AirAsia and AJ Hackett Challenged Bungy Jumpers During the Crazy Jump Day
Macau Tower hosted the 7th Annual Crazy Jump Day last December 4. This event was powered by the world’s best low-cost airline, AirAsia, and was organized by the world’s top adventure tourism company, AJ Hackett.
With the theme “AirAsia Destinations,” the bungy jump ever featured 23 participants from all over Asia Pacific who took the plunge from the world’s highest commercial bungy jump, the Macau Tower, with 233 meters long and operated by AJ Hackett. All the participants wore colorful costumes, too.
The participants from Australia, China (Mainland and Macao), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore were selected to compete and have fun by AirAsia and AJ Hackett through their social media contest held a month before the Crazy Jump Day.
These participants were chosen for their creativity, their storytelling skills, and the relevance of their costumes to the theme, which was inspired by AirAsia’s extensive route network of more than 130 destinations.
The event was kicked off by Alan John Hackett, AJ Hackett CEO, Mdm Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, AirAsia X Malaysia Chairman; Mr Adam Lichtenstein, Regional Manager of AJ Hackett International and General Manager of AJ Hackett Macau Tower; Ms Celia Lao, CEO of AirAsia Hong Kong and Macao; Mr Simon Chan, President of the Civil Aviation Authority, Macao; Ms Cecilia Tse, Deputy Director of Macau Government Tourism Office; Mr Eric Fong, Director of Marketing Department of CAM Macau International Airport Co Ltd; Mr Matthew Mok, AirAsia Group Head of Partnership; Mr Victor Kaw, Chief Commercial Officer of AirAsia BIG Loyalty; Mr Francis Lam, Executive Manager of Macau Tower; Mr Alcuin Li, Director of Commercial Division, TurboJET and Mr Rutger Verschuren, Area Vice President – Macau Operations of Artyzen Hospitality Group Limited and General Manager of Grand Lapa Macau.
After four hours of non-stop bunny action, Mexican national Ernesto Humberto Trevino Amezcua, who is residing in China, was named as the winner of the Best Costume Award for his execution and wow factor. He also won the Best Jump of the Day for his style and excellent jump footage.
For his Best Costume award, Amezcua received a pair of AirAsia return tickets to Auckland, New Zealand, a chance for two people to also experience the AJ Hackett bridge bungy and bridge climb in New Zealand, and 50,000 AirAsia BIG Points. For his Winning Jump, he won another AirAsia return ticket to Singapore, a chance for a person to experience the AJ Hackett Sentosa bungy jump, Vertical Skywalk, and Giant Swing plus 50,000 AirAsia BIG Points.
Best Costume first runner-up Nicholas Andrew Webber of Australia received an AirAsia return ticket to Singapore, a chance for a person to experience the AJ Hackett Sentosa bungy jump, Vertical Skywalk, and Giant Swing, and 20,000 AirAsia BIG Points. Second runner-up John Paul Esguerra Fernandes from the Philippines received 20,000 AirAsia BIG Points.
The judges of the Crazy Jump Day were comprised of Mdm Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, AirAsia X Malaysia Chairman, Mr Adam Lichtenstein, Regional Manager of AJ Hackett International and General Manager of AJ Hackett Macau Tower, Mr Matthew Mok, AirAsia Group Partnership Head, Mr Victor Kaw, AirAsia BIG Chief Commercial Officer and Mr Francis Lam Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre Executive Manager.
AirAsia Hong Kong and Macau CEO Celia Lao said, “It’s been really amazing to see all these participants dressed like destinations that AirAsia flies to from Macao, either direct or Fly-Thru via one of our key transit hubs. The inventiveness that went into designing and putting together such unique costumes is testament to the spirit of adventure and exploration one would expect from fans of air travel and bungy jumping.”
AJ Hackett CEO AJ Hackett also said, “I am both delighted and amazed to see the effort this year’s participants made putting together their costumes. It’s also been amazing partnering with AirAsia for this year’s event and I want to send a big thank you to them for flying all these brave adventure seekers into Macao and making it possible for them to jump off the Macau Tower with us. It’s our wish that this yearly Crazy Jump Day event brings great value to Macao, the Macau Tower and our partners, and we look forward to holding many more successful events in the future.”
The Macau Tower Crazy Jump Day 2017 is powered by AirAsia and AJ Hackett, in support of the goal to bring more visitors to Macau and Macau Tower and to introduce the experience of thrill and excitement of the world’s highest commercial bungy jump and Skywalk.
AirAsia offers direct services between Macau and Kuala Lumpur (14 flights in a week), Bangkok (28 flights), Chiang Lai (7 flights), Jakarta (4 flights), Johor Bahru (7 flights), Manila (5 flights), and Pattaya (4 flights), in addition to the Fly-Thru services via Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur to nearly 40 destinations across the Asia Pacific.