Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Singapore Flyer

I am terribly afraid of heights. So it was quite ironic that I was excited when we bought the Singapore Flyer tickets in advance since it was on promo. But minutes before entering the capsule, I started to feel dread and anxiety. My thoughts were something like this:
What the heck, you know you are scared of heights, why did you suggest that you ride this huge wheel at a very scary height? Now, there's no way of backing out as everything is paid for already!

But yeah, I viewed the situation as an oportunity to overcome my fear. Upon entering the capsule, my knees were shaking already and I immediately sat on the seat in the middle. We went up in a precariously slow speed and I was very scared to stand up. My colleagues had to hold my hand just so I can stand and walk around a bit. (Hey, I'm no old lady!). Eventually, I got used to the height and I started taking photos and walking around. But still, my legs felt like Jell-O. I was then more relaxed as we slowly descended.
Do I look relaxed enough?

Overall, it was a fun experience. The view was stunning and I left with a high.

And oh, by the way, there was what they call the Journey Of Dreams before you actually fall in line for the Singapore Flyer. It was a mini exhibit about the safety, history and special guests of the attraction.

Some fun facts and info about the Singapore Flyer:
  • It is the largest observation wheel in the world.
  • You can also have dinner and cocktails at the Singapore Flyer and see the magnificent view at night (with a matching fee of course).
  • There's a relaxing garden and pond in the middle of the atrium. You can even feed the fish if you want!
  • Regular operating hours are from 9:00PM-10PM but 6PM to 10PM is reserved for cocktails and dinner.
Tips on how to get to the Singapore Flyer:
  • Find the nearest MRT station and alight at the orange line's Promenade station. From there, it is a 5-10 minute walk to the Flyer.
  • There's also a bus going to Singapore Flyer but I find their bus system more complicated than the train system. The train is easy breezy (just a lot of walking)!
*If you are going to Legoland Malaysia, you might as well book your Legoland admission and bus ticket at the agency on the grounds of the Singapore Flyer. Buses to Legoland leave the Singapore Flyer at 8:30am and every 30 minutes until noon.

The miniature Singapore Flyer
The view on top

We're about to reach the top! Aaagh!


Treat life like a ferris wheel must get past the fear to enjoy the view.
- Linda Poindexter

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