The heart of the city is where most of the big clubs are. During the day, the working offices and shopping malls are the centre of activity but come night, the clubs and discos take over! Pubs and bars, on the other hand, tend to root themselves in urban areas outside the main city areas.
It is not uncommon to find a few pubs and bars in non-Muslim residential areas as well. Karaoke is fast catching on as another popular activity, especially among the Chinese.
For night-time excitement in the big city, head to the areas of Bukit Bintang, Ampang/P.Ramlee and Sultan Ismail. Those who seek quieter, but no less vibrant, night pastures should check out Bangsar and Sri Hartamas. Because this is a Muslim country, topless shows or any other performance that is deemed sexually excessive in nature, are not allowed to be held thought there are a few in the past who have held illegal ones.