Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Top 5 best rooftop views in Singapore

So you think the best rooftop view of Singapore is from Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck. Think again. Here are the top 5 best rooftop views of Singapore and the best is not Marina Bay Sands.

#Number 5 – Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer, the giant Ferris wheel , has 28 air-conditioned capsules which can 28 passengers. It goes up to 165 meter and a complete rotation of the wheel takes about 30 minutes. Although the view is only the 5th best in Singapore, it is a great place to have both the view and a great private event such as company events, solemnization, birthday parties, etc.

#Number 4 – Pinnacle@Duxton Skybridge

I actually prefer this place to Marina Bay Sands Skypark since it is more centrally located and allows you to walk 360 degrees around the deck, it comes 4th due to one big drawback: East and North view is obstructed by skyscrapers of the downtown. The 50th storey skybridge on Pinnacle@Duxton, tallest public housing buildings in Singapore, is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. Only 200 people are let to access to the skybridge per day and check the daily quota left from its web site before heading to the skybridge. For a detailed review you can read Pinnacle@Duxton Skybridge.

Pinnacle@Duxton Skybridge
View from Pinnacle@Duxton Skybridge
#Number 3 – Marina Bay Sands Skypark
Marina Bay Sands Skypark observation deck, on the eastern side of the deck lying 200 meters above Marina Bay Sands Hotel towers. Is marketed as the place to have the best view of Singapore but comes third in our list. Although the view is great and many tourists will end up here to have a bird-eye view of Singapore, the usually overcrowded public observation area is a small segment of overall deck on the east side and is 50 meter below the Equinox Restaurant and 80 meters below 1-Altitude.  Although looks central, it is actually located a little out of the city and this makes it difficult to observe landmarks and streets of Singapore from here. If you are with the kids or cannot wait until 18:00, this is the best option, otherwise head to 1-Altitude. Entrance is a little more expensive there but it includes a free drink.

For a detailed review of Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, you can read Marina Bay Sands SkyPark - 360 degree view of Singapore.

#Number 2 - Swissôtel's New Asia Bar 
At the 71th floor of one of the South East Asia’s tallest hotel building, Swissotel The Stamford Hotel, and in the middle of Singapore city center, this skybar offers the best view of Singaore CDB. Web page is here.

Swissôtel's New Asia Bar
Swissôtel's New Asia Bar 
# Number 1 - 1-Altitude
Located at the rooftop of one of Singapore’s tallest buildings, UOB Building, 1-Altitude fresco bar offers the best bird-eye view of Singapore from 282 meters above the ground. Entrance is 25 SGD per person before 21:00 and 30 SGD per person after that which includes a free drink. The best time to go there is the opening hour of 18:00 if you are heading there for the view since you can see the stunning view with daylight and then in the night. For a detailed review, you can read 1-Altitude Rooftop Bar: Best view of Singapore.


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