Langkawi musts - the Sky Cab and Sky Bridge - 5th May 2015

Got Confirmation late yesterday from Yong at The Shore Melaka for our 25-day stay in Tower 3A condominium 16-05. It is on the 16th floor and is the size of Condominium that retiree expats like ourselves could comfortably live in permanently. Looking forward to test piloting it with the view to using it as our base in South East Asia.

Awoke this morning early to the sound of thunder and we can see thunderstorms starting to roll in over the beach. We had planned to take 9.30am cable car but after watching a video of a car being almost blown over the top of the cable in a storm we are having second thoughts! 

Having the yummy tiny local bananas for breakfast. They have extremely thin skins and yellow flesh. They taste so much better than the much vaunted Cavendish and Lady Fingers proffered in Australia. Only other bananas we have had that taste as good as these were on a road trip from Madurai to Kerala (in southern India) at a roadside stall.

Have just returned from Langkawi Sky Cab and Sky Bridge Walk. Travelled by Taxi at 30Rm or $10.70 each way which is cheap, considering it is 18km from our hotel.

The journey started after entering through a tacky series of touristy shops selling the same old merchandise. Tickets were 35RM or $12.50 Australian each and include a visit to a Sky dome that staff insisted we must take. Erica used her charms on them and we bypassed the Dome!

David at the Sky Bridge

David at the Sky Bridge

Mounted a Sky Cab with a lovely Indian girl with her elderly parents and it lurched forward at speed on its journey to Station 1. A second Cab took us to the top. To say the view was magnificent would be an understatement! The weather was fine and sunny, the perfect day to be there.

Next came what Erica had been looking forward to the most the Sky Bridge. It has been closed for repairs and the access is not yet complete so there is a temporary Jungle Trail to reach it. The trail consisted of hundreds and hundreds of make shift steps that first went up and then down and up again to reach the Sky Bridge. These would be an effort for a fit 30 year old (some were over 60cm high) and Erica’s knees began to complain early on. She soldiered on however and the rewards were worth every awful step.

The Sky Bridge stretched across a deep ravine and was suspended by only 10 cables and was 125 metres long. The view extended to mainland Thailand and back over the islands that make up Langkawi. It is probably the most spectacular view we have seen (and we have seen a few around the world) and will remain stamped on our minds forever. The combination of the pristine Jungle below, the vast ocean and the islands floating in it is not possible to describe by words alone. www.langkawi-info.com/attractions/skybridge.htm,

Temporary jungle trail to reach Sky Bridge

Temporary jungle trail to reach Sky Bridge

Looking down from Sky Bridge

Looking down from Sky Bridge

A visit to Langkawi just to experience the Sky Cab and Sky Bridge and breathe in the beauty of Cenang beach’s white sands with its magnificent sunsets would be worth every cent.

On the way to The Sky Cab we passed the Hilton and Sheraton resorts well away from main part but we are quite content with the “position and price” of Malibest resort. We dined last night at a very busy Seafood Place (always a good guide) on Garlic Broccoli, Dry Chilli Squid and Fried rice washed down with a Heineken and a Lemon tea. Cost was 52RM or $18.50 Australian, a big spend for us but we do have our “Rose Coloured Tourist” glasses on!