Rooftops bar and restaurants are part of the Asian landscape and offer some unforgettable experience for travellers and locals alike. We selected these 10 must-visit rooftops, where we guess you will enjoy taking a photo souvenir from the top of these fascinating places, or just chill at the top of the city, away from the busy streets. These places should be part of your South East Asian itinerary and will give you a great insight on local lifestyle experiences.
Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali, Indonesia
Lying comfortably in the heart of Bali, this boutique hotel is built on the side of a hill. Enjoy there one of the most fascinating views you will ever find in South East Asia.
Located just outside of Ubud, you’ll be welcomed to a picturesque view of a surrounding thick and rich jungle.
Seat back by the infinity pool and relax while getting captivated by the sounds of the nature, in one of a kind sanctuary that will keep you fascinated.
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The SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
Feel like you are on top of the world while enjoying a bath in the sky, at the 57th Floor of the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
Taking a dip in the wildly famous infinity pool and having your picture taken with the beautiful Singapore skyline as background has somewhat become a rite of passage.
By night, you can also go at the Ku De Ta restaurant and nightclub which is next door and opens until late night on weekends. A 360 degrees awaits you at the restaurant, just make sure you check the weather forecast before your visit!
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Vertigo & Moon Bar, Banyan Tree Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Vertigo Rooftop Bar has recently became a must for party travellers around Asia since its featuring in the Hangover movie and it is also one of the most iconic rooftop bar in Bangkok, along with Sirocco.
This is a great place to start your night and we recommend you arriving early, ideally before the sunset as it is a famous spot for both expats and tourists.
The unusual space shape of the roof top is split into two parts, a fine dining restaurant on one side and the Moon bar on the other end. Enjoy a 360 degrees view from the 63rd floor, and get ready to start your own remake of the Hangover night!
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Cloud Lounge, Jakarta, Indonesia
Cloud has is one of the recent contender to to Jakarta’s dazzling rooftops bars scene.
Located right in the middle of the city, this bi-level restaurant/bar gives you a superb 360 degrees view of Jakarta’s skyline and hopefully a splendid sunset if the weather permits it.
The place, tastefully designed, is one of the new favourite place to hang out for trendy locals and businessmen alike. Do take note of the dress code, preferably no flip-flop and shorts.
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Rooftop Bar at the G Tower Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Treat yourself to the luxurious “KL Classic” with a view on the iconic Malaysian Twin Towers from the 29th floor of the G Tower Hotel.
Home to whisky connoisseurs and creative bartenders, you will have options between an Al Fresco Bar, Champagne Lounge or Whisky Bar.
What a best way to enjoy the skyline view with a cocktail in the hand ?
Although the atmosphere is laid back, be mindful of your dress code as it is a fancy place. We guarantee you will feel at ease in the modern designed bar while captivated by the stunning view of the skyline.
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Babanest, at Sri Panwa Resort, Phuket.
Boasting a majestic view and 360 degree panoramic view on the Andaman sea, you will be able to see as far as the Phi Phi islands from this exclusive rooftop in Cape Panwa.
There is no better way to watch the sunset in Phuket than sitting down in these comfy cushions while sipping a cocktail or a glass of wine.
If you want to make the most of the experience, we recommend you to go there from the afternoon and enjoy one of their sensational spa treatments.
This a life-time experience that will make you feel the magic of the Phang Nga Bay.
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Chill Sky Bar, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
When in HCMC (Ho Chi Minh City), do not miss the chance to visit this luxurious rooftop bar, located on the 27th floor of AB tower.
HCMC’s place to see and be seen, it offers excellence in all levels, from the service, the quality of food and drinks served, the posh design, and of course, the breathtaking view.
Best part of the view is Ben Thanh traffic circle, giving you a perfect bird-eye-view of Saigon’s rush hour.
As you arrive, be prepared to be blown away by the magnificent night view, while having yourself a drink served by the awarded winning German bartender.
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Eclipse Sky Bar, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Located on the 23rd floor of the Phnom Penh tower, Eclipse Sky Bar offers undeniably the best view of the city from above. With a 360 degree view of the city, this swankily designed bar is also the best spot to catch the sunset over the capital.
In the evening, you will also get to enjoy the performance of a talented local band, making it a sure night full of enjoyment. Overall, visit the Eclipse Sky Bar is not only visually satisfying it is also fascinating as you will see the city from a different perspective.
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One Altitude, Singapore
Among the numerous options of sophisticated rooftop bars in Singapore, One Altitude stands out as one the best rooftop bar in Asia, and also the highest al fresco bar in the World.
The 282 meters high rooftop bar offers an uncontested view of the skyline and the MBS. Its strategic location makes it the best spot to watch the MBS lightshow, catch a 360 degree view of the Formula 1 races, or just have a drink on top of the world while admiring Singapore’s beautiful skyline.
With its promising view and multi-experience lifestyle joint, One Altitude has became one of the top attraction in Singapore for both tourists and locals making it a must visit in Singapore!
Sky Deck on Bayleaf Hotel, Manila
Set on a rooftop with Spanish inspired design, this bar offers a stunning 360 degree view of the Manila city.
Beside the dazzling view of the city skyline, you will also get to enjoy the beautiful sight of the most historical site of the city – the historic walls of Intramuros in Manila.
This cozy rooftop lounge is home to some of the best alfresco dining in town, and also a live band to entertain its patrons throughout the evening.
With such an amazing view, great food and drinks, highly cosy setting, and a superbly chill ambience, Sky Deck is definitely the roof top bar to be when you’re in Manila!
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