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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Coral Flyer - World's longest island to island zipline!

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
They are using the latest technology and the highest construction standards have gone into Coral flyer that cost up to RM25k for the unique zipline experience and also top safety standards
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
Left leg in the black harness and right leg in the orange coloured ones. Roy and John helped set us up for the ride!
We need to hike up a couple of minutes up the hill to the platform and it's worth every step! 

Another photo hehe 
Once I'm on the platform, pengait26(fellow Res agent) helped me to set up and made all safety checks before I depart!

The ride is built and operated by Ropeskills Rigging Sdn Bhdwww.ropeskills.com.my
You may contact them via Coral Flyer FB page and also contact them via
    01129842023
Fax 088 484934

email - yong(at)coralflyer.com
simon(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.
After that exciting ride, I went to swim with the others.
Our annual island trip ended with a storm at 3pm and it was a bumpy ride back to KK.
See you at the Coral Flyer

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