Friday, May 10, 2013

Singapore - Singapore Cable Car

Opened since 1974. The 1.75km cableway linking Mt Faber to the resort island of Sentosa has carried more than 11 million visitors. It offers a breathtaking view of the world's busiest port and the Singapore City skyline. SIMPLY BREATHTAKING.

Sent by Vivien, a postcrosser from Singapore.

The Singapore Cable Car provides an aerial link from Mount Faber on the main island of Singapore to the resort island of Sentosa across the Keppel Harbour. Opened on 15 February 1974, it was the first aerial ropeway system in the world to span a harbour. However, it is not the first aerial ropeway system to span the sea. For instance, Awashima Kaijō Ropeway in Japan, built in 1964, goes over a short strait to an island. Although referred to by its operators as a cable car, the listed system is in fact a bi-cable gondola lift and not an aerial tramway. A round-trip ticket currently costs SGD 29 for adult, SGD 18 for child. (read further)

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