(The Eye On Malaysia. Photo taken from the New Straits Times)
It looks like all is ready for Pak Lah to officially launch VMY 2007 and the opening of the Eye On Malaysia giant ferris wheel which apparently is the largest mobile giant ferris wheel in the world. I am sure that thousands of Malaysians will be looking forward to their opportunity to ride the Eye On Malaysia and perhaps when up at the zenith hopefully get a glimpse of where Malaysia is heading.
At RM15 for a 12 minute ride I reckon it is better value than travelling on a tolled highway anywhere in Malaysia.
It was reported in the New Straits Times that the Department of Occupational Safety and Health had approved the giant ferris wheel for operation. But something caught my eye in the NST story. It was reported there that project director Jeroen Nijpels said, "We started piling at the end of October and installation of the wheel started on Dec 23." The project director also said, "It usually takes 10 days to put up the wheel, but here we have taken two weeks." So it's not like building the Petronas Twin Towers la. Should be okay lor.
But the Star reported on December 27 ... "According to a contractor, soil testing was done two weeks ago to test the ground before the structure is installed."
Hmmm...so do we believe ANYthing that we read in the newspapers these days?
The ride is called Eye On Malaysia. So it is quite ironic that in the press statement, the man said that visitors on the ride can see the KL Tower, the Petronas Twin Towers, Genting Highlands and Istana Budaya. That's Malaysia. Isn't it?