During our time in Singapore, we debated about riding the Singapore Flyer. It was a bit pricey for a 30 minute “spin” on the Flyer, but in the end we decided, “What the heck. We have to add riding the Flyer to our list of things we have experienced.”
The Flyer is a continuously moving Ferris Wheel with 28 cylindrical cabins for people to ride within. Each cabin can hold about 28 people. The Flyer circles to a height of 165 meters. The day we took the ride, there were only 5 people in our cabin, so we were able to stand up and look all around. And we were lucky. It was our last day in Singapore, a last minute decision, as well as, the last chance we would have to ride the Flyer and at the last minute, a thunderstorm rolled in right after we got on the Flyer. After we exited the ride, the Flyer was closed because of the storm. Nearly missed it.
The panoramic view from the Flyer is breathtaking. The slow steady movement of the wheel is smooth and comfortable. Bench seats are in the middle of each passenger cylindrical cabin on the Flyer, enough for about 12 people to comfortably sit. As a side note, you can get the same breathtaking views at the SkyPark atop the Marina Bay Sands hotel for less money and no time restriction.
Would you like dinner in the air? The Singapore Flyer also offers an evening one hour, four course dinner for those that might me interested. We were not.
If you are visiting Singapore, you have to check out the Flyer.