Sentosa Island and back to Chinatown

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The Cable Cars heading to and from Sentosa Island

Today we went to Sentosa Island.  Sentosa Island is a small island right at the bottom of Singapore.  You can get there via a bridge, boat, or cable car.  The cable cars leave from the top of Mt. Faber on Singapore proper, which is best reached by cab.  This cable car ride spans over 1.6 kilometers, was the first to be built in South East Asia and is still the first and only cableway that crosses a harbour.

**IMPORTANT NOTE**  The Cable Cars have two exit points on Singapore proper - Mt. Faber, and the Harbor Front Tower Two Stop.  The cabs don't hang around at the top of Mt. Faber - so when you are RETURNING to Singapore, after your visit to Sentosa Island, unless you want to run the risk of having to hike back down Mt. Faber in the heat and humidity after hiking all over the island, get off at the 1st stop - Harbor Front Tower Two.

A view of the Merlion.
  From there it will be much easier to get a cab where ever you are going next.

The cable car ride really is worth doing - it gives you a view you won't get from any other vantage point, and the top of Mt. Faber is also lovely.  Make a point of doing this.  Once we reached Sentosa, there are a lot of options of what to do.  We did a walk through the rain forest, called the "Dragon Walk".  By the end we were dying from the heat and humidity, but it was wonderful, and we were really glad we had done it - but dress right, and take water with you!  (we forgot our water).  On Sentosa, they have the large scale version of Singapore's Merlion.  It's a neat thing to see.  Also, when you get back to the front of the island where the main building is, they sell some amazing fruit juices, and they are TO DIE FOR.

Flowers on the main building, Sentosa Island
  Try one.  I had a strawberry one, and maybe it was just because of how thirsty I was, but man, it was so good - I'll never forget it.

We went back to the hotel to cool off a little, then headed back out to Chinatown to eat at the hawkers stands and look around.  It was a lovely night, and you can't go to Singapore and not eat some hawkers food, even if you are a fussy eater; I can be a little put off, but it was still a great experience to try it.  What good is a new culture if you don't challenge yourself to try new things?

WaltJake says:
Sentosa is awesome! I was there in Sept, 04. Singapore is an amazing place, so impeccably clean and beautiful!
Posted on: Feb 10, 2007
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The Cable Cars heading to and from…
The Cable Cars heading to and fro…
A view of the Merlion.
A view of the Merlion.
Flowers on the main building, Sent…
Flowers on the main building, Sen…
The Coi pond on the top of Mt. Fab…
The Coi pond on the top of Mt. Fa…
A sign on the Dragon Walk
A sign on the Dragon Walk
Head of the Dragon - Dragon Walk, …
Head of the Dragon - Dragon Walk,…
It was very hot, but a beautiful w…
It was very hot, but a beautiful …
Jungle on Sentosa Island
Jungle on Sentosa Island
Dragon Walk
Dragon Walk
The Merlion from the main building.
The Merlion from the main building.
Small waterfall on Sentosa
Small waterfall on Sentosa
More flowers on Sentosa
More flowers on Sentosa
Gracie and Michelle present the Me…
Gracie and Michelle present the M…
Michelle in front of the main buil…
Michelle in front of the main bui…
A view of the Cable Cars
A view of the Cable Cars
Cable Cars and the Merlion
Cable Cars and the Merlion
Cable Cars from a distance
Cable Cars from a distance
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