We had a great day in Singapore, visiting the Singapore Flyer (the world's largest capsule "ferris wheel", and checking out this building, the MARINA BAY SANDS HOTEL and CASINO.

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a city-state island country off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator, in Southeast Asia. It is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. Singapore is the world's fourth leading financial centre and a cosmopolitan world city, playing a key role in international trade and finance. The port of Singapore is one of the five busiest ports in the world.

There are slightly over 5 million people in Singapore of which 2.91 million are born locally. Forty-three percent of the population in Singapore are foreign-born. Singapore has a diverse population made up mainly of Asians (mostly Chinese, Malays, Indians, and Asians of various other descents) and some Caucasians.
Our big event of the day was a visit to the Singapore Flyer.
The Singapore Flyer is currently the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. Described by its operators as an observation wheel,[1] it reaches 42 stories high, with a total height of 165 m (541 ft), and is 5 m (16 ft) taller than the Star of Nanchang and 30 m (98 ft) taller than the London Eye.

Located in Singapore, on the southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land, it comprises a 150 m (492 ft) diameter wheel, built over a three-story terminal building which houses shops, bars and restaurants, and offers broad views of the city centre and beyond to about 45 km (28 mi), including the Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan, as well as Johor, Malaysia.
Looks pretty cool, eh?
Each of these capsules fits about 20 people.
Round and round it goes, about one revolution each half hour.
A nice departure lounge awaits you, before boarding.
It's a nice, slow and easy boarding process
We had a private car, for just 12 of us on the World Cruise.
Let the journey begin.
Just for us, a catered affair, with snacks and wine.
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
Check out the floating soccer field!
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
Singapore Architecture!
Day 65 - Singapore
Mark and Ralph Around The World
Author: Mark and Ralph Around The World (ID: 14182)
Posted: 2011-03-13 08:09 GMT+00:00
Mileage: 14.69 km
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Welcome To Singapore!
We had a great day in Singapore, visiting the Singapore Flyer (the world's largest capsule "ferris wheel", and checking out this building, the MARINA BAY SANDS HOTEL and CASINO.

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a city-state island country off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator, in Southeast Asia. It is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. Singapore is the world's fourth leading financial centre and a cosmopolitan world city, playing a key role in international trade and finance. The port of Singapore is one of the five busiest ports in the world.

There are slightly over 5 million people in Singapore of which 2.91 million are born locally. Forty-three percent of the population in Singapore are foreign-born. Singapore has a diverse population made up mainly of Asians (mostly Chinese, Malays, Indians, and Asians of various other descents) and some Caucasians.
The Singapore Flyer
Our big event of the day was a visit to the Singapore Flyer.
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer is currently the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. Described by its operators as an observation wheel,[1] it reaches 42 stories high, with a total height of 165 m (541 ft), and is 5 m (16 ft) taller than the Star of Nanchang and 30 m (98 ft) taller than the London Eye.

Located in Singapore, on the southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land, it comprises a 150 m (492 ft) diameter wheel, built over a three-story terminal building which houses shops, bars and restaurants, and offers broad views of the city centre and beyond to about 45 km (28 mi), including the Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan, as well as Johor, Malaysia.
The Singapore Flyer
Looks pretty cool, eh?
The Singapore Flyer
Each of these capsules fits about 20 people.
The Singapore Flyer
Round and round it goes, about one revolution each half hour.
The Singapore Flyer
A nice departure lounge awaits you, before boarding.
The Singapore Flyer
It's a nice, slow and easy boarding process
The Singapore Flyer
We had a private car, for just 12 of us on the World Cruise.
The Singapore Flyer
Let the journey begin.
Special VIP Treatment
Just for us, a catered affair, with snacks and wine.
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
Check out the floating soccer field!
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
Singapore Architecture!
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