AJ Hackett in Singapore
Tourism pioneer AJ Hackett has opened a major tourism venture on Singapore’s Sentosa Island.
The development includes a 47-metre bungy jump, two giant swings, a vertical skywalk and a skybridge vertigo experience, as well as a restaurant and bar in a purposebuilt tower, at a cost of $13.9 million.
It was officially opened by the New Zealand High Commissioner, Dr Jonathan Edward Austin, on Thursday.
AJ Hackett International founder and chief executive officer AJ Hackett said it had taken more than six years to complete the project.
The opening ceremony featured a traditional Chinese lion dance with choreographed audio-visual bungy jumping, giant swing and vertical skywalk exhibitions.
Hackett said he was happy to be open and able to give Singapore locals and tourists the experience of their life
‘‘This project has been one of the more challenging sites we have built but the end result is something very special.’’
The company this year marks 30 years since Hackett introduced the world to commercial bungy jumping.
It is spearheading bungy and adventure tourism projects in China and Russia as part of its international expansion.
AJ Hackett at the official opening of his new tourism venture in Singapore.