About the Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer is one of many outstanding tourist attractions in Singapore. At a height of 165m, Singapore Flyer is one of the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel and also one of Asia’s biggest tourist attractions. It is indeed the best way to view Singapore.
Singapore Flyer was conceived and designed by Dr. Kisho Kurokawa and DP Architects, Singapore. It held its groundbreaking ceremony in September 2005. It promises more than just a view, but a panorama that captures Marina Bay’s skyline with a glimpse of neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia.
In May 2007, Singapore Flyer unveiled its mock capsule amidst much fanfare and anticipation, and in February 2008, it held its corporate inaugural flights. The event proved to be a resounding success, further fanning the hype surrounding the Flyer. It was officially launched in April 2008.
Don’t miss out on the amazing night view from Singapore Flyer!
Shopping at the Gift Shop
After taking in the view of Singapore, you will be directed to the gift shop. Over there, a wide range of products is available. If you are a tourist visiting Singapore, you will be eligible for a tax rebate! Simply spend a minimum S$100 or combine a maximum of 3 receipts amounting to at least S$100 on the same day of purchase. Do visit here or approach a staff at Singapore Flyer for more information.
Merlion: The Mythical Singapore Mascot
The Merlion is a well-known icon of Singapore depicted as a mythical creature with a lion’s head and the body of a fish. It is widely used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore. The Merlion was first created in 1964 as an emblem for the then-Singapore Tourist Promotion Board and served as the board’s corporate logo from 1966 to 1997. Its name combines “mer”, meaning the sea, and “lion”. The fish body represents Singapore’s origin as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which means “sea town” in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore’s original name—Singapura—meaning “lion city” or “kota singa”. These Merlion-lookalike products available at Singapore Flyer gift shop will surely be excellent additions to your home or as a gift.
If you are keen on visiting the real-life Merlions, you will be delighted to know that there are seven ‘official’ Merlions in Singapore. You can visit them at Merlion Park (as shown in the picture), Sentosa, Tourism Court, Mount Faber and Ang Mo Kio.
Durian: The King of Fruits
You may have noticed a spiky building when you are on the Singapore Flyer. That is none other than our Esplanade. Even though it was not deliberately modeled after the king of fruits, durians, we cannot deny the resemblance.
Even though loved by many, durians may not be readily accepted by everyone. Watch as Buzzfeed tries durians for the first time.
Ever wondered how to open the tough exterior of a durian? F1 drivers give it a go in this video!
Great news for those who are a fan of the fruit or looking to bring some back for your family and friends! Singapore Flyer gift shop carries durian-flavored snacks in airplane-friendly packaging.
Old School Treats
Can’t bring some of the yummy food back home? No fear as Singapore’s iconic snacks is available in the form of a cushion!
One of the cushions comes in the form of a red tortoise cake (Chinese: 紅龜粿; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Âng-ku-kóe) is a small round or oval shaped Chinese pastry with soft sticky glutinous rice flour skin wrapped around a sweet filling in the centre. It is molded to resemble a tortoise shell and is presented resting on a square piece of banana leaf. As suggested by its name, red tortoise cakes are traditionally red in color and have a sticky chewy texture when eaten. Red tortoise cakes are shaped like tortoise shells because the Chinese traditionally believed that eating tortoises would bring longevity to those who are eating it and bring about good fortune and prosperity.
First made in 1850s (the biscuit part) by biscuit manufacturers Huntley and Palmers in Reading, Berkshire, these iced gem biscuits should be no strangers to Singaporeans. Throughout the years, the local version has become distinctly different from the British originals. Those that are commonly seen in Singapore usually come with a neon-colored icing while the original has a muted icing color. Singapore’s version is also much pointier than the ones in the UK. Even the taste is different, with the original ones being less sweet. One of the most well-known brand to produce these biscuits is Khong Guan. You can get the biscuits from the supermarkets.
Sesame Street at the Singapore Flyer Gift Shop
Launched in 1989, Sesame Street has been a family-favorite ever since. By its 40th anniversary in 2009, Sesame Street was the fifteenth-highest-rated children’s television show in the United States. A 1996 survey found that 95% of all American preschoolers had watched the show by the time they were three years old. In 2008, it was estimated that 77 million Americans had watched the series as children. As of 2014, Sesame Street has won 167 Emmy Awards and 8 Grammy Awards—more than any other children’s show. Visitors will be delighted to know that a wide range of Sesame Street plushes is available at Singapore Flyer gift shop. Popular characters such as Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and etc are available in different versions such as beanbags, puppets, take-along plush and etc.
Gund and WWF Soft Toys
Soft toys lovers will be pleased to know that Gund products are also available at the gift shop. Gund being one of the oldest soft toys company in America, we guarantee that you will be able to find a plush that is to your liking. Fun fact: Did you know that Gund was one of the first company to produce a teddy bear back in the early 1900s?
If you are a frequent user of Facebook stickers, I am sure that you will find our Pusheens familiar! In fact, Pusheen has 9.5 million likes on her Facebook page! Don’t miss the chance of getting your very own Pusheen. They come in several versions such as plushes, coin purses, tablet casings and etc.
Cool Gear, Smash & The Learning Journey
Smash Enterprises is an Australian brand that is known for their quality, durability and great designs. They produce a range of Nude Food food storages that are suitable for both children and adults. They are dedicated to saving the planet and is actively seeking ways to reduce the amount of waste created through our packaging and operations.
Started in 2000, Cool Gear International has been creating innovative products that strive to revolutionize the green movement with the hopes of eliminating disposable plastic bottle waste. Each product has a sleek design that promotes individually through its unique color and graphics.
Affordable BPA-free food containers and water bottles from Cool Gear and Smash are available at Singapore Flyer gift shop.
The Learning Journey has been designing and manufacturing an exclusive line of award-winning children’s interactive educational products since 1995. All products at The Learning Journey encourage learning and develop confidence as they enhance a child’s potential. All products build on the skills necessary for children to be prepared for school and beyond.
If you are getting something for young children, The Learning Journey products will be an amazing present to aid them in their learning. These products are also available at Singapore Flyer gift shop.
Boo, Hansa & WWF
The World’s Cutest Dog, Boo belongs to a San Francisco-based Facebook employee who created a Facebook page for the dog with the statement “My name is Boo. I am a dog. Life is good.” He became popular in October 2010 after singer Kesha sent a tweet that she had a new boyfriend, linking to the page. As of October 2017, Boo has 17.1 million likes on Facebook.
At Singapore Flyer gift shop, Boo is available in an assortment of designs, suitable for all occasions. You can choose between 2 sizes: 5″ tall (Itty Bitty Boo) and 9″ tall. Our new arrival also includes Boo Blind Box Series 1, whereby you will get a random Boo plush.
Animal lovers can also purchase plushes from Hansa and WWF at the Singapore Flyer gift shop. Visitors can get the chance to purchase animals such as pandas, tigers, lions and etc.
Hansa is internationally recognized for their “true to life” reproductions of the world’s best-loved animals, created by the legendary, skilled artisans in our socially and environmentally responsible HANSA Studio. The life-like toys inspire creativity and educate people from all walk of life.
30 Raffles Avenue
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By Mass Rapid Transport (MRT)
The Promenade Station (Circle Line, CC4) provides you with a fuss-free, mere five-minute walk to Singapore Flyer! Take Exit A and look out for blue pedestrian signs to Singapore Flyer.
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You can catch public buses 56, 75, 77, 97, 97e, 171, 195, 960, 961C at Before Temasek Avenue (02191)
Singapore Flyer is located just at the fringe of town. It takes you about 5 minutes to get there from the Central Business District (CBD), 10 minutes from Orchard Road and 20 minutes from Changi Airport. If you are driving to Singapore Flyer, there is a multi-storey car park with 284 lots and 3 handicapped lots, and a special coach bay for 25 tour buses. Visitors to Singapore Flyer can also enjoy Free Lunch Parking on weekdays, from 12pm–2pm (excludes weekends and Public Holidays).
Singapore Flyer Ticket Price
A 30-minute ride will cost:
Adult Ticket S$33, Senior Ticket S$24 (Above 60 years old), Child Ticket S$21 (3 to 12 years old)