How have you been? The month of May is sure an exciting period of the year for me. Why? Because besides the Harvest Festival celebration, I got to try out the World's Longest Island to Island Zipline earlier than most people! I even got some other friends excited about this even before I went there myself. LOL. Thanks to Beverly who arrange this long overdue blogger outing for us. It's good to see familiar faces.
First off, let me show and tell you about the Coral Flyer Zipline.
Between Sapi Island and Gaya Island, a boat ride from Jesselton Point, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Besides the return boat ride that cost RM21.50 per person from Island Express, there is a RM50 per ride and park fees of RM3 per person (for locals) and paid at the Coral Flyer Zipline counter.
Time: Open daily from 10am to 4pm
Photo Credit to Mas - Thanks Massy!
You will have to register yourself at this counter and get your Coral Flyer Tickets here
Got my ticket!
This way please! LOL
Our blogger's welfie with Mr Simon Amos :D Meitzeu's monopod is the most useful tool of the day!
Later, we all hike a trail to find these! Yikes!
These things will keep you safely hanging ok!
Roy seen here is helping me geared up :D Thanks to Massy for the photo!
I am ready! :D
Then, we have to hike again! To this starting point Arghh! :D
Another photo before we FLY! Photo Credit to Borneo Frog! Thank you!
Getting ready for my 3rd zipline experience!
Amazing shot by Massy. And off I go! The view was amazing!! :D
I landed at this platform after a less than 20 sec ride! Woohoo! I so wanna go again!
This is how it looks like. Photo Credit to Borneo Frog
The latest technologies and the highest construction standards have gone into the Coral Flyer to bring to you one of the most unique zipline experiences to be found anywhere on earth.
Borneo’s longest Zipline and the longest island to island Zipline in the world is ready for you to ride!
•250 metres long
•Up to 60 kmh
•Imported Stainless steel cables
•Imported cable clamps
•Singing Rock Harnesses
•CMI professional cable trolleys
•Daily, weekly and monthly inspections
•USA Qualified inspectors
•10 : 1 safety ratio
With a fifteen year history of building Ziplines in Asia, Ropeskills Rigging have an impressive pedigree in the world of high ropes courses.
The Coral Flyer was going to be our own facility right from the start, the first facility that we have built to operate and own so it was designed without a pre-determined budget.
While this made it very expensive it did mean that we have built to the highest standards and with the very best materials available.
Zipstop brakes http://www.thezipshop.com/ ensure that you have a gentle and safe ending to the ride - with a backup in place as dictated by ACCT standards.
CMI professional trolleys http://www.cmi-gear.com/catalog/pulleys/pullspecs.asp?partnum=cantourtr78 ensure that you stay attached to the cable at all times
Our staff are either ARAA (Australian Rope Access Association) qualified as professional rope technicians or hold the SEACF (South East Asian Climbing Federation) Ropes Course Instructor qualification (level 2). Some hold both and more besides.
All stages are double checked and the whole facility, including harnesses, helmets and trolleys are inspected every day.
And in case you wanted to know just how strong: the cables are rated to 10 tons and are attached to 18 ton anchor blocks at either end......
Coral Flyer Hotline - 01129842023
Fax 088 484934
Before I end this post, Borneo Frog managed to capture these amazing moments. Do enjoy!
So what are you waiting for?? This friday - 6th June 2014 is the official opening!!