If you happen to find yourself in Kuala Lumpur, you now have a new place to light up a cigar, as Club Macanudo has opened a new lounge in the Malaysian capital city.

It is the first location for Club Macanudo in Southeast Asia, and part of The Shoppes at Four Seasons Place, located in Kuala Lumpur’s upscale shopping and entertainment district of Jalan Ampang. The space features a smoking lounge, private VIP rooms and retail space that will prominently feature Macanudo cigars as well as some of Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s most popular brands, including CAO, Silencio, Balmoral and Don Tomas.

“With the opening of Club Macanudo at Kuala Lumpur, we are celebrating Macanudo’s global appeal and reiterating our enduring commitment to the handmade cigar category,” said Régis Broersma, senior vp of Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s (STG) North America branded and rest of world division and president of General Cigar Co. “Just as we have done with our flagship Club Macanudo location in New York City, we continue to invest in opportunities that provide cigar smokers with occasions for indulging in their passion for handmade cigars.”

STG also operates Cigar Shop Macanudo in Copenhagen, a luxury retail shop and cigar lounge that opened in October 2016.

Images courtesy of STG/General Cigar Co.

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