Posts Tagged ‘Base Jumping’


KL Tower International Jump Malaysia 2011

KL Tower International Jump Malaysia 2011

The world’s most extreme sporting event – the KL Tower International Jump Malaysia 2011 – is back in Malaysia this September! For those of you who are still unfamiliar with this event, it is the only official BASE Jump event in the world. BASE jumpers all over the world are known to look forward to this event, as it is illegal to BASE jump in other countries.

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BASE Jumping in Kuala Lumpur

BASE Jumping in Kuala Lumpur

“It doesn’t seem to make much sense when you actually think about it,” my photographer remarked as we were both standing nearly 270 metres above the ground, watching as yet another wave of jumpers prepared for their jump. We were at the top of the Kuala Lumpur Tower on a bright yet cloudy day, along with a bunch of other people, to cover one of Malaysia’s most interesting annual events, the KL Tower International Jump Malaysia 2010. Why is it interesting? Simply because it is one of the few organised events worldwide that cater for the extreme sport of BASE Jumping.

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KL Tower International Jump Malaysia 2010

KL Tower International Jump Malaysia 2010

From the fantastical Greek myth of Icarus to the fathers of flight, the Wright brothers, man has always dreamt of soaring through the air. The sheer idea of being high above it all and floating free are simple yet potent symbols of universal freedom, contentment and happiness. While it is still impractical to just strap a jetpack on our back and go wherever we wish, some of us would not hesitate for a chance to strap on a parachute and jump off some of the tallest buildings in the world.
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