The Singapore Cable Car Museum

January 4, 2013 by

Things To Do, Top Attractions, Travel Tips

A trip to Singapore demands a visit to the magnificent Sentosa Island – a destination deserving of its worldwide fame. Here you will likely jump on board the world-class Jewel Cable Car ride through the island and Singapore harbor – but before disembarking make sure you stop into the Singapore Cable Car Museum.

Free for Cable Car ticket holders or about $3 for general public, the museum is the first of its kind in Asia, detailing the rich and vivid history of cable cars in Singapore.

The Singapore Cable Car Museum. Photo courtesy of coolinsights on Flickr.

The Singapore Cable Car Museum. Photo courtesy of coolinsights on Flickr.

Singapore’s first cable car, launched in 1974, was the first cable line in the world to span a harbor. In the seventies Sentosa Island was relatively inaccessible to Singapore proper and the predominant modes of transport to and from the central business district to the lush parks of Sentosa were ferries and cable cars.

Wander through the years of technology and décor style as the cable cars come in leaps and bound from manually operated machines to the VIP crystal encrusted cabins of today. Additional highlights include a peak inside the first luxury cable car with red leather interior and the very advanced (for its time) compact disc player.

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Also, the world’s only life-sized lego cable car is here as well. Before you exit the Singapore Cable Car Museum is the memorabilia store, perfect for history enthusiasts or those who have, like many before them, fallen in love with the cosmopolitan paradise that is Singapore.

- Contributed by John Reality

 

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