Singapore, 20 April 2023 – From 1 May to 30 September 2023, visitors to Mount Faber Peak, Harbourfront and Sentosa will catch a glimpse of a rare sight – an eye-catching line of 67 Poké Ball cabins soaring 100 metres above sea level. The exteriors of cable car cabins on the Mount Faber Line will be wrapped in the recognisable red and white colours of Poké Balls.
Much like the inspiration behind their outward appearance, inside each cabin awaits a surprise -- five different interior designs, each themed around first-generation Pokémon like Pikachu and Eevee, as well as Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly from the latest Pokémon video games. Families and fans of Pokémon will experience something new each time they ride on the Singapore Cable Car, marvelling at a vibrant assemblage of newly-installed beautiful, multicoloured lights at Mount Faber Station, Harbourfront Station and Sentosa Station.
Mr Buhdy Bok, Managing Director, Mount Faber Leisure Group (MFLG), said, “Even as we look back on our past with immense pride and reminisce the many beautiful memories that led us to this historic milestone of the Singapore Cable Car’s Golden Jubilee, we must look to the future. Beyond celebrating the momentous birthday of a national icon, we are also welcoming a time when the global appetite for travel is stronger than ever. Through our exciting year-long line-up of activities, we hope guests will rediscover the Singapore Cable Car while recreating newer and even more beautiful memories that they can cherish for many years to come.”
Atop the verdant hilltop destination of Mount Faber Peak, visitors will also be able to snap pictures at various photo points – including vintage cable car cabins – with a variety of Pokémon like Pikachu, Pichu, Snorlax and Psyduck to capture beautiful memories with their loved ones.
Tickets to the Singapore Cable Car are available at counters and on the MFLG website at the regular price of $35 for adults and $25 for children aged between 4 and 12 for a round-trip ride on the Mount Faber Line and Sentosa Line. Visitors can also choose to do a $10 top up for one-day unlimited rides. Children aged 3 and below ride for free.
All over-the-counter purchases of Mount Faber Line cable car tickets and bundles will also entitle visitors to receive a complimentary collectible Pokémon-themed sun visor, while stocks last. The visors are available in four designs -- Pikachu, Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly.
Icy treats to beat the heat
There is nothing like a refreshing mango or strawberry-flavoured ice-cream on a hot summer day, and visitors can win themselves a free icy treat by taking part in a social media giveaway. All visitors need to do is post photos of themselves with at least two different Pokémon featured on the Singapore Cable Car on their personal Instagram or Facebook accounts with the hashtag #SGCableCar50 and tag @MountFaberLeisure. Their complimentary ice-cream can be
redeemed at the Singapore Cable Car Gift Shop @ Mount Faber Peak and Singapore Cable Car Gift Shop @ Imbiah Lookout, limited to one redemption per visitor and while stocks last.
Celebrate with the iconic Singapore Cable Car
Since its inception in 1974, the Singapore Cable Car has cemented its iconic status as one of the nation’s most recognisable attractions, having served more than 60 million visitors over the decades as the most scenic way to travel between Mount Faber Peak and Sentosa. Ahead of its Golden Jubilee in February 2024, MFLG will begin a year-long celebration to commemorate 50 years of delightful experiences on the Singapore Cable Car – Mount Faber Line while allowing visitors to create countless more unforgettable memories. Starting with a special Pokémon experience on the Mount Faber Line, visitors can also look forward to a series of activities and F&B delights for the whole family that will debut later in the year.
For more information on the Singapore Cable Car’s 50th anniversary celebrations, please visit www.mountfaberleisure.com/attraction/singapore-cable-car or follow MFLG on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.