First thing you need to keep in mind in KL is that Malaysia is a Muslim country.
That is the source of a lot of the cultural issues and drawbacks of the place.
70% of the Malaysian population is native Malay, and the majority of them are Muslim. That means, no drinking, heads are covered for women, and other weird things like “Islamic banking”.
Islam is also responsible for my least favorite fact of life in KL – high drink prices.
Their English is better than the rest here and Indians are very outgoing.
The Indians love to party and are well represented in the clubs.
Since the Muslims don’t drink, the government jacks up the drink prices. If you go to a club, expect to pay upwards of $10 for a mixed drink.
Whenever you go to Malaysia be sure to pick up a couple bottles of your favorite poison at duty free on your way in. Sharia makes it technically illegal for a girl to be in a room alone with any man not a family member or her husband.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, known locally simply as “KL”, is a pretty strange place to think of for single dude travel. It’s Asia, it’s infernally hot and humid all the time, it’s Muslim, and the people here are from a totally different part of the gene pool.
If you come here expecting business as usual you’ll be in for a rude awakening, but if you just go with the flow it’s possible to have a of fun here.
If they approach you, be polite, and get away from them. I was drinking at a bar in KL recently and I met a whole bunch of US Marines who lived in KL protecting the US Embassy.