The Singapore devotees invited Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami to ride on the Singapore Flyer, the Singapore version of the London Eye. It is like a huge bicycle wheel with "people cylinders" in which up to 28 passengers can take a 30 minute ride above the city. It is in a perfect location with views of the ocean and the harbor, the inner city skyscrapers and "Crane City" the section of Singapore with a large population of cranes. Not the bird kind, the construction kind, there are hundreds of cranes helping to build numerous hi-rise buildings. Shown above is Bodhinatha with Kulapati Dohadeva and Kulamata Nagavathy Samugam, our most senior and long time members in Singapore.
This is a view of the "people cylinders" or "capsules" as you cue up to board the 42 story-high (541 feet) observation wheel. The Singapore Flyer is an engineering feat and the tallest ferris wheel in the world. You can read all about it <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_Flyer" target="_blank">here…</a>
Our close group of Singapore devotees enjoyed being with Satguru Bodhinatha and experiencing one more version of the "mountaintop perspective." Let's try to put a name to everybody, left to right: Thanaletchmi, Gopi, Shanta Devi, Suselah, Sudha, Thivaashenee (mini-person), Sakuntalai, Bodhinatha, Bhani, Rema Devi, Nagavathy and Dohadeva. Missing from the photo, we are not sure how that happened, perhaps he stepped out for a moment, is Shanmuganathaswami, the photographer. Our happy crew waited two years to be with Bodhinatha to ride this giant wheel which initially rotated counter-clockwise as viewed from the Marina Centre, but the direction was changed under the advise of the Fung shui masters.
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