If you’re a nightlife junkie, pick one of these areas as your residence.
Some of the world’s most stunning destinations are also home to incredible nightlife for people to explore – and Klang Valley is no exception. From iconic clubs to world-class bars, these areas give patrons the chance to experience the party of a lifetime.
As the sun sets, these areas become alive with nightspots offering a winning combination of lively and happening ambiance, an extensive selection of alcoholic beverages, and talented DJs spinning dance-worthy tunes.
So if this is your cup of tea, we say check these top 5 areas to live in Klang Valley.
1. Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)
If you fancy living smack dab in the middle of the city with good accessibility to bars, pubs and clubs on the streets, as well as swanky rooftop restaurant and bars situated within five-star hotels, then the City Centre is the place for you. Teeming with busy streets of restobar, snazzy nightclubs with international DJs, and posh cocktail lounges, this area is apt for anyone who is a fan of bustling night scene. While you will have to pay a hefty sum for the address, you’ll be happy with the luxury condominiums that the area has to offer, along with premium shopping malls, five-star hotels, a beautiful public park and multiple office buildings.
Besides that, the public can also manoeuvre easily as there are plenty of LRT stations and bus stops within walking distance. But do bear in mind that this concrete jungle is also home to heavy construction and traffic noises. But if you can handle it, then the City Centre is your lively paradise.
Do you like living in the city, but want the feel of a suburb? Bangsar, a popular expatriate stomping ground in Kuala Lumpur, is a neighbourhood that offers peace and quiet, yet is home to a variety of nightspots ranging from funky pubs and mini night clubs to restobars and elegant cafes. Although the nightlife scene pales in comparison to Kuala Lumpur City Centre, the streets are still crowded with both locals and expats, especially during the weekends. Some of the most well-patronised establishments include The Social, La Bodega and GRIDiRON.
As for the properties, there are rows of bungalows and terraced houses lining the streets of this neighbourhood, housing a blend of Malaysians and expats. Since Bangsar is a rather mature area of Kuala Lumpur, new property launches are limited. However, it does have a few high-rise apartment complexes and multiple landed properties such as Suasana Bangsar, Bangsar Aman and The Nomad Residences.
3. Mont Kiara and Sri Hartamas
Regarded as an affluent township that houses mostly expats, Mont Kiara and Sri Hartamas is a vibrant neighbourhoods that have abundance of shops, restaurants, and of course, bars and clubs for its citizens. The area is also furnished with plenty of property developments, ranging everything from high-rise condominiums to gated communities. This neighbourhood is the perfect suburban bubble with quiet streets, a few small malls and loads of greenery, but at the same time, it has the right amount of bars and clubs for those seeking a night out.
This elite neighbourhood accommodates most of the foreign embassies along the “Embassy Row”. Due to the diplomat crowd, the area is filled with international schools as well as five-star hotels, where you can find a number of award-winning rooftop bars and posh cocktail lounges. Just a stone’s throw away from KLCC, Ampang is also home to stylish speakeasies and nightclubs for late-night revellers looking to mingle with fashionable individuals and dance the night away to heart-thumping electronic dance music. If you decide to stay within the vicinity, be sure to visit after-dark gems like Zouk KL and Omakase + Appreciate Lounge. As a whole, Ampang is a great locale for both families and young adults as it has entertainment options, a safe environment and clean surroundings.
5. Taman Desa
Barely 10 minutes away from the famous Mid-Valley City, Taman Desa is a strategically located neighbourhood that has a good mix of middle and upper-class condominiums. Since it is a compact residential area, there are plenty of eateries as well as bars and clubs for the night crawlers. Although the area might not be as happening as Kuala Lumpur City Centre and Bangsar, Taman Desa still has its own charm for those who loves low-key partying.
Written by Rubaa Shunmuganathan