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Sunday, August 03, 2008

High Ropes Adventure at Skytrex, Taman Pertanian Bukit Cahaya, Shah Alam

At the moment I'm typing this on my laptop, I'm also sipping wild berry juice in The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, One Utama. Shifting uncomfortably in my extremely low-cut empire waist top (it's the norm in KL these days), I'm feeling a bit lonely because Berry couldn't make it to meet me, and the boys have left. :-(

But it's still ok, I have Sia Ling's Skytrex photos to view and blog about now!! :-)

During the weekend I travelled down to KL again -- this time for an adventure amongst the treetops at Skytrex, Taman Pertanian Bukit Cahaya Shah Alam! Thanks to Chen Jie the organizer, a total of 19 people showed up that sunny morning. I say, daredevils we are not, just a bunch of working adults trying to recapture our youth!

Me and pretty Jace on the open-air bus

The last time I'd been to Taman Pertanian Bukit Cahaya, I was still a kid. It was a gruesome experience -- the memory of the open-air bus I was on running over that girl on a bicycle will be forever etched in my mind.

But nevermind, I was in a good mood that day and was determined to chase the devils of my childhood out of Taman Pertanian!


Gearing up - I love Chen Waan's waist! It's so tiny!! *envy*

Renting the climbing equipment is compulsory (no Spiderman here). Rental of the harness costs RM31.50 and you can either choose to rent the gloves for RM1 or buy disposable ones for RM2. The RM1 gloves stink.

No worries here, there are people to help you with the harness. The harness goes around your waist and pelvis, so it's kinda like a seat while you're suspended from mid-air. 3 things are hooked on your waist: 1 carabiner with short rope, 1 carabiner with long rope, and a pulley.

When you see horizontal ropes, unhook the pulley from your waist and hook it onto the safety rope. Hook the short carabiner on the pulley. Then hook the long carabiner onto the rope behind the pulley. When you see vertical ropes, hook both carabiners on the loop on the rope. The pulley is not needed.

Due to my well-known history of calamity incidents, I had to constantly remind myself each time to hook everything and double check, before leaping off the platform. Else, that's it. End of story.

All geared up!

Nicholas is getting more and more 'hiau' by the day. He won't take off his shades.

First Contender - the Brave Hau

California Fitness must hire this guy as its spokesperson!! He's morphed from a fat little boy into a fit young man now! When asked to go first, he practically RAN to accept the challenge. See how he eases himself up, effortlessly! That's what persistence long workouts at the gym can give you. :-) Still, at one point, he opted for the chicken-out path. "BWAK BWAK BWAK! CHICKEN!" (To Hau and Xuan).

Walking in mid-air
You think you can easily bounce across like Mario, but no. Each step is taken with a trembling foot. No, don't look down...!

Flying fox!

Just hook all the carabiners properly, take a deep breath, close your eyes and take the leap! But sometimes, it's easier said than done.

This is the ladder each one of us had to climb. Imagine Jack climbing the beanstalk.



I counted 45 rungs on the rope ladder. By the time I'd got to Rung No. 30, both my legs were shaking with fear and my arm muscles were breaking apart. I stopped a while to catch my breath, and made a stupid choice of looking down, back at my friends on the ground. It was so scary!!! After that I faster heaved myself up the ladder as fast as I could go.


Lesson learnt from Skytrex


1. Actually everything is just a fragment of your imagination. Once you know the logic behind it, and you have made all the necessary safety precautions, Flying Fox is actually safe. You won't fall crashing to the ground even if you let go both your hands!

2. Life is like Flying Fox. Friends can only cheer you on and give you advice. But you are the one to summon your own courage and take the leap of faith.

Memoribilia - At least each of us got an S&M glove for keeping

Us

All 19 of us!

After that, Bak Kut Teh at Klang~ Yum!! ^_^

14 comments:

Invisible said...

nice description. ^^

i found everyone like to post CW photo....wahaha....

i like this "Life is like Flying Fox. Friends can only cheer you on and give you advice. But you are the one to summon your own courage and take the leap of faith."

^^

Chen Jie@陈杰 said...

life is like flying fox...i like this as well. good piece

Coketai said...

Next time you should try the Macau tower skywalk, I can't tell you it is damn scary, I have high phobia but I over come it when I force to do the sky walk and tell you....it is a life time experience, especially people like.

LY.Taic

家勤 said...

Nicholas is getting more and more 'hiau' by the day. He won't take off his shades.

he really 'hiau' a lot .. haha .. beh tahan him ..

Invisible said...

如果他在这样hiao下去,会不会变成女人?哈哈哈!

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