News - Reopening of Singapore's cable cars

After the opening of the two integrated resorts earlier this year, Singapore got itself yet another new attraction: cable cars between Mount Faber and Sentosa island. Well, it's not really new, but the ride had been closed for nine months for a S$36 million overhaul. And the result was is pretty impressive: the cars are bigger and spacer, with interactive screens (though not sure who would spend the time using it, given the views) and offer a stunning elevated ride over Sentosa (S$264 for a round trip). For those with cash to splash ($888 to book the cabin for a round trip), there is also one VIP cabin, fitted with four leather chairs and adorned with hundreds of Swarovski crystals (on the transparent floor, in the ceiling and all around the car). For this price, you’ll get a glass of champagne and the possibility to use the iPod dock to listen to your own music. There is also a wine chiller if you chose to bring a bottle. No doubt the price’s lucky number (three 8s) will be used as an occasion for Chinese gamers to take the ride before heading for the tables at Resorts World. Plus they’ll be doing some good, half of the $888 will be given to charity. A small cable car museum is also due to be opened in August.