IMAGES Samantha Macy Sin
For thrill seekers and the youth out there, your weekend at 1 Utama just got a whole lot better!
You can now catch some easy waves and conquer your fear of heights at the new extension of 1 Utama; 1 Utama E, that definitely lives up its tagline: Excite, Entertain and Exhilarate. This new extension is targeted to be a multisport and entertainment venue for Malaysians and tourists and as part of their Phase 1 launch, 1 Utama E kicked it off with 2 first-in-Malaysia sports tourism centres – FlowRider and AirRider.
Whether you’re a professional surfer or a rookie skater, Malaysia’s first ever Double FlowRider that was designed in the US will bring sports-boarders out there a chance to flow on the waves and show off their surf skills and tricks.
This sport is a hybrid boardsport which combines techniques of surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding and skimboarding. The FlowRider is also led and managed by our fave local flowboarder champion and one of the world’s top flowboarders, Alfian Affandi. So if you can’t swim, or have a fear of water? You can relax and trust that your safety is in good hands.
The FlowRider isn’t limited to pro athletes or adults either; kids can also join in on the fun too! With a minimum height of 107cm and overall good health of course. A basic session would run around an hour, and it’s only from RM45. But if you feel like that’s not enough, you can also gain passes for unlimited rides starting from Rm270.
To book a ride, just register over the counter at the entrance of FlowRider located at Lot LG601, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Utama E. It’s that simple.
Not a fan of the water? Maybe you can take your thrills to new heights at Asia Pacific’s first-in-mall indoor-skydiving facility, AirRider. For some of us who aren’t as gutsy as those who jump off planes and skydive, but are still keen on trying it one day when we’re confident enough, this indoor skydiving is the safest and much less scary option to try out.
Their safe and secured all-glass panelled circular wind tunnel is 12-foot in diameter and 10-metre in high and has the latest wind technology that is imported all the way from Czech Republic and Australia.
The tunnel’s wind speed goes up to 250km/h, which is apt for those who are keen on picking up some high flying tricks quick.
Your safety is reassured in the hands of facility manager Tali Woods and chief instructor Warren Riley, and a team of professionally trained and qualified instructors.
AirRider also plan to host family, school and company events as it offers various programmes that will help in team building, creating special b’day moments, and more.
For an hour and 45 minutes, including training, you can enjoy your flight with a very considerate price from RM89 per person. The kids party package starts from RM32/flight. You’ll be provided with a flight suit, helmet, goggles, and personalised flight certificate.
You can book your sesh online here or you can simply drop by at Lot S221 & S601, Second Floor, 1 Utama E.
So what are you waiting for? Check out 1 Utama E right now and book your first flow board or skydiving session!
For more information:
FlowRider operates 10am – 10pm (Sun to Thurs), and 10am – 10:30pm (Fri & Sat).
AirRider operates 10am – 10pm (Sun to Thurs), and 10am – 10:30pm (Fri & Sat)
or visit their site: www.airrider.my
Facebook: AirRider (Kuala Lumpur)