Singapore Flyer: The Tallest Ferris Wheel in the WorldRecommend this article?
When people think of ferris wheels, the first thing that usually comes to mind is a creaky carnival attraction. The last thing anyone expects of a ferris wheel is a gorgeous view of Singapore’s cityscape within a climate-controlled glass capsule, where bubbly champagne is served with strawberries and chocolate. You can experience all this at the Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest giant observation wheel. Located conveniently at the Marina bay, the Singapore Flyer stands at at a height of 165 meters (height of a 42-storey building) and is 150 minutes wide. It took over two years for a team of leading team of architects and engineers to build the ferris wheel using an engineering design breakthrough in the form of the slim ladder truss rim.
The Singapore Flyer contains around 28 fully air-conditioned and UV-light protected capsules that can comfortably accommodate 28 people each. In fact, the capsules of the Singapore Flyer are often booked for important events like parties, weddings, and product launches. The ferris wheel is so large that the duration of flight takes around 30 minutes. At the very top of the Flyer, you’ll be greeted by a gorgeous view of Singapore’s dynamic cityscape, from Changi Airport to Sentosa Island. If you look far enough you can even see parts of Indonesia and Malaysia!
So if you’re ever in Singapore, do swing by the Singapore Flyer at Raffles Avenue, Marina Bay for the most dynamic view of the city. The Flyer is within walking distance to many important landmarks like the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Center and the Esplanade Theater. For more information, visit http://www.singaporeflyer.com/.