Saturday, August 23, 2008

A wet ride on the Eye on Malaysia

Aiman had wanted to take a ride on the Eye on Malaysia for the longest time, but, with our hectic lifestyle, it kept being put off until today.

After Aiman’s usual Saturday classes, we made our way to Tasik Titiwangsa. On our drive there, it started raining. But, as we got closer to Tasik Titiwangsa, the sky cleared up and there was hope that we could make the ride before the rain came a calling. But, it was not meant to be.

Just as my hubby dropped us off while he looks for a parking place, it started raining. It got even heavier as we made our way to the ticket booth. Finally, it rained cats and dogs. I asked the keeper if the ride will still go on in the rain. He said that it does, but it will immediately stop should there be thunder and lightning. Just as he said that, it thundered and there was lightning! LOL!

Did the ride stop? Nope! In fact, more people were braving the rain to get the big wheel. As I stood there thinking if we should brave the rain and just take the ride, my hubby came and bought the tickets. *grin*

We got in queue, and silently hope that the rain would subside. It did not, but the lightning and thunder stopped, so that was good.

It was still raining heavily when it was our turn to take the ride. We had to practically dash into the car as there was no cover from the queue line to the car. And, the roof of the car was leaking…..well, slightly! LOL!

I took pictures while in the car, but, as you can see from the photos, there was hardly anything that we could see as the rain failed to subside throughout our ride. Only the Istana Budaya was slightly visible. LOL!

I wouldn’t say that it was a total waste of money as Aiman enjoyed the ride despite the rain, and there wasn’t much that we could see. We had an extra round as the usual ride is only 4 rounds but, I am guessing, since it rained, they compensated and gave us an extra round, not that we could see anything more with the extra round, but, it gave Aiman more joy to stay longer in the car. LOL!

By the way, the Eye on Malaysia isn't as big as I thought it was or was made out to be when it was first launched.


Paul Lionel said...

Aiman's so cute lol

I should go on that ride one of these days

Lillie said...

Lovely photo of the eye thou. Yeah!
Aiman is so handsome...oooooh! that smile.......