Singapore Flyer – Visitor Information and Review

The Singapore Flyer is Asia's largest observation wheel and stands at 165m tall. From the top, you can see views of Marina Bay as well as surrounding areas and out to sea. It was opened in 2008 after two and a half years of construction. The London Eye and Eiffel Tower played a big part in its design by Dr. Kisho Kurokawa of Japan and DP Architects. The capsules have an air cooling system as well as UV windows to protect from the sun and the heat. Location of Singapore Flyer 30 Raffles Ave - The nearest MRT station is The Promenade which…

0 Comments

Singapore Zoo – Review and Visitor Information

Singapore Zoo is touted as one of the best in the world and has around 1.9 million visitors a year. Whilst I'm not a big fan of animals in captivity, most exhibits are "open" and it has an excellent reputation for its conservation and breeding programmes. We have been twice now, when the girls were 3 and then again when they were 9. Location Located at 80 Mandai Lake Road. There are several options to get to the zoo but we have always just caught a taxi. You can also get there by MRT to Khatib and then transfer to the Mandai…

4 Comments

Emerald Hill – Places to visit in Singapore

Location of Emerald Hill Emerald Hill is located just off Orchard Road and worth a short detour to check out the beautiful buildings or even the bars at night. The nearest metro is Somerset and is a short walk from there. Check out the MRT map for more information. History of Emerald Hill It was thought to be originally rain forest but the Chinese immigrants began using it for pepper plantations. Unfortunately, it was just barren land by the time William Cuppage took over the land in 1837. William Cuppage was originally a Postal Clerk who first leased Emerald Hill in 1837 and then…

0 Comments

Guide to Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore   We have been to Universal Studios twice on our trips to Singapore. The first time, the girls were 6 and already little thrill seekers and then again 2 years ago when they went on every single ride. Always a lot of fun for the big kids as well as the small. Location Universal Studios is on Sentosa Island which can be accessed by taxi, bus, MRT or by the walkway. We find the easiest way is by MRT as follows: Take North-East line or Circle line to HarbourFront station. Take Exit E to VivoCity and proceed to level…

1 Comment
Close Menu