Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Jalan P Ramlee is So Happening!

Drug abuse can be staring us in the face and yet we may not be aware of it. A newspaper reported a raid last week at an unnamed club and found street pills (methamphetamines, I think) all over the floor. Police staked out that club for a week before they moved in. Looks like a lot of people here need help or drug rehab.

Speaking of clubs, the other day, I was driving along Jalan P Ramlee (KLCC area) and was surprised at the number of clubs that have sprung up along that short stretch. It was like the Las Vegas Strip. Alright, not that posh but still so happening! Have you been to that part of the world?   If you visit Kuala Lumpur and enjoy clubbing, that is the place to check out - where the fun starts when the sun goes down.


  1. Anonymous6:42 PM

    I have not been to downtown KL for ages. Hardly go there these days as there are malls and other places to hang out near where I live.

    Mushrooming of clubs contributes to the increase of designer drugs?

  2. i have passed through that area, and was really impressed by the flambuoyant image of the clubs, anyway i never been to any of those.. :)

  3. Thank goodness I'm no where near the area in KL! I don't frequent clubs. And I certainly won't be living in KL!

  4. Meanwhile I read that a Muslim woman caught drinking a beer will be caned as punishment. What's up with that? Are human rights based on religion?

    From the perspective of folks outside Malaysia that's a tough policy to understand.

  5. Mei Teng, clubs are places where some people go to chill and are normally associated with some D-words - drinks, dance and drugs. Music forms the foundation, of course. Demand and supply goes hand-in-hand.

    Drive by there sometime. It's pretty awesome or just to experience a bright-light environment.

    SK, yeah, impressed is the word. I've not been to the clubs here either though I've been to others.

  6. Hey, Tekkaus, you don't know what you're missing! LOL!

  7. PandaB, I was equally taken aback by the punishment of RM5000 or three years jail term plus six strokes of the cane for drinking beer.

    Malaysia's constitution states that ours is a secular country but our official religion is Islam so syariah (Islamic) rules apply for Muslims. We are just shy of having a vehicle run over a thief's arm for stealing.

    Did you say 'human rights'? You've got to read this article in the papers several days ago:

    JOHOR BARU: A 26-year-old man was fined RM25 by a Magistrates Court here on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to dressing up like a woman.

    Sutesa was charged with committing the offence at a back alley in Susur 4 along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak here at 1:40am on July 14.

    Magistrate Hafizah Johor Ariff Johor issued the maximum RM25 fine for the offence, under Section 21 of the Minor Offences Act 1955, which includes a 14-day jail term if the fine is not settled.

    Sutesa paid the fine.

    Btw, the lady who drank beer has paid the fine and is awaiting the caning. In fact, in yesterday's paper, she has asked the court to hasten the punishment so that she can get on with her life. Perhaps the court is having second thoughts about caning a woman. I hope so.

  8. HappySurfer - thanks for the information and explanation.

    Sounds like the kind of thing advocated by Right Wing Christian Fundamentalists in the USA, which in their case is based on some Old Testament passages. Dangerous.

  9. PandaB, dangerous, it is. Sometimes you wonder if we are moving back to the dark ages.