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Singapore's multi-billion-dollar playground: Sentosa Island

17:30 AEST Sat Mar 30 2013

For many Australians, Singapore is a shopping destination or a stopover to or from somewhere else. As Dermott was there with a little extra time to fill, he decided to check out Sentosa Island, Asia's favourite playground.

It's only five square kms and lies half a kilometre off the mainland. It is accessible by bus, cable car, causeway and monorail.

Singapore's Cable Car has been a boon for tourists since 1974 and has undergone a $28 million refurbishment. It links Mount Faber on the main island with Sentosa in a fifteen minute ride across Keppel Harbour.

Views along the ride are beautiful, but in Singapore's case you might not get around to looking outside if you ride in the seven-star, world's first VIP crystal-studded cable cars, featuring Swarovski panels for floor and roof, black leather interiors and armrests. LED-illuminated exteriors of black and chrome are most glamorous. There are sixty-six other cabins, but surely a ride in the Swarovski cabin is a must!

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