Singapore has long since shrugged off its image of being ‘boring’ and now has one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Asia, with plenty of fabulous bars vying for your business. With so many buildings crammed into a small island, it is no surprise that roof bars are big news in Singapore, and most of the current hotspots are perched atop a tall building, guaranteeing stunning views to admire as you sip on a cocktail.
Number one on our list, Ku De Ta, is the current see and be seen hot spot, with its illuminated bar hovering over the city. Its classy cocktail list, stylish restaurant, happening dance club and staggering views across the city bring in the beautiful crowd every night of the week.
Also worth checking out are 1-altitude – the highest al-fresco bar in the world at 282m; the Fullerton Bay Hotel’s poolside Lantern bar with its stunning views across Marina Bay; and the slightly more modest Ying Yang at the Club Hotel in Chinatown. If you prefer to take in your views in air-conditioned comfort, then head to the New Asia Bar at Swissotel the Stamford, or Level 33 at the Marina Bay Financial Centre.
To escape the noise of the city, check out our three off-the-beaten track options. One Rochester is perfect for cozy cocktails amongst the tropical garden foliage; Tanjong Beach Club sees beach-goers relaxing with cocktails to chill-out tunes; while Prive at the Marina at Keppel Bay is a stylish choice for sea breeze and romance.