Archive for the tag 'alcohol'

Oct 27 2011

The strange case of the suburban Kuala Lumpur pub crawl

Published by under Bars & nightlife

When is a pub not a pub? This may seem like an odd question, but in Malaysia, what you call a drinking establishment can have a big impact on how it is treated by licensing authorities. Call somewhere a restoran dan pub (restaurant and pub), and you can be open to the world, with outside … read the full post

Sep 15 2011

How to celebrate Arthur’s Day in Kuala Lumpur

Published by under Festivals

When Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease on his iconic brewery in Dublin in 1759, he could not be accused of short-term thinking. But I’m sure even he would be surprised by the worldwide popularity of the beer that bears his name, more than 250 years on. An estimated 10 million glasses of Guinness … read the full post

Jul 26 2011

How to travel on a budget in Kuala Lumpur

Published by under Money & costs

Anyone coming to Malaysia after spending time in other parts of Southeast Asia, with the exception of Singapore and Brunei, will be struck by how expensive it is. While it is relatively easy to get by on less than 20 US dollars a day in much of the region, doing so in Malaysia is next … read the full post