Singapore 2017 – Day 3: Cable Car Experience, Sentosa Island, and Gardens By the Bay

Gardens by the Bay at Night

It has really been a busymonth for me and my family due to many happenings, and I apologize for the delay of my Singapore 2017 – Day 3 post. Thank you to those who are looking forward to my Singapore 2017 experience. I do hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy reading all your comments. So here it is…

Another jam-packed day awaited us on our third day in Singapore. Hello to more walking and sightseeing around the different tourists attractions of the city.

Singapore Cable Car Experience

They say that in order for you to complete your Singapore getaway, one thing you shouldn’t miss out is the famous Cable Car. With this attraction, you’ll be able to visit Mount Faber Park and Sentosa Island.

In order to ride the Cable Car, just take a train going to HarbourFront Station, take Exit E to HarbourFront Centre, and just follow the signs going to the Cable Car ticketing office at HarbourFront Tower Two. To get your tickets faster, buy your e-tickets in advance at Klook.comand claim your physical tickets when you get at the ticketing office; just go straight to the counter and present your Klook voucher.

There are two lines for the Cable Car: first is the Mount Faber Line, which stops at the Mount Faber, HarbourFront, and Sentosa Stations; and the second line is the Sentosa Line, which allows you to visit Imbiah Lookout, Merlion, and Siloso Point Stations. I do suggest to start your Cable Car Experience with the Mount Faber Line, so that you’ll have more time in Sentosa Island. It’s really best to spend one day in Sentosa Island via the Cable Car because each station has different tourist attractions that you could visit like adventure parks, beaches, and lots of sightseeing. However, since we still have plans after lunch, we just had a quick visit for each station.

Enjoying our Cable Car Experience.
Off to Mount Faber Park
Off to Mount Faber Station

Mount Faber Park

Since we chose the Mount Faber line first, our first stop was at Mount Faber Park, one of the oldest hill parks in Singapore. In this stop you’ll be able to see a large Bell of Happiness, wherein you could ring it for luck or Happiness.

Bell of Happiness at Mount Faber Park
Bell of Happiness at Mount Faber Park

You may also buy small bells in the park’s store to write your wishes on it.

Bells of Happiness

If you’re also hunting for Merlion statues during your trip, don’t forget to trek up to the peak of the hill in order to spot one. The trek is just about 10-15 minutes to reach the peak.

First Picture of us with a Merlion
First Picture of us with a Merlion
View from Mount Faber Peak
View from Mount Faber Peak

Before you leave Mount Faber Peak, don’t forget to drop by the souvenir shop because they have cute Cable Car souvenirs there at affordable prices. But if ever you forgot to drop by, no worries because in every cable car stations there are souvenir shops that will greet you.

Sentosa Island

After our visit at Mount Faber Park we rode back a Cable Car on Sentosa Line to proceed to our next stops at Sentosa Island.

It was really jaw-dropping seeing the aerial view of the Island, such a beauty! If we only had lots of time, I would really love to visit and dip my skin to some of the beach resorts of Sentosa Island.

Aerial view of Adventure Cove Waterpark
Aerial view of Adventure Cove Waterpark

First stop was at Imbiah Lookout Station, from there you could actually take a visit at Madame Tussauds Singapore. I actually wanted to get in, however my parents and brothers weren’t interested spending money for wax museums. That’s why we just had a look from the outside. Well, this is the second time my family turned down my request to visit Madam Tussauds since our Hong Kong trip. Sad.

Anyways, from Imbiah Lookout, just follow the signs going to Sentosa Merlion, where the largest Merlion statue is located. Actually you could already see it from afar while walking since it’s really big.

With the Largest Merlion Statue at Sentosa Merlion Park

From Sentosa Merlion, we rode again a Cable Car at Merlion Station going to our last stop, Siloso Point Station, where Siloso Beach Resort is located.

We just took pictures and enjoyed the view for a couple of minutes there and went off again to wrap up our Cable Car experience.

Trying our best to do the fake laugh pose.
Siloso Beach Sentosa

There’s a lot of attractions you could visit at Sentosa Island like the 4d Adventure Land, Butterfly Park, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Palawan Beach Resort, and more more more! That’s why if you’re planning to visit Sentosa Island, you must really make a separate itinerary for it.

At around past 1:00 PM, we went back to Vivocity to have lunch at Food Republic, then went to Chinatown to have some pasalubong shopping.

Gardens by the Bay

After our quick stop at Chinatown, we rode a train going to Bayfront Station and walked to our last stop for the day at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s iconic green park attraction.

When you alight at Bayfront Station, take Exit B, and follow the signs with the Dragonfly on it going to Gardens by the Bay.

Tickets are also available in Klook.com. We also purchased our tickets in advance, for around SGD22, in order to skip the long lines and since it’s more cheaper.

When you purchase your tickets from Klook.com, you don’t need to go to the counter to claim your physical tickets. You may immediately go to the conservatories and have your printed ticket scanned to one of the turnstiles.

As we arrived at the main gate. We’ve noticed that there are available shuttle buses that will take you to the conservatories. Since our feet were already quite sore from our morning itinerary, we decided to take the shuttle bus for SGD3per person. It’s already unlimited, so you don’t need to pay when going back to the main gate.

Flower Dome Conservatory

First, we entered the flower dome. In this dome, you’ll be able to discover the different plants and flowers from the different regions across the world, like in South Africa, California, China, and more.

Cacti Family at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Cacti Family at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Lovely Flowers at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

There are so many lovely plants and flowers around the dome. Too bad that we were not able to catch their Cherry Blossom event because it ended just days before our visit.

Cloud Forest Conservatory

The second conservatory which is the Cloud Forest is an area veiled with mist, so it was quite cold inside! Good thing we bought shawls from Chinatown, so we were able to use it there.

Indoor Waterfall at the Cloud Forest
Indoor Waterfall at the Cloud Forest

Located in this conservatory is the world’s tallest indoor waterfall which simulates the moist conditions and showcases rare plants in the different levels of a mountain.

The Cloud Forest
The Cloud Forest
Walkway in the Clouds
Walkway in the Clouds

We finished our tour to both conservatories around past 6:00 PM and had dinner after at McDonalds while waiting for the Garden Rhapsody show at the Supertree Grove at 7:45 PM. Garden Rhapsody shows are scheduled daily at 7:45 PM and 8:45 PM and lasts for about 15 minutes. You must really not miss this show because it’s just so spectacular. These iconic Supertrees really made me love Singapore more.

I am so in awe as to how innovative the efforts of Singapore in promoting Climate Change Awareness and towards protecting our Ecosystem. I hope that more projects like Gardens by the Bay will branch out to other countries as well. Bravo!

Supertree Grove at Night
Supertrees Grove at Night

Tip before visiting Gardens by the Bay, check theirwebsite first for announcements because there are some days that they’re closed due to an event and conservatory maintenance.

That’s it for our Day 3 in Singapore! Hope you enjoyed reading! Ciao! Happy Weekend!

Comments

  1. Dianne Karol

    We weren’t able to ride the cable car. I love the aerial view! Daming makikita from the cable car! Guess I have more reasons to come back. We only had a quick trip to Sentosa cos it was already pretty late when we got there.

    There were so many people waiting for the night show sa Supertree Grove when we were there. Transformers kasi ung theme, as in super daming tao at ang dami pang papadating. We decided not to watch it anymore. Next time, I won’t skip this one for sure.

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