There's an exciting new ride in Kota Kinabalu, it's call the Coral Flyer! Coral flyer is the only zipline in Borneo that connects Gaya island to Sapi island!
Thanks to Beverly - KK bloggers are able to enjoy this exciting opportunity to try out Coral Flyer!
The ride is open daily from 10am - 4pm.
You can get your tickets from Sapi island jetty.
Current price is RM60 per ride.
|Our ride to Padang Point from Sapi|
The zipline is set on South East Asia's most famous marine parks - The Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Both islands are beautiful I tell you.Facts about Coral Flyer:
|On my way to the Coral Flyer site|
Strength and Safety
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 their own facility right from the start, the first facility that they 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 they have built to the highest standards and with the very best materials available.
Zipstop brakes http://www.thezipshop.com/ ensure that flyers 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 flyers stay attached to the cable at all times
Their 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...so they can actually zipline an elephant over =P
|Our safety gear station|
|Another photo hehe|
The ride is built and operated by Ropeskills Rigging Sdn Bhd- www.ropeskills.com.my
You may contact them via Coral Flyer FB page and also contact them via
Coral Flyer Hotline
Fax 088 484934
email - yong(at)coralflyer.com
I was nervous only at the moment I take off from the platform and from then on it's just fun! Being an adrenaline junkie, I love every moment of the 55km/h ride over to Sapi island.