It has been a while since I was allowed to visit beautiful Langkawi in Malaysia. Langkawi is located about 30 km from the mainland. It is one of the 99 islands in the Andaman Sea. In Langkawi everyone can do something fun. You can make beautiful scooter trips, spend a day at the beach or look for the high altitude! I did the latter, in combination with a self-organized scooter tour on the island.
To do on Langkawi, with your scooter to the Sky Bridge
When visiting Langkawi, a trip to the SkyBridge is a must. Intended for daredevils, because this is the longest suspension bridge in the world! The SkyBridge is 125 meters long and it was certainly not an easy feat to hang this bridge. Ultimately, the suspension bridge was lifted to the top of the mountain by helicopter and was later suspended from there in its current position.
A nice side effect of the SkyBridge is, because it is located in the middle of nature, and is full of nice monkeys. They climb and scramble around and around you. A good tip is to hold onto your sunglasses and tuck away your food. The monkeys love treats and want to take them away from you, which is of course not healthy for them….
To get to this longest SkyBridge, another challenge awaits. You can only get to the SkyBridge by taking the steepest funicular (the SkyCab) in the world up. During this ride you get a beautiful view over the country. With clear weather you can even see the islands around Langkawi. The SkyCab goes over a rock that is more than 550 million years old and is located in the oldest part of Southeast Asia. The journey from the base station to the middle station will cover 1,700 meters and here you can already enjoy a beautiful panoramic view. Continue to the top station at an altitude of 708 meters above sea level. From here you can hike to two platforms at the top of Machincang Mountain. Here you have a beautiful view.
For those who prefer not to ascend to the high altitude, around the lower station at the foot of Machincang Mountain there is much more to do, such as a visit to the SkyDome, a 3D museum or a walk in the Oriental Village. Definitely worth taking a look. Tickets for all activities can be purchased on site.
4. Other Activities
Besides this heroic activity, there is much more to discover in Langkawi. There are plenty of beaches to relax in and the town itself is great fun to walk through. In the evening there are also various fire shows on the beaches. It is also possible to go island hopping along the beautiful islands in the area and in the evening the night market is the place to be for the tastiest dishes from different cultures.