Singapore Flyer Part 2

If you have no idea what this post is about, kindly read the previous post first here.

So we continue,

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The capsule in front was at the peak, currently still the largest wheel in the world. Once the wheel in Beijing open, it will be the second or third (if China really has so many wheels to open).

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This is another shot of the IR construction site.

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The ornament and complexity of the wheel seen from above. If the floor aboard the capsule is changed to glass, it will give more excitement to the passengers. Anybody been to the top of the tower in Auckland? Something like that but unfortunately I’ve never been there before.

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On top of the wheel

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Going down

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Look more like a tin mining rather than construction site

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The main skyscrapers of Singapore for years

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Looking downwards a little bit

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Notice a jetty

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You should know what is this.

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Trying to avoid the construction site

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Notice a compass on the ceiling, telling you where’s where

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Going down

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“Flight attendants, landing position please. Lights will be dimmed. Fasten your seat belt, straighten up your seat.” Would they ever say that?

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Here’s what Singapore would like once the IR is completed 100%, on the opposite side of the financial district

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Out of the capsule. The attendant will spray something (it’s about swine flu) before letting the next passengers coming on board.

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This isn’t aerobridge. The souvenir shop is in the background.

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Time to say good bye

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I decided to take a walk by the Esplanade and the bay.

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The skyscrapers from the ground. The building next to NTUC must be part of the IR.

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The IR from the ground

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Walking across the bridge, notice the Singapore Arts Festival promotion banners

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The Esplanade, approach a French to tell you the correct pronunciation

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The Merlion

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It is such an irony that this side of the bridge is used a Starbucks Coffee shop whereas the opposite is used for Falungong “headquarter”. It’s like Berlin before 1989. The Fullerton side is West Berlin and the Esplanade side is the East Berlin.

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Take a walk here
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And I would like to end my trip report here. Not really a trip report, the actual one will be on 12 June 2009. Thanks.

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