Standing at a magnificent height of 165 metres, the Singapore Flyer is Asia's largest giant observation wheel. The Flyer has always been one of the attractions that mark Singapore unique and one of its kind. The Flyer was built right in the middle of the city and overlooks some of the most glorious attractions of Singapore. The 360 panoramic view is absolutely breathtaking and can be enjoyed along with several optional luxuries that the flyer provides to its guests.
View from the top
While being at the top of the city in the flyer, there are several attractions, which make up Singapore, that you can witness. Attractions such as Collyer Quay, The Helix Bridge, Fort Canning Park, and Empress Place are visible to the naked eye. More astonishing attractions that can be viewed on top of the flyer are-
The Float @ Marina Bay
The colourful float at Marina Bay is an impressive structure on the waters of Singapore that is clearly visible from the Flyer. The Float made architectural history by being the world's largest floating performance stage on water. This impressive feat has always been a source of pride for Singapore.
Lying next to the Float at Marina Bay, the dome-shaped Esplanade Theatre is the most impressive performing arts venue in Singapore. The massive theatre contains a concert hall, a 2000 seat theatre, outdoor performance stages and several recital rooms. It also houses an arts library and shopping mall and several outlets, making it one of the most anticipated attractions for several tourists.
The 8.6-metre tall statue on the south bank of the Singapore River has always been interlaced with the history of Singapore and is, therefore, a popular tourist attraction. The statue's massive form is very catchy, and the half-fish half-lion can consequently not be missed, especially from the view of the Flyer.
The F1 Circuit received a warm welcome by the streets of Singapore when it was first introduced in 2008. Since then, the motor racing streets have become especially popular and thrilling experience. The best place to witness these racing cars zooming pass the roads is, of course, the Singapore Flyer Observation Wheel.
Attractions at Singapore Flyer
Over the years, the Singapore Flyer received the company of several attractions in the same building. The Flyer grew even more popular due to these attractions and the visitors experienced an even more satisfying trip to the Flyer. These added attractions include-
The built-in Rainforest that takes up the entire central atrium of the main terminal building was an instant success amongst the visitors of the Flyer. Included in the ticket for the flyer experience, the Rainforest is a fun family activity to add to your experience. The man-made Rainforest has five access paths and is filled with streams, gushing waterfalls and shrubbery inculcated among the trees that genuinely transforms the place into a tropical haven.
Journey Of Dreams
Asia's first video technology is inculcated in the Journey of Dreams Attraction that is found at the Singapore Flyer. The attraction includes several multimedia features, as well as augmented reality, that makes it all the more fascinating. It contains a total of seven galleries that visitors can stroll through and experience.
1. The Prelude - This is the first gallery that introduces the visitors to the Flyer character in several languages. The back room is also filled with revolving 3D rotating gears that form a part of the inner working of the Flyer.
2. The Dreamscape -It is the second gallery and showcases projections of geometric cutouts on a panoramic screen that together forms the circular structure of the Flyer.
3. Discovery - This gallery deals with how all the pieces of the Flyer are put together to create the massive structure. The time machine with the dial that when turned shows a myriad of images that explain the history of the Flyer and its construction is the main feature in this gallery that attracts several individuals.
4. Fragment of Dreams- This section shows the culture and heritage of Singapore most uniquely and fascinatingly that is never seen before.
5. Dream Journal
6. Dream Reflection
The Dream Journal and Dream Reflection show the dreams and aspirations of various Singaporeans and how they were initiated and followed through.
7. Reservoir of Dreams - The last gallery is divided into three sections and summaries all that is seen through distinct multimedia that are vastly different from each other.
XD Theatre and Flight Simulator
The 6D Theatre at the Flyer terminal along with Singapore's first real 737 flight simulator, that is a replica of the ones used by the aeronautic schools, is like a dream come true for all technology junkies. These two attractions are an amazing way to spend the day at the Singapore Flyer Observation Wheel after experiencing the view from the Flyer.
Fish Foot Spa
The fish foot spa on level 2 has long been attracting individuals looking for a therapeutic way to spend a part of their while also experiencing something unique. The fishes used at this fish foot spa are specially imported from Turkey and provide a great pedicure opportunity for all the people looking for a fulfilling and relaxing afternoon on this hectic day.
Ticket prices for Various Rides at the Singapore Flyer
The ticket counter for the Singapore Flyer is open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, located at the entrance of the 1st floor. The ticket prices are as follows:
The Sky View Pavilion is a restaurant that has been serving mouth-watering Chinese food to its guests for a while now. The restaurant headed by chef Tang Chi has created a name for itself in all of Singapore and has become increasingly famous among individuals that wish to indulge in authentic Chinese.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday- Lunch: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM/ Dinner: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Saturday and Sunday- 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Singapore Food Treats
The Singapore Food Treats is a food court in the terminal that houses the Flyer. Located at level one, the food court consists of all the local favourites such as Chicken Rice, Laksa, and Bak Kut Teh. The court also receives a large amount of traffic as it is located in the centre of the Central Business District (CBD).
Opening hours: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Daily Kopi And Jus Juice
Daily Kopi is a well-known cafe that adorns the Singapore Flyer terminal and provides quality snacks and beverages to its guests. Jus Juice has an equally high-quality standard as it provides guests with fresh juices and blends that quench every individual's thirst.
Opening hours: Jus Juice- 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM Daily Kopi- 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM
The Flyer Lounge is a luxurious seating area that provides visitors with delicious meals and beverages. The place also has a spectacular outdoor seating that provides a mesmerising view.
Opening hours: 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM Afternoon Tea- 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Visitors can also opt for the unique dining and luxury experience by several offered packages which allow you to take to the sky and enjoy your beverages or meals in the comfort and privacy of the Flyer. These packages are- the Singapore Sling Flight (cocktails), Singapore Flyer Sky Dining Flight, and Premium Champagne Flight.
How to Reach Singapore Flyer
By MRT Nearest MRT Station- Promenade Station (CC4/DT15) Take Exit A and follow the blue pedestrian sign to the Flyer (5-minute walk)
By Bus Raffles Avenue- Bef Temasek Bus Stop (2-minute walk) Bus Nos. ? 961, 75, 77, 97, 171, 960, NR2, NR5, NR7, NR8, 1N, and 195B
By Car Multi-storey car park available The Singapore Flyer Observation Wheel is 5 minutes from the Central Business District (CBD)
The Flyer is wheelchair accessible.
Prayer rooms are available on the premises.
A gift shop, as well as a shopping arcade, is located on level 2 and 3.