Singapore surprises with the scale of its buildings. When you are in the city center, you will definitely see the Ferris wheel. It is impossible to miss it. This attraction may seem quite ordinary (for sure, almost everyone rode the Ferris wheel), but it is worth your attention. Singapore Flyer may well rank among the city's top attractions.
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Ferris Wheel Singapore Flyer
Singapore-based giant Ferris wheel opened in 2008. At that time, it immediately attracted everyone's attention, as it was the tallest wheel in the world. Imagine it is as tall as a 55-storey building! It is 165 meters. 5 meters higher than «Nanchang Star» in China, and 30 meters above the Ferris wheel «London eye».
Until 2014, it remained the highest, until a wheel with a new record height of 168 meters was launched in Las Vegas. And then several more countries continued to compete for the largest wheel in the world. But I think that you will like the Ferris wheel in Singapore anyway.
There are some interesting facts about the Singapore Flyer. It is noteworthy that the wheel rotates clockwise, while most of these structures around the world rotate counterclockwise. It is believed that when rotating along «clockwise» the wheel attracts wealth and luck to the city. And still not without the magic of numbers. The wheel has 28 cabins, each of which can accommodate 28 people, and the wheel makes a full revolution in 28 minutes.
Of course, the number 8 is here for a reason. Naturally, feng shui is again mixed here. It is believed that the number 8 brings good luck, so the wheel, like the whole city, is built in accordance with Chinese philosophy. Well, nothing in Singapore is done just like that and anyhow! Maybe that's why Singapore is so cozy, welcoming, modern and very developed..
Under the wheel, at its base, there are cafes and shops, there is even a mini-garden with a river, a grotto and a waterfall. There are fish in the river that can be fed if you put a coin into a special machine.
After purchasing a ticket at the ticket office, you go up the stairs to the boarding gate. The room itself is small and decorated in a very peculiar way. Something cosmic and incomprehensible. It is dark inside, and the illumination of the walls is such as if you are in a spaceship. Passing through the room leading to the landing, we lingered at a strange man-made structure in the form of a ball, we did not find a sign with a description of this work.
We are leaving for boarding. The huge cylindrical observation cabins are equipped with monitors and a comfortable padded seat that runs centrally along the entire cab. Panoramic glazing from four sides.
From a height of 165 meters, you can see the entire central part of the city. In the evening, a particularly beautiful view opens up. The whole city is shining with lights. You can even see the show «supertrees», if you're on the wheel just when the show is on. The wheel makes a circle in 28 minutes. This time is quite enough to take many beautiful photos and have time to sit and enjoy the view. Great photos from this height, of course, are best obtained with a good camera..
In the evening, the wheel offers a truly stunning view of a modern city full of lights and towering buildings. We went and did not regret a bit, and therefore I would recommend visiting it.
For those wishing to spend a romantic evening on the wheel, there are specially designed cabins in the form of a mini-restaurant. Dinner lasts 1 hour, that is, you will make 2 revolutions on the wheel, and not one, as with a standard ticket. A table is set in the cockpit, and you can surprise a loved one by presenting a wonderful dinner at an altitude with a view of the city.
True, the cabin will not be private. The cabin can accommodate about 5 tables. During a candlelit dinner you will be served by a waiter. It is also possible to buy a ticket, which will include a glass of champagne. Such a ticket will cost, of course, more expensive than usual.
Cost: Regular ticket costs 33 SGD for an adult and 21 SGD for a child.
The ticket price, including a glass of cocktail + VIP booth, will be 79 SGD on regular days. Visit time: 3:00 pm; 5:00 pm; 7:00 pm; 8:00 pm; 9:00 pm. Age - from 18 years old.
The ticket price for a romantic cockpit dinner is SGD 328 and is only valid during certain hours of 19:30 and 20:30. The ticket must be purchased 30 minutes before boarding. For Christmas and New Years, the price is higher.
You can buy tickets for the Ferris wheel at a discount and in a set with other items. For example, a Ferris wheel plus Garden By the Bay.
Discounted tickets for SGD 52.50>
The discount is small, but I like that tickets are bought without queuing at the box office, which is convenient. Go to the Klook website, register and buy a ticket online for any date convenient for you. After payment, a voucher will be sent to the mail. You will show it on the phone screen at the entrance..
General opening hours: from 8:30 to 22:30, but the last ticket is sold until 22:00.
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The wheel is on the shores of Marina Bay, close to Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Gardens By The Bay.
The turnaround is done in 30 minutes. Full glass cabins, panoramic views. Decent views of the day and night city. But if you were on the Marina Bay lookout, then you will not see anything new, it is higher and stands nearby.
More about the wheel.
The turnaround is done in 30 minutes. Full glass cabins, panoramic views. Decent views of the day and night city. But if you were on the Marina Bay lookout, then you will not see anything new, it is higher and stands nearby. More about the wheel.