Langkawi Cable Car
The Cable Car system is the latest tourist attraction for Langkawi and is located at the Oriental Village, a theme shopping centre housed in 30’s individually designed buildings showcasing Malaysian and Oriental architecture.
The attraction located on the southwestern coast of the main island of Langkawi, is just a 30 minutes drive from Kuah town and 15 minutes drive from Langkawi International Airport.
The Base Station is conveniently located at the Oriental Village (at the foot hill of the Machincang mountain range). This integration between the Oriental Village and the Gunung Machincang forest reserve complements each other to higher mutual benefit.
From here, visitors will be taken up to the cool Machincang range via the Langkawi Cable Car on new and modern gondolas giving the visitors panoramic views of the surroundings forests, the Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells) waterfalls as well as the sea.
Visitors will glide above verdant rainforests and the ride itself will be exhilarating experience. They will also be able to catch glimpses of eagles, hornbills and assortment of birds and wild life along the route up.
An intermediate Cable Car station on the eastern ridges provides the much desired access to the eastern cliffs with its 3 vertical chimneys and the beautiful 360-degree views. For the first time, visitors would be able to observe at close range the unique rock formations geological features of the Machincang range, which was formed 500 million years ago during the Cambrian period, in geological terms.
The journey from the Base Station to Middle Station will cover 1,700 meters in length and upon reaching the Middle Station at an elevation of 650m above sea level, visitors will be able to alight and walk up to the viewing platforms.
Visitors will enjoy panoramic view of the main island as well as the many surrounding islands. They will also be able to observe at close range the unique flora on the ridges and the forested valley between the Middle Station and the Top Station. After enjoying the beautiful view, visitors will then board back the gondolas, which will take them another 450 meters up to the Top Station.
A short walk up the stairs from the Top Station will take visitors to the two (2) viewing platforms at the top of Gunung Machincang, the climax of the trip. Visitors will be amazed at the unfolding dramatic views from the platforms, the many unique and exciting features of Machincang, are dominating rock tower peaks providing spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the Langkawi islands, Kedah and Southern Thailand as well as dramatic views of the deep chasms, overhangs cliff walls, isolated pinnacles and some caves. Such nature monuments are seldom seen anywhere else in this combination except in Langkawi.
The over-ruling height of Gunung Machincang (708m), its commanding views over Langkawi, the western sea-coast, and the dramatic views over the funnel with its staggered rock blocks will make the visitors wonder in amazement and bring the visitors so close to nature that they can practically touch it!
A cafe at the Top Station offers delicious refreshments and unbeatable views with refreshing cool breezes, which allow visitors to enjoy Sunsets at 708m above sea-level is about 5 degrees (+/-) cooler than lowlands.
Completed in 2004, this suspended bridge is built on top of the Machinchang mountain. Accessible from the Top Station, the bridge is suspended from a 82m high single pylon and hangs at about 100m above ground. It swings out over the landscape to give visitors a unique spatial experience, and to bring them into otherwise unattainable locations, above virgin jungle with spectacular views. Notably, in contrast to a straight bridge, where the end is always monotonously in sight, a curved bridge offers spectacularly changing perspective that reinvent themselves, as one proceeds along it.
Measuring at 125m in length, the structure ranks among the world’s longest curve suspension bridge and constructing it was not an easy feat as the solutions had to factor the following critical elements; structural balancing from a single point (top of the pylon), optimal weight management and load distribution, pre-fabrication of bridge and on site installation. The entire bridge, in all its elements had to be lifted to the top of the mountain by helicopter and was later assembled to its current position.
A new initiative by Panorama Langkawi in collaboration with Pos Malaysia to offer visitors to our picturesque mountaintop destination the opportunity to share their 'I was here' moment with their loved ones back home by posting a postcard, letter or greeting card via a specially placed Pos Malaysia post box at the Top Station, atop Mt Machinchang.
This SkyPos post box located 708 metres above sea level is the first of its kind in Malaysia. The postcards sent home from here by visitors and tourists will undoubtedly not only promote Panorama Langkawi's attractions such as the SkyCab and SkyBridge it will also promote Langkawi and Malaysia as a whole to local and foreign recipients of this post.
The postcards & greeting cards will feature mountain top views of Langkawi and also macro shots of local flora and fauna, shot by specially commissioned photographers. We also intend to feature winning photos from specially organised photo contests hosted at the mountain top.
Panorama Langkawi will offer a special writing station to write cards along with stationary,visitors can also choose to write the postcards while taking the ride in the cable cars.
This initiative is also to increase and support the usage of traditional post via POS Malaysia in this era of email.The launching ceremony was officiated by honored guest from POS Malaysia and the COO Panorama Langkawi, Encik Ebi Azly Abdullah.
For the adventurous visitors, a 2.5 Kilometers jungle track linking Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells) to the Middle and Top Stations has been built to allow visitors a safe and secure hike. Along the hike-up, visitors will observe at first hand the unique change in the flora from the lowland to the top as well as the many species of flora endemic only to the Machincang forest reserve. They will also observe the numerous geological features along the route.
A short 20 minutes trekking between the Middle Station and Top Station has also been built for the visitors to explore the valley between the two stations.
Get closer still with nature. Visit our mini zoo and have them play around you. Aren't they cute.
At the deer farm you don’t just look at the deer, you walk among them, you touch them, you let them eat right from your hands. Try it, its fun!!
A replica of your hands souvenir? Ready in 10 minutes. Don’t miss this opportunity.
Reflexology is a relaxing massage of the feet, which enchances equilibrium in body circulation and the nerve system.
Duty free shopping heaven where you can find specialty shops selling souvenirs and clothing
Gifts & Souvenirs
We have an assortment of souvenirs and local product to make your visit enjoyable memorable. You will love it.
In the cafe you can choose your meal from several different menus.
Fancy yourself by having a self portrait drawn in minutes. Would you like to see you own image in different perspective? Try it.
Some Facts for Langkawi Cable Car System
Horizontal distance: 2079m
Vertical rise: 680m
Inclined distance: 2158m
Haul rope diameter: 50mm
Bull wheel diameter: 6.10m
Passenger per gondola: 6 persons
Design speed: 5m/sec
Operating speed: 3m/sec
Turn around trip time: 28 minute
Hourly capacity: 700 passengers/hour
Number of stations: 3
Number of in-line towers: 2
Height of Tower 1: 38m
Height of Tower 2: 70m
Longest free span: 950m (between Tower 2 & Middle station)
Steepest gradient: 42 Degrees
Construction period: 16 months (April 2001 - August 2002)
Testing & Commissioning period: 3 months (August 2002 - October 2002)
|Endorsed by the MALAYSIA BOOK OF RECORDS for
‘The Longest Free Span Single Rope Cable Car – Total In Length – 919.5 meter’
One of the Steepest Gradient in the World – 42 degree.
|PRIX ACIER AWARDS 2005
‘Outstanding construction, architectural quality & technical proficiency of steel works’
|FOOTBRIDGE AWARDS 2005
‘Winner for Technology LONGEST SPAN’
RETURN TRIP FROM BASE STATION TO TOP STATION
Ticket Fare Rates (Effective 01 May 2011 )
|SKY CAB||SKY CAB
|Public Rate||For Malaysian
|Adult||RM 30.00||RM 15.00|
|Child (2 -12 yrs old)||RM 20.00||RM 10.00|
|RM 20 & 15||RM 15 & 10|
*To apply for special fare with school / institution/Universities letterhead,a week before arrival.Min 20 pax & above
Please take note that there is no refund, exchange or credit on cable car ticket
The journey to the top of the mountain and vice versa will usually take about 15 minutes (excluding queuing time).
|Monday - Thursday||10:00AM - 07:00PM|
|Wednesday||12:00PM - 07:00PM|
|Friday - Sunday, Public & School Holiday||09:30AM - 07:00PM|
It is our priority to guarantee the safety and reliability of the cable car system thus ensuring that everyone visiting the cable car will have an enjoyable and a remarkable moments. To achieve it we need to perform regular maintenance, either corrective or preventive to make sure everything is safe and working as expected.
So for everyone planning for visiting the cable car, make sure to refer here always as we will regularly provide the schedule of the closure.
The above schedule however are subject to change without prior notice