Prided as the world’s largest observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer is located at the Marina Bay area overlooking the Central Business District, the Integrated Resorts & Casino (under construction) and the Marina Barrage. Standing at a height equivalent to a 42 story building, the Singapore Flyer offers a 360 degrees panoramic view of the glittering lights offered by the Singapore night skyline.
Visiting the Singapore Flyer half a year after the opening, my first objective was to view how the giant structure was rotated. Interestingly, it is supported by a large set of wheels at the bottom of the structure that rotates at a very slow rate. This gives the visitor a leisurely half and hour ride round the Singapore Flyer. We have many more Singapore Vacation Information, Travel Review and Tourist Attractions Articles Now Available.
The Singapore Flyer building is also house to many good restaurants that offers good promotions and good food. There is also a fish spa massage! A spa whereby you dip your legs into a pool full of nibble fish. Very interesting experience. The experience would be complete by catching a meal or a fish spa prior to your trip round the world’s largest observation wheel. At the Singapore Flyer, the term “flight” is used to describe the ride. Taking the night flight, we were immediately treated to the colorful lights that decorates the entire Singapore Flyer. The cabin was wide and spacey giving us the freedom to move about and soak in to the 360 degrees panoramic view of the Singapore skyline. As the flyer rotates quietly and steadily, we were treated with views from different attitudes, each giving a whole new dimension to the already lovely sea of lights.
The first half of the journey right up to the “top of the world” (or the highest point) was filled with excitement. As we make the return journey down to ground zero, it is mainly time spent taking photos and videos. Singapore Flyer did do a good job of having a nice surprise right at the end of the flight. There is a scaled model of the Integrated resorts superimposed onto the skyline giving a view of the eventual look when it is completed in 2010. Nicely done! You can catch a glimpse of our ride on the wonderful Singapore Flyer on this link “Singapore Attractions”. We have many more South East Asia Vacation Information, Travel Review and Tourist Attractions Articles Now Available.