We went to Singapore Flyer on our last day in Singapore. Promenade MRT Station (Circle Line of Singapore MRT) is the closest station to this giant Ferris wheel. From there, it takes only 5 minutes walk to the Flyer.
Singapore Flyer is both the world’s largest and tallest Ferris wheel!
Here is a brief introduction on Singapore Flyer. Basically, it is the world’s largest and tallest Ferris wheel with a total height of 165 meters. The Flyer was constructed between 2005 and 2008. Situated at the reclaimed land of Marina Centre, the Ferris wheel was built over a three-storey building which houses shops, bars and restaurant. The architect is Kisho Kurokawa. For those uninitiated, this is the same architect who designs our very own Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
Singapore Flyer is officially opened for public visitation on March 1, 2008. There are altogether 28 air conditioned capsules installed on the Ferris wheel. And I came to know that each capsule is capable of holding a maximum of 28 passengers. It costs Singapore Dollar 29.50 per adult ticket during my visit there at the end of 2011. I think the ticket now costs Singapore Dollar 33, if I am not mistaken, but you can always save 10% by booking online at singaporeflyer.com, the official website of Singapore Flyer.
Back then, we bought tickets on the spot at ticket booth which is located at the entrance of the first floor. We then queued up along the long corridor for our turn to get into one of the capsules. As soon as we got into our capsule, I started to snap pictures outside. After all, the Singapore Flyer is the only place in Singapore that offers panoramic view of the Singapore city center, Batam and Bintan islands of Indonesia as well as Johor, Malaysia.
Just as I busily tried to bring Marina Bay Sands into focus, it started to rain outside! Gosh, would my first ever observation wheel trip deemed a failure? You know what; a complete rotation of the wheel only takes approximately 30 minutes. If it rained for the next half an hour or so, we would not be able to have any clear view outside, let alone snapping clear pictures!
Luckily, the rain started to subside after just 6 minutes. At this moment, we had a much clearer aerial view on the entire of Marina Bay. We can now see Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, ArtScience Museum, the Esplanade, Fullerton Hotel, Singapore Grand Prix Street Circuit, the Helix Bridge, Raffles Place, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Marina Bay Floating Platform and many other attractions.
Marina Bay Sands is gorgeous!
To me, Marina Bay Sands got to be the most attractive landmark in the area. Jam is so fascinated with its design of 3 hotel towers topped by a ship shaped SkyPark. Unfortunately, I missed out on a visit to Marina Bay Sands in this Singapore Free & Easy Trip. After all, this is the world’s most expensive standalone casino property! And how I wish to have a look at the infinity edge swimming pool in the SkyPark! I will be back!
This shall be the last post on my Singapore and Batam Island trip. In case if you miss out on some of my other great stories, do click on the link below for each individual story, would ya!
Raffles Place, Singapore
A Stroll along the Southern Bank of Singapore River
Getting to Merlion Park, Singapore
Finding Stamford Raffles
Bugis Street, Singapore
I Went to See Hindu Temple in Chinatown, Singapore!
I Was Interrogated by Police at Johor Bahru Customs
Tales of Johor Bahru Customs
Getting to Sentosa Island, Singapore
Getting to Universal Studios Singapore
Two Hours Queuing Inside Universal Studios Singapore!
Getting to Batam Island, Indonesia
Golden Prawn 555 Seafood Restaurant in Batam
Batam Miniature Park
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