Friday, December 08, 2006
The Singapore Flyer
This post is inspired by my son's last remnants of his stolen bicycle.
I got back from work and saw his bicycle... well, what was left of it - the front wheel, prominently displayed at the service balcony when I went there to greet my fellow citizens of HamsterVille.
Alone, propped-up against the tiled wall, it reminded me of... The Singapore Flyer.
Yes, the 162 metres or 42 storey-high giant observatory wheel, some might say a direct steal of the London Eye. Yeah how is it going anyway... have forgotten all about it.
This would be an interesting addition to Singapore's rather dull "what to do this weekend?" activity. Well, not until March 2008 anyway.
By that time when it is ready, it would also have incorporated the new cruise centre and integrate itself to the much debated 1 million sq metre Integrated Resort Casino from Las Vegas Sands, the first casino in Singapore due to complete and operate by 2009; and Asia's largest business and financial centre right in Marina Bay.
A check on its website The Singapore Flyer showed that it is underway as expected with photos of its construction progress always updated, even with a live webcam.
This iconic observatory wheel will allow panoramic views of 3 countries at once - Singapore's southern part and our islands, Malaysia and beyond our shores... all the way to Indonesia.
Would definitely be an exciting family outing event for most locals here, the entry ticket price may be steep like the London Eye, but would be worth a try.
A another good place to bring overseas friend too, when they come to visit... Singapore 's Wheel of Fortune.