Greetings! It’s great to be back blogging after a long hiatus. I hope everyone’s holding up well especially during this unexpected pandemic that has shaken the world in more ways than one.
Anyway, since we can’t travel out of Singapore we decided to be a tourist in our own country. Singapore isn’t a big city to begin with so the closest we could get to traveling is to have a wonderful experience in our little island – Sentosa!
During one of the weekends, I booked my family and I for a cable car experience. I was pleasantly surprised that my parents haven’t been on the cable car in Singapore but they did in Hong Kong, though. I went on to purchase the tickets on Klook for the Singapore Cable Car Skypass.
Some things to note:
1. There are two main lines: Mount Faber Line & Sentosa Line
2. Skypass = Both Mount Faber & Sentosa Line (access to all six stations across the Sentosa Line and Mount Faber Line)
3. There is NO single trip
4. The recommended route, if you are taking the Mount Faber Line, is to start your from Harbourfront Station then alight at Mount Faber Station to enjoy the beautiful scenery before heading towards Sentosa Station.
How to get to Singapore Cable Car Ticketing Counter?
If you are coming from HarbourFront MRT station, take Exit B towards HarbourFront Centre. Cross the link bridge (beside KFC, level 2) to get to Singapore Cable Car at HarbourFront Tower Two. Tickets are available at HarbourFront Tower Two ground floor.
We really didn’t do much that day except stepping foot on the attractions (i.e. RWS), taking any mode of transport available — from cable car to beach bus to beach shuttle because it was raining the whole day. Bummer! Well, I guess the rain made it a perfect chilly day out and thankfully the cable car service was not affected.
Fort Siloso (& Skywalk)
Raine & I enjoyed our day off in Sentosa by starting our touristy-day at Fort Siloso. We took Sentosa Express, alighted at Beach station and transferred to Bus A. Fort Siloso is located at Siloso Point.
Fort Siloso is Singapore’s only well-preserved coastal fort that served as part of the country’s defences. The on-site military museum contains a treasure trove of WWII memorabilia, including coastal guns, the remains of fortified military structures and tunnels, as well as an interactive video documentary, complete with wax figures of Japanese & British soldiers at the Surrender Chambers.
We arrived at Fort Siloso via the newly built (in 2015) Skywalk that leads and brings you directly to Fort Siloso.
We had some recollection of our History & Social Studies lessons here in Fort Siloso at the different stations. If you are a history junkie, you’ll enjoy this place.
After we were done, we took the beach tram and spent the rest of the day lounging at Tanjong Beach Club having some drinks and snacks. The best feeling on a weekday ever! We wanted the lounge bed but it was full house that day and minimum spending of $100 is required, which was not possible for us to hit.
Back to the city we went before the sun sets. Instead of taking Sentosa Express back to Vivocity, we decided to take a stroll back via the boardwalk after getting some desserts and boy, we were so glad we did because we managed to catch the magnificent sunset right before our eyes! We’d totally recommend taking the boardwalk!
[Post contributed by Gen. N]