Faber, the starting point for the cable car ride to Sentosa Island.
From the Web:
"Sentosa is an island resort off Singapore’s southern coast, connected to the city by road, cable car, pedestrian boardwalk and monorail. By Sentosa Station, Tiger Sky Tower has panoramic views that can stretch as far as Indonesia. On the south coast, Palawan Beach is lined with food stalls and bars, and has a suspension bridge to a small offshore island. Palm-lined, crescent-shaped Tanjong Beach is more tranquil."
I love cable cars and have no fear of heights as long as I look out and not down. The whole system was overhauled in 1983 after a ship passing underneath snagged the line and seven people lost their lives. There are two cable car lines. The first is Mount Faber Line. It takes you from Singapores only hilltop destination, Faber Peak, through a skyscraper and across the harbour before landing in Sentosa Island.
The second line that connects at Sentosa Station is the Sentosa Line. We journeyed over the jungle, sand and sea on this line. If you like, you can stop at the Merlion station, Imbiah Lookout station and Siloso Point station to enjoy the sandy beaches, Madame Tussauds, Sentosa Merlion, Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium and more. We stayed aboard and just took in the views.
After the cable ride we had coffee and muffins at Starbucks, by far the best coffee in Singapore.
|A very interesting combination of Apple, Cheddar Cheese and Parmesan. Surprisingly it was delicious.|
We wandered along Arab Street where Philip bought me a beautiful silk "Dubai" Kaftan. I have no idea where I can wear it but it is lovely to look at....
We once again hopped on board the Hop-On Hop-Off bus as we had purchased a three day pass. We alighted at Stop 1 and made our way into the mall for lunch. Mike and Kate found a place where we could sit down to a feed of hamburgers and fries. Funnily enough it was called the Aussie Restaurant but sadly the burger was not up to Aussie standard!
|Ahhh.....not your typical burger|
|It is a very busy bar!|
We were all feeling weary after our very busy day so we said our goodnights and made plans to meet for breakfast the next day. The very upmarket, Orchard Road, is on the list for tomorrow.