Genting Skyway

Genting Skyway is a gondola lift to the Genting Highlands in Malaysia. It serves as a feeder to the situated on the hilltop Genting Highland Resort has six hotels and various other facilities and will, as well as the entire resort, operated by the company Resorts World Genting.

Your about an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur remote station situated a little above the E 8 - Kuala Lumpur - Karak Expressway at around 870 meters above sea level on the western slopes of the Genting Highlands and consists of a five-storey building with a ten -storey car park. In the valley station can already checked into the hotel and the luggage be delivered. The gondola has a sloping length of 3.38 km. The gondolas with 8 seats is just about 11 minutes, the hill station in the Highlands Hotel located on the height of 1760 meters hilltop. The gondola is usually open daily from 7:30 clock to 23:00 clock operated, on national holidays longer.

The cableway was officially opened by Tun Mahathir bin Mohamad on 21 February 1997, the then Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The cable car technology system was planned and delivered by Leitner, the construction and engineering projects were planned and supervised by Arup.

Technically, it is a detachable single with a 54 mm thick Rope, which runs over 22 cable car supports. The plant has 100 cabins, s (21,6 km / h) driving with a maximum speed of 6 m / s. The drive is in the mountain station, the tensioning device for the conveying cable into the base station. Although the stations give the impression that they were part of the great building, but are structurally independent of them, so that the dynamic forces or loads the cable car are not transferred to the building. The posts were established, each with four caissons of 1.2 m diameter on the solid rock, which was on average 40 m in depth. Immediately prior to the mountain station is a 45 m high column with a fanned head and long battery role to divert the rope from the horizontal to the valley. The photo shows only the upper part of the column.

The cable car is a month closed a day and five days per quarter maintenance that will continue to be monitored ( by 2007) by Leitner. On these days, guests can use the older, located on the southern slope of the hilltop Awana Skyway.

The Genting Skyway was at her opening probably the longest and fastest cable car in Southeast Asia, but it is, at least since the opening of the, also built by Leitner Ngong Ping 360 in Hong Kong no more.