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Sentosa cable cars and Jewel Box atop Mt. Faber

The Jewel Box at Mt. Faber

Cable cars between Mt. Faber and Sentosa Is. CLICK TO ENLARGE

Airphil Express and Star Cruises invited us bloggers for a familiarization cruise tour from Singapore to Malaysia aboard the latter’s Super Star Virgo, a full service cruise ship. It was a lot different experience, another different way of traveling with sidetrips around. One of the best mode to and from Sentosa Island, either for or after a good time at the theme parks is via cable cars that connect it with Mt. Faber. This mode of transport, with a very scenic route, to boot, was established as early as 1974 spanning the harbor across.

Mt. Faber is the third highest in Singapore at 105 meters, just a little higher to Cebu’s Mantayupan Falls. It is also a very popular tourist destination because it afford a panoramic view of the central area as well as the outlying islands and sea beyond.

Lounge and dining area, al fresco

Koi pond

The Jewel Box, built in 2005 and strategically located at the top of Mt. Faber. What I do like about the place is its cool ambiance, dining, and is just beside the cable car station from Sentosa Island.

The Jewel Box is so called because its different restaurants are variously named after precious gems like Black Opal, Empress Jade, Sapphire, Moonstone and Emerald Lodge. Interiors are tastefully done. There’s also its Iconic Restroom that is beautifully designed.

However, as we were just there in the afternoon, I would love to see this place lighted up at night plus great night views overlooking Mt. Faber.

This trip was made possible by AirPhil Express. Like their Facebook page to keep updated of promos and cheap fares. Check AirPhil Express’s Sentosa Adventour package.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

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