Thats fucking daylight robbery for that part of the world.
I agree entirely but I think part of the reason for the high cost of alcohol is tax, it is rare to see a bottle of beer for under £4, some bars do "deals" where you buy a "bucket of beers" at a slightly reduced rate, not really ideal if you are drinking on your own.
If you do go there I advise getting the express train into town which takes 30 minutes and costs £7, when you arrive at Sentral station buy a coupon from the budget taxi desk for the remaining few miles, my cab cost under £3.
Many cab drivers don't want to use the meter, especially at night, but the fixed price they quote will only be a bit over the meter ------- in any case there is a 50% supplement on the meter between midnight and 6am.
Ladyboys -------- they are not allowed into the Beach Club but you will see a few loitering outside in the early hours, easy to spot though.
Street action --------- not too much that I saw but when the Beach Club closes at 3am many of the girls move next door to a sort of Beer Garden where they sell food.
SPAs ----------- didn't try but you will be approached by guys trying to talk you into visiting one, no doubt their commission will be added to your fee.
Language --------- Unlike Thailand, almost everyone speaks English but don't expect the Viet Nam girls to know more than the basic phrases, if you want conversation stick to the Phillippine girls.
Safety --------- I never felt any danger walking around at night, only saw one security guard with a gun, that was an upmarket watch store in the Pavilion shopping mall.
Fake watches -------- quite a good selection but they start off at totally stupid prices, I was quoted £25 and eventually paid £10, probably still got overcharged.
Currency -------- the local currency is the Malaysian ringit, roughly 5 to the £ ------- but only change a small amount at the Airport, I got 458 for £100 -------- as oppose to 490 in town, many licenced money changers in the tourist areas.
Monorail ------ another convenient way to explore the city, fares 25 to 30 pence, easy to use, no ticket machines.
KL Monorail ------- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3-YUIOp4Ik
Internet ------ lots of free Wi-Fi at places like Starbucks, or else internet cafes at about 60 pence an hour, plugs are standard UK three pin to recharge your laptop or phone.