A Swavroski Cable Car Cabin for Singapore?

Sentosa Cable Car, The Old Look
Sentosa Cable Car, The Old Look
Photo credit: Flying Cloud

Amazing things people can come up with for ideas. Sentosa is finally upgrading its fleet of their old school cable cars during this recession.

SINGAPORE: The view off Singapore’s Harbour Front is going to change as the cable cars stop moving for a S$36m overhaul later this year.

Mount Faber Leisure Group is investing in a whole new cable car system which will see 67 new cable car cabins, as well as a Swarovski-encrusted VIP cabin.

As part of the changes, the cable car rides will be rebranded as jewel rides. The project will start in the third quarter of 2009 and is scheduled for completion by the second quarter of 2010.

Channel News Asia

A Swavroski encrusted cabin? I wonder how much that’s going to cost to just be sitting on it in the future, but before the rides of our old cabins stop before the 15th of August, maybe you’d like to bring your kids (free for those under 12) and yourself for another nostalgic ride before the rates get hike when its new fleet is ready.

I bet the glittering cabin is going to be a hit with girls and couples who wants an alfresco sky dining experience. Hum

The Singapore Flyer Takes Off Today

The humongous ferris wheel, Singapore Flyer (新加坡摩天观景轮) opens today and is set to take off its virgin spin for private corporate customers tonight.

The Singapore Flyer
Photo: Wikipedia

Tickets for this inaugural event has been sold out for the next 3 days with corporate companies taking a bite at its $8,888 tickets (Good auspicious number for Chinese New Year) and is expecting to be opened to the public in the 1st March 2008 onwards.

Touted to be the biggest observation world in the world, it is 30 meters higher than the London Eye of Britain standing at 165 meters and is situated in Marina Bay Sands Casino complex. I’m elated as I blog about the big wheel. With the casino peaking up in 2009 and F1 Formula races hosting in Singapore, the view from Singapore Flyer would be superbly magnificent especially at night. p.s. You can even see views of neighbor countries like Malaysia and Indonesia from here!

Guess I’ll be bringing my girl friend for a romantic night once it opens. Tickets are really affordable at SG $29.50 (about US $21), considering the fascinating view of the cityscape Singapore.

Oh if you’re a tourist visiting Singapore, advance ticket sales are available by emailing them. You can check out the details here in Singapore Flyer’s website.