The Singapore Flyer opens today and don’t call it a Ferris wheel, that was the message put out by STB. The opening of “The Singapore Flyer,” which is set to become the world’s tallest observation wheel. “the Flyer” consists of a 492 foot high wheel built over a three-story terminal building, giving it a total height of more than 541 feet (as big as a 42 storey building). This will exceed The Star of Nanchang (currently the tallest) by 16 feet and the London Eye (currently the largest) by 49 feet. It added that “the state-of-the-art, luxury wheel will feature 28 large capsules (each customizable and capable of holding nearly 30 people) that will provide panoramic views of Marina Bay and the Singapore financial district skyline. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. seven days a week. Pedestrian access to the Singapore Flyer is along the Marina Bay waterfront and Raffles Avenue.