Daring leap at KL Tower

Over 140 daredevils from around the world took a daring leap of faith over the weekend at the KL Tower International Jump event.

Against the skyline of the Malaysian capital, these base jumpers leapt off the tower's 300m-high sky deck, free-falling for three seconds before opening their parachutes at the last minute.

Organisers of the event gave visitors a chance to get close to the action by allowing them to view the jumps from the sky deck, and even while sitting at the edge of the tower with a safety harness.

The extreme sports event was initially organised in conjunction with KL Tower's third anniversary celebration in 1999, but has since become an annual affair.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2018, with the headline 'Daring leap at KL Tower'. Print Edition | Subscribe