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.
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.
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.