Singapore Flyer stands at 165 metres tall and has caught up with The Star of Nanchang in Jiangxi, China & The London Eye of England in becoming the world’s largest ferris wheel since it was built in February 2008. This giant observation wheel forms a significant landmark in the city and has since reshaped Singapore’s skyline to some extent.
Gardens by the Bay, a 54-hectare garden tourist attraction has since been opened to the public in November 2011 on the eastern bay side, showcasing a variety of trees, flowers & plants of different regions under simulated climatic conditions, with two greenhouse flower domes and superstructures that replicate trees. Special lighting designs & effects come into play as the night falls, giving the bay horizon an interesting futuristic outline.
The whole project will span a good 101 hectares when it is fully completed. The Singapore Flyer gets a magnificent view of this new landmark, and our new downtown core as well as central business district Marina Bay.
Singapore flyer ticket rates are as follows: for Adults: $29.50, for Senior Citizens: $23.60, for Child: $20.65. Operating hours of the Singapore Flyer is from 8:00am to 10:00pm daily. The last flight is at 10:30pm. There are 28 capsules altogether and each capsule has a maximum capacity of 28 persons. The ride lasts about 30 minutes, completing one full oscillation. There are benches or ‘butt rests’ in every capsule, so you can take a seat while enjoying or taking photos of the views.
If you want an extraordinary experience, you can pick any of the special flights offered. The Signature Cocktail flight ticket prices (Adult: $69, Senior: $55.20, Child: $48.30) entitles you to a glass of award-winning cocktail blend with midori, gin & other fruit juices, giving you that stunning sea green presentation. Children are served special mix of mocktails. You get to keep the glass as a souvenier at the end of the flight. You may also like the Singapore Sling flight, where you will have a chance to try a glass of our very own Singapore Sling (Adult: $69)– a drink made famous worldwide by a local bartender working in Long Bar at Raffles Hotel since 1915. For an exquisite taste, go a notch higher and try the Moet & Chandon Champagne flight ($69), nicely served by the butler.
Many couples go for their anniversaries and Valentine’s Day celebration on this one – Sky Dining on Singapore Flyer ($269++) with full butler service. The duration for this flight is longer, 2 rotations lasting about an hour, as 4-course meals are served. Dinner times: 7:30 – 8:30pm or 8:30 – 9:30pm.
As with many places of interest in Singapore, you don’t have to worry over where to eat in Singapore Flyer. Just as you enter the main ground level from the multi-storey car park opposite Singapore Flyer, a variety of local foods await you. This part of the Singapore Flyer is termed to have the “Singapore Best Hawker Fare” as the food come from from all walks of famous stalls all over Singapore! Located along a man-made road, stalls simulating olden days food carts offer you the smell, tastes & sights of not just food, but the reminisces of the Singapore’s olden days during the 70s, interestingly depicted by artificial shop fronts, use of the olden tin cups for serving drinks, etc. Click here to find out more on the local food review.
For fast food lovers, you may wish to try Popeye’s Chicken just next to the ticketing booth, am American chain famous for their fried chicken. Seafood lovers who don’t mind spending a little more, head on to Seafood Paradise and soak in the sweeping view of sparkling Marina Bay. If you just want a drink, try an iced latte or fresh juices from Robert Paulig’s Robert’s Coffee just next to Popeye for a refreshing break.