Discover Singapore on top of Asia’s most iconic architectural and engineering marvel. Experience the breathtaking, panoramic views of Singapore and beyond. Witness and be inspired by the phenomenal growth and progress that Singapore has achieved from a humble fishing village to a cosmopolitan city. The Singapore Flyer, a giant Ferris wheel and described by its operators as an observation wheel, reaches 42 storeys high, with a total height of 165 m (541 ft), making it the tallest Ferris wheel in the world; 5 m (16 ft) taller than the Star of Nanchang, China and 30 m (98 ft) taller than the London Eye.
Situated on the southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land, it comprises a 150 m (492 ft) diameter wheel, built over a three-storey terminal building which houses shops, bars and restaurants, and 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 in Malaysia. It was officially opened to the public on 1 March 2008. Tickets for rides on the first 3 nights were sold out for S$8,888.00 (US$6,271), an auspicious number in Chinese culture. Each of the 28 air-conditioned capsules is capable of holding 28 passengers, and a complete rotation of the wheel takes about 30 minutes. Initially rotating in a counter-clockwise direction when viewed from Marina Centre, its direction was changed on 4 August 2008 under the advice of Feng Shui masters.
Check it out on www.singaporeflyer.com