Eye, which conflicting reports stated would be 85 metres (279 ft) or 88 metres (289 ft) tall, was announced by the Chief Minister of the state of Malacca Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam. It was to be sourced from China
and located at Malacca Island
, and to have 54 air-conditioned gondolas, each able to carry six people. It was scheduled to open on December 1, 2011, but was never built.
The 101-metre (331 ft) Eye on Malaysia, also a Chinese-manufactured wheel with 54 passenger gondolas, was scheduled to begin operating at Malacca Island in April 2013. In November 2012, Mohd Ali Rustam visited the site and stated that the installation of piles had brought the RM40 million wheel to 15 per cent of completion, and that "the installation of the wheel structure will begin in February ."