KL TOWER INTERNATIONAL BASE JUMP
MERDEKA CIRCUIT 2008
Jumping off Menara Komtar in Penang took place on 23rd August. Here we were joined by 2 more BASE jumpers from Australia, 1 from France, 1 from Japan and 3 from USA. We had a total of 17 jumpers completing over 100 BASE jumps.
For the opening ceremony BASE jumpers were taken to Menara Komtar on trishaws. On arrival at the building we were treated to a cultural performance.
Then it was time to give our own performance.
After our day of jumping, some of the jumpers went up Penang Hill which is 735 meters high. Unfortunately the train that takes people up the to the top of Penang Hill has been out of action for some time but we were able to get a 4 wheel drive to take us up to the top via the Jeep Track. On top we saw nice view of Georgetown and the Penang Bridge.
After Penang Hill we visited the Penang Botanic Gardens which is a the base of the Jeep Track. There we saw native flora and fauna which included many monkeys. Several monkey were seen carrying their young babies.
After a successful day of jumping BASE jumpers were taken to Jerejak island for a closing dinner.