27 July 2016

Singapore's Mount Faber Loop to be car-free once a month till October 2016

Starting August 6, Mount Faber Loop will be turned into a car-free zone on the first Saturday of every month from 4pm to 7pm. Let’s Lepak* at Mount Faber is the first car-free event to be held in a park in Singapore and will go on trial for three months till October.

Organised by Mount Faber Leisure Group through the Streets for People** initiative, and supported by NParks, Let’s Lepak at Mount Faber is aligned towards Singapore’s push to become a “car-lite” city.

Curated by partners ActiveSG and LopeLab, the inaugural event on 6 August is also part of the GetActive! Singapore campaign, and will showcase activities relating to the theme of sports and wellness, coupled with music and art elements. Admission to the event and activities is free.

Visitors are encouraged to visit Mount Faber, 100m above the sea and surrounded by the forest, where they can enjoy percussion performances, watch dance painting and create models of cable cars from recycled materials. There will also be a mass dance exercise class.

Suzanne Ho, General Manager of Mount Faber Leisure Group said, “We invite the public to come out and play, and Lepak together at Mount Faber this National Day. There will many Instagram-worthy poses to snap, up here on the hill, as you bond and make memories with your family and friends. We reckon it will be nostalgic, too, for the couples who are back to revisit one of Singapore’s oldest parks.”

The car-free zone will be created along Mount Faber Loop’s 800m stretch of road, from Mount Faber Park Car Park D (near Danish Seamen’s Church) to the junction near Faber Bistro. The main road going up to Mount Faber from Kampong Bahru Road will remain open. Public car parks A, B and C will also remain open.

Participants can opt to get to the park by cable car*** via the cable car station at Harbourfront Tower 2. Mount Faber Loop is a three-minute walk from the Mount Faber cable car station located in Faber Peak, a cluster of dining and entertainment at the peak of Mount Faber. Alternatively, the public can take a scenic walk across Henderson Waves to Mount Faber Loop. 

*Lepak pronounced 'lay-park', is a Singlish term which can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary and means 'to relax or hang out'.

**Streets for People is a programme by the Urban Redevelopment Authority that supports community-initiated projects to transform Singapore streets into meaningful public spaces.

***The Faber Licence Individual/Family membership offers unlimited cable car rides and entry to Sentosa via all admission points. Event participants who sign up for membership on the event day will receive complimentary vouchers at Spuds and Aprons. Get more information about the Faber Licence membership programme.