Friday, 18 November 2011

up and over the top with the help of a sling!

This time last week I was 'shaking in my boots' .... no, that's not strictly correct, boots? in Singapore?   More like I was 'shaking in my Fit Flops'!

I was about to board THE SINGAPORE FLYER!

The Singapore Flyer (Image from Flyer’s official website)

..... and for those that know me, certainly know I have a phobia for heights.

Recently we were invited to go aboard the Singapore Flyer - the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel - and the invitation promised that we "were to be treated to an iconic Singapore Sling cocktail on-board an iconic attraction, accompanied by magnificent views of Singapore’s cityscape while comfortably hosted in a special themed capsule"

Now, in all honesty, how could we refuse such an invitation?

The invite was for us to promote the 1-for-1 Singapore Sling Flight that is available until December 31 and to tell all my lovely readers to go and enjoy the experience for themselves. Now, even though I am terrified of heights, hate walking over a bridge, have never, ever been on a Ferris Wheel let alone the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel, I did, yes, I braved the elements just for you!

For that alone you should thank me by going on the Flyer yourself and having the same wonderful experience of taking in the lovely city sights 165-metres above the skies.

Admittedly "the sling" helped me up and over the top!

An all-time classic – the Singapore Sling is synonymous to Singapore and one of the nation’s best-known cocktails. Professionally managed by the Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers Singapore, and using only the most authentic recipe that was developed in 1915, guests on board will experience a hand-shaken and chilled bona fide Singapore Sling served only onboard Singapore Flyer...... and it was seriously delicious.
We did get to see the wonderful sights of Singapore and it really was an exceptional experience from the moment we walked into the "Flyer Lounge area" where we were greeted by the staff explaining to us that our capsule - or pod - would be down in about 10 minutes. We had exclusive express boarding and check-in as all "Singapore Sling" flyers do and entered our VIP Themed Capsule from a different area to the 'normal flyers' ... so yes, it was a very special experience indeed and one that should not be missed.

To sweeten the deal for all my friends and readers, until 31 December 2011, Singapore Flyer will be offering a 1-for-1 Singapore Sling Flight special – simply put, it is two for the price of one.  But only for visitors who purchase the tickets directly from any of the ticketing booths at the Singapore Flyer.

Daily Flights: 2.30pm; 4:30pm; 6.30pm; 7.30pm; 8.30pm & 9.30pm.

We do hope you take advantage of this wonderful deal and as you go "up and over the top" I will wave to you from below as I drink my kopi at the Singapore Food Trail !!

Terms and Conditions:
  • Valid from 5 November - 31 December 2011, subject to availability.
  • Valid for walk-in purchase at Singapore Flyer ticketing counters only.
  • Not valid for online, corporate, group and advanced bookings.
  • Offer does not include a souvenir glass.
  • Offer is not exchangable or redeemable for cash and/or other items.
  • Not valid with other promotions, discounts, privileges and vouchers.
  • Singapore Flyer Pte Ltd reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions without prior notice.
  • Other terms and conditions apply.

Contact Info

Singapore Flyer Pte Ltd
30 Raffles Avenue, #01-07
Singapore 039803
Fax: (65) 6339 9167

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1 comment:

Laura said...

Great photos and well done you for braving your fear - I'm sure it wasn't an easy thing to do.