Landmarks, Life in Asia, Malaysia, Photos & Video

High Above Kuala Lumpur

We crammed so much into our 3 days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. From Chinatown to obscure book stores to the Petronas Twin Towers to art galleries to Central Market and more.  We did so much. But the most memorable thing we did in Kuala Lumpur was 30 stories above the city.


As avid Trip Advisor researchers, we are always looking for unique experiences in the places we travel. We found that in Kuala Lumpur at the Helio Lounge Bar. This bar/restaurant sits atop of a hotel right in the middle of downtown Kuala Lumpur on nothing other than a helipad. During the day, the helipad is functional for helicopters to land upon. But at night, this restaurant/bar arranges collapsable tables & chairs to provide a one-of-a-kind dining experience. No walls or rails protect the patron from falling off this tower. Just a bright yellow line, signs and some pretty big security guards. It was exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. Sure there are other ways to see Kuala Lumpur from above, but they are typically expensive, crowded, and stuffy. Helio Lounge Bar is chill and comfortable [well, as comfortable as you can be on a helipad]. Below the helipad, is an indoor bar and dance floor for those less risky and more tipsy.

Watching the sunset with an unobstructed view of the city was a once in a lifetime moment of our trip. As our trip has been drawing to an end, I’ve really started to take note of these kinds of moments. We’ve so blessed to see and experience some of the most beautiful places on the planet. I don’t want to forget them. I want to take them with me. Sure, I have my camera and take tons of photos. But I want to carry these experiences within me. I don’t want to forget how I felt standing high above an Asian metropolis, watching the sun sink and the clouds burst with colors against the silver towers. It’s unforgettable.


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