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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    It was originally supposed to rotate in the opposite direction but a consultation with some the world's best feng shui masters ($$$) advised the g-man that it was inappropriate.
    You called?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    I've never been up there
    I have been to the food outlets at the bottom of the Flyer.

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    London Eye existed before Singapore Flyer.
    Someone mentioned Taipei , mei li hua flyer.

    Some others are proposed to be built or in process of being built.
    New York Wheel
    High Roller
    Beijing Great Wheel
    Great Dubai Wheel
    Voyager
    Bangkok Eye
    Great Berlin Wheel

    As you can see, the idea is STALE. It is not new or interesting anymore to tourists and locals.

    The ride takes roughly 32 minutes. After that you have to leave.
    If you dine within it costs a lot more than $33. ($269?)

    Why not just go to some high rise eatery and enjoy the view in comfort. And you don't have to leave after 32 minutes.
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    a set lunch at Ku De Ta is about that and you get to spend a few hours roaming all around the top of MBS
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    Agree. I think the MBS skypark has taken away alot of the flyer's business. Hope this dont turn into a $225 million white elephant.

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    for the price, might as well go up to MBS skypark and spend the money on a drink and no-glass walk-around multi-perspective view of the Bay area... and still cheaper too
    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    a set lunch at Ku De Ta is about that and you get to spend a few hours roaming all around the top of MBS
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    a set lunch at Ku De Ta is about that and you get to spend a few hours roaming all around the top of MBS
    Really??? Ok time to check out the menu. Do they glare if you eat the set lunch and hang around until dinner/sunset?

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    It seems that Mr. Florian Bollen, chairman of Singapore Flyer Pte Ltd was also chairman of the Great Wheel Corporation (GWC Holdings Pte Ltd) responsible for five mega observation wheel projects including the Beijing Great Wheel (BGW). All have failed terribly so far resulting in the parent company collapsing just last year.

    An attempt was also made to oust Mr. Florian Bollen by fellow investors in 2009.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post

    did you say, cats ?

    anyway, the Flyer orientation is wrong...bad fengshui.
    I blame the Merlion in Sentosa too
    face wrong way
    bite own country
    What kind of logic is this ? Merlion bite own country ? So if we turn the merlion facing out, wouldn't the merlion be biting tourists who are coming into SG, basing on your logic?

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    Flyer is a stake idea yes but it's also like a standard template. Heard the one in KL machiam amusement park Ferris wheel..

    Based on my childhood gaming experience, build Flyer, casinos, amusement parks, now just sit back and relax wait for tourists to feed our pockets deep deep.. either that or design no good, nobody come, game over, don't play liao.

    Play game can don't play but what's next for us?

    Anyway back to flyer, don't think any companies will want to take over but government confirmed keep it rolling one lah. If not damn lose face lor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    What kind of logic is this ? Merlion bite own country ? So if we turn the merlion facing out, wouldn't the merlion be biting tourists who are coming into SG, basing on your logic?
    Erm, feng shui and logic doesn't exactly go hand in hand with each other.

    Anyway maneki-neko is supposed to be facing the entrance door from the inside and not towards the other way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Really??? Ok time to check out the menu. Do they glare if you eat the set lunch and hang around until dinner/sunset?
    here u go $38++ .... soup, main course and dessert .... iced water foc .... very nice way to spend a few hours
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    It is basically an oversized ferris wheel without a great view, with a smattering of overpriced eateries at its base.

    Others have analysed why it failed.

    Singapore Flyer placed under receivership: What went wrong? | Singapore Business Review

    One day, SG may admit that it was a bad idea and dismantle the whole thing for scrap metal. In order to free up the valuable waterfront land for better use - say for an exclusive hotel complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    if scrapping is the decision, then it is a truly sad ending; and we will see boring Singapore with a load of posh condominium building and nothing else..
    they should build a hotel at its site, and rebuild the Singapore Flyer atop the hotel's top-floor revolving restaurant.

    now that would be a masterpiece

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    What kind of logic is this ? Merlion bite own country ? So if we turn the merlion facing out, wouldn't the merlion be biting tourists who are coming into SG, basing on your logic?
    we should have at least 3 Merlions to makan tourists from our powerful neighbors and Asian countries

    Once to face east Asia (Mainland China)
    One to face India
    One to face Indonesia
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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    they should build a hotel at its site, and rebuild the Singapore Flyer atop the hotel's top-floor revolving restaurant.

    now that would be a masterpiece
    They should just convert it to a "transit" hotel, raise the price to $88 for 2 hours. I am sure business will be brisk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post

    They should just convert it to a "transit" hotel, raise the price to $88 for 2 hours. I am sure business will be brisk.
    Thats the best idea!
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    they should just build a track for it and let it roll around the Marina Bay area. people will stop riding the G-Max at Clarke Quay and take this ride instead.

    problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    they should just build a track for it and let it roll around the Marina Bay area. people will stop riding the G-Max at Clarke Quay and take this ride instead.

    problem solved.
    You probably man of steel to stop it then.

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    modify to become a giant roulette wheel? matches the whole MBS theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cks2k2 View Post
    modify to become a giant roulette wheel? matches the whole MBS theme.
    Nice. And the price of COE on it. Every month, different MPs will take a spin. Those that spin too high an amount better watch out during the next election. Something like wheel of fortune

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