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Singapore Cable Car

Singapore’s Cable Car takes you from HarbourFront to Mount Faber & Sentosa Island, in an 8 seater cabin with full 360 panoramic views over Singapore’s skyline, the harbour and Sentosa. If its not busy, you can try to get your own car to yourselves, but otherwise they will group you with others. They play light music (like jazz) inside, and there are fans but not a/c. The ride takes about 10-15min from the top at Mount Faber to the bottom at Sentosa.

It opened in 1974 and has been not just a mode of transport but a tourist attraction ever since. They periodically update the cabin designs and colours and add novelties like glass bottoms. There are currently 7 VIP cabins with Glass floor enhanced with Swarovski crystal elements.

S$26 Adults, S$15 children, or you can purchase a Faber Licence for S$39 for 12 months unlimited rides on the Cable car, and Sentosa Express! It also gives you a 30% discount for a friend’s ticket, and 20% off at some restaurants and shops on Mount Faber and Sentosa Island. If you plan to go on the cable car even twice within a year, its worth it.

The HarbourFront Cable Car station is about a 5-10min walk from HarbourFront MRT. Take exit B into HarbourFront Tower II, go up the escalators, and across the bridge, down to street level and turn left into the square after the first large building. There are signs posted along the way.

Daily 08:45 ~ 22:00 (last boarding 21:30)

Henderson Waves

Henderson Waves is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore, at 36m above Henderson Road, and is 274m long, connecting Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. The bridge has a wave-like appearance from ribs undulating above and below the main bridge (so what you actually walk on is flat).

Its a popular spot at night with groups of friends, couples and families sitting on and walking across the bridge. It offers a decent panoramic view of the city too.

How you get there really depends on how much you want to walk. It is part of the Southern Ridges, a 10km trail connecting various parks in the south of Singapore, so you can start at Mt Faber or Hort Park and just make it part of your walk, or get as close as possible via public transport and just walk the bridge.

Telok Blangah MRT is about a 20min walk, Red Hill MRT about 30min. Buses 131, 145, 176 or 648 will get you on or close to Henderson Road, walk towards the bridge and head up the stairs.

Lights on from 19:00 ~ 02:00

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MBS SkyPark Observation Deck

The MBS Observation Deck is arguably the best view in Singapore. It is expensive at $20, and all you really get is the view (This does NOT let you swim in the famous infinity pool. If you join the free guided tour then you can gain access to view the pool only), but what a view it is. Its not quite 360°, but you can see all of Marina Bay, the city area, Gardens by The Bay, Singapore Flyer and beyond.

The deck has high glass walls, but no roof, so there is no shelter from rain or sun. There is no time limit here either, just one visit only. So if you like you can go in the afternoon, stay for sunset, and then see the lights.

Alternatively, you can visit Ku De Ta, a bar just above, but you will spend $20 on a drink, the view isn’t as nice as you can’t get to the edge, its cramped, and the staff are quite rude. If you’re after a rooftop bar, 1-Altitude is on the 61st-63rd floor with a full 360° view.

S$20 for adults, S$14 for children. You can buy online, through the hotline, or at the SkyPark Box Office (B1, Tower 3)

Bayfront MRT

Mon – Thurs – 09:30 ~ 22:00
Fri – Sun – 09:30 ~ 23:00
Tours Daily @ 10:00, 14:00, 21:00

Marina Bay from Skypark @ Marina Sands

Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest Ferris wheel, sorry “observation wheel”, standing 165m tall. When you enter there is a multimedia display about the construction of the Flyer which is actually quite interesting, then you will go into your capsule for the “flight”. If its not too busy, you can try to ask for your own capsule or at least not a very full one, but a private cabin is a premium charge ticket so don’t hold your breath.

The ride takes about 30min and gives you a great 360° view over Singapore, in particular Gardens By the Bay, and the F1 pits. If the weather is clear (most of the time) you can see quite far.

Online tickets are S$26.40 (20% off) and S$33 on the spot. Online tickets are for a specific day only, changes must be made a week in advance. Higher price options available include drinks, food, private cabins and even event hire.

Promenade MRT is the closest station, but you can easily walk from anywhere in the Marina Bay area.

Daily 08:30 ~ 10:30

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