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The Singapore Flyer, a giant observation wheel that features brilliant engineering breakthroughs a world apart from the traditional ferris wheel, is set to be Asia's most visible iconic visitor attraction. It will provide breathtaking, panoramic views of Singapore and beyond.

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  1. twirly
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     09 Jan 2009 at 11:52 am

    I was excited when the Singapore Flyer opened and could not wait to get on it. I finally got tickets to watch the National Day Parade 2008 preview from the Flyer. It was spectacular especially when you see helicopters that close and have a birdeye's view of the parade. I'm glad I also got to see the fireworks from the top! It was a different take and definitely worth it!!

    If not for the National Day Parade, I would not think it would have enjoyed it that much as I realised on the 2nd part of the ride (coming down). There was pretty much nothing to see except construction works down below and the golf course which can be seen from the bridge. I think it would be better once the IR is in place with much vibrance :)

    While I did like the fact that they took your photo on the capsule (which was very difficult to take with foggy windows), I did not fancy the price - 15$ per photo is a little too hard on the wallet. But for that experience a nice souvenir won't do much harm!

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    1. kiyk
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       15 Oct 2008 at 5:11 pm
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      I went to the Singapore Flyer a few months after it was opened for operation.

      I went for the ride in the afternoon, so what i saw was the day view. The weather outside was scorching hot, but fortunately the capsule was air-conditioned. The capsule itself is rather spacious, but maybe i felt so becasue there was only about 7 people in the same capsule as me. If there were more than 10 people in the capsule, it would be a different case. So i would advise that you go during the non-peak hours.

      The view from the top is magnificant, i must say. the more significant things you can see are the esplanade, floating platform, and the many hotels and buildings. Trust me, you'll be busy snapping photograph of the great view. The feeling is at the top is really great.

      One thing to note is that the windows of the capsule i was in wasnt very clean, with yellowish stains on it. But that was the only down point.

      However, for this, probably i'll only take another time to experience the night view. It's not something that i'll go for more than twice. The price of $30 - is considered rather reasonable for the ride though.

      I would recommend everyone to go give it a try. =)

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      1. TrumPat
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         04 Sep 2008 at 7:10 pm
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        Having to pay $29.50 for a single adult ride on the Singapore flyer doesn't seem too worth it when you know that you'll be mainly seeing mechanical cranes from atop. But I was lucky to get a free ride that day since it's my sister's company's day. So why not?

        I got to say that they were pretty efficient and the queue cleared pretty fast although there's a huge group of people. Security check has been imposed as the entrance where bags & people were scanned for dangerous items. We were then ushered to the "dummy capsule" for a quick snapshot before crossing a skybridge to the boarding area. So actually from the entrance to the boarding area, it's quite a long way before you can really get onto the flyer. Haha..

        At the boarding platform, you have to wait for the capsule to arrive. One will have to hop onto the capsule while it moves continuously but slowly. No worries. There is a safety net in place just in case you fall but I think that's quite unlikely to happen.

        The flyer rotates so slowly & steadily that one can hardly feel it so you can walk around in the capsule comfortably. We were lucky that we took the flyer on a sunny morning, so sky was clear and so was the view of the surrounding. However, the limited landscape present due to the numerous construction going on makes the view boring after like 10mins. Another 20mins to go before we could hit the ground.

        Back to ground, and the exit led us to the souveneir shop which is also the same place where you can vew the photo taken before the ride. But $15 for each photo, I think it's too much to pay for.

        I guess I'll only be back on the flyer when the surrounding construction completes. Otherwise, I doubt I'll be willing to pay a near $30 for it.

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        1. claud
          claud said:
          Was the aircon in the capsule strong enough to keep everyone cool under the sun?
          04 Sep 2008 at 7:26 pm
        2. TrumPat
          TrumPat said:
          Yes it was. At least I didn't feel hot. Haha
          04 Sep 2008 at 9:24 pm
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