If you love to enjoy spectacular views as you relax in a bar with your favourite tipple, there are some fantastic sky bars and rooftop bars around South East Asia to really get you in the holiday mood. Dress up smartly, sink into a comfortable seat, order a delicious cocktail and enjoy the sweeping vistas over exotic places such as Bangkok, Singapore, and Ho Chi Minh City.
Take a look at some of the best sky bars in South East Asia and don’t forget to add them to your travel list if you are ever in the area:
Distil, Lebua, State Tower, Bangkok
Located on the 64th floor of the soaring State Tower, Distil offers an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere as well as a wide choice of drinks and terrific views over the City of Angels. Gaze down over the river and across the multitude of buildings that give Bangkok its unique character and attitude. Whilst the famous Sky Bar is within the same building, indeed, located just one floor below, Distil sees fewer crowds and so you can really feel special as you relax and unwind with some of the best views of the city. If you are a bit peckish you can also enjoy some of the light seafood dishes.
Heli Bar, Bitexco Financial Tower, Ho Chi Minh City
One of the tallest buildings in the vibrant city that was formerly known as Saigon, the modern Heli Bar is located on the 52nd floor. The building features a helipad for the glamorous jet-setting crowd, hence the name of the bar. Serving food as well as drinks, place your order and admire the 360 degree views of the city at your feet.
Sky Bar, Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
A perfect place in the heart of Malaysia’s capital city to enjoy a sunset cocktail, Sky Bar is situated on the 33rd floor of the magnificent Traders Hotel. The panoramic views include the Petronas Twin Towers in all their gleaming glory. The seating is cosy and intimate and this s likely to be one of the highlights of your stay in Kuala Lumpur.
Lantern, Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore
It may not be the city’s highest sky bar but it is one of the most atmospheric. With views of the Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands, you can enjoy a drink or two in the plush and elegant bar, complete with large canopies, soft lounging seats, and wooden furnishings. It has an intimate air and is a top spot to enjoy the views in Singapore.
Other terrific SE Asian sky bars include Singapore’s 1-Altitude, Bangkok’s Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar, Bali’s SOS Supper Club, Eclipse Sky Bar in Phnom Penh, and Chill Sky Bar in Ho Chi Minh City.