ASIA Travel

Six Base Jumpers Celebrate New Year From Marina Bay Sands

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Send to Friend ASIA Travel Latest Travel News Tuesday, 3 January 2012

[HD videos below] Excited spectators gathered early on New Year’s morning to catch a glimpse of Singapore’s largest-ever Base jumping attempt.

At exactly 8.30am, the first of the Base jumpers swan-dived off the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, 200 meters in the air. The other Base jumpers soon followed in a smooth succession, landing one after the other on a pre-designated landing area on Bayfront Bridge, in an awe-inspiring display of precision and skill to welcome the New Year. The stunt was completed by 8.40am.

The Base jumpers consisted of Marta Empinotti (Brazil), James Pouchert (USA), Jeb Corliss(USA), Anne Helliwell (USA), Amanda Vicharelli (USA) and Brendon Cork (USA). All are professionals in the field of Base jumping, having completed over 6,000 successful jumps in total. They have jumped off some of the most well-known structures in the world, including the Eiffel Tower, Seattle’s Space Needle, Petronas Towers in Malaysia and Christ the Redeemers statue in Rio de Janeiro.

This Base jumping stunt was the brainchild of Omer Mei-Dan, an orthopedic surgeon from Israel, an extreme sports enthusiast and a professional Base jumper himself. Omer successfully executed the world’s first climbing race on a building facade to mark Marina Bay Sands’ opening celebrations on 23 June 2010.

 After this morning’s huge success, he said, “It couldn’t have gone better. This has been one of the most exciting jumps I have organized to date, and to have been able to have the team Base jump off the architectural marvel that is Marina Bay Sands, is a dream come true. All the jumpers are absolutely elated.”

Marina Bay Sands Singapore Horizon Premier Garden View Room - HD

Marina Bay Sands Presidential Suite - HD

See more: Videos

See other recent news regarding: Airlines, Airports, Awards, Flights, Codeshare, FFP, Inflight, Lounges, First Class, Business Class, MICE, GDS, Rewards, Miles, Hotels, Apartments, Promotions, Spas, Yoga, Retreat, New Hotels, Traffic, Visitor Arrivals, Cruises, Free Deals, Interviews, Videos, Tickets, Singapore, Marina Bay Sands

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address above, or return to the Latest Travel News Asia main page to see all the latest headlines. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
Aviation Industry Update at AAPA 2015 in Bali.  Andrew Herdman is the Director General of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) and this is the presentation he gave to a few select aviation journalists at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali on 12 November the day before the General Assembly of Presidents. Exclusive HD video interview with Ms. Titiya Chooto, General Manager of Anantara Siam Hotel (formerly the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok). Exclusive HD video interview with the General Manager of the JW Marriott Hotel Macau, Mr. Brian Tong.
Aviation Industry Update Anantara Siam Bangkok JW Marriott Macau
Exclusive HD video interview with Julio Alonso, Director for Asia, Wines of Chile. Exclusive HD video interview with Mr Wayne Mak, Managing Director of Rhombus International Hotels Group Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Jonathan Wigley, Founder and CEO of one of Thailand's most successful hotel management and ownership companies.
Wines of Chile - Julio Alonso Rhombus Int. Hotels Group Absolute Hotel Services
A very brief glimpse into one woman's amazing journey sailing from California to Terengganu in Malaysia Exclusive HD video interview with Ms. Ina Israel of Coco Beach Island Resort in Puerto Galera, Philippines Exclusive HD video with Ms. Kanyarat Tantiviwat (Tarn), Director of Sales at The Haven Khao Lak Resort in Thailand
Sailing from California to Malaysia Coco Beach Island Resort The Haven, Khao Lak
Exclusive HD video interview with Tin Kyi Min @ Yin Mon Oo, Director of Business Development of Mann Yadanarpon Airlines of Myanmar. Exclusive HD video interview with Executive Chef Hirofumi Imamura. The interview was filmed during the 16th World Gourmet Festival on 10 September 2015 at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel (formerly the Four Seasons, Bangkok). Exclusive HD video interview with Art P. Boncato JR., Assistant Secretary of Tourism Regulation, Coordination and Resource Generation (TRCRG) at the Department of Tourism of Philippines
Mann Yadanarpon Airlines Chef Hirofumi Imamura in Bangkok Philippines Tourism
An exclusive HD video interview about the elegant Airbus A350 XWB with David Velupillai, Marketing Director for Airbus Corporate Jets at Singapore Airshow 2014 Exclusive HD video interview with Ms. Myat Myat Tun, Deputy Director (Reservation/Ticketing & Interline) Commercial of Air Bagan in Myanmar ATR Demonstrates 72-600 Flight Simulator During Singapore Airshow 2014
Airbus A350 Air Bagan (Myanmar) ATR Simulator
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - HD Video It takes 800 workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380. Showers, Bars, Lounge - The Emirates Airbus A380 Has Them All - HD Video Tour Thai Airways International Takes Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways B787 Emirates A380 Thai Airways B777-300ER
  • sample ad size - contact us to advertise here
Latest Travel News
© Copyright 1997 - 2015 - ASIA Travel - All rights reserved.