I have driven past the city's new iconic landmark numerous times and each time I would stare out of the window and marvel at the big structure that stands tall by the sea.
Singapore's version of the ferris wheel is called the Singapore Flyer and in recent years we have seen big wheels been built around the world. One famous wheel is kind of started all this craze is the London Eye.
The Singapore Fly is built on the reclaimed land at Marina Centre. The wheel is 150 m (492 ft) in diameter and 42 stories high built on top of a three-story building giving a total height of 165 m (541 ft). The London Eye in comparison is 135 metres (443 ft).
Each of the 28 air-conditioned capsules is capable of holding 28 passengers, and a complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 30 minutes. Initially rotating in an counter-clockwise direction when viewed from Marina Centre, its direction was changed on 4 August 2008 under the advice of Feng shui masters.
Singapore Flyer official site - click
History of Ferris wheel - click
Singapore flyer - click
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