KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The KL Tower International Jump 2014 will for the first time feature a crane jump act, a spine-tingling stunt which features highly trained international jumpers who will jump from a crane that will be installed at a height of 312 metres.
The crane jump act is among many attractions that will be held from Sept 26to 29, at the KL Tower with more than 100 local and international jumpers taking part.
KL Tower Chief Executive Officer, Meor Shahril Anuar said the prestigious and internationally-acclaimed extreme sports was aimed at offering Building, Antenna, Span and Earth (Base) jump enthusiasts an opportunity to jump off the KL Tower.
“Having this event held here in Malaysia on an annual basis will indirectly put Malaysia on the local and international tourism map while enticing people to be acquainted with this risky sport,” he told reporters after the launch yesterday.
Meor added that the participants were selected based on certain criteria that need to be observed in order to be a part of this event, mainly as a safety precaution.
“We have to make sure that the jumpers have already jumped 100 times or more (skydive), only then they are allowed. We are not talking about people who want to try this for the first time, but those who have experience and professional jumpers,” he said.
At 421m, the KL Tower is the seventh tallest telecommunication tower in the world and the tallest in South East Asia and the BASE jump was first organised to celebrate Menara Kuala Lumpur’s third anniversary.
Since then, it has become an annual event for Menara Kuala Lumpur and has been listed in the Malaysia Book of Records as the first Base jump event in Malaysia.