05.03.2010 31 °C
We thought that Sentosa Island was so awesome that we ended up spending the night there at the Amara Sanctuary Resort, which is in the middle of a tropical rainforest. It was so amazing and beautiful on the island that we had to stay a night so we could see the sunrise.
That morning, after breakfast, we took the cable car from Sentosa Island to Harbourfront Tower Two, which is back on the main island of Singapore. The cable car runs every 15 minutes, and it only cost us 6.50S$ (about 4.50CAD) to take it across. Once there, we started walking our way to Mount Faber, and we passed by this really cool little koi pond in the middle of a garden.
Mount Faber itself isn’t all that high (just over 100 m), and we chose to hike one of the nature footpaths to the top instead of taking the buses up. We found out from someone we met on the path that the top of the mountain was a pit-stop on the Amazing Race 2, and that was all it took to send us running for the summit. “Sprintin’ Jenn”and “Crazy Legs Jeanette” made it there first, with Joelle and Courtney arriving a little later, claiming they were “taking their time to enjoy the scenery”. We all ended up as winners though, as there was a bar at the top with spectacular views of the forests and the water. We sat on the patio enjoying some beverages for the afternoon, before making the trek back down and heading to the MRT station.
We took the MRT from Harbour Front station on the North East line. On the island we were told a great place to stay in central Singapore is a little hostel called Foothills Hostel, located near a few popular ethnic areas, so we decided to head that direction.