1. Mount Everest: 8,848m
Just over 4,000 people have made it to the summit. Join them and enjoy the glow from knowing no one will ever go higher.
2. Tianmen Mountain glass walkway: 1,519m
China’s cliff-hugging attraction (below) serves no other purpose than to remind you of how tiny you really are.
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3. Empire State Building: 381m
It’s dwarfed today by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, but New York’s 102-storey leviathan (below) is still the best for the views you’ve seen in many films.
4. Macau Tower bungee: 233m
The world’s highest elasticated leap of faith (below) is even better after nightfall, when the city’s glittering skyline becomes a 200kph blur.
5. Marina Bay Sands: 200m
Fifty-seven floors up, Singapore’s (below) ultra-chic, just-for-guests infinity pool is the world’s highest hotel pool and well worth checking in for.
– TEXT BY MIKE PEAKE
This article was originally published by Singapore Press Holdings.