Digi, Malaysia Airports and Panorama Langkawi bring tourism to life through VR

Digi Telecommunications has partnered with Malaysia Airports and Panorama Langkawi to launch Malaysia’s first real-time virtual tourism experience, powered by 5G technology in Langkawi International Airport.

A cable car gondola and a virtual reality (VR) experiential zone set up at the Langkawi International Airport will allow visitors to enjoy a 360-degree view of Gunung Machinchang, live-streamed from 20 kilometres away via a camera mounted at the Langkawi SkyCab middle station. This will enable visitors get to admire real-time, ultra-high definition. This 5G virtual tourism experience, which is open to the public until March 2020, is projected to provide a new immersive and integrated travel experience for tourists and further the tourism industry in the nation.

Digi chief executive officer, Albern Murty said that the Langkawi 5G virtual tourism pilot is in line with Digi’s collaborative approach in building 5G ecosystem alongside partners, as well as corresponds with Visit Malaysia 2020.

“We are excited at the possibilities of 5G bringing next-gen virtual tourism to many other local destinations and connect more people to experiences that matter most to them. In partnership with Malaysia Airports and Panorama, we are pleased to bring a piece of Langkawi’s heritage to tourists from the moment they arrive at the airport. This is just the start – we are continuously learning and improving our use cases with our partners, and studying the commercial feasibility and scalability as we progress during this 5GDP trial period,” Albern added.