DON’T CALL IT A “FERRIS WHEEL”! THE WORLD’S TALLEST “OBSERVATION WHEEL” OPENING IN SINGAPORE THIS SPRING

The Singapore Flyer, an architectural and engineering marvel and the world’s tallest observation wheel, is scheduled to open in March, 2008.

The Flyer consists of a 492 foot high wheel built over a three-story terminal building, giving it a total height of more than 541 feet (as big as a 42 storey building). This will exceed The Star of Nanchang (currently the tallest) by 16 feet and the London Eye (currently the largest) by 49 feet.

The state-of-the-art, luxury wheel will feature 28 large capsules (each customizable and capable of holding nearly 30 people) that will provide panoramic views of Marina Bay and the Singapore financial district skyline.

Dayne Lim, Director Cluster Development (Sightseeing and Cruise), Singapore Tourism Board says, “The Singapore Flyer is poised to be an iconic attraction that will significantly enhance the tourism landscape in Singapore . A welcome addition to the city’s skyline, the Singapore Flyer offer visitors an unforgettable Singapore experience.”

Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. seven days a week. Pedestrian access to the Singapore Flyer is along the Marina Bay waterfront and Raffles Ave.

The fascinating island-nation of Singapore tempts the international traveller with year-round tropical weather; faithfully restored historic districts; a diverse culinary scene featuring Chinese, Indian, Malay and other ethnic specialties; choice of luxury hotels on a par with the best in the world; a reputation as a shoppers’ paradise; and other advantages such as competitive pricing, excellent infrastructure, high-quality service, cultural diversity and a people-friendly, cosmopolitan setting.

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