It was reported that there were people who were people who were facing breathing dificulties. This is a critically dangerous situation where a person could die just from the lack of oxygen and heat stroke.
It is quite clear that you have not been involved in any rescue and/or safety operations and do not know what you, yourself are talking about. Perhaps you should refrain from making incorrect remarks on things that you do not know of.If you factor all those environmental conditions, it's actually better to focus on recovering the wheel's operation...
I'm just surprised that the design of the flyer did not cater for a total black-out scenario... at least have some back up forced ventilation lah... it's in tropical Sg leh... not temperate london.
*edit* or at least design should cater redundancy for catastrophic single point failure.
Firstly, my apologies for my mistake in the previous reply, cuz heli uses steel cables for winching and the cable strength IS poportional to it's size (cuz we don't use exotic materials here).
Secondly, I'm involved as such I'm curious when you mentioned international safety standards to be met. If you do know of any international rope/cable safety standards, pls do share. I am very interested to know and benchmark.
Regarding people feeling unwell during that incident. I tot I've covered it in my last post. It's a design issue that did not cater for forced ventilation. Even so, no lives are at risk compared to risky heli evac.
mountaineers or rock climbers use ropes that meet certain load bearing limits. standards aside they're different from those use by sea sports, which are mostly nylon variate. not sure about exotic materials, but some of my shirts can be woh. cotton, rayon, polyester, bamboo fibre, micro fibre, elastane, acrylic, etc. very exotic liao.
as for wenching people down, they were ** not wearing helmets...
i shudder to think The Flyer loosing $$$ during the festive peak period. couple that with the problometic & short history, things dun look too rosy next year. i wonder if a big & sustain drop in visitors will force it to charge much less & have the no water rule done away with.
But I am not surprise when he says Americans are positive about the episode.
He like to bring in America and London and distance places during discussions, thinking people are living within the four walls of Singapore, and cannot challenge his points.
But there are always people who are more informed and well traveled.
He stressed that the London Wheel also broke down before.
So...??? Does that means Singapore wheel should also break down?
When people highlighted the contingency plans of the London's wheel, silence immediately struck the clowning mind.
Last edited by Silence Sky; 28th December 2008 at 01:01 AM.
I think the London Eye is probably the best looking out of all the wheels that I've seen. Did you know that it was just a temporary project that was supposed to be moved to another site? It got incredibly popular which was why it was never moved and became a permanent fixture along the river Thames.
Sorry for going a little off topic!
Last edited by MRSAMO; 28th December 2008 at 03:08 AM.
i see someone is finally back
always great to have a break, hope you took good photographs while you were away..
wishing you many breaks ahead..
Last edited by night86mare; 28th December 2008 at 05:59 AM.
on a separate note. I like how all the papers I've read have mentioned about the London Eye breaking down as well. blatant attempt in diffusing responsibility and fault by attributing such incidences as "not isolated". typical PR spin.
Last edited by terryansimon; 28th December 2008 at 02:15 PM.
In a way, a failure could be good for Singapore. It might infuse a healthy dose of humility and put a damper to the unsustainable, megalomaniac building frenzy that consumes Singapore's scarce land resources at an alarming rate.
yes i do think S'pore is building too many vanity projects too soon.