For a tourist industry promoting a "uniquely Singapore" experience, we seem to have been copying everything from every where. The London Eye has been wildly successful so have to have one. Unfortunately, business has not been too good at the Singapore Flyer. Don't worry we still have the IRs (aka casinos). This is an idea we thought was great because Las Vegas and Macau were doing so well. But they are not doing too well these days - the number of visitors have fallen sharply in the past few months - it is unclear what will become of our IRs once they are completed. What I'm getting at is this - our planners, whoever they are, have this habit of jumping onto whichever bandwagon is proven successful at that point in time. They like big ideas that have made a lot of money somewhere else - jump onto them only to find the industry in decline. ....why didn't they think of building the Flyer before the Londoners had theirs? Why didn't we think of hosting the F1 before the Malaysian one became such a huge success.
The sharp turns, night racing conditions and the possibility of rain makes this easily one of the most dangerous F1 races. Since the number of accidents in F1 has declined, everyone seems to be alright with the risk - yes there will be bright lights to overcome the darkness, drivers are skillful to navigate the turns etc but the main reason that makes people accept the risk is the amount of money behind this race.
I really hope nothings happens and this race turns out to be a big success.... and by next year I would have figured out what this sport is about and learn to enjoy it.