36 hours in penang (part III)

...continued from previous entry.

Do you have a list of things that you wish to do before you die? I do. One of the things on my list is to fly on a parachute. Free as a bird. With the wind blowing against my face. While admiring the scenery from way up high. Lovely.

So when Fad came out with the idea to do parasailing (flying on a parachute with a long rope tied to a speedboat), I immediately agreed. Kak Azie had some reservations. She wanted us to do it first. If she felt confident, she would do it later. Farah? She’s scared of height. She won’t even sit by the window in an airplane. You want her to parasail? Not in a million years. So she was left alone in the room doing her work while we went to the beach to fly!


First up was Fad. Malaysia boleh!


Since none of us knew how to control a parachute, we requested to fly with an instructor.


Parachute ready...


...and off she went!


Up, up, and away!


While waiting for Fad to return, I got ready with the harness.

I asked the instructor if I could bring Red Baby with me. He said yes, but at my own risk. Awesome! I couldn’t possibly miss the chance of taking photos from the sky! The instructor tied Red Baby to my safety vest. “Wait till you go high up. Then you can take your hands off the parachute and take photos,” he said. Yippie!

So how was the view from up there?


Surreal! That was the boat that pulled me. So far down!


Captured this beautiful sight of Batu Feringghi beach from above the sea.

You think I would be satisfied with just pictures? No.. no.. no.. I took a video too! But before you watch it, please be warned that the strong wind made me look like a mess. Jangan pengsan okay.



I told you the view was amazing!

After I landed, Kak Azie was forced to fly as well. She was still contemplating.. yes.. no.. yes.. no.. but none of us bothered. The instructors went ahead and tied the harness onto her. Tau2 je dah kena ikat kat payung. So nak tak nak naik je laa :-D


Just look at her face. Cuak habis!


Yeay! Kak Azie flew! She was the one on the left.


And she safely landed too! Best kan Kak Azie? Tak takut pun kan?

Maka sudah tercapai cita2 saya nak naik payung terjun. Even though it was nowhere close to those done by skydivers or paratroopers, it surely was fun! Kalau nak lagi adventurous sampai terjun dari helikopter bagai.. sila pergi berguru dengan Gembala Harimau or Baba Firas ye.. baru tau langit tu tinggi ke rendah.


Bravas chicas! We did it!

Almost check out time. Got to pack our stuffs. But no, not going home just yet. Still had lots to explore in Penang!

To be continued...

21 comments:

~jeet~ said...

i want to do bungee jumping before i die ;) tak kisah la even when i turn 40 or 50, insyaallah i akan try jugak..hehehe....

best nye!!!

JaJa'Z said...

ahh!!! mencik mencik....jelesnya...akak tau ada parasail kat situ..tapi tak pernah la plak nak cuba kan..lagi pun akak ni mau pk beribu kali kot..sebab dasar gayat punya olang...heheh

JaJa'Z said...

eh, lupa plak nak komen pasal videoa..heheh..akak kompius ni..tu muka excited or muka tak tahan nak memerut tu? hehhehe

dieya said...

jeet,
i wanna do it too!!! dulu masa gi NZ tak terbuat coz takde geng. nanti if u wanna do it wherever/whenever let me know k!

k jaja,
jom buat jom! tak takut laa k jaja, pasal terbang ngan instructor. takyah buat apa pun, dok relax jek.
muahahaha muka tak tau nak kata apa coz tak sangka impian dah tercapai :-D
plus angin kuat so nak buka mata pun susah.. tudung pun berserabut habis!

Zuraida said...

dieya,

I don't know how u manage to maintain cool atas tu, kalau i dah kena panic attack dah kot. hahahah!

Akmalhazwan said...

nampak best!!
brape kena skali naik?

cik selamah kundang said...

langsung tak penah try.sebb sangat gayat dgn ketinggian.huhuhu.tp hebat gk boleh pegang kamera tak jatuh.angin tak kuat?

Siti Roffini said...

Hi Dieya,
Let me guess. Next on your list would be free fall, right? You should have been a fighter pilot.

-farahsu- said...

dieya..ko kate aku not in million years ye..ko jgn tau..ni aku tgh usaha counter fear..lepas ni segala jenis 'jump' ke 'fly' ke, 'sail' ke dan sewaktu dgnnye aku akan buat tanpa rasa ragu2 dlm hati hahahahaha...

Mamamya said...

uiksss...syoknya dapat 'terbang' yer...klu akak ler..mmg idok ler nak naik menda tu...biarlah en.suami jer yg terjun sana sini....

p/s: en.suami dah x sabo nak balik ke PULPAK..but i said NO!!! ( kata2 yg x blh di terima pakai pun....huhhh..sedih tau)

Kak Nora said...

Brave girl you! memang tahan lasak!

dieya said...

zu,
height has never been an issue to me (walaupun body tak berapa nak tinggi.. hahaha) so i totaly enjoyed the entire thing!

akmal,
best sangat! kalau buat parasailing je RM 60. kalau amik package parasailing + banana boat + jet ski i think it's abt RM 120++ camtu. i buat parasailing je coz taknak basah.

csk,
try laa sekali, best! red baby dah kena ikat kat safety jacket so selamat sejahtera naik ke atas and turun balik. angin kuat, tuh yg muka smememeh dlm video :-D

farah,
bagus2! pasnih kita gi bungee jump okay? cepat2 buat fear factor!

k lieya,
alaaa k lieya, tak syok laa terjun sorg. terjun laa sama2 ngan tuan kmdo, baru jadi mcm titanic u jump i jump gitu :-D
p.s.: wahhh ye ke? hahaha baru nak tanya boleh ke kata no.. bukan commando = command + do.. so dah kena command, do je laa ye tak ;-)
anyway good luck 2 u! kalau k lieya jd pindah melaka nnt dieya balik kg bleh jumpa :-)

dieya said...

aunty siti,
sorry ter-skip your comment ^_^
welcome back!!! miss u! yeah, freefall it is. perhaps i'll start with bungee jump, see how it's like. then only graduate to skydiving.
fighter jet? that's a thought.. hahaha.. have to berguru with xnuripilot then :-D

aunty nora,
thank you! aunty pun boleh naik tau! it's not like you hv to do anything coz the instructor flies with you. just enjoy the view :-)

Munirah Ismail said...

eee..scary x sis?huuuu..tgk entry nih kita lak kecut perut..:S

dieya said...

munirah,
tak scary langsung laa.. seriously, very peaceful up there. relaxing. best tau!

Maya Marisa said...

Dieya,
way to go chica! pasni white water rafting jommm hehehe or flying fox ker... i dah takde kaki...my frens since dah jadi makX2 orang nie, suddenly sudah bertukar angin pulak.

bungee jump? hehehe bila u & jeet dah try nnti, bole ler kita exchange story pulak yea...
p/s: taubat ler i nak lompat lagi..one time enough.

dieya said...

maya,
jom white water rafting!!! flying fox i dah try, siap tersangkut kat atas lagi.. kena org bawak 2 tables utk selamatkan i.. hahaha
just one time? jom laa buat lagi, temankan i ngan jeet. boleh kitorg berguru ngan u. bawak cha cha skali eh!

Ijannina said...

Oh my God you took pics from above!!! So brave, kite sangat gayat okehhh (dulu time sek berani wat bungy jmpng-tp skrang dh jd penakut)

dieya said...

mon,
best laa babe! kalau dah pernah buat bungee, parasailing will be a piece of cake for you. takyah buat apa pun, fly and enjoy!

Messy Mummy said...

bravo! bravo! bravo!

cayalah dieya... kalau MM belum tentu nak buat. i dun dare to even dream about it. tabik spring skali!!!

dieya said...

mm,
thank u! *taking a bow, perasan artis sikit :-D*
best laa mm, kena buat ni. tak laju pun. relax je.
*tabik balik kat mm*