This seems to be the 3rd time. Hope no one has any medical condition. CNA reporting now.
Technical faults do happen. The really embarrassing problem is that it takes six hours and likely much longer to evacuate people. Either the situation isn't well handled, or six+ hours are considered an acceptable evacuation time. Keep in mind that "stuck wheel" is probably the most common/obvious emergency scenario one could imagine. Neither option reflects particularly well on S'pore safety standards.
good one.. one has to take risks to move forward so to speak.. just that in this case the 'failure' is more obvious and potentially more embarassing.
So far 10 rescued. At this rate, it'll be the next day before the last passenger is rescued.
I can see the wheel moving now. It's 11.10pm.
Have all the people being evacuated yet? I couldn't turn on my tv now because the rest of the family is sleeping... really hope they are ok o_o"
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Should be okay since the wheel is now turning. Now got many Tulan people, and fewer people will want to take the flyer with this bad publicity.
sad thing for singapore is airspace NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC and darn... no helicopters rescue = waste both our & their time....
on the fengsui thingy i think maybe some sloppy workmanship caused fengsui to somehow change? lol
Just glad it's moving now and the people will get off.
Emergency management doesn't appear to be one of Singapore's forte, I guess because there have been so few occasions where they get real life practise and experience. Also, it may highlight intrinsic policy making issues.
Anyone remembered Hotel New World and the Sentosa Cabel Car Disaster? Apparently, those were mis-managed as well, except in those instances, people died.
Last edited by Dream Merchant; 23rd December 2008 at 11:20 PM.
Yup, CNA also reported its turning now. Phew! Hope everyone is ok.
Yay! It is running already!