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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Singapore Flyer Part 1

I went on a flight aboard a capsule of the Singapore Flyer. It was on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 around 3 pm. As the wheel is celebrating its first anniversary, the operator gives a student promotion (Primary, Secondary, JC/MI/Poly, University), so they just need to pay $10. Just don’t forget to carry along your student pass. The promo valid till 29 May 2009.

Let the pictures tell the story.

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Just arrived there, I forget which area it is.

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This should be the 2nd floor, a look of the interior garden (I guess).

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This was the queue after I entered the “boarding gate”.

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Look down and you will notice this. In case somebody fall down, any Indonesians could recall the incident of a 6-year-old girl falling down from the 2nd or 3rd storey of a shopping centre in Surabaya a few years back?

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“Welcome aboard, ladies and gentlemen.” This was the capsule that I took my flight on. The flight was approximately 30 minutes. The only different with a plane flight is there’s no jumpseat.

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Should be the parking area, I bet.

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The capsule behind and a glimpse of the Integrated Resort (IR). More views coming.

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The concrete jungle of Singapore

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The interior aboard the capsule, 4 long benches, 2 LCD screens. Emergency supplies can be found under the benches.

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Marina Barrage on one side and cargoliners on the background with port of calling Singapore. Some may leave Singapore.

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Part of the Grand Prix circuit

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I guess it is Kallang area.

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Marina Bay Golf Course

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Another view of the concrete jungle

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Concrete jungle again with Esplanade and the Grand Prix’s audience seats

To Be Continued…