NYE 2020 countdown: Best places to watch fireworks in KL

Go out with a bang at some of the liveliest parties in town.

EQ Kuala Lumpur's panoramic view of the city skyline spans from the KL Tower to the Petronas Twin Towers (Photo: EQ Kuala Lumpur)

Crystal at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
Known for hosting the longest firework show in the city, The St Regis KL will light up KL’s skyline with 600 shots of fireworks for a total of eight minutes — that’s plenty of time to pose for that perfect #2020 group shot. Secure a private table or cabana (with a minimum spend) by the pool and dance under the stars as the DJ sets the scene for a spectacular countdown. The cover charge is RM98+ per person including one selected drink.

Level 6, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, No 6, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, KL. Call 03 2727 6696 or email [email protected] to reserve.


Vertigo at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
If braving the crowds and jostling for a space to catch the pyrotechnics sounds like a chore, snag a table at Vertigo, which offers two packages for big parties. The table for six includes Perrier Jouet Grand Brut, Perrier Jouet Blason Rose, and a bottle of selected whisky, gin or vodka (choose from Maccallan 12 years, Glenlivet 12 years, Monkey 47 Dry Gin, Monkey 47 Sloe Gin or Absolut Elyx). The 8-seater option will include an extra bottle of champagne. A special DJ set will be spinning the hottest hits as you ring in the new year.

Level 59, Banyan Tree Residence 2, Jalan Conlay. Call 03 2113 1822 or click here for more information.


SkyBar at Traders Hotel
If you’re looking for places to have a good time, the folks at SkyBar are pulling all the stops to offer you a great one. Five international DJs are lined up to ensure your night is nothing short of spectacular. Wrap up 2019 with DJ Dacandy, DJ Duudaa, DJ Yoyo Sanchez, DJ KC and DJ Richard with the best songs that defined the year and usher in the new decade on a high note. The RM175nett cover charge includes a glass of Moet Chandon. Alternatively, select a package for your group here.

Level 33, Traders Hotel, KLCC, KL.  Call 03 2332 9818 or email [email protected] to reserve.


WET Deck at W Hotel
If rooftop bars offer a birds-eye-view of the city, WET Deck lets you get up-close to all the action by the pool. Voted ‘Best Producer’ by DJmag, the UK-born DJ and producer Huxley will be manning the decks, playing music like deep bass, house and remixed vocal anthems that will last well into the next day. The RM180 nett cover charge includes a glass of champagne, wine, spirits or beer, but bottle services are available too.

121, Jalan Ampang, KL. Reserve via 012 347 9088 or [email protected].


Marini’s on 57
Situated right beside the Petronas Twin Towers, Marini’s on 57 offers a front row seat to the midnight illuminations. But the view isn’t the bar’s only highlight — Parisian-born DJ-producer Erik Hagleton will be manning the DJ booth that night and lay down a dynamic mix of house and tech house music, bringing a euphoric energy to the dance floor. The theme for this year’s party is ‘striking colours’, so don your brightest ensemble and ring in the new year in style. The RM150nett cover charge includes a glass of wine, spirit, Franciacorta Rose or a bottle of Heineken beer. For the bottle services, choose from a list of four here.

Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas Persiaran, KLCC. Call 03 2386 6030 or email [email protected] to reserve.


Equator Club lounge and Blue at EQ Kuala Lumpur
Instead of travelling from restaurant to bar, skip the jam and spend the evening at just one spot. EQ KL’s Equator Club lounge will be serving handcrafted cocktails from 8pm to 9.30pm — perfect for your group to gather for dinner. For the main action, proceed to bespoke speakeasy Blue (we’ll let you figure out your way in) at Sky51 to be serenaded by the live band and internationally acclaimed singer Donny Ray Evins or head out to the open-air rooftop lounge and dance the night away with the DJ at the upper deck. A panoramic view of KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers offers the ultimate backdrop to the fireworks show. 

RM588 per person will get you free flow of house wines, pours and beers including canapés, seafood on ice and cocktails at Equator Club lounge as well as complimentary access to the Sky51 after party. Drinks at Blue and VIP upper deck will be at bar price. 

EQ, Equatorial Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL. Reserve here.

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