Sunday, January 31, 2016

Langkawi Malaysia Cable Car Sky Cab Sky Bridge Experience

I travel to Langkawi, Malaysia. This was my experience taking the world's steepest cable car, and then walking on the Sky Bridge! First, I share the videos. Pictures to follow later.

 Langkawi Sky Cab Steepest Climb in the World

Langkawi Cable Car Middle to Top Station

Langkawi Cable Car Inclinator to Sky Bridge

Langkawi Walking on Sky Bridge (Curved Bridge) - Swiss Design Award 2005 winner

Descending from Top Station to Base Station

Journey to Langkawi Sky Cab
And now, for more sight-seeing. Today, we head to the Cable Car, Panorama Langkawi. From our hotel, it would take about 40 minutes (depending on traffic). Here is a signpost to the place, still 21km away. I recall this signpost was near Hotel Bayview, well at least not soon after we left.
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The roads were in a good condition and generally clear, at least when we were travelling. The driver did say that Langkawi could get very busy, but it didn't felt too busy when we were there.
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We arrive at the Oriental Village, which leads to the cable car. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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That looks really steep. Apparently, this is the steepest cable car in the world, so claimed the Malaysians. If somebody knows of another cable car set-up that is even steeper, please let me know. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

At the middle station, we got off the cable car to check out the views. If you were in a hurry to get to the top, you could decide to stay in the cable car instead of getting off. This was taken at the middle station. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Great view of Langkawi from here. Even better from the top station. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

The top station, where the cable cars make a roundabout and head back down again. I wonder how many trips a cable car makes in a day. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

I can see the middle station (far left) and top station, where I am now, on the right. See the cables. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

The open walkways at the top looked rather new. Good day to be up here. Beautiful views all around. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

At the top. This sign indicates that this is the birthplace of Malaysia. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

From the top station, we could see the Sky Bridge, a curved bridge. We would be heading there shortly. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

The geology was fascinating. Many peaks and sheer drops. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

They started this locks thingy on the bridge. Very nice. Not many locks at this stage but I think the numbers will grow over time. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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