Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Singapore Flyer

Like many cities in the world today, Singapore has a gigantic ferris wheel.

From the brochure:

"Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest observation wheel. Standing at a stunning 165m from the ground, the Flyer offers you breathtaking, panoramic views of the Marina Bay, our island city and beyond."

After getting your tickets and going through the "museum" that tells how they built it, you que up and take your family photo.

You enter your "pod" which holds up to 30 people. There are 28 pods.

The trip takes 30 minutes - you can opt to take the special pod where they serve you drinks and snacks.  It is a popular spot for marriage proposals.  We rode with a few other families - so fun!

We timed our visit so we could watch the sunset on our ride.  
Enjoy the views of Marina Bay from above!

As we walked away this was the view over our shoulders:

We crossed the "Helix" bridge to Marina Bay Sands:

Walked past the shops and Venetian "canal" (yes, this is a picture taken in the daytime, not that night, but you get the idea)

And then tuck in at the Food Center (we skipped the 4 and 5 Michelin Star restaurants...saving that for another day...) with Satay, Kway Teow and Tiger beer:

1 comment:

  1. Great post Kathy, I did the flyer last year with my kids last year, it's awesome! Particularly great when your pod gets to "eye" level with the top of the MBS. Glad you are enjoying Singapore. :)