Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pinnacle @ Duxton


Following are the pictures from a visit to Pinnacle @ Duxton, the tallest Housing Board flats in Singapore and a small stroll there.


The Sky Park on the 50th floor offers a 360 degree view of Singapore from the top. From the 50th floor you can see the Resorts World at Sentosa, The Keppel Ship Yard, Bukit Timah and even some Indonesian Islands.


One important thing, it costs S$5 for non-residents to go up and the number of Visitors per days is restricted to 200 a day. The website shows how many have already gone up this day!


You must have a CEPAS compliant EZLink card to “buy” a ticket (non, NETS card won’t work and Cash or Visa also does not work!). If you are lucky (like us) the security guards may have S$15 EZLink cards to sell (with S$10 loaded).


The view is magnificent and of course at S$5 it is cheaper than the Singapore flyer @ S$ 29/-, which we visited a few weeks back. You also get 60 minutes to see the skyline compared to the Singapore Flyer’s 30 minutes.


Still feels odd that one must pay to “visit” a HDB block. This is probably a first in Singapore. On the other hand if this fee wasn’t there the place would have been over crowded and the Pinnacle @ Duxton residents would have been fuming.


Few years down the line, with many tall HDB blocks the novelty may disappear and no fees would be required.


From the top you can see many older HDB blocks and you get an idea how far has HDB come in 50 years!


In summary, it is a nice way to spend a weekend morning.

1 comment:

Khairul said...

Wow.. what a very nice place to live. I'll bet everyone will want to play at the sky park... will go visit there if I go to Singapore. thanks..