Singapore Flyer resumes operation with shorter opening hours, temperature screening

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SINGAPORE — The Singapore Flyer has resumed operation on Friday (20 March) after receiving approval from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA).

The tourist attraction was suspended since 19 November 2019 due to a technical issue affecting a small section of the outer layer of one of the spoke cables.

In a media release on Friday, the Singapore Flyer said that there are 112 spoke cables supporting the rim of the observation wheel, and each of them is an assembly of a wire rope core consisting of multiple helically twisted steel wires. There are also Z-shaped wires that interlock with one another in the outer layers.

Inspection and tests had been carried out, under the supervision of the appointed specialist professional engineer and the civil professional engineer, to ensure the structural integrity of the Flyer.

Shorter operating hours, temperature screenings

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, there will be shorter operating hours for the Flyer until further notice. Operations will start from 3pm to 9pm (last admission at 8.30pm) daily.

Mandatory temperature screenings are in place for guests and employees. The Flyer said it has increased the frequency of cleaning, sanitising and disinfection of capsules, common areas and facilities throughout the premises.

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