AttractionsSingapore Cable Car celebrates its 50th anniversary with Pokémon-themed cabins, a year-long line-up of activities, and photo points.

Gotta ride 'em all: Pokémon adventure on Singapore Cable Car

Inside the cabins, visitors will find five different Pokemon-themed interior designs.
Inside the cabins, visitors will find five different Pokemon-themed interior designs.

The Singapore Cable Car is a beloved icon in Singapore that has served over 60 million visitors since its inception in 1974. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Mount Faber Leisure Group has teamed up with The Pokémon Company to create a year-long line-up of exciting activities, starting with a special Pokémon experience.

From 1 May to 30 September, 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 meters above sea level. The exteriors of cable car cabins on the Mount Faber Line will be wrapped in the recognisable red and white colors of Poké Balls.

But it's not just the outside of the cabins that are Pokémon-themed. 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.

Tracy Lui, senior assistant director of marketing & communications at Mount Faber Leisure Group, expressed that their partnership with The Pokémon Company aims to offer a refreshing and thrilling experience to their valued guests, both first-timers and returning visitors.

"The world's first Poké Ball-themed cable car is an exciting addition that we are pleased to offer without any additional cost to our guests. It's a reflection of our commitment to constantly elevate the experiences Mount Faber Leisure Group offer," said Lui.

Pokémon adventure on Singapore Cable Car

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.

As Mount Faber Leisure Group celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Singapore Cable Car, Buhdy Bok, managing director of Mount Faber Leisure Group, reflected on the past with immense pride while also emphasising the importance of looking to the future. With global travel demand at an all-time high, he expressed the hope that their year-long line-up of exciting activities would provide guests with the opportunity to rediscover the iconic cable car and create new, beautiful memories that they could treasure for years to come.

Tickets to the Singapore Cable Car are available at counters and on the MFLG website at the regular price of S$35 (US$26) for adults and S$25 (US$19) 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 S$10 (US$7) 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.

There's even a chance to win a free icy treat on a hot summer day 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.

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