Tanjung Rambutan : Bukit Kinding Eco Park Resort (BKER) recently held a ceremony to mark the entry of the country’s longest double zipline flying fox into the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR).
The earlier Sunway Lagoon flying fox had a 200-metre cable.
The first double zipline flying fox in Perak, it is 486 metres long and is listed under the building and structure category. The double zipline cable can support a weight of 10 tons.
All the equipment used to build the flying fox was imported from France.
A qualified team guides adventure-seekers who want to use it.
State Tourism Committee chairman Datuk Hamidah Osman was the guest-of-honour at the function.
Also present were BKER executive director Datuk Lee Heng and general manger Ian Gray, and MBR research journalist Myra Dzaman.
Hamidah praised BKER for offering an all-in-one adventure package for people to experience extreme sports and outdoor games.
“We intend to introduce the resort’s adventure package, which also includes paintball, free-style kayaking, mountain-biking and trekking. This is part of the state’s tourism package to sell Ipoh,” she said.
BKER director Edward Tan said the resort had spent RM200,000 on the flying fox, and RM500,000 to upgrade its sports facilities.
“We only took one month to construct our flying fox. We started operations on Dec 24, last year.
“Since then, we have had 300 people, aged between 4 and 65, trying our flying fox,” he said.
The fee for using the flying fox are RM50 per person for members, RM80 for non-members, and RM30 per person for a group of 60 people.
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