Friday, December 18, 2009

Uniquely Singapore - Singapore Flyer

With the conclusion of learning to shape a pewter, we then headed on down to the Singapore Flyer.

I must say taking a ride on the Singapore Flyer was really a breathtaking experience. First time I sit in a "Ferris-wheel" that I can walk in!
They term taking a ride in the Singapore Flyer as a flight because you're like flying to the sky but in a circle though.
And the flight duration of 1 full circle is approximately 30 minutes, just like a airplane flight from Malaysia to Singapore.

The view was simply breathtaking, so I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Some facts about the Singapore flyer, the diameter of the Wheel, the whole big thing from one end to the other is around 150 metres while the height of it is around 165 metres which is equivalent to a 42-story building.

The city area view.

Another angle of the city view. I spot Pan Pacific Hotel~ that's where I was the night before the Singapore Flyer flight for the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards 2009.

The support wheel of the carriage.

Going up!

Looks like there's a lot of people flooding towards the ferry area. Must be an event going on.

A view of the vast blue sea.

Going down!

Last minute shots before departure.

The capsules (carriages or compartment area of the wheel) are each fully air conditioned and has UV-protection. It can take up to 28 person and there are 28 capsules.

It was mentioned that at the peak you can see some parts of Malaysia and Indonesia as well.

Hmmm....looks like this part of Singapore is still under construction.

The sun is setting.
After the ride on Singapore flyer, I decided to have a look at the nature in the building. It's called the Yakult Rainforest Discovery.

An aerial view of it.

See the pool of water in the middle?

It's actually a pond filled with Kois.

The Singapore Flyer is open daily from 8.30am till 10.30pm where the last phase of boarding would be at 10pm.

The MRT is Marina Bay I guess or the Promenade MRT once it's completed.
But from the City Hall MRT, there's a shuttle bus that takes you to Singapore Flyer. The bus will be at the bus stop between St. Andrew's Cathedral and the Adelphi along Coleman Street.
One other place the shuttle bus goes too would be at Suntec City. It'll pass along outside the convention center.
For the City Hall shuttle service, it'll be from 10am - 10pm, 30 minutes intervals.
But for the Suntec City, the operation time will be from 11.30am - 2pm and 5pm - 7pm with 30 minutes interval.

Now that I have seen the daytime view on the Singapore Flyer, next time I should try the night view.


Geeks2las said...

Wow! this great pictures. hope someday I can come and visit this place.

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Yes. Do drop by the Singapore Flyer. It's something that should NOT be missed. :D

big bike said...

very nice...

i want go to singapore..

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Yes, Singapore Flyer is a not to be missed attraction. :)

Rizkyzone said...

beautiful, lebih keren dari jakarta

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Be sure to visit that place when you're down in Singapore.