It wasn't until we booked a flight to Macau to chill, that we thought of doing the bungee, since the Highest Bungee is located there.
I felt excited and nervous at the same time. I became sleepless for some nights just thinking about it and the more imagine myself jumping from that high tower, the more I became anxious. Few weeks before, I even thought about canceling the booking for bungee. But heck! I managed to get my guts back.
After partying in Hong Kong, took the ferry to Macau and scheduled for 4pm jump the next day.
OFF TO THE TOWER:
Macau tower measures 388 m ( 1,109 ft) in height from ground level to the highest point.
On the way to the tower my heart started beating fast, my knees started trembling but mind over matter worked.
AT THE TOWER:
After the registration and paying non refundable $$$, took to the elevator to 61st floor. The jump off point is 233 meters high ( 764 ft) S** here we go !!
It was overwhelming!!!
After registration, the crew assisted us to wear the harness and was weighed a couple of times. We were then asked to sit down and wait for our turn. Some people were already jumping in the platform and i just wanted to be next so i can get it over and done with! I was just already too excited and scared!
One crew handed us can of beers. lol. That helped a bit.
AT THE PLATFORM:
We were then asked to go to the platform for our turn. Thanks to the background music being played, it made me feel upbeat. While waiting and chatting with the crew, they kept joking that it may be the last time they'll see me. Honestly, you will not think about dying, you're just anxious about the process.
Then the guy before me did his jump. Whew! He screamed really good. haha
I was asked now to sit down so they can get me ready. I remember asking the crew, who's harnessing me up and how many times he has done it. He said about 100. Phew! at least he knows what he's doing and I'm safe. :-)
ON THE LEDGE:
The crew asked me to move forward to the ledge and I was still joking with them. Laughing.
Everything just sinked in my mind when they attached the rope to the harness on my feet. It felt heavy and I felt being pulled down. That's when I started getting really scared.
My smile faded and my knees started trembling. The crew asked me to waive here and there for the camera but my mind just totally blacked out of what's happening. Darn what did I get myself into??! Clearly there's no turning back with the non-refundable $$$ and my pride commitment. The crew told me not to think too much of the jump and think of something else and so I did. I was ready! Pfffffffff!!!
The crew started counting and I was about to jump then was stopped because their radio was not on. Pfff!
Finally the real counting began and without hesitation I just let myself fall. It was the scariest thing I have ever felt in my life. I screamed on the top of my lungs as gravity pulled me down as soon as I jumped. The 6 seconds free fall felt like forever!!! I was expecting a bit of a rush and I'm down there but it was like falling in slow motion.
As the rope pulled me back for the rebound, I knew that's the end of the jump. I just started laughing and shouting because I couldn't believe I did something like this shit. The excitement, sleepless nights, anxiety and adrenaline rush.. ahhh it was an overwhelming, indescribable amazing feeling!
At the end of the jump I was left upside down. I had difficulty releasing the strap to put me upright because I didn't have much energy left but finally I did.
This really scared the shit out of me! My knees were still trembling when I was on the ground. I had to do go up again to the tower to get my stuffs and meet with others. We were all feeling great as we chatted about our experience.
After the jump all I wanted to do was go to a bar and drink to celebrate my guts!!
Headed to the pool after, had champagne and went to a bar to party then Casino.
I'd say just give it a try!
* Visit ajhackett.com/macau for more info If you wanna do the jump. It is expensive but it's really worth your $$$.
Here's the video of the jump. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijM7tSuCqsA
I screamed like a dying pig! hahahhha