PM Lee officially opens Singapore Flyer

Singapore’s latest iconic attraction was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday evening.

The launch of the Singapore Flyer was marked by an open-air extravaganza that included performances and fireworks.

The laser and pyro displays were choreographed to a music composition which was specially arranged by well-known local composer Iskandar Ismail.

The S$240-million Singapore Flyer took more than five years to conceptualise, plan and build.

Mr Lee took a ride on the 165-metre tall Singapore Flyer, which is the world’s largest observation wheel.

“We’ve had a very enjoyable, spectacular ride. We have a beautiful city and this is a remarkable view of the city,” he said.

“Many things are happening at Marina Bay as you know – the IR is coming up, the F1 is coming, the circuit will pass all around the Flyer. We can see all the buildings coming up around the Bay, and the Singapore skyline (is) constantly growing and changing,” the prime minister added. – CNA/ac

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 15 Apr 2008

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