CE LA VI bar (formerly KU DE TA) enjoys one of the best views in Singapore. Its location on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands offers uninterrupted views of the city and bay. With a cocktail costing around the same price as entry to Marina Bay Sands observation desk and CE LA VI’s slightly more elevated location, it has quickly become one of Singapore’s hottest rooftop venues. For those not lucky enough to be staying at the Marina Bay Sands hotel, a few drinks at CE LA VI Singapore is a perfect way to enjoy a little of the luxury this iconic building has to offer.
The easiest way to get to Marina Bay Sands is via MRT, alighting at Bayfront. Here, you can walk via the luxury mall directly into the hotel’s gigantic lobby. Entrance to CE LA VI - fomerly known as KU DE TA - can be found at the bottom of tower 3.
Given the glamour that surrounds this hotel, it does sometimes feel like you are being herded through so as not to disturb paying guests and from 18:00 they enforce a dress code, so those in singlets, shorts and flip-flops may be refused entry. Split into two, with the Sky Deck and Club Lounge on one side and CE LA VI restaurant and Sky Bar on the other side. The outdoor area is a blend of wooden decking and glass with plenty of chairs and tables under red umbrellas.
Most people head for the tables that fringe the edge of the bar. You might not be able to sit down, but you’ll get the best views from here. The bar also looks over the pool, so you can get some great pictures of the sweeping boat-like roof of Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
As the sun goes down the crowds get busier, but it’s the ideal time to experience Singapore from above by day and by night (and if you are lucky you’ll get to view a great sunset). As the night goes on, the DJ starts spinning tunes and the Club Lounge turns into a dance floor, probably one of the coolest places to show off your dancing shoes, with a breeze blowing in and the city below your feet.
It’s worth spending a little extra on the more inventive cocktails, including the Singapore Sawa a blend pink champagne, passion fruit infused plum wine with ginger, kaffir lime and lemongrass. The Urban Breeze is very refreshing, with vodka, passion fruit with cranberry and grapefruit soda. The mix of Singapore’s impressive skyline, great cocktails and funky beats make CE LA VI the perfect place to dance the night away.
CE LA VI (formerly KU DE TA)
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - late daily
- MRT: Bayfront
- Address: Marina Bay Sands North Tower, 1 Bayfront Avenue
- Tel: +65 (0) 6688 7688