DESPITE the scorching afternoon sun, a group of media members had a whale of a time when they were taken on a preview of the newly set up Extreme Park at the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park recently.
Led by the theme park’s marketing and public rela- tions teams, the group enjoyed various rides and games at the park.
The media members were divided into groups before the activities began.
Paintball target practice made for an interesting start to the afternoon's programme before the action moved into the War Zone itself.
The participants were taught how to handle the air guns and of course, briefed on safety measures to be taken while on the “battle ground”.
Ducking and hiding behind a barrier, peeping out and wai-ting for an opportune moment to steal a shot at the opponent, the participants found the game exciting till the very end, whether it was their first experience of the combat game or seasoned “warriors”.
The fast and furious jet boats got the adrenaline pumping for the speed lovers.
The skilled park staff members had the passengers hanging on tightly to the boat as they manoevred the vessel in spins and sharp turns.
There was also a kayaking session as well as a slow, calm Swan Ride during which the participants could enjoy the serenity of the lake.
“If you are lucky, you can even see the giant fishes in the lake,” said the theme park’s public relations executive, Ida Chong.
Meanwhile, the all terrain vehicle (ATV) ride was a bumpy but steady experience as the vehicle made its way through high and low lands without much fuss.
Finally, there was a surfing session, during which life- guards from park gave the participants some safety and surfing tips. It was undoubtedly a most satisfying experience for those who enjoyed being in the water.
And, after all that excitement, the fun event ended with a round of refreshments.