For years I’ve been avoiding the Singapore Flyer. Every I drive past it, which is pretty much on a daily basis, I marvel at its beauty and simultaneously shudder at the thought of being inside an enclosed capsule high up in the sky for 30 arduous minutes. It didn’t help that a number of years ago, the Singapore Flyer actually developed a fault. Passengers were trapped with no way of escape! Never mind the issue of how you would hold your bladder for that long. What if you had to rappel down, from the top capsule?????
I had 2 chances to go to the Singapore Flyer. 1st time was in 2008 when our Company Recreation Club sold tickets. I actually bought a pair (what was I thinking), but then my grandfather passed away so I sold the tickets. Then there was another media invite, of which I ahem joined them after they’d landed on terra firma. This time round, when budget flyer Scoot sent out an invite, I said enough is enough, I can’t keep escaping, I’m going to drag myself up there!
Third time lucky I guess. Not only was I NOT afraid, except for jelly legs when I first got into the capsule, I enjoyed the ride enough to snap numerous pictures. We even went TWO rounds on the Flyer! No joke! No problems looking through the grass to spot the ground or anything. I was so afraid I would be paralysed with fear in the capsule and totally embarrass myself! I tell you the mind does play tricks.
Thanks Scoot! It was great flying with you. Hopefully next time it’ll be via the actual plane!