Rides on the Singapore Flyer were suspended following a "technical fault" on Jan 25. Photo: Koh Mui Fong/TODAY
SINGAPORE — After coming to a standstill for slightly over two months due to a technical glitch, the Singapore Flyer will resume operations on Sunday (April 1).
The cause of the problem was a faulty part belonging to the mechanism at the foot of the wheel which allows it to rotate, the company said in response to TODAY's queries. The part has been replaced.
"The necessary safety checks and tests have been carried out to the satisfaction of the Building and Construction Authority," said Singapore Flyer's director of marketing and sales Veronique Ye in a media release on Saturday.
"We have also obtained the necessary approvals from the relevant authorities to resume flight operations," Ms Ye added.
Explaining the two-month closure, Ms Ye said: "We took time to run a thorough check (including unaffected areas) as well as rigorous tests before resuming our flight operations, with the support of the relevant authorities — the Building and Construction Authority and the Singapore Civil Defence Force."
She also apologised for the inconvenience caused and assured that "rigorous tests have been conducted to ensure that the Singapore Flyer is safe".
Operations at the 165m-tall observation wheel were suspended indefinitely on Jan 25, after the technical glitch led to 61 passengers being alighted the same day.