Singapore's equivalent of the London Eye, the Singapore Flyer is an enormous Ferris Wheel that doubles as an excellent urban observation point. The Flyer is an incredible 42 storeys, or 541 feet (165m) high - making it the largest Ferris Wheel in the world, a full 98 feet (30m) taller than the London Eye. However, this title is coveted and there are Ferris Wheels under construction in the US and Dubai which may soon steal the accolade. The chief reason to take a trip on the Flyer is the view of Singapore's sleek cityscape that it affords: views of Marina Bay and Singapore River are punctuated by notable landmarks such as Raffles Place, Merlion Park, the Empress Place and the Padang. Locals say that on clear days you can even see out as far as the Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan; while a nighttime trip on the Flyer turns the bustling city into a glittering light show. The Singapore Flyer is housed in a large terminal building that also includes bars, restaurants and shops, as well as fun kid's attractions like flight simulators and an indoor tropical forest. A sure bet for a great day out in Singapore for the whole family, the Singapore Flyer is a fantastic introduction to the city for first-time visitors. If the stunning views are not enough of a diversion for you, it is possible to enjoy cocktails or a luxurious four-course meal on the Flyer, or even to get married with the panorama of the city as a backdrop to your vows!
Address: 30 Raffles Avenue