Friday, June 20, 2008

Sky watch-Cable Cars To Mount Faber

Yes, Yes, I am so much better now. Thanks to all my fellow bloggers for your concern and well wishes. So come with me today for a top of the world feeling at Mount Faber. :) Mount Faber is not a mountain despite the "mount". It is only a hill about 105 metres in high. Singapore is generally a very flat piece of land and no mountains except for some hills.

This is the cable car station at Harbour Front. You could take the cable car to Sentosa or to Mount Faber.

A closer look at the cable cars from where I was standing.

This is the Mount Faber station where the cable car is heading.

I am standing at the top of Mount Faber, which had a very good bird eye view of south of Singapore and Sentosa. I will post more photos of Mount Faber in later post.

Thanks to Tom for hosting Sky Watch. For other sky watchers, you can go to Tom's website.

25 comments:

napaboaniya said...

I love the cable car ride!! :) But it's too fast :( Wish the journey was slightly further :)
Have a good weekend Alice!!

Jim said...

Glad you are feeling better. Nice view from the Mount. I bet the cable car ride is nice.

Melli said...

You know... not MUCH scares me. But cable cars DO! LOL! I would have such a hard time getting on that! I'd DO it... but I wouldn't LIKE it! I'd be way relieved when I got to the top!

Island Rambles Blog said...

I would love to be in the cable car...really nice pictures and great post for sky watch!!! cheers.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Nice view and photos.

evlahos said...

wonderful news

about the shots, very beautiful captures. and very interesting i can say. this is a great idea for sw

Hyde DP said...

We got a taxi up to Mt Faber and took the cablecar to Sentosa. I found it perhaps the least friendly place in Singapore. There were steep stairs up to where the cars went from and no lift. My wife sat there while I explored a little and got dark looks for not buying a drink.
That was seven years ago I understand the place has been renovated a bit since then.

alicesg said...

Yes, Hyde, Mount Faber had been renovated and it is still being renovated. Full of restaurants and pubs there. Many ways to go up Mount Faber. One way to drive up, walk up (new stairs-15 mins walk-Opposite the Vivo City), another one is taking the taxi up, a cheaper way is taking the bus (available only on weekends). You have to look out for my future posts to see the difference in Mount Faber. The latest trend was taking a bus up Mount Faber and walking down to Henderson Wave and then to Hort Park. Will explain more in later posts. :)

alicesg said...

Actually Hyde, you need not take a taxi up Mount Faber, You could purchase the cable car tickets at Harbour Front which could entitled you to ride the cable car to Mount Faber and also back to Sentosa and vice versa.

The Liberator said...

these scare me a little bit because they wobble. I once talked my father into taking me--he was not fond of heights, but I was 6 years old and begged to be taken on this ride, so he did for me--I felt very bad afterwards, seeing how white his face got and how still he sat through the whole ride. and Clinging to someone during the ride just seems to scare you more!

Em Dy said...

Hi Alice, I've been to Sentosa twice but never via cable car. Thanks for sharing.

Daniel J Santos said...

to hight for me.

great pictures.

babooshka said...

Definitely the first and probalby one and only cable car i will see today. Fabulous.

Ida said...

Great and different Sky watch! :)
I like it very much! :)

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like a nice way to travel locally!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great photos but no way would i go in one of those. NO HEIGHTS FOR ME

Alexander said...

Very nice photos. I've never pay much attention to them whenever I visit world trade centre, but from now I will do more often.

Have a nice weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Christy said...

I like cable cars. Actually one of my favorite things to ride at the amusement parks. I like to look down on the people and make fun of them. I know that is bad of me but if people realized how silly they look and if the roles were reversed they would do the same to me. Nice photos.

alicesg said...

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Alex, World Trade Centre in Singapore is now part Vivo City and the other part is renamed as Harbour Front Centre. Most trade exhibitions are now held at Singapore Expo at Changi. :)

Old Wom Tigley said...

ha! Very nearly missed you out... Better late than never my friend... these are real good pictures.. I have been on a cable car... once.. I had to walk dow from the one I went on.. my fear of heights and flying got much worse after..ha!.. but I can still enjoy views such as these.

Tom

alicesg said...

Wow Tom, that must be very scary to climb out of one cable car. I would be scared too.

Alexander said...

Thanks! :P Looks like I am really out of date.

auringonkukka said...

beautiful photos!

Andrea said...

Interesting sky watch pictures. The view from a cable car is great.

Malaya said...

Good words.