Kuala Lumpur is a fantastic metropoliton city which is full of different cultures, attractions, traditions and amazing people. There is so much that you can pack in while you’re here, that it is perfect for a short city break. From the Batu caves, the KLCC, Merdeka square and the famous Petronas twin towers, you will be spoilt for choice.

If you want to see this city from the skyline you have a few options, you can pay for a tour of the Petronas towers (but then you don’t have those beauties in your photo) or dine in the KL tower. One of my favourite viewpoints however, is located on top of a Helipad which has been transformed into a bar! Yup, that’s right. When I heard about the fact you could sip cocktails on top of a high rise building,  I had to go and see what it was all about. It certainly didn’t disappoint.


Getting Here

I have to admit, finding the Helibar can be a little bit of a challenge as it’s located inside a the Menara KH building. If you’re taking the metro get off at the Raja Chulan Station. If you’re going to catch a bus, there is a dedicated stop to the Meara KH on the green route. One of the things I LOVED about Kuala Lumpur was that all of the Go KL! buses were free which took you near to all the main attractions in the city – how cool is that?!

Once inside the building, you can grab the lift up to the 34th Floor and then, climb their staircase to the top. Watch out for all the helicopter safety signs as you make your way up.

When you get here, there may be reserved tables which require a tab to be over a certain amount of Ringgit so make sure you get here early if you don’t have a reservation to secure a table!

On the Menu

Although you can eat while you’re here, it is mainly snacks and little dishes to nibble on. There are crisps, olives, chicken wings and other bits and pieces to keep you going.

My eyes were straight on the cocktail menu and they do serve some interesting concoctions. There are many helicopter inspired cocktails in vibrant colours. I went for a Long Island Ice Tea and it was scrummy. The cocktails are around 200 Ringgit a piece so not a bargain but you’re paying for the fantastic views!


The Views

It goes without saying the views from the Helibar are spectacular! The best time to visit is at sunset when you can it hide behind the high rise buildings and watch the twinkling of lights start to appear from the plethora of buildings. The real cherry on the cake, in my opinion, is seeing the Petronas towers gleam! Not too shabby, eh?


The Experience

As I was sat on a helicopter pad, sipping my long island ice tea and being waited on hand and foot by suited waters – I had to pinch myself. Although at the time I was backpacking through Asia, this allowed me to escape into a world of luxury. Buying these cocktails was worth every penny of my super tight budget and to say i’ve had drinks on top of a helicopter pad over looking the Petronas towers definitely credits some bragging rights.

If you’re ever in Kuala Lumpur and need a place to play in the evening, the Helibar is it! Make sure you add this one to your bucket list.


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Sophie Pearce

Sophie Pearce is the founder of Third Eye Traveller. Always having itchy feet and a restless soul seeking adventure, she has now travelled to over 30+ countries, many of them solo. Leaving her heart in India, which gifted her a “Third Eye”, she felt inspired to share her travel stories in the hope of encouraging others to explore this big beautiful world of ours.

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