Eye on Malaysia
Eye on Malaysia first operated at Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, where it enabled visitors to experience a 360-degree panoramic view of the city centre and over 20 kilometres of its surroundings, including the Kuala Lumpur Tower, the Istana Budaya and the Petronas Twin Towers, during a 12-minute ride. It was unveiled in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2007 on January 6, 2007 by the prime minister at that time, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Kuala Lumpur coordinates:
Eye on Malaysia was relocated to Taman Kota Laksamana, next to the Malacca River in Central Malacca, in late 2008. It ceased operating in January 2010 pending the outcome of a legal dispute between its owners, Fitraco NV, a Belgian leisure equipment leasing company, and the Malaysian operators of the wheel. It was dismantled in October 2010.
Central Malacca coordinates:
The Malaysia Eye, which conflicting reports stated would be 85 metres (279 ft) or 88 metres (289 ft) tall, was announced by the Chief Minister of the state of Malacca Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam. It was to be sourced from China and located at Malacca Island, and to have 54 air-conditioned gondolas, each able to carry six people. It was scheduled to open on December 1, 2011, but was never built.
The 101-metre (331 ft) Eye on Malaysia, also a Chinese-manufactured wheel with 54 passenger gondolas, was scheduled to begin operating at Malacca Island in April 2013. In November 2012, Mohd Ali Rustam visited the site and stated that the installation of piles had brought the RM40 million wheel to 15 per cent of completion, and that "the installation of the wheel structure will begin in February ."
- Eye on Malaysia forced to stop pending legal action
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- ""EYE ON MALAYSIA" WILL BE RELOCATED TO MELAKA". Retrieved 2008-03-26.
- CM: Pulau Melaka to house 85m-tall substitute giant wheel from China soon
- Malacca to get bigger Ferris wheel Archived 28 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- BERNAMA - 'Eye On Malaysia' Wheel In Pulau Melaka To Operate In April