When people think of the sex industry, Thailand and the Philippines will most likely come up in the minds of many.However, one of the ironic things about Malaysia, with its conservative Islamic leaning, is that the flesh trade is thriving, as is the casual sex scene.
Chinese, Vietnamese, Thais, and Cambodians tend to work out of these establishments, while the Indonesians tend to work out of the many Dangdut Pubs, with their raunchy Indonesian dancing around Klang Valley.
There are numerous escort services available throughout Klang Valley.
Foreign prostitutes from China, Burma (Myanmar), Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia have swamped the locals, and now predominate.
In addition, there are many prostitutes from African countries who work outside many of the bars and nightspots around KL.
However, over the last few years, these areas have expanded with the mushrooming of massage parlors all over Malaysia, even in areas where the Islamic party PAS is part of government.
Although prostitution is illegal in Malaysia, it is there for all to see today on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, with little apparent enforcement.According to the Havoscope Global Black Market Information website, the size of the Malaysian prostitution industry is calculated at US3.8 million, or RM3.68 billion.The flesh trade Kuala Lumpur has a number of Bukit Bintang is probably the most upmarket where it is mingled in with some of the most exclusive shopping centres in town.These mostly foreign prostitutes, operating from local guest houses, will congregate outside nightclubs in Bukit Bintang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, and Jalan Imbi.Lorong Haji Taib is much more down market than Bukit Bintang, where little hotels and guest houses double as brothels.Probably at the bottom of the in Kuala Lumpur is the sex one can solicit in parks and city areas.