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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. tinkerbell
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     18 Jul 2008 at 11:08 pm
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    Different people had differing opinions regarding the opening of the Singapore Flyer. Some were excited, while some were skeptical.

    Me? I belong the excited batch of citizens. :P

    I've been longing to go up the Singapore Flyer since I heard of it, and I finally managed to go aboard the Flyer last Saturday!

    It was quite crowded that day, since it was a weekend night, and the Flyer was just beautiful as its lighting changed from blue to pink to green etc.

    Starting our journey on the Flyer, it was literally like boarding a plane in the airport. Just like Claudia mentioned, it was quite a long walk and u have to go through a security check. And then, it was photo-taking at a booth against a green background (hence, I think it's probably best not to wear green there!), where u would be superimposed in the picture like it was taken while u were in the capsule of the Singapore Flyer.

    Then, it was time to make our way to board the Flyer!

    We had to board it as the Flyer was moving, and found the capsule really cooling and spacious with 2 rows of benches inside. But..I spent the entire time walking around and admiring the beautiful night scene below. It was really beautiful. :)

    However, the scenery was only nicer on the Esplanade side while the other side was a little bare and dark. Couldn't see much on that side actually..

    When the ride ended after 30 mins, we hopped off the Flyer, only to go through a sloping path that felt just like we had just left the plane, to the counter to take a look at our superimposed pictures.

    To be honest, the photos were not very well done. The cropping looked a little weird in some parts, but..since it was a memorable ride I purchased the picture for $15.

    After thoughts about the ride...

    The admission fee was $29.50, which..I felt was a little expensive, but I thought the timing of the ride was quite ok. Probably because it was a whole new experience and it felt interesting then, so I didn't feel bored. x)

    The staff and service was quite good though, as they all greeted u with smiles and nods, welcoming you into this whole new experience. :)

    I would also most probably go on the Flyer again when the IR is completed, where the scenery would probably be whole and even more fabulous that it is now. :)

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    1. $money$
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       13 Jul 2008 at 8:52 pm

      Not going to talk about the Singapore Flyer itself, since I haven't being on it. (And I don't think I will go on it, until the construction for the IR is finished.)

      I actually went to the Singapore Flyer purely for the Kenko Fish Spa. But when I was there 2 weeks ago, it happened to be the non-public full dress rehearsal. The artillery for the presidential 21-gun salute is just next to the Singapore Flyer!!!

      We saw a lot of people crowding at one corner when we are the foot of the Singapore Flyer and we thought that they could see the floating platform from there. Later we realise that they were actually looking at the artillery, from the fence separating the Singapore Flyer and the sea! And the cannon had such a load sound!!

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      1. fin1710
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         06 Jul 2008 at 4:51 pm

        Had free admission to this Singapore Flyer with my colleagues.

        When proceeding to the flyer on the 2nd level, it was like entering the gates in airport terminal. Kind of weird.

        We were then ushered to take a photograph at a "dummy" flyer capsule.

        The ride in the capsule itself was fine. But in my opinion, not fantastic. It was too slow for me - 30mins for one single round. It made me feel bored and sleepy for the later half of the time.

        I think there wasn't much to view. Whatever that could be viewed could be viewed in other tall buildings like hotels or office building. The ride was not bad but I think it cost too much.

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