The Ultimate Guide to Singapore Cable Car & Faber Peak, the Gateway into Sentosa!

The Ultimate Guide to Singapore Cable Car & Faber Peak, the Gateway into Sentosa!

All you need to know about this iconic attraction integral to the Singapore and Sentosa experience!

Let’s admit it: the year is 2020, and Singapore is a place more exciting than ever. Over the last decade alone, the city has since gained its now renowned Marina Bay skyline, and even its very own Universal Studios theme park among numerous other dazzling attractions. Still, despite the emergence of so many shiny new toys, there are some experiences in Singapore that are simply irreplaceable.

For many Singaporeans, one such experience is riding the Singapore Cable Car! Also known as “the Gateway into Sentosa”, the cableway has provided tourists and residents alike with unforgettable memories as they venture from Faber Peak — an attraction, or should we say, multiple attractions, in itself — on mainland Singapore into Sentosa island. Built in 1974, it remains a quintessential part of experiencing the country’s fun-filled adventure island till today.

Whether you’re exploring the cableway for the first time or simply haven’t gone on a ride in a while, you can trust this updated guide to equip you with all the details you need — how to go about purchasing tickets, what to look out for along the cableway as well as tips to help you get the most out of your “flying” experience!

Starting with our #1 tip! Did you know that you receive a FREE UPGRADE to Unlimited Rides and an additional 5% OFF (over 25% OFF in total) all Cable Car Tickets when you book online?

With this online promotion, you get to take as many trips as you’d like instead of the one round trip that a standard ticket entitles you to. This just means you get to explore more of the stations on the cable car network at your own pace!

Get your cable car tickets!

The Singapore Cable Car & the Cable Car Sky Network

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For the uninitiated, the Singapore Cable Car is best known as the only cableway that extends from mainland Singapore all the way into Sentosa. It is also a seamless connection to major attraction clusters across Sentosa. 

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The cable car runs on two different lines that make up the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network: the Mount Faber Line which first brings you into Sentosa, as well as the Sentosa Line which runs within Sentosa.

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As the Singapore Cable Car celebrates its 45th year anniversary, the cable car experience has certainly transformed from its initial purpose as a way to get into Sentosa. You can look forward to enjoying an unmatched, 360° visual treat of the Greater Southern Waterfront, a plethora of attractions sure to elevate you, and you may even fancy an exquisite evening meal with the option of Cable Car Sky Dining!

#TZTip: Board by 7pm to enjoy the full range of courses on this private Sky Dining experience that will last for 3 rounds (approximately 90 mins)!

Purchasing Tickets for the Singapore Cable Car

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There are three types of tickets you may purchase: Cable Car Sky Pass (access to both Mount Faber and Sentosa Lines), Mount Faber Line tickets (access to Mount Faber, HarbourFront and Sentosa stations), or Sentosa Line tickets (access to Imbiah Lookout, Merlion and Siloso Point stations).

As the Mount Faber Line and Sentosa Line tickets only grant you access to either line, having the Cable Car Sky Pass is definitely the most value-for-money option! 

What’s more, with the Online Exclusive Promotion, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Save more than 25% of the usual ticket prices and enjoy a FREE UPGRADE to Unlimited Rides:
    • Mount Faber Line (Unlimited Rides)
      Adult — $43 $31.30; Child — $32 $20.90
    • Sentosa Line (Unlimited Rides)
      Adult — $25 $14.20; Child — $20 $9.50
    • Cable Car Sky Pass (Unlimited Rides)
      Adult — $45 $33.20; Child — $35 $23.70
  • Complimentary Entry to a special multimedia light show Miraculous 2 at Arbora, Faber Peak

You may purchase your discounted Cable Car Sky Pass online up to 90 days in advance, and skip the queue for fast-track redemption!

How to Get to the Singapore Cable Car

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To get started on your journey on the Singapore Cable Car, you can embark from either Mount Faber Station or HarbourFront Station on the Mount Faber Line.

If you’re travelling by public transport, alight at HarbourFront MRT station and head towards HarbourFront Tower 2 via Exit B. There, you may board the Singapore Cable Car at HarbourFront Station (not to be mistaken with the MRT station).

For those who are arriving by car or taxi, you’d want to begin your ride at the Mount Faber Station located at Faber Peak Singapore, approximately 5–7 minutes from HarbourFront Station.

#TZTip: Get an early start and be the first riders on the cable car when it opens at 8.45am!

Things to Do Along the Cable Car Sky Network

With so much ground to cover across the entire Cable Car Sky Network, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and choose which activities to prioritise ahead of your trip. To ease the load, we highlight the best things to do along the cableway:

Mount Faber Station

As mentioned earlier, this first station on the Mount Faber Line is located at Faber Peak — indeed, the very summit of Mount Faber, as its name suggests. Here, you will find a myriad of attractions set against the calming nature to bring you a unique hilltop experience. In fact, you can easily have an entire day of fun here, even without getting on a cable car!

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Mount Faber is Singapore’s second highest hill within the 56-hectare Mount Faber Park where you can amble away on a nature trail surrounded by Singapore’s lush greenery or hike 100 metres up from Faber Peak to catch the 3 metre-tall Merlion at truly the highest point of Mount Faber, Faber Point

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Enjoy a leisurely stroll above and amid canopies on the unmissable Henderson Waves, with its unique wave-shaped structure standing at 36 metres high, making it Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge! Continue on and you’ll find yourself along the Southern Ridges, a scenic 5-kilometre hiking adventure through Kent Ridge Park, Telok Blangah Park and Mount Faber Park.

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Returning back to Faber Peak, hop up the colourful Happy Steps en route to Poland’s Bells of Happiness — a pair of bells believed to bring good fortune and everlasting bliss and happiness to those who ring them together! You’ll also find Singapore’s own version of a ‘Love Locks’ bridge — in a bell variant. Purchase your own little bell here and write your wish or promise on it, then simply tie it to the railings to make sure your love rings on into eternity!

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After your hilltop adventure, you must be famished! Wind down by sharing classic western dishes with your family at Arbora, or have a merry time over tapas with friends at Dusk Restaurant & Bar — each with their own alfresco dining areas where you can enjoy the evening with the stunning skyline as your backdrop. Of course, these are also the perfect vantage points to watch the sunset! 

#TZTip: You can check out F&B offers currently on at Faber Peak here.  

After your meal, head over to catch the refreshed edition of the spectacular video-mapping, multimedia night show Miraculous 2 in celebration of Singapore Cable Car’s 45th anniversary! This show is complimentary for all cable car riders, diners at Faber Peak and Faber Licence members, and takes place four times nightly at 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm as well as 9pm.

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If you don’t know, Miraculous 2 is an outdoor light show that tells the amazing story of Mira and Mirak, two mighty squirrels living on an old Angsana tree in Arbora. The critters go on a thrilling quest that is sure to keep all spectators — both the young and the young at heart — on the edge of their seats! If you love a good adventure tale, enchanting multicoloured lights and music, don’t miss out on this one happening till 15 Mar 2020 at Arbora, located on Level 2 of Faber Peak.

#TZTip: Show capacity is limited, so come a bit earlier in order to catch a good view of the show!

Harbourfront Station

Within walking distance of the HarbourFront MRT Station and the mega shopping complex VivoCity, HarbourFront Station is an alternative point of access into the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network.

Sentosa Station

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Although the journey from Harbourfront Station to Sentosa Station looks the longest from the Sky Network map, it’ll be over in the blink of an eye with so many sights to gawk at through the floor-to-ceiling glass panels — look out for the dolphins down below at Adventure Cove Waterpark™!

This is the final station on the Mount Faber Line and your gateway into Sentosa, where you can alight and proceed to ride the Sentosa Line from Imbiah Lookout Station, which is just a short walk away.

Imbiah Lookout Station

Imbiah Lookout Station is the first exciting cable car station on the Sentosa Line, and if this is the part of Sentosa that you choose to explore, it certainly wouldn’t disappoint! Imbiah Lookout is an action-packed collective of attractions, including adventure parks, 4-dimensional theatres and even Singapore’s own Madame Tussauds!

Merlion Station

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Alight at Merlion Station for a short walk to the expansive Resorts World Sentosa. After all, the S.E.A. Aquarium™ and Universal Studios Singapore (USS) are two of the most popular attractions in Sentosa.

Siloso Point Station

Finally, Siloso Point Station is where you can truly experience Sentosa’s tropical island amenities to the fullest, with a variety of outdoor activities in close proximity to the sandy cove known as Siloso Beach!

But before you run straight for the beach, this is also where you will find a piece of Singapore’s colonial heritage. At the eastern end of Sentosa lies Fort Siloso — a former World War II coastal fort that has now been restored as an interactive military museum, containing a treasure trove of wartime memorabilia and what remains of fortified structures and tunnels.

Connecting Siloso Point Station to Fort Siloso is the 11-storey Fort Siloso Skywalk, a free attraction that takes you on a 181-metre, scenic treetop walk. Along the way, you’ll be able to learn snippets of Fort Siloso’s history while enjoying a bird’s eye view of Sentosa’s eastern coast!

After your journey of discovery and some fun in the sun at Siloso Beach, unwind and cool off with the night breeze when you catch the award-winning outdoor night show — also the world’s only permanent night show set in the open sea — Wings of Time out on the beachfront. Each night at 7.40pm and 8.40pm, the Wings of Time theatre on Siloso Beach is illuminated spectacularly with 3D projection mapping, state-of-the-art lasers, dancing water fountains and fire displays during the 20-minute long show. Equipped with a waterscreen and the vast sea as a backdrop for the show, you’ll be captivated by the epic tale of courage that it tells!

Want to find out why Wings of Time is Sentosa’s best show? Catch it for yourself from the best seats in the house!

A 5% discount on Wings of Time show tickets (U.P. $18, now $17.10) and get a FREE UPGRADE to a Premium Seat (worth $23) when you book online!

Each ticket also comes with F&B and gift vouchers worth S$10!

Get your Wings of Time tickets!

#TZTip: Complete your Wings of Time experience by using your F&B vouchers on some snacks from Show Bites, located at the entrance of Wings of Time.

Now that you’re equipped with all that information about the Singapore Cable Car, you’re all set to plan out a memorable day for you and your loved ones! With so many things to do along the Cable Car Sky Network, you might end up having a busy day hopping on and off at stations, but at least you can count on the breathtaking views making up for it each time you’re up in the air.

Six cable car stations, over twenty attractions and unlimited rides on the Singapore Cable Car — all you have to do now for a day well spent in Sentosa is to book your tickets!

Don’t miss out on amazing promotions including discounts of over 25% on all Cable Car and Wings of Time tickets, and FREE UPGRADES to Unlimited Rides and Premium Seats respectively — only when you book online!

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About Author

Sharifah Nur Afiqah
Sharifah Nur Afiqah

Always going from one extreme to the next, Sharifah’s constantly agonising over what to order off the menu, yet she tends to jump head-first into the major things, on the basis of intuition. Catch her at her loudest when she’s on a roller-coaster, cable car, or any other thrill-inducing contraption.