3 COMPELLING REASONS TO VISIT HARBOURFRONT

By LINDA JAMES | Updated JUNE 15, 2023 | AREA GUIDES

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There are 3 very compelling reasons to visit HarbourFront:

  1. to catch a Singapore Cable Car to Sentosa or Mt Faber
  2. to get the Sentosa Express monorail
  3. to visit one of the biggest shopping malls I’ve ever seen – VivoCity

If you’re going to Sentosa, make sure you allow some extra time to check out the shops and food courts at VivoCity. You won’t regret it!

Getting There

HarbourFront is itself an MRT station – on the Circle and North-East lines. Use the subway would be the quickest and easiest way to get here.

What to See & Do

Mt Faber

You could drive to the top of Mt Faber to see the view of Singapore but taking the cable car is more fun. There are restaurants and bars at the top and you can even book a dining “experience” in a cable car.

Mount Faber Park is covered in rainforest and is home to exotic flora and fauna. There are a number of walks you could take such as Mount Walk, a 0.8km trail with excellent views of the Southern Islands.

The park is great for a picnic and there are guided tours available.

Make sure you check out the baby Merlion and the “Rainbow Steps”, and ring the Bell of Happiness, which came from a Polish tall sailing ship. It’s popular with visitors and newlyweds, who believe it will bring them eternal happiness, peace, and harmony. The cable car shop sells “wishing bells” you can write your wishes on and hang on a fence.

If you’re going in peak times, it might be a good idea to book in advance.

Address: 109 Mount Faber Rd
Open: 24 hours
Cost: free
Getting there: near Harbourfront MRT (NE1/CC29) 5 min walk to the Marang trail at the base of mountain; buses - 143,145,188E,65,97E; cable car from Harbourfront
More information: https://www.mountfaberleisure.com/

Singapore Cable Car

You’ll get great views wherever you look when you ride the cable car. There are two lines – one to Mt Faber and the other to Sentosa Island (with four different stations). There are different packages available and  some include tickets to the attractions on Sentosa Island.

Address: HarbourFront Centre
Open: Daily from 8.45am-10pm
Cost: Mt Faber roundtrip – adults $S33, children 4-12 $S22, under 4 free; a Sky Pass, which includes both Mt Faber and Sentosa, is $S35 for adults, $S25 children
Getting there: near HarbourFront MRT (NE1/CC29), 7 min walk, take Exit B towards HarbourFront Centre, cross the link bridge (beside KFC, level 2) to HarbourFront Tower Two; buses – 10,143,188,30,97,97E
More information: https://www.sentosa.com.sg/en/things-to-do/attractions/singapore-cable-car-sky-network/

VivoCity

VivoCity markets itself as a “lifestyle centre” and the largest shopping mall in Singapore. It has 15 cinema screens, a rooftop amphitheatre, an open-air playground, an art gallery and many designer stores and outlets. There’s also a huge variety of restaurants and bars as well as four food courts!

Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk
Open: daily 10am-10pm
Getting there: near HarbourFront MRT station

Conclusion

There are 3 great reasons to visit HarbourFront – the Singapore Cable Cars, the Sentosa Express and VivoCity, which is packed with shops and food courts. In fact, if you want to visit Sentosa, it would be difficult to avoid going through HarbourFront – not that you’d want to. In fact, I recommend you make sure you allow extra time just so you can check it out.

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