The domestic tourism industry in Langkawi, which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, is expected to rebuild as the business is resumed in Langkawi SkyCab, one of the most popular tourism products.
On the reopening day, over 100 visitors visited the 708 m above water level Langkawi SkyCab, one of the steepest wall cable car systems in the world, which links the Oriental Village in Burau Bay with Gunung Machinchang.
The reopening of the Langkawi SkyCab also highlighted adherence to the standard operational procedures (SOPs) laid down in the Order on Recovery Controlling Movement (RMCO), according to Dr. Hezri Adnan, Chief Executive Officer of the Lang Kavi Development Authority (LADA).
“Panorama Langkawi Sdn Bhd (PLSB), the operator of Langkawi SkyCab, has also introduced several post-COVID-19 SOPs such as checking body temperature and marking stickers on the floor as a guide for social distancing among visitors.
“Besides, only four people are allowed to ride each gondola instead of the usual six," he told reporters after officiating the Langkawi SkyCab reopening,
Hezri also said that a hopeful indication of the revival of the island domestic tourism industry on the first day of the reopening of the Langkawi SkyCab, which saw more than 100 tourists boarding the cable car system.
“PLSB also offers attractive packages with discounted prices of tickets at only RM38 (adults) and RM28 (children) compared to RM43 and RM39 charged previously.
“The tickets, apart from giving them a ride on the Langkawi SkyCab, it also enables visitors to experience four other products such as SkyDome, SkyRex, 3D Art Langkawi and SkyBridge. The offer is open to all Malaysians until July 31,” he said.
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