Singapore flyer spins again

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SINGAPORE: Singapore Flyer reopened to the public Sunday after a two-month closure, that was officially blamed on “technical issues.”

In a statement released on Saturday to the Straits Times and Channel News Asia, the owning company said operations would resume, 1 April, after necessary safety checks and tests were carried out by authorities.

Arguably the world’s largest Ferris wheel,  the 165-metre tall observation wheel can accommodate up to 784 passengers (28 per capsule).

Tickets for the one-hour ride start at SGD 33 for adults, while seniors fly for SGD 24.

Since it opened in 2008, it gained more than 15,000 reviews on TripAdvisor with 54% claiming the experience was excellent.

Negative reviews constituted 1% with one disgruntled flyer saying the view was better from the roof-top bar at the Marina Bay Sands and for SGD 33 you would get two cocktails, or beers at the five-star hotel.

The Singapore Flyer website reassured customers: “Safety is Singapore Flyer’s first and utmost priority… we assure that all our customers and partners that rigorous tests have been conducted to ensure that the Singapore Flyer is safe for everyone to enjoy.”

The Singapore Flyer is open daily from 0830 to 2200.

(Source: Singapore Flyer website)