Showing posts with label Singapore Flyer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Singapore Flyer. Show all posts

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Singapore Flyer

At last, I visited The Singapore Flyer even though The Singapore Flyer has been operating for many years lol.

The adult ticket for The Singapore Flyer was $33 but we got a 15% discount cause we had a passion card with us. There's many other discounts promotions. You can check it out at the The Singapore Flyer's official website.

Each capsule can take 28 people but as it was not crowded that day, there's only 5 people in our capsule.

The Singapore Flyer is the World's Largest Giant Observation Wheel with a height of 165 m.

We were at the highest point of The Singapore Flyer, very great experience, could see the people clearly in the next capsule.

View of the uncompleted future Singapore Sports Hub which will be open middle of this year. It looked very impressive from the website.

We could also view the two domes at Gardens By the Bay.

Fantatic view of Marina Bay from The Singapore Flyer.

Using camera's zoom feature, I could see people at the roof top of Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

Short video of the view of Marina Bay from The Singapore Flyer.

View of Marina Bay Financial Centre from The Singapore Flyer

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Singapore Food Trail - Antique

Besides food, there is a small section at the Singapore Food Trail where there's a display of antique at a corner of the food centre.

Hahaha most of the items are what we had during our childhood. Those cabinets where they kept the bowls and even the bowls are what I used to have in my parents' home when I was a child during the 60s. But they were thrown away when my parents shift to a new home cause they were all damaged and old. We never see them as antique back then hahaha.

These bottles of soft drinks were what we were looking forward to during Chinese New Year when we were children. Back then they were considered luxuries cause we could only afford to have them during festive periods. After drinking some bottles were sold to the rag and bone man (person who collect recycled items and sell them for recycled purposes) and some bottles were used to double up as rolling pins for my mom and siblings to make pastries during the festive periods. The glass bottles were made from good and strong materials, I remembered my mom used it to crush some peanuts and the bottles wont break.

Infront of the food centre is this drawing of hop scotch, a game we used to play when we were young.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Singapore Food Trail - Ice Ball

The highlight of our visit to Singapore Food Trail was these ice balls. We ordered four of these to the delight of the stallholder. Yummy. Ice Ball has a long history. It now costs $2.50 for one, the last time I remembered I only paid ten cents for it hahaha. That was when I was in Primary School. Ice Ball was ice shavings shaped into a ball, inside are some red bean (used to be beans not bean paste as you can see from the below video) and some syrup and coconut milk poured all over the ice ball. They now served them in bowl with a spoon but we used to hold the ice ball in our hands and suck the ice ball.

Am so glad Ice Ball made a come back. During the 60s Ice Ball was popular with school children, I rembered I share one ice ball with my class mate, we each paid five cents for the cost of the ten cents ice ball and have the stall holder saw the ice ball into half hahahaha. You should have see the mini saw that he used to saw the ice ball, all the water caused the saw to rust, wondered why we were so healthy back then, we dont fall sick that often and never need to see any doctor. If today we were to see any stallholder using rusty utensils to whip out their food, they will sure get a fine lol.

Short video of making of ice balls.

Do remember to try out the ice ball if you visit the Singapore Food Trail. Best to eat the ice ball by holding the ice ball in the plastic sheet with your hands and suck the ice. It is not the same feeling if you will to eat the ice ball with the spoon. Am sure those in my generation born before the late 60s will remember the fond memories of childhood when sucking the ice ball by holding it in both hands.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My World - Singapore Food Trail

Last week, managed to find time to visit Singapore Food Trail for lunch. Singapore Food Trail is on Level 1 at the Singapore Flyer. It is actually a food centre with themed interior design and setting from the past, as well as some makeshift stalls along the roadside. It really bring out the fond memories of my childhood times where we used to eat at stalls along the roadside.

Hahaha the stallholder posed for me to take photos of his stall. No need to advertise for him, he is already famous hahaha. The sign infront of his stall indicated that. But that does not stop him from telling me, his siblings operated other oyster omelette stalls in Bedok Bus Interchange and Geylang too hahaha.

Oyster Omelette $8 (medium) - the portion looked big enough for us - yummy.

Hokkien Mee - $8 - yummy

Bak Kut Teh - $30 for 5 bowls of rice, two bowls of pork ribs soup, one bowl of pig's organs soup, one bowl of preserved vegetables and you tiao (fried fritters).

It is interesting to see road signs in the food centre too.

I will definitely go back again to try the other food too. The price might be steep but the portion is generous.

For photos on other parts of the world, please visit Our World Tuesday Meme. Thanks to the team of Our World for giving us the opportunity to share my world with the rest of the world.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Skywatch-The Singapore Flyer

This is not the wheels of a bicycle. If you looked closely at the top right corner, you could see the capsule of The Singapore Flyer. Yes, it is part of The Singapore Flyer, those metal frames that hold all those tiny capsules. (Tiny from the ground view). The capsules are air conditioned.

You could learn more about the Singapore Flyer from my previous post.

Closer look at the capsules.

Thanks to Tom for hosting Sky Watch. For other sky watchers, you can go to Tom's website.

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Singapore Flyer

This is the Singapore Flyer is a giant observation wheel equivalent to the London Eye.

The Flyer comprises a 150 m (492 ft) diameter wheel, built over a three-story terminal building, giving it a total height of 165 m (541 ft). This exceeds The Star of Nanchang by 5 m (16 ft) and the London Eye by 30 m (98 ft). Each of the 28 air-conditioned capsules are capable of holding 28 passengers each, and a complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 30 minutes. For more information you can view from source:Wikipedia.

I have yet gone for the ride in the flyer, will post more photos when I actually go for the ride. :)

For more information, you can view them at the website: