I did a 24-hour Singapore Stopover on my way through and had to visit the new Singapore Flyer, the world's biggest ferris wheel - sorry, "moving observation platform". I'd been on some big ferris wheels before and was pleased to see this one had very large and stable observation cabins.They easily fit a couple of dozen people, but while we were there, just 8 or so. the Flyer revolves very slowly so that you hardly feel you are moving. The views are spectacular, across the whole of Singapore city and the impressive port (container ships everywhere). We got a great view of some of the new architectural art being built in the city - the durian-inspired buildings, the Marina Mandarin which sports what looks like a giant ark atop three towers, a helix bridge said to be the world's first curved bridge; and a still-under-construction events centre featuring outstanding curved glass domes.
The Flyer was a great novelty on the upward flight, but the downward part went a little slowly for my 9-year-old son. I was in no rush, and I appreciated the air-conditioning.
The Singapore Flyer does sightseeing during the day and dining platforms in the evenings. Worth a visit even if you're on a short stopover.
Auckland Central, New Zealand, 31 October 2011 (Source: TripAdvisor)
Thank you and your team for a job well done!
It has been a wonderful and awesome experience for the birthday gals. Your staff have been most accommodating and patient with our requests. No words could describe how grateful I am for the set-up. And this experience and memories will stay with us for a very long time.
Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Kudos to your team!
Singapore, 29 November 2010
I booked the Moët and Chandon flight online before we left New Zealand and it was my favourite memory of Singapore.
When we arrived we got to wait in the air-conditioned lounge as opposed to standing in a queue. When it was our time we were escorted to the Moët and Chandon Capsule. When we entered, a waiter poured our drinks and then excused himself. Much to our delight, nobody else got on and we were the only two in the capsule for the trip. We felt very spoilt watching the other capsules packed full of people, as music played in the background.
We went on the 7pm flight, which was amazing and allowed us to get a magnificent view of Singapore in the setting sun. The full rotation took approximately 30 minutes.
In the days following, I checked out how much a glass of Moët was on the wine list of several bars and found that taking into account the cost of a Moët, we paid no more than the normal ticket price. I definitely recommend buying one of the Cocktail flights or the Moët flight when you book. It was worth the additional money.
Thank you Singapore Flyer! You created a night that I will never forget.
Dunedin, New Zealand, 12 August 2011 (Source: TripAdvisor)
My husband and I decided to do the cocktail flight as we were on holidays celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, and it was an experience not to be missed. Because of booking ahead and choosing this flight, we had a time that we were booked for, and we were taken from the book-in room by elevator to the entrance to the ride, taken in a different lane from the other people who were waiting for a regular flight, and shown to our capsule. We were the only 2 in our capsule, and it was tastefully decorated with lush seating etc, and we were given a souvenier glass to keep.
The ride was so smooth we could hardly tell we were moving, and as it was such a lovely day we could see forever. I have some great photos taken from up there, and the whole of Singapre is so green and clean with some architecture that has to be seen to be believed. The obligatory tourist photo was taken and available for purchase at the end of the ride, and I must say I was so surprised at the low cost. Recommend this attraction to everyone visiting Singapore!
Melbourne, Australia, 18 September 2012 (Source: TripAdvisor)
I would like to thank Joseph Ravindran Christie of Flyer’s Guest Services for making our trip to Singapore Flyer a very special one. Three couples went to the Flyer to renew our wedding vows, celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. Joseph was kind and very accommodating to our requests. The morning spent at the Flyer was most enjoyable!
Singapore, 28 February 2011
Awesome, eye-catching, educational! Gives us a glimpse of the past, present and future!
Punggol Primary School
Purchased the extra Singapore Sling and booked a late night (about 9.30pm) trip on my honeymoon. Timing was perfect as we got a capsule to ourselves with drinks and all. Amazing trip with music and drink, would definitely recommend.
Dunstable, United Kingdom, 8 October 2012 (Source: TripAdvisor)
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