Ain’t no Party like a VIP Party

by Poi on January 16, 2012

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One of our must visit locations before we set off on our trip back in 2010 was Singapore! Following our original plans we should have been there about the same time we settled down in Bangkok last March… Since then we’ve had a couple of chances to go but being told over and over again just how expensive it is, we were a bit apprehensive.

Back in November Kirsty had over 5 weeks off work due to the flooding in Bangkok – so we had plenty of time to get out of the city and explore some new places.  We discussed a few different options but Singapore just kept popping up…. no more excuses – it was time to tick Singapore off the list.

Obviously Singapore is expensive and for that reason we chose to only stay for four nights, which meant making the most of every second. Beginning shortly after arriving with –  The Singapore flyer.

Marina Bay Sands view of the Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer

It’s the largest observation wheel in the world and you can learn all about it while waiting to board  – but we weren’t there for that. We weren’t only there just for the views either. We had been invited on a special “flight”  the VIP Singapore Sling flight to be exact.

What makes the VIP ride different?

Instead of piling into a capsule with a group of strangers we were led from the VIP waiting room past the queue into our own one. The  car was nicely decorated to give a more luxurious feel compared to the normal ones. And best of all, We were each handed a Singapore sling to sip on the ride round!

The views are pretty spectacular from the top of the wheel, especially on the second half of the trip as you are treated to views across the most famous area of Singapore including Marina Bay Sands.

We’re not usually the type to take the luxury option but having the freedom to move around the car and take pictures without getting in anyone’s way was well worth it, we also got to act like little kids pretending to be posh which is always fun.

Inside the Singapore Flyer

Singapore Sling Flight

The flyer was a great way to start our trip – and I would recommend it to anyone coming here. We had great fun taking in all the sights while sipping away on our cocktails and snapping photos.

A normal ride on the Singapore Flyer costs S$29.50 for adults or you can have a more private experience with the Singapore Sling Flight for S$69. You can find out more about the flyer and other flight options here: Singapore Flyer

A big thanks to the Singapore Flyer for organising this for us.  As always all opinions are our own. 


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah January 17, 2012 at 2:36 am

I passed on the Singapore Flyer when I was there because of the hefty price tag.

But if it was called the “Singapore Sling” well, that’s a whole other ball game…


Poi January 17, 2012 at 9:38 am

We were running around doing everything in our few days there. We made a rare rule of not worrying about expenses…


Scott - Quirky Travel Guy January 17, 2012 at 5:48 am

Sounds like a cool experience. But where was that aerial view taken from? Looks like a better view there than from inside the flyer!


Poi January 17, 2012 at 9:39 am

The other viewpoint is from Marina Bay Sands which is good but it’s probably one of the highlights of the view across singapore and obviously when you’re on it you can’t see it…

Do both!


Andi of My Beautiful Adventures January 18, 2012 at 5:53 am

Looks so awesome!


Audrey January 18, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Nice! It looks like your own private club!


Kirsty January 31, 2012 at 8:52 pm

It really was! 🙂 I kinda felt like royalty!


Dan @ TeacherGig August 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

I’m a bit ambivalent when it comes to Ferris wheels (or observation wheels are the super-sized versions are called), but your photos piqued my interest on this one. The Singapore Flyer looks like it might be worth the price tag if one has that kind of money floating around in their wallet. And sipping a Singapore sling while doing it? Sounds like a pretty good time to me.

And it’s probably better value than going to the Raffles hotel for a Singapore sling. Also over-priced, not that tasty, and only worth the story you can tell. “I see you’re drinking a Singapore sling… Well I drank one where they were invented?” To which the other person says, “OK.” Best story ever!


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