One of the favourite holiday resorts in Singapore is found in Sentosa. Just off the mainland, Sentosa is not just the host of the historic Trump-Kim Summit, but it also offers great value and fun for the whole family. To maximize our school holidays, we took the 3 kids, for another round of adventure at Faber Peak and Sentosa.
With a buffet of offerings for the leisure or adventure junkie, one will not be pressed to find an activity that suits visitors at Sentosa. As Daddy Is in his mid-40s, I looked for activities that was more on the less “risky” side and avoided doing the bungee! 🙂
- Singapore Cable Car Rides
To start off our day, we started at Faber Peak which is on mainland Singapore. Offering a cable car system which links Singapore to Sentosa, the beauty of Mount Faber can be also found in the panoramic views of the Telok Blangah and Keppel Harbor as seen from the cable car.
With a great vantage point, the restaurants and function rooms at Faber Peak is a much envied venue for weddings and special occasions. I have been to a few weddings at Faber Peak and the views and tranquillity of the whole area always adds to the occasion.
If you are not in the Marina area and you want a different place to enjoy the Singapore Sunset, come to Faber Peak and have some cocktails and snacks at Dusk Restaurant & Bar. Come at the Magic hour, where one can take brilliant selfies and wefies with family and friends!
*Tip: Get unlimited rides on the cable car and enjoy 2 of the 17 activities on the island at half price. Find out more at the end of post.
Another reason why you might want to revisit Sentosa via cable car is the addition of another cable car line on Sentosa where riders can get even more extensive views of the island. Visitors can now ride the cable car up to the Siloso beach area, which is near Fort Siloso, via the Sentosa Line.
Mobility is a big buzz word in Singapore and I have always wanted to try my hand at these machines. Yes! These are the mobility devices which are a common sight at shopping malls. Renting these devices was definitely exciting for both parents and kids, as it is something that all of us have not experienced before.
For all the first-timers out there …. you don’t have to fret, as once you sign up for a rental, the whole adventure is guided by an instructor. Before setting off, the instructor will bring you on a mini-course where one is taught how to turn left, right, reverse and stop on the Segway.
Got some fun shots of the kids and Mummy doing their trial runs. Naturally, there is a mobility test and riders who find it hard to pass get an escort of some special treatment. Watch the video to find out who got their special “Chops!”
- Sentosa Luge
This ride always lives up to the tag “Once is never enough!” You can tell that this down-slide ride is always a hit with everyone as the queue is especially long on weekends and peak hours. I must say that there is nothing more thrilling than going down the slopes and racing with the kids. The scary part is actually going up the slope again and taking the ski lift back up to the starting point.
Nathan who has an unhealthy fear of heights always “freezes” on the lifts and as you can see from the photo … he is trying hard to muster a smile for the camera. If you are one of the few people who has not been on the luge, you have to do this … with or without the kids!
4. Sentosa Merlion
With the other famous Merlion in the Marina Bay area, this Sentosa Merlion is the tallest in Singapore standing at 37m. If you are looking for a panoramic view of the Island, this attraction is one of the tallest that you can scale on the island
Together with a video show, that details the history of the island and the Merlion, one can find out why this sea creature is associated with the island.
Besides the normal fast food chains, one can catch up with your favorite local delights at “Good Old Days”. I must say that the restaurant serves up a pretty decent local Hawker Fare and it is one of the more affordable dining options on Sentosa.
I must say that my kids really enjoyed their food, so when I don’t get any complaints, it does testify to the food quality found at this restaurant. For Singaporeans, I believe that there is a discount with your POSB Credit card or your NTUC Union Card. Don’t forget to bring these cards when you are dining here! 🙂
6. Wings of Time
When nightfall hits the island, it is also time to wind down and just slowly enjoy the island at a leisurely pace. For night show junkies, do check out the award-winning multi-sensory night show “Wings of Time”, which is set against the night sky.
This is our first time watching the show and the interplay of water, light and music is always a relaxing way to end off the night.
As you can see, we had a pretty full day and the kids were definitely tired out after the many activities.
With National Day approaching, we have a piece of Good News for all Ed Unloaded readers!
To celebrate National day, One Faber Group is rolling out a series of “53-themed” promotions from now to 31 August. Spend a minimum of S$53 and stand a chance to win a 6D5N trip for two to Switzerland (worth more than S$7,000)! Other prizes include a 5D4N trip to Hong Kong or a staycation at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort.
Singaporeans can also go for the 2 for the price of 1 package! Get unlimited cable car rides and choose 2 out of the 17 activities for $48 per adult (U.P $101.90). That is a 53% savings and definitely a bargain for the budget conscious family.
With 17 activities, there is just so much to choose from and the Luge and the Segway can be the options that you choose for your family as well! 🙂
You can make your booking online at One Faber Group’s website or at Singapore Cable Car and Sentosa Merlion ticketing counters. For more details on the ongoing promotions, visit One Faber Group and maximize your long National day long weekend.