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Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

Gotten an invitation to experience Singapore Flyer (新加坡摩天观景轮) – the world’s largest observation wheel (for now). It is 42 stories high, with a total height of 165 m (541 ft), and is taller than London Eye. Singapore Flyer is located at Marina Centre and offers breathtaking panoramic view of Singapore‘s Marina Bay and beyond. Here I am, standing at the platform awaiting to board the capsule.

Singapore Flyer

Looking down from the capsule. For info, the wheel will rotate at clockwise direction when viewed from Marina Centre.

Singapore Flyer

On the Singapore Flyer, you can also see the numerous hotels and shopping malls around Marina Bay area – Ritz Carltion Singapore, Pan Pacific Singapore, Suntec City Mall, Millenia Tower, etc.

Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer over looking “The Float at Marina Bay” and “Esplanade“.

Singapore Flyer

The illumination outside of the Singapore Flyer will change different colours!

Singapore Flyer

After alighting the capsule, you will pass by a souvenir shop where you can get stuffs for your loved ones. 🙂

Singapore Flyer

Spotted a small model of Singapore Flyer in the souvenir shop too!

Singapore Flyer

Wahahaaha, I returned the next day to take a flight at Singapore Flyer again – this time during the day time. Oh yes, there is a number of impressive selection of food & beverage outlets at Singapore Flyer too!

Singapore Flyer

After showing the tickets, you will have to go through security checks. Very much like taking a flight? 😛

Singapore Flyer

Prior to taking the capsule, I stopped by the washroom as the flight will take around 30mins. Outside of the washroom, there is a tenant called “PictureWorks” where your photos can be taken and then superimposed onto the various available background of Singapore Flyer.

Singapore Flyer

Joining in the queue and waiting to board the capsule at the platform. There are a total of 28 air-conditioned capsules, each one the size of a bus and able to take on up to 28 passengers. So it will not be a long wait.

Singapore Flyer

If you are celebrating any special occasion, you might want to look at the different packages offered by Singapore Flyer at their webby – http://www.singaporeflyer.com/. You can wine, dine and admire fantastic panoramic views of Marina Bay at the same time! Looks really happening!

Singapore Flyer

Here you can see the F1 Track (Singapore Grand Prix), Marina Barrage, Marina Bay Golf Course (extreme left) and the upcoming Gardens By the Bay (extreme right).

Singapore Flyer

F1 Pitstop (Singapore Grand Prix) and Marina Bay Golf Course. The area that is under development and also in-front of the Marina Bay Golf Course is The Garden at Marina East (See Gardens By the Bay) .

Singapore Flyer

Looking down from the capsule. This time during day time. 😛

Singapore Flyer

Day view of Ritz Carltion Singapore, Pan Pacific Singapore, Suntec City Mall, Millenia Tower, etc.

Singapore Flyer

Upcoming integrated resort which is expected to open in 2010 – Marina Bay Sands. Looking forward to it!

Singapore Flyer

Day view of “The Float at Marina Bay” and “Esplanade“. Now I can see clearly that the platform stage is now used as a football field. 😛

Singapore Flyer

I noted there are precautions (netting) taken in case of any accidents occurring. Anyway, the capsules are moving at slow speeds and it can be easily boarded or alighted.

Singapore Flyer

Finally, leaving you with a shot of Singapore Flyer against the clear blue sky. I had a good time experiencing both day and night rides at Singapore Flyer – each have it’s own beautiful as well as captivating points and it’s a matter of individual preferences to choose which to experience. Please do visit http://www.singaporeflyer.com/ for more information and packages available. Have fun!

Photos on this blog post are taken on Panasonic DMC-LX3K 10.1MP Digital Camera.

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