Friday, 26 September 2008

K-popped! Trio on their Skytrex Adventure

The weekend following Liz's birthday celebration, the Trio got together again for some adrenaline pumping fun at Skytrex.

What is Skytrex?

Why, it's like jungle trekking except you're in the treetops. At 17m (or 55ft) above the ground, you swing, climb and fumble through obstacles throughout the canopy of the forest, while being anchored, of course.

is located in Taman Pertanian, Shah Alam, an agricultural park about an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. Covering 1,295 hectares, the park is one of the largest rain forest reserves in the world.

We met at the entrance of the park and took a tram to Skytrex. When we arrived, we signed a waiver form, the instructors suited us up in our safety harnesses, gave us a briefing on how to use our carabiners and pulley at the warm up course and we were off!

A Skytrex instructor fits the safety harness on Rooster.

Thank goodness all equipment is imported from France.
When thinking about dangling 50ft off the ground, being politically correct
is the last thing on my mind.

Orchid and Rooster trying out the warm up obstacle course.

After spending my whole life with my feet on the ground, 9ft in the air was a whole new perspective. Boy, what would 55ft feel like?!

Orchid climbs the first obstacle after completing the warm up course.

Liz carefully crosses the zig zag bridge.

Orchid on the flying fox obstacle.

Drinking water is available between obstacles on landings.

If you find that you can't make it through the course,
you can always take the chicken exit.

It took a little over an hour to complete the entire course. As nerve wracking as it was, I was actually wishing for more.

Orchid, Skytrex Instructor and Rooster waits for Liz to complete the last obstacle.

Awesome stuff! You'll have to try it yourself. Gather your friends, the more the merrier, and leave the city for some fun with mother nature for a change.

Check out their website if you're interested:


sasjo said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun! Kudos to you all for completing the challenge! Next step - try out for The Amazing Race (Asia)! ;)

Maris said...

This looks so much fun! If given a chance, I'd go all the way to Malaysia just to experience this! I'm a little scared of heights but who cares? :)

aw said...

eRhm.... you were joking about the drinking water, right? It's not for drinking, it's for ballast!

Danny Foo said...

Y'all are natural monkeys! :P

Anyway, I'm rather interested in trying this out too. I know a friend who organizes corporate trips to this for company incentive or team building.

Plus, you all went some more. Sigh. Which means I oso must go try liao. LOL!

Rooster said...

@ aw: It really is for drinking. Although it tasted kinda... green. lol

Besides, I don't see why a ballast would be needed way up in a tree.

Liz said...

@sasjo...Join TARA? We don't have the looks-lar (also no stamina) :-P. They seem to only take good looking people from Msia.

@maris, it is really really FUN! I am afraid of heights too and was afraid I'd have to take the chicken exit. BUT, you are having so much fun and it's safe with the proper use of harness -- fears vanished :-). So enjoyed it...especially the flying fox! Wheeeeeeeeee!

@aw, even if it wasn't drinking water...I drank from it like nobody's business. Hard work climbing up trees :-P

@danny Try it! Try it!

varms said...

Wow, I didn't know we had this sort of thing in Shah Alam... Must check it out someday!!! And drag some poor souls along with me... *snicker*

Mambo said...

I went for the SkyTrex Adventure a few months back. It was very fun.

About the water, I brought a bag with me and kept a bottle of water in it so I didn't drink from the container.

wawa said...

wow... it is so cool! i'm definetely gonna try it... hahaha! they name it as 'chicken exit' as for the chicken people...

neway, how much it is cost per person???

audrey said...

cool place..i didnt knew there is such a place...those i must say...i'm a chicken..scared of heights..haha

my frens will need to pull me harder to try this..will recommend to my frens...thanks for the info...

u gals must b having lots of fun there rite rite..

Shira said... looks interesting.i wish i can go there someday :)

Clammy said...

WOW!! Actual pictures of the Trio!!

Anonymous said...

Cool! Good Job! No one took the chicken exit? ahah. No offense but that looks like when my brother was at military boot camp.ha!

Orchid said...

@wawa it cost RM35 (that's like USD10) per person.

Orchid said...

@clammy hehehe yeah actual pics!!! ;-)

wawa said...

the entrance fee is quite reasonable... i should ask my fwens to try it out...

Rick@NatureEscapes said...

Awesome outdoor outing ... never knew they had such things at Shah Alam ... for more nature outings check out: Nature Escapes KL

Orchid said...

@Danny Foo...let us know when you finally we can check out the pics! :-)


© Blogger Templates| Webtalks | Copyright © 2007-2009 K-popped! Some rights reserved | Powered by Blogger