Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Singapore Flyer Lo-Hei in the Sky
How high can you "lo-hei"? Try 165m above ground? Yes, you can toss your luck as high as that on board the Singapore Flyer.
The Singapore Flyer's Chinese New Year Lo-Hei (S$1,888 nett, for up to 26 passengers) is on from 28 Jan 2011 to 20 Feb 2011, but bookings have already been pouring in. Since it was begun three years back, the Flyer Lo-Hei has been very popular with corporations looking for an unusual venue for this yearly tradition.
It was really quite an experience doing the "lo-hei" with 360-degree views of the Singapore skyline.
The Lo-Hei package allows up to 26 passengers in a specially decorated capsule. Two in-flight hosts or butlers will serve unlimited wines, beers, juices, soft drinks and water. They will also assist with the lo-hei auspicious sayings. Everyone is also given ang pow packets and mandarin oranges.
You get one rotation in which to do the lo-hei, which I found was more than ample time. They will start tossing once you are at the top of the wheel, in order to absorb the most Heavenly Chi.
The French spiderman Alain Roberts scaled the wheel last November. It's amazing when you look at how he has to climb these stairs and over the capsules.
The yusheng is actually quite tasty, with just the right balance of sweet, tangy and salty. How I wish I can have this again...
There are also snacks and finger food on the side.
Add some bubbly (Moët and Chandon Champagne at $148++ per bottle) or an additional rotation (S$888 nett) if you wish.
This year there is an auspicious trail involving a triumvirate of Heavenly Chi, Earthly Chi and Human Chi. There are three steps. First, make your wish at the highest point in the capsule at 165m, when Heavenly Chi is optimum.
Then proceed to the Wishing Well facing East for Earth Chi. Lastly, sound the gong at the Wishing Well to improve your Human Chi.
The Singapore Flyer also provides Sky Dining (see my previous post on it). They also have Valentine's Day packages too (selling fast)!
But even if you don't go on the Flyer, there are plenty of Chinese New Year activities at the venue.
Many thanks to the lovely folks at the Singapore Flyer and to Smith Leong for inviting me to this blogger event.
I also have a 1-for-1 voucher for Flyer rides, redeemable in March 2011 and ang pows to give away. Just leave a comment below, saying "I want to go on the Flyer!"
I will pick a winner on 1 Feb via random generator. If you leave an email address, I can contact you if you win!
30 Raffles Avenue, #01-07
Tel: 6734 8829 / 6333 3311 for bookings
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