For around $30SD you can see bird’s eye view of Singapore for 30 minutes on Singapore High Flyer. It is Singapore answer to the London Eye but taller. The Singapore High Flyer is 165 meter high. They say on a clear day you could see Malaysia and Indonesia, we didn’t all we saw was Singapore and that’s good enough.
We finalized our few last hours in the Singapore before heading in Malaysia and thought of visiting the Singaporean Flyer. It's a must see tourist attraction since it's nestled within the attractive view of the Marina Bay aside from having the title as the world's largest giant observation wheel which surpassed the London Eye and the Star of Nanchang in China.
What's really amazing here is the capsule which is UV protected for the passenger's comfort and also its capability to accommodate 28 people! amazing right!? It will be a great experience if you can have a 360 degrees view of the city. The SG flyer will never fail to provide you various options with shopping, entertainment and dining experiences! The SG flight experience costs 30 SGD for 30 minutes. Opens daily 830-1030pm.
Unfortunately, we weren't able to ride the flyer due to a long line of passengers at 10am! So we just roamed around the Marina bay. But we were able to have a closer look of the capsule since before coming at the entrance of the flyer, they have a displayed capsule outside.
Honestly, I enjoyed the view outside the flyer. We sat on a bench overlooking the splendid Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort while a wedding photo shoot was being held infront of us.
At 165m off the ground, the Flyer presents fantastic views of Singapore, especially Marina Bay and what will be the new Botanic Gardens.
There are a range of shops and restaurants on the ground, including the Fish Spa.
Check out their website for special flight details.
Like what i've said, the singapore flyer has 28 self contained capsules that can accomodate up to 28 people maximum per capsule and the average time for each rotation is about 37 minute and while riding inside, you will not feel cramped if you are a company of 10 persons or less and if you feel dizzy while standing and seeing the views outside, you can sit at the chair in the middle. the capsule have a 360 degree field view so you can savor the assorted sights around singapore for the whole 37 minutes. Taking the Singapore Flyer ride is definitely a nice experience.
the unique special coaches and night view of the flyer. Like what I've said in my first singapore flyer tip, The flyer has a few specialized coaches to cater to individuals who want to experience a diiferent atmosphere while riding the flyer and are willing to pay for the privilege and that is the folowing:
Full Butler Sky Dining from S$249 per couple (having a set meal at night for a couple with a butler and having 2 rotations on the flyer instead of one, riding in the Special Dining Capsule)
VIP Signature Cocktail Flight S$69.00 (adult) S$48.30 (child) S$55.20 (seniors): having unlimited assorted cocktails for the adults (alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks) and mocktails (for the kid, definitely non alcoholic) for one turn of 27 minutes.
Moët & Chandon Champagne Flight - S$69.00 (this is self explanatory, having a Luxe Champagne by Moet and Chandon unlimited glass for one round on the flyer for 37 minutes).
Assorted views of singapore from the flyer since you will see a panoramic and sweeping views of around the singapore marina and beyond from a height of 150 meters above sea level that will leave you spellbound like me hehehe. Among the views that you will be able to see once you identified them are the following:
The Fullerton Singapore
Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay
Fort Canning Park
Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort (my favorite area)
go ahead and try to identify them all while on board the Singapore flyer.
more tips around the complex. Although the main attraction here is the Flyer, they also have other activities around the complex like the Mini Museum about the Flyer located at the entrance to the Flyer at the ground floor, the Flight Experience ( a simulated airplane ride), Kenko Reflexology & Fish Spa (of hich the creepy little fishes will eat dead skin around your legs), Ultimate Drive (a driving simulator) which all have separate entrance fees. They also have assorted dining and shopping activities inside the complex and don't forget the huge souvenir shops located at the second level just after exiting the Flyer ride.
One of the largest flyers or ferris wheels in the world and the view of Singapore here are simply spectacular with a height of 150 meters so at present is the tallest ferris wheel in the world with about 28 air-conditioned capsules is capable of holding 28 passengers, and a complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 37 minutes. They have unique casules for the specials like the Dinner flight and the cocktail flight.
the tickets booths:
1) Promenade Foyer, Level 1 (Between Popeyes and Seafood Paradise)
2) Baggage Counter, Level 1 (Coach Bay Area
Daily Flights*: 8:30am – 10:30pm
Ticket Sales: 8:00am – 10:00pm
* Last Admission: 10:15pm
Pricing: adult child senior
Singapore Flight S$29.50 S$20.65 S$23.69
Full Butler Sky Dining from S$249 per couple
VIP Signature Cocktail Flight S$69.00 S$48.30 S$55.20
Moët & Chandon Champagne Flight - S$69.00 -
Express Boarding Flight S$52.00 S$36.40 S$41.60
The Singapore Flyer is one of the newest attractions in town and from the top you can see as far as Indonesia and Malaysia.
At 165m high, the Singapore Flyer is (or maybe was) the world's largest observation wheel.
There are 28 capsules about the size of a small bus and each of them can take a maximum of 28 people.
We went in the morning of a weekday and were lucky enough to have the whole capsule to ourselves.
You can see the progress of construction of the new Integrated Resort , the CBD, Marina Bay area and the Benjamin Sheares Bridge.
The 30 min ride normally costs S$29.50 but I was able to get a 15% corporate discount through the very helpful imstress.
There's also a wide range of shops, restaurants, facilities and other activities nearby.
Daily Flights: 8.30am - 10.30pm
Ticket Sales: 8.00am - 10.00pm
Singapore flyer is the best place to take a bird’s eye view of Singapore. It gives you a panoramic view of the city. Formula 1 track passes by Singapore flyer. It gives a breath taking view of the huge skyscrapers, Marina Bay, Floating Theatre, Esplanade Garden, ships sailing in the sea, city skyline, etc.
You also get a lot of information about the Singapore through the radio provided to you while entering the flyer. Beneath the giant wheel of the flyer is the eco park. They have created a forest. Pond inside the park has lots of colorful fishes and turtles. You can also pick-up some souvenirs from the boutiques in the complex.
The world's biggest observation wheel will take you 165 meters up in the air, and give you an amazing view over Singapore.
My dear girlfriend opted to take me here on the eve of the National Day of Singapore, where we would look out over the fantastic fireworks while we were sipping on the champagne included in champagne tour.
Unfortunately the organizers failed to take us up in time, so the fireworks were seen from the ground, and the champagne we got afterwards in the lounge.
Not that I complained though. The 30-minute-ride in the wheel was truly fantastic, and most of the time you have the best view over the city.
The wheel move so slowly that you really don't notice it, and during the one round you'll be able to see all sides possible of Singapore.
We took the evening ride, but I would think that the day trip is fantastic too.
Prices are okay, going from 29,50 singapore dollar (16 euro), when just the ride is included. A champagne ride is instead from 69 S$ and up.
The wheel has been up since March 2008 and took 2,5 years to build. Just 4,5 month after its opening the ticket sales passed one million riders. Just amazing!
On special occasions they are also making special trips, as during the Formula 1 race on the 28th of September this year.
Although I must say that they exagerated quite much... Paying S$250 (125 euro) for a 30 minute-ride during the race...?? Really...? And then the fee to enter the race area isn't included either. If you want the champagne to flow freely you just double the sum and you're in...
My trip on the National Day was one of the best things I did during my 2-weeks-stay. The view was just amazing and the setting was really romantic.
In the end the organizers also gave us a full refund, a new champagne tour, plus free champagne, beer and strawberrys in the lounge since they had failed to get us up in time.
Tickets can be booked online and then picked up at the wheel on the day of take off. Make sure to be there 30 minutes before scheduled take off so you don't miss it.
If you thought the london eye was the biggest ferris wheel in the world then you are wrong.
Singapore beat in 2008 with the Singapore flyer which is 165 meters tall and overlooks Singapore harbour.
It has had some problems the first year though and was closed down for repair whan i was there in december 2008, but it's up and running as i am writing this, so if you are not afraid of hights then this might be what you are looking for.
Getting a holistic view of the fast developing Singapore Marina waterfront area and the Singapore Central Business District skyline on the Singapore Flyer has never been easier. Take a ride on the mega observation wheel and you’ll be able to proudly say that you’ve seen the whole of Lion City.
Just like the Eiffel Tower of Paris, the London Eye of London and the Empire State Building of New York, Singapore Flyer is destined to be one of the biggest attractions in Singapore. Your visit to Singapore can never be a success without taking a flight up the giant wheel.
The Flyer stands at a stunning height of 165 meters, which is about as tall as a 42 storey building. To date, it is the largest observation wheel in the world (30 meters taller than London Eye). The Singapore Flyer comes with 28 observation capsules, and each observation cabin could ferry 28 people up the wheel. The observation cabins are air-conditioned and covered with tinted UV-protected full glass panels offering you a panoramic 360-degree look at Singapore.
As the glass panels are wrapped around the observation cabin like a capsule, taking pictures of the country’s skyline from within can be a challenge mainly due to reflections caused by the curved glass, especially if you are taking a night ride with the Flyer. One tip – hold your camera lens as close to the glass panel as possible to reduce any reflection.
On a clear day, you could see as far as parts of neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia islands of Batam and Bintan. The Flyer is also a perfect spot to admire the Singapore Formula 1 race (Formula 1 Pit Building is just beside) and some of the upcoming prestigious world-class events like the Formula 1 power boat race etc. Be sure to book in advance.
Sitting on a three storey retail center, the Singapore Flyer terminal is an entertainment center and a waterfront dining promenade offering an exciting array of retail, souvenir and F&B outlets. You can rest assured that the fun doesn't just end after your 30 minutes ride.
The Singapore flyer was a great experience for the price I think it is worth it especially if you can go around sunset. we were a little early about 15 mins to early to get on...This was where I told my husband that we were going to Vietnam for a week so was a very exciting night.
The Singapore Flyer is an urban architecture that is famed to be the World's largest Giant Observation Wheel till date. It is at a towering height of 165m (almost 42 storeys) and as the Flyer lifts you gradually higher into the skies, the lush tropical greenery that gives Singapore its reputation for being a garden city will emerge – a picturesque masterpiece of urban architecture that will stir your spirits.