i've been waiting for it to open whenever i pass by it every week. the last weekend i just passed it and it's somewhat ready. I'm just waiting for the news to hit me. I don't think it's operational yet.
(SINGAPORE) From sailing the sea to floating in the air. Ducktours, the company that popularised the boat on wheels, is now reaching for the sky.
Ducktours and its partners are putting $2.5 million into the world's largest tethered helium balloon. It will hover at 150 metres, filled with 6,500 cu m of helium.
Some 40 crew took 12 hours to inflate the French-made balloon yesterday.
A wire cable anchors the balloon to the ground through a hydro-electric winch. Named the DHL balloon, it is scheduled to take its first passengers on April 27.
A 10-minute airborne experience, available daily from 11am to 10pm, will cost $23 for adults and $13 for children aged 3 to 12.The balloon adventure is at Tan Quee Lan Street, beside Bugis MRT station. It can carry a maximum of 29 passengers and is a joint venture by Aerophile Balloon S Pte Ltd and Vertical Adventure Pte Ltd