Situated at 2,300ft above sea level, the bridge is only accessible by the Langkawi Cable Car. A 410ft- long curved pedestrian bridge above Mount Mat Cinchang, Langkawi Sky Bridge is located at the end of of the Cable Car ride. Measuring at 125m in length, this structure ranks among the world’s longest curve suspension bridge. The journey to the peak starts out at the Oriental Village in the upper northwest of Langkawi Island, near Pantai Kok. It gets a little cold as winds flow through the ventilation slits, once the cable car starts ascending. So put on a sweater beforehand. Offering a majestic view of dense tropical rainforest of the island as well as pristine water of Andaman Sea, the Sky Bridge was officially opened for public on 27th February 2005 and has the capacity to accomodate 200 pax at one time. Plan your itinerary well as you may have to queue for up to 2 hours during high seasons.
How to Get There
The main gateway to Langkawi Sky Bridge from any other cities in Malaysia and other countries are through Langkawi International Airport and harbour.
Langkawi International Airport (LGK) is located on the northwestern part of Langkawi island, serving flights to and from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore, Hat Yai, and Phuket. To reach Dataran Lang from Langkawi International Airport, coupon for taxi can be bought at the airport, costing you less than RM30.00. All taxis in Langkawi work on fixed price system.
Langkawi is served by Kuah Jetty, servicing boats, mainly ferries, from nearby islands and mainland as well as to Thailand.
Travel Tips In Langkawi
- Citizens of North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam and China need visa to enter Malaysia. Citizen of other countries may enter Malaysia without a visa for a visit lasting less than one month. Consult nearest Malaysian Embassy or consular office to confirm this arrangement, as regulations may change over time.
- Wearing thong bikini or being naked in public places such beach or swimming pool is a big no. Since Kedah is a Muslim state, modesty is an important aspect here. Not only would you get weird stares, locals might come up to you and ask you to cover up.
- Langkawi weather is generally good all year round. However, its tropical climate can be unpredictable. In second quarter of the year, expect rainfalls and slight storms in the sea. In third quarter, the rainfalls are heavy but by the end of December, rainfalls get lighter. But the first quarter of the year (January-April), the weather is pretty favorable for water activities.
- In Langkawi, weekends fall on Friday and Saturday but most businesses will continue their operation at normal business hours even on Thursday. This is in accordance with the state of Kedah.
- The public transport system in Langkawi is excellent and available on the whole of the island. If you are on a tight budget, book a small car that will cost you only about RM 60 per day and it comes with enough petrol for travelling around the island for two or thee days. Gas stations can be spotted almost everywhere. For a better navigation around the island, grab a free map from the airport or the jetty or you can just use the GPS.
- The most attractive and famous budget option in Langkawi is the duty-free shopping outlets that scatter all over the island. It is a shopping sanctuary for those who are looking for travel mementos, clothes, shoes or even electronic items. You can get good deals for everything you buy!