Ramadan greetings the 'Spider-Man' way


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 01 Jul 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: For most, a Facebook status to deliver Ramadan greetings would probably have sufficed.

But not for a daredevil local photographer, who scaled the 1 Sentrum tower in KL Sentral on Sunday afternoon to present his greetings for the holy month as awed onlookers watched from below.

The “Spider-Man” was later detained by police after reaching the top of the 33-storey tower at about 3pm.

Speaking to The Star on the condition of anonymity, the photographer said his thrill-seeking hobby began with mountain climbing but claimed he found scaling skyscrapers “safer”.

“I’m used to it, but mountains are dangerous.

“Buildings are easier because their structure is fixed. I can control where I go,” he said.

When asked what would happen if he fell, the man laughingly replied: “Then I die lah! But I am very confident that will not happen.”

Having spent only a few hours the day before to recce the tower, the photographer began scaling its ladder-like facade at about 2.30pm.

He was wearing sandals, a black shirt and pants, and had no harness or safety equipment with him.

All he carried was a portable digital camera mounted to his headband, a Malaysian flag and pieces of paper with Ramadan greetings on them.

His antics did not go unnoticed by the authorities.

When he was halfway up, an auxiliary policeman frantically peered out of one of the windows and asked him to come inside.

A bigger crowd began to gather below, cheering and clapping when the 26-year-old made it to the top of the building and waved the Malaysian flag he had tucked into his pocket.

After that, police detained him and took him to the Travers station, where he was questioned and released at around 3.30am yesterday.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Courts & Crime , spiderman facebook

   

Next In Nation

Covid-19: Parents' concerns grow over suspected cases in two Penang schools, with no confirmation from state health dept
Covid-19: Cases up by 2,551, bringing total to 370,528 (updated daily)
Covid-19 spike continues: 2,551 new cases, Sarawak highest with almost 1,000 cases
Woman burnt by Tinder flame after losing RM2.7mil
Bingkasan quits as Upko information chief, remains in party
Two more schools in Klang Valley closed after Covid-19 cases detected
With open markets turning into Ramadan bazaars, Sabah govt wants strict enforcement
Businessman cheated of over RM150,000 in online investment scam
Suspect who allegedly assaulted bodyguards to be handed over to South Klang police after remand expires
Covid-19: Existing vaccines still effective against UK, South African variants, says Dr Adham

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers