Friday, November 19, 2010

Ready Set Glow

Singapore Flyer is set to be one of Asia’s biggest tourist attractions, designed by Dr. Kisho Kurokawa and DP Architects, Singapore. Featuring capsules the size of a bus, the magnificent monument is capable of holding up to 784 passengers. With an approximately 30 minutes per revolution, it promises more than just a view.

As the wheel turns, you’ll be treated to a visual 360° feast of iconic and historical landmarks and views from the Marina Bay to the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Merlion Park, Empress Place and the Padang. Come Christmas, you will get to see the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel transformed into Singapore’s Tallest Christmas Tree.

Installed last week on the 165m tall Ferris wheel stands a structure of lights, shaped like a Christmas tree that goes halfway up the wheel. It is said to be part of the Marina Bay lights up however there are conflicting information given as another source states that the Marina Bay Lights Up festival ended on the 7th November 2010.

Nonetheless, you shall entertained by fairy and elfish storytellers as they enchant your family with festive tales you’ve never heard before, as in-capsule story telling is inclusive in full-priced flight ticket.

The choir, band and angklung performances put together by the students will also serenade you as they spread the peace, joy and spirit of Christmas. You could also deck out with glittering lights, party in the lush tropical garden and enjoy your favourite Christmas carols!

“I am very excited to see the lightings because I love Christmas,” said Thomas Walker, 4, who is also a friends of Singapore Flyer member. His mother, Mrs M. Walker told us that Thomas loves the flyer so much that they go on it once a month.

The Singapore flyer has a green rating on energy usage however it is not confirmed that the lightings used are energy saving light bulbs. A marketing representative of the Singapore Flyer said, “I’m not sure if they are energy saving but we reuse them for Chinese New Year”.

With or without energy saving light bulbs, it does not stop the locals and tourist from being excited to view the glorious Christmas tree during the season of giving.

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