Singapore flyer - Filip Šubrt Photo

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Singapore

Singapore flyer

The Singapore Flyer is a giant Ferris wheel in Singapore. It opened in 2008, construction having taken about 2½ years. 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. Each capsule has a floor area of 26 m2 . The Flyer has an overall height of 165 metres and was the world's tallest Ferris wheel until 2014.

The development has a gross building area of approximately 16,000 m2, built on a 33,700 m2  site along the Marina Promenade. Designed by Arup and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries with a capacity of up to 7.3 million passengers a year, the normally constant rotation of the wheel means that a complete trip lasts approximately 32 minutes.

 The wheel initially rotated in a counter-clockwise direction when viewed from Marina Centre, but on 4 August 2008 this was reversed on the advice of Feng shui masters.