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December 23, 2008

Over 100 people stuck on Singapore Flyer

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We just came back from downtown and I even managed to snap a pic of the Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest observation wheel before it started to drizzle. When we got home, we heard from the news that Singapore Flyer was experiencing technical fault and about 173 people were stuck on the Flyer for more than 6 hrs since 4.15pm Singapore time!

Some were being put in safety harnesses and lowered to the ground…Well, you can imagine your feet dangling in the air at a height of over 100m (Singapore Flyer is 165m) and you abseiled to the ground slowly! Scary? Exciting? Eeeks! I wouldn’t want that to spoil my holiday mood! More than 100 who are still stuck have food and drinks sent to them. I heard that some tourists have missed their flights tonight and might not be able to return home on Christmas!

Latest news: Wheel starts moving again at 11pm Singapore time, after around 6 hrs of power disruption.

14 Comments Leave your comment

  • Borneo Falcon said on December 24, 2008 11:39 am

    Man, how are those stuck there going to answer nature’s call? There is no toilet on the capsule. This incident will surely damage Singapore’s image

  • eunice said on December 24, 2008 12:45 pm

    @Borneo Falcon: I also thought about how they gonna answer nature’s call. Hmm.. I don’t think it will affect SG’s image cos accidents happen everywhere, but I think it will affect the Flyer’s business for the time being. However, people will forget, Disneyland also has many fatal accidents but still millions of people flock to the themeparks!

  • dong ho said on December 24, 2008 2:42 pm

    i heard about it in the news last night! it’s good to know that no one got hurt from this incident.

    Merry Christmas Eunice!

  • lakshmi said on December 24, 2008 3:36 pm

    Read abt it..quite scary i must say

  • eunice said on December 24, 2008 3:45 pm

    @dong ho: Merry X’mas!!

    @Lakshmi: yeah…scary…

  • Footyman said on December 25, 2008 1:12 am

    Hmm…must be your camera very “powderful”. You take pictures, and then they stopped working!! Hahaha

    MERRY CHRISTMAS my friend!

  • eunice said on December 25, 2008 2:05 am

    @Footyman: No lor, this is an old pic. The one that I took using a hp camera when the incident happened was quite blur. However, I wish to have such a “powerful” camera heheh.

    Merry X’mas!

  • Tianhong said on December 25, 2008 3:20 am

    actually abseiling at such a height would be exciting. serious! just that we should have safety man and a wall to kick more shiok

  • eunice said on December 25, 2008 11:09 am

    @Tianhong: hahaha! Yeah, I did abseiling before. Merry X’mas!

  • kenwooi said on December 25, 2008 4:25 pm

    wow that must be scary!!

  • eunice said on December 26, 2008 10:56 am

    @kenwooi: yeah, very inconvenient for them, especially tourists.

  • farzaana said on July 30, 2010 10:35 pm

    wow the Singapore Flyer was awesome!but it was really very slow i will never go again after thinking that i was stuck in the Flyer:D

  • bing cacnio said on March 27, 2011 8:21 am

    hi, eunice! i stumbled upon your blog because i was looking for something to enlighten me on my trip to singapore next month. and i must say your blog is the bomb! your pics are amzing and your descriptions are worth-reading. thanks for all the tips and heads up for would-be tourists like me.

    anyways, my hubby is not much of a ferris wheel rider–he has vertigo (or is he just scared of heights?). do you recommend the Flyer to us when we go there?


  • eunice said on March 28, 2011 12:48 pm

    Hi Bing, you can also consider the Marina Bay Sands Skypark S$20 or The Pinnacle@Duxton for only S$5.

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