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Singapore Cable Car marks 50th anniversary with futuristic cabins

Singapore Cable Car marks 50th anniversary with futuristic cabins
March 28, 2024

Mount Faber Leisure Group (MFLG) is marking the Singapore Cable Car's 50th anniversary with the introduction of new and futuristic-looking SkyOrb Cabins.

The launch of the SkyOrb Cabins took place at Mount Faber Peak with the event attended by Bob Tan, Chairman of Sentosa Development Corporation and Thien Kwee Eng, Chief Executive of Sentosa Development Corporation, as well as Michael Syn, Chairman of Mount Faber Leisure Group and Buhdy Bok, Managing Director of Mount Faber Leisure Group.

Seven SkyOrb Cabins will join the existing fleet of cable cars with these new additions being unmistakeable with their spherical shape and chrome-finish – a first for cable car design in the world.

These cabins are definitely not for those with a fear of heights as the SkyOrb Cabins also have glass-bottomed floors, providing a special thrill and panoramic views for those who have no such qualms.

To improve guests' experience, the SkyOrb Cabins also have double window louvres at the front and triple window louvres at the rear to improve air ventilation.

As night falls, a captivating ring of lights surrounds the cabin windows, casting an illuminating glow that imparts a distinctly futuristic ambience. 

Buhdy Bok, Managing Director of Mount Faber Leisure Group shared “Each SkyOrb cabin, a gleaming chrome orb soaring through the sky, embodies modern design. These cabins offer guests a one-of-a-kind experience, taking them on a discovery between Mount Faber Peak and Sentosa, unveiling breathtaking views along the way.”

Collaboratively designed between Mount Faber Leisure Group and renowned cable car cabin manufacturer CWA, the SkyOrb Cabins showcase product innovation and commitment to creating new unique experiences for guests. Based in Olten, Switzerland, CWA has enjoyed a long partnership with Mount Faber Leisure Group since the first generation of the Singapore Cable Car cabins was launched in 1974.

The SkyOrb Cabins opened last week for guests to experience and tickets are available for sale at the Singapore Cable Car Mount Faber and Sentosa Station ticketing counters from the same day. Mount Faber Line and Cable Car Sky Pass ticket holders have the privilege of upgrading one-way of their round trip (between Mount Faber and Sentosa Cable Car Stations) to a SkyOrb Cabin experience. This upgrade costs $15 per person on weekdays, and $20 per person on weekends and Public Holidays.

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