Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thrilling Water Sports in Puchong

PUCHONG: The Asian Water Sports Village is offering fun-seekers a respite from the heat with exhilarating water rides on an 80-hectare lake next to Taman Puchong Prima.
The sports village sits on the lake’s edge and boasts a multitude of inflatable rides with visitors towed by jet-skis or speed boats at breathtaking speeds.
“The 260 horse-power racing jet-ski goes from zero to 80km/h in 2.8 seconds,” said Asian Water Sports Village Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Yong Chen Hui.
He was speaking during a visit by staff of Tourism Selangor and Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) who tried out the water sport activities yesterday.
Apart from the Banana Boat, which beach-goers would be familiar with, the centre boasts the Evo Pro 3, Graphic Deck, and Turbo Blast in its arsenal of entertainment.

The Evo Pro 3 is a 175cm-long inflatable craft with handles for riders to hang on to, and the catch is that all three riders will be lying stomach-down on the platform, Superman-style.
“The name of the game is just to hold tight. If you don’t hold tight enough, the worse that can happen is you fall into the lake,” Yong said.
The Graphic Deck is a similar set-up but only fits two people.
The Turbo Blast is also tugged to blistering speeds but its passengers adopt a sitting position on the craft.
An awe-inspiring ride which elicited “oohs” and “aahs” every time it passed by was an inflatable craft the water sports village workers called the “Flying Fish”.
The ride has a capacity of three persons, is pulled headwind by a speedboat, and when a strong gust of wind hits, the whole craft lifts into the air, along with its human cargo.
Yong said one of their unique selling points is the location, being the first and only licensed water sports centre in the Klang Valley with water entertainment previously only found at tourism spots like Bali, Phuket and Batu Ferringhi.
“We also have a play-all-you-can concept which is unlike other places where tourists are charged per ride. Here, you pay one price for an unlimited number of rides.”
He added that the equipment they use have been examined and comply with US Coast Guard guidelines and his staff are trained in first aid, CPR and aquatic rescue.
The current packages available are three-hours of unlimited motorised water sports at RM39 per person, or a six-hour lakeside party with water sports and a barbecue at RM59 per person.
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