date night? How predictable. Celebrate love in a more interesting manner with these unusual ideas for...

Best live music venues in KL

Best live music venues in KL

Indie rock, acoustic folk, jazz – think you can’t find them in KL? These top live music venues play all that and more.

The best bars in KL for a drink

The best bars in KL for a drink

The Time Out KL Drink List is where we handpick the best places to drink in our city. These are the bars and joints that serve up some of the most creative...

Best things to do at night in KL

Best things to do at night in KL

For nights when you just want to veer away from alcohol and thumping music, these night-time hangout spots and activities still pack all the fun; and they...

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    Chow Kit

    Chow Kit

    ‘Chow Kit Road, di tengah bandaraya orang merata-rata. Dari segala bangsa tua atau muda. Ada yang berkereta ada yang jalan saja. Ada yang cuci...

    Jalan Besar in Salak South

    Jalan Besar in Salak South

    The residents of Salak South are still living their days in a haze of ’70s nostalgia. But the small, Mandarin-speaking town was established way back in...

    Pekan Sungai Besi in Sungai Besi

    Pekan Sungai Besi in Sungai Besi

    As if time has held Pekan Sungai Besi hostage, the town has remained fairly untouched for the past 80 years. Many have walked unsuspectingly into this former...

    Little India in Klang

    Little India in Klang

    Little India, of Klang, isn’t a Little India of posters and postcards. Little India, of Klang, is one whose music – an exercise of high-decibel...

    KL area guides

    Bangsar

    Bangsar

    Bangsar has gone through many phases – unobtrusive residential area, clubbing haven, arts and culture quarter, and now, café district. From the...

    Hartamas

    Hartamas

    Populated by expatriates and upper middle class families, Hartamas is fancy – even its name says so (‘harta’, treasure; ‘mas’,...

    Damansara

    Damansara

    The wide land that is Damansara has the privilege of being both KL and Selangor. It can be confusing – Bukit Damansara for example, is not exactly near...

    KL City

    KL City

    Your cheat sheet to all the best restaurants, shops and things to do in the main areas of the city centre including Bukit Bintang, Petaling Street and Pudu.

    Damansara Utama

    Damansara Utama

    Damansara Utama is home to Damansara Uptown, the land of hard-to-find parking spots and more cafés than you can shake a stick at. We say park in the new...

    Sunway

    Sunway

    Let’s not mask the fact that Sunway is an area dominated by students, which isn’t saying that it’s a bad thing. If you need help getting...

    101 things to do in KL

    Attractions and Activities

    Attractions and Activities

    From exploring a housing village in the city to diving into a tank full of sharks, here's our definitive list of the best tourist attractions and things to do...

    Arts and Culture

    Arts and Culture

    From checking out graffiti to the annual Thaipusam procession at Batu Caves, here's our definitive list to the best arts and culture experiences in KL.

    Food and Drink

    Food and Drink

    Whether it's street food from the trunk of a motorbike or seared foie gras in the skies of KL, here's a list of must-eats.

    Music and Nightlife

    Music and Nightlife

    Party at a helipad, catch a live gig or hang out at super cool speakeasy bars. Here's our list of the best music and nightlife experiences in KL.

    The best of KL

    Shops

    Shops

    Best shops in KL: The full list From slick concept stores to bargain finds, fresh produce and genuine heritage institutions – we’ve got the...

    Brunch

    Brunch

    The elusive hybrid of breakfast and lunch has never tasted this good. So kickstart your lazy weekend with these best brunch dishes Best brunch spots The Good...

    Cafés

    Cafés

    You’ve got to admit that a trip to a good café sets you in a cheery mood – the sun-soaked space, glorious sunny side ups and that tingling...

    Coffee

    Coffee

    KL's coffee culture is an expanding landscape of imported beans, state-of-the-art machines, hip baristas, and silky smooth pours. Here are the best coffee...

    Kids' activities

    Kids' activities

    Kuala Lumpur's top attractions for families Latest kids' events Dinoscovery by Dinosaurs Live! Travel back in time to the Mesozoic era 250 million years ago to...

    Public libraries

    Public libraries

    The best public libraries in the city for the bookishly curious, and kids Libraries for the kids Playcentre Library Set in a humble bungalow house, this...

    KL photo essays

    KL's old cinemas: A long goodbye

    KL's old cinemas: A long goodbye

    We go back to the cinemas of yesteryear KL, long before the complete takeover of plush cineplexes and their digital motion pictures.

    Rivers of KL: Portrait of a silent river

    Rivers of KL: Portrait of a silent river

    A river always takes the path of least resistance, often resulting in a crooked path. From the very first cup to ultra-modern hydroelectric dams, the mastery...

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