Get to the top of Singapore's 2nd highest hill and one of the older parks, Mount Faber Park, to enjoy a view at the end of the Southern Ridges where you may wine, dine and have fun!
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Where: Junction of Kampong Bahru Road and Telok Blangah Road
Park Lighting Hours: 7 pm to 7 am
Located at one end of the Southern Ridges, which also comprises Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve, Mount Faber Park is one of the olders parks in Singapore and a popular destination for families and tourist!
The hill was formally known as Telok Blangah Hill till July 1845, Mount Faber Park was opened in January 1965.
What To Do At Mount Faber Park?
Get An Amazing View
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At the highest point of Mount Faber Park, you can get a fantastic panoramic view of the city. From viewing "outwards" towards Sentosa, and an inland view of the city state and our skyscappers!
Excite the kids by letting them gaze through the telescopes at the lookout points, and get a great view of the southern part of Singapore and the southern islands.
Take A Cable Car
To get to the top of Mount Faber, you may choose to drive or walk, but the best way for families is to arrive by Cable Car! The Cable Car station was opened in 1974, and links Mount Faber Park to Sentosa via Habourfront.
For an evening out, we suggest heading to Habourfront / Vivocity, and purchase a round trip on the cable car for the family to get to Mount Faber park!
Have A Meal Or More @ Mount Faber Peak
If you are arriving via Cable Car, you will find yourself at Mount Faber Peak, a trendy destination with bars and restaurants offering some of the best views! Otherwise, you can wait for your return trip to Habourfront / VivoCity or even all the way to Sentosa!
Take A Family Selfie At the Happy Steps
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Maybe it is just rainbow colored steps, or maybe it will be the best photo of your family outing! Colorful and great for the 'gram, so don't forget to capture a family photo at the Happy Steps!
Another Photo Spot With Baby Merlion
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You may be surprised, but at the park, you will find standing majestically at the highest point of Mount Faber Park, the mini Merlion! Standing at 3m tall, it is one of the six official Merlion statues officially approved by the Singapore Tourism Board.
Another spot for that family picture!
Ring The Poland's Bell Of Happiness - For More Family Happiness
Get blessed with everlasting happiness when the family rings the Bell Of Happiness together (or simply follow us to create more family fun). The first bell dates back to 1909, and was part of a Polish sailing ship, Dar Pomorza. It was originally presented as a gift to Sentosa in 1992 and moved to Mount Faber in 2012.
And in 2019, the second bell from the Dar Młodzieży ship was presented to Singapore to commemorate 50 years of Poland-Singapore relations, thus forming the "double happiness".
Murals That Tells The History of Singapore
At the base of the Faber Point lookout is a series of copper murals that tells the story of Singapore from when we were known as Temasek. Perhaps a good starting point for sharing about Singapore's history to the little ones.
If you prefer to share history in a digital (and air-conditioned) setting, you may wish to consider heading over to the Lens Of Time Exhibit at the Singapore Discovery Centre too.
Embark On A Hilltop Walk
Definitely explore the park, but you may also extend your walk through the Henderson Waves, Singapore's tallest pedestrian bridge, towards Telok Blangah Park
Within the park itself, do look out for the impressive looking Golden Bell Mansion, which is currently the Danish Seaman's Church.
Getting To Mount Faber Park
There are a number of ways to get to Mount Faber Park, some definitely easier (less hill, less stairs) compared to others.
By Cable Car: You can get on the cable car from the Habourfront or Sentosa stations and alight at Faber Peak.
By Car: There are carparks near to the summit, and less walking will be required.
By Public Transport: The nearest MRT is Habourfront. From there, you can choose to walk up via Temenggong Road (less steps) or via the more direct Marang Trail (more steps).
*BYKidO's Tip: You may choose to enter through the Southern Ridges Park Connector which connects from Telok Blangah Hill Park, Kent Ridge Park and Henderson Waves, where it is less hilly.