Highest bungy bridge? Check.
Original bungy bridge? Check.
Highest bungy jump in the world? CHECK.
It's no secret that I seek adrenalin activities around the world. Anything that gets my heart pumping, sign me up! After completing the Kawarau Bridge bungy jump in Queenstown, New Zealand, I began to research AJ Hackett International and discovered their other locations. Just for fun, I clicked on their China tab, since I knew I'd be there for a month.
And that's when I saw it:
Macau Tower. 233 meters.
The world’s highest bungy jump.
Macau. I was going to Macau. I needed to make it happen.
What's considered the best place in the world to gamble, instantly became the best place in the world to bungy jump. If I was going to spend money, I would muuuuuch rather put it toward throwing myself off a tower and free falling for 8 seconds.
The day had come. Ironically, it was Mother's Day, but my mama thought I was jumping the following day. Since she was still sleeping halfway across the globe, I decided to dedicate my bungy jump to her.
When approaching the Macau Tower, the height of the thing really intimidates you. It stands tall, with nothing even remotely close to its height nearby. I couldn't believe I was about to jump off it!
Check-in was easy and efficient, and, before I knew it, I was in the elevator making my way to the Observation Deck. As the elevator goes up and up, with windows to look outside, you truly get a feel for how high you're getting. Unlike Bloukrans Bridge and Kawarau Bridge where you just walk from the facilities right onto the bridge, this elevator exaggerates the difference.
The Observation Deck as a whole is really quite neat, and the basis for AJ Hackett’s adventure activities. If you don't feel like doing the world's highest bungy jump, you could also do a skywalk, skyjump, or tower climb too. Each activity seems amazing, and I wish I had had the time to try them all!
After circling the tower and taking in the views, I was given my “jumper” shirt and harnessed up. It was really happening!
The process moved quickly, but the staff was thorough in their procedures, and their safety precautions were performed at the highest level.
Before I knew it, I hopped into the “dentist chair” to have my feet attached to the bungy chord. They double-checked my harness as I said “Sorry Mom & Dad,” and next thing I knew I was skidding my feet to the edge of the bungy platform. Unlike most bungys, the ankle straps are far more comfortable as they aren't pulled tight together; rather, you are able to take baby steps to the edge.
They made sure the Go-Pro attached to my wrist was filming, hooked up a microphone for sound, and had me lift my arms into bungy position.
I was soaring. With an 8 second free fall, AJ Hackett’s bungy was such a thrill!
Plummeting down toward a crash pad that read in huge letters “THE WORLD’S HIGHEST BUNGY 233 M” made it that much more exciting.
I am incredibly impressed with everything AJ Hackett International has created to provide the best experience for their customers. I cannot this stress enough: get the complete video package. The high quality photos and videos, taken from DSLRs and a GoPro will allow you to remember the experience forever.
Check out this unreal video footage!
I have to give an extra special shoutout to the fantastic staff operating at AJ Hackett’s Macau Tower. Not only were they exceptionally kind and reassuring, but they were unbelievably accommodating as well. We had some visa complications and, in turn, had to change the date and time of my jump; incredibly, they still made space for me at a last-minute notice. For that, I am truly grateful.
I hope to do the Macau Tower Bungy with AJ Hackett International sometime in the future so that I could take advantage of their nighttime jump. To jump above the neon lights radiating from the casinos would be quite a site!
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**Special thanks to AJ Hackett Intl for sponsoring my experience. As always, all opinions are my own.