All great cities of the world seem to have a big wheel these days, and Singapore is no exception. Lifting you 540 feet (165 meters) into the air, the Singapore Flyer is Asia’s largest observation wheel, providing amazing panoramic views of the city, the sea, and the surrounds from one of 28 capsules.
Affording some of the best views of the city, the Singapore Flyer has quickly become a top billing attraction since its opening in 2008. Experiences run the gamut from a single 30-minute rotation to extras like Champagne, Singapore Slings, or even a high-in-the-sky dining experience. You can purchase individual tickets, but admission is also included with the HiPPO Singapore Pass, along with other top attractions like the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari, the Jurong Bird Park, the S.E.A. Aquarium, the Singapore Cable Car, and the Trick Eye Museum.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Singapore Flyer is a must for families, couples, and first-time visitors.
Choose between a standard admission ticket or a multi-attraction pass.
While restrooms are located at the base of the Singapore Flyer, there are no facilities within the capsules themselves.
The Singapore Flyer is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
How to Get There
Situated in Marina Bay, you can easily reach the Singapore Flyer by public transportation. Take the Circle Line to Promenade Station or any number of public buses to Before Temasek Avenue. The Ferris wheel is also a stop on the hop-on hop-off bus.
When to Get There
While there’s not really a bad time to ride the Singapore Flyer, many travelers choose to visit just before dusk, when Singapore’s skyline begins to illuminate but it’s not yet too dark for photos. The capsules are air-conditioned, making the Flyer a great option for cooling off during a hot afternoon.
Views From the Top
From the top of the Singapore Flyer, it’s possible to see up to 28 miles (45 kilometers) in the distance. Some landmarks visible from the wheel include the country’s East Coast, Marina Barrage, the Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, and the National Stadium, as well as the neighboring islands of Indonesia and Malaysia.