The Singapore Flyer resumed operations on Sunday, Apr 1, after coming to a standstill for two months due to a "technical issue."
The problem was due to a faulty part belonging to the mechanism at the foot of the wheel which allows it to rotate, according to Todayonline. The part has since been replaced.
On the morning of Jan 25, a "technical issue" led to 61 passengers being alighted from the 165m observation wheel.
"The necessary safety checks and tests have been carried out to the satisfaction of the Building and Construction Authority," said Veronique Ye, Singapore Flyer's director of marketing and sales said in a media release on Apr 1.
"We have also obtained the necessary approvals from the relevant authorities to resume flight operations," Ye added.
During the period of closure, which lasted two months, thorough checks – including that of unaffected areas – and rigorous tests were conducted to ensure that the flyer is safe. This was done with the support of the relevant authorities — the Building and Construction Authority and the Singapore Civil Defence Force.