Extreme sports activities a hit with thrill seekers in Alor Setar

Fearless: International Islamic University Malaysia graduate Zulhusni Aminudin trying the Dropzone activity while wearing his convocation robes at Menara Alor Setar. — Bernama

ALOR SETAR: Extreme sports enthusiasts may have good reasons to visit Menara Alor Setar now that it has launched a new attraction called the Dropzone & Snap-Sky.

Menara Kuala Lumpur Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Ainol Shaharina Sahar said that since the start of its operations in April, the attraction had drawn an encouraging response, especially from fans of extreme sports who wanted to challenge themselves and get an adrenaline rush.

“For this activity, participants will be taken to the release point at a height of 105m of the tower before using a safety harness.

“For the Dropzone activity, participants can enjoy the view of the city (Alor Setar) while being suspended in the air before descending to the tower square.

“For Snap-Sky, participants can walk and sit on the platform while taking pictures. They do not need to worry as the safety aspect is very important and 10 trained people from the Kedah Climbing Sports Association will take care of their safety,” she said after the opening ceremony of Dropzone & Snap-Sky at Menara Alor Setar here yesterday.

She said those interested in trying this activity could buy tickets at the tower’s counter, which operates from 10am to 10pm.

“Participants can choose to do this activity in the morning or at night, but this will depend on weather conditions. For example, the activity will not go on for safety reasons if it rains. Those who wish to try these activities must also be over 90cm tall.

“In conjunction with Menara Alor Setar’s 25th anniversary, the tower authorities are offering a special price for Malaysian citizens until Aug 31.

“For the Dropzone, the promotional price is RM99 compared with the original price of RM129, while the Snap-Sky’s promotional price is RM25 compared with the original price of RM30,” she added.

Ainon Shaharina said 120 people had tried both activities since April. — Bernama

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