Singapore is home to many skyscrapers which are a marvel of modern-day urban architecture. These skyscraping structures dominate Singapore’s skyline and are a prominent tourist attraction. Thanks to Singapore’s history as a central trade port and financial powerhouse, the city-state has attracted top architects to design their towering buildings.
Imagine getting direct views of these skyscrapers. The Singapore Flyer, a giant observation wheel, can raise you more than 160 meters above the ground to come up-close with these towering structures. The Singapore Flyer not only brings you a panoramic view of the Singapore skyline and monuments, but could also treat you to a high-quality food experience.
Are you excited to learn more? Keep reading to discover more about the Singapore Flyer.
What is the Singapore Flyer?
As we mentioned above, the Singapore Flyer is an observation wheel which takes riders to a height of 42 stories to view the city’s famous monuments and skyline. On a 30-minute ride, you will get to set your eyes on prominent sites like the Fort Canning Park, the F1 Circuit, Padang, and Merlion Park from within the glass capsule of the Flyer.
It’s like touring the entire city in one go. On a clear day, you can even view as far as some parts of neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia.
These 360-degree, aerial views of the city are an experience of Singapore second to none. Singapore Flyer is one of the top leisure activities of Singapore, adored and enjoyed by both tourists and locals alike.
There are 28 air-conditioned capsules made of glass, each of which can hold around 28 people and a typical flight lasts thirty minutes.
The Best Time to Fly
Singapore is beautiful no matter the time of the day. Whatever time you choose to fly, the Singapore Flyer will be an adventure to remember. However, if you are looking for the best experience, we recommend you visit when the sun is about to set. This is the time where you can experience both day and night in one go. Also, the sun setting will give you the most romantic views to capture on your camera.
It doesn’t cost much to capture the entire scenery of Singapore in 30 minutes. The ticket costs S$33 for adults while it costs S$24 for people aged 60 and above. For children, it costs even less. Children 3-12 years old can ride the Singapore Flyer with S$21.
On the Flyer, you will be able to treat your eyes to views of the stunning Marina Bay Sands and the majestic Singapore River. You will also catch glimpses of the grand Asian Civilization Museum and the famous Collyer Quay Road and Padang. The landmark views also include sights of the iconic Raffles Place and Jewel Changi Airport. The views of the pristine skyline from the top heights of Singapore are an unparalleled experience.
Viewing the city from the top of a ferris wheel will make you feel like a bird soaring high in the sky.
Dining at the Flyer
Did you know you can also enjoy fine dining with a selection of quality champagne while admiring the Singaporean skyscrapers?
It’s like a double treat – a treat for both your eyes and the taste buds.
Diners can choose from a variety of Singaporean, Cantonese, and other international cuisines.
Singapore Flyer Sky Dining is a premium experience comprising a four-course menu and an in-flight host. The flight is an hour-long instead of the regular half an hour
Singapore Flyer Sky Dining is available for couples as well as groups as large as ten people.
Also, there is a wide range of food outlets at the Flyer building base. Some famous names include Sky View Pavilion, Subway, Jus Juice, and Singapore Food Treats. You can feast upon Dim Sum, Laksa, Chicken Rice, and delectable desserts.
Singapore Flyer isn’t just about magnificent views and spectacular dining. You can also shop for merchandise like watches, handbags, souvenirs, and much more.
You can also experience flying a 737 Simulator and feel like a pilot. Also, the 6D motion ride at the Flyer’s XD Theatre isn’t something to be missed if you want to ride a rollercoaster without actually getting on one!
Singapore Flyer is an unmissable adventure that is budget-friendly and can be enjoyed by all age groups. We highly recommend visiting the Flyer for a comprehensive view of Singapore!