BBC Homepage World Service Education
BBC Homepagelow graphics version | feedback | help
BBC News Online
 You are in: World: Asia-Pacific
Front Page 
World 
Africa 
Americas 
Asia-Pacific 
Europe 
Middle East 
South Asia 
-------------
From Our Own Correspondent 
-------------
Letter From America 
UK 
UK Politics 
Business 
Sci/Tech 
Health 
Education 
Entertainment 
Talking Point 
In Depth Thursday, 1 February, 2001, 15:24 GMT
In pictures: Daredevil base-jumpers
Fifty-three thrill-seekers leapt off Kuala Lumpur's broadcast tower on Thursday in a display of base-jumping - a dangerous sport that has been driven underground in many countries.

French basejumping
The skydivers freefall for three seconds before opening their parachutes

Base jumpers leap from tower in Kuala Lumpur
The sport, which has claimed dozens of lives, is often practised in secret in other countries

Sky divers - Kuala Lumpur
But Malaysia appears keen to promote it as a tourist attraction

Base jumper - Kuala Lumpur
A skydiver goes headfirst off the tower's observation deck

Base jumpers and broadcast tower seen from below
It was the second such event in Kuala Lumpur in recent weeks

Base jumpers leap from broadcasting tower in KL
Each skydiver did around 10 jumps during the six-hour spectacle

Search BBC News Online

Advanced search options
Launch console
BBC RADIO NEWS
BBC ONE TV NEWS
WORLD NEWS SUMMARY
PROGRAMMES GUIDE
See also:

01 Feb 01 | Asia-Pacific
Skydivers leap from Malaysian tower
04 Dec 99 | Americas
Daredevil jumps from Jesus
22 Nov 99 | UK
Base: The final frontier
02 Dec 99 | Asia-Pacific
Skydive record set in Thailand
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to more Asia-Pacific stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Asia-Pacific stories