Singapore is a modern city that features captivating landmarks. One of them is the Singapore Flyer that gracefully stands at 165 meters above sea-level, equivalent to a 42 storey building or 31 male giraffes stacked on top of each other. The largest Giant Observation Wheel in the world open to the public in September 2008 has definitely raised eyebrows of the world to look towards Singapore as a modern tourist destination.
This Giant Wheel occupies a permanent landmark in the Singapore Skyline and one of the things people look forward to when they visit Singapore. Placed beside the Singapore GP pit building next to the shores of the Kallang Basin, tourists and visitors can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city right from the eastern corner to the western corner of this beautiful city-state.
Singapore FlyerTour Ticket Price
The ticket prices for adults are S$33, S$21 for children between 3 to 12 years, and $$24 for senior citizens, who are above 60 years old.
Singapore Flyer Timing
The first flights take off at 8:30 am, and the last departure is at 10:30 pm. This offers guests the option to view the cityscape during the day or enjoy the sparkling views of the night. The last entry is at 10:15 pm.
How to get there
By Public Bus
The Marina Centre Bus Terminal placed at Raffles Boulevard is just two blocks away from the dazzling Flyer. There are regular buses from different parts of the city to this bus terminal. Take a slow, pleasant stroll to the Flyer from the terminal
You can board a taxi till the Singapore Flyer from your destination. But be sure that you confirm the price before you board the cab.
By MRT Train
The Promenade Station is at a stone throw away distance from the Flyer. Take the Exit A gate and follow the blue pedestrian signs indicating the directions towards the Singapore Flyer.
The imposing structure and capacity
The Singapore Flyer consists of ‘Capsules’ that makes up for the foundation of the Giant Ferris Wheel. It Took US $240 Million to build this imposing Ferris Wheel. Every capsule can accommodate up to 28 people at one point in time. Overall the Giant Wheel can accommodate approximately 784 passengers in one large round. There are 28 capsules installed on this 150 meters’ diameter Giant Wheel. Each capsule covers an area of 4×7 meters. Including an incredible area of the 33,700-meter square and parking space of 30-meter square, you will be short of words at the very first sight. Every ride on the Singapore Flyer lasts around 30 minutes, giving you full access to the alluring landscape of the city. Visitors can also enjoy a relaxing 360˚ view through the glass windows booming with a lush green atmosphere in the town. Ideally, visitors should allow one hour to enjoy and make maximum use of this captivating landmark of Singapore.
Design & Technology
Precision wind engineering has gone into the construction of the Giant Wheel. This helps the wheel to operate smoothly even under windy conditions on high altitude. Dr. Kisho Kurokawa, a renowned architect from Japan along with DP architects, were instrumental in building this captivating landmark in the city. A narrow ladder truss rim is used in the Singapore Flyer as compared to the triangular rim used in other Ferris wheels around the world.
Things to do:
All visitors’ check-in at the base of the Giant Wheel after purchasing their individual tickets at the entry gates. The guests pass through a multimedia gallery known as the Journey of Dreams before they head to the embarking point of the Ferris Wheel, known as the ‘step on platform.’ The guests’ check-in here for entering the Ferris Wheel. There are two synchronized platforms and doors on either side that is user-friendly for all age groups, even for the handicapped ones. Guests can also view the neighboring Sentosa Island and some parts of the Indonesia and Malaysia. The speed of the Flyer is slow enough for the guests to move in and out of the passenger capsule at the base. The average speed the flyer takes is roughly around 0.76 km/h.
All guests embarking on the journey of the Giant Ferris Wheel have the rare privilege of the exuberating experience like never before. The Singapore Flyer is a symbol of style, elegance, luxury, and comfort coupled with dazzling view of its surroundings in its 30-minute ride. Browse through the major highlights of the city all in one go. Some of the notable ones include the following:
- The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort
- National Gallery of Singapore
- The Fullerton Singapore Hotel
- Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
- Raffles Place
- Collyer Quay
- The Asian Civilizations Museum
- Clarke Quay
- Fort Canning Park
- The National Stadium – the Sports Hub of the city
- The Asian Civilizations Museum
- The Merlion Statue
- The Suntec City
- The Gardens by the Bay
- The Floating Stadium – the stadium on water
- The Marina Barrage
Dining and Shopping Options
Treat your taste buds with delightful treats at the incredible number of food outlets in the area. Some of the notable ones include Bayview Tandoor – authentic Indian, Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Seafood Paradise, O’Leary & Popeye’s – an American cuisine restaurant. Singapore Food Trail placed on level one of the Singapore Flyer is one of the hunting grounds for the people who wish to savor Singaporean delicacies. Try local treats like Fried Hokkien Mee, Fried Oyster Omelette, Beef Noodle, Chicken Rice, Fried Carrot Cake, Satay, Barbecue Seafood, and Prawn Noodles. There is plenty of options to quench or indulge in retail therapy with several shops lined up selling top-notch label watches, glares, crocodile skin products, souvenirs, and much more.
Experience the remarkable sights and sounds that define the beautiful city of Singapore. What more, the Yakult Rainforest, a landscaped rainforest that tantalizes your relaxing buds amidst the hustles and bustles of the busy city life. Enjoy the fascinating ride on the Singapore Flyer along with a host of wine, dine, shop, and relaxing options. This is bound to be one of the memorable trips of your life that will last a lifetime.