Sabah to have 'zip-line' tours at marine park

Three of the five islands in the marine park Tunku Abdul Rahman off Kota Kinabalu in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU - Sabah will be the first state in the country to introduce "zip-line" tours at the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park islands here soon.

Zip-lining involves "flying" from one elevated point to another while suspended on a descending line.

Sabah Parks board of trustees chairman Datuk Seri Tengku Zainal Adlin Mahamood said the zip-line tours were expected to commence in a few months.

"The idea came from members of Sabah Parks. We are finalising all security aspects as well as checking on all the equipment," he said after an event at Gaya Island here yesterday.

Tengku Adlin said the zip line would connect Gaya and Sapi islands with a "flying" distance of about 200m.

He said the equipment had already been set up on the two islands.

Researchers had found three types of Proboscis monkeys living on Gaya Island and this could be another attraction, he added.

Tengku Adlin also said there would soon be a limit to the number of visitors to the five islands that make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.