THE ASIAN SERIES PT3
If I’m honest bungee jumps are standard practice now after having done 2 of them in New Zealand, Kawarau Bridge and The Nevis! Although being the world’s highest bungee, this one is a different kettle of fish.
TO PUT THIS INTO PERSPECTIVE, THE NEVIS JUMP WHICH IS KNOWN BY MOST AT THE HARDEST IS 100MS LESS!
After the Kawarau Bridge jump (54m) I was told if I had any guts whatsoever that I would have to do the Nevis jump (143m). I’ll be honest and say I preferred the Kawarau as I ended up in the water. You cannot prepare for the feeling of plunging into a river of ice cold water! But it’s apple and oranges here as the Macau Bungee jump was a staggering 233m!
Its only when you get outside that you realise the height you are standing at, you don’t even need to look down as you tower over every other building in the city! Then its all about the wait with nothing else to think about but the highest bungy in the world looming over your head!
Then it’s your turn to step, crawl or get dragged over to the jumping point. I’m not going to try and make this sound more difficult than it was but all I wanted to do was jump, I couldn’t wait!
THE WORLD’S HIGHEST BUNGEE
The guys here aren’t the same as putting the fear into you as back in NZ. They are nothing but nice and if I’m honest the most cheery and smiley set of guys that have ever pushed me off a building!
Because of the height there are 2 ropes you are fixed to either side of the jump line to insure you don’t go anywhere else but straight down!
It’s an incredible feeling and bizarre that it all lasts for only 8 seconds. One disappointing thing is that you get lowered to the bottom and not hoisted up again. For me going back up is all part of the fun and at times has the potential to be more nerve racking that the bungy itself!
Back to Hong Kong, I’ve moved hostels to somewhere closer to the Airport train station and it’s right in the middle of soho, me and Phil couldn’t find where to go for a drink but here it is, shame he’s away now though!
The world’s highest bungee
I think I have pretty much ticked all the boxes in respect to bungy jumping and its true when they say size doesn’t matter! If anyone wants to get high on adrenaline which an entirely unique experience then I can only recommend this!
Anyone who visits Hong Kong for anything more than 3 days must visit Macau, it’s bizarre. Macau is now the gambling capital of the world, beating Vegas 6 fold!! How may you ask, well as its not officially part of China they have special gambling laws and as it is in the middle of Asia it’s in a prime catchment area!
Taiwan tomorrow and hopefully meeting up with an old friend I met in Oz. Click to read.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
This episode is part of The Asian Series. Click to view episode1.
- Do you enjoy bungee jumps?
- Where have you done them?
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