Previously I blogged about the cheapest way to enter Sentosa – on foot via Sentosa Boardwalk. However if you are willing to splurge a little, how about entering Sentosa via the sky instead?
The Singapore Cable Car Sky Network has undergone revamp and was relaunched in June this year with TWO lines: Mount Faber Line and Sentosa Line.
Singapore Cable Car – Mount Faber Line
Arriving at Harbourfront MRT station, you can easily find direction signs leading to the nearest cable car station, Harbourfront Station, which is in the middle of Mount Faber Line. From here, you can catch the cable car to Mount Faber station or Sentosa station.
Harbourfront Station <-> Mount Faber Station
This stretch of the cable car network gives you a glimpse of the traffic infrastructure typical in Singapore.
Little MY sat back and enjoyed the views from the sky, checking out the tiny cars zipping by below us.
As the cable car approached Mount Faber, the busy roads were replaced by lush greenery.
In case you are wondering what’s up with MY’s fashion show, we signed up for the annual pass and have been on the cable car quite often, so these photos were taken on different occasions.
The cable car approached Faber Peak and this is where you can hop off for some romantic dining and drinking with awesome views of the cable cars. But usually we just continue sitting on the cable car while it makes a U-turn back towards Harbourfront – since dining with a 2 year old is hardly romantic.
Harbourfront Station <-> Sentosa Station
As the cable car leaves Habourfront Station towards Sentosa Station, it passes the Harbourfront Cruise Centre. If you are lucky, you would be able to catch a cruise ship docked there.
Even if you miss the big cruise ship, there would be plenty of smaller boats zipping along the waters.
The kids LOVE Sentosa and are no strangers to the sight of Resorts World Sentosa pulling closer!
We saw Adventure Cove below us and MY, with his superb memory, pointed out the slide that his elder brother spent 2 hours queuing for. Please avoid weekends, school holidays and public holidays as much as possible if you wish to visit Adventure Cove. We saw no queue whatsoever from the cable car on school day weekdays.
We glided past Resorts World Sentosa and the Tiger Sky Tower appeared before us!
And Helloooo there Merlion!
COLOURFUL CABLE CAR!!
That’s what MY calls the Sentosa Line.
In case you are wondering, he calls the Mount Faber Line ‘SG50 cable car’. Yup, Sentosa Line = “Colourful Cable Car”. Mount Faber Line = “SG50 cable car”.
Alright, back to our ride! We were reaching Sentosa Station! Woohoo~~
Hop off at Sentosa Station and you have officially arrived on Sentosa Island – in style!
Singapore Cable Car – Sentosa Line
To transfer from Mount Faber Line to Sentosa Line, turn RIGHT after exiting the station and after a short walk, you should see Imbiah Lookout station – which is in the middle of Sentosa Line.
Imbiah Lookout Station <-> Merlion Station
If you wish to go to Resorts World Sentosa, or you would like to catch the monorail (Sentosa Express), take the cable car to Merlion Station.
This part of the cable car network was pretty short, and you can easily walk between the two stations via many flights of escalators.
Imbiah Lookout Station <-> Siloso Point Station
Siloso Point Station is where Fort Siloso, Underwater World and Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa are. The ride between Imbiah Lookout Station and Siloso Point station is the most scenic part of the cable car network imo.
On one side, you will be able to see the vast sea; while the other side is full of greenery.
Don’t you LOVE the colourful cable cars? I think they add so much vibrancy to the island!
As the cable car moves along Siloso Beach, there are two sounds that we always hear. First would be people screaming. Once you hear the sound of people screaming, keep a lookout for the Mega Zip!
The other sound we kept hearing was the sound of aeroplanes. Throughout the ride, there were aeroplanes flying overhead – much to the delight of the kids. C’mon, I’m sure your kids love planes too… right??
And as the cable car approaches Siloso Point station, check out the beautiful Siloso Beach below!
The stretch as the cable car descends into Siloso Point station is my favourite!
Interior of the cable car
Please note that the cable car is not air-conditioned. There were two little fans – which was good enough for me as long as I sat right in front of it on a hot day.
And oh, notice the little cup holders? You can bring a drink on board and sip away while enjoying the ride!
There was a window on the side that you could open to take photos without glass reflection. And you can close it in the event of rain to prevent the rain from splashing in.
The cable car was spacious enough for me to push my stroller in easily. And check out that Singapore Map we picked up – I feel so touristy! Okay, that Singapore Map actually had a larger purpose than helping us disguise as tourists. I was hanging on to it because it said that if you showed the map, you could get 10% off the cable car ride. We picked up the map from the customer service counter at Vivocity. Eventually it was useless for us because we signed up for the annual pass.
If you are lucky, you may get a cable car with some flower decoration.. Lol! (MY sure seemed amused by our flowery cable car.)
If all of the above are not good enough for you and you want some luxury, try the VIP cable car. (Not sure how much it cost – pretty sure it’s out of my budget.)
Faber Licence – Singapore Cable Car Annual Pass
Do you know that there is an ANNUAL PASS for the Singapore Cable Car? For just $39 (individual) / $120 (family of 4), you can get unlimited rides on both Mount Faber Line and Sentosa Line!
As you can see, we have been on the cable car many times and definitely made my money worth. And we have had the membership for less than a month!
Not only does the Faber Licence give you unlimited access to the cable car network, it also gives you discounts at selected F&B, shops, attractions and accommodation! Some of my favourite privileges include:
- Free entry to Surrender Chambers at Fort Siloso
- $2 off Luge & Skyride Tickets
- 10% off Port of Lost Wonder admission
- 20% off best available room rate at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa
- 10% off Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Beach Station)
Not just that. They will ask for your car’s IU number (so make sure you have that with you when you sign up) during registration – which means you can drive into Sentosa for FREE! How awesome is that? (You would still need to pay for parking though.)
And if you decide to use the Sentosa Express to get into Sentosa, yup, that’s also included in the Faber licence! Just tap your membership card at the gantry at Sentosa station (Vivocity) and off you go.
And let’s say you are going to Sentosa with friends or relatives who do not have the annual pass. Your friends can get a free upgrade to unlimited rides for the day! (Up to six persons accompanied by cardholder.)
How to Apply
To sign up for the annual pass, you need to head to Mount Faber Station and look for the little Membership counter next to the ticketing booth there.
But how on earth do you get to Mount Faber in the first place if not by cable car?? Since I arrived by MRT, I paid for the membership at Harbourfront station and they gave me a receipt. With the receipt, I could ride the cable car to Mount Faber station where I alighted to complete the membership application process. Easy peasy!
Oh, and please keep that receipt safely. It took about 1 week for the membership card to be ready. In the meantime, you would need to show the receipt to ride the cable car. When the card is ready, you would need to hop back to Mount Faber Station to pick up the card. So remember.. DON’T LOSE THE RECEIPT BEFORE YOU GET THE CARD.
Information on Singapore Cable Car
Getting there: Harbourfront Station of the cable car network is a short walk from Harbourfront MRT station.
Operating Hours: 9am to 9.30pm daily
* Please note that the cable car network will be suspended in the event of haze (PSI level above 200).
Contact Telephone Number: (+65) 6377 9688
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