Day 4. Mt. Faber and Sentosa Island

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Sentosa Cable Car

Jet lag now over as we both woke later this morning.  After another leisurely breakfast sitting out on the hotel terrace it was off to Clarke Quay MRT station for the metro to HarbourCity.  From here, we took the lift to the 15th floor of the Vivo City Mall and bought return tickets for the Sentosa Cable Car.  These cost $29 each.

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View from cable car

We were fortunate to find that there wasn’t a queue and we even managed to get a gondola to ourselves.  Firstly, we headed upwards to Mt. Faber station and from there we followed a trail over the Henderson Waves bridge to the Tree Canopy Walk where we spotted our first monkeys of the holiday.  There were few people about, but if you like boardwalk trails high above the trees, this is an excellent side trip with good views of the port area below.  We returned to the cable car station, again managing to get a cabin to ourselves for the ride over to Sentosa Island.

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Siloso Beach, Sentosa

On arrival at Sentosa, we looked in the adjacent Cable Car museum which was really interesting and free of charge.  Next,  it was time for a drink so we took the path to Siloso Beach and found a beach bar there for drinks, it was in such an idyllic spot I could have stayed all day.  From here we could see also see many container ships waiting to enter the harbour.

All transport on Sentosa Island is free and so we took the minibus to Palawan Beach.

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Sentosa

The sea here was an emerald green colour and the beach a creamy white, it looked very inviting.  This was my favourite part of the island, it really is exotic with its rope bridge connecting the islands and was very peaceful.

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Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island

It was time for some excitement next, a ride on the Skyline Luge (a Go Kart circuit) for adults and children alike.  It cost $26 for three rides and to return to the top,  a chair lift ride is included.

After this we headed back to the hotel at Clarke Quay for a rest.

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6 thoughts on “Day 4. Mt. Faber and Sentosa Island

  1. Hi,

    I’ve been to Singapore too last year and I’m going back November this year. I haven’t tried their cable car. I just used the train going to Sentosa and USS. Was the cable car ride all you can? I mean the $29, is that just one-way from start point to one station only or you can go back and transfer to another station without having to pay another $29?

    Also, did you pay anything to go to the beach?

    Will appreciate your reply 🙂

    Thanks!

    Marga

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    1. The cable car price included a full round trip so if you get on by the waterfront in Vivo City Mall you can then take the cable car up to Mt. Faber which has great views and nice walking trails. Then get back on and stay on passing VIvo City until you get to Sentosa. When you want to return, your ticket entitles you to a trip back to Vivo CIty Mall so its a nice thing to do. THe lovely beaches on Sentosa are all free to use and the beach bars were not too expensive for a drink. Have a great time, I hope to return again before too long.

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