I am a sucker for cocktails, especially if they come with a good view.
I think the SkyBar in Kuala Lumpur has one of the best city views around.
Popular for locals and tourist alike to sit with a cocktail in hand, cool music in the background, and views of the famous PETRONAS Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
Not only does the SkyBar, one of most prestigious of the Kuala Lumpur hotels, have outstanding views, they also have a pool running through the middle of it should you wish to go for a dip.
I did contemplate jumping in to do a few laps, but there were too many video bloggers in our group who would have had me up on you tube in a second for most ridiculous swimming style of the year!
We asked if many people end up in the pool during an evening of drinking, to which we received a resounding yes. Most people fall in from forgetting the pool is there while they are taking photos of the view and step back into it. We made sure we each looked out for one another when it came time for us to take our snaps.
The SkyBar is open from 10am -1am (3am on weekends) and is a really great place to come and relax. You can grab a drink, a coffee and have some food and just enjoy the view on the comfy lounges. Or you can party hard into the night.
After an enjoyable day of making pewter bowls and necklaces, and flying Malaysian airplanes we headed up to the SkyBar for evening drinks. After all we had a lot of celebrating to do; we had all managed to either fly or land a plane and several of us even crashed it without any casualties.
As we were a new group of bloggers together it gave us the perfect chance to get to the real people who lay behind our blog’s alter egos.
We were meant to have only one cocktail.
But the views, the music, the cocktails and the food entranced us so much we stayed well into when the lights of the twin towers blinked on and mesmerized us once again.
I think every person in our group mentioned more than once just how much we loved the music.
It would alternate from jazz to easy listening to soft rock, and modern pop. Songs you could easily hum the tune to sing, the lyrics or just enjoy in the background to your conversation.
Which was freely flowing.
We were joined by Therese from Traders Hotel, which was where we were staying and was also where the SkyBar is located. Yes. There is nothing better than having drinks in a fantastic bar that is only a few floors above your room.
She was a generous host and after our first round of mojitos, convinced us that the frozen margaritas were to die for. And they were. We were all kinda in love after those ones.
And we were in love with the food too.
Plates of deliciousness floated our way: sea scallops, smoked salmon skin, tempura prawns, mushroom vol-u-vents, and plenty of meats and chicken which I was told were to die for.
We each whispered how happy we would be to just stay and sit in the SkyBar for the remainder of the night, but since we were here for a short while we dragged ourselves out to visit Chinatown for a little street shopping and of course, my Asian favourite, wandering market streets whilst casually drinking beer and having a laugh with friends.
The pull of the SkyBar proved too much for us though.
The music disappointed us a little and we begged and pleaded for the dooff dooff music to be replaced with the trendier more mature stuff, but the DJ refused to let his fun for the evening be ruined.
Nor would we.
We ordered our long island iced teas (who’s decision was that one?) and continued to talk about the ways in which we were going to change the world……one. blog. post. at. a. time.
Could you handle those views with a cocktail?
I travelled to Malaysia as a guest of Malaysia airlines and Tourism Malaysia. If you’re inspired to check out Malaysia just as I have, head to travel.com.au for more info
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