SkyBar @ The Banjaran Hotsprings: A skybar in a cave


The SkyBar at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Sunway City Ipoh offers a uniquely luxurious experience in the most unlikely of places. The bar’s most distinctive feature must surely be its locale — partially ensconced in a 260-million-year-old limestone hill with an extended terrace perched high above the ground.

While slowly making your way up to the bar on some timber stairs, whiskey connoisseurs will appreciate the lower deck of the establishment tucked inside a small cave.

Warm wood-and-leather seats and an amber-lit cabinet displaying some of the world’s luxury whiskey offerings provide a rich and elegant ambience. 


The upper deck grants patrons an unprecedented and breathtaking view of the limestone hills and a lake. At dusk, the terrace offers a splendid vista of the evening sun slowly setting into the valley, while at night one can see moon-light reflecting off the geothermal hotspring lake. Interestingly, telescopes are provided for star-gazing on the deck.

The SkyBar features a wide range of spirits and liquor alongside its signature blue-coloured Dr Fish cocktail made with Blue Curaçao, tequila and rum. There is no shortage of dining options either, with a large selection of appetisers and main courses from oysters and prawn lollipops, to the extravagant A5 Japanese wagyu and Kaviari’s Beluga Imperial caviar. 


SkyBar @ The Banjaran 
Hotsprings Retreat
1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, 
31150 Ipoh, Perak
Opening hours: Daily 5.30pm 
to 12.00 midnight

This report is part of the "Excuse me, feed the phone first!" segment in Live! 2020. 

This story first appeared in Live! 2020 magazine. Download your copy of the magazine here.

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