Singapore is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. The Singapore Flyer, located at Marina Bay, is one of Singapore’s many landmarks. Launched in 2006, the Singapore Flyer is one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the world. From this carousel one can enjoy the beauty of the whole city of Singapore. Built at a cost of ০ 240 million, the giant Ferris wheel is 165 meters high. The Singapore Flyer has a total of 27 air-conditioned capsules, and each capsule can carry up to 26 passengers. The floor of the Singapore Flyer is divided into three floors, with restaurants, shops and other services being provided from different parts.
In addition to the wonderful opportunity to see 360 degree day or night views from the Singapore Flyer, you can also have the wonderful experience of having dinner here for 329 USD if you want during the ride. The Singapore Flyer is open from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets for each 30-minute ride cost 21 USD for children, 33 USD for adults and 6 USD for family packages. For more details visit the official website of Singapore Flyer: singaporeflyer.com
How to get to Singapore
There are direct flights to Singapore from Dhaka. Biman will be able to fly to Singapore on several airlines including Bangladesh, Malind Air, Jet Airways and Malaysian Airlines. The cost will be 18 to 25 thousand rupees depending on the airline.
There is MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) to various destinations from Singapore Airport. Traveling by metro rail can reach the destination at low cost and with ease. If you want, you can take the metro train from the airport to Singapore Flyer located at Marina Bay. There are also numerous bus services throughout Singapore. You can easily reach your preferred destination using bus or MRT service. You can use Grab as an alternative to taxi, it will save some cost. Getting a taxi will cost a minimum of ড 10.
How to get a Singapore visa
Although there is a Singapore Consulate in Dhaka, Singapore visa is not issued from there. You must contact an authorized agent for a visa and must receive a travel invitation from someone residing in Singapore. Visa fee is 30 Singapore dollars. For more information on Singapore visas, read: Singapore Visa Processing.
Where to stay in Singapore
There are numerous residential hotels in Singapore that will reduce your costs if you book in advance. Overnight stays at Sentosa and Marina Bay are quite expensive. There is a mini Bangladesh near the Mustafa Center in Singapore where you can stay at low cost in the hotels. You can also stay overnight within budget in Little India.
Some hotel names and phone numbers in Singapore:
The Ridge Carlton Millenia: + 65-6337-8888, Hotel Indigo Singapore: + 65-6723-7001, InterContinental Singapore: + 65-6338-7600, Four Seasons Singapore: + 65-6734-1110, St. Regis Hotel: + 65-6506-6888, Mandarin Oriental: + 65-6338-0066, Park Royal on Pickering: + 65-6809-8888, The Fullerton Hotel: + 65-6733-8388, Naomi Hotel: + 65-6403-6000, Shangri-La La Hotel: + 65-6737-3644
Where to eat in Singapore
A wide variety of food is available in Singapore. There are hawkers’ centers and food courts for cheap food as well as expensive restaurants.
Starting from a reputed brand shop, there are many essential things in life in Singapore! Although Singapore is an import dependent city, you can buy the necessary electronic products or clothes. All foreign brands have showrooms in Singapore. You can choose Mustafa Center for budget shopping.
Necessary information to apply for a visa to Singapore
- Passport must be valid for a minimum of six months.
- Passport must have at least one blank page.
- A photocopy of the personal information page in the passport must be attached to the visa application form.
- 2 recent passport size (25mm x 35mm) size photo. Pictures should never be taken more than two months ago.
- Picture color but its background should be white.
- If your invitee is a person (in many cases an organization) then you need to submit a copy of the invitation letter and his ID card.
- For ordinary travelers, the ‘Letter of Introduction’ form must be issued by a permanent resident of Singapore, at least 21 years of age.
- Business travelers must have the local contact address of the company registered in Singapore and an invitation letter signed by the representative of the organization. And the signatory must be someone who lives in Singapore.