An almost deserted ticketing counter and entrance
at the Eye on Malaysia at 1.35pm yesterday.
Has the novelty of a bird’s eye view of the city lost its appeal? The world’s largest mobile Ferris wheel, the Eye on Malaysia, was bereft of the anticipated Sunday crowd yesterday at 1.35pm.
The RM30 million wheel in the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens was launched on Jan 6 to kick off Visit Malaysia Year 2007.
The Ferris wheel offers rides in gondolas with a view overlooking the Kuala Lumpur skyline and includes a nightly water screen display on Theatre of the Waters for the whole year.
The lake, a mining pool in the 1970s, is located beside some of the country’s cultural and traditional icons such as Istana Budaya, National Art Gallery, as well as the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and Menara Kuala Lumpur.
Eye on Malaysia’s operator, MST Ads executive director Widyante Yusope, when asked why the crowds were missing, replied: "I am not there, I’m not aware of the situation. I’m in Singapore.
"It’s very hot at that time.
"The crowds come after 5pm when it’s cooler."
Source : NST
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