Faces of
Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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
Cable-Car-Langkawi.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 and south across the Langkawi Archipelago with Pantai Cenai (the white sand stretch in the top middle)
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

Ticket Prices for the SkyCab ride:
Adult (international): RM45
Adult (MyKad Holder): RM30
Child (International): RM32'
Child (MyKad Holder): RM22
prices last checked: 10/2016

There are a variety of additional ticket packages (express lane, combo packages, etc.): www.panoramalangkawi.com/tickets/


Operating Hours :
9.30 am until 7.00 pm daily

 


virtual ride on the roof of the cable car image: Google Street View

 

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).

 


view from Middle Station image: Google Street View

 

 


view from the highest point: on the left the Top Station and in the background the Middle Station Google Street View

 

Sky Bridge

The spectacular Sky Bridge is a 125m long suspended bridge hanging 100m above ground on a 82m high single pylon.
There is an additional charge to enter the SkyBridge. Ticket can be purchased at SkyBridge Ticketing counter at the top station.
prices:
RM5 for adult and
RM3 or children

Sky Bridge, Langkawi Cable Car
the curved Sky Bridge

 


virtual walk on the SkyBrigde image: Google Street View

 

Sky Trail

There are also walking walking trails from the base station to the Middle station (1.3km or 2h15min) and between the Middle Station to the Top Station of  Mount Machinchang.
More information: www.panoramalangkawi.com/skytrail/

Map Sky Trails
map of the trail

 


virtual walk along the Sky Trail between the Middle and Top Station: Google Street View

 


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.
 



Hotels in Langkawi

Langkapuri Beach Resort

budget resort on Pantai Cenang (RM95 - RM160)

Gecko Guesthouse

laid-back backpacker guesthouse / hostel with a bar located about 5min walk from Cenang Beach

Attractions

Datai Beach, Langkawi

Langkawis most exclusiv beach in the north-west of the island. Home to the super-exclusiv Datai and Andaman Resorts

Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach), Langkawi

This wide and long beach is the most popular beach on the island and the center of Langkawi's tourism infrastructure. It is a lively place also at night with various bars and restaurants.

Attractions

Ipoh Heritage Trail, Ipoh

The heritage trail through the historic old town center is an interesting walk passing many impressive buildings from Ipoh's boom periodic from 1880s to the 1930s.

Sentosa Island, Singapore

Sentosa, which means tranquillity in Malay, is a popular resort island at the harbour in Singapore with beaches and countless of rides, attractions and things to do