Including gay travel guide samples for gay travel to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur
It’s nearly Valentine’s day and here at Best Gay Life we are focusing on loving ourselves… so welcome to our first ever wellbeing week. What better way to look after yourself than booking a holiday to explore the gay side of Singapore?
We are over the moon to be starting a new collaboration with the one and only ‘travelling man’ Louis Lafata. Louis is the creator of the authentic gay travel website wolfyy.com. There’s something different about Louis and this travel blog. Ok, it helps that he is a hottie, but there is something else that makes the thought of joining him on his journey so alluring.
To kick it off you can’t help but be impressed by Louis’ tenacity. After all, he has done something that we have all dreamed of by leaving his job and jumping on the yellow brick road around the world.
Then there is the fact that he is an unapologetically gay man. A man whose blog takes on that question we all have hanging over our heads when we are trawling the flight comparison pages. Will we feel comfortable there…will we be safe? There are so many liberal countries in the world that I want to visit, and some less liberal ones that have an equal draw.
Louis’ blog tackles this head first. It’s the one-stop shop for everything a gay traveller needs to know. On top of that, it is so easy to read. Beautiful pictures give the real essence of places and their people.
If you are a solo traveller, then you will connect with his blog entitled Solo Travel: Why You Have to Do It! And for those of you who are not…the title clearly lays out his advocacy for doing becoming one. The way he writes about his solo travels are a transformative experience rang true with me. It is clear that his world-wide escapades are something of a religion to him.
I would also recommend having a look through Louis’ Instagram @laffaloui. You will find some real gems there too. My favourite is hidden in his comments alongside the cutest pic of him and local Malaysian Elilond. It tells the story of an encounter they had in Kuala Lumpur. The pair had spent the afternoon swapping knowledge of Malay and English slang. You can’t help but imagine the giggles and fun that they had in that exchange.
Louis’ wolfyy gay travel guides cover everything from New York City to Kuwait. I have to give one final special mention for the Dubai guide. On a personal note, I have been going back and forth about whether I would feel comfortable travelling to the beautiful Middle Eastern Emirate of Dubai. Can my boyfriend and I travel there together? Is it risky for us? In his typical fashion, Louis seems to answer all the questions you are posing in your head about any given adventure. By the time I had finished reading, I knew exactly what to do.
Louis has been most recently travelling around South East Asia and his adventures have taken him to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Here is a taste of my two of my favourite gay travel guides, written for the cities of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy!
Gay Nightlife in Singapore
I did not know what to expect for gay nightlife in Singapore, but in the end, I had a blast! I started my night out at Dorothy’s, which is a smaller lounge bar with a terrace overlooking some street shops. Dorothy’s closes a bit earlier in the night so it’s best to start your evening there.
Afterward, I made my way to Tantric. At around 2 AM on a Saturday, Tantric had a buzzing crowd! There are two outdoor patios with seating, a lounge bar area and another room where you can stand at tables. Drag queens entertained us, putting on a small show through the main walkway of the bar.
Soon after I arrived at Tantric I met a local Singaporean! We got to talking and he introduced me to his gay friends. Everyone was so friendly and given international crowd people are eager to make friends and talk with one another. I met people from Singapore, Costa Rica, France and more. The diversity was comforting.
By Louis Lafata at wolfyy. Read the rest of the Singapore gay travel guide here.
Kuala Lumpur Gay Travel Tips
Kuala Lumpur is not the most walkable city. Some places such as Petaling Street and Chinatown are perfectly easy to walk through, but traversing the city can be difficult because many sidewalks have dead ends or you are forced to cross busy roads. Of course, I never discourage hitting the streets to get a real feel of what’s out there! If you find yourself walking through the city center, check out the Kuala Lumpur City Walk.
Chances are if you are staying in a condominium building, you’ll want to order food delivery at some point. I strongly advise to not use the FoodPanda app. It’s glitchy and orders can cancel without notice. I had poor experiences with this application. Instead use the Grab Food app, which links to the Grab Taxi application. It works perfectly.
It may seem counterintuitive, but alcohol is actually cheaper by the glass in restaurants as opposed to buying it by the bottle in a grocery store. No need to stock up as you can get anything from Tiger beer to fancy champagne at reasonable prices in restaurants.
By Louis Lafata at wolfyy. Read the rest of the Kuala Lumpur gay travel guide here.
So, look after yourself and go and book your next holiday. When you do, make sure you drop in on Louis and say selamat sejahtera (that’s good day in Malay) at www.wolfyy.com.