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The Singapore Flyer
Viewing the beauty of Singapore landscape without obstruction
The Singapore Flyer is said to be of about 165 meter height and has a mammoth structure, therefore, earning the name of the world’s largest Giant Observatory Wheel.
It was in September 2005, that public announcements were made to introduce it with a great bang for the whole world to experience. In 2008, an official grand opening took place along Raffles Ave., and it is considered to be the Asia’s biggest and a highly significant tourist attraction.
Its structure and capacity
These are rather termed as ‘capsules’ and are the foundation for the flyer. Every capsule comfortably accommodates 28 people and has a total capacity to hold 784 passengers.
The entire ride on it lasts about 30 minutes, enough for the individual to enjoy the surroundings and the beautiful lush scenery.
Having Bird’s Eye View from the Singapore Flyer
People who have boarded the flyer can relate the experience that they had on boarding it. The view from the flyer is simply majestic something that can be cherished for a long time. at the same time, it also lets the person to have a wonderful view of the Collyer Quay, Marina Bay Sands IR, Raffles Place, (The chief Central Business District of Singapore), Fullerton Singapore (a Prestigious 5 star hotel), Esplanade-Theatres on Bay (Performance arts hall), Merlion Park (an 8.6 meter iconic tourist attraction), Asian Civilization Museum, nightlife lines-up that includes Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay, Boat Quay; and the Fort Canning Park. One also can enjoy the Floating Stadium which is the largest floating water performance stage in the world.
You can have a 360 degree bird’s eye view of the well known sounds and sights of the city, cleanly summarized in a nutshell. The rotating wheel is estimated to be about S$240 million.
The experience that you derive here is simply breathtaking. At the same time, you can also come closer to Mother Nature when taking a stroll through the Yakult Rainforest, present within the Flyer grounds. It does create quite a relaxing atmosphere that you can enjoy fully.
Choices in Shopping and Dining
The people of Singapore are mostly seen engaged in two favorite pastimes, which has rather become a sort of a culture and that is eating and shopping! At the flyer, you can find shops that are known to sell crocodile skin products, branded watches, souvenirs and sunglasses that can be an exciting purchase.
Also, there are present several food joints that do serve lip smacking and delicious food that are simply irresistible. The popular names out here that can be frequented are Ya-Kun Kaya Toast, Seafood Paradise, O’Leary’s and Popeye’s (an American all time hit) and also the Bayview Tandoor (An Indian delight).
Another exciting place for hunting food is the Singapore Food Trail that is located at level-1 of Singapore Flyer. Here, you can order for Chicken Rice, Fried Carrot Cake, Fried Hokkien Mee and Satay. Besides these, you can also try out Prawn Noodle, Fried Oyster Omlette, Beef Noodle and Barbecue Seafood, which are local hits.
Timing: 8:30am – 10:30pm regularly (last entry at 10:15pm)
The tickets for Child is S$21 (3-12 years old), Seniors S$24 (Over 60 years old), Adult S$33. Online purchase can help you to get around 10% discounts, which is indeed a good saving and can be used for shopping other items. For details dial (65) 63333311.
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Online Flyer ticket booking details
If you are interested to book the tickets online, then you need to visit the official Flyer website that is easy to navigate and understand. Simply click on the ‘select flight’ option that is located at the top right corner. Select ‘Singapore Flight’. Now, follow the steps that are given below to complete the details for the order and to avail the tickets for the flyer.
- Select desired date for riding the flyer. Choose a date and the month that suits your requirements. It is very easy and just requires you to navigate as given.
- The next thing to do is to book the number of tickets that is needed by you. This can be done by just clicking on drop down button that is present.
Now, click on ‘proceed’ button that would take you to another page, where you need to fill in information on credit card and personal details to complete the booking procedure and making the payment.
If you plan to avail the Flyer and also enjoy with it the other attractions around Marina Bay such as Capt. Explorer DUKW tour, FunVee Open Top Bus Hopper, Singapore River Cruise, Gardens-By-the-Bay, you can simply go to our Singapore City Tour shop to purchase more attractions at discounted price.
How to reach Singapore Flyer?
Via MRT Train
You need to board the Circle Line MRT-Train towards Promenade Station. Then Take A Exit after getting down from the train. On coming out, you can view a junction to the left, which is to be crossed and go to Temasek Ave. On approaching the next junction, the flyer can be seen to the left, which is just at a distance of 10 minutes.
Via Public Bus
The Marina Central Bus Terminal is situated at Raffles Boulevard. It is just two blocks away of the flyer. The following bus numbers can be taken to the bus terminal and then you can walk a small distance to reach the flyer: 3N, 6N, 2N, 1N, 5N, 4N, NR5, NR2, NR8, NR7, 75, 56, 171, 77, 960, and 195.
Visiting Singapore Flyer from Orchard Rd.
You can take bus number 106 from Orchard Road and get down at Temasek Ave. that is opposite to The Ritz Carlton. This journey is likely to take around twenty minutes and the bus rate is S$1.50 or less. From here, you need to walk to the flyer which will take only 5 minutes. The bus can be boarded at any of the following stops located along Orchard Rd.
- Lucky Plaza
- Delfi Orchard
- Dhoby-Ghaut MRT Station (Just outside Plaza Singapura)
- Midpoint Orchard
- Royal-Thai Embassy
- Singapore Concorde Hotel
In case, you plant to board the bus at Tang Plaza bus stop, then you can avail 171 and 77 that terminates at Marina Central Bus Terminal that is walkable distance to the flyer by just two blocks.
At the Singapore flyer, you can get immense entertainment, fun and at the same time, shop, dine, relax and have wine according to your preference and choice, while viewing the city 360 degrees and get to see the whole of it, thereby deriving optimum pleasure.