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Singapore Flyer

Can’t wait for March 2008.

Breath Fresh Air, Healthy Viewing of the Garden City and the region.

The Singapore Flyer is a giant observation wheel set to be Asia’s most visible iconic visitor attraction which visitors can experience some of the best views in the entire region.

It will take me up in one of the 28 capsules which measure 4 metres by 7 metres, 165 metres (the height of a 42-storey building) from the ground at the Marina Bay area providing breathtaking, for a 37 minutes panoramic views of Singapore and beyond.

Each capsule is fully air-conditioned and UV protected with capacity for up to 30 people each.

The giant wheel is 150 meters in diameter , features brilliant engineering breakthroughs that is a world apart from the traditional ferris wheel.

Visit www.singaporeflyer.com.sg for details information.

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Contrary to my last posting OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE IS FAT – WHAT ELSE TO TALK ABOUT?“, I have just gotten the news that the World Health Organisation estimated currently that there are 1.6 billion overweight adults and at least 400 million obese adults worldwide. This is over 30% of the population on earth based on the CIA Factbook, which estimated that the world population stands at 6.6 billion.

It is also projected that in 8 years time, these numbers will increase by 44% and 75% respectively. That means that in 2015, there will about 2.3 billion overweight adults and 700 million obese adults.

It is also no longer the problem faced by the high-income countries. It is on the rise in middle-income and low-income countries as well, particularly in the urban areas. 

If these numbers speak about adults, what about the children ?