Last November, while I was in Singapore for a cousin’s wedding, I visited the Singapore Flyer. The following is how the official website describes the Singapore Flyer.
Singapore Flyer is Asia’s Largest Giant Observation Wheel. Standing at a stunning 165m from the ground, the Flyer offers you breathtaking, panoramic views of the Marina Bay and beyond. There’s also a range of shops, restaurants and facilities.
I took the MRT to the Promenade Station (Circle Line) and from there it was about a five minute work to the base of the Singapore Flyer. Tickets were purchased at the counter there at SGD$33. After purchasing my ticket, I joined the line to enter the Wheel.
Flying in the Singapore Flyer
The attendants filled each capsule with about 6 to 8 people. I was joined by a couple and a small family and off we went! One rotation of the Singapore Flyer took about 20 to 30 minutes, I hadn’t paid much attention to the time.
The view of the Gardens by the Bay were amazing, you pretty much see the whole garden from the capsule. Along with Marina Bay Sands from the side. There was also the view of the entire bay as you would expect with the Wheel being right on the edge of the bay. After waiting for our capsule to reach its peak and go back down the other side, the attention was turned towards the Singapore city skyline. Honestly, this was much less impressive than the views of the garden.
After a full rotation, I disembarked and took a look around the facilities there. There were event areas as well as a restaurant which catered for dining experiences on the wheel (I saw a dining capsule while waiting to go on). On the ground floor there was also a food court area where there were stalls selling local hawker food like Bak Kut Teh and chicken rice. They looked pretty good but I didn’t try them and the area was pretty deserted.
Also read: Gardens by the Bay, Singapore [Review]
All things considered I was glad I visited and took a ride on the Singapore Flyer. But the price of admission was pretty steep for some nice views of the Gardens by the Bay.