SINGAPORE FLYER

After the SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, we planned to go to the World's Largest Giant Observation Wheel - the Singapore Flyer, which we finally did just an hour later. Upon alighting at the taxi stand, we immediately purchased tickets (S$29.50/adult) at the ticket booth located in the promenade foyer level 1.



Surprisingly, every ticket comes with free entry into the Journey of Dreams, which is an interactive gallery that provides a deeper understanding of the Singapore City and the iconic Singapore Flyer.











And finally, we headed to board the Singapore Flyer! Towering 165 metres above the city it was actually a real treat for the eyes with its sweeping panoramic views. I'm surprised at how huge the air-conditioned capsule is. It was a comfortable ride and I didn't even notice the rotation of the wheel. But keep in mind, the complete rotation takes about 30 minutes and you might get bored of this less than half way through the ride. I'd also like to mention that the Flyer is adapted to wheelchairs.







Here are some of the panoramic shots from the Singapore Flyer.













Aside from the regular ride, you can also choose the Moet & Chandon Champagne Flight (S$69 per adult), or the Sky Dining Flight (S$269 ++ per couple), a four-course fine dining menu served by a butler.



The building also houses shops, bars and restaurants. We happened to pop into the Singapore Flyer gift shop called Risis located at level 3, which is only accessible to visitors who take a flight on Singapore Flyer. I ended up buying a box of chocolate while my elder sister got some little mementos, which she regretted her purchases later on. The shop is selling a wide variety of souvenirs but quite expensive.

this Singapore flyer tin box is filled with chocolate almonds


Singapore Food Trail - a 1960s themed food street located at level 1

Then made our way to Mustafa Centre to do a bit of shopping but we sat in traffic for nearly half an hour because of the parade. Nevertheless, we finally made it to our destination. Here's a photo of some snacks and souvenirs we picked up when we did our grocery shopping.


Soon we sampled the local fare along one of city's hawkers at Bugis Street. Hawker center has always been our preferred spot in Singapore and Malaysia for cheap and delicious local food instead of fine dining restaurants, which all require certain formalities. Sad to say, I wasn't able to capture any photos since I was in the process of enjoying my first taste of Nasi Lemak. Yummy!

Till next time... toodles,
June
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About June Sosam

❀ Just an average woman striving to make her mark in the blogging world. She wanted be an interior designer at one point but ended up a history major. Crowded places actually gives her anxiety but it hasn't stopped her from traveling. She's trying to spit up the fear so that she can get a taste of glory! ツ
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1 comments :

  1. This sure is a well written article.Great job June! The Singapore Flyer is an attraction make a number of travellers take cheap flights to Singapore as this spectacle aids for a tour of the city from high above.

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