Thursday, April 10, 2008

World’s largest giant observation wheel opens in Singapore

Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest giant observation wheel, opened here yesterday.

“Located at the perfect spot in Marina Bay, Singapore flyer is proud to be the first gem of a necklace of developments to be completed over the next three years,” Florian Bollen, chairman of Singapore Flyer Pte Ltd, said in his opening speech.

The 165-metre tall Singapore Flyer was planned, developed and constructed over a period of five years at a cost of S$240 million (about US$176.9 million).

“The way the Singapore Flyer has been realized is a great example of how the world comes together in this cosmopolitan city to achieve truly out standing results: Japanese and Chinese construction companies, German funding and certification, English engineering and cables, Indian and Italian software, Singapore governmental support and marketing, Australian project management, just to name a few who came together for this truly great global project,” Bollen said.

From 28 spacious, air-conditioned Singapore Flyer capsules, visitors can admire 360-degree views of Singapore’s cityscape and parts of Malaysia and Indonesia.

Source : TravelWeekly
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