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Marina Bay Sands Rain Oculus (眼房雨) #01

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Rain Oculus (upper level)

Located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Ned Kahn’s Rain Oculus is a 22-metre diameter acrylic bowl set on a 90-ton steel structure. It releases a swirling vortex of water from a hole in its base to the canal than runs two stories below. Water flows at 6,000 gallons per minute through the Oculus and the maximum weight of water it can hold is 200 tons.

Curious passers-by view the sculpture as a wishing well and (based on Community Chest figures on March 2011) have tossed in a remarkable $40,000 in coins since the installation opened in April 2010.

Talk about good Feng Shui!

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