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Saturday is Earth Hour

March 28th, 2008 by

In less than two days, people all over the world from different cities will be celebrating an event that will fuel awareness on climate change and prove what human beings are capable of to take care of the Earth and make a difference in the fight against global warming.

On March 29, 2008, from 8 to 9 in the evening, lights will be turned off for the whole 60 minutes, thereby, the Earth Hour. Each individual can do a lot to contribute. Aside from doing a ‘lights-out’, invite family, friends and the whole community to do the same.

Earth Hour 2008

The first ever Earth Hour was initiated by the city of Sydney in Australia last March 31, 2007. By turning off its lights for one hour, Sydney has made a powerful statement leading to a 10.2% energy reduction across the city. Their stand against global warming has been noticed all over the world so now in 2008, more than 24 global cities will be participating too.

Are you ready to do your share?

Singapore Flyer: The World’s Biggest Observation Wheel

March 19th, 2008 by

Singapore Flyer - world’s biggest observation wheelPeople mistakenly call the Singapore Flyer as the world’s biggest and tallest ferris wheel, but there’s a huge difference between a ferris wheel, and a giant observation wheel, which the Singapore Flyer is at 165 meters, or 42 story building high with a 150-meter diameter wheel. The 28 air-conditioned capsules are as big as a small bus and can comfortably accommodate a maximum of 28 people while still offering a breath-taking panoramic view of Singapore.

Operating Hours

The Singapore Flyer Capsule at the top most heightThe Singapore Flyer started operating last February 11, 2008, surpassing the Star of Nanchang which used to hold the title of biggest and tallest. It opened to the public last March 1, 2008 and has continuously operated daily from 8 am (start of ticket sales, with the first flight at 8:30 am) until 10 pm (end of ticket sales). One ride is a single rotation of approximately 30 minutes, and allows passengers to embark at one side and disembark on the other side so that the slow rotation continues smoothly without needing to stop.

Location and How to Get To the Singapore Flyer

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