View of City From Mount Faber

From Chinatown, we moved out of the city to the 105 m. (344 ft.) Mt. Faber (actually just a hill), the highest point in the southern part of Singapore and a frequent tourist destination.  Located near the Bukit Merah planning area in the Central Region, it overlooks the Telok Blangah area, and the western parts of the Central Area.

Formerly known as Telok Blangah Hill, it was renamed after Capt. Charles Edward Faber of the Madras Engineers.  The hill’s slope includes a tower that is part of the Singapore cable car system.  Here, we had a panoramic view of Singapore Harbor, the Central Business District and, over the  horizon, the islands of the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia.

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