When I was first asked to go on a business trip to Singapore I was both elated and concerned. Excited because I'd be going to the other end of the world, but concerned that I'd be too busy to actually see anything. It was for this reason that I only put one thing on my wish list of things to see while away - The Singapore Flyer.
The Singapore Flyer is a huge Ferris Wheel, but more than just a ride it's the largest observation Ferris Wheel in the world. At 42 stories high, it's a full 30m taller than its most famous Ferris Wheel counterpart, the London Eye.
I convinced myself before going that one way or another I'd get to see the Flyer in person. Met with a cruel twist of fate on the first evening we headed out, it was closed because of thunderstorms. Luckily we tried again the next day.
On our way back from Sentosa Island, Stephanie and I timed our arrival just right. The sun was setting over downtown and Marina Bay, and by the time we reached the top of the wheel all of the lights had come on and we got a view of the expansive cityscape glowing around us. It was just one more moment of awe in a trip filled with surprises. A trip where I actually did more, not less, than I had expected to.