Tatler 5: Best vantage points for fireworks in KL on New Year's Eve
It wouldn't be a complete New Year's Eve without the fireworks to mark the close of another great year and to usher in a whole new clean slate. So gather your family and loved ones, eat your fill, drink to your heart's content, then head on over to the following places below to book your spot for some of the most spectacular view of fireworks you'll get around Kuala Lumpur.
We've specially selected these bars and restaurants for their unique skybar/rooftop feature so nothing will get in the way of your vantage point when the sparklers go off. With almost 360 degrees view of the city skyline, you might even see more than just one fireworks display from your seat!
Bridge Bar @ G Tower
Exclusive and intimate, Bridge Bar is perfect for small private celebrations with your best friends and loved ones. With floor to ceiling windows at 30 floors above ground, you are assured you'll have the illusion of being on top of the world so there’s no better place to toast a recent success, or a new year. It will be like watching this year's fireworks show on a large screen TV while you're seated comfortably in one of Bridge Bar's many plush couches and sofas!
Bridge Bar @ G Tower, 199 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 - 2168 1919 Website: www.gtower.com.my
Marini's on 57
Located on the 57th floor of the Petronas Tower 3, Marini's is without a doubt the highest rooftopbar and restaurant in town, offering an amazing 360 degrees panoramic view of the city skyline in all its urbanite glory. The place has the full package -- good food and acclaimed architecture featuring floor to ceiling glass windows. Spent here, your New Year's Eve and its accompanying fireworks will definitely be one to remember when witnessed from such monumental heights and proximity.
Marini's on 57, Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC 50088, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 - 2161 2880 Website: www.marinis57.com
Cantaloupe @ Troika Sky Dining
Overlooking the KLCC park and Petronas Twin Towers from the magnificent heights of the 23rd floor of The Troika, Cantaloupe is certainly a fine dining room with a view. Also boasting floor to ceiling glass windows, you may have the option of indulging in the magnificent menu which is the brainchild of Chef Christian Bauer and wine and dine whilst enjoying the spectacular foreworks that will be going off come the stroke of midnight.
Cantaloupe, Level 23A, Tower B, The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, 50450, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 - 2162 0886 Website: www.troikaskydining.com/cantaloupe
Sky Bar @ Traders Hotel
Perched on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel, this perennial favourite of KL’s party people lives up to its name of "Best Malaysian Bar 2007" as awarded by Malaysia Tatler with its breathtaking view outside, as well as inside. The signature 26m-long pool remains the undisputed centrepiece of SkyBar, an oasis of blue amidst the polished glass and steel fittings. Relax, sit back and enjoy a beer or two until the fireworks go off, which is going to be quite a view from right next to your seat.
Sky Bar, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 - 2332 9888 Website: www.skybar.com.my
Signature @ The Roof
This newest sky dining venture is already making huge waves and becoming stiff competition to older counterparts. Located at The Roof as one of the five major restaurants and bars it has within its vicinity, what Signature has over other sky dining bar and restaurants is its open-air rooftop champagne bar. If simply watching from behind the glass isn't enough for you, head on up to the Stratosphere and witness your live fireworks from such proximity that you may just get some residual ember on your clothes.
Signature by The Hill, The Roof, 1, 1st Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03 - 7729 1628 Website: www.theroof.com.my
Usher in the new year with a bang and may the new year be grand to each and every one of you.