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 provide a breathtaking, panoramic views of Singapore and beyond.
The Singapore Flyer will transform the visual landscape of the surrounding Marina Bay area. In addition to the Singapore Flyer, construction on Asia’s largest business and financial centre has commenced and a world-class Integrated Resort (casino) is due to start operations in 2010.
Diameter of the wheel:
165 metres (the height of a 42-storey building)
Duration of ride:
28 fully air-conditioned and UV protected capsules with capacity for up to 30 people each.
Each capsule measure 4 metres by 7 metres.
View from the top:
Singapore’s city; from Changi Airport to Sentosa Island, and beyond into parts of Malaysia and Indonesia.
Raffles Avenue, Marina Bay. The Flyer is within walking distance to over 4,000 five-star hotel rooms, the Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Esplanade - Theatres By the Bay, and the new Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort (casino), due for completion in late 2009.
33,700 square metres
Photo Courtesy of Singapore Flyer: www.singaporeflyer.com.sg