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From Penang Hill to Kota Kinabalu, these exquisite eateries top the list for panoramic views

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Kayuputi, The St. Regis Langkawi

Whenever we think of alfresco dining at The St Regis Langkawi, the name Kayuputi inevitably comes up.  Hailed among Tatler's Top 20 Restaurants in Malaysia in 2020, Kayuputi offers haute cuisine against a dreamy backdrop of the Andaman Sea, whether it be from a breezy sundeck or the postcard-worthy South Terrace. 

More information is available here.     

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Dewakan

Renowned Malaysian eatery Dewakan dazzles guests with its stellar location on the 48th floor of Skyviews, Naza Tower at Platinum Park. To enjoy dinner with a little peace and quiet, diners need only venture into the fine dining restaurant's private room – concealed discretely by a seamless door, no less –  to be greeted with stunning views of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Start planning your date night, folks! Reservations can be made here.

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The Sungei Palas Tea Garden, Cameron Highlands

A trip to the famous BOH Tea plantations in Cameron Highlands wouldn't be complete without sipping on a hot cuppa at this verdant hilltop cafe. Made up of J.A.’s Balcony and Tristan’s Terrace, this unique teatime spot makes for a spacious viewing deck overlooking those beautiful undulating tea fields. Although the Sungei Palas Tea Garden is currently closed until further notice during the MCO 2.0, stay tuned for updates on its reopening here.

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David Brown's Restaurant & Tea Terraces, Penang Hill

Touted as Penang's highest restaurant, David Brown's is a British colonial-inspired eatery that sits on top of Strawberry Hill, surrounded by a well-manicured garden. It follows then, that the Sky Terrace here holds the title of the highest bar in Penang. Open from 12pm till 9pm daily, this family-friendly establishment boasts a sleek wooden outdoor patio that's best for snapping unforgettable photos of the surrounding scenery over comfort food for the family (and cocktails for the grown-ups).

More information is available here.      

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The River Grill & Bar Sol, Casa del Rio, Melaka

A candlelight dinner overlooking the Melaka River: even the most stoic of souls would admit its charm, especially after a night at The River Grill at Casa del Rio Melaka. It's only fair that the hotel's flagship restaurant shares the credit for amazing views with Bar Sol, which sits beside a rooftop infinity pool. During the MCO 2.0, The River Grill is open for dine-ins, delivery or takeaways from 12pm to 9pm daily.     

More information is available here.

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The Sunset Bar, Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu

Any high expectations conjured up by the name alone, 'Sunset Bar' are well founded: this swanky beachside watering hole at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort boasts a view that's worth a million bucks. Pick any table at the bar and you'll enjoy uninterrupted views of Sabah's unforgettable sunsets, or prolong the moment with a mojito in hand at the outdoor sun chairs overlooking the beach.

More information is available here