Tiger Sky Tower in Singapore
The Tiger Sky Tower, previously known as Carlsberg Sky Tower, is Singapore’s highest observation tower located at Sentosa. It has a height of 110 metres above ground, about 36 floors high, and 131 metres above sea level where one can view the entire length of Singapore's skyline and a panoramic view of the island. On a clear day, one may even be able to see part of Johor Bahru and Indonesia's skyline. The tower is owned by C. Melchers GmbH & Co.
At ground level, visitors enter a large disc-shaped air-conditioned cabin fitted with glass windows all round. The cabin revolves slowly as it ascends the tower.
- Tower height: 110 metres (360 feet)
- Viewing height: 131 metres (430 feet)
- Tower column diameter: 2.5 metres (8.2 feet)
- Foundation diameter: 15 metres (50 feet)
- Cabin capacity: 72 persons
- Weight of Tower: 200 metric tonnes (197 tonnes)
The Sky Tower was manufactured by HUSS Maschinenfabrik of Bremen, Germany. The Sky Tower was fabricated within 6 months at HUSS's factory in Europe.
Sky Tower Pte Ltd is a project conceived by Melchers Project Management Pte Ltd.
Melchers Project Management, being the managing shareholder of Sky Tower Pte Ltd, runs the daily operations of the Carlsberg Sky Tower in close co-operation with Sentosa Leisure Group (SLG). SLG is Sky Tower’s Operations, Marketing, Sales and Ticketing agent.
The Sky Tower opened to public on 7 February 2004. Carlsberg was the name sponsor of the Sky Tower. However, in 2008, the name sponsor was changed to Tiger.
- On 11 June 2010, the tower was closed following a mechanical fault. It was reopened on 8 July after about more than 100 test rides.
- On 23 July 2010, the tower stopped, leaving 11 people stranded. They were rescued after staff reached them through a central stairwell. The fault was caused by an uneven curvature on the track which affected the balance of the cabin. The ride was re-opened on 30 July 2010.<ref name=TO/>