The Singapore Flyer is an observation wheel of Singapore. Located in the heart of downtown Marina Bay, the Singapore Flyer is one of Asia’s largest giant observation wheels. Officially opened on 15 April 2008, it has 28 air-conditioned capsules, each able to accommodate 28 passengers, and incorporates a three-story terminal building. The flyer has made numerous appearances in media and popular culture that features Singapore.
The Flyer has an overall height of 165 meters and was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel until the 167.6 m High Roller, which is 2.6 m taller. The wheel initially rotated in a counter-clockwise direction when viewed from Marina Centre, but on 4 August 2008, this was reversed on the advice of Feng shui masters.
The development has a gross building area of approximately 16,000 m2, built on a 33,700 m2 site along the Marina Promenade. Designed by Arup and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries with a capacity of up to 7.3 million passengers a year, the normally constant rotation of the wheel means that a complete trip lasts approximately 32 minutes.
The Flyer’s 28 air-conditioned capsules are mounted outboard of the rim of the wheel structure, providing continuously unobstructed views. Each capsule has a floor area of 26 m2 and is capable of holding 28 passengers, or up to five wheelchairs and 15 other visitors when booked in advance for use by disabled guests.
On a clear day, the Flyer offers passengers a 45km panoramic view stretching from Singapore’s Marina Bay waterfront across to Malaysia and Indonesia. A complete ‘flight’ lasts around 30 minutes.
For a truly unique aerial dining experience, you can even enjoy a four-course meal, or sip on cocktails and champagne with the Singapore Flyer’s special in-flight packages.
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