Cable cars first appeared in 1873, and still are a favourite mode of transport for millions of people. While carts and bullet trains have become the main transport all over the world, cable cars provide a unique way of seeing a city.
In Singapore, tourists can travel from Mount Faber to the island of Sentosa for a unique bird’s eye view of the City. They could also buy promo tickets to many of Singapore’s attractions and cable car rides, so they could travel with ease.
Singapore’s cable car is only one of several that are popular all over the world. Here are two others that outshine the rest.
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway in Cape Town, South Africa
This breathtaking cable car ride takes you 3,500 feet above the ground. Since it first opened in 1929, this attraction has had over 20 million visitors. In 1997, the cable car ride was remodelled and updated. It now features a revolving floor so passengers can enjoy a 360-degree view of the Atlantic Seaboard, Table Bay, and Cape Town. If a safari adventure isn’t your thing, you can try this ride for an equally exciting adventure.
Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro
This cable car ride opened in 1912 and has accommodated more than 37 million people. The view from this ride offers lush greenery, stretches of sand, and the various attractions in the City such as Christ the Redeemer. Rio de Janeiro is known for its pristine beaches and eclectic city atmosphere. It’s also a haven for thrill seekers, and Sugarloaf Mountain’s cable car is a favourite of tightrope walkers and stunt artists. In fact, it was featured in the James Bond film, “Moonraker”.
Cable car rides offer tourists and travellers a unique view of the City, whether it is in Hong Kong, Singapore, or even South Africa. If you’re planning a quick trip or vacation to any of these places, be sure to include the cable car as part of your itinerary.