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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