A popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia, Singapore is renowned for its tropical scenery, a fashionista paradise and hawker cuisine blending with stylish bars and restaurants. Despite having the hallmarks of being a truly cosmopolitan mega city, Singapore continues to display old world charm through its quaint antiquities in Chinatown and even colonial appeal of Little India. Singapore is also considered home to a fascinating mix of ethnicities.
This uniquely Asian country has numerous activities to offer, be it the adventurous traveller or those opting for a more relaxed pace. However, the perfect way in which to experience Singapore is through a visit to the observation wheel, also known as the Singapore Flyer. Located close to the Marina Bay area, the Flyer is over 500 feet high and one of the world’s largest Ferris wheels offering breathtaking views of the city and its skyline.
Constructed between 2005 and 2008, this observation wheel contains 28 capsules, with each capsule holding the same number of passengers. Once aboard, passengers have access to unhindered views of the Central Business District, Clarke Quay, the Singapore Changi Airport and the resort island of Sentosa. The Flyer even promises sights of nearby Malaysia and Indonesia. A trip aboard the wheel lasts approximately 30 minutes, while access to the flyer is either by taxi, the Singapore metro or public bus transport. A free shuttle bus service is also available with the pick-up point located close to the City Hall Station.
A visit to the Singapore Flyer does not only consist of spectacular views. Other activities include shopping, dining and nightlife. International cuisine amid popular local delicacies is on offer at any of the numerous restaurants at the Flyer Terminal. The retail shops offering Singapore Flyer souvenirs and other merchandise complements the experience. Another ‘must do’ activity at the flyer is the flying experience. Visitors are given the opportunity to operate a jumbo jet flight simulator, similar to that which pilots use during training. For those in need of rejuvenation after the journey on the flyer, spa treatments such as massage therapy and reflexology treatments are on offer in the Flyer Retail Terminal.
Visitors to the Singapore Flyer and other attractions will be spoilt for choice in seeking accommodation at a luxury hotel Singapore. This city state is renowned for being home to some of the world’s luxurious hotels. Even the business traveller will not be disappointed with a stay at one of the top hotels in Singapore which provide both superlative comfort and service. For tasteful accommodation that stands apart and award winning facilities, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore on Robertson Quay is the ideal venue for visitors to Singapore. Its convenient location and luxurious setting affirms its premier rating.