Sentosa to get cable car picnics, spruced-up Merlion

Picnic in the sky concept

The iconic Merlion structure on Sentosa Island and the Singapore Cable Car running from Mount Faber into Sentosa are primed for a suite of enhancements in 2018.

The developments will be made under the new One Faber Group, an autonomous subsidiary of the Sentosa Development Corporation that also manages other attractions such as Sentosa’s night show Wings of Time, FUN Shop and Faber Peak Singapore.

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A refresh of content and attraction experience will be given to Singapore’s largest Merlion structure, located in Sentosa, to be fitted with augmented and virtual reality elements, Lim Suat Jien, managing director of One Faber Group, told TTG Asia in an interview.

Lim added that by popular demand for the “romantic and intimate” Dining on Cloud 9 – which arranges a fine-dining experience on cable-car rides between Harbourfront and Mount Faber – the product will soon be extended to also run on the Sentosa line, and will also offer family-friendly packages.

“On the Sentosa line, we’re going to introduce a more ‘family’ feel with a picnic-in-the-sky concept. For this, we will bring bento sets. It’s a picnic with a difference,” revealed Lim.

She confirmed that the refreshed Merlion is scheduled to be unveiled in 2Q2018, while cable car dining on Sentosa Line would be launched in 2018.

This follows the group’s launch of its new brand video, key visual and tagline – “One Escapade, Countless Experiences” – last Friday. With this new branding, One Faber Group will look into creating a “seamless experience” between Mount Faber and Sentosa, which are connected by the Singapore Cable Car, described Lim.

More recently, the group has opened the Dusk Restaurant and Bar that overlooks the Harbourfront skyline, and enhancing the Wings of Time show with on-ground elements such as mascot meet-and-greet sessions during special occassions.

The group is also incorporating its new developments into its regional outreach to target markets such as India and China. The latter will be engaged through popular platforms such as WeChat and Alipay.

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