PILING work has begun at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa where a 60m-high ferris wheel with 42 gondolas will be installed as one of the major attractions for Visit Malaysia Year 2007.
According to a contractor, soil testing was carried out about two weeks ago to test the ground before the structure is installed.
“We have been working 24 hours to ensure that the structure is up before the launch date on Jan 6,” he said.
The ferris wheel will be installed for the whole of next year as one of the attractions to attract tourists.
Called Eye On Malaysia, it will provide city folks with a view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline.
“The gondolas will be air-conditioned and can take in eight adults at a time. They will offer a bird’s-eye-view of the KL skyline,” said head of the Visit Malaysia Year 2007 (VMY 2007) secretariate Hashimah Nik Jaafar.
“The ferris wheel is of Swiss technology and will be specially brought in as one of the main attractions for VMY 2007.”
Apart from the ferris wheel, there will activities like jet ski shows, fireworks display and pyrotechnics as well as laser shows at the lake garden during the night.
Visit Malaysia Year 2007 banners with the ferris wheel logo are already up at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa.“A 50ft-by-40ft TV screen will be installed to show scenes of Malaysian history from pre- to post independence,” said Hashimah.
“It is significant as VMY 2007 coincides with the nation’s 50th National Day celebrations, hence our theme ‘Celebrating 50 Years of Nationhood’,” she added.
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