Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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

Langkawi Dormitorio

Backpacker accommodation at Pantai Cenang

Langgura Baron Resort

budget resort on Cenang Beach (RM120 - RM150)

Attractions

Gunung Raya, Langkawi

highest peak on Langkawi (881m) with spectacular views over the island and even to Thailand when it is clear

Langkawi Cable Car, Langkawi

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

Attractions

Harmony Street, Melaka

Jalan Tokong Besi in Chinatown is also called Harmony Street because Temples and Mosques of the three main religions of Malaysia are located peacefully in the same small street.

Floating Mosque (Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah), Kuala Terengganu

The mosque is located in Teluk Ibai, just over 4km away from Kuala Terengganu town centre, south of Batu Buruk beach. The mosque appears to be floating on water, hence the nickname.