Exploring the Singapore Flyer
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Even as a young nation, Singapore is peppered with so many iconic landmarks and historical buildings. If you only have a few days to explore the country, board the Singapore Flyer and see all these sites at one go.
With a height that’s estimated 45-storeys high, catch the panoramic view of the sunny island, be it day or night. You can even challenge yourself to recognise the island’s different monuments as you’re on board Asia’s largest observation wheel.
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Visiting the world’s largest giant observation wheel outside of USA
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The Singapore Flyer was the world’s largest giant observation wheel from 2008 to 2014 before the USA claimed the title. Building this 165 metre-tall observation wheel wasn’t an easy feat, requiring 2.5 years and a whopping $240 million to complete. Though the title isn’t with us anymore, it’s still the world’s 2nd largest as well as Asia’s largest giant observation wheel!
Since its opening, it has been hailed as a must-go for both tourists and locals. At the Flyer’s maximum height, you’ll get to see almost everything within a 45KM radius. From far-flung local monuments to neighbouring islands from Malaysia and Indonesia, that’s a whole lot to take in during a whole 30-minute revolution around the Flyer.
One-of-a-kind experiences onboard
Be sure to check out the easy-to-spot landmarks like Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore River
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It’s $33/ticket for a bird’s eye view of the country’s infrastructure. For those celebrating a special occasion, opt for the Premium Champagne Flight at $79/pax to enjoy a glass of bubbly and an assortment of chocolate.
If you’re chasing the ultimate Singaporean experience, take the Lion City’s iconic cocktail with you onboard. On the Singapore Sling Flight ($69), you’ll not only get a glass of the Singapore Sling but you’ll also get to ride on a VIP-themed capsule. Kids can also enjoy this VIP experience with a mocktail at $31/pax.
Check out more information about the experiences at Singapore Flyer.
Fine dining in the skies
Experience Premium Sky Dining onboard the Singapore Flyer
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The sky is literally the limit when it comes to impressing your boo with a fancy dinner date. The Flyer’s Sky Dining experience is priced from $328.90 for 2. This entitles you and your boo to dine in the skies for 2 rotations, and have an in-flight host to tend to your needs. For your 4-course meal, you can choose from Western, Chinese, or Vegetarian cuisines.
The Sky View Pavilion, overlooking the scenic Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay Sands.
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An exclusive dining experience typically comes with an exclusive price tag that’s not for everyone. However, the Sky View Pavilion offers highly-rated Cantonese cuisine with atas aesthetics at an affordable price point. As you chow down, you’ll get to enjoy the sights of Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay Sands. According to online reviews, be prepared to spend at least $50-$100/person, especially when you’re ordering fresh seafood.
Getting to Singapore Flyer
Promenade MRT station is the nearest station to Singapore Flyer, just an 8-minute walk from Exit A. If you’re the sort who’s easily lost, don’t fret – the route is dotted with direction signs that’ll lead you to the majestic observation wheel.
Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803
Opening Hours: 3PM-9PM, Daily*
Telephone: 6333 3311
*Phase 2 opening hours: 3PM-9PM on Thu – Sun & PH. Advance online reservation is required.
The Singapore Flyer experience
When there’s so many sites to see with so little time, hop on the Singapore Flyer for an awesome view of the country from up top. After getting off Asia’s largest giant observation wheel, you can treat yourself to some Cantonese fine dining for good dim sum, seafood, as well as desserts.
With a sight like no other paired with amazing food, be keen on booking your Singapore Flyer tickets and experience the sunny island from a different perspective.