Monday, 22 February 2010

SKYTREX ADVENTURE: TAMAN PERTANIAN MALAYSIA


21 February 2010.... "Dont forget tomorrow, we are gathering first before the Sky Trek at 10am for a breakfast picnic at the Taman Pertanian, Bukit Bandaraya..." reads my Blackberry Chat message from Rose Emini Pahamin. "Err.. Sh@@t... Did I confirm and RSVP to participate?" I thought to myself. I remember replying  'Not sure' last month when everybody was planning.



It turn out there were two cancellations and we were 'automatically' slotted in...  and here we are at the Taman Pertanian at Shah Alam at 10:15am.

I did not have a clue who were suppose to be here, but I reckon the normal crowd, Dr Malek Aziz, Farhanah Bamadhaj, Rose Emini (of course), Nyna Mohsen, Ili Liyana Baharon etc etc would be here for sure.....


As we enter, we had to pay RM1 for car park, and RM3.00 for entrance fee as well as register with the Ranger before we were allowed inside.

We took a Vehicle-Pass to drive-in... without it, we will have to leave the car at the car park area and take the shuttle bus in.



Shortly later, everybody else arrived... 29 of them!!! It was suppose to be 30... but SomeOne cancelled on the last minute!! Dont we just hate party spoilers... 









Its a good start and everything seemed well organised with even a stall booked for our picnic.

Those in the group includes, (1) Dr Malek Aziz, (2) Farhanah Bamadhaj, (3) Lizza Abdul Rahim, (4) Farrah Vivien Racquet, (5) Ilyanna Ayob, Audrey, (6) Rose Emini Pahamin, (7) Suriana Saiful, (8) Ili Liyana Baharon, (9) Peggy Hoegh, (10) Shobha Bala, (11) Shammy Ooi, (13) Wai-Yee Chan (14) RJ Vinod,

(15) Tricia Especkerman, (16) Shamil Tan, (17) Faizal Ariff Abdullah, (18) Vivien Luyen Ow, (19) Lilian Lim, (20) Tomi Soetjipto, (21) Amy Ho, (22) Natassya Lee, (23) Chun SSJ, (23) Fazura Nur Jaafar, (24) Mohd Danial Ismail, (25) Nawal Aini Zulkifli, (27) Nyna Mohsen, (28)  (29) Armin Baniaz Pahamin, (30) Suloshini Jahanath (FFK)


As we were about to settle in, Shammy Ooi gave us a form to sign... its a form that say, if we die or injured..Dont blame anybody else but us..!! a typical disclaimer form.



After signing the 'I-will-blame-myself-and-not-you' form, we eat, eat and eat......... There were homecook chicken curry puff, potato puff, NASI LEMAK, hotdog, Sardine sandwhich, Tuna Sandwhich, Butter cookies, Sponge Cake.. and many more desserts and varieties...






....and of course, this women does not waste time... and eat!! then blame Bootcamp for not losing weight!!












and there was a SURPRISE...... Its SHAMMY OOI & ILI LIYANA BAHARON BIRTHDAY... 

Happy Birthday to you;
Happy Birthday to you;
Happy Birthday to Shammy & Ili...
Happy Birthday to both of you!!!!

After the food.. and singing birthday song, its time to Rawk.........


Peggy Hoegh came all 
the way from Singapore....  
We walked to the SkyTrek registration counter when we were briefed of the safety measure... and to buy Gloves!!

While at the Skytrek counter.......... we bumped into Cynthia Gan SSJ!! "I burned 900 Calories doing the Sky trax today" screamed Cynthia... and we were like ... Wowwww... this is great!!!





We also meet Suanie... from PJ Bootcampers. She had just completed the Extreme Challenge.. "How was it?" I asked in anticipation of as good response as Cynthia...

Suanie replied in a not so discouraging look, "Bloody tough, its Shit!!"

I was............. haaa... really?




Infact........ the whole bunch of PJ Bootcampers were here too... including The bubbly and jovial Bev Tee.. Kevin, Hafiz, Hong Sze, Tracy, Tate, Kenny, Lai Kin, Sue Ping, Kelly, Becky, Joan, Elain, Sashi, etc etc.........







Tomi Soetjipto, Nyna Mohsen, Suriana Saiful, Natassya Lee, Shammy Ooi, Rose Emini Pahamin...









Our whole team members except for Suloshini Jahanath and Danial Ismail... 



After the safety briefing at the Sky Trax counter, we went to another check-point to wear the climbing gear....

The gear was compulsory and must be worn by all participants.




Wearing the gear was not easy... The Sky trax officials assisted and ensure that the gear was properly worn.










we are now all GEARED-UP ready to RUMBLE.................

We then walked to another Check-Point for another briefing............ the Third briefing!!!! half a day on briefing.......

First Check-Point/briefing was on safety.. dont wear cotton gloves..

Second Check-point/briefing was on wearing the climbing gear



Now Third briefing is on Climbing... probably the most important brief..

Instructor: It is important for anybody to remember.. that doing the Fire fly... eh... Firefox... no no.. flying fox..THERE IS NO BRAKE!!!!!

and DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BREAK!!!



If you need help, just scream!! Your life is in the hand of theis device on the right..>


After the third briefing.. we all gathered at the STARTING POINT...

and reality finally kicked-in!!! To start the journey.... we had to climbed 30 feet up!!!!


Half way through the climb, I thought to myself........... Blood hell!!! WTF am I doing.... I would have preferred the walk and stroll around the park... but this!!! and started reading all the Quran verses in my heart!! It was really a scary start!!!




But some people can still smile!! though I know deep down, somebody is pissing the pant!!

 There are various advantages and disadvantages of being the photographer....

The advantages includes photo-shooting the candid pictures and during climbing, lots of asses of different shapes and sizes... but had to be censored due to the 'U' or Universal rating of the blog...

The major disadvantage is .... there are less pictures of me!!!


I am on top of the world!!! err.. ok, on top of the tree... the scenery was scary.. everybody look so small!!



At the top......... we fly... like a fox!!! FLYING FOX..... and thats Dr Malek Aziz... in style!!





Somewhere up in the sky.........


This one below was the SCARIEST OBSTACLE of all the downstinking heights.... I've never felt the sudden surge of Adrenaline rush.......... until now!! I nw realize.. that I am not a big fan of height!



Natassya lee & Shobha Bala smiling for the camera, whilst all the muscles & vein popped out from Faizal Ariff's arm as he held on tight to the cable...............


Here I am trying to figure out which cable was meant for what... until Amy Ho SCREAMED... OOIIIII FASTER LAR...... ok ok....... ready or not.. (not that I have a choice) here I go..............


Well I was not the only one confuse with the long, short, fat, thin cables....












Notice the height of the tree in below pictures... There were two platform and the highest of the two platform was not the highest  point during the obstacle, there are many other platform that is higher...




A close-up view of the higher platform... Its Faizal Ariff and Natassya Lee.....








And here is another same view from far...  at one point, I had to force my grip away from gripping... The hand was like... glued to the cable.



Another close-up view from very far..... Aaaa Its Nawal Aini pretending to be brave (again)... Faizal... was short of hugging the tree...










And a close of view of another platform high up in the sky.......... was Amy Ho and Lizza Abdul Rahim...

The "Net" below is know as the Chicken-Exit... for those that wants to chicken out.. there were a few exits prepared that led straight down to the ground.. Err.. it did cross my mind.. but had to think twice especially with DBK shobha in the house!!!



The above is a taller and higher platform... we had to climb down 20 feet below... Complete madness.....

A closer-view of those at the higher platform.. Its Vivien Luyen Ow, Farrah Vivien Racquet and Ili Liyana Baharon. 







After a failed attempt to be Indiana Jone.... we completed the course in... errr approximately 2 hours.... and the happiest person to be alive.. was Lizza Abdul Rahim.... after me! 


We gathered back at our Picnic area.... where we continue to eat, and eat.... and camwhore


Faizal gulped a whole tank of water instead of eating..... diet ?


Some of us just 'Cangkung' sat thinking.. what did I just do...? still cant believe they became tarzan for 2 hours..........


Danial Ismail........ is that a crying or laughing face... and being speechless and in complete silent up on the trees, he finally broke silent......


thats it........... the end of our adventure........... Although freaky, scary and totally mad attempt, I had the best time discovering my 'love' for heights............ FUNTABULOUS EXPERIENCE!!


and its time to bid farewell to the Sky Trek.........


Should I come back for the next level Xtreme Challenge.................


highly unlikely...................... Its too crazy? 


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2 comments:

  1. I scare of the high , but I wish to go there :-) !!! it looks so fun and challenge ..............

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  2. u guys rock! and yes u must finish extreme challenge after big thrill!! barulah kesyiokan yang terunggul!!!

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