Forget about Netflix or ordering in Deliveroo for dinner at home – or at least save them for a quiet weekday night. With a number of striking new clubs opening around the region, including Marquee in Singapore, Ce La Vi in Taipei and Shanghai, as well as a new branch of Zouk in Malaysia, there’s more fun to be had painting the town red.
Besides offering appearances from some of the biggest DJs from around the world, this new generation of superclubs are also pulling out all the stops to keep Instagram-happy partygoers snapping away.
For example, at Marquee, there’s a Ferris wheel with photo booths in each pod, while Ce La Vi boasts the highest rooftop lounge in Taipei, offering a stunning bird’s eye view of the cityscape.Here’s are five of the hottest new clubs to have opened in Asia.
A little bit of Las Vegas has made its way to Singapore by way of Marquee, the first Asian outpost of the American mega-club concept operated by the Tao Group. Located in a repurposed theatre in the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort, the club boasts a cavernous dance floor with a massive 20-metre LED screen behind the DJ console and theatrical balconies allowing partygoers to gaze down on the dance floor.
To add to the carnival vibe, there is also a 30-metre-tall Ferris wheel with each pod equipped with a touchpad camera, plus a three-storey spiralling slide that is internally lit with LED lights to whisk guests from the highest level to the ground floor of the nightclub in a jiffy.
Just like its American counterparts, Marquee Singapore will also play host to a stellar line-up of nightlife’s biggest names, including Tiesto, Afrojack, Steve Aoki and Kaskade.
B1-67 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
Ce La Vi, Taipei
Located on the 48th-storey rooftop of the second tallest skyscraper in Taipei – the newly opened Nanshan building – Ce La Vi holds bragging rights as the highest rooftop lounge in Taiwan.
Ahead of its official opening today, this sleek multi-concept venue, which includes a rooftop bar and restaurant, has generated so much buzz that fashion designer Alexander Wang has already been spotted here more than a few times.
The luxe club even has individually climate-controlled outdoor booths to ensure that guests party in comfort no matter the season.
With blockbuster names such as American rapper A$AP Rocky performing on opening night, expectations are high for its upcoming DJ line-up.
Best of all, the drinks are not just about bottle service – offerings include unique cocktails with a Taiwanese twist, such as a grass jelly milk tea cocktail and a Taiwan high mountain tea cocktail. Ce La Vi is also expected to open a branch in Shanghai this summer.
No. 17, Songzhi Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan
Zouk Genting, Malaysia
With two clubs, a social gaming lounge, karaoke bar and restaurant, Zouk Genting might just redefine what it means to have the ultimate night out – all under one roof. This uber nightclub, which opens officially on May 19, is powered by the same team behind Singapore’s award winning Zouk, which consistently ranks among the top clubs in the world. At Genting, the two clubs – Empire by Zouk and Zouk Genting – will specialise in hip-hop and electronic dance music respectively.
Just like the Singapore flagship, which has played host to just about every big-name DJ in the world including Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell and Zedd, Zouk Genting will consistently have a star-studded roster, starting with DJ Matthew, BATE and R3hab on opening night. The Zouk Genting complex also includes RedTail, a bar featuring social games such as beer pong and giant Jenga, as well as RedTail Karaoke lounge and modern Asian restaurant FuHu.
Level G, Sky Avenue, Resorts World Genting, Malaysia
For a change of pace, Omnia in Bali is a daytime resort club, which makes it all the better to savour the spectacular view of the Indian Ocean from its perch at the top of a rocky cliff.
This plush club is every bit as indulgent as its night-time counterparts, with trappings such as VIP cabanas by the DJ console, bungalows with exclusive plunge pools and a swim-up pool bar.
An offshoot of Omnia in Las Vegas, this club is operated by the Hakkasan Group which runs over 30 other dining and entertainment concepts globally.
Like its parent club, Omnia Bali attracts its fair share of famous music acts, such as the DJs Kaskade, Oliver Heldens and Claptone.
Jl. Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak Desa Pecatu, Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
Insanity is already a familiar name in the clubbing scene, but its move to superclub-worthy premises, with a large hangar-style dance floor complete with psychedelic lights, certainly brings a new spin to this popular nightspot.
Located on famed party street Sukhumvit Soi 11, this is one of the largest clubs in the city and it consistently books some of the top international EDM and electro-house DJs, while its recent Songkran Festival bash featured Thai DJs such as Robert Falcon and Casper Yu.
There are also VIP tables for those who prefer a more exclusive experience.
Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok, Thailand