NileGuide Expert Says:
Hop aboard for the best view of the city.
30 Raffles Ave
039803 Singapore, Singapore
tel: +65 6333 3311
fax: +65 6333 9167
NileGuide Expert tip:
Be sure to get an audio guide - there is also a feng shui one available for an interesting alternative perspective.
Officially launched in March 2008, the Singapore Flyer is currently the world's largest observation wheel, at 165m tall – the height of a 42 storey building, or 31 male giraffes stacked on top of one another! Each of the 28 capsules is about the size of a city bus and can comfortably carry up to 28 passengers, although you will rarely need to share your capsule with more than a handful of other people.
The journey takes 30 minutes, and as the wheel turns at a leisurely 0.21m per second, you get to take in 360° views over the city and across to the surrounding islands. In-capsule Guided Tours introduce the surrounding landmarks and anecdotes about Singapore. A feng shui guide is available for an alternative perspective.
Other attractions at the Singapore Flyer include Fish Reflexology, a Flight Simulator, Rainforest Discovery and various food outlets and shops.