Tiger Sky Tower

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Tiger Sky Tower
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Tiger Sky Tower (formerly 'Carlsberg Sky Tower' )
General statistics
Attraction type Observation Tower
Manufacturer [[HUSS Park Attractions]]
Height 131 m (430 ft)
Capacity 72 people riders per hour
Duration 7 Mins
Sponsor Carlsberg Group (2004-2008) Tiger Beer (2008-Present)
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible

The Tiger Sky Tower, previously known as Carlsberg Sky Tower, is the highest observation tower in Singapore. It is located in the Imbiah Lookout zone in the centre of Sentosa Island.

The tower has a height of 110 metres (360 ft) above ground level, or about 36 floors tall — and an elevation of 131 metres (430 ft) above sea level. The tower was completed in 2004, and is owned by C. Melchers GmbH & Co.

Views[edit]

At night

At ground level, visitors enter a large disc-shaped air-conditioned cabin fitted with glass windows all round. The cabin revolves slowly for views as it ascends the tower.

From the top one can view the entire length of Singapore's skyline and a panoramic view of the island. On a clear day, one may even be able to see at part of Johor Bahru and Indonesia's skyline.

Structure[edit]

Singapore Central Business District from the Tiger Sky Tower
  • Tower height: 110 metres (360 ft)
  • Viewing height: 91 metres (299 ft)
  • Tower column diameter: 2.5 metres (8.2 feet)
  • Foundation diameter: 15 metres (50 feet)
  • Cabin capacity: 72 persons
  • Weight of Tower: 200 metric tonnes (197 tonnes)

Construction[edit]

The Sky Tower was manufactured by HUSS Park Attractions of Bremen, Germany. The Sky Tower was fabricated within 6 months at HUSS's factory in Europe.

Management[edit]

Sky Tower Pte Ltd is a project conceived by Melchers Project Management Pte Ltd.

Melchers Project Management, being the managing shareholder of Sky Tower Pte Ltd, runs the daily operations of the Carlsberg Sky Tower in close co-operation with Sentosa Leisure Group (SLG). SLG is Sky Tower’s Operations, Marketing, Sales and Ticketing agent.

The Sky Tower opened to public on 7 February 2004. Carlsberg was the name sponsor of the Sky Tower. However, in 2008, the name sponsor was changed to Tiger Beer.

Breakdowns[edit]

  • On 11 June 2010, the tower was closed following a mechanical fault. It was reopened on 8 July after about more than 100 test rides.[1]
  • On 23 July 2010, the tower stopped, leaving 11 people stranded. They were rescued after staff reached them through a central stairwell. The fault was caused by an uneven curvature on the track which affected the balance of the cabin. The ride was re-opened on 30 July 2010.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rides at Tiger Sky Tower suspended again". TODAYOnline. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 

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