The 233 m Fall

Imagine seeing the world from a height of 233 m and you jump off but it is not a suicide. Being an adventure obsessed, Macau is the most beautiful place for me. Seeing through the eyes of an adventurous person, the tower to jump off and the Venetian resort to relax gives you the time of your life. These places are surely a blend of luxury with adventure.

The long tower in Macau is a treat to your eye. The Shopping arena on the ground floor is pretty nice but the excitement to go up on the tower makes you ignore everything. The super fast lift which transfers you from ground floor to the sixty-first floor in just 10 seconds astonishes you. The wide view from the 61st floor of the tower is so beautiful with building spread all over till infinity it seems. Every point of the observatory will give you a different view of either sea or buildings. Also, the very famous Venetian Hotel was visible clearly from the tower.

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I saw a hoarding with various activities written on them. Bungee jumping, sky fall, sky- walk were the most exciting one as per the views of the visitors. I read about all the activities and decided to go for Bungee jumping. I saw a hoarding with Bungee jumping, sky fall, sky walk mentioned. Macau Tower holds the title of highest bungee jumping in the world. But the twist I the tale came when I checked the price for the same-1080 Hong Kong Dollars. That was approximately Thirty-Five Thousand Indian Rupees. I wanted to take this adventure, but then I could not insist my parents for spending this huge amount on just a jump. My father sensed my eagerness and got me a ticket to jump. I started hopping all around in the place which was supposedly a silent observatory top muse over the view of the city.  Indeed the view was too beautiful to stop staring. Instead of walls, the observatory had glass walls so that the visitors can look around. As I went near the wall, you could sense the fear of falling and move a step backward. The busy highways running down on the ground seemed like thick lines. The cars speeding on the roads exactly looked like toy cars and the people walking were even smaller than baby ants.

My name was announced for the Pre – jump preparation. The thought of the thrill gave me chills. The professional trainer gave me the jumping suit to wear and instructed me by performing a drill. Then I was made to sign a conditional death certificate in order to take the responsibility of any mishap if occurs. Later I was taken to the Suicide Point. I could feel the adrenaline rush in my body. The professionals tied me with harness and safety ropes. I could feel the cool wind giving me goose bumps. Chance by chance I could see adventurers either jumping or being thrown off the tower and their loud shout echoed in the area. The television cameras telecasted the jump and expressions of the jumper.

It was then my turn. My heart throbbed at a very high rate. They tied a single rope on the apparatus on my feet. I was made to stand on the edge of the plank from where I had to jump. With the count of three I had to jump off or else they will kick me off. So I gathered the courage and “aaaaaaaaaaaaa……….

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I was in the air and the gravity was pulling me towards itself. The whole of my life was played in a flash of time. I could see traffic on the roads and feared of death. But the view around of the buildings and the sea make you cherish the time you are in the air. For me, beauty lies in the life which is out of your comfort zone. The life which makes you recall the slow paced moments of your life in a flash of second; which give you chills down your spine. I can say I practically say I played with the clouds; swam in the waves of wind; flew in the sky. Well reminds me of the song, “Aaj main upar, asamaan neeche, aaj main aage zamana hai peechee”. Okay, sorry for diverting! Let us fly back to Macau.

The Venetian Macau Resort was yet another brilliant piece in Macau. This luxury building is the seventh largest building in the world area-wise. The huge hotel incorporates the biggest Casino of the world is seen with money flowing all around. Gambling is very much loved by the Chinese people and Casino for them is their second home. Hundreds of Casino tables lay down in the whole of the ground floor. Then from restaurants and cafes to gaming and swimming arena spread over two floors. Let us come to the favourite zone of all- shopping. From LV to Gucci, Prada, Furla, Omega, Dior and what not! Venetian’s three floors were nothing less than a ‘Shoparadise’. Then from seventh to thirty-first floor, three thousand suites became a sojourn for the tourists. Gondola ride which goes inside the hotel is a famous Venetian feature. Regular shows in auditoriums add to the entertainment and make the resort a city in itself.

The ruins of St. Paul Church take you back in the ancient time. We saw brides dressed in wedding gowns getting their pre-wedding photo shoot. Also, the light and bubble show, the diamond show with laser lights and music adds on to the beauty and luxury essence of the place. Finally, I had to part away with the beautiful Macau.

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