Double Happiness as One Faber Group Unveils Poland’s Bells of Happiness at Faber Peak Singapore, Commemorates 50 Years of Polish-Singapore Diplomatic Ties
Celebrating 50 years of Polish-Singapore diplomatic relations in maritime tradition, One Faber Group has unveiled the newly renamed Poland’s ‘Bells of Happiness’ after receiving a second commemorative bell of the “Dar Młodzieży” tall ship.
Revealed in the presence of Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Transport of Singapore Mr Khaw Boon Wan and Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation of Poland, Mr Marek Gróbarczyk, the new bell marks the first anniversary of the vessel’s Singapore port of call in October 2018 and will be symbolically united with the already existing “Bell of Happiness” from the Polish ship Dar Pomorza (the White Frigate), atop Faber Peak. This first Bell of Happiness is believed to bring good fortune to newlyweds and over the years, has already rung in many happy couples since it was first gifted in 1992. Now with the two bells hanging side by side, all who ring the bells will be said to be blessed with double happiness, and an everlasting, blissful future.
Says Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation of Poland, Mr Marek Gróbarczyk: “One year on from the first anniversary of the “Dar Młodzieży” tall ship making Singapore its port of call, Polish-Singapore relations are stronger than ever before. There’s a part of us that sees Poland as a parallel to Singapore within Europe, and we hope that we continue to provide a safe port for all ships who come in, and thank everyone who has helped contribute to this.”
Says Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Transport of Singapore Mr Khaw Boon Wan: “I’ve personally been involved in three of the events commemorating 50 years of Polish-Singapore diplomatic relations, and this is the third time I’m actually welcoming the Polish delegation to Singapore! This second bell we’ve received is so special to the Polish government and people, and we’re very grateful that they’ve gifted it to us. Singapore and Poland actually enjoy excellent relations, not just on the maritime front but also in aviation, and I recall how last year we welcomed the inaugural non-stop direct flight between Warsaw and Singapore. In just a matter of months, the number of Polish arrivals to Singapore more than doubled, and is set to double again this year. With this bell, here’s to even more double happiness and double prosperity.”
Says Mr Buhdy Bok, managing Director of the One Faber Group: “We are very honoured to be the recipient of the new commemorative bell, and this could not have come at a better time, especially as we celebrate the Singapore Cable Car’s 45th anniversary. The Cable Car is an iconic attraction that has played a significant role in the Singapore tourism landscape for 45 years, with close to 57 million riders since we started in 1974. The Faber Peak ‘Bell of Happiness’ has been a popular stop for guests visiting the destination and a key symbolic element for couples holding their solemnisation here, so we hope the two bells will bring double the happiness to all our visitors.”
In celebration of the Singapore Cable Car’s 45th anniversary, One Faber Group will also be rolling out a year long lineup of exciting activities and promotions at Mount Faber till April 2020. New experiences and refreshed offerings include the 100M Private Dining, Miraculous 2, as well as the newly refurbished Arbora Bistro and Singapore’s Cable Car Gift Shop @ Faber Peak.
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