Eye on Malaysia  




The Eye on Malaysia, the largest portable ‘observation wheel’ in the world, was unveiled by the Hon. Prime Minister of Malaysia on 6 January 2006 in conjunction with the grand launch of the Visit Malaysia Year 2007 celebration.

This giant ferris wheel allows visitors to experience a 360-degree panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur during a 12-minute ride that goes 60 metres high. It offers a magnificent view of Kuala Lumpur and over 20 kilometres of its surroundings including KL Tower, Istana Budaya and Petronas Twin Towers.

Similar in concept and style to the famous London Eye, the specially commissioned Eye on Malaysia is expected to be a hit among locals and tourists. There are a total of 42 gondolas comprising 39 units for the public, one for VIPs and two for disabled passengers. Each of the gondola can carry eight persons.

The Swiss technology used to make the giant wheel is the result of a strategic partnership between a Malaysian company, MST AD Suria Sdn Bhd, and an Australian enterprise.

Tickets are available at the sales counter in the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens. It costs RM15 for adults and RM8 for children aged 3 to 12 and senior citizens. The operating hours for the ferris wheel are from 10am to 10pm daily.

Titiwangsa Lake Gardens will be transformed into an audio-visual wonderland as four of the world’s largest and most high-tech water screens will show the faces and images of Malaysia combined with a fireworks display.

The International WaterSky Spectacular runs at night with exciting shows commencing at 8pm daily. It features jet and water ski stunts and close proximity pyrotechnics to create a truly spectacular experience.

Don’t forget to catch the ‘Theatre of the Waters’ premiere on 1 February 2007 and will continue to be screened each night throughout the year. Meantime, the ‘Art of Fireworks’ show runs every night from Saturday 6 January to Saturday 3 February 2007.

For more information about the Eye on Malaysia, please contact Puan Widyanti at + 603 – 21661106 or email widyanti@suria.com.my .
MST AD Suria Sdn Bhd,B-3A-13, Megan Avenue II, Block B,No. 12, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,50450 Kuala Lumpur.Tel : +603 – 2166 1106Fax : +603 – 2166 1101

Issued by: Communications Division, Tourism MalaysiaDate: 6 January 2007For more information, please contact VMY 2007 Secretariat at: (03) 2693 7111 or Tourism Infoline: 1300-88-5050Email: div-communications@tourism.gov.my

Source of Article: www.cuti.com.my

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