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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
FERRIS WHEEL SERIES #9 / SINGAPORE FLYER
Dine in the sky above Singapore in one of 28 bus sized capsules.
Editor’s note: The
following is the ninth in a yearlong monthly series on the world’s mega-sized
At a height of 541
feet, Singapore Flyer is one of the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel and
also one of Asia’s biggest tourist attractions.
by national icons such as the Eiffel Tower and the London Eye, Singapore Flyer
was conceived by Dr. Kisho Kurokawa of Japan and DP Architects, both leaders in
the industry renowned for their unique architectural designs.
held its groundbreaking ceremony in September 2005 and was launched in 2008. It
offers a panorama that captures Marina Bay’s skyline with a glimpse of neighboring
Malaysia and Indonesia.
fixed capsules the size of a bus, the spectacular icon is capable of holding up
to 784 passengers. Each capsule has a 28-person capacity and each revolution
takes approximately 30 minutes.