Today is the last day of 2007 and the countdown for the year 2008 will begin by midnight. Celebrations has been arranged and the highlight will definitely be at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur where the PM is expected to be among those counting down to 12.00 midnight. It will also mark the end of Visit Malaysia Year 2007.
Most of us might still remember that one of the attraction set up for VMY is the Eye on Malaysia which was officiated by PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on 6th January 2007. So tonight will be the last night it serves tourist foreign and locals alike. Is it so? Another landmark will be dismantle and not sure whether it will end up in a scrapyard or being erected again somewhere else. So there goes our RM30 million structure and did they get back the taxpayers money? It is not a wise idea to build the eye with such an amount of taxpayers money just as a feast of the eye for 365 days only. Would it be much better if it is a permanent landmark and icon of Malaysia where many people can earn a living from its operation.
Picture Credit: LensaMalaysia
UPDATED - 1 January 2008
The Star (online) reported the the Eye on Malaysia will be retained. The report:
PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor is hoping to make the Eye on Malaysia ferris wheel a permanent fixture here, where the icon will stand tall and proud alongside the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and the KL Tower.