Ride the New Cable Car Sentosa Line!
Ride the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network's new Sentosa Line and enjoy panaromic scenes of the South China Sea, Siloso Beach, treetop canopy and many more!
Gone were the days when a day out to Sentosa just meant a visit to the Underwater World, Fort Siloso, and maybe the beaches with your pails and a shovel in tow for some serious sandcastle fun. Sentosa now offers a wide array of activities for local and overseas visitors, young and old. When news spread that the extended Singapore Cable Car Sky Network will offer a bird’s eye view of the Siloso Beach and its vicinity, the 90s kid in me was bursting with excitement. We could not only enjoy the view that the old Sentosa monorail offered before it was demolished in 2005, but at a greater height than before.
Mount Faber Line VS Sentosa Line
Singapore’s first ever cable car service was officially opened in 1974 by then Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Goh Keng Swee, in the nation’s efforts to jumpstart tourism. In the past, cabin attendants had to manually open and close the cable car doors for passengers. How things have changed over just four decades!
The existing Mount Faber Line, which extends from Mount Faber Station to Harbourfront Station before looping at the third and last Sentosa Station, features metallic black cars that can fit up to eight people.
If the Mount Faber Line’s black cabins remind you of serious businesspeople in suits over at Harbourfront offices, the colourful cabins that decorate the new Sentosa Line resemble carefree beach go-ers with their sunhats and board shorts.
Mr S Iswaran, Minister (Prime Minister’s Office) and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry, officially launched the new Sentosa Line at the Siloso Station on 14 July (Tuesday) with key stakeholders of the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network. He shared that the cable cars hold a special place in many Singaporeans’ hearts.
Mr Iswaran also announced the launch of the new Fort Siloso Skywalk that will be open to public from 15 July onwards. The 11-storey high bridge will lead guests on an aerial walking trail above the canopy of treetops, which is home to 25 species of flora that are native to the island as well as many resident creatures such as the white-bellied fishing eagle and plantain squirrel.
Sentosa Line at its FINEST
The best way* to enjoy spectacular views of Sentosa, along with its surrounding waters and architecture, is to embark on your joyride at the new Sentosa Line’s Siloso Station just before the start of the evening golden hour. After you had a long day at the beach and visiting Fort Siloso and its Skywalk, you can start your cable car journey from the Siloso Station at 6:20 pm as the sun is about to set behind you.
Enjoy panaromic scenes of the nearby hotels and resorts, ships scattered across the South China Sea, forest canopy and sandy beaches – I promise that it’s a lot for your eyes to take in, and almost too much for your cameras too.
You need not get off the cable car at Imbiah Station – just proceed straight to the third station, the Merlion Station, to snap eye-level photos of the Singapore’s national icon, among the island’s other attractions.
As the journey from Siloso Station to Merlion Station takes approximately seven minutes, it’ll probably be about 6:30 pm when you arrive back at Imbiah Station after making a U-turn at Merlion Station.
Take a three to five minute walk to the Mount Faber Line’s Sentosa Station before boarding the classic black cabins at 6:35 pm and cruise pass the Harbourfront Station before reaching Mount Faber Station for dinner and drinks at Mount Faber’s restaurants.
If you wish to embark on your joyride along the Mount Faber Line and Sentosa Line from Mount Faber Station instead, be sure to be on board the cabins between 6:15 pm to 7 pm for good photo opportunities!
* Subjected to the time of the year and crowd situation
SINGAPORE CABLE CAR SKY NETWORK
Opening Hours: 8:45 am to 10 pm (last boarding at 9:30 pm)
Cable Car Sky Pass (Mount Faber Line + Sentosa Line)**
Standard: $29 for adult, $18 for child^
Local: $19 for adult, $12 for child^ and senior citizen+
Single Pass (Sentosa Line only)**
Standard: $13 for adult, $8 for child^
Local: $9 for adult, $5 for child^ and senior citizen+
For more information about the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network or Mount Faber restaurants, please visit https://www.faberpeaksingapore.com. If you’re intending to visit Sentosa in the next few weeks leading up to the nation’s golden jubilee celebrations, find out more about the island’s SG50 promotions at http://www.sentosa.com.sg/en/sg50