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What are extreme sports without speed, excitement and muscle aches at the end of it all. For all you daredevils and adrenaline junkies out there, if you crave for some hot-blooded, adrenaline-pumping activities to quench your thirst for thrills, this is the list for you!
#1 Water Rafting
This water sport is available in many parts of Malaysia with different classes (ranging from safe to life threatening). Sungai Gopeng and Slim River are go-to spots for casual rafters, suitable for many including beginners.
For hardcore rafters, Sungai Singor is the place to be. It lies on the border of Perak and Kelantan and flows through the untouched rainforest. Due to the length of the river, most expeditions provide a 3 days 2 nights offer, ensuring an exhausting yet worthwhile rafting experience.
Often, rafters will reach out to companies which provide such expedition. Oxbold is among the many in Malaysia. They provide all sorts of services for various extreme sports with attractive packages at a reasonable cost.
|Address(HQ)||C/O Gate C of De Rhu Beach Resort, 152, Sungai Karang, Beserah, Pantai Balok, 26100 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia|
#2 Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is only for the fearless and the strong. It requires massive amounts of upper body strength and even stronger fingers.
Batu Caves is a hotspot for rock climbing aside from being a spiritual grounds for Hindus. It has 8 crags starting from the ground and about 170 routes available – perfect for newbies willing to give rock climbing a try.
However, due to KL’s unpredictable weather conditions, you can always head to Camp 5, Petaling Jaya for an indoor rock climbing experience.
In contrast to Batu Caves, Camp 5 is located in an enclosed environment, specifically, on the 5th floor of 1 Utama Shopping Centre. It is the largest climbing gym in Asia standing at 24m high and is fully air-conditioned. The gym also offers a 270-degree panoramic view of the city, a café and a climbing workshop.
It has 400 boulders, lead routes and top ropes, suited for all, ranging from beginners to advanced. Routes are altered and changed every 3 – 6 months, keeping things fresh and challenging.
|Address||EZ501, 1Utama Shopping Center, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, 47800, Selangor, Malaysia.|
|Tel||03-77260410 / 03-77260420|
Popular Bus Routes to 1 Utama
|Bus from Singapore to One Utama||From RM68|
|Bus from Penang to One Utama||From RM30|
Zorbing is a fun recreational activity with a dash of dizziness. It does not require any skill, physical strength or technique, just some safety instructions and you’re ready to roll – pun intended.
Zorbing is basically strapping yourself inside a large ball and rolling down a hill. Every ball has a maximum capacity of 2 people and an interior padding, protecting those within it as the rolling begins.
One place that you could engage in this fun filled activity is at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), covering a wide 368 acres of land, with a perfect mix of building and nature, bringing out the beauty of the landscapes.
|Address||MAEPS Secretariat Building MARDI Headquarters, 43400 Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia|
Soar through the skies like the Green Goblin with flyboarding.
This unique sporting experience involves attaching a PWC (Personal Water Craft) which propels the Flyboard into the air, with the use of air and water. As costly as it may be, flyboarding is rare in the Southeast Asean region – Malaysia included, hence justifiable with the amount paid.
|Address||1, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia|
Popular Bus Routes to Putrajaya
|Bus from Johor Bahru to Putrajaya||From RM31|
|Bus from Penang to Putrajaya||From RM42|
|Bus from Ipoh to Putrajaya||From RM25|
#5 All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)
ATV allows you to trailblaze across rough terrains and lush greenery of Malaysian forests. Should you decide to engage in this extreme sport, it is best to pack some extra clothes and prepare to get dirty, especially if you’re riding after a heavy downpour.
ATV Adventure Park is the largest of its kind in Malaysia, offering many trails and routes. Exhausting yet thrilling, it provides a new experience of riding through the forest.
|Address||Ulu Klang, Selangor, Kampung Kemensah, 68000, Malaysia|
#6 Bungee Jumping
Bungee jumping is not for the faint hearted. On the contrary, it ranks among the most thrilling and exciting extreme activities around. Only a few activities are capable of inducing killer amounts of adrenaline gushing effects.
Those willing to take a leap of faith can make their way to the Extreme Park of Sunway Lagoon. Pricing are as follows:
|Child (12 years old and below)||RM160|
|Adult (13 years old and above)||RM190|
|Senior Citizen (60 years old and above)||RM160|
*Terms and conditions apply
|Address||Sunway Lagoon, 3 Jalan PJS 11/11, 46150, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Bandar Sunway, 46150|
|Tel||+603 5639 0000|
#7 Wake Boarding
Wakeboarding is simply skateboarding on water, minus the kickflips and rail grinds. You simply surf across the surface of the water behind a speeding motorboat.
The sport is relatively young in Malaysia albeit garnering momentum amongst adrenaline seekers and those who love the waters.
There are various places you could go to try this wet and wild sport. Among them include The Mines (Philea Mines Beach Resort) and Putrajaya.
|Address||Jalan Dulang, Mines Wellness City, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor|
|Tel||+603 – 8322 6623|