There’s a robust independent live music and spoken word scene that’s worth checking out. The Bee at Publika Shopping Gallery (facebook.com/thebeemy) hosts both local and international acts in an intimate venue that fits 500 and has brought in the likes of Temper Trap and Jake Bugg. For more indie music, check out Merdekaraya (merdekarya.com) and Gaslight (facebook.com/thegaslightkl). For live jazz, there’s BoboKL (facebook.com/bobokualalumpur) and No Black Tie (facebook.com/noblacktie). For spoken word and poetry, try If Walls Could Talk (facebook.com/ifwallscouldtalkkl), Oral Fixation (facebook.com/oralfixationsw), or Poetry Cafe KL (facebook.com/poetrycafekl).