SOCIAL MEDIA

01 February 2017

Mountain Views in Langkawi - SkyCab Experience

Not long ago, we spent a few days in Langkawi with my parents in order to attend a conference. Being ourselves, though, we couldn't possibly go to Langkawi and just do official conference stuff--so we squeezed in some fun adventures, including a visit to what claims to be the steepest cable car in the world.


I myself have not measured the incline of cable car tracks in the world so I cannot attest to the truth of that statement, but I can say I've ridden lots of cable cars in a number of different countries and this is the only one that's ever made me uncomfortable in terms of height/steepness at which you are ascending.

Angel and I had already ridden the SkyCab a year ago, so, now, being obvious experts on the SkyCab experience, we made sure we arrived first thing at opening time on a weekday. Because of this, there was absolutely no line when we arrived and the four of us shared one gondola on the cable car with no strangers.

I achieved some pretty sweet photos of the cable path we were following by sticking my camera out a little open window in the top of the gondola...I'm not sure if that's a recommended practice for camera safety, but I was very impressed that my camera was able to capture the beautiful view even though I was just clicking the button, not able to see where exactly I was pointing it.



We ran into some pretty thick cloud cover that obscured half of the view from the middle station, and I found it very amusing to pose with the thick white "view" from that point, but we quickly re-boarded the cable car and headed up to the top station.


On a previous visit, Angel and I had visited the SkyBridge as well, but on this visit, we could see that part of the SkyBridge was under renovation, and we felt no need to pay the extra fee to walk on the bridge--but we enjoyed drinking in the views of Langkawi and surrounding islands from the top platforms. Thankfully, from this vantage, our views were unobscured, and while it was sunny, the altitude kept it from being too warm up there.


He's always protecting his fair skin from the sun...



SkyBridge Langkawi

A happy surprise was when Angel spotted chocolate-covered apples at the little cafe. I had spotted them, too, but I refused to believe that they were actually chocolate-covered apples until we had definitive proof. They made a great snack after the exertion of riding an extremely steep cable car all the way up a mountain.


On the way down, Dad recited facts about the strength and properties of steel and steel cables in order to calm Mom's nerves ( #nerd #mechanicalengineer ), and we really enjoyed a bird's eye view of distant waterfalls and boats in the ocean far below us.

After descending the mountain, we did the other too experiences included in the basic ticket we bought--SkyRex and SkyDome. Both are short, rather gimmicky, cheesy video/rides. What amused us is that vomiting is absolutely not permitted. I actually think this is a great rule and if we simply institute a complete ban on vomiting we'd have a more peaceful world with fewer upset stomachs. Now, how to get flu viruses and hormones and medicinal side effects and inner ears to agree with this proposal...


Have you ever ridden in a cable car?
Jenny Evans said...

I think I would like the "no food and drink, no smoking, no littering, and no vomiting" sign.

Mar Ward said...

Wow, those views :)

Kaycee said...

Oh my! I've ridden a cable car (or something similar) in Tennessee but that wasn't as steep. Such a gorgeous view you all had. It almost reminds me of the Philippines! Love that sign too. Hah!

Marissa Pedersen said...

How beautiful! It seems a bit scary, but I think I'd go on it.

Abbey said...

WOW! That looks a little terrifying, but so worth the view!

Belle Bermudez-Tubel said...

The pictures are breathtaking! I wish I could visit Langkawi in the future too!

Belle | www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

Chrissy said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love seeing your home through your eyes and learning so much about it! And I love that you all do so much together as a family! Simply wonderful!

Elizabeth Johnson said...

I have never ridden in a cable car but that looks amazing! And those chocolate covered apples are making me hungry! haha Great post!

Susannah said...

Wow, girl! Looks like so much fun and pretty scary! ;-)

allison said...

What a cool experience! I am afraid of heights so not sure how I'd do with this but it looks gorgeous!

Crystal said...

That looks like a steep cable car! That view is incredible, though! I'd totally go up. And those chocolate covered apples look delicious!

Cristina said...

Wow, what an amazing view you got! It's lovely! So happy for you.

cait weingartner said...

Your photos are stunning! I don't know if I would have the stomach for that cable car ride. Kudos to you!

Kristin C said...

Whoa! That is so cool! I just showed the picture of the aerial view to my husband (who is afraid of heights) and when I asked if he's like to go there, he replied "No thank you". lol

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Fun! I love the views you get from cable car rides. And hooray for a chocolate covered apple. I bet that was super delicious!

Lydia C. Lee said...

I've ridden that one! So HOT on the way up....

Shannon Hall said...

This looks amazing! Those view... all the heart eyes. I would love to do this!

David said...

I've heard great things about Langkawi and the views from up there look great. Appreciate the tips about the SkyCab and the chocolate cover apples! #mondayescapes

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow what an experience! (and those chocolate covered apples look yummy!) We have recently just rode on the cable car in Madeira, not as steep as this one though obviously! Thanks for linking up to #MondayEscapes