Cable car is one mode of transportation that transport passengers to uplands and mostly for recreation purposes. Langkawi island in Malaysia has one. The cable car here is not for the faint-hearted. Not only it has the longest cable, a total length of 2.2 km (1.4 mi), it holds a world record of the steepest incline at 42 degrees!
I experienced it myself on my travel to Langkawi.
The SkyCab is part of the attractions at the Oriental Village. The Oriental Village is a theme village built as a tourist destination. And for you to reach the SkyBridge you have to ride the SkyCab. There are 3 stations, aside from at the base are the intermediate and the topmost stations that offers viewing platforms.
The ticket price for the cable car ride includes an admission to the Skydome. The sky dome is a simulated video showing of a roller coaster on Mars. This attraction transport you for a 5-minute-long roller coaster ride at the comfort of your seat.
|Inside the SkyDome|
Coming out leads you to the platform for the car ride. The car can accommodate a maximum of 6 passengers. The start of the journey is a gentle ascent until it began to ascend up and reach to which the cable began to straighten up, closes to the mountainside offering fantastic up-close views of the rainforest until the cable car reaches the top, the intermediate station and passengers can step off onto a large platform to enjoy the stunning 360 degrees’ view of Machincang mountain.
|View of the Base Station as the car ascend|
|The 42 degrees incline|
|The viewdeck at the intermediate station|
Moving to the top station, it is a shorter cable ride over to a nearby peak. A short walk up the stairs from the Top Station to the two viewing platforms at the top of mountain. You will be amazed at the unfolding dramatic views from the platforms, the unique and exciting features of Machincang, dominating rock tower peaks, and the spectacular panoramic views of the Langkawi islands and southern Thailand.
|The viewdeck at the top station, 360 panorama shot|
|The view of the Langkawi islands and southern Thailand|
|Panorama shot of Oriental Village|