1-ALTITUDE - SINGAPOREJanuary 31, 2015
I'm sure you all know by now that I'm a huge fan of drinks with a view. It's a bit of a ritual for me to go to a rooftop bar whenever I am in a new city - I mean what better way to do some sight seeing than with a drink in hand? My first ever trip to Singapore was no exception and so one of my Singapore friends suggested that we grab some drinks at 1-Altitude the world's highest alfresco bar. Located in the city's swanky business district Raffles Place, it boasts unparalleled 360 degree views of the city that certainly won't disappoint.
Once you've purchased your tickets at the door you are ushered into the high-speed lift which propels you 282 meters up the 63rd floor in a matter of seconds. I recommend visiting 1-Altitude in the evening just before sundown so that you can watch the sun set over Singapore's cityscape. From the top you can also spot all of the city's main focal points such as the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and the Singapore Flyer.
Singapore Sling cocktail.
For some reason our drinks in plastic glasses - I'm not sure if this is usually the case but it's not something that you'd expect when you fork out $30 for your first drink (which also doubles up as your entry fee). I'm pretty sure the cocktails were pre-mixed too, which is a shame. There are better cocktails to be had elsewhere in Singapore but it's something that I can overlook seeing as the views more than make up for the drinks. No trip to Singapore would be complete without trying its signature cocktail, the Singapore Sling.
The furniture is illuminated with multicoloured light which look amazing once it gets dark. There's often live music playing too which creates a great atmosphere.
The gob-smacking view really speaks for itself - I'll never tire of a good cityscape. It's the perfect place to start a night out, especially if you are new to the city like I was. 1-Altitude's happening vibe and mind-blowing glittery views of the city's polished skyline are sure to get the adrenaline pumping - you will more than likely feel psyched up for an amazing night out in the city after visiting.