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Sky Bridge in Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi Sky Bridge offers you the experience of walking on a sky-high suspended bridge that is built on the peak of Mount Machinchang (Gunung Mat Chinchang).  At 2,300 ft (700m) above sea level, the 410 ft-long (125m) curved pedestrian bridge can be reached by Langkawi Cable Car.

Langkawi Cable Car, known as SkyCab to the SkyBridge operates from Oriental Village in Pantai Kok, at the north-western side of the island. Located at the foothill of Mount Machinchang, Oriental Village is an open-air complex filled with retail stores and galleries, and a huge lake in the center. Walk towards to the center of the village and you’ll see the counter to SkyCab and the queue begins there.

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Oriental Village

 

SkyCab is the steepest cable car ride in the world that takes visitors up 708m above sea level to Langkawi’s second highest peak, Mount Machinchang. The journey from the Base Station to Middle Station will cover 1,700 m in distance.

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SkyCab Ticket Price:

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At the Middle Station (650m above sea level), you will be able to alight and walk up the viewing platforms before you continue your journey up to the Top Station.

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View from Middle Station

 

Embarked from the cable car at the Top Station (708m above sea level). Take a short walk up the stairs. It will take you to two viewing platforms at the top of Mount Machinchang, giving you a spectacular 360 degrees panoramic views of the Langkawi islands and Southern Thailand.

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View from Top Station viewing platform.

 

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“Wow you travelled 12,578km from Grouse Mountain in Vancouver Canada?” – Signboard at Top Station.

 

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Padlocks dock at Top Station to lock your “padlock of love” onto it and hope that your love will last forever. Don’t worry if you forgot to bring your own because there is a counter that sells colourful padlocks for your love.

 

After exploring the top station, time to head to the Sky Bridge. The bridge can be reached by two ways:

  1. By using the inclined lift. The inclinator called SkyGlide is a platform built to link the top station and Sky Bridge. The SkyGlide cabin can accommodate 12 passengers or 1,050 kg load per trip. The ride lasts approximately two minutes. Tickets for the SkyGlide is sold separately at the top station.
  2. A cheaper alternative to the SkyGlide is to walk 10-15 mins along a mountain track to the Sky Bridge. However, the walk is a little challenging for the elderly and children. If you still have the energy in you, we suggest taking this option. The line for the SkyGlide could take more than 30 minutes before it reaches you. Why not save the money, save the wait and do a short exercise to the Sky Bridge?

SkyGlide Ticket Price: Adult RM10; Child RM7. Both includes return journey but excludes entrance to SkyBridge

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SkyGlide (Photo: Panorama Langkawi)

 

Tickets to the SkyBridge can be purchased at the SkyBridge Ticketing Counter at Top Station.

SkyBridge Ticket Price: Adult RM5.00 and Children RM3.00

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I may smile brightly for the camera but in reality, I had my grip of steel on the handrail. I couldn’t walk steadily on the bridge without holding on to the handrail tightly, as if my life depended on it. The bridge is far too high up in the sky that I was worried my knees might gave way and I had to crawl my way back to the start of the bridge. My partner refused to step on the bridge and only walked as far as 5 steps before he turned back with trembling legs. Looking down from the bridge was definitely a no-no for us. Nevertheless, we were comforted by the fact that we were not the only ones having weak knees. When we were there, a middle-man was begging for his wife to stop because he couldn’t move forward and didn’t want to walk back on his own. Barely 10 steps from the starting point, he was just sitting on the bridge refusing to stand up.

As frightening as it was, I think it was an experience that money can’t buy. For the slightest moment, we had this sense of achievement and felt like we could conquer the world (before fear took over. LOL) But hey, at least we have pictures to proof that we were there! One strike-out for the bucket list!

 

Opening Hours for the Bridge: 10:00am to 7:00pm

Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

More info: Langkawi Sky Bridge

 

Check out the Top 10 Things to do in Langkawi and Langkawi Travel Guide

 

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