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Fun Facts about the Flyer

How many men lying from head-to-toe make up the diameter of Singapore Flyer? Just exactly how tall is the Flyer? Discover some fun facts about one of the world’s largest giant observation wheels!

Vital Statistics

Diameter: Singapore Flyer is 150 metres in diameter – about the length of 87 Singaporean men lying down head-to-toe. The average Singaporean man is 1.72m tall.

Height: Singapore Flyer measures 165 metres in height – about the height of a 42-storey building. To amuse your child, describe the height as “31 male giraffes stacked on top of one another”. The average height of a giraffe is 5.3 metres.

Land area: Singapore Flyer stands on 33,700m2 or 363,000 ft2 – an area that will fit 172 tennis courts or 1,120 parking lots. A typical parking lot is 30m2.

Capsule size: Each capsule is 4 metres x 7 metres – about the size of a city bus. There are 28 capsules. Each capsule can carry up to 28 passengers.

Speed it travels: 0.24m per second, or 0.76km/h.

Total capacity per revolution: 784 passengers.

Boarding & Flying

Boarding: To board the capsule, you use the “step on platform” – it’s like walking on level ground into the capsule. There are two synchronised doors and two platforms on each side – making it easy for the elderly and those in wheelchairs to get on and off.

Rotation: Each rotation is about 30 minutes.

Smooth Rotation: Singapore Flyer is designed and built to rotate smoothly under various wind conditions at high altitudes – thanks to precision wind engineering.

View Radius: On board Singapore Flyer, you can see up to 45 kilometres away – that’s 3 kilometres more than the entire length of our island city. From the Flyer, you’ll be able to see Changi Airport, Sentosa Island, and even parts of Malaysia and Indonesia.

Design & Technology

Design: Singapore Flyer is the brainchild of world renowned architect Dr. Kisho Kurokawa (Japan) and architectural firm DP Architects (Singapore). The design is notably “avant-garde” – experimental and innovative while emphasizing simplicity and harmony.

Technological Wonder: Singapore Flyer uses a slim ladder truss rim – not the usual triangular rim used by other observation wheels.

Activities At The Flyer

Find fun-filled and relaxing activities at Singapore Flyer Retail Terminal. Specialty outlets like Flight Experience and XD theatre promise you a unique and exciting experience.

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Shopping At The Flyer

From Singapore Flyer mementos to watches and handbags, our retail shops promise a spread of merchandise to put the finishing touches to your Singapore Flyer experience.

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Dining At The Flyer

Take in the spectacular view while enjoying a delightful selection of local favourites and international cuisine.

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Take a relaxing stroll along the 5 winding access paths and enjoy the quiet serenity of our tropical rainforest.
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Find out what key landmarks you can observe from atop Singapore Flyer. See if you can spot them during your flight!
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Get directions to the Flyer, and other information on our facilities such as Car Park, Baggage Counter and Wheelchair Access.
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