The Singapore Flyer is a giant Ferris wheel located in Singapore, constructed in 2005-2008. Described by its operators as an observation wheel, it reaches 42 stories high, with a total height of 165 m, making it the tallest Ferris wheel in the World, 5 m taller than the Star of Nanchang and 30 m taller than the London Eye.
Situated on the southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land, it comprises a 150 m 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, including the Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan, as well as Johor, Malaysia.
The final capsule was installed on 2 October 2007, the wheel started rotating on 11 February 2008 and it officially opened to the public on 1 March 2008. Tickets for rides on the first 3 nights were sold out for S$8,888 (US$6,271), an auspicious number in Chinese culture. The grand opening for the Flyer was held on 15 April 2008.