Mount Faber Singapore – A beautiful nature reserve and cable car ride
Mount Faber Singapore is 105-meters high, and it is Singapore’s second highest hill. You can either take a cable car (open from 9am till 9.30pm) ride up, or trek via the Marang Trail from Harbourfront MRT to reach here.
Mount Faber was initially called the Telok Blangah Hill, before it was renamed by Captain Charles Edward Faber from “Madras Engineers”, in 1845.
In the year 2005, the Mount Faber cable car station was converted into Faber Peak, a tourist destination where visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of their surroundings and the city’s twinkling night view while dining into a delightful 4-course meal in the comfort of a cable car compartment. You can read more about it here.
There is also a bar there where you can enjoy a drink or two, against the gorgeous scenery. Popular restaurants in the Jewel Box include Black Opal for European meals, Moonstone for Japanese cuisine and Faber Bistro for open-air casual dining, amongst others.
Mount Faber Singapore is enveloped by a secondary rainforest which provides plenty of flora and fauna to keep nature lovers busy. There are also bird watching tours available for interested enthusiasts. The park is part of the Southern Ridges which also includes Kent Ridge Park, Labrador Nature Reserve and Hort Park.
If you love to hike, then you must go for Mount Faber’s Nature Walk in Singapore. The hilly terrain and natural surroundings make Mount Faber Park an ideal spot for a great workouts as well as wonderful nature walks. You can take guided tours through this natural heritage trail and learn more about its history.
Mount Faber is a major tourist attraction. It is the place to go if you are looking for a good exercise and workout spot while appreciating nature.
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