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Why Mount Faber is special ?
Mount Faber was known as Telok Blangah Hill but was later renamed after Captain Charles Edward Faber of the Madras Engineers, the superintending engineer in the Straits and Governor Butterworth's brother-in-law, who arrived in Singapore in September 1844. Faber cut through the thick undergrowth, allowing the road to the top of the hill to be built. The original winding road was referred to in the press at that time as a "stupidly narrow road".
Mount Faber is a frequent tourist destination, as it provides a panoramic view of the increasingly dense central business district within the Central Area. Its slope includes a tower that is part of the Singapore cable car system that connects to HarbourFront and Sentosa. It is accessible from the HarbourFront MRT Station.
What to explore at Mount Faber?
Take a cable car from Mount Faber to Sentosa Island and enjoy the stunning view of the horizon from above. Alternatively, you can gaze through the telescopes at one of the many lookout points that are situated at various sides of the ridge for a panoramic view of the southern part of Singapore and the southern islands. Delve into our nation’s natural heritage at Faber Point, the highest point in the park, where a mural wall depicts scenes of local historical events, and where the tree that was planted during the first Tree Planting Day stands. Mount Faber is covered by a secondary rain forest. The vegetation on the slope helps to stabilise the terrain besides beautifying the park.
How to get to Mount Faber?
Getting there by Metro: HarbourFront
- A place to release stress
- Breathtaking scenery especially at night
- Great place for hill running
- Good for jogging, relaxing, and killing time
- Beautiful scenery, Chill out place
101 Mount Faber Loop, Singapore
Tips for you
There are many footpaths or trails leading up Mount Faber. The main paths are: Marang Trail which leads from Marang Road at the Harbourfront MRT station (Exit D) and the Southern Ridges Park Connector which connects you from Telok Blangah Hill Park, Kent Ridge Park or the Henderson Waves which is the path we chose as this bridge is known for its great architecture. You can also take the cable car across to VivoCity which is one of the largest shopping malls and stroll across to Sentosa Island or head straight to Sentosa island if you want to give your legs a break, and just enjoy the awesome views. I have never paid extra for the VIP cable cars so not sure what the benefits are but cant say that i felt disadvantaged by the standard ones. There is also a restaurant up there but i have never eaten there, as we usually just hop across to VivoCity to keep it cheap and cheerful and we love the Republic food court over there. Tip: If you buy a round trip ticket and are heading over to Sentosa, make sure you get off at VivoCity on the way back as it is tricky to get a taxi from there late in the afternoon/night and its much easier to just take the MRT to where ever you want to go from VivoCity.
A nice park with good views over some of the skyline, though not much of the more famous sights. The walk up from the harbor is steep, but not too long, so definitely worth while.