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
… Boarding the all-glass capsule that slowly ascends from ground level to an altitude of nearly 200 metres to afford 360-degree views of Singapore and even into the distance parts of Malaysia and Indonesia.… the Flyer also offers a Champagne Flight with Moët and Chandon champagne and a plate of strawberries and chocolate – really romantic.
After a trip on the Flyer, you can try flying a Jumbo Jet in the flight simulator which can be found in the Flyer complex. It is an exhilarating experience and any budding pilot can choose from over 2000 airports and a myriad of flight destinations. Great fun!
Bangkok, Thailand, 20 April 2009 (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
We booked the Singapore Sling package online before arriving in Singapore. There was a promotion on at the time so the tickets cost approx S$55 each. We had the cabin to ourselves and the cocktail made it a very nice way to see the Singapore skyline. Definitely worth it.
Perth, Australia, 9 July 2011 (Source: TripAdvisor)
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