01 Jan '12, 10am

6 fearless jumpers complete largest BASE jump attempt at MBS

6 fearless jumpers complete largest BASE jump attempt at MBS

Celebrating the success of completing Singapore?s largest BASE jump stunt to date, from left to right: James Pouchert (USA), Amanda Vicharelli (USA), Anne Helliwell (USA), Jeb Corliss(USA), Brendon Cork (USA) and Marta Empinotti (Brazil). -- PHOTO: MARINA BAY SANDS By Shuli Sudderuddin Six intrepid individuals leapt off the top of Marina Bay Sands (MBS) in quick succession from 8.30am on Saturday, went into a free fall for a couple of seconds and then deployed their parachutes. They landed safely on the Bayfront Bridge amid cheers from spectators and posed for photographs. Their feat made for the largest attempt at BASE jumping here. BASE jumping is a sport in which people equipped with parachutes jump off fixed objects. The word 'BASE' is an acronym for the four types of such jump-off points - Buildings, Antennas, Spans (meaning bridges) and Earth (cliffs). Photo gallery ...

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