Visitors to Singapore usually have a whole laundry list of things they want to visit, but one thing that no one should leave off their list is a visit to the Singapore Flyer. Sure, the economy in Singapore is great and there are a million great things to see, but if you want to see this amazing city state from where the birds see it, take a trip to the world’s largest observation wheel. Not only will you see the traffic and the amazing infrastructure, but the view from the Singapore Flyer reveals something about the tranquility of this amazing place as well.
Crowds gather to take the thirty minute ride inside one of twenty eight air conditioned cells. Each cell can hold up to twenty eight passengers and that means that in a single rotation there are more than 784 people enjoying the birds eye view of Singapore.
The Singapore Flyer was designed by Dr. Kisho Kurokawa of Japan. One of the world’s leading architects, he was inspired in it’s creation by the famous Eiffel Tower of Paris and the London Eye. In fact, what he created is the most sophisticated and hassle free such ride in the world!
Singapore Flyer air conditioned cell
Taking more than two years to complete and opened to the public in March of 2008, the Singapore Flyer stands 165 meters tall and takes up the same amount of ground space as two stadiums. From the top of the flyer on a clear day, you can see neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia. There isn’t much better than seeing three nations spread out below you as the sun rises or sets in incredible Southeast Asia.
View from the Top
Whether you are traveling alone or with family, this is a must see stop. The charm and beauty of the flyer makes it a modern wonder of the world and provides memories that will last a lifetime. The photo opportunities from the top of the Singapore Flyer are unmatchable and you will find that the thirty minutes is not nearly enough time to see and enjoy all of the amazing vista laid out before you.
In terms of price, this is an attraction where you get your money’s worth. In addition there are fun and useful souvenirs available for you to take home as mementos or gifts for loved ones.