CONQUER YOUR VERTIGO!!!
We have to pre-book months before this date (well, at least 2 weeks before they say). After all been taking care of (reservation, participants, transportation), we make our journey to Tmn Pertanian Shah Alam (a.k.a Taman Botani Negara) in Section 8, Shah Alam on this fine Sunday morning.
The gate opens at 8.30am. So, nothing else to do rather than waiting for the other colleague to arrive (tayar pancit la, lambat bangun la - yes, that kind of excuse).
At the entrance of Tmn Pertanian Shah Alam
There are 3 challenges at the Skytrex, Extreme Challenge - RM45-00, Big Thrill - RM40-00 and Little Adventure (for kids) - RM30-00. With a minimum 20 pax, we entitle for a 20% discount, so lagi ramai lagi murah.
Affordable entrance fee
We opt for the big thrill instead just to familiarized with what is Skytrex all about (before considering on extreme challenge next!). The Skytrex fee is excluding the Tmn Pertanian Shah Alam entrance fee, thus, you have to pay RM3-00 to get in (kalau sekali kan senang - tak payah kena beratur). Yes, we have to queue like hell to get in. For those who wish to join, please ask this skytrex to arrange the entrance fee for you.
Get your bus to skytrex here
Once we get in, we proceed to bicycle rent area where the skytrex people were standing by. This is where we will take the bus.
The bus journey took us about 10 minutes to reach skytrex, i think its 3 -5km from the ticket area.
The welcome banner
Once we arrived, we proceed to check in counter where they gave us this form, some sort of indemnity. We have to sign it (biasala tu..).
Medical declaration and Risk Form (suicide form!)
Once we already sign it, there will be short briefing about the harness, glove, the skytrex duration (almost 2 hours so, you better go to toilet now), the safety, the official.
We then proceed to skydeck where we deposit our bags and food. The skydeck is an area completed with wooden table. You may wait here for free but if somebody had already booked the table, you have to go somewhere else. We managed to book 2 tables (RM30 each) for the whole day (the rest occupied by birthday boy).
They also provide a locker for participants, you can put it there.
Yeah...lets rock!! err..except for Tini who is busy texting..
Everybody don't have the patient to climb (me!), we immediately proceed to 'harness give a way' area. They will call out your name and present to you the life saving harness. The official there will help you to put it on.
The pulley - i will help you roll
The carabiner - i will save you
Safety line cable - click on these, you will be safe
The 'Model in Harness'
Once you on top of the ladder, carefully transfer your pulley to the other cable (you will know), unclip one carabiner to that pulley. You are safe now, then, unclip the other carabiner from the ring, transfer it to the cable. Now you are ready to slide down - flying fox. Hold the pulley with one of your thumb inside the pulley, the other hand holding the rope, squat a little bit and push. Yeah...you're flying!!..
Ms Ong doing her thing
After we tested one by one the 'mini' skytrex, we proceed to the real challenge i.e Big Thrill Adventure.
Where its all begin
The first challenge starts with these, a 17 metre (i think) vertical climb.
properly tighten - no worries
From the top of the tree at starting point - 17 meter
2nd challenge - the net
This is how we do it
I'm one step closer to that point
Zig Zag bridge crossing
Never realize that I'm going this high
Azie, all alone!
We're getting higher!
Azie, 'this is it'
Sempat lagi berposing tu...
walking on single line cable
The most dangerous part is this one!
The instructor will guide you through
more balancing act
one step at a time, don't look down!
Lock - to prevent your 'pully' from reversing
From tree to tree
Challenges and obstacles one after another. Yet, it was fun!!...
Flying fox in action
Swing and step
lompat amoi, lompat!!
The distance of swinging bridge
more swinging amoi
Hanim from afar
Mr Panner is flying!
Swinging - Done!
More Zig Zag
Flying fox lagi..yahoo!!
From the top of that tree, descend by stairs, then flying fox to here..
The final bridge
The 'pulley' - your life depends on it!
The descending net - congratulations, you've completed your journey
Please return your harness,
Group photo - gambar aku mesti takde punya
Hey, what do you know, its for the kids
many instructor here, don't worry
how to use the pulley
There you go...
even this small kid don't even scared
Surrounding area of little adventure
Its not that high, ada birthday party at ground level
Yet to be done!!...I will one day..
We had a great time that day. To all my friends - you all rocks!!...