Sentosa cable cars and Jewel Box atop Mt. Faber

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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.

I'm a Travel and Architecture photographer, blogger and writer based in Cebu, the Philippines.

A true blue Cebuano, I make stunning images and meaningful stories. My work has been published in various coffee table books as well as local and international publications including Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London), done photo assignments for Mabuhay and written posts in Smile.

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