The Singapore Flyer has become an iconic landmark along the Marina Promenade ever since it started twirling in 2008. If I remembered correctly, it was sometime during the Chinese New Year holidays.
It has been four years since it opened its doors to tourists and locals a like and I am finally making my first trip in the Singapore Flyer in 2012.
The Singapore Flyer took about 2 and a half years to complete is the tallest Ferris wheel in the world at the point of this post ( 28 July 2012). I must have my disclaimers in place right? Since it is always so plausible that there will be another taller and bigger Ferris Wheel appearing in some parts of the world.
Passenger capsules are installed on the external circumference of the Flyer and they are fully air conditioned. There were a total of 28 capsules.
Queuing up to board the capsules.
The capusule has full glass walls which allows passengers to have a 360 degree view of the landscape and benches are available in the middle of the capsule for passengers to rest in the 30 minutes or so journey.
The capsules are rotated slowly as the main frame of the Ferris wheel makes its revolution.
At the highest point of the Singapore Flyer.
We went there at about 6 plus and by the time it was on its way down the other side, it was starting to get dark and we could catch a glimpse of the illuminated city.
As the capsules are in some motion, albeit very slow, I did get a bit of a headache as I have motion sickness problems.
The Singapore Flyer is a good way to slowly see the city and the sea beyond the Marina Promenade area.
But some people think that the ride was a little too long and can’t wait to get out
But if you don’t really have the time nor the patience to sit through the 30 mins ride, you can always consider heading to the top of Marina Bay Sands to enjoy the view at your own time and target.