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How To Drink

Well just pick up your drinks and CHUG THEM ALL!!!

Okay no, don’t do that unless you want to wake up in a random place surrounded by puke. Before I carry on, by now I’m sure you guys must know that I’m not talking about water; instead, the holy juice that is collected from our planets fermented products. This is for the alcoholics out there who just want a good time but end up in the opposite.

Prevention is better than cure, but to prevent we must understand the cause. So what causes nausea and other inconveniences to occur? When toxic substances enter your body, a signal is sent to the brain and that part of the brain sends back signals to remove the toxins in the form of vomiting it out. This process is pretty similar to what happens when we get food poisoning. Mainly, drinking alcohol in terms of amount or concentration causes major dehydration. I know it is odd that consuming more liquid makes you more dehydrated, but this is because alcohol suppresses the release of the hormone vasopressin, which normally replaces the water released by the kidneys back into the body. With the absence of vasopressin, that water is marked for the bladder and eliminated. Another dehydration effect is the inflammation of the stomach lining, which causes diarrhoea. Now that the causes have been stated, the prevention is pretty obvious… HYDRATE YO SELF! Pace your drinks well, with every shot balance it with water or even soft drinks. No, water will not slow down the effect of getting buzzed up (in case you’re worried about that). Don’t chug down glasses after another thinking that you are not getting buzzed because the effect would always come after a while. Also, you can slow down dehydration by snacking in the middle of your drinks to prevent the acid from building up in your stomach (This is vital for drinkers who has acidity or gas problems). Another few ways you can prevent your self from being nauseous is by sucking on lime or lemon; this will help refresh you. Stay awake! The amount of alcohol in your blood continues to rise even when you’re not drinking. That’s because alcohol in the digestive system carries on being absorbed into the bloodstream. Too much alcohol in the blood stops the body working properly. It is better to keep your self straight up.

This really doesn’t mean that you can’t have a wild night and that you won’t be able to caption your Instagram pictures as “blurry nights” because trust me, you’d probably still have a blurry night. This simply helps by preventing you from getting a shot at the nearest “kecemasan” to stop your crazy puking (not that I’ve gone through that :p). So most importantly, learn to enjoy the build-up! That way you won’t rush into getting burnt by tequila shots oozing down your throat and also stay alive and well throughout the night and the next day.

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Beginners guide to clubbing in KL!

Beginners guide to clubbing in KL!

Weekends or Weekdays, Kuala Lumpur is the City that never really sleeps. As students we work hard and well, we deserve to play hard. What better way to go crazy and just forget about all of your worries besides dancing it out? I know a lot of you have other personal escapades but clubbing is an adventure you can experience as a team especially in uni! It’s the perfect years of your lives, you’re old to have fun, yet young enough to not have responsibilities to stop you from doing it!

Don’t stop reading just because you’re below 21. Before I go on I just have to mention that ladies! You have more privileges here when you go for clubbing, Wednesdays and Thursdays are your night! Free booze and free entry, so being broke isn’t a reason not to go out for my ladies out there.

Alright, so let’s get to the bottom of this. There are two areas in KL where youngsters go most to for clubbing as far as I’ve experienced from being here, one is an area called “Trec” (details of address will be given below).

Trec is basically an area with bars and clubs all around it. It’s where the infamous Zouk is! I’m pretty sure if you guys have asked around about the night life in KL, Zouk would be one of the names mentioned. The reason Zouk is a hyped up club in KL is because it is a popular branched club from Singapore. Unlike other clubs, Zouk has sections or rooms with different themes to it. One area would play techno music, one would play EDM, one would play some chilled out jams. The only problem is that Zouk has tightened up their security as of late, so you’re pretty much gambling unless you’re above 21. For Zouk, Ladies Night is only on Wednesdays, but do refer to their site for other events on their website. But don’t worry if you don’t get into Zouk, there are pretty chill bars around that place and a pretty okay club called Le Noir. You could also have a slightly more chilled out night at Como or Reggae Bar.

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The other area is called Changkat — this is an area close to Bukit Bintang and I would say it’s slightly more tropical and less modern than Trec. The average crowd in Chankat tends to be slightly older, though. The main club that people go to there is called Zion, which is probably the biggest club in Changkat. Oh! And if you’re on a budget there is this Bar near by Zion called ‘Rabbit Hole’ where shots are at a very reasonable price and there was this promo for 6 shots of Jagger at a very very reasonable price!

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Other than Changkat and Trec, there are certain areas in Bangsar like Nexus mall that has sports bars, the one I have specifically in mind is called ‘Hall Of Fame’ in this bar they have games like darts, beer pong and other fun drinking games. Damangsara is also known to have some bars and clubs which I’m not so familiar with. Still yet to explore. I’ll write reviews on it once I get the chance to look around that area. But for now I guess these will do.

Tips:

  • ALWAYS bring your IC or ID or Passport
  • Bring AT LEAST 50RM
  • Pre-drink with your own bottles if you’re on a budget
  • ALWAYS go with a group to stay safe from the creep
  • Dress Up! No flip-flop guyss ( avoid white shoes, it’ll be a painful experience, trust me! )
  • When Grab has a surge, check Uber ( vice versa ) Try to enable payment with your credit/debit card! No one wants to pay for your ride when you’re a hot mess. 
  • DONT STOP DANCINGGG! Have fun & Stay Safe guyss! <3

TREC- 436, Jalan Tun Razak, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

CHANGKAT – Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

NEXUS MALL – 7, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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