Night life in Kuala Lumpur can be very exciting and colourful. Check out some of the new clubs. While you are at it, you can also go clubbing around Petaling Jaya and Subang!
New club in Bukit Bintang opens with a bang
By Christina Low
Friday September 30, 2011
THE streets behind Jalan Bukit Bintang will no longer be short of excitement, quiet and lonely with the opening of @live Kuala Lumpur music club.
Located at the Federal Arcade — close to Low Yat Plaza and the Federal Hotel — it is the second outlet for @live. The first was in Sunway Pyramid.
Assistant manager Colin Yap said he was thankful to the patrons especially those residing outside the city who has been visiting the club and showing their support.
"We have only been operating for a month and the people here have been very kind to us.
Raise your glasses: The performers and dancers toasting the guests
to mark the opening of the club at Bukit Bintang.
"Sometimes we feel bad for not being able to accept more reservations especially from new patrons as our members and regulars reserve their seats weeks in advance," he said.
He said tenants from the various shopping malls, hotels and food outlets surrounding the club have yet to get a chance to come to the club.
Hence, when the club held its grand opening ceremony recently, Yap made sure his neighbours made time to visit the two-storey club.
"With the four-day celebrations, we are able to invite more people to come over and experience how different our club is," he said.
Guests were treated to a two-hour free flow of drinks before the outlet opened its doors to the public.
At 11pm, @live KL's 22-member music group comprising nine singers, nine dancers and four musicians came on stage to entertain patrons with various songs from Pop, Rock to Urban and Dance in English, Chinese, Thai, Korean and Japanese.
After one hour into their non-stop performance, the group took a brief break to pop champagne and toast the crowd, thanking them for their support. -- Star Metro
Besides the night life in Kuala Lumpur, there are many other other night life and clubbing around Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya. Do check them out!
Clubbing on the fringes
This week looks at the clubbing scene on the fringes of the Klang Valley. We like to call it the outer ring. Here are some of the more active clubs just outside the confines of KL.
MINISTRY OF SOUND - EUPHORIA
Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway
Wednesday – Student Night ft MIDI Life Crisis. Heads up to all students out there! A weekly affair tailor-made especially for you. MIDI Life Crisis is the brain child of the duo lefunktstudio and 3MO. A playground where the two combine their skills and talents to put together weekly experimentations and creations. 18 years and above only. Present valid student ID for complimentary entry. Come in student costume to be entitled to 5 complimentary drinks. All others cover charges apply.
Thursday – Open format fusing new wave, hip hop, house, rock, anything and everything that the imagination desires. Resident DJ: Patrick Oliver from Miami, U.S.A. Free entry for Ladies. Admission (with one drink): RM40 (men).
Friday – EDM (electronic dance music) night weekly with frequent local and international guests. Admission (with one drink): RM50.
Saturday – MixTape with Patrick Oliver and lefunktstudio back to back. Admission (with one drink): RM35.
For reservations and table bookings, contact RSVP: +603-7495 1786 / +603-7495 1789 * reservation line opens from 10am - 7pm (Mon – Sat) or email email@example.com or visit www.euphoria.com.my.
OB-1E, Oasis Boulevard, Sunway Pyramid, Bandar Sunway
@ LIVE (pronounced “at live” or “alive”) is the newest dance club hotspot at Sunway Pyramid’s Oasis Boulevard strip, the first of its kind in Malaysia to provide unparalleled English (E-pop), Mandarin (M-pop) and Korean (K-pop) live dance club shows.
Chill outdoors at the Alfresco Terrace at sundown with a drink or two, or park yourself inside The Live Room to catch an eyeful of spectacular shows. Regular themed nights also mean there’s never a dull moment at @LIVE. Sunday through Tuesday provides you with the best of E-pop, M-pop and K-pop performances while Ladies’ Night on Wednesdays means there’s eye candy for the girls with plenty of male dancers executing body-popping moves and a DJ turning up the heat onstage. On the weekends, E-pop and K-pop go head to head with sprightly entertainers fuelling the creative fire at @LIVE to the hottest club hits.
Sunway Pyramid Ground Floor (orange entrance)
The Republic Bar, where the hip and the chic come to party or simply chill out, now has a swanky new face combining stylish design, lavish decor and just a dash of charming bohemian allure. Free entry all nights. Tel: +603-5631 8661 / Fax: +603-5631 8662. web: www.republicbar.com
Oasis Boulevard 3, 3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Sunway Pyramid, Bandar Sunway
Six nights a week, with the action peaking from Wed to Sat. Mostly featuring R&B and hip hop music with a little house music thrown in along the way. Cover charges apply.
Sunway Pyramid (Main Entrance 2), Bandar Sunway
Opens seven days a week. Resident and guest DJs keep the motors running with urban hip hop, dancehall and house. Call 017-224 7390 or +6016-339 0002 for reservations or information.
Curve, Mutiara Damansara, PJ
Laundry was born out of a passion for life and it’s many pleasures - music, good company, food and drinks. Laundry is also firm supporter of the local music scene as well as international artistes looking for a platform to share their love with the world.
Sunday: DJ Elvin of Goldsounds with R&B and hip hop.8Pm onwards.
Monday: The finest dub, soul, roots, reggae and chill. Every city needs a dub club. 9.30pm till closing
Tuesday: Who’s World dropping metronomes of retrospective hits, temperature funk, soul, punk, Afro beat samba, disko jazz, R&B, broken hips to hip house. 9.30pm till closing.
Wednesdays: Jason M with anything you want from hip hop, R&B to party and house.
Friday: Elvin and Vick give you hip hop, R&B, party and dance.
Saturday: New Kid On The Block DJ Vin - hip hop and R&B, party, dance. 9.30 till closing.
And it’s all free entry. Tel: +603-7728 1715. web: www.laundrybar.net.
Unit C-03 & C-03a, Block C, Giza Mall. Kota Damansara, PJ
Located at the heart of Sunway Giza. A live dining and music room that features the sounds of world music as well as serving up the best of Western and Asian Cuisine. MOVIDA is defined by clean and minimalist lines that accentuate a contemporary ambience mellowed with the warmth of traditional charm in the space with a perfect atmosphere for a party anytime, any day! Open Mondays to Saturdays. Tel: +603-6141 8022 Fax: +603-6141 8023. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.movida.my
Curve, Mutiara Damansara, PJ
Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30pm onwards with DJ Jason M. Call +603-7727 8330 for information. Web: www.atheapartment.com
HEX SENSORY ROOM
Unit D.G – 01 & 02, Block D, Menara Taiko, PJ Trade Centre
8, Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, PJ
A new addition, Hex opens up to clientele who are young and appreciate variety. It’s anything from chill out and Top 40s during happy hours, with electro, house and progressive as it gets later in the evening. Opening hours - Weekdays 5pm-1am. Friday & Saturdays 5pm-1am. Closed on Sundays. Saturday: What The Hex? House music for your weekends. A night set to bring you to another level featuring the best of house music from house to progressive to tech-house, tribal and more. DJ Zecha (Honolulu, Hawaii) and KL’s DJ I_Sec. Call Izzy +6012-320 0098 / Genji +6012-214 2416 for RSVP.
PJ Trade Center, Menara Bata (Grd Floor),
8 Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, PJ
Watch this new spot for Damansara Perdana, merely a couple of stone throws away from the Curve.
Hilton Petaling Jaya, 2, Jalan Barat, PJ
One of the longer standing nightlife venues in the PJ scene, Uncle Chilli’s is located just next to the lobby of Hilton PJ. Portraying a sleek, contemporary and stylish ambience, Uncle Chilli’s comprises of distinctive facets including The Cigar Lounge, private rooms, dining area, main bar and dance floor. Uncle Chilli’s offers party-goers pulsating music selection, DJ line up and live band every night. Catch resident DJ Mystyx Mon to Sat, as well as in-house DJs Pluck, Aloy, Danny, Eriq and Chinoz spinning the latest R&B, hip hop, electro, rock and house tracks on rotate from Monday to Sunday. For information on admission charges and reservations call +603-7955 9122. Website: www.ZestPJ.com.