Your Guide to Gay Kuala Lumpur
A large a sprawling city, Kuala Lumpur is often described as a cultural melting pot of Malay, Chinese and Indian influences with Islamic religion. While Gay Kuala Lumpur may not be a capital of gay Asia that’s not to say the city doesn’t have a gay side. As KL has become more international a small gay scene has built up, even though homosexuality remains illegal.
Gay Kuala Lumpur has a handful of gay bars and clubs with the biggest nights held at “straight” bars and clubs which host gay friendly nights. There is a large number of professional fun gay saunas and gyms in Gay KL.
If the gay nightlife scene leaves you wanting more there is plenty other reasons to visit with some of the world’s cheapest 5-star hotels, great shopping, even better food and natural wonders only an hour outside the city.
Ok, gay nightlife in Kuala Lumpur is nothing like Bangkok but there is still a scene. Weeknights are quite but come weekends there’s plenty action. The best gay bars in Kuala Lumpur don’t miss Divine Bliss on Fridays, Marketplace on Saturdays or Malebox @ The Elysium Bar for Sunday nights. For smaller gay bars in KL check out Blue Bar and Sky+Land.
Kuala Lumpur has a surprisingly large and active gay sauna scene. The largest and most popular gay saunas come with fully equipped gyms, fitness classes as well as the mazes and dark rooms.
Kuala Lumpur is in the top 10 most visited city in the world which has created a great choice of hotels at a surprisingly good prices, especially for luxury hotels.
Stay within KL’s Golden Triangle to make the most of your visit. The popular areas include KLCC, city center next to Petronas Towers and walking distance to the main gay bars.
Train – KL has four types cover the city center and the extensive suburbs: LRT, KL Monorail, KTM Komuter and KLIA.
Bus – KL has a large bus network but with a little signage it can be challenging for tourists. The KL Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tour buses are a good option to see all the tourist sites. The bus also comes with free WiFi for those important Grindr updates while traveling across the city.
Taxi – While taxis are all of KL, tourists may find it difficult getting the meter turned on.
Public drunkenness is illegal as well as sex in public. Be advised to respect local laws and customs while in Malaysia.