One of the most easily recognizable landmarks in Singapore is the Singapore Flyer. This enormous ferris wheel gives passengers a great 360-degree view of the city. Standing 541 feet tall, this is the world’s biggest observation wheel and the tallest in the world, taller than the famous London Eye in Europe.
While onboard one of the capsules of the Flyer, you can see the many significant Singapore landmarks including the F1 Singapore Grand Prix venue, the Merlion Park, the Marina Bay Sands, and even Sentosa. If you’re lucky, you can also see Malaysian and Indonesian islands on a clear day.
The Flyer has 28 capsules, all airconditioned and can each hold up to 28 passengers. It takes about 37 minutes for the Wheel to complete a rotation. It’s so slow it looks like it doesn’t move from afar.
My camera was so dead when we got there so allow me to use photos from my previous Singapore trip.
The Singapore Flyer operates daily from 8:30am to 10:30pm. But you can purchase tickets as early as 8am.
Daily Flights*: 8:30am – 10:30pm
Ticket Sales: 8:00am – 10:00pm
Last Admission: 10:15pm
How to Get to the Singapore Flyer
Since we took the MRT to get here, I’ll share with you how. There are two ways to reach the Singapore Flyer via the MRT. You may choose to alight at Promenade Station (Circle Line) or City Hall Station (North South Line).
If you alight at Promenade Station, take Exit A and follow the pedestrian signs to Singapore Flyer. It’s a 5-10 minutes of leisurely walk.
If you alight at City Hall Station, cross the road to Coleman Street. Look for a bus stop beside St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Catch the shuttle bus. There’s one every half hour from 1oam to 11pm. The bus will take you straight to the Flyer.
I like the second option because it will give you a chance to see the beautiful St. Andrew’s Cathedral. You may also drop by Funan DigitaLife Mall nearby if you want.