One thing about living and working in a country that isn’t your own is that you forgot to be a tourist in your new home. We look at it as a place where we go home to and a place of our livelihood. We don’t look at it in an eyes of tourist, a fertile playground for our adventurous souls.
We never know if we will always be staying in our adopted country that has welcomed us generously. So I make it a point to play tourist once and awhile and do touristy things.
One evening, I took my kids to the Singapore Flyer. I purchase our ticket voucher from Klook app. On the day itself, we went our actual tickets at City Tour Tourist Hub at # 1-05 at Singapore Flyer. We were instructed to be at the ticket place at least 15-20 minutes before ticket timeslot. We were told to wait for a bit and the staff will escort us to the Singapore Flyer entrance.
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Here are fun facts about Singapore Flyer according to Wikipedia: The Singapore Flyer is a giant Ferris wheel in Singapore. Described by its operators as an observation wheel, it opened in 2008, construction having taken about 2½ years. It carried its first paying passengers on 11 February, opened to the public on 1 March, and was officially opened on 15 April. It has 28 air-conditioned capsules, each able to accommodate 28 passengers, and incorporates a three-storey terminal building.The Flyer has an overall height of 165 metres (541 ft).
They treat an experience riding the Singapore Flyer like an airline ride. You get to pass through an immigration like area. Sorry, not strollers allowed. Before entering the air-conditioned capsule, you will pass through the Journey of Dreams. It is an interesting multimedia presentation showing the history of the Singapore Story and the majestic Singapore Flyer, and gives amazing 360° views of Singapore and beyond. The first flight is at 8.30am and the last flight is at 10.00pm. It is a 30 minutes rotation on Singapore Flyer.
We got our tickets for $31 per person, children below 3 years old are not included. Regular Prices are as follows:
Adult (13 years or older) S$33.00
Child (3-12 years old) S$21.00
Senior 60 years old and above (Only Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible to purchase.) S$24.00
* For Senior tickets, guests will be required to present their NRIC for age verification.
There were lots of kids in our capsule so Naj was happy playing with them while enjoying the view. It was moving slowly you can’t feel a thing nor would you get motion sickness from it. Though maybe if you have fear of heights, this experience might be challenging. You get to see a wonderful view of beautiful Singapore. The sun was setting and I got a magnificent photo of the lights of busy Singapore. I think 6:30 PM timeslot is a great time to book for the Singapore Flyer because you get to enjoy the view before and after sunset. You can take lots of photos though it can be a bit crowded too. Nevertheless, it is a nice experience riding the Singapore Flyer.
There are several premium flights that Singapore Flyer got to offer that offers drinks like Singapore Sling or Champagne or a dining experience on the Singapore Flyer perfect for wedding proposals or anniversaries. Check out their rates here.