The dynamic city of Singapore with its fascinating culture, rich history, exotic nightlife and thrilling shopping opportunities offers an unforgettable holiday adventure that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Amidst this vibrant cityscape you will find a myriad of attractions and activities that cater to young and old alike and which offer a glimpse into the ever evolving face of the “Lion City”.
One attraction definitely worth visiting when on a holiday here is the Singapore Flyer. The largest observation wheel in the world, this stunning modern structure is an unmistakable sight, towering 165 metres from its base. Located near the Marina Bay area, this family friendly attraction was the brainchild of Dr. Kisho Kurokawa and DP Architects and was inaugurated in 2008.
Consisting of 28 capsules that can hold up to 28 passengers, the Singapore Flyer takes you on an incredible ride above the cityscape. As you gradually make your ascension to the top, you will be greeted by awe-inspiring 360° views that stretch as far as the eye can see. The Singapore River, the F1 Circuit, Empress Place, The Float @ Marina Bay, Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay and Merlion Park are among the iconic sights one can view from here. For a different perspective hop aboard the flyer at night and catch a glimpse of the city coming alive with lights.
There is much more to the Singapore Flyer that just its breathtaking views however. The atrium of this attraction is home to a tropical rainforest area, complete with rocky outcrops and cascading water, offering an idyllic getaway for rest and relaxation. Those who love flight simulators can head to the Flight Experience which gives you a chance to discover what it feels like to pilot a 737 plane!
More thrills are to be had at the XD Theatre, a cinema featuring a 6D motion experience, while there are also a variety of shops here for those looking to indulge in some retail therapy. Not to be missed is the Journey of Dreams, a unique multimedia show that provides a fascinating insight into the country and this extraordinary attraction.
Those in search of luxury hotels Singapore that are within easy reach of the flyer can stay at The St. Regis Singapore. It is one of the premier 5 star hotels Singapore proudly calls its own and makes an ideal base from which to explore the city.