19 Dec 2010

Eye on Malaysia

The Eye on Malaysia is a 60-metre (200 ft) tall transportable Ferris wheel that was previously installed at Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was relocated to Malacca on November 8, 2008. The wheel comprises 42 gondolas (including 1 VIP gondola) and was unveiled in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2007 on January 6, 2007 by the Prime Minister at that time, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Prior to its relocation, the Eye on Malaysia allowed visitors to experience a 360-degree panoramic view of the city centre and over 20 kilometres of its surroundings such as the Kuala Lumpur Tower, the Istana Budaya and the Petronas Twin Towers, during a 12-minute ride.

Fitraco, a leisure equipment leasing company based in Belgium, initiated legal proceedings against MST Ad Suria on Sept 15 2009 to take over the ferris wheel or The Giant Wheel after it failed to repay the loan and it has closed its doors to the public from 9.30am 7 Jan 2010 when lawyers and receivers of Fitraco NV arrived to enforce a Nov 26 injunction granted by the High Court against MST Ad Suria Sdn Bhd and Eye On Malaysia Sdn Bhd (EOM).

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