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Thursday, November 03, 2005

THE JUMP

As I sit back and relax in my comfy Mumbai home, I cant help but recap the sky jump (15th October 05) ! The adrenaline rush of taking the plunge, twice on a starry night was simply amazing. I had never done something like this..or as my friends put it...it was the 'CRAZIEST THING TO DO' !!

The Sky Jump is a new attraction at the Macau Tower that takes crackpots like me on a 20 second flight over the cityscape of Macau. Taking off from the outer rim of Macau Tower 233 metres (765 Ft) above ground, it is an astounding 41 meters higher than the only other Sky Jump in the world at Sky Tower Auckland where the world’s highest bungy record was created.

This exciting attraction, designed and operated by two of the world’s greatest adventure master-minds, AJ Hackett and Waitomo Adventures was tried, tested and approved by me !! :)

It was my lucky night. They were offering two jumps for the price of one. Well most people dont want to take the risk again...if you have done this once, it should be good enough. But Indians that we are, anything free shouldnt be wasted and so I jumped twice...yes, twice....and it was double the money's worth...

As I got ready and looked beneath, I wondered , " Why am i doing this "? And before I could answer this question, the instructor asked me to get ready and JUMP. As I plunged into the macau skyline, my heart skipped not one, but many beats....All my near and dear ones, came right before my eyes, for a moment...the wind blowing hard rocked me, but i slowly started feeling comfortable as soon as I realised that the rope behind my back is holding strong....I looked around and the view was breathtaking... I was like a bird slowly gliding and descending steadily.....Within seconds I was almost touching the ground and thanks to the thrillmongers, the descend can give you jitters as well....The fall speed (although controlled) is quite high and it only slows down when you are approx 25 feet above the ground...Untill then you feel as if you are crashlanding........

Wow, an experience beyond description...something you should definitely try...







For the inquisitive lot, Macau is another small island like HK or Singapore and is termed as the Las Vegas of the east...with casinos (all jazzy like LV)...and the jump ticket cost me 518 HKD (1 USD = 7.7 HKD and 1 HKD = 5.6 INR)...

5 Comments:

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11:08 PM  
Blogger Shekhar said...

Awesome !! Wish they had such stuff in India too. I've always been fascinated by what it must be like to take a plunge from a tower or something similar.

Someday, I'll be there too. :D

3:30 AM  
Blogger Kaps said...

Awesome!
One of the few select things on my 'Things-to-do-in-lifetime' list.

Welcome back to homeland...

6:36 PM  
Blogger Dhruv Sanghavi said...

Yeah.. that is awesome! The good news is that we in India aren't really deprived of such adventure.. just that we have to be hunt for it. They had a bungee jumping off 200 meters in Bangalore last year at Palace grounds... Sigh, I am writing about it; butI missed it then...

Cheers!

D.

11:15 PM  
Blogger sangeeta said...

awesome!!!i wish there were such provitions in India too! in India too many people jump from the buildings but never live up to write a blog!:)
u have interesting blogs. i would love to read u more often.
u wrote a word in the comment of my blog- orkut. i dont understand what it means (i even searched for it in dictionary.com!)

11:21 AM  

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