Singapore | Singapore Flyer


singapore, singapore flyer, singapore skylineIn Singapore, the second place we hopped off our bus tour was the Singapore Flyer, “Asia’s largest giant observation wheel” at 165 meters tall. I confess it was my first observation wheel experience. I’ve ridden my share of ferris wheels but this was much larger and slower and the cars were glass-enclosed and air-conditioned.singapore, singapore flyer, singapore skyline, gardens by the bayOn a clear day you can see all the way to Malaysia and Indonesia. It was a bit hazy the day we went so I’m not sure we actually could (which probably means we couldn’t/didn’t).singapore, singapore flyer, singapore skyline, marina barrage, singapore damMarina Barrage dam.We could, however, see 360-degree views of Singapore — from the Marina Barrage dam and many cargo boats on one side to the downtown skyline on the other.singapore, singapore flyer, singapore skyline, merlion parkMerlion Park.Merlion Park celebrates the icon of Singapore, which has a lion head to represent Singapore’s original name, Sinagpura, which means “lion city,” and a fish body to represent the city’s founding as a fishing village.singapore, singapore flyer, singapore skyline, gardens by the bayWe got a nice view of Gardens by the Bay, one of two gardens we visited in Singapore. I’ll write more about Gardens by the Bay in another blog post.singapore, singapore flyer, singapore skyline, duck & hippo toursOur Singapore Flyer experience inspired us to visit another observation wheel: the London Eye, smaller but with better, more historic views. More on the London Eye and our trip to London in a future blog post. I’m almost done writing about our R&R to Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Almost.Have you ever been on an “observation wheel” or ferris wheel?See more photos from Singapore.

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I'm Natasha -- writer, runner and wife to a Foreign Service Officer with USAID. Current location: Frankfurt, Germany.

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