It’s the June holidays, a time when many parents scramble to line up an array of activities and outings for the kids. I never thought this scene would come so early for me. But I have to say, it is really difficult to plan outings and such for them on normal days when Scarlett has to attend school. It is especially challenging for Shawn and me since both of us have typical working hours.
Last Sunday, we paid a visit to Sentosa, Singapore’s very own leisure island. Much has changed since we last visited it like tourists and exploring the various attractions. We don’t even know they have a new cable car line runs in Sentosa itself! It has already been operating for about four years; shows how outdated we are! We usually hit the beaches for brunch or the resorts for staycations. This island holds a lot of childhood and dating memories for us.
This time, we took the cable car from Faber Peak. It’s the kiddos first time riding the cable car in Singapore! The Cable Car Sky network runs two lines- Mount Faber Line that brings visitors to and from Mount Faber, HarbourFront Centre, and Sentosa, and the Sentosa line that takes visitors across the island’s three major attraction clusters which I mentioned earlier. With just one pass, you are entitled to a round trip ride on both lines and entrance to Sentosa. Even better if you get the Faber Licence membership at only $39(Individual)/$135(family), you get unlimited cable car rides for one year!
The view from the cable car is everything!! We also managed to catch a glimpse of the dolphins at RWS from above(refer to video).
Our first stop was the Sentosa Merlion, an iconic identity of Singapore. Much less known as the Guardian of Prosperity. It stands at a whopping height of 37 meters, allowing visitors to indulge in the aerial view of Sentosa island and surrounding waters from its head and mouth gallery.
Image Credit: One Faber Group
The Sentosa Merlion now offers a brand new experience for visitors as they go through five different zones that lead them to discover the legend behind the well-known attraction in Singapore. We spent a good two hours there!
It was time for lunch before we knew it and we decided to head back to Faber Peak to curb those hunger pangs because… why not right?
We had a hearty lunch at Spuds and Aprons, which serves up international and modern Asian cuisines. I was so tempted to get a pitcher of Singapore Sling! I so regret it after I realized now that they are having a buy two get one free promotion.
Dining with a view!
Next up, we popped into the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom. Here, we discovered a vast diversity of insects and get up close with rare butterflies fluttering in our midst.
Scarlett getting chummy with the iguana and parrots. What a bold girl we have here, we thought to ourselves!
Right next to the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom is the Tiger Sky Tower. It’s a great way to escape the heat and enjoy the panoramic view of Sentosa on the rotating observatory!
The initial plan was to ride on the colorful cable cars as per requested by Scarlett and explore beach station after that, but Scarlett fell asleep while we were slurping a cuppa at Starbucks. We didn’t want her to miss out on it, so we ended up looping the Sentosa line until she woke up. Just resting and having small talks while hanging in the sky overlooking the island is pretty therapeutic. Such is the luxury of having unlimited cable car rides with the Faber license membership!
We then took the monorail from Imbiah to beach station, where we would spend the rest of evening. The transition is quite smooth as the Imbiah monorail station is just across the Merlion cable car stop.
Arriving at Beach Station, we headed straight to Good Old Days restaurant where we intended to have our dinner. The monochrome colonial style building stands prominently across the station and serves very decent local cuisine.
We had their chicken rice, laksa, ayam penyet, nasi goreng, and ice kacang. The menu is pretty extensive and everything looks so good, we wish we had more stomach space to try out more dishes! The food turned out looking exactly like what it is on the menu, no rude expectation-versus-reality-shock. The restaurant is also very family friendly and spacious for strollers and baby chairs, giving us a stress-free dinner which I’m very thankful for, especially after an exhausting long day.
They also serve buffets from 5pm onwards.
Good Old Days
Ala Carte: 11 am – 10 pm* (Daily)
Asian Dinner Buffet: 5 pm – 10 pm
After filling our tummies and slothing around, we made our way for the Wings of Time Show at the beach. The Wings of Time is an award-winning multi-sensory 3D night show – set in the open sea. Audiences can expect 3D lights and laser projections, robotic water fountains and giant water jets coming together to tell a story. Highly entertaining and approved by Scarlett and Shyanne! I love how I keep getting surprises after surprises with the effects throughout the show and the fireworks nearing the end topped it off perfectly.
Do remember to be there early to get the best seats as it can get fully filled during peak periods. You can grab some bites from the Showbites kiosk located just outside to munch on while enjoying the show! There are only two shows per day; get the premium seat ticket to skip the queue and enjoy the best view of the show!
Premium seat- $23
Standard seat- $18
7.40 p.m. & 8.40 p.m. (Mon-Sun)
One Faber Group promotions
In conjunction with Singapore’s National Day, One Faber Group has rolled out exciting promotions revolving around the nation’s 53rd birthday. From 1 June till 31 August 2018, spend S$53 and stand a chance to win a trip worth over S$7,000 to Switzerland to take the cable car on a Mount Titlis tour, or one of ten prizes worth over S$14,000 in total.
Singaporeans born in 1965(same as Singapore!) will also get free admission into Sentosa Merlion, Wings of Time, and rides on the cable cars!
For everyone else, there is a super value for money package promotion that you can purchase! The Happy 2 Package that consists of a Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass and a choice of TWO experiences. You can choose from 17 Sentosa attractions/ dining options for your fun family day out! Just pay $48 per adult and $39.50 per child to enjoy all the activities in the Happy 2 Package, a mighty 53% off!
Image credit: One Faber Group
So hurry, pack your bags and get ready you and your family for an awesome time at Sentosa while the promotion lasts!! For more information, visit http://www.onefabergroup.com/onegreatescapade/
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