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The 5 Best Things to Do at Night in Kuala Lumpur

By Chris Boyle

When night draws in on Kuala Lumpur the city comes alive. With so many places in which to see and be seen, this vast vibrant Malaysian city offers much for the elite traveler to indulge in. Whether you want to take in a show or just hang out with the local glitterati, our guide will help you pick the best places to while away the evening hours. Theses are the the five best things to do at night in Kuala Lumpur.


Fuego - Best Things to Do at Night in Kuala Lumpur

Located within Troika Sky Dining on level 23 of this tower, Fuego affords views over the cityscape as it lights up at night. Cocktails, tapas and fire-grilled meat are the focus here, with high-ceilinged contemporary interiors to savor them in. But whether you come for the food or late night drinks, it’s the view that leaves a long lasting impression.

Istana Budaya

Istana Budaya - Best Things to Do at Night in Kuala LumpurAmong the most sophisticated theaters in the world, Istana Budaya (meaning “Palace of Culture”) is proud to be equipped with cutting-edge stage equipment that is on par with the some of the most famous concert halls in the world. The main building takes the form of the sirih junjung, a traditional arrangement of betel leaves used in at Malay weddings and welcoming ceremonies. The interior of the Istana Budaya is built from Langkawi marble and decorated with tropical wooden doors, which feature hand-carved flower and leaf motifs. In short, this place is a work of art in and of itself. VIP boxes are available.

Claret Wine Bar

Claret Wine Bar - Best Things to Do at Night in Kuala LumpurA part of the Troika Sky Dining venue, Claret is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most popular wine bars. With stylish interiors emanating a New York vibe, the laid back atmosphere of this refined venue makes it an excellent place to relax with a chilled glass away from the heat and noise of the city. A knowledgeable team are on hand to guide you through the carefully curated wine list, which includes a selection of French wines and some of the best quality champagnes available. This is a perfect venue for an all important business meeting or for an intimate soirée.

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Skybar at the shangri-la hotel - Best Things to Do at Night in Kuala LumpurFancy a relaxing evening with a cocktail or two whilst gazing at the illuminated wonders of the Petronas Twin Towers? Well the SkyBar at the Shangri-La hotel offers just that, boasting intoxicating views of the heart of Kuala Lumpur, as well as a host of signature cocktails designed especially by an international team of mixologists. Having been named “Best Malaysian Bar” by the Malaysian Tatler magazine, SkyBar provides a space in which to kick back, relax and unwind, all in a very chic and cosmopolitan atmosphere high above the city.


Zouk - Best Things to Do at Night in Kuala LumpurLong seen as the quintessential venue of Kuala Lumpur, Zouk is situated at the core of the Golden Triangle’s main strip of bars, five-star hotels and clubs. Divided into a series of individual sections, the club represents an eclectic mix of energy, music and design. Zouk offers something to satisfy every taste, from a casual happy hour spent drinking at one of the bars to late night dancing at Velvet Underground.

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