SkyBar vs Luna Bar (Part 2)

Posted by : foongpc | Sunday, March 21, 2010 | Published in


In Part 1, I blogged about Luna Bar. Now it's SkyBar's turn.

Located on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel (next to KL Convention Centre), SkyBar was every bit as impressive as Luna Bar, if not more.

I was there quite early at about 6pm and there were still a few people swimming in the pool. Yes, just like Luna Bar, there's also a swimming pool in SkyBar. However, no one swims there in the later part of the evening or rather, no one is allowed to swim during that time.

Can you see the Twin Towers from here? Don't you just love to sit beside the glass windows with those comfortable cushions looking out at the magnificent Twin Towers?

SkyBar looks even better at night!

I love the ambience here, especially with the beautiful Twin Towers in the background!

Me and my friend ordered some nuts and a strawberry shake each. No alcoholic drinks for me as it was too freaking expensive and I needed to drive later!

Oh well, maybe I will just drop by one of these days to have an alcoholic drink when I am in the mood for it! Haha!

From where we were seated, I could have a bird's eye view of the park and waterfall below.

This waterfall is located at the park opposite the KL Convention Centre.

I took a picture of one part of the waterfall earlier when I was near the park.

From up here, I could also see the fountain and lake outside Suria KLCC.

Oh, and the swimming pool too!

I must bring a binocular next time to enjoy watching from afar!

As the sun began to set, it was time to take some photos of the Twin Towers.

And the KL Tower as well!

Or how about combining Twin Towers and KL Tower in one photo?

We continued clicking away like nobody's business. I think those people who saw us must have thought we were tourists!

Wow! This handphone shoots out flames! And it's directed at the Twin Towers! Haha!

A close-up shot of the Twin Towers (with Public Bank in the background)

Have any of you went up there at that bridge connecting the two towers?

I just love the Twin Towers - it is my favourite building and I am so glad our former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir had the foresight to build it! Imagine KL without the Twin Towers!

OK, just in case this post is going to turn into a post on the Twin Towers, let me get back to the topic at hand here that is, SkyBar vs Luna Bar.

So which one of these two roof-top bars is the better one? Let me see....

1. Both Luna Bar and SkyBar have very nice ambience. But SkyBar definitely trumps Luna Bar when it comes to the view outside the window! Probably that's the reason why I posted so many photos of the Twin Towers! Haha!

Besides, you can only see ONE of the two towers at Luna Bar. At SkyBar, the sight of both the towers are so magnificent it's hard not to be awed!

2. Although SkyBar has magnificent views, I can't help feeling a bit disappointed that they do not have an open roof-top bar like Luna Bar! In this regard, I think Luna Bar trumps SkyBar!

3. I think Skybar is probably more popular as it seems to fill up pretty fast compared to Luna Bar. Or is it because Luna Bar is bigger and can accommodate more people? Not sure about this, but one thing is for sure. Luna Bar has a RM50 cover charge on weekends after 9.30pm. That's not good!

4. I have problem finding Luna Bar in the Pacific Regency Hotel. It was complicating going up two different lifts and a series of staircases! Directing people to Luna Bar would be such a hassle! In contrast, going up to SkyBar was a breeze!

5. The service for both Luna Bar and SkyBar was generally OK. But I was appalled when the waitress at Luna Bar actually gave us the bill without us requesting for it and she also took away my drink before I gave her the permission to do so! How horrible!

I could not really comment on the prices and quality of food and drinks as I did not eat or drink a lot at both of these bars. Although I must say the pizza at Luna Bar was really nice!

My conclusion? Although different people may have different opinions, to me at least, I think SkyBar is the better of the two roof-top bars. What about you?


(81) Comments

  1. Tekkaus said...

    Wowo...nobody here yet? :p

    March 21, 2010 at 10:08 AM
  2. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! I can see the petronas twin tower over there. Awesome. War...and people can sit beside the window. :D

    March 21, 2010 at 10:10 AM
  3. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! The ambiance is so gorgeous. Just look at the lighting. :D

    March 21, 2010 at 10:11 AM
  4. Tekkaus said...

    The waterfall picture looks more like a map for gaming. Hahaha :D

    March 21, 2010 at 10:12 AM
  5. Tekkaus said...

    All I can say is all the picture are so beautiful. What camera you are using? Lumix?

    March 21, 2010 at 10:14 AM
  6. Tekkaus said...

    I don't know. Both looks so good. :D

    March 21, 2010 at 10:14 AM
  7. Caroline said...

    both looks inviting. =)

    March 21, 2010 at 10:53 AM
  8. TZ said...

    I took a couple of shots myself during the tour to Trader KLCC... the GM gave us a nice seat by the windows... I took this from the windows
    KLCC view from the bar -->

    BTW, i did a round tour with the GM on the hotel too..
    Here you go my blog entries
    Skybar -->
    Traders hotel tour -->

    March 21, 2010 at 11:56 AM
  9. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Nice pictures and lovely view from top down from Skybar. I got a feeling I swing over to Luna cos of the open air where I feel closer to the moon & a nicer decor. tQ

    March 21, 2010 at 12:01 PM
  10. HappySurfer said...

    Very nice views. Didn't notice how nice they are. Guess I was too caught up with the twin towers to pay attention to what's down below.

    Easy access is definitely a plus.

    March 21, 2010 at 1:04 PM
  11. Anonymous

    I went up the connecting bridge couple of years ago. Worth a visit!

    March 21, 2010 at 1:32 PM
  12. Reanaclaire said...

    ooooh..i never been there before.. skybar or luna bar..looks very nice.. thanks for posting them up... malaysia boleh, huh!

    March 21, 2010 at 2:53 PM
  13. J said...

    I always wanted to go skybar or luna bar but seems like none of my friends wanted to go....down

    March 21, 2010 at 5:24 PM
  14. Merryn said...

    foong help! I lost my blogroll and when i relink u in my bloglist, it comes without the feed. means i cannot get updates of ur blog n it is always at the paling bottom of my list... wat happen? sob sob? help.. URGENT!

    March 21, 2010 at 5:30 PM
  15. [SK] said...

    wow, you went up there so early?? the sky is still bright..

    March 21, 2010 at 10:47 PM
  16. [SK] said...

    and nice that you can catch some people still swimming there, hahaha.. :p

    March 21, 2010 at 10:47 PM
  17. [SK] said...

    but clever of you, so that you can see both the views during day and during night.. so worth the money yeah?? hahaha~~ :D

    March 21, 2010 at 10:48 PM
  18. [SK] said...

    at first i thot the pool is just merely a design, later only i realised it is actually a swimming pool for the hotel guests during day..

    March 21, 2010 at 10:49 PM
  19. [SK] said...

    i remember the last time i went with colleagues was after dinner, around 10pm and guess that was the peak timing..

    March 21, 2010 at 10:50 PM
  20. [SK] said...

    it was already packed with people, and i was so worried walking on the plank between pool and the seats, so worried i'll fell in and embarrassed myself!! haahaha~~

    March 21, 2010 at 10:51 PM
  21. [SK] said...

    and we were given two tables by the window.. it was breezy that night, and quite foggy.. all of us being first time there, were so excited about the view..

    March 21, 2010 at 10:51 PM
  22. [SK] said...

    and now that i think back, i feel ourselves really quite like "orang kampung masuk bandar".. kekekeke :p

    March 21, 2010 at 10:52 PM
  23. [SK] said...

    but luckily i think it's quite normal, because i see lots of other guests also keep taking photos excitedly.. haha!!

    March 21, 2010 at 10:53 PM
  24. [SK] said...

    and you actually run here and there taking photos, every corner and every angle of the bar huh?? cool.. i was shy to do that, hehe~~ :)

    March 21, 2010 at 10:54 PM
  25. Faisal Admar said...

    eh, why no body swim when people eating dinner? :P

    March 21, 2010 at 11:01 PM
  26. ChrisAu said...

    wow....nice pics of of the twin towers! Anyway, I find the dining tables shldn't be there near the pool.

    March 22, 2010 at 12:14 AM
  27. fufu said...

    wow wow wow... i wanna go there... pls kidnap me and bring me along the next time you go there again ok??

    March 22, 2010 at 8:46 AM
  28. khengsiong said...

    Hmm... I'm just thinking that if Skybar gets a few bikini babes swimming in the pool, its business is sure going to be very good, LOL...

    March 22, 2010 at 9:40 AM
  29. Unknown said...

    last time we tried to go up the Twin tower bridge, got it has limitation per day. So, we didnt make it :(

    March 22, 2010 at 11:20 AM
  30. Unknown said...

    mmm..i think I'll bring my wife to Sky bar one day. Bad la you foongpc, put a hole in my pocket.

    March 22, 2010 at 11:26 AM
  31. iamthewitch said...

    So Skybar has got no cover charge? If that's the case, it's a BIG drawing point, I think :) And not to mention I love the view... Woohoo, hubby is going to bring me there! :P

    March 22, 2010 at 12:02 PM
  32. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, yeah congrats you are 1st! : )

    The ambience is gorgeous alrite! Yeah, using Lumix camera. Next time you go KL, remember to visit SkyBar! : )

    March 22, 2010 at 4:03 PM
  33. foongpc said...

    caroline ng, I guess they are! : )

    March 22, 2010 at 4:04 PM
  34. foongpc said...

    TZ, OK will visit the links and see your photos! : )

    March 22, 2010 at 4:04 PM
  35. foongpc said...

    bananaz, you prefer Luna Bar? Hmmm, maybe you need to visit both and judge for yourself cos my photos may not give a true picture : )

    March 22, 2010 at 4:05 PM
  36. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, yeah, go visit SkyBar! : )

    March 22, 2010 at 4:06 PM
  37. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, yes nice views indeed. And easy access makes it a better place to go than Luna Bar : )

    March 22, 2010 at 4:07 PM
  38. foongpc said...

    mei teng, yes it's nice! : )

    March 22, 2010 at 4:07 PM
  39. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, yes malaysia boleh! Haha!

    March 22, 2010 at 4:08 PM
  40. foongpc said...

    J, then you go on your own lah, hehe

    March 22, 2010 at 4:09 PM
  41. foongpc said...

    merryn, what happened? How come can lose blogroll one? First time I hear of such a thing! I'm afraid I don't know how to help you - I'm lousy at such things! Hope you can sort it out or get others to help you. I'm already in trouble with this blogger mess - can't edit my posts! : (

    March 22, 2010 at 4:11 PM
  42. foongpc said...

    SK, haha yes go early can catch people swimming + get day and night views + make my money worth. Haha!

    So easy to fall into the pool meh? If fall, then smile and get your picture taken lah! LOL!

    I feel like "orang kampong masuk bandar" also that night walking all over the place to snap photos! But who cares? Must be thick face a bit lah some more must make full use of the money I paid. Besides, ppl will juz think you are a tourist, so it's OK : )

    March 22, 2010 at 4:15 PM
  43. foongpc said...

    faisal admar, I think not allowed to swim at that time : )

    March 22, 2010 at 4:16 PM
  44. foongpc said...

    chrisau, why not?

    March 22, 2010 at 4:16 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    fufu, you mean fly all the way to Germany and kidnap you? Haha, no need lah, next time you return to Malaysia, we go together : )

    March 22, 2010 at 4:17 PM
  46. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, oh yes! Their business will shoot above the roof top! Haha!

    March 22, 2010 at 4:18 PM
  47. foongpc said...

    saucer, yeah, dat's the problem going up the bridge. Eh when u go Skybar? I wanna go too! : )

    March 22, 2010 at 4:19 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, that's right no cover charge. Luna Bar also no cover charge during weekdays. So nice your hubby bringing you! Can I tag along? Hehe

    March 22, 2010 at 4:20 PM
  49. Robo said...

    Beautiful Twin Tower at night! I can feel that you really enjoy in this nice ambience Skybar with the spectacular view of KL City!
    Cheers! :)

    March 22, 2010 at 7:57 PM
  50. Bengbeng said...

    wow.. the luxury of such a glorious view. i can understand the cover charge if not the whole of KL will b there. awesome place

    March 22, 2010 at 9:25 PM
  51. lechua said...

    wow looks so different in the day.. and ppl actually swimming! yea the view is spendid!

    March 22, 2010 at 10:54 PM
  52. Caroline said...

    lol if i dint turned down the job offer at Traders hotel, i guess now im working at thr now. haha

    March 23, 2010 at 12:22 AM
  53. Ayie said...

    great views! foong like i said i will have to experience it to faily judge...but with what I've seen it's great to be there in both bars

    March 23, 2010 at 8:10 AM
  54. manglish said...

    very nice esp wen u can see the KL and twin tower like tat..

    March 23, 2010 at 8:54 AM
  55. RoseBelle said...

    Aside from the ambience of the place, service is equally as important, next would be convenience. I think having to take two elevators and then a series of staircases is such a turn off for me. So I would say, SkyBar is a better place.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:26 PM
  56. Merryn said...

    so sien.. still kenot rectify the 'feed' problem.. sigh..

    March 23, 2010 at 3:51 PM
  57. Monica said...

    i haven't been to SkyBar Foong! i wanna go there! :D

    March 23, 2010 at 8:16 PM
  58. Monica said...

    nice shots Foong...I love the view from there ;)

    March 23, 2010 at 8:18 PM
  59. eiling lim said...

    I totally agree! Skybar 1 - Luna Bar 0! The view at Skybar is definitely breathtaking and I find the staff there are more polite! SKYbar FTW!!! your photos are great too!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:52 PM
  60. iamthewitch said...

    Can!! We're more than happy :P At least one more person pressuring him to go Skybar now.. hahaa...

    March 24, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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  62. Ilya

    Been to SkyBar a few times. Always enjoy the atmosphere. To sit at the lounge couches along the side you need to make reservations yes. Perfect place to bring along foreign frieds. Drinks are - obviously - not cheap; you pay RM10 extra for the views :). I will soon put our reviews of both SkyBars online on our travel website about Malaysia; Wonderful Malaysia.

    September 26, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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  64. Anonymous


    I am a tourist and will be travelling to kl next week. I heard good reviews about skybar. I am just wondering how much does the food cost? :)

    February 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM
  65. foongpc said...

    Anonymous, I did not really try the food at Skybar, but from the menu it looks rather expensive. That's what you pay for getting great views of the Twin Towers! : )

    February 6, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    In my opinion, Skybar looks more like a indoor swimming pool. I prefer Luna Bar. =D

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