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A Mount Faber Guide for a Faber-Licious Day Out!

A Mount Faber Guide for a Faber-Licious Day Out!

Mount Faber isn’t actually a mountain; it’s a hill that sits in the Bukit Merah area of the southern region. 

What it is now is a far cry from its historic origins as a key signalling station for ships docking at the harbour along the Singapore Strait in the 1800s.

But a few things remain the same over the years: breathtaking hilltop views of the sea, lush greenery, and the city. There’s a lot to explore here, and if you’re looking to fill your day with outdoor activities, here’s a Mount Faber guide to keep you occupied! 

What to Do

Commute to Sentosa from Mount Faber on a scenic cable car ride

Address: 109 Mount Faber Rd, Faber Peak, Singapore 099203

Contact Details: +6563610088

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8:45 am to 9:30 pm


When you ask locals about what’s the best thing you can do at Mount Faber, we’re certain they’ll talk about riding cable cars via the Mount Faber and Sentosa Lines. It’s the most popular attraction there, so you can’t miss out on trying it out. 

The two cable car ride routes are part of the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network. The Mount Faber Line connects Mount Faber to Harbourfront and Sentosa, while the Sentosa Line connects Sentosa to Siloso Point. 

You can enjoy scenic views as your cable car descends or ascends through Singapore’s hilly terrain. You can see the Merlion, Marina Bay, Resorts World, and more from up there! 

Tip: We highly recommend booking your tickets in advance through the website. This way, you can avoid long queues and get priority round-trip rides through both cable car routes with the Cable Car Sky Pass. 

Ring the bells at Poland’s Bells of Happiness

Address: 105 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore 099202

Contact Details: +6563779688

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 9:30 pm

If you’re not familiar with Poland’s Bells of Happiness, it’s a cultural landmark situated on Mount Faber Peak. Two bells hang from a floral arch, overlooking the hilly views of Mount Faber. 

One of the bells dates back to the early 1900s, gifted to Singapore by Poland in 1992 after the Polish training ship “Dar Pomorza” docked on the island. The second bell was gifted in 2018, marking the 50 years of Polish-Singaporean relations. 

Today, visitors can reach Mount Faber Peak and ring the bells for good luck and fortune. The bells are also super popular among newlyweds and married couples, as ringing the bells together famously signifies long-lasting love!

There’s a souvenir shop nearby that sells miniature Bells of Happiness that you can tie on the railings along Mount Faber Peak. 

The activity is likened to the love lock bridge in Paris where couples write their names on locks and fasten them to Pont des Arts Bridge. 

Reach Mount Faber Peak on foot

Address: 109 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore 099203

Contact Details: +6563779688

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8:45 am to 9:30 pm


Now that you’ve tried the cable car ride to Mount Faber Peak, why not come back and make your way to the top on foot? Not only is it a fun workout you can squeeze in the day, but you also get the chance to explore Mount Faber Park at your own pace. 

The Marang Trail is the most popular walking trail locals use to get to Mount Faber Peak. The starting point is located at Harbourfront Exit, but if you’re up for more of a challenge, you can start your hike up from the Henderson Waves. 

Regardless of which trail you use to get to Mount Faber Peak, you’ll get amazing views of the city, while being surrounded by so much nature. Don’t forget to stop and take a break every once in a while to take photos! 

Tip: While using the Marang Trail, you’ll encounter Poland’s Bell of Happiness and another attraction, the rainbow staircases. It’s only about 800 metres long, so you can wear casual clothing. 

Go back in time and take photos inside old cable car models 

Address: 109 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore 099203

Contact Details: +6563779688

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8:45 am to 9:30 pm

Did you know you can actually go inside old cable cars that Mount Faber used over the years? You can take as many photos as you want and pretend you’re riding the skies! 

Plus, the cable cars are pieces of history. Take some time to read the plaques and learn about how much the Singapore Cable Car has evolved over the years! 

Tip: On each cable car model, there are stickers that state Mount Faber’s social media accounts. Tag them and share your photos with the car models for a chance to get featured on their official social media pages! 

Practise your golfing skills at Premier Golf Singapore

Address: 2 Telok Blangah Way, #01-11 Mount Faber, SAFRA, Singapore 098803

Contact Details: +6582088799

Operating Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm


Memberships to a golf country club often cost a lot. If you’re only in Singapore for a few days but love to play golf, you can try your hand at indoor golfing at Premier Golf Singapore without a membership!

Known as Singapore’s largest indoor golfing arena, Premier Golf welcomes newbies and advanced golfers of all ages. Across its 5,000-square-foot expanse, you get four virtual golfing bays and two private suites, perfect for small group gatherings. 

Practice bays are equipped with Foresight FSX Play simulators, creating accurate realistic displays as you strike the golf ball against the screen. Plus, the indoor arena also features fake grass, slopes, and sand bunkers for a more realistic touch indoors! 

The practice bays are open during operating hours, but the indoor arena is only available during weekends. 

You’ll need to book your slots via the website at least a day in advance to ensure you get an available practice bay or arena time with you and your friends! 

You can also book golf lessons with the indoor arena’s trained golf instructor. Reservations for day classes are subject to availability, however. 

Host a grill session at SAFRA Mount Faber’s outdoor barbecue pits

Address: 2 Telok Blangah Way, Mount Faber, SAFRA, Singapore 098803

Contact Details: +6562786011

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm


After spending a whole day trekking and enjoying the hilltop views at Mount Faber Peak with your friends and family, why not end the day with a barbecue session at SAFRA Mount Faber’s barbecue pits?

It’s an outdoor terrace made specifically for grilling and barbecuing, so you can enjoy some family bonding time in a safe and convenient space (the barbecue pits are located near Faber Point and the Henderson Waves).

Starting from $55, guests get up to four hours of non-stop grilling at pits equipped with charcoal and electric grills. The barbecue pit deck is only partly sheltered, with tables and chairs shaded by an outdoor umbrella, so be prepared for a change in weather! 

If you have a SAFRA Membership, you get 10% off pit rentals plus exclusive access to the booking page that lets you reserve a barbecue pit up to three months in advance. 

Non-members are welcome to enjoy the barbecue pits, but they can only do so via walk-in. 

Strike down pins at SuperBowl Mount Faber

Address: 2 Telok Blangah Way, Mount Faber, SAFRA, Singapore 098803

Contact Details: +6562765225

Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday, 12:00 pm to 12:00 am, Friday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 am, Saturday, 10:00 am to 1:00 am, Sunday, 10:00 am to 12:00 am


Looking for another indoor activity to pass the time at Mount Faber? Try striking down some pins at SuperBowl Mount Faber for a few hours! 

SuperBowl Mount Faber caters to all people, of all ages and skill levels, who simply want to have a fun time bowling with their friends and family. Rates for guests start at $30 per hour (or $5.50 per game), with a maximum of five players per lane. 

Shoes are available for rent, while socks are available for sale, at $2 per pair. If you’re coming here with a big group, you can book a whole lane in advance via this page

Tip: SAFRA members and students get discounted rates on lane rentals, starting at $24 per hour. Students must present their current school identification card and proof that they’re below 21 years old. 

Lounge at the Henderson Waves

Address: Mount Faber Loop, Singapore

Operating Hours: Open 24/7


The Henderson Waves sits right next to Mount Faber Loop and is accessible from Mount Faber Park. If you’re done trekking all over Mount Faber, continue the trail to Telok Blangah Hill by crossing this unique pedestrian bridge. 

The Henderson Waves is the highest pedestrian bridge on the island, and the views from up there are spectacular. The views from Mount Faber are awesome in their own right, but if you still have room for more, the bridge serves as a great vantage point too. 

There are benches spread across the wave-like bridge which are partially sheltered thanks to the wave steel roof. 

The Henderson Waves lights up at night, so make sure to stick around by sunset to watch the sun go down and wait until the bridge comes to life. 

It’s a different visual experience that we think is worth waiting for, even after an already long trek around Mount Faber. 

Where to Eat

Arbora Hilltop Garden and Bistro

Address: 109 Mount Faber Rd, Faber Peak, Singapore 099203

Contact Details: +6563610088

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 11:00 am to 10:30 pm, Saturday to Sunday, 8:30 am to 10:30 pm


If you’re planning a dinner date and want someplace that exudes romance amidst scenic views, then Mount Faber’s Arbora Hilltop Garden and Bistro may be your best bet. 

The hilltop restaurant boasts scenic al fresco dining, with endless views of the sea, Sentosa, lush greenery, and cable cars around you. Not to mention, the meals they serve here are hearty and delicious! 

They specialise in modern European cuisine, with mains like 

Pan-seared Norwegian salmon, cheeseburgers, lamb racks, and pasta. If you’re not a fan of European cuisine, they also serve Asian lunch specials like the Lobster Laksa! 

Tip: Planning to visit Mount Faber in the morning? Arbora Hilltop Garden and Bistro serves breakfast specials like healthy salads, eggs, sausages, and more with a side of coffee, tea, or juice every weekend morning from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. 

Dusk Restaurant and Bar

Address: Faber Peak Singapore, Level 2, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203

Contact Details: +6563610088

Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Friday to Saturday, 4:00 pm to 2:00 am 


Fancy a cold pint of craft beer or a glass or two of spritz cocktails? You’re in for a treat at Mount Faber’s Dusk Restaurant and Bar if you’re looking to enjoy a few drinks with friends on the hilltop. 

Located just a stone’s throw away from Arbora Hilltop Garden and Bistro, Dusk Restaurant and Bar offers patrons curated cocktails like the gin, vodka, rum, and tequila-based Dusk Till Dawn Light Bulb and the fruit, vodka-based Nitro-Frost Martini. 

Aside from drinks, Dusk also boasts a select dinner menu, featuring specials crafted by Head Chef Kenny Yeo. Menu highlights include the Dusk Signature Prawn Capellini and the Classic Baked Alaska. 

If you make a reservation in advance and book a table for at least two guests, you get free valet parking within the restaurant and bar’s premises. 

Also, you can personally purchase cable car tickets from the restaurant at a discounted price of $5 per way. 

Cable Car Sky Dining 

Address: Level 2 Faber Peak Singapore, 109 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore 099203

Contact Details: +6563610088

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm


Take your dinner date to whole new heights (literally and figuratively) by booking a romantic meal at Cable Car Sky Dining. As the name suggests, the Cable Car Sky Dining experience lets you enjoy a coarse meal up in the sky, in a cable car. 

There are three main sky dining experiences currently offered by Mount Faber’s Singapore Cable Car: Private Dining in The Skies, Champagne Cabin, and Savour Singapore. 

All three granted passengers a 4-course meal, complete with a welcome drink at Arbora Hilltop Garden and Bistro. The whole sky dining experience runs for an average of 60 to 90 minutes, and will set you back around $120 per head! 

Tip: Kids are allowed to join in on the Cable Sky Dining Experience, with the kids’ menu available at just $38 per head. Children above the age of 12, however, will be charged as an adult! 

Fuel Plus

Address: 16 Wishart Rd, #01-207, Singapore 099228

Contact Details: +6563520768

Operating Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday to Friday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm


If you’ve decided to trek down the slopes of Mount Faber, consider rewarding yourself with a refreshing drink or a caffeine fix at Fuel Plus once you reach the base. It’s a small cafe located just by the corner of Wishart Road, so it’s not hard to miss. 

The cafe doesn’t offer the same hilltop views as Mount Faber Peak, but it’s a quiet place to catch your break before making your way back up again to the hill. They serve iced and hot coffee like lattes and americanos, as well as fresh juice and tea. 

If you’re feeling hungry, Fuel Plus also has a small menu of hearty Western fare like sandwiches, pasta, salads, and seafood platters to give you enough energy to complete your trek! 

Parking is very limited in the area, as slots are parallel to Fuel Plus. 

If you’re dropping by from Mount Faber Peak, we suggest parking your car near Singapore Cable Car and then making your way down the hill to reach the cafe on foot. 

If that’s not possible, there’s the Im Seah Car Park located just a stone’s throw away! 

Sakunthala’s Restaurant

Address: 2 Telok Blangah Way #01-07 SAFRA, Mount Faber, Singapore 098803

Contact Details: +6562610314

Operating Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday to Friday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm


In the mood for some authentic Indian home-style cuisine? Take a trip down to SAFRA Mount Faber and dine at Sakunthala’s Restaurants for a healthy and hearty dose of Indian comfort food. 

This halal-certified restaurant boasts mains like vegetarian and meat biryani, tandoori chicken, and curries, as well as Indian snacks like samosas, plain yoghurt, egg bonda (deep-fried battered eggs), and roasted masala papad (dried lentil crackers). 

The best-sellers here, though, are the set vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. A single set consists of a bowl of biryani rice, an array of curries, vegetables, a side of roti or bread, and a meat of your choice (if you choose non-veg!). 

If you enjoyed your meal so much at Sakunthala’s Restaurant, you can order your favourite Indian meals from home and have them delivered in traditional tiffin packs. 

You can also schedule regular tiffin meal deliveries or order via drive-thru at select outlets!

Old Habits Cafe 

Address: 2 Telok Blangah Way, Mount Faber, #01-04 Next to the Swimming Pool, SAFRA, Singapore 098803

Contact Details: +6588643343

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Friday to Saturday, 11:00 am to 11:30 pm, Sunday, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm


If you can’t have enough of taking Instagram-worthy photos around Mount Faber, then a coffee or tea break at Old Habits Cafe might just be your cup of tea. The cafe’s aesthetic is what makes it very alluring to guests, on top of their refreshing drinks!

Old Habits Cafe transports you back in time with its retro interiors and tasteful decor. The barista counter mimics local old market shops, complete with vintage trinkets and items you’ll typically find in shophouses back in the day. 

Aside from the Instagrammable spots everywhere, the drinks and food are worth a shot. There’s Wagyu beef steak, rootbeer floats, lattes, iced teas, and other items that resemble food and drinks you’ll likely find in a 1950s-inspired American diner. 

Old Habits Cafe may be a worthy purveyor of retro and antique items, but its ordering system is high-tech. 

You can make your order by scanning the QR codes pasted on the tables, and your dishes will be served once you’re done filling up the order form. You can alter the spicy levels of your dishes via the QR code too!

Also, almost every antique toy or trinket on display is on sale!

Where to Stay

Harbour Ville Hotel

Address: 512 Kampong Bahru Rd, Singapore 099448

Contact Details: +6562712771

Check In: 11:00 am

Check Out: 2:00 pm

Pricing: $$

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Harbour Ville Hotel sits to the east of Mount Faber, making it one of the closest hotels you can stay at if you want convenient access to the Mount Faber attractions. It’s also a budget hotel, so a single stay here won’t really break the bank. 

For a standard room at $120 per night, you get a Queen-size bed with air conditioning, an ensuite bathroom, free Wi-Fi, and a coffee or tea station where you can make your favourite brews. 

Breakfast, on the other hand, isn’t included in the room fee, but you can request a meal for an additional charge. It’s a quaint place to catch some well-earned rest after a long day of hiking Mount Faber or the Southern Ridges! 

Harbour Ville Hotel is located just a few bus stops away from Mount Faber. You can take the bus stop at St. Teresa’s Church Station and alight at Blk 36 Mkt/FC or Blk 28 bus stops and reach Mount Faber Park on foot from there. 

Travelodge Harbourfront Hotel

Address: 50 Telok Blangah Rd, Singapore 098828

Contact Details: +6568186666

Check In: 2:00 pm

Check Out: 12:00 pm

Pricing: $$

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Staying around Mount Faber and Harbourfront for a little longer? Consider booking a short-term stay at Travelodge Harbourfront Hotel to get the best value for money when booking a room for more than a week. 

It’s a backpacker-friendly hotel featuring a co-living pantry space, a 30-metre swimming pool, a co-working space with al fresco work areas, and a rooftop bar called Skyfall. At just an average of $200 per night, you get all of these amenities within reach. 

Plus, the hotel’s location is conveniently located near Harbourfront MRT Station and food and beverage establishments within a few minutes’ walk. Even better, the hotel offers free bicycle rentals for guests who wish to explore Mount Faber on a bike! 

Tip: There are self-service laundry areas in the hotel, with washer-dryer sets where you can get your washing done within a few hours. 

Hotel Faber Park Singapore

Address: 448 Telok Blangah Rd, Singapore 099593

Contact Details: +6563713883

Check In: 3:00 pm

Check Out: 12:00 pm

Pricing: $$$

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Hotel Faber Park’s luxurious lodging options makes the hotel a prime choice for travellers who want an upgrade. The hotel sits between the lush greenery of Mount Faber and VivoCity, giving you scenic views of the hill and the sea from your room. 

All rooms are furnished with luxury beds and furniture, a kitchenette with a Nespresso coffee machine, and a television set for your movie marathons. All rooms are wheelchair-ready too, so you don’t have to worry about getting around. 

For about $250 a night, Hotel Faber Park offers relatively affordable lodging for such upscale amenities. Not only do you get comfortable rooms, but you also get 5-star 24/7 service, a swimming pool overlooking Sentosa, and a large breakfast buffet spread. 

Despite the large windows in the room, you can’t open them to get fresh air or ventilation. You can, however, use the air conditioning units to refresh the air, or book rooms with a balcony connected to the unit. 

Bonus: it’s safe to drink water from the tap in this hotel. The water is filtered! 

Fragrance Hotel 

Address: 75 Wishart Rd, Singapore 098721

Contact Details: +6562785888

Check In: 3:00 pm

Check Out: 12:00 pm

Pricing: $

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Fragrance Hotel is another budget hotel that offers comfortable lodging for backpackers and travellers on a budget. If you’re heading up Mount Faber on foot or via cable car, you can access the stations within a few minutes of walking! 

The hotel is pretty small compared to our other choices on this list, but its location, affordability, and amenities are all noteworthy. Each room is equipped with a tea and coffee maker, ensuite bathroom, laundry services, and flat-screen TVs.

Average room sizes range from 12 to 14 square metres, so they’re not the best rooms for large families. But you get pretty good value for money with all the inclusions (plus free Wi-Fi and a work desk) in a single room!

You can book a room at Fragrance Hotel for just a few hours if you only plan on staying here for a while before you head out. 

The minimum length of stay is 4 hours, so if you’re looking for a place to catch a quick nap, this might be a better option for you if you don’t want to spend a whole night’s stay. 

If you’re in need of storage, you can request Fragrance Hotel to keep your belongings in their storage facilities for an additional cost. 
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