Updated: 08 May 2014 13:45 | By Ilsa Chan
World's coolest Ferris wheels

With the Singapore Flyer being placed in receivership, we look at other Ferris wheels that have scaled new heights

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Singapore Flyer - The tallest one

Oh how the wheels have turned. The Singapore Flyer, the world’s tallest observation wheel which sold a million tickets within four months of its opening, has been placed in receivership. And after ten months of discussions, Merlin Entertainments, the British firm behind the London Eye, has abandoned talks to acquire the attraction.

Since its launch in 2008, the 165 metre (541 feet) tall high flier has been an icon of the Singapore skyline, offering a bird’s eye view of the entire city state, and even glimpses of neighbouring Indonesia and Malaysia. With 28 capsules, each the size of a bus, it can hold up to 784 passengers at a time.

Once rotating in an anti-clockwise direction, the Singapore Flyer now turns in the opposite direction, much to the recommendation of feng shui masters. Guess that didn’t work.

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