Saturday February 16, 2013
Skyís the limit
IF you haven’t been to Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s iconic Skybar recently, perhaps you should check it out. The bar, perched on the 33rd floor of the hotel, after all made it to The New York Times’ list of must-go places in KL a couple of years back.
Skybar went through a refurbishment recently and has emerged with two gleaming new bars, a revamped sitting area and a culinary bay for food preparation.
The multi-award-winning bar previously did have some problems with circulation, but now with its new Big Ass (as it’s affectionately known) fan overhead, that’s a thing of the past. And with the new blinds, there’s lots of interesting light play in the interior of the bar in the afternoons.
The 26m pool is still the glittering centrepiece and perhaps only challenged by the amazing view of the KL skyline, particularly at night. The signature cocktails are still available but complemented with the new tapas menu.
What hasn’t changed are the different DJs spinning different genres of music on different days. And the crowd is still hip and happening.