Singapore Flyer still grounded ahead of 10th anniversary

It is still waiting for BCA approval to reopen; tenants say business at attraction has dived

Above: Workers taking the opportunity to clean a capsule during the Singapore Flyer's downtime on Wednesday. Operations at the Flyer have been suspended since Jan 25 due to "technical issues". Left: Tenants say visitor numbers have dropped drasticall
Workers taking the opportunity to clean a capsule during the Singapore Flyer's downtime on Wednesday. Operations at the Flyer have been suspended since Jan 25 due to "technical issues". PHOTOS: AZIZ HUSSIN FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Above: Workers taking the opportunity to clean a capsule during the Singapore Flyer's downtime on Wednesday. Operations at the Flyer have been suspended since Jan 25 due to "technical issues". Left: Tenants say visitor numbers have dropped drasticall
Tenants say visitor numbers have dropped drastically, with some reporting days without even a single customer. A spokesman for the Flyer said tenants are paying lower rentals while the Flyer remains shut.PHOTOS: AZIZ HUSSIN FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

The Singapore Flyer remains "grounded" - a month away from its 10th anniversary - and no date has been set for its reopening.

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has yet to approve letting the 165m-tall observation wheel open its doors again. Before it does so, the BCA must be satisfied that safety standards have been met.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore Flyer still grounded ahead of 10th anniversary'. Print Edition | Subscribe