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The World's Longest Island Zipline Ride Now Be Found In Sabah

Now you don't have to fly to other countries when you can do it in your home country.

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Sabah has now the world's longest island zipline, that connects both Pulau Gaya and Pulau Sapi

Sabah now has the world’s longest zip line the bigger-scale version of the flying fox that enables users to traverse from the top to the bottom of a cable attached to a moving pulley that will give the thrill of literally sailing from the air from one island to another at the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

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Set up by a local company, the zipline enables visitors to cross the islands within 30 to 40 seconds

Safety is taken care of and users can travel between islands in less than a minute.

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Set up by local firm Ropeskills Rigging Sdn Bhd, the zip line enables visitors to cross the narrow straits between both islands in about 30 to 40 seconds. Ropeskills Rigging director Simon Amos said the starting point of the line was atop a hill at Pulau Gaya, about 45m above sea level, and riders gradually descend to a 8m-high platform at Pulau Sapi.

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In addition to the adrenaline rush visitors get, the beautiful scenery is also one of the unique selling points of the ride, with clear waters and islands around

Visitors get to enjoy scenic views in addition to the adrenaline rush from the zipline.

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“The ride is an adrenaline rush. You’re seeing the sea and having the experience of flying,” he said, adding that it took his company about six months to build the zip line.

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“The views from a ride at sunset is absolutely fantastic,” said Simon.

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The company who set up the zipline gained their reputation for providing rigging during Prince William and Kate Middleton's trip to the Danum Valley in 2012

Prince William and Kate Middleton in Danum Valley in 2012.

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The company earned a reputation for providing rigging during Prince William and Kate Middleton’s visit to the Danum Valley, 83km southwest of Lahad Datu, in 2012, and for renowned British naturalist Sir David Attenborough’s filming of Sabah’s wildlife at Gomantong Caves, outside Sandakan, earlier this year.

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