Daredevils hungry for a new thrill should head across the Causeway for Dinner In The Sky Malaysia in Johor Baru.
Located in a carpark lot overlooking Puteri Harbour in Nusajaya, the event seats 22 guests at a table hoisted 40 to 45m above the ground by 180-tonne crane. All guests are securely belted up in chairs that look like those found on a roller coaster.
Two chefs who are strapped into harnesses work in the middle of the table. They plate and serve the pre-cooked dishes during the hour-long four-course meal prepared by Tosca Trattoria Italiana of DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru.
Two safety officers are also on board during the meal to monitor the wind conditions and give instructions to the ground crew to move the crane periodically, so all guests can equally enjoy the view of Puteri Harbour.
The menu includes green pea and basil soup with truffle cream and braised wagyu beef cheek with gaufrette potato and baby spinach.
Dinner In The Sky Malaysia runs till June 19, with up to four one-hour dinners daily. A seat costs RM599 ($203) from Monday to Thursday and RM699 from Friday to Sunday.
Some 90 per cent of the tickets have been sold, says the organiser, Malaysian events company 2Spicy Entertainment, which had held the event in Kuala Lumpur last August and in Penang in February this year.
Created in Belgium in 2006, Dinner In The Sky has been to 45 cities around the world.
For more information, go to dinnerinthesky.my.