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Singapore Cable Car – aerial link from Mount Faber on the main island of Singapore to the resort island of Sentosa.

The Singapore Cable Car provides an aerial link from Mount Faber on the main island of Singapore to the resort island of Sentosa across the Keppel Harbour.

Overview of Singapore Cable Car

• It opened on 15 February 1974.
• It was the first aerial rope way system in the world to span a harbor.
• It is not the first aerial ropeway system to span the sea.
• The listed system is in fact a bi-cable gondola lift and not an aerial tramway.
• A round-trip ticket currently costs SGD 26.

Admission fee and timings
• Adult: S$29
• Child: S$18 (Prices include Sentosa island admission)
• 8.45am – 10pm daily

Singapore Cable Care – An Iconic Attraction

• Singapore Cable Car presents bird’s eye view of Singapore’s city skyline, the harbour, and Sentosa.
• Photo opportunities are abundant with the cabin’s 360° panoramic windows.
• This makes it the best ride with the best view to Sentosa.
• New cabins have also been enhanced to offer guests a World-leading experience in terms of comfort, design and technology.
• Double the pleasure as your ticket gains you admission into Sentosa, as well as Asia’s First Cable Car Museum.
• Alight at Mount Faber Station, to visit Mount Faber Park, one of the oldest hilltop parks in Singapore and a popular tourist destination.
• Take a stroll through this haven of greenery and drop by The Jewel Box.
• This box is fondly known as Singapore’s Iconic Hilltop Destination, a scenic place to have a meal, or a few drinks to end the day on a high note.

Singapore Cable Car cabins features the following:
8 – Seater
• Stylish metallic black and chrome design.
• Large panoramic windows.
• Flip-up seats.
• Level walk-in concept for easy access for wheelchairs and baby prams.
• Interior and exterior ambient lights.
• Removable table with cup-holder for Sky-Dining.
• The most exciting highlight that will catch the world’s attention will be the unbelievably stunning World’s First 7* VIP Jewelled Cabin.

4 – Seater
• Austrian Swarovski crystals in both the interior and exterior.
• Glass floor enhanced with Swarovski crystal elements.
• Large, comfortable black leather upholstery seats.
• Arm rests covered with Swarovski black glittering crystal fabric.
• Roof illumination through Swarovski glass panels.
• Foot ambient lights.
• From June to December 2012 only, catch the Angry Birds onboard the Singapore Cable Car.

Purchase your ticket for a full sensorial experience onboard the World’s First Angry Birds Cable Cars, featuring:
– 30 Angry Birds themed cabins
– In-cabin Angry Birds photo points and decorations
– Angry Birds jingle music
– In-cabin Angry Birds plush toy companion

• Adult: S$29 (round trip)
• Child: S$18 (round trip)
Every ticket entitles you to:
– A complimentary Angry Birds face mask and mocktail drink in collectible cup.
– Free admission into Sentosa.
– Special top up price of $5 for Angry Birds Games Booths (usual price: $15)
– Special top up price of $3 for redemption of french fries at The Jewel Box

8:45am – 10pm, Daily (last boarding 9.45pm)

– Singapore Cable Car Station at HarbourFront Tower 2
3 HarbourFront Place
– Singapore Cable Car Station at the Jewel Box, Mount Faber
109 Mount Faber Road
– Singapore Cable Car Station at Sentosa
50 Imbiah Road, Basement One, Sentosa
– Singapore Cable Car Museum
50 Imbiah Road, Basement Two, Sentosa

• Alight at HarbourFront MRT station
• Proceed to Exit B towards HarbourFront Centre
• Cross the link bridge (beside KFC) to get to the cable car station

Sentosa Cable Car station
The bi-cable, detachable-grip gondola lift system has three stations
• The Jewel Box Station at Mount Faber
• HarbourFront Station at HarbourFront
• The Sentosa Station at Sentosa
Two supporting towers are located between each pair of stations.
The distance between:
• The Jewel Box Station and the first tower is about 300 metres (1,000 ft)
• From the first tower to the Harbour Front Station is 400 metres (1,300 ft)
• From the Harbour Front Station to the second tower at 500 metres (1,640 ft)
• From the second tower to the Sentosa Station is 450 metres long.

The height of the track rope is as follows:
• The Jewel Box Station (formerly Mount Faber Station): 93 m (300 ft) above mean sea level
• Tower 1: 80 m (260 ft) above mean sea level
• Harbour Front Station: 69 m (225 ft) above mean sea level
• Tower 2: 88 m (288 ft) above mean sea level
• Sentosa Station: 47 m (154 ft) above mean sea level

The system currently consists of:
• 81 cabins, suspended at least 60 metres (197 ft) above the sea.
• About 61 m (200 ft) between each cabin (or one cabin per 15 to 21 seconds).
• Each cabin can carry a maximum of 6 adult passengers.
• The whole system can support 1400 passengers per hour either way.
• Travelling at a speed of 4 metres per second (13 ft/s).
• Takes about 4 minutes to get from Mount Faber to Jardine Steps, and another 5.5 minutes to continue on to Sentosa It will take 12 minutes on a continuous ride from Mount Faber to Sentosa.
• There are 27 red-coloured aircraft warning balls mounted on a telephone rope just above the cableway.

Other attractions of Sentosa

• Tiger Sky Tower
• Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom
• Merlion Statue
• Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon
• Songs of the Sea
• Sentosa 4D Magix
• Sentosa CineBlast
• Fort Siloso
• MegaZip Adventure Park
• Azzura Beach Club
• Sentosa Luge & Skyride

Beaches at Sentosa

• Palawan Beach
• Siloso Beach
• Tanjong Beach

Other facilities
• There are six hotels and resorts in Sentosa.
• Spa Villas.

Events at Sentosa

• Barclays Singapore Open
• Sentosa Balloon Hats Festival
• Beach parties
• Sentosa Flowers
• The SWATCH-FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2007

Best time to visit/climate

– Singapore is located a mere 1.5 degrees north of the Equator.
– Weather is usually sunny with no distinct seasons.
– Rain falls almost daily throughout the year.
– Most rainfall occurs during the northeast monsoon (November to January).
– Between May and October, forest fires in neighboring Sumatra can also cause dense haze.
The temperature averages around:
– 30°C (84°F) daytime, 24°C (76°F) at night in December and January.
– 32°C (90°F) daytime, 26°C (81°F) at night for the rest of the year.

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How to get to Singapore Cable Car?

Visitors may board the cable car from the Jewel Cable Car Station at Harbour Front Tower Two or from Jewel Cable Car Station at Sentosa.

• Turning into Mount Faber Road from Lower Delta Road or Kampong Bahru Road will take you straight up to The Jewel Box.
• You can also choose to turn into Morse Road from Telok Blangah Road, park along Mount Faber Loop.
• Take a leisurely walk along the scenic route up to The Jewel Box.

3. Valet Service
Valet service is available daily at a standard fee of $5 per car.
Monday to Thursday : 12pm – 3pm | 6pm to 12.30am
Friday : 12pm – 3pm | 6pm to 2am
Saturday : 12pm to 2am
Sunday : 12pm to 12.30am
Public Holiday/Eve of PH : 12pm to closing

To call for a cab or to make an advance booking, please contact the cab hotline at 6-DIAL-CAB (6 342 5222).

• Take the train to HarbourFront MRT Station and board the cable car at HarbourFront Tower Two 15th floor, Jewel Cable Car Station.
• Cable Car tickets are available for sale at HarbourFront Tower Two ground floor.

• SBS Transit Service Parks 409 departs from HarbourFront Interchange at 30min intervals and plies via Mount Faber Road (The Jewel Box), Seah Im Road, and HarbourFront Avenue.
• The loop service is available only on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 12noon to 9pm at a flat rate of $1 per adult, $0.75 per senior citizen, and $0.50 per child.
Near the bus stop at Henderson Road
• At The Junction Of Telok Blangah Way And Henderson Road.
• Near the bus-stop along Telok Blangah Way.
• From the stairway next to Masjid Al-Amin, Telok Blangah Rise.
• From the stairway near Telok Blangah Rise Block 30.
• From the stairway near Telok Blangah Rise Block 31.
• From the stairway near Telok Blangah Rise Block 42.
• Through the footpath from Temenggong Road.

How to reach Singapore?

1. By Plane
• Singapore is one of Southeast Asia’s largest aviation hubs.
• The easiest way to enter Singapore is by air in addition to flag-carrier Singapore Airlines.
• Its regional subsidiary is SilkAir.
• Singapore is also home to low-cost carriers Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia and Scoot.
• Changi airport: The country’s main airport and major regional hub status.
• Seletar Airport: Seletar Airport is Singapore’s first airport.

2. By Road
• Singapore is linked by two land crossings to Peninsular Malaysia.
• The Causeway is very popular.

3. By Bus
There are buses to/from Kuala Lumpur (KL) and many other destinations in Malaysia through the Woodlands Checkpoint and the Second Link at Tuas.
Major operators include:
– Aeroline
– First Coach
– NiCE
– Transnasional
– Transtar

4. By Train
• Singapore is the southern terminus of Malaysia’s Keretapi Tanah Melayu network.
• There are two day trains (the Ekspres Sinaran Pagi and Ekspres Rakyat) and a sleeper service (Ekspres Senandung Malam) daily from Kuala Lumpur.
• A day train (the Lambaian Timur departing Singapore at 4:45AM).
• Sleeper (Ekspres Timuran departing at 6PM) daily along the “Jungle Railway” between Singapore and Gua Musang.

5. By Boat
Getting to/away from the ferry terminals:
• HarbourFront FT: Located next to HarbourFront MRT station.
• Tanah Merah FT: Get off at Bedok MRT station and catch bus No. 35 to ferry terminal.
• Changi FT: No bus stop nearby, take a taxi from Changi Village or Tanah Merah MRT.
• Changi Point FT: Take bus No. 2, 29 or 59 to Changi Village Bus Terminal and walk to the ferry terminal.

6. Cruises
• Star Cruises offers multi-day cruises from Singapore to points throughout Southeast Asia, departing from HarbourFront FT.
• Common destinations include: Malacca, Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Penang, Langkawi, Redang and Tioman in Malaysia, as well as Phuket,Krabi, Ko Samui and Bangkok in Thailand.
• There are also several cruises every year to Borneo (Malaysia),Sihanoukville (Cambodia), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and even some 10 night long hauls to Hong Kong.

Some travel books from Amazon about Singapore

Lonely Planet Singapore Frommer’s Singapore Day by Day Malaysia and Singapore

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at hotels.online.com.sg
Hotels at expedia.co.in

Blogs/Sites about Singapore – Sentosa – Singapore cable car

Blogs at tripadvisor.in
Blogs at mountfaber.com.sg
Blogs at singaporecablecar.com.sg
Blogs and reviews at sentosa.com.sg

Images and photos of Singapore – Sentosa – Singapore cable car

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