If you haven’t yet taken a ride on the Sentosa Line, the new intra-island cable car service that connects Siloso Point to Merlion Plaza, now’s a good time to try it. For just $39 (or $135 for a family of 4), you can get unlimited rides on both cable car lines (Mount Faber Line & Sentosa Line) for an entire year. That’s just $6 more than the usual price for a one-time ticket to ride both lines. It also includes entry fees into Sentosa (U.P. $1 by foot, $4 by the Sentosa Express monorail) and a whole host of privileges:
With the Faber Licence, you get
- Unlimited joyrides onboard the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network (Mount Faber Line & Sentosa Line).
- Unlimited free admission to Sentosa via Cable Car joyrides, Sentosa Boardwalk, Sentosa Express and Sentosa Gantry (after you register your car).
- Sentosa Islander membership privileges, which include discounts off attractions, food & beverages, accommodations and shops. Basically, your Faber Licence is like having a free Sentosa Islander Membership (U.P. $25).
- Free admission to the Singapore Cable Car Museum.
- 50% off Cable Car Sky Passes (which is great for visiting friends/family members).
- Free valet parking with minimum spend of $50 nett at all F&B outlets at Faber Peak.
- 20% off your total bill at all F&B outlets at Faber Peak Singapore (excluding Dining On Cloud 9).
Other Reasons to get the Faber Licence
- In an effort toward becoming more sustainable and a “car-lite” nation, Mount Faber Loop (an 800m stretch) will be a car-free zone every first Saturday between 4 and 7pm till October 2016. Visitors are invited to “Let’s Lepak at Mount Faber” and join in the free workshops, games, and workout sessions. And when you’re all sweaty and tired, you can enjoy a nice ride back down to Harbourfront or Sentosa via the cable car.
- You don’t have to queue for tickets, which can save you lots of time especially on the weekend or on public holidays when the queue can be quite long.
- The Sentosa Express has recently increased their fees (from $3 to $4), but with the Faber Licence, you can ride it for free. If you visit Sentosa at least once a month and ride the Sentosa Express, you will end up saving more money purchasing a Faber Licence and using that instead.
- Spuds & Aprons, one of the restaurants at Faber Peak, is a great, wallet-friendly place (especially with the 20% off discount) for a romantic date or family celebration. Prices for lunch start at just $10++ (not including the discount) and comes with an intimate ambience and unparalleled, spectacular view.
- If you’re really hungry, Faber Peak has an a la carte lunch buffet where you can also use your 20% discount. With the discount, the price is just $20++ (U.P. $25++), which makes it a very affordable option to refuel after spending a morning hiking the ridges or before heading out to Sentosa. Please note that you need a 1-day advance booking for the buffet. To use your discount, do not purchase the tickets from their website; instead, contact their Guest Relations at [email protected] or (+65) 6377 9688 and tell them you have a Faber Licence.
- It may help you catch some Pokémons….
Did you know?
- Mount Faber Park is one of Singapore’s oldest parks (opened in 1964). The park is part of the Southern Ridges, which also comprises Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve, all of which spans a 10km trail.
- Besides hiking and running, you can join bird watching tours along this trail, where up to 43 species of birds have been spotted so far.
- Mount Faber’s toilet was voted one of the best public toilets in the world. Didn’t know such an accolade exists? Well now you do!
- Mount Faber is also home to one of the 5 official Merlion statues in Singapore.
- At 105 m above sea-level, Mount Faber is Singapore’s fourth highest peak after Bukit Timah (162 m), Bukit Gombak (133 m) and Bukit Batok (106 m).
- The Cable Car has been operating since 1974.