- Type: Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Ever since Chicago built one for the 1893 World Expo, cities around the world have learned that tourists really like Ferris wheels—huge ones. In 2000, London built its famous Eye as the tallest wheel in the world. But Singapore didn't wait long before constructing the Flyer, which trumps its British equivalent by almost a hundred feet. Since opening in 2008, the Singapore Flyer has offered visitors 360 degree views of the urban landscape from Marina Bay. Some travelers also remark that the bird's-eye view of the F1 circuit is a highlight. One TripAdvisor user claims, "It's a great way to get an idea of the layout of Singapore."
The Singapore Flyer sits about a five-minute walk from the Promenade MRT station. You can purchase tickets online and save yourself a few dollars and a wait at the ticket booth. But if you do wait, there are plenty of restaurants and shops at the Flyer's base to keep you occupied. Standard admission costs a hefty $29.50 SGD (about $23 USD) for adults; however, there are several package deals that include extras like dinner for additional costs. The first "flight" takes off at 8:30 a.m., and the final one departs at 10:15 p.m. One complete rotation takes about thirty minutes, and we bet that you'll be snapping pictures for the majority of the time. For more information, check out the Singapore Flyer website.