The view of Singapore from the top of the Flyer
The Singapore Flyer is one of the latest additions to the long list of tourist attractions. The giant observation wheel - currently the largest in the world - was opened in 2008. The bus-sized capsules hold up to 28 people and take about half an hour to make the full revolution. At the apex, you're 165 meters off the ground.
The location at the south end of the Marina Bay area give you a panoramic view over all of the city, including the new Marina Sands Casino mega project, which is under construction. In fact, there's a little bit of a promo for the project as the gondola comes down into the terminal.
Singapore Flyer Access & Admission
The Flyer is at the south end of the Marina Bay area, close to the Ritz Carlton hotel. The closest subway station is City Hall, quite some distance away. You can take a taxi here easily, and there are usually a few taxis waiting as well. You can also walk through the Suntec City mall and Citylink underground arcade to City Hall subway station.
The ride operates 8:30 am to 10:30 pm. Tickets are sold 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Regular tickets are S$29.50 (18.66 USD) for adults, S$20.65 (13.06 USD) for children aged 3 - 12, and S$23.60 (14.93 USD) for seniors over 60. There are also Cocktail and Champagne "flights", which of course cost more.
There are a number of restaurants and shops in the terminal building, so if you happen to encounter a queue, you can have a bite to eat, browse the shops, or explore the rainforest under the wheel.
See the Singapore Flyer web site for more information.