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Asia's most thrilling zip wire adventures

Visitors to Macau can now swoop over the city on the brand new Zipcity ride, the world's first immersive skyscraper zip line. But the rest of Asia is no stranger to thrilling zip wire adventures, either.


Preparing to fly over Macau with Zipcity.

Swoop over glitzy Macau at Zipcity, the recently opened zip wire adventure in Hong Kong's neighbouring SAR.

The ride offers panoramic views over the Cotai strip as riders swoop from a 60m tower and take flight over the city. And after dark, more than one hundred thousand LED lights illuminate the tower, platform, cables and landing deck as a custom soundtrack accompanies thrill-seeking riders.

Zipcity is 388m long - an auspicious number symbolising wealth and abundance - and it's hoped each flight brings good fortune to riders' Macau experience. Five zip wires run alongside each other, enabling five riders to whizz-off together, reaching speeds of more than 50km/h.

All rides include a complimentary photo and video package so every moment of the thrilling experience can be shared with friends and family.


Spot wild gibbons on a two-day zip wire adventure.

Head to Laos and seize the opportunity to spot gibbons from treehouses and zip lines in Nam Kan National Park.

The Gibbon Experience is a tourism-based conservation project and boasts the tallest treehouses in the world from which to view the local wildlife.

This is an overnight adventure - the express tour lasts two days - with a steep hike to the network of ziplines linking mountain with mountain. Eventually you swing your way to the Tree King, the largest tree in Laos, and bed down for the night in an adjacent treehouse.

The adventure is recommended for older kids aged 12 years and up and it’s sure to be an experience they’ll never forget.


Up, up and away in Angkor Archaeological Park.

Zip your way through a UNESCO World Heritage area at Angkor Archaeological Park, home to the famous Angkor Wat temples.

Angkor Zipline offers the chance to enjoy a rainforest eco-adventure through the ancient jungles of Cambodia. Discover the butterflies, flowers, fauna and towering trees as you zipline, abseil and balance your way across hanging sky bridges. The Zipline Gold Eco-Adventure lasts approximately two-and-a-half hours.

Children must measure at least one metre and are recommended to be over five years old. Each group of up to nine participants is accompanied by two guides.


Swing for your supper at Soneva Fushi resort.

Swing in for dinner at the world’s first dining zip line experience. Soneva Fushi in the Maldives has set-up a zip wire to a treetop dining platform and diners can even tuck into an amuse bouche en route.

The 200m zip line hangs over lush jungle with views to the sparkling Indian Ocean. Zip in for afternoon tea or for an evening meal.

The zip line dining experience is suitable for children aged eight and over with a minimum weight of 25 kilos. Up to 12 guests can enjoy the experience, divided into two groups of six diners.


Swing across the world's longest island-to-island zip wire (image courtesy Sabah Tourism).

Coral Zipline in Sabah, Malaysia, is one of the longest island-to-island zip lines in the world. It flies between the islands of Sapi and Gaya with a picturesque hike to reach the launch point.

It’s open to all ages (smaller, lighter children may need to fly in tandem with mum and day) with parallel zipline rides that last around a minute (although it can seem longer when you’re hanging 45m over the ocean).

The zipline ride can be combined with jungle trekking from Gaya Island Base Camp to Padang Point and then a zipline ride over the water to Sapi Island. The islands are accessed by speedboat from the mainland.

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