Singapore’s small-but-mighty personality really shines when visiting one of its many rooftop venues.
Here are five spots for attendees to achieve some serious mingling while taking in the 360-degree views from almost every vantage point.
The ship-like structure that makes up the 2,561-room Marina Bay Sands integrated resort takes center stage as a focal point in the Singapore skyline. While it stands as a beacon for onlookers, the real view is from the rooftop, sectioned off into various zones that include an observation deck and pool. Its 40,000-sf Ce La Vi Restaurant and Skybar is a main draw for groups in need of an event space or attendees simply wanting to take in the view without the $20 price tag to gain entry in to the SkyPark Observation Deck.
Almost directly across Marina Bay from Marina Bay Sands is 1-Altitude, the highest rooftop venue in town at 63 stories tall. Its open-air atmosphere allows attendees to take in the view and, if lucky, a breeze while mingling amid live music in the lounge area. The 16,000-sf space is spread across three levels (including the rooftop) and can host between 400 and 500 people.
Attendees can network perched atop one of the stellar SuperTrees at Gardens by the Bay. The alfresco rooftop bar is operated in conjunction with the restaurant below by the IndoChine Group, which serves up Indochinese, Western and fusion dishes.
After exploring the artwork throughout the National Gallery Singapore, which just opened last year on Nov. 24, 2015, attendees can meet in Smoke & Mirrors. The space touts 360-degree views of the Marina Bay from the rooftop of this historic spot that once served as Singapore’s Supreme Court.
The highest urban microbrewery in the world, LeVel 33 doesn’t disappoint with, yes, more views of Marina Bay matched by a wide range of house-brewed beers. Gourmet-style pub fare completes the more laid-back space above Singapore that accommodate 220 attendees standing and 110 seated.