Key in the phrase “sex capital of Asia” in Google and you will see Thailand in the first page of its search results. Thailand particularly Pattaya has a bad reputation about its sex industry. Thailand has a large prostitution industry, the World Health Organization estimates that there are more than 1500,000 sex workers working in the sex trade in Thailand. Still on the first page of SERP for sex capital in Asia, Asian Correspondent reports Kuala Lumpur could be on its way to becoming the sex capital of Asia and gave the reasons why.
Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL by locals, is the federal capital and the largest city in Malaysia. In the recent years KL has grown from a small Chinese tin-mining village to a bustling metropolis. The city is the cultural melting pot with some of the world’s cheapest 5-star hotels, impressive shopping districts, and some of nature’s wonders.
Prostitution is illegal in Malaysia however law banning prostitution remained unenforced in the country. Malaysia’s prostitution industry is estimated to be $963 million. In the past, prostitution was limited to the areas of KL, Georgetown, Bahru, Kauntan, Ipoh and Johor, but over the last few years the area expanded with the proliferation of massage parlors.
Kuala Lumpur has a number of red light districts or sex centers frequented by many locals, tourist and expats looking to have some adult fun. Jalan Bukit Bintang is the most upmarket because this is where most exclusive shopping centres can be found. Little hotels doubling as brothels can be found in Lorong Haji Taib. The Chow Kit area is known for its nightly gathering of Ladyboys or transgenders. Brothels, massage parlors, clubs and street walkers can be found in these areas.
Brothels in Kuala Lumpur are quite different from European countries; erotic massage parlours, little hotels and guest houses are considered brothels here. Lower class brothels are mostly located in Jalan Hicks, Jalan Alor and Jalan Bukit in the Bukit Bintang area, and in and in Jalan Thambipillay, in the Brickfields area.
Higher class prostitutes or escorts ply their trade in nightspots, hotels and also double up as masseuse at massage parlours, salons, spas and health centres in the city. There are many escort services available in the Klang Valley. A mix of foreign, Indian, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai and local girls operate in this area. Escorts openly advertise their services in the local papers and the internet. High class escorts can earn more than RM2, 000 per night.
Kuala Lumpur has a wide and diverse night spots, pick-ups can be made in any of the bars around the area. Street hookers know all the short-time hotels in the area. Streetwalkers cost about $7-25 for sex session. Most sex workers offer massage service. Erotic massage parlours in KL offer sex services they are also called spas, health centres or salons. 3-5 star hotels also provide erotic massage such as nuru massage, prostate massage, 4hand massage and body slide.
People looking for sexual excitement outside of marriage can find it at KL. Malaysia has one of the largest populations of swingers in the region. Malaysians looking for sexual relationships, threesome and swinging use websites like Tagged, cari.com and Cupid. Adult Friend Finder has over 380,000 active Malaysian listings on the web. If you’re privy of privacy there are now discrete by invitation only ‘swinging clubs’ available in Kuala Lumpur. Swinging meetings are normally held in private homes around Klang Valley.
The growing acceptance of a discreet gay scene enable gay and lesbians find sexual fulfillment in Kuala Lumpur. Number of bars and restaurants cater to the pink segment of the community. Malaysia’s gay clubs gets completely packed during Friday and Saturday nights. There are also gay and lesbian friendly parties, clubs, saunas and massage parlours.
The rapid growth of prostitution in Malaysia is quite alarming and largely blamed on poor law enforcement. Media people have called for the legalization of prostitution in the country for health and control reasons. However this issue remains unheeded because the subject is considered taboo in Malaysian society. If the current trend persist, it will be safe to say that Kuala Lumpur is the next sex capital of Asia.