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Unique bars in Asia(Part 2)

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This article continues where we left off two weeks ago. We will explore some of the best bars that can spice up your internship in Asia. If you haven’t seen last week’s list, check it out here: Unique bars in Asia (Part 1). This week, we’ll jump from one country to the other on a quest to find the most unique bars in Asia. First on the list is…

 


Zouk Singapore

 

Carl Cox, Avicii, Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Richie Hawtin, Björk, and the Chemical Brothers are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to big names that have graced Zouk with their DJ performances. The resident DJ’s at Zouk are also making waves in the scene as they are releasing their homegrown tracks on big labels across the globe.

This success didn’t come out of nowhere however, Zouk has a long and rich history as the first house club in Singapore. In 1991 Zouk first opened its doors for party goers in Singapore. The original buildings, three renovated warehouses, were a hit. So much so, that the three buildings got upgraded almost every year to be able to welcome more visitors. In 2016 however Zouk relocated to a newer and even bigger complex at Clarke Quay’s Cannery Block.

So why should you visit? What makes Zouk unique? Its massive, not only in size, but in things to do and see. The art inspired rooms will never fail to mesmerize visitors. The real party animal should go to the blade-runner inspired main dance room, art lovers should see the Gaudi inspired main-room and the other three rooms are left for the reader to find out themselves
 

Address: 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore
 
 
 


Cirque le Soir Shanghai

 

This place is more than just a bar, its more than just a circus, it’s the crazy thing that was created by combining the two! From when you first enter the venue, and get greeted by the ringmaster, you know this is not going to be an ordinary night. Everything at this bar is weird, but in a good way. There are clowns, drummers, beautiful circus themed dancers and many more crazy circus goers. That’s not all though, at the center of it all is the big stage. Here, acrobatic performers and burlesque dancers take the stage with their bombastic performances. VIP guests can get a professional makeover to perfectly match the rest of the crazy circus crowd. So, if you want to get your freak on, come to Cirque le Soir in Shanghai.
 
 
Address: Floor 4 No.22 Zhongshan East 2nd Road, Shanghai


 


Pangea Singapore

 
 
Finding a club more exclusive and luxurious then Pangea is nearly impossible, as this place does not cut costs on anything. We’re talking Granite podia, Saur tree trunks stools and Ralph Lauren furniture. No wonder that A-list celebrities like, Leonardo di Caprio, Kate Moss, Prince Harry and Gisele Bundchen have been to this Club. Beware however, because exclusive means expensive; private tables at Pangea run you about $20,000!
 

Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
 
 
 

Marquee Singapore


 
This concept club has been a staple in Las Vegas for years, and now they have expanded into Asia. This new location is top, located in a repurposed theatre in Marina Bay Sands spares no costs in the interior of the club. Boasting a massive dance floor, in front of the DJ booth with 20-meter screen behind it, it is safe to say that Marquee Singapore knows how to host a party. Furthermore, this club has a massive Ferris wheel, 3 story high slides, acrobatic dancers suspended from the ceiling and balconies stretching all the way around the sides above the dance floor.

A true party lover should visit the place not only for the amazing venue but also for the top DJs. Some big-name artists that have played here in the past are, Tiesto, Skrillex, Steve Aoki and Armin van Buuren. But not only DJs perform here, Drake, DJ Khaled and the Weeknd, are some of the hip-hop artists that have killed their act at Marquee Singapore.

 
Address: B1-67 The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore​
 
 
 

Ce La Vi Taipei


 
The highest rooftop lounge in all of Taiwan is one of the most impressive spots on this list. The top floor of the newly opened Nanshan building houses Ce La Vi. This skyscraper will ensure you can take in views of the entire city while sipping your drink. But it doesn’t just end at drinking, this spot also has a top-notch restaurant, outdoor booths and performing artists.
 
The cocktails are not your run of the mill kind, they are unique with a Taiwanese twist. Take for example the Grass Jelly Milk Tea cocktail or the High Mountain Tea Cocktail. Fully immerse yourself with these wonderful bespoke drinks.
 
Top artists have performed at this lounge bar before. At the opening night rapper and fashion killer A$AP Rocky brought the house down with his signature fashion related bars and banging beats. Don’t be bummed you missed out on the opening night, however. Ce La Vi is a staple in Taipei with more artists to come.

 
Address: No. 17, Songzhi Road, 48/f, Taipei, Taiwan
 
 
 

Zouk Genting Malaysia


 
Yup, Zouk again! After the success of the world-renowned Zouk Singapore the brand expanded to Malaysia. And this is not just a carbon copy of the original. It does take the best parts of the original, however. With two massive buildings and multiple themed rooms, it does the original concept justice. But where Zouk Genting shines is with its massive gaming complex which includes RedTail bar. RedTail is the perfect place to start your night of clubbing with fun party games like beer pong, massive Jenga and Karaoke. That’s not all though, inside the venue there is also a great Asian restaurant called FuHu. Lastly, Zouk Genting doesn’t do under for its older brother when it comes to DJ performances either. Some of the names that have played here before include Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, R3hab and many more.

 
Address: T1-08A, Level G, Sky Avenue Mall, Genting

 
 
This was another selection of crazy, fun, unique bars! When you visit one of these countries, perhaps while doing an internship, make sure to check these places out. There are many more unique bars to explore, so perhaps there will be a part 3. Stay tuned!
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