Skydiving And 7 Other Extreme Sports You Could Do In Malaysia

Skydiving? Bungy jumping? Wonder where you can fulfil these adrenaline cravings in Malaysia? Look no further! Scroll down below to find out...

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It is always assumed that extreme activities can only be done outside Malaysia. But did you know that you could do all those activities right here? Skydiving? Bungy jumping? We list it down below...

1. Water Rafting. This popular extreme water sport is available in many parts of Malaysia, notably Perak and Sabah.

Have you heard of Tasik Temengor? It is one of the largest man made lake with an area of 15,200 hectares of water with many interesting rivers. We have recently located a challenging one which will guarantee satisfaction for any rafters or white water enthuthiast.

From the 'Put In' to the 'Put Out' points which covers a distance of about approximately 13 km, there are numerous rapids ranging from Grade 3 to Grade 6 and 2 waterfall (not raftable).The forest lining the river is interesting with many small clear streams flowing into the main river. There is a small community of Orang Asli (Jahai and Temiar) at the lower end of the river.

Padas River is situated in the interior of southwestern part of Kota Kinabalu that is only accessible by train (used since the late 19th century in Borneo). Basically, this trip will give you two experiences advantages -

1) Excursion of Class III-IV river,
2) A uniquely ride in an antique train.

The adrenaline rush excursion covers a distance of 9km of this rather muddy 200 km river that holds 7 exciting and tough rapids! These rapid carries amusing names such as Merry-Go-Round Rapid, Break Point Rapid, Scooby Doo Rapid, Cobra Rapid, Curve Rapid, Lambada Rapid and Head Hunter Rapid. Each rapid will give you the feel of the motion as what the name means.

2. Rock Climbing. If you're looking for an outdoor rock climbing experience, head on down to Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur or if you prefer something indoors, there's Camp 5 in Petaling Jaya

The main region of climbing in Malaysia is in city Kuala Lumpur Batu Caves and Bukit Takun. Batu Caves is a huge limestone outcrop and currently the main region for Rock Climbing around Kuala Lumpur, hosting 8 crags and a total of about 170 routes,These climbing routes are easily accessed as most crags start from ground level. It's the perfect haven for new climbers aspiring to their first experience of climbing natural rock . Batu Caves got its name from the famous cave system hosting one of the most important Indian Temples in South East Asia and situated approximately 13 kilometers (8.1 mi) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Indoor rock climbing is a great way to exercise, get in shape and have fun while you’re at it, without having to brave the heat. The Camp5 Climbing Gym at 1 Utama Shopping Centre is perfect for first timers and professionals looking to stay sharp. Experience a state-of-the-art indoor climbing facility along with a 270 degree panoramic city view, a relaxing cafe, and a specialist climbing Proshop. All Camp5 climbing walls meets UIAA and EN Standards, so you can be sure to have a safe time. - See more at:

3. Ziplining. Want to experience the world's longest island zipline? Look no further to Pulau Sapi, located in Kota Kinabalu. If that's not enough, Malaysia is home to the longest zipline in SouthEast Asia measuring 530 metres at Bukit Tinggi!

Sabah now has the world’s longest island zip line the bigger-scale version of the flying fox that enables users to cruise from the top to the bottom of a cable attached to a moving pulley that will give thrill seekers of literally sailing from the air from one island to another at the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

Colmar Tropicale Adven-ture Park in Bukit Tinggi, Pahang has made it into the Malaysia Book of Records for having the longest single zip-line in South-East Asia, measuring 530m.

4. All Terrain Vehicles (ATV). Malaysia has one of the best trails for ATVs to roam. Explore what the country has to offer in Hulu Kelang or Desa WaterPark in KL.

ATV Fun Adventure Marketing is incorporated on 24th July 2006 by En. Mas Fadzillah Khan bin Ali. Having more than 20 years motoring experience, set up the business with 7 bikes, increased to 80 units in early 2013. Located in the heart of the city at Kg. Kemensah, Hulu Kelang, Kuala Lumpur, ATV Adventure Park, the largest of its kind in Malaysia, offer various jungle trails for outdoor enthusiasts and all-terrain riders. ATV Fun Adventure Marketing is an AP Holder and sole distributor in Malaysia for ATV E-ton models from Taiwan.

Desa WaterPark is a family entertainment part that boasts of an exciting variety of water rides and slides. It also houses the longest Master Blaster in Asia the “Thunderbolt”. Take it to the extreme when you ride the ATV, swing on the flying fox and shoot arrows at the archery arena..all in our brand new Extreme Park!

5. Zorbing. Yes, you can zorb in Malaysia! The sport where you roll down hills in giant balls can be done in Taman Tasik Tititwangsa or Serdang

Fancy rolling down a hill inside a gigantic 3-meter inflatable ball? Fall head over heels with this extreme sport—literally over and over again! Choose from any one of these 3 orbing options— Orbing Downhill Dry Ride, Orbing Downhill Wet / Hydro Ride or the Orbing Hamster Roll. Locations to try out this unique experience include: Titiwangsa Lake, Kuala Lumpur, The Heritage Village, Seri Kembangan, The Cruise Tasik Putrajaya and The MAEPS (Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang). Do bear in mind that the minimum height for the Downhill Ride is 140cm and maximum weight is 160kg for 2 people in the Orb. Other than that, get ready to get rolling, rolling, rolling!

A fun, family-friendly recreational activity, zorbing is a bizarre experience where you get to roll inside an inflated, transparent plastic ball (about 10ft in diameter) called an orb. Also called orbing, globe-riding and sphere-ing, the ‘sport’ comes in two varieties (dry and wet orbing) and takes place at MAEPS, Serdang – beside the Serdang hospital.

6. Bungy Jumping. Forget New Zealand, why travel so far when you can do it in Sunway Theme Park? Jump from a height of 22 metres, the equivalent height of a 9-storey building!

Located in the extreme park section, over the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world (428 m/1404 ft long), one of the most amazing experiences await the courageous ones for a free fall jump. The platform is at an elevation of 22 m/72 ft high, about the height of an eight to nine stores building. The length of the bungee cord is a 5.5 m/18 ft long one, capable to stretch out about four times its length.

7. Skydiving. Yes, skydiving is possible in Malaysia. It is only available in Segamat, Johor or Taiping, Perak due to regulations. One has to make prior arrangements with the Kuala Lumpur Skydiving Association to book a skydive session.

The Kuala Lumpur Skydiving Association is the only registered skydiving club in Malaysia. Established in 1980, it has successfully trained and fulfilled the dreams of thousands of Malaysian civilians as well as foreigners. With the limited number of aircrafts available for the sport, we have to start beginners on static-line jumps and later progressing them to freefall. In a static-line jump, the parachute will open automatically within 3 seconds after the jumper exit the aircraft. This is made possible by a static-line that pulls the pin to open the harness container to release the parachute.

Due to the limited airspace, we are only allowed to skydive at either Segamat in Johore or in Taiping, Perak. These 2 places is about 2-3 hours from the city. The permit issued by the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia allows us to jump only on weekends.

8. Flyboarding. A relatively new sport, this activity involves the use water propulsion to give the user the ability to "fly" over water. Just imagine being like the Green Goblin in Putrajaya!

The Flyboard is the newest extreme sport! It is an accessory that attaches to a PWC (Personal Watercraft) which gives the Flyboard propulsion through air and water. The propulsion is routed through the primary nozzle that attaches to the feet of the Flyboard user. Despite its intuitive use, the Flyboard is none the less an extreme sports gear to practice with great vigilance.

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