Upon reaching the place, we were greeted by this unique structure. See below. It looked like an UFO, remarked one of my colleagues. Without hesitation, I whipped out my camera and start taking photos like a tourist.
Look up and I saw it.
We were greeted by the guides and brought up to level 3. Before we can board the cabin, we have to go through security checks. It felt like we were at the airport, passing through the immigration counter!
Being a tourist attraction, Singapore Flyer sells photos of you in the cabin. However, the photos are not really taken in the cabin, but at a special tunnel, where you have pass on your way to board the cabin. Photos of you and your fellow friends are taken against a green background, the scenery and special effects such as sunlights are super-imposed onto the picture.
Then before we know it, the cabin was before us. Guess what, or rather you might have already know, they never stop the cabin for boarding. In fact, it was quite an adeline pumping experience. Although the wheel moves at a slow speed, at that moment on the platform, you felt like the wheel somewhat increased their speed. I felt the boarding experience is somewhat similar to Harry Potter's 9 and 3/4 platform. Those who have "board" the platform might have felt normal, but for first-timer, there is this worry that you might not have make it onto the platform. I worried that I might be left behind because I did not board the cabin fast enough. Worst, what if I fall?
Anyway, I make it too. Hee Hee. See view from inside.
First few metres was rather scary for people who are afraid of heights. See below. I braved my phobia to take you this photo. Can you imagine standing right at the end? I mean how can anyone do bungee jump?
Actually halfway on top, I can feel the pressure already building up. My ears felt blocked. Not sure if it was the high altitude, but I felt giddy we reached the top. The whole round took us about 20 to 30 mins. We were pretty busy inside the cabin and not a moment was wasted. Those of us with camera were busy snapping away. Tose without camera took out their phone to take pictures as well.
Well, whatever goes up, will come down. Here we are, reaching the station again.