Yet to be drawn into the hall of fame, CÉ LA VI is gunning for a spot in the global arena of dance music as one of the world's top 100 clubs. Here's why it deserves your vote
1. You might just bump into a celebrity.
Positioned smack in the centre of where all the activitiy is (think: F1 Night Race, National Day celebrations, Singapore International Film Festival), CÉ LA VI has seen their fair share of celebrities. Among them are Alesso, Avicii, Cee Lo Green, David Beckham, Ellie Goulding, Fernando Alonso, Justin Bieber and Gordon Ramsay.
2. There's always something going on.
This adult playground is open every night. That's right, whichever day you choose to live it up, there's bound to be something brewing at the rooftop. Daily sunset sessions are great for an intimate tête-à-tête with a prospective partner, or choose from one of their seven nights to party with your good old girl squad. They've all the genres covered, so whether you're a Monday DYSKO kind of clubber or prefer to enjoy the feel-good top 40s, CÉ LA VI will sate the senses. For the ladies, a bonus prize worth $2,500 is up for grabs every Wednesday.
3. The views are pretty much unbeatable.
Pursue pleasure at one of Singapore's highest watering holes. Perched atop 57 levels of Marina Bay Sands, the club undoubtedly boasts the best 360-degree views of Singapore, giving a peek of both the colonial buildings of yore to the glitzy heights dotting the country's skyline. With an alfresco terrace, you can really get up close to the edge.
4. International expertise in the comfort of home.
Boasting the largest resident DJ team in Singapore, familiar names under the lineup include Brendon P (Zouk, kyo), Stephen Day (from Ministry of Sound Singapore, The Vault), Andrew T (Butter Factory) and Joshua P (Ministry of Sound, Fashion Bar). They might even surprise you with a celebrity DJ — having attracted an international crowd, CÉ LA VI has played host to the likes of DJ Cassidy, Jazzy Jeff, Samantha Ronson, Lil' Jon, Cash Money and DJ Spinbad.
5. It's a homegrown brand that stays loyal to their roots.
Billed to be "the love child of Southeast Asian creativity and international hedonism", CÉ LA VI retains its Asian roots in the execution of its décor and cuisine. Designed by Hong Kong-based firm AB Concept, the décor pays tribute to 16th century Javanese poetry and prints and 18th century Balinese woodwork. It also takes architectural cues from the lost ninth century Khmer empire of Angkor Wat. Head mixologist Knut Randhem crafts Asian-inspired cocktails such as Whisky Charlie Mango, which features Hakushu 12 years Japanese whisky with homemade mango cordial, lemon and chilli bitters.
Vote for CÉ LA VI from now till 19 February at DJMag's website here.