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The Singapore Flyer – a giant Ferris wheel located in Singapore.




The Singapore Flyer is a giant Ferris wheel that is located in Singapore. The Singapore Flyer is located near the shore of Singapore’s Marina Bay, in an area of Marina Centre known as Marina Promenade.

Overview

• This flyer was constructed in 2005–2008.
• It is described by its operators as an observation wheel.
• It reaches 42 stories high.
• It has a total height of 165 m (541 ft).
• This flyer makes it the tallest Ferris wheel in the world.
• It is 5 m (16 ft) taller than the Star of Nanchang and 30 m (98 ft) taller than the London Eye.
• Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest observation wheel.
• The Flyer offers you breathtaking, panoramic views of the Marina Bay, our island city and beyond.
• There’s also a wide range of shops, restaurants, activities and facilities.
• It is situated on the southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land.
• This comprises a 150 m (492 ft) diameter wheel.
• It is built over a three-story terminal building.
• It offers broad views of the city centre and beyond to about 45 km (28 mi), including the Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan, as well as Johor, Malaysia.
• The final capsule was installed on 2 October 2007.
• The wheel started rotating on 11 February 2008.
• It officially opened to the public on 1 March 2008.
• Tickets for rides on the first 3 nights were sold out for S$8,888 (US$6,271), an auspicious number in Chinese culture.
• The grand opening for the Flyer was held on 15 April 2008.
• Each of the 28 air-conditioned capsules is capable of holding 28 passengers.
• A complete rotation of the wheel takes about 30 minutes.
• It was initially rotating in a counter-clockwise direction when viewed from Marina Center.
• Its direction was changed on 4 August 2008 under the advice of Feng shui masters.
• The development has a gross building area of approximately 16,000 m2 (172,000 sq ft), built on a 33,700 m2 (362,700 sq ft) site along the Marina Promenade.
• It was designed by Arup and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries with a capacity of up to 7.3 million passengers a year.
• The wheel features 28 air-conditioned capsules which, like those of the London Eye, are exo-capsules attached outward of the wheel structure.
• These offer the advantage of a continuously unobstructed view when the capsule is at the peak.
• Each capsule has a floor area of 26 m2 (280 sq ft).

Opening Hours
– Daily Flights*: 8:30am – 10:30pm
– Ticket Sales: 8:00am – 10:00pm
– Last Admission: 10:15pm

What can be viewed from the top?

• Collyer Quay
• Raffles Place
• The Fullerton Singapore
• Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay
• Merlion Park
• Empress Place
• Singapore River
• Padang
• Fort Canning Park
• The Float @ Marina Bay
• F1 Circuit
• The Helix Bridge
• Youth Olympic Park
• Marina Barrage
• Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort

Why to visit Singapore Flyer?

• It’s the world’s largest observation wheel.
• It’s the only place from where you can see Singapore’s magnificent cityscape.
• As the wheel turns, a visual 360° feast of iconic and historical landmarks and views from the Marina Bay to the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Merlion Park, Empress Place and the Padang can be experienced.
• There is no other place in Singapore that offers these breathtaking, magnificent day and glittering night views.
• You’ll get to see Asia’s first video technology.
• Check out the first inflated PufferSphere using internal projection in Asia.
• You’ll get to feast on famous local dishes.
• Seafood Paradise @ Flyer, a popular restaurant among locals, serves up signature local dishes such as chilli crab, butter crab, cereal prawns and drunken prawns.
• Singapore’s first 1960s-themed food street – Singapore Food Trail.
• You can chill out by the waterfront at Singapore’s first Urban Beach Bar.
• You’ll get to indulge in award-winning cocktails all under one roof.
• You’ll experience urban nature.
• You’ll be able to experience Singapore’s first real flight simulator.
• Fly a real 737 simulator.
• Your toes will be tickled by fishes: On Level 2 is a fish foot spa.

Some Special Attractions

1. Full Butler Sky Dining
• S$269++ per couple
• 10% off for online booking

2. High Tea Flight
• High Tea Flight atop the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel
• Adult: S$99++ for 2 persons
• Introductory Offer: 20% off for online booking, limited period only.

3. Singapore Sling Flight
• Adult: S$69nett 20% off for online booking

4. Singapore Flyer City Pass
• Adult: S$49
• Child: S$38

5. Signature Cocktail Flight
• Adult: S$69.00 Child: S$48.30 Senior: S$55.20 10% off for online booking

Places to see in Singapore

1. Beaches and Tourist Resorts
• Three beaches on Sentosa and its southern islands.
• East Coast.

2. Culture and Cuisine
• Chinatown for Chinese treats
• Little India for Indian flavors
• Kampong Glam (Arab St) for a Malay/Arab experience
• East Coast for delicious seafood

3. History and Museums
• The Bras Basah area east of Orchard.
• North of the Singapore River: Singapore’s colonial core

4. Nature and wildlife
North and West
• Singapore Zoo
• Night Safari
• Jurong Bird Park
• Botanical Gardens
• Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
• Pulau Ubin, an island off the Changi Village in the east
• Tortoise and turtle sanctuary in the Chinese Gardens on the west side of town

5. Skyscrapers and Shopping
• Orchard Road
• Singapore River
• Bugis and Marina Bay

6. Places of Worship
• Vast Kong Meng San Phor Kark
• Monastery near Ang Mo Kio
• Colorful Sri Mariamman Hindu temple in Chinatown
• Psychedelic Burmese Buddhist Temple in Balestier
• Stately Masjid Sultan in Arab Street

Things to do in Singapore

• Golfing
• Surfing
• Scuba diving
• Ice skating
• Snow skiing
• Gambling
• Races
• Spas
• Swimming
• Water-skiing
• Wake-boarding
• Windsurfing
• Canoeing
• Cable-Skiing
• Wave surfing

Best time to visit/climate

– Singapore is located a mere 1.5 degrees north of the Equator.
– Weather is usually sunny with no distinct seasons.
– Rain falls almost daily throughout the year.
– Most rainfall occurs during the northeast monsoon (November to January).
– Between May and October, forest fires in neighboring Sumatra can also cause dense haze.
The temperature averages around:
– 30°C (84°F) daytime, 24°C (76°F) at night in December and January.
– 32°C (90°F) daytime, 26°C (81°F) at night for the rest of the year.

Location on Google Maps


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How to get there to Singapore Flyer?

Getting to Singapore Flyer is by MRT, taxi, public bus or by car.
Address
Singapore Flyer Pte Ltd
30 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039803

1. By Mass Rapid Transport (MRT)
• The Promenade Station (Circle Line, CC4) provides you with a fuss-free, mere five-minute walk to Singapore Flyer.
• Take Exit A and look out for blue pedestrian signs to Singapore Flyer.

2. By Car
• Singapore Flyer is located just at the fringe of town.
• It takes you about 5 minutes to get there from the Central Business District (CBD), 10 minutes from Orchard Road and 20 minutes from Changi Airport.
• If you are driving to Singapore Flyer, we have a multi-storey car park with 284 lots and 3 handicapped lots, and a special coach bay for 25 tour buses.

FREE LUNCH TIME PARKING: Every Day from 12pm to 2pm.
Note: Free lunch time parking will commence at 12pm sharp till 2pm.

3. By Taxi
– Flag down a taxi and ask them to take you to Singapore Flyer at Raffles Avenue.
– Alight at the taxi stand. There are taxi pick-up and drop-off points at the entrance of the Flyer.

4. By Bus
• You can catch public buses 106, 111 and 133 to Temasek Avenue.
• Singapore Flyer is just across the road.

5. By Water Taxis
• Singapore Flyer to ArtScience Museum Jetty (North Entrance) : $4 one way
• Singapore Flyer to Merlion Park : $4 one way
• Singapore Flyer to Boat Quay : $8 one way
• Singapore Flyer to Clarke Quay : $12 one way

Operating hours:
9am – 10pm (Last service at 9:30pm)
Estimated waiting time:
10 – 15 mins
There will be no river taxi on 24 – 28 May 2012.

How to get to Singapore?

1. By Plane
• Singapore is one of Southeast Asia’s largest aviation hubs.
• The easiest way to enter Singapore is by air in addition to flag-carrier Singapore Airlines.
• Its regional subsidiary is SilkAir.
• Singapore is also home to low-cost carriers Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia and Scoot.
• Changi airport: The country’s main airport and major regional hub status.
• Seletar Airport: Seletar Airport is Singapore’s first airport.

2. By Road
• Singapore is linked by two land crossings to Peninsular Malaysia.
• The Causeway is very popular.

3. By Bus
There are buses to/from Kuala Lumpur (KL) and many other destinations in Malaysia through the Woodlands Checkpoint and the Second Link at Tuas.
Major operators include:
– Aeroline
– First Coach
– NiCE
– Transnasional
– Transtar

4. By Train
• Singapore is the southern terminus of Malaysia’s Keretapi Tanah Melayu network.
• There are two day trains (the Ekspres Sinaran Pagi and Ekspres Rakyat) and a sleeper service (Ekspres Senandung Malam) daily from Kuala Lumpur.
• A day train (the Lambaian Timur departing Singapore at 4:45AM).
• Sleeper (Ekspres Timuran departing at 6PM) daily along the “Jungle Railway” between Singapore and Gua Musang.

5. By Boat
Getting to/away from the ferry terminals:
• HarbourFront FT: Located next to HarbourFront MRT station.
• Tanah Merah FT: Get off at Bedok MRT station and catch bus No. 35 to ferry terminal.
• Changi FT: No bus stop nearby, take a taxi from Changi Village or Tanah Merah MRT.
• Changi Point FT: Take bus No. 2, 29 or 59 to Changi Village Bus Terminal and walk to the ferry terminal.

6. Cruises
• Star Cruises offers multi-day cruises from Singapore to points throughout Southeast Asia, departing from HarbourFront FT.
• Common destinations include: Malacca, Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Penang, Langkawi, Redang and Tioman in Malaysia, as well as Phuket,Krabi, Ko Samui and Bangkok in Thailand.
• There are also several cruises every year to Borneo (Malaysia),Sihanoukville (Cambodia), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and even some 10 night long hauls to Hong Kong.

Some travel books from Amazon about Singapore

Lonely Planet Singapore Frommer’s Singapore Day by Day Malaysia and Singapore

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at hotels.online.com.sg
Hotels at expedia.co.in

Blogs / Sites about The Singapore Flyer

Blogs at singaporeflyer.com
Blogs at wikipedia.org
Blogs at viator.com
Blogs and reviews at carlosmeliablog.com

Images and photos of The Singapore Flyer

Images at google.com
Images at goseasia.about.com
Images at wikipedia.org
Images at images of singaporeflyer.com

Videos of Singapore Flyer






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