When your world turns upside down – ORBING at Tasik Titiwangsa!

Last week’s turbulent state of affairs (work-wise & privately) left me in the doldrums for a while.

Though it was nothing in the region of life & death, the whole episode got me reflective, both on the past (NEVER a good thing) and sat me down hard to re-look at the company I keep.

To cut a long tale short, a valuable lesson was learnt, (sadly the hard way), some suspicions confirmed (I’m freaking glad!) & the answer to a very important question of  “should I or should I not” was determined.

This week, I shall set forth with positivity & bask in the warmth of the genuine support that I received from the few genuine people that matters (you know who you are). It’s always good to know that I’m not alone. Thank you.

So, riding on that positive note, I’m going to blog about something that has a happy vibe 😉

Going through my archives, I found these pics of my ORBING adventure at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa. And I would like to transport myself back to the day again, to feel the carefree, light-hearted moments 😉

The Orbing booth. It is a very ” nomardic” set-up, but that made sense since they are only operational on Sat and Sun.

NOTE: I called yesterday to make bookings but the orbing services are not available from now til 28th March 2010.

orbing booth

It is not at the main area of where the lake but I’m very directionally challenged so I won’t be able to describe it to you. Call Mr Tan: 012 308 7205 for bookings and for directions.


The orbing ball reminded me of a bubble wrap. It is thick, filled with air in between two layers.  Inside, there is enough space for two.


Damn stylo right! 😉

orbing -filing

This is the “hill”  (70 metres) that you will be rolled down from. I would rather call it a ‘gentle‘ slope.


The actual distance starts from where the ball is. At first I thought 70 metres was too short & a waste of money…


…till I was in the orb itself, roller – coasting down the slope, choking on water, bumping my head and losing all my bearings. Then I actually felt the journey was a biiiiiitttt too long! LOL.

wet orb aftermath

Prior to the ride..


Signing the indemnity form.. “yes yes.. if I happen to choke to death or acquire a migraine the size of Mars (which I did for a few hours after ) plus a throbbing head after the ride, I’m entirely responsible for putting myself through such torment” ..

sign form

Once we got strapped up with the approriate harnesses we then proceed to walk up the ‘hill’ to where the orb is.


Then you are strapped (again) to the “walls” of the Orb. Initially, the pleb in me actually thought we will be falling free within the Orb while rolling down. Thank God for those straps I tell you, I can imagine just how much bodily damage would have occured if we were free falling within the Orb, even if there’s only one person inside.

becky in the ball

Huai Bin (sixthseal.com) acting cute. *chokes* 😉

act cute

All strapped up, here goes in the water!! (this is for the wet ride).

pour water

Then we are off!! These guys will run along with you, making sure the Orb does not go off course!

running dwn the slope

The aftermath of the ride..

wet becky

Huai Bin actually carried his camera with him & took a video! Check it out on his blog!

HB w camera

Ears blocked with water, I could barely hear the guy giving me instructions of un-strapping ourselves.

instruction to exit

This semangat Jerine looked like the lady from the Addams’ family with all her eyeliner and mascara smudged! LOL.

makeup faux pas

BTW, here are some stylo ways you can exit from the Orb…

1st up: Huai Bin:

hb comin out

exit wet orb

2nd: Jerine: Right on her a$$..

jerine exit

Myself: Heck, what was I doing?? 😕

becky's exit

Once the Orb has stopped, they will have to roll it back up the slope.  I don’t envy their job at all.


Our cool pose 😛

big pimpin

I bought change but no towels. Both of them didn’t bring any change! LOL. Anyhow, they managed to dig some clothes from their bags and the car. Lazy us decided to just change besides the car :mrgreen:


Yes, I had fun. We all did. It didn’t matter who/which company I worked for. It didn’t matter that I ain’t rich nor hot. We don’t get too overly sensitive with each other’s remarks. My blog traffic isn’t spectacular enough to be useful to anyone. And we do not know each other that well to call ourselves BFFs. We just enjoy certain similar activities and we hang out doing what we agreed on. Else you do your thing, and I do my thing. It’s best that way.

Note: Dry Zorbing session -RM 15,  Wet Zorbing session – RM 20.

Pics credited to sixthseal.com and Jerine.

This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. Sean

    phew, luckily that slope isn’t steep, rite. at first i imagined that u’d be rolling downhill, plunging out of control, like falling off a waterfall … but this looks both safe AND fun! i wonder if anyone has ever thrown up inside the orb though, heheh =)

  2. A Lil Fat Monkey

    Would love to try the NZ’s zorbing which bounces off a cliff though. Wonder if I’ll get a migrane the size of mars then!

  3. unkaleong

    By the time I got there with the towel, you were dry already! Hehehe 😉

  4. Criz Lai

    Whoa.. this looked fun. I heard this would be better on steeper ground.. 😛

  5. Eevon

    Omggggggggg so fun!!!! I wanna do that too!! :)))))

  6. Huai Bin

    Yeah, it was a lot of fun! Next up: Hot air balloon! =D

  7. FBB

    why got water one ah?

  8. Selba

    Looks a lot of fun!!! I want.. I want.. I want to join!!! LOL

  9. sophia

    Whoa, becky…what happened? Or am I being too nosy to ask? I’m glad the fiasco is all over…and that you are starting afresh with a new attitude…that alone gives me a lot of comfort, hee. But you know I’ll always always always support you! From half the way away! hahaha! 🙂

    AAAH! Orbing looks like SO much fun!!! Wheeee!

  10. kruel74

    I just know that crazy Jerine is involved….

  11. ciki

    How come i missed this post!

    how cute all wet one.. eh how come u guys till look good WET as hell huh? (waterproof mascara izit P)

  12. worldwindows

    Getting all wet and sweaty is fun to work off the calories.

  13. J2Kfm

    Be strong, and have much MUCH fun everyday of the week. 🙂

    Zorbing eh? Never knew we have that here also.

  14. tekkaus

    Goodness. This looks like super duper awesome fun!

  15. Leo

    Zorbing originates from New Zealand.. Rotorua to be exact 🙂 I tried Zorbing once while I went for 10-day trip to North Island in New Zealand (I studied in Otago University, Dunedin which is in South Island)…
    One hell of a ride I reckon.. but I opted for dry ride instead coz I didn’t bring extra clothing that day!
    And now Malaysia changes its name to Orbing 😛

  16. LED TV

    You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your blog.

  17. Claudine Farner

    Fantastic write up! Sounds really fun, is it still available??

  18. Summer Camps

    Maybe you could edit the page subject Orbing at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa! | thenomadGourmand to something more suited for your blog post you make. I enjoyed the post all the same.

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