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Langkawi Cable Car

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There are two well known mountains in the heart of Langkawi Island, Gunung Raya and Gunung MaChinchang

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Langkawi Cable Car

  1. 2. Langkawi Geopark <ul><li>There are two well known mountains in the heart of Langkawi Island, Gunung Raya and Gunung MaChinchang </li></ul><ul><li>Added to the two and appearing to separate them is a hill called Bukit Sawar </li></ul>
  2. 3. Langkawi Geopark <ul><li>If you look hard at Gunung MaChinchang located at 700m above sea level, you can actually see it is facing to its 850m high neighbor, Gunung Raya (the island’s highest mountain) </li></ul><ul><li>The legendary Gunung MaChinchang, Langkawi’s second highest peak was believed to have once been a giant, named MaChinchang, who was cursed to become a mountain of stone </li></ul>
  3. 4. Langkawi Geopark <ul><li>Fables aside, today the mountain rises in a spectacular skyline of crags that glow pink in the sunset and is part of MaChinchang Range which comprises the oldest rock formations in Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>Views are spectacular, offering a panorama over the landscape, the Andaman Sea, offshore islands and beyond to neighboring Thailand </li></ul>
  4. 5. Langkawi Geopark <ul><li>The MaChinchang mountain range is testimony to the oldest geology found in Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>It consists of 550 million year-old metamorphosed rock, around which a unique ecological habitat has developed over the centuries </li></ul>
  5. 6. Langkawi Geopark <ul><li>A cable car ride takes visitors to Langkawi’s second highest peak of mount MaChinchang where the view of surrounding islands is spectacular </li></ul><ul><li>On clear days, visitors can also see parts of Thailand towards the north and Indonesia towards the south-west </li></ul>
  6. 7. Langkawi Geopark <ul><li>The cable car ride up the hill takes about 15 minutes and is highly exhilarating </li></ul><ul><li>There are great views of the hillside flora, several waterfalls and an occasional glimpse of the wildlife and spectacular birds </li></ul>
  7. 8. Suspended Pedestrian Bridge <ul><li>Completed in 2004, this suspended pedestrian bridge is located in Langkawi Island, atop the MaChinchang mountain and forms part of the Gunung MaChinchang Geo-eco Tourism Park master plan </li></ul>
  8. 9. Suspended Pedestrian Bridge <ul><li>Suspended from a record-breaking 82m high single pylon, the curved bridge intersects a dramatic geological chasm up to 100m above ground, swinging 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 </li></ul>
  9. 10. Suspended Pedestrian Bridge <ul><li>Notably, in contrast to a straight bridge, where the end is always monotonously in sight, a curved bridge offers spectacularly changing perspectives that reinvent themselves, as one proceeds along it </li></ul>
  10. 11. Suspended Pedestrian Bridge <ul><li>Measuring 125m in length, this structure ranks among the world’s longest curved pedestrian bridges and constructing it was no easy feat as the solution had to amalgamate 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 onsite installation </li></ul>
  11. 12. Suspended Pedestrian Bridge <ul><li>The entire bridge, in all its elements had to be lifted to the mountain by helicopter and was subsequently assembled to its position </li></ul>
  12. 13. Activity Corner <ul><li>Deer farm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At the deer farm you don’t just look at the deer, you walk among them, you touch them, and you let them at right from your hands </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Archery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Test your skills on the archery </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Activity Corner <ul><li>Special function available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunch, hi-tea and buffet dinner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sunset, cocktail and wedding arrangement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Birthday party and more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photo souvenir </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can keep and reminisce your memorable visit on photo souvenir that can be purchased here </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Activity Corner <ul><li>Café </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the café you can choose your meal from several different menus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cartoon caricature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take home caricatures of yourself done on the spot by professional artist to remember your memorable visit here </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Activity Corner <ul><li>Rabbit farm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get close still with nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can feed the rabbits which is adjacent to the base station </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrance is free </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jungle trekking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jungle trekking activity can be arranged upon request </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Activity Corner <ul><li>Foot massage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflexology is a relaxing massage of the feet, which enhances equilibrium in body circulation and the nerve system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All body parts are connected by subtle, which flows down from the head to the feet, and requires smooth channel to stimulate the release and discharge of toxin </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Hanging Bridge – the facts <ul><li>Overall distance=25m </li></ul><ul><li>Pylon height=82m </li></ul><ul><li>Pylon fountain above sea level=605m </li></ul><ul><li>Top of pylon above sea level=687m </li></ul><ul><li>Loading or maximum capacity 2000 pax @ 4 person per m sq </li></ul><ul><li>Square area=500m sq </li></ul><ul><li>Construction period (August 2003 - August 2004) 12 months </li></ul><ul><li>Open to public 27 Feb 2005 </li></ul>
  18. 19. Cable Car System of Gunung MaChinchang <ul><li>Horizontal distance=2,079m </li></ul><ul><li>Vertical rise=680m </li></ul><ul><li>Inclined distance=2,158m </li></ul><ul><li>Haul rope diameter=50mm </li></ul><ul><li>Bull wheel diameter=610m </li></ul><ul><li>Passengers per gondola=6 persons </li></ul><ul><li>Design speed=5m/second </li></ul><ul><li>Operating speed=3m/second </li></ul><ul><li>Turn around trip time=28 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Hourly capacity=700pax/hour </li></ul>
  19. 20. Cable Car System of Gunung MaChinchang <ul><li>Numbers of stations=3 </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers of ‘on-line tower’=2 </li></ul><ul><li>Height of tower 1 (nearest to base station)=38m </li></ul><ul><li>Height of tower 2=70m </li></ul><ul><li>Longest free span (between Tower 2 and Middle Station)=950m </li></ul><ul><li>Steepest gradient=42 degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Construction period (April 2001 - August 2002)=16 months </li></ul><ul><li>Testing and commissioning period (August – October 2002)=3 months </li></ul><ul><li>Open to public (free ride) – October 2002 (1 months) </li></ul><ul><li>Revenue collection commencing – (November 2002) to –date </li></ul>
  20. 21. Bibliography <ul><li>(nd) Retrieved October 25, 2009, from http://www.langkawi-online.com/pages/places-of-interest/langkawi-cable-car.php </li></ul><ul><li>Not responsible for above content error and mistake </li></ul>