The Singapore Flyer

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The Singapore Flyer is a giant Ferris wheel in Singapore. Described by its operators as an observation wheel,it opened in 2008, construction having taken about 2 years.

Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer

It carried its first paying passengers on 11 February, opened to the public on 1 March, and was officially opened on 15 April. It has 28 air-conditioned capsules, each able to accommodate 28 passengers, and incorporates a three-storey terminal building.

Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer

The Flyer has an overall height of 165 metres (541 ft) and is currently the world's second tallest operational Ferris wheel; after the 167.6 m (550 ft) High Roller, which is 2.6 m (9 ft) taller than the Flyer, located on Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, US, opened on 1st April 2014.

Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer

The previous record holder, the Star of Nanchang, in Jiangxi, China, is 160 m (525 ft) tall, although its 153 m (502 ft) diameter wheel is larger than the Flyer's 150 m (492 ft) wheel.

Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer

Its location beside Marina Bay Street Circuit, near the straight between turns 21 and 22 and the pit area, affords great views of the Singapore Grand Prix. It also offers broad views of the city centre and beyond to about 45 km (28 mi), including the Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan, and Johor, Malaysia.

Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer

The Flyer is located near the shore of Singapore's Marina Bay, on the southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land, in an area known as Marina Promenade.

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