Places to watch 2014 World Cup: Klang Valley & KL
Did you have enough sleep today? Are you having any sleep deprivation? Did you skip work or school today? Nobody’s blaming you because it is World Cup season and everybody has not been sleeping well because of all the cheering, screaming and shouting from the next door neighbours, the family members, the fans from the nearby food stall and mamak, or even from YOU!
Here we’ve listed out some of the best places for you to enjoy the World Cup games in the Klang Valley to share the joys of watching the matches with your family, friends and fellow random football fans!
The Mamak stall is always one of the best places for you to watch the World Cup game. Not only is it open 24/7, but it also occupies a large space usually with an open area, and is perfect for football fans to hang-out and watch the World Cup matches together without feeling too congested.
The food there is not that expensive as well, so fans can enjoy the games while having a glass of teh tarik and a plate of roti canai as they cheer and shout for their favourite team. Besides, you can easily find a Mamak stall in almost every state of Malaysia.
An extra bonus would be the Mamak with their own giant white screen and projector! Some of the famous Mamak stalls that fans love to visit are Nasi Kandar Pelita, Kayu Nasi Kandar and many more.
Nasi Kandar Pelita has set up a big HD projector screen at its locations in SS2 Petaling Jaya, SS15 Subang Jaya, Desa Sri Hartamas in Kuala Lumpur, Section 9 and Section 16 in Shah Alam and Bandar Bukit Tinggi in Klang.
2. McDonald’s Restaurant
The nocturnal’s favourite 24-hours fast-food joint is also the perfect place for friends to hang-out together for the World Cup matches.
Here, football lovers can watch the game on the wall mounted flat-screen televisions and enjoy McDonald’s new Spicy Habanero Burger which is only available during the World Cup season.
Based on our observation, McDonald’s alllows football fans to roar out loud and cheer for their team as they gobble up the football-shaped burger, which on normal days, shouting about may get you kicked out the joint.
McDonald's is screening all 64 FIFA World Cup matches live in High Definition (HD) across their 24-hour McDonald's restaurant nationwide.
3. Bar / Lounge
Some might prefer to enjoy the World Cup games with a glass of beer and fans with beer can get really rowdy and loud especially after a few pints, hence a more energetic crowd is found.
However, if you plan on going to the bar or lounge, make sure that you’re not underage and are allowed to drink.
There a couple of well noted bars or pubs that are frequently visited by fellow football fans such as Sid’s pub, Zenders Restaurant and Bars at Publika and Bricks & Barrels at Hartamas. Score at The Roof, is also a good choice as the place promises screenings of not only the World Cup, but of all major sporting events and live telecasts even on normal days.
4. Rasta at Taman Tun Dr Ismail
One of the more famous food courts in Klang Valley that’s serves a variety of food is also a good choice of a place for football fans to watch their games.
Serving various types of food such as Chinese, Malay, Indian, Western and Thai, Rasta also can house a large group of football fans complete with a giant screen to stream live World Cup matches.
It is the ideal place for fellow football lovers to have a satisfying meal while they enjoying their games.
This is also one of the few places that offers a wide variety of choices for Shisha lovers.
5. Home streaming
What can be better than watching the World Cup games at your own comfy couch and flat screen TV at home? As the saying goes, there is no place like home.
Yes, home entertainment is probably one of the best place for fanatic football lovers to enjoy the World Cup matches, in peace.
You can always invite a couple of your friends to enjoy the games along with your family. Nothing beats the comfortness you have at home with the one you loved. Plus, you can also enjoy your mom or wife’s home cooking or even have a takeout meal, at home of course!