Entertainment

Top Choice Performing Arts in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Part of the Sentul West regeneration project, this modernist performing-arts complex puts on a wide range of progressive theatrical events including dramas, musicals and dance. Also on offer are performing-arts cour…
Top Choice Live Music in George Town

Canteen

This shabby chic bar with an arty warehouse vibe is one of George Town's most reliable live-music venues for jazz and rock. Gigs usually kick off from 9.30pm at weekends, plus there's a comedy night on the first Thu…
Top Choice Live Music in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

No Black Tie

Blink and you’d miss this small live-music venue, bar and bistro, hidden as it is behind a grove of bamboo. NBT, as it's known to its faithful patrons, is owned by Malaysian concert pianist Evelyn Hii, who has a kna…
Top Choice Live Music in Petaling Jaya & Shah Alam

Merdekarya

Tap into the local music scene at this grungy, arty venue, which hosts concerts and open-mic nights (and shakes up a decent cocktail). Happy hour is reliably 6pm to 9pm, but see the website for upcoming events. Perf…
Performing Arts in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Istana Budaya

Large-scale drama and dance shows are staged here, as well as music performances by the National Symphony Orchestra and National Choir. The building's soaring roof is based on a traditional Malay floral decoration o…
Concert Venue in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

Don’t miss the chance to attend a show at this gorgeous concert hall. The polished Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra plays here (usually Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees, but also other times), as do …
Spectator Sport in Selangor

Sepang International Circuit

The Sepang Circuit, 60km south of Kuala Lumpur, is where Formula One holds the Malaysian Grand Prix. Tickets go for as little as RM93, though if you want to be in the main grandstand they start from RM230. During th…
Theatre in Melaka City

Encore Melaka

This 70-minute performance may be designed with a mainland Chinese audience in mind, but it's a colourful and entertaining theatrical experience exploring the history of Melaka in a state-of-the-art piece of archite…
Theatre in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Panggung Bandaraya

Originally designed as City Hall by British colonial architect AB Hubback, this handsome 1896 building with distinctive black domes has been refitted into one of KL's most beautiful theatrical spaces. The intimate a…
Live Music in Kuala Lumpur

Bee

The stage at this chilled and popular cafe-bar is well used for various events, including live music, film screenings and open-mic nights. They also serve burgers and sandwiches that are the real deal, plus good sal…