World champion traceur, Jason Paul has never been to Malaysia before this. Hence, local Parkour practitioners – Malaysia’s Alpha Parkour Movement was more than eager to show Jason around, hoping in return, Jason would show them a trick or two.
What were to come in the next two days would wow the Alpha Parkour Movement freerunners beyond their expectations.
Jason – a Frankfurt native and Red Bull Art of Motion champion, has been freerunning since he was 14 years old.
Now at 22, he has taken on half the world, scaling and flipping off walls, roofs and anything he could use to reflect his weight on.
This however is his first time taking on a heritage town like Malacca – a culturally unique township that is untested from a Parkour perspective.
The result is an impressive and sometimes slippery affair as Jason finds out.
Touching base with Malacca’s iconic sites like A Famosa, St.Paul Hill and The Selat Mosque; Jason demonstrated the brilliance of new age subculture meeting centuries-old heritage.
Rightfully so, Jason was also exposed to the local gems that make Malacca one of Malaysia’s most loved-towns; particularly Jonker Street and its local food galore; Satay Celup, Nasi Lemak, Bird’s Nest and Nyonya cuisine.
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***Press release courtesy of Red Bull***
BY KENNETH LIM