In our May issue, The Time Out KL team found and tried 65 ways to get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping, all sorted to take you from zero to hero. Here's a special sneak peek at just what the magazine has in store for you.
If you played rough as a kid (or adult), this stuff will be nothing more than a game of playground tag to you
The Segway is a funny looking device, with two wheels side by side, handlebars in front of you and an on/off button. To move forward or back, you lean forward or back. To move left or right, you move the handlebars accordingly. That’s it. The average training time required is 90 seconds. Yes, in one and a half minutes you’ll be competent to use a Segway in a guided tour around Lake Gardens for an hour, which is precisely what SegKL offers. This touristy alternative to seeing the sights is more fun than you might think as mastering this self-balancing transporter is easy and it can go up to 20km per hour. Not terribly scary but good, gentle fun. SegKL Entrance of the National Museum, Jalan Damansara, KL (03 2782 6903/segkl.com). RM89.
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You haven’t reached the pinnacle of bravado yet but there is at least one adventure-seeking bone in your body
Ten seconds - that was all it took to scooch five storeys down this 50m long slide. Constructed from German engineering technology, the LeX Slide - also the tallest indoor slide in the world - gave us a slight headrush, probably because of its towering spiral. We sat on a cotton mat and crossed our hands against our chest. The feeling? Just imagine you’re driving 140mph in a tunnel. And before adrenaline kicks in, you’ve already reached the bottom of the slide. Lifestyle Electronics Experiential (LEX) 2nd Floor, Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang Jaya (03 5022 2777). RM12 per person, RM45 for five people.
Here you are at the summit of Mount Foolhardiness. It’s a long fall from here, but you like it like that, don’t you?
It strikes us that when a person outfits themselves in a black wetsuit to swim with the sharks, they much resemble a seal, the favourite food of sharks. Surely, there’s something wrong with this picture? So, as an addition to the shark diving activity that they provide, Aquaria KLCC unveils ‘Cage Rage’, the latest thrill for adrenaline junkies. Daredevils are lowered into an aluminium cage while the carnivores circle just inches away. So there’s no confusion, they won’t be nipping at your seallike suit, but you will witness sting rays below and curious moray eels wandering into the cage. Aquaria KLCC Concourse level, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, KL (03 2333 1973/ www.aquariaklcc.com). RM189.
Want to know what the 62 other extreme sports are? Pick up a copy of our May issue out now at newsstands for RM6.90.
Every reader also gets a coupon for free Fish & Chips worth RM15.90 from The Manhattan Fish Market, so get yours today.