Prided as the world’s most significant observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer is found within the Marina Bay space overlooking the Central Company District, the Built-in Resorts & Casino (under construction) and┬áthe Marina Barrage. Standing at a height equivalent to a 42 storys building, the Singapore Flyer offers a 360 degrees panoramic view of the glittering lights offered by the Singapore night time skyline.

Visiting the Singapore Flyer half a year after the opening, my first objective was to view how the giant structure was rotated. Interestingly, it is supported by a large set of wheels in the bottom of the structure that rotates at a very slow rate. This gives the visitor a leisurely half and hour ride round the Singapore Flyer.

The Singapore Flyer building is also house to many good restaurants that offers good promotions and good food. There is also a fish spa massage! A spa whereby you dip your legs into a pool full of nibble fish. Very interesting experience. The experience would be complete by catching a meal or a fish spa prior to your trip round the world’s most significant observation wheel. In the Singapore Flyer, the term “flight” is used to describe the ride. Taking the night time flight, we were immediately treated to the colorful lights that decorates the entire Singapore Flyer. The cabin was wide and spacey giving us the freedom to move about and soak in to the 360 degrees panoramic view of the Singapore skyline. Since the flyer rotates quietly and steadily, we were treated with views from different attitudes, each giving a whole new dimension to the already lovely sea of lights.

The first half of the journey right up to the “top of the world” (or the highest point) was filled with excitement. As we make the return journey down to ground zero, it is mainly time spent taking photos and videos. Singapore Flyer did do a good job of having a nice surprise right at the end of the flight. There is a scaled model of the Integrated resorts superimposed onto the skyline giving a view of the eventual look when it is completed in 2010