The Singapore Cable Car connects Mount Faber, which is on Singapore’s main island, to Sentosa, a resort island. Opened in 1974, the cable car spans Keppel Harbour and is the first cable car in the world to operate across a harbour. There were only about forty cars when the system opened but soon many more were added to cope with the demand. The system has been in operation for almost four decades and has ferried millions of passengers in that time. It is a fun activity and a great way to see Singapore.

Currently visitors can choose from two types of cars- the regular cabins or the VIP cabins. The cabins are suspended about 120 metres above the sea and offer 360 degree views. Even the floors of the cabins are transparent, giving riders the feeling of standing on air. The ride is quite romantic at night, making it the perfect activity for couples. Sky Dining lets users have meals in the cabin, making for a unique dining experience.

The system operates daily between 8.45 am and 10 pm. Adult tickets cost S$ 26, while tickets for children are a bit cheaper at S$ 15- this is for a round trip. The view afforded by the ride is definitely worth the money and all tourists visiting Singapore should give it a try.

To access the Singapore Cable Car all one has to do is head over to Mount Faber. The hill, which is just over one hundred metres high, is located in the Central Region and is a highly popular tourist spot. Alternatively one can also take the ride from the Sentosa end. The resort island is full of fun things to do, and riding a glass bottomed cable car over the water is only one of them.

Tourists who stay at a Sentosa resort Singapore will have easy access to the island’s numerous attractions. The W Singapore Sentosa Cove is a terrific hotel that brings a touch of the jungle to its elegant modern design. Those who want a luxury resort Singapore can find few better options. It is the perfect base from which to explore Sentosa’s many attractions.


Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.