When it was officially opened to the public on March 1, 2008, the Singapore Flyer stood at an impressive height of approximately 165 meters (541 feet), making it the tallest observation wheel in the world at that time. It features 28 air-conditioned capsules, each with a capacity of up to 28 passengers.The capsules are thoughtfully designed with glass windows, offering visitors breathtaking panoramic views of the cityscape, including iconic landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, and the Singapore skyline.
The Singapore Flyer's creation was a collaborative effort involving multiple international companies, and it was engineered to endure extreme weather conditions, including typhoons and earthquakes. Taking inspiration from the renowned London Eye observation wheel in the United Kingdom, the concept of the Singapore Flyer was born, showcasing Singapore's own architectural marvel on the global stage.
In terms of weather, the best time to visit is in March/April or September/October. The skies remain pretty clear during these months, which is perfect for riding the Singapore Flyer. Still, City remains hot and humid year-round. Winter brings an unfathomable amount of rain. And, the months of May and June suffer from stifling heat and mugginess.
If you plan to travel by Mass Rapid Transport (MRT), take the Circle Line or CC4 to the Promenade Station. Leave the station via Exit A and follow the blue pedestrian signs. The Singapore Flyer lies just a 5-minute walk away! If you are traveling by bus, take lines 56, 75, 77, 97, 97e, 171, 195, 960, or 961C to Temasek Avenue. If you plan to drive, you can find paid parking near the Singapore Flyer at 30 Raffles Avenue.
Singapore Flyer is located in the Marina Bay Circuit area in Singapore.
Singapore Flyer is a 165-meter-high observation wheel that is 30 meters higher than the London Eye and holds the record for the second tallest wheel in the world.
Singapore Flyer is open from Thursday to Monday from 2 pm to 10 pm.
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