Travel Bubble & Sky Bridge
It is not yet sensational news for international travelers, but it is certainly a step in the right direction:
Malaysia opened Langkawi to locals on 16th September 2021 in order to boost parts of the economy worst hit by the pandemic. A prerequisite for this step is that the locality’s vaccination rate hits 80%. The population of the island is approximately 100,000 people.
Apart from beautiful beaches, one of Langkawi`s main attractions is located 700 metres above sea level: the Sky Bridge, which offers exhilarating views of the hills and the sea below. It can easily be reached by the Langkawi Cable Car. The journey to the top starts at the Oriental Village in the upper northwest of Langkawi Island, near Pantai Kok.
Measuring 125 metres in length, the structure ranks among the world’s longest curved suspension bridges. It is made of steel and supported by a single pylon in the middle. The pylon has a record breaking height of 82 metres from the point where it is grounded on a ridge and keeps the bridge suspended in an open space next to the peak of Mount Mat Cincang.