IDA NERINA, 44, actress
I'd start with an early dinner at Tamarind Springs, tel: (60-3) 4256 9300, which serves Laotian, Cambodian and Vietnamese food. It's set in the middle of lush gardens and has great service. After dinner, you can head to the clubs and bars on Asian Heritage Row a strip of beautifully restored shophouses. Stop for champagne at Bar Blonde, tel: (60-3) 2691 1088. If you prefer a more cozy ambiance, try Palacio, tel: (60-3) 2692 0992. Heritage Mansion, tel: (60-3) 2698 8282, is for more serious clubbing. If I feel like giving the partying a miss, I might do something like meet my nearest and dearest for after-dinner drinks at Vintage Bank a wine bar at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, tel: (60-3) 2264 2264. If the mood takes us, we'll move on to the luscious Zeta Bar, which is also in the Hilton.
JOE FLIZZOW, 29, member of hip-hop duo Too Phat
When it comes to food, the first place I'd recommend would be Nasi Ayam Chee Meng, tel: (60-3) 7982 1348, a chicken-rice shop on Jalan Bukit Bintang, which is smack in the middle of town. For a romantic dinner with a K.L. skyline view, book a table at Soi 23, at the Pacific Regency Hotel Apartments, tel: (60-3) 2332 7777. If you want to do some evening shopping, you could try Sungei Wang Plaza, tel: (60-3) 2144 9988, an ideal spot for younger people. It offers trendy and most importantly relatively cheap items like sneakers and clothes. It's also got vintage stores and skate shops. For higher-end street wear, check out Berjaya Times Square, tel: (60-1) 300 888 988, which has internationally famous brands. As for clubs, Wednesday nights I'd go to the Loft KL, tel: (60-3) 2694 2888, on Jalan Doraisamy for some hip-hop. On Thursdays, I'm at Maison, tel: (60-3) 2698 3328. On Fridays I could be club-hopping on Changkat Bukit Bintang, and on Saturdays I might be at Zouk, tel: (60-3) 2171 1997.
RICHARD RYAN, 32, lifestyle-magazine editor
Kuala Lumpur is famous around the world for its iconic Petronas Towers, so I'd start a night out at the Traders Hotel, tel: (60-3) 2332 9888, opposite the towers. Head to the SkyBar on the top floor for an unparalleled view of the sun setting and the towers' lights bursting into life. For a taste of Malaysian cuisine at its finest try the award-winning Bijan, tel: (60-3) 2031 3575, on Jalan Ceylon, or if you fancy Italian food pop next door to the effortlessly cool Nero Vivo, tel: (60-3) 2070 3120. Fed and full of energy? The place to burn it off is Qba at the Westin hotel, tel: (60-3) 2731 8333. They have a live salsa band that plays late into the night and possibly the best mojitos in Asia.