The Singapore Flyer and The Rides of Your Life By Joel F

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I was in Marina Bay Sands Skypark enjoying the cool air and  the splendid view when i noticed a huge Ferris Wheel standing tall from a distance. So i took a photo,  sat on a floor and politely ask a stranger to take my photo with the Ferris Wheel as a backdrop.

The kind stranger told me it’s not a Ferris Wheel, it’s called “The Singapore Flyer.”  Thanks for the view and the info, i decided that i won’t leave singapore without trying that  ride.

The Singapore Flyer is just a walking distance from the Skypark and for a mere 29 singapore dollars one can already experience the flyer ride. It’s a totally different experience from the skypark as this time it gives you an entirely different view of singapore’s skyline from the moving angles of your flight.

It’s like flying, slowly, vertically and seeing a different perspective on how your surrounding changes depending on how and where you look at.  It’s like a ferris wheel ride you experienced during your childhood days but this time it’s more of an awe and less of a scream.  One get awed on how a single place can look so different depending on how you are moving.

Just like life, a single moment can have a thousand perspectives depending on how you look at it and the angles of the movement where your sight is leading.  There are views that were always there but were overlooked because our vision is just relative to the direction where we are standing.  Suddenly the same place looks bigger or smaller as one moves during the ride.

The ride reminds me of a journey, as it moves from top to bottom, you feel a different high when you see the world while you’re on top and feel a willful surrender when you’re at the bottom with high hopes for changes without even knowing that it will always be the same.  The only time it will change is when one open his sights to different angles, just like that singapore flyer ride, the views are always there, it’s the ride that changes the view.

 

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28 thoughts on “The Singapore Flyer and The Rides of Your Life By Joel F

    1. Oh my, been to vegas several times, never tried those thrill seeking rides.

      I guess the slot machines are quite distracting, gave me a different thrill ride. 🙂

      Thanks Marissa for riding by.

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        1. Yes, just like the singapore flyer, it’s really slow. We find it exciting while it’s still going up and once on top, it gets scarier going down… parallels with life i guess.

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  1. A great interpretation on perspective and a metaphor for life’s journey! It is funny how we see height as advantage or disadvantage, like looking down on someone or looking up to someone. Those that have the house on top of the hill are rich, etc. Good post!

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