By, Isabelle Wong.
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
― Dolly Parton
The Year 9s went on a fieldtrip to Skytrex very recently. I’ve also been on the trip and let me tell you this, it was hella’ fun! Definitely one of the best fieldtrips I’ve been on. For those of you who haven’t been to Skytrex, it is located in Bukit Cerakah, Shah Alam. Go check it out if you love thrills and mother nature.
Skytrex consists of a few courses, namely: Little Adventure, Big Thrill and Extreme Challenge. I completed all three courses and by the time I was done, I was sweating like a pig and feeling really proud of myself. I mean, come on! I could barely run around the field without getting an asthma attack so this is a pretty great achievement for me I’ll say.
Skytrex has been an eye-opening experience for all of us. My goodness, we did things we never knew we were capable of. Climbed ladders so tall I thought I was going to give up. Went through flying foxes so high up and so far between that I thought the cable chord would snap any second. Walked on hanging tubes so high above ground I thought I just couldn’t handle it anymore due to sore arms. Lastly, walked on ropes which required so much of my strength all I wanted was to take the nearest emergency exit out.
But despite the agony, the scenery was simply breathtaking while we were up there. There was one point during the Extreme Challenge where I was flying-foxing and I got stuck midway. But here’s the thing, I should’ve been scared, right? Being suspended 20 meters up high with nothing but a flimsy harness to secure me. I wasn’t though. In fact, I wanted to stay stuck there just so I could enjoy the smell of trees and the wind hitting my face. It’s these things that make it all worth it. Point is though, we went through all the obstacles and made it out well, alive and most importantly, successful.