The Singapore Flyer is an enormous ferris wheel that was built in 2008. It is more referred to as an “Observation Wheel”. It reaches 42 stories high, with a total height of 165 meters tall. It is the tallest in the world.
Each of the 28 air-conditioned capsules is capable of holding 28 passengers, and a complete rotation of the wheel takes about 30 minutes. Initially rotating in a counter-clockwise direction when viewed from Marina Centre, its direction was changed on 4 August 2008 under the advice of Feng Shui masters.
We got a discount because we bought our tickets on the bus, however they were still S$29.50 each.
Inside the base of the wheel was pretty awesome.
The inside had a lot of information and was very well designed. Photo capabilities were limited because of the low lighting. So we couldn’t get enough photos to show you how the whole experience. We were also hurried along by the staff working there.
The view from the capsule is amazing!!
We had to share our capsule with another couple and a family. After we took all the photos we wanted we did some eavesdropping on the family. Catherine and I have a fun game where we try to guess what country people are from by listening to their accents or language. The lady behind me was petrified of heights. For the entire duration of the “flight” she kept her head down and wouldn’t move. Catherine was pretty entertained by the daughter trying to get her mothers attention towards the view.
Speaking of which, I have a mild phobia of heights. I tried not to look down too often. I know you wouldn’t be able to tell because of all the high buildings and towers that we visit, but its true. I am nervous each time.
Below was the Singapore F-1 street race track
Me and My Princess.
Don’t look down!
After awhile I just sat down and tried not to look around to much until we were back on the ground.
This was the cool cartoon map of all the sights from the Flyer. Catherine wanted to keep it but we were traveling light, so we took a photo of it 🙂
At this stage of the rotation we got a great view of the bay area.
The wheel never actually stops. We had to just jump out, quickly, to avoid severe death! 😉