Faces of
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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

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Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi Cable Car

address: Panorama Langkawi Sdn Bhd, Cable Car Station, Oriental Village, Burau Bay, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, MALAYSIA - tel: [6]04-959 4225/1225
langkawi-cable-car1.jpg, The daring cable car ride that takes you up to Gunung Macincang at 708 metres offers spectactular views over the Island and is a must when visiting Langkawi
view from Middle Station down to the Base Station at the Oriental Village
The daring cable car ride that takes you up to Gunung Macincang at 708 metres offers spectactular views over the Island and is a must when visiting Langkawi

Ticketing Fee
RM30 for adults and RM20 for children.
(half price for Malaysian Citizen)


Operating Hours :
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 10am to 7pm
Wednesday - 12noon to 7pm
Friday - Sunday, Public & School Holidays - 9.30am - 7pm

Links:

 Official Website


The Langkawi Cable has 3 stations. The Base Station is located in the Oriental Village at about sea level. The journey to Middle station at about 650m above sea leavel is 1700m in length and takes about 15min. Be warned though, the journey in the skycab is not for the faint-hearted! The Langkawi Cable Car is steepest cable car in the world and at times it feels like you are going up vertically along the cliff. So if you are afraid of heights, you think might wanna twice before entering the car. The journey from the Middle station to the Top station (708m above sea level) is another 450m. From the Top Station on Gunung (Mount) Machincang you can enjoy amazing views of the the island(s) from two viewing platforms. The Top Station also gives access to the Sky Bridge.

The cable car might stop operating during bad weather (strong winds). It makes more sense to do the ride on a clear day anyway to enjoy the views of Langkawi and the surrounding islands (up to the Southern Islands of Thailand).
 

Sky Bridge
The spectacular Sky Bridge is a 125m long suspended bridge hanging 100m above ground on a 82m high single pylon! Currently, the Skybridge is closed for maintainance.

Sky Bridge, Langkawi Cable Car
the curved Sky Bridge


Oriental Village
The Cable Car start at the Oriental Village where the Base Station is located. The Oriental Village offers a variety and things to do and duty-free shopping.
There is Elephant Riding available starting at the Oriental Village - more information here
Other activities include Quad Adventures, SEGWAY Guided Tours and Motorcross Trails.
 



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