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Old May 27th, 2007, 12:28 AM   #321
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As i can see it is pretty advance...It'll be completed
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Old May 31st, 2007, 06:17 AM   #322
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Old May 31st, 2007, 05:39 PM   #323
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From the singapore forums by LittlePig

Yay again!!

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some shots taken this morning... pardon the camera phone quality...


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Old May 31st, 2007, 06:24 PM   #324
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Wah, looks like it's FLOATING!!!!
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Old May 31st, 2007, 08:07 PM   #325
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awesome! the wheel looks gigantic!
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Old June 8th, 2007, 12:44 AM   #326
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Looks great now without those lattice booms!
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Old June 8th, 2007, 01:54 AM   #327
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Now it's better pictures!
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Old June 8th, 2007, 04:34 AM   #328
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Old June 10th, 2007, 02:49 AM   #329
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Nice, it's almost completed!
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Old June 10th, 2007, 07:16 AM   #330
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It would start test flights from end of the year I think
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Old June 10th, 2007, 09:04 PM   #331
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You can also see the dam is almost closing at the mouth of Marina Bay.




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Old June 11th, 2007, 10:35 AM   #332
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They're damming it up? For....?
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Old June 11th, 2007, 01:19 PM   #333
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what's the dam for?
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Old June 12th, 2007, 06:49 PM   #334
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They are building the Marina Barrage (the dam) to turn the bay into a reservoir.
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Old June 28th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #335
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As nobody from Singapore did show an update here I had to go to Singapore and get some pics myself :-)

#1: From Marina South


#2: from the ECP on-ramp towards Keppel


#3: from a Condo at Tang Jong Rhu


#4: Panorama from Tang Jong Rhu


#5: Panorama looking up the wheel form underneath ( a bit wacky)


TW, did not see any gondolas on the ground or near the site
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Old August 4th, 2007, 10:50 AM   #336
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Singapore Flyer may open to public earlier than scheduled

SINGAPORE: The million-dollar Singapore Flyer may open to the public earlier than scheduled.

Although the official launch has been scheduled for 1 March 2008, one of the companies behind the wheel, Adval Brand Group, is confident there is a high chance the date will be brought forward due to the conservative construction schedule.

This was disclosed as the first of 28 capsules was fitted to the wheel on Friday.

The first capsule had taken about half an hour to be lifted from the ground to its fitting position.

The engineers have a flexible plan to fit one capsule a day, but this depends on the weather conditions and how fast each capsule is lifted and fitted.

The first four capsules will be fitted horizontal to each other at four points, before the rest of the capsules are fitted using the same horizontal method.

Phil Maddox, General Manager of Technical Services for the Singapore Flyer, said: "We have obviously lightened it down while still maintaining its structural integrity. We have to carefully load the wheel up as we put the capsules on. Making it all lopsided with too much load on one side will over-stress the wheel."

For the moment, the soft launch of the Singapore Flyer includes three days in February for corporate bookings and Valentine's Day for the public.

But next year's F1 race and National Day Parade has a blackout booking period as the company is still working on sales packages for those dates.

The company is confident that the Singapore Flyer can compete with bigger and newer competitions like the wheels that are being constructed in Shanghai and Beijing.

It is promising visitors a spectacular ride experience, with an unobstructed view of the city, along with food and beverage options on the side.


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Old August 4th, 2007, 04:21 PM   #337
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i saw the first capsule!

i'm so glad its black, without any garish orange outline. i hope it remains as it is - it'll be a very classy wheel!
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Old August 4th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #338
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black? wow, i've always thought they'll be white
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Old August 4th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #339
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FIRST CAPSULE INSTALLED ON THE SINGAPORE FLYER! AND ITS BEEN MOVING!

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funny... I did not have the intention to take the Singapore Flyer. But, it seems to appear in places I went to today and I have my cameras with me.

From Boat Quay in the morning


From Bus 48 at 11 plus


From Kerrisdale at 6.30pm


Hmmm.... notice the capsule's position moved throughout the day?

Hey! Visit Singapore Flyer website for details to win $10,000 worth of prizes
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Old August 4th, 2007, 05:20 PM   #340
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Wonderful structure - so light and graceful!

Many Asian cities need to offer more variety and more distinctive buildings than just skyscrapers and high-rises that are, in any case, found all over the world these days. Singapore already has some variety. It has white colonial buildings, colourful rows of shophouses, and tall corporate skyscrapers. However when I compare it to comparably sized cities in Europe - Barcelona for instance - its architectural offering and variety still looks a bit thin. The wheel, the durian, the sail at Marina Bay, and that cool futuristic looking casino (sorry - "leisure complex" - what was the euphemism they used? ), are absolutely the kind of projects that Singapore needs to go to the next level as a city.
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