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Where to catch the World Cup in Malaysia

Where to catch the World Cup in Malaysia

Drumroll please... as the long-awaited World Cup 2014 in Brazil approaches, it’s worth us getting ourselves ready and deciding where to watch the games. It’ll be busy, so here’s a rundown on some of the best places to watch your favourite teams. After all, this is one of the biggest games in history – so start prepping!

Go wild at Mamaks

The truly Malaysian way to watch football is to hit your favourite mamak stall. Go early, pick a good table facing the massive screen outdoors, gather friends and order yourselves some tek tarik. Heck, it’s so cheap you could even treat them! If you’re keen on watching the games on projector screens, head to NZ at Wangsa Maju and experience the joy of shouting ‘goal’ with other random people!

Step it up at cool pubs

If you prefer having a beer while watching a game, consider going to laidback pubs like Sid’s in Hartamas. You can dress down and enjoy a few pints while cheering to your favourite team. Places like these are sometimes frequented by foreigners, so you might be able to get a foreign perspective on football. Alternatively, go a little bit more upmarket and visit cool bars like the Library at The Curve. Beers might be a bit more expensive, but it’s worth the price.

Go posh!

For a more extravagant viewing experience, head to swanky hotels. The Sheraton Imperial is doing a showing at their Pavillion Lounge where you can enjoy good food and watch football in a stylish, less crowded location. Places like WXYZ bar at Aloft KL provides an 8x8 feet projector screen for your viewing pleasure as you sip on your favourite cocktails. Be sure to check some of these places as they might have promotional drinks or happy hour.

Home entertainment

Have you just been paid? Perhaps you might want to invest in a bigger and better TV. Watching football live at home is great because you can have friends over and organise a little football-house party. If you’re used to hosting friends, you could even arrange some fun games to get everyone excited before the game starts. Have friends wear their favourite football jersey, hang up country flags and learn the chants – it’ll be a lot of fun! Just tune into RTM or Astro.


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