Perhaps you remember I had told you before in one of my blog posts that I am yet to visit London at UK and therefore, I have not been able to experience the charm of the London Eye. However, in my last visit to Singapore, I have been fortunate enough to experience the Singapore Flyer or in other words, the Singapore Eye, which in fact, at 165 meters, was taller than the London Eye. At that time when I visited, the Singapore Flyer was the world’s largest observation ferris wheel offering the tourists a breathtaking view of the Singapore’s changing cityscape. I believe this still is the highest ferris wheel.
Once I landed in Singapore, this is the picture I took of the landmarks from the taxi. You may notice the Singapore Flyer, the Shell-shaped Cool Conservatories, and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in this picture:
Once I stepped on board the world’s largest ferris wheel with Shelly, we got a panoramic birds eye view, i.e. a 360° view of Singapore. From this ferris wheel, even parts of Malaysia and Indonesia at a distance far off could be seen! The ride was about 30 minutes long. Shelly also has a YouTube video on his YouTube channel: Mirza Sadrul Alam. You may want to check this out, if you are interested. Since the entire video was not fully in English, therefore I decided not to include it here. But, I guess you would be able to understand since we’ve spoken in English about 95% of the time in that video.
Here is my picture inside our capsule of the Singapore Flyer. I can tell you it was a fabulous experience! You may catch many different landscape photos of Singapore at different altitudes once the wheel starts turning!
Here is another view of this landmark (Singapore Flyer) at nighttime that I grabbed from the observation deck of another fascinating and one-of-a-kind landmark of Singapore: The Marina Bay Sands Hotel!
The Marina Bay Sands Hotel has an infinity pool! Scary? No it is not so scary as it seems! The engineering has been done in such a way that swimming on the edge that is about 650 feet above the ground (55 storeys up) although is daunting yet the swimmers would not fall off!
This beautifully detailed Singapore HD YouTube video below on the Infinity Pool at The Marina Bay Sands Hotel was uploaded by Jacek Zarzycki’s YouTube channel. Enjoy!
While visiting there, I found the hotel authority was very particular about the privacy and security of the hotel guests and therefore I personally kept away from clicking any pictures of this pool and the hotel guests. Therefore, I am sharing only the picture that I took of myself while being very close to the Infinity Pool inside the hotel:
By the same precincts, the Gardens by the Bay offers a fascinating experience for the tourists of Singapore. This park offers a beautiful experience of a park spanning 101 hectares!
This botanical techno garden has the iconic shell-shaped conservatories. These two conservatories are the largest climate-controlled greenhouses in the world! One of these has flowers from Mediterranean regions, and the other contains the tropical plants inside. There is man-made waterfall inside one of these shells (i.e., one of these cool conservatories) which is 30 meters high. Here is a beautiful YouTube video of Singapore vacation travel guide by Expedia channel that also features Singapore’s Landmark Gardens, i.e. Gardens by the Bay, and SuperTree Grove:
I hope you enjoyed this post from the Umini’s Itchy Feet! I would like to conclude by featuring another lovely YouTube video on the fireworks display at The Marina Bay Sands uploaded by Genesis3417 channel:
Be sure to check out all these fascinating attractions once you are at Singapore!