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Leisure, Entertainment & Sports

Kuala Lumpur - Leisure, Entertainment & Sports

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Expatriates moving to KL will find the city bustling with activities. For the single expatriate, there is a good range of restaurants and a buzzing nightlife (the Bangsar night scene for expatriates start from Thursdays through Saturday nights). For the expatriates with families, there are associations and clubs with sports facilities and organized activities for the children / family.

The various Chambers of Commerce / Business Councils provide working expatriates with good opportunities for networking and are a good source of information for newly relocated / relocating expatriates. The contact numbers for some of the Chambers of Commerce are:

American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (Tel: 03 2148 2407)

Australia Malaysia Business Council (Tel: 03 2695 3121/22)

Canada Malaysia Business Council (Tel: 03 2300 1241)

New Zealand Malaysia Business Council (Tel: 03 2144 2422)

As in other Asian cities, the larger concentration of expatriates usually has associations that offer support and social activities for expatriates, in particular, for the accompanying spouses of expatriates. Click here for a list of contact numbers for the various associations that is maintained by an independent provider, the KL City Portal. Check out The Expat magazine for the latest contact numbers for the members.

Social clubs offer basic amenities (swimming pool, tennis / squash / badminton courts, and in some cases, golf courses) and are popular with the locals and expatriates alike who are willing to pay top-dollar for some exclusivity. Membership fees apply, depending on the club's facilities. Some clubs include the Royal Lake Club, the Royal Selangor Club and the Kelab Golf Negara Subang.

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