Not for the faint-hearted

A Base jumper in mid-flight during the Kuala Lumpur Tower International Jump in Malaysia's capital on Monday.

More than 100 Base (which stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: building, antenna, span, and earth) jumpers took part in the annual extreme sports event, which ended on Monday and was being held for the 16th year.

The daredevils, from 20 countries, threw themselves off the 300m-high KL Tower with a parachute, some doing backflips during their free fall.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 05, 2016, with the headline 'Not for the faint-hearted'. Print Edition | Subscribe