I looked down and skipped a heartbeat. The floor seemed shaky but I guess it was all in my head. A sturdy floor at a height of 282 meters can’t be shaky, it’s too dangerous. I let faith take over my fear and stopped worrying about how tall I stood. I looked straight towards the horizon to discover a magnanimous cityscape. I had never seen something like this. Of course, flights offer you gorgeous cityscapes every time you fly in or out of a city. But, you can’t appreciate the gorgeous skyscrapers, narrow lanes and tiny cars with peace. It comes, flashes and leaves. But here, I could stare at the cityscape for hours, enjoying the cool evening breeze as the faint sound of traffic creates a strangely satisfying melody, a melody we often miss when we are a part of it. I was standing at the highest viewing gallery in Singapore, at 1 Altitude, at the height of 282 meters.
When I came down, I wondered what other venues in Singapore would offer fantastic views of the cityscape. Here, I am listing down a few hotels, apart from 1 Altitude, which would offer you the experience I was left exuberant by. I have listed only hotels here as you might not be allowed to visit the terrace of a residential or commercial skyscraper.
1. Swissotel, The Stamford
This huge structure embodies some of the finest hospitality in Singapore. It stands tall at an amazing height and you can enjoy bountiful views of the cityscape from the upper floors. The restaurant and bar here extend a great experience of dining with a view to marvel at. This hotel is the tallest hotel in Singapore and serves a delightful view to curious travelers.
2. Marina Bay Sands
Located right in the heart of Marina Bay, this hotel is an epitome of Singapore’s classic luxury. The view of an alluring cityscape with an infinity pool as a viewing gallery has left many impressed since its existence. If there is an award for fantastic views from a swimming pool, Marina bay Sands would surely be a front-runner.
3. Pan Pacific
Now, Pan Pacific Singapore hotel doesn’t make it to the tallest towers in the city. However, it surely has a beautiful view of the Marina Bay. You wouldn’t see the border of Singapore city. However, Pan Pacific Singapore will help you enjoy beautiful views at a proximity which will leave you in awe of how beautiful this manmade city is. If you are staying here by any chance, ask for the panoramic view rooms. They make staring aimlessly through windows worth it.
4. The Fullerton Bay Hotel
Fullerton Bay Hotel is yet another hotel in the Marina Bay area which offers you amazing views of the cityscape at the eye level. You can see the glorious Marina Bay Sands glittering with sparkling night lights as the sun slides behind the horizon. The rooftop bar of Fullerton Bay Hotel, known as ‘Lantern’ spoils you with a view to smile at and a range of exquisite cuisine. Enjoying an evening drink while your hair sways with evening winds will create a lovely memory for you.
So, when you visit Singapore next, do try and visit the rooftops or viewing galleries of these hotels. They will leave you in complete awe of the gorgeous city that is, Singapore.
Have you been to any of these hotels? Do let me know in comments below.