A pair of daredevils risked their lives to protest against the recent conflict in Gaza – by climbing to the top of one of Malaysia’s tallest structures.
Keeow Wee Loong and Fatin Ilani scaled the 53-floor IB Tower building in Kuala Lumpur, taking a series dizzying images along the way.
Once the pair reached the top, Ilani was pictured holding a “Save Gaza” poster – with the image receive tens-of-thousands of internet shares worldwide.
The IB Tower, still under construction and set to be the fifth-largest structure in Malaysia, was ideal for climbing, due to the large number of cranes and ladders, Loong said.
Thrillseeker Loong, who has climbed more than 40 buildings in his life, said that he was surprised when Ilani agreed to come with him on the climb, which took place after nightfall on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
Most people, Loong said, are too afraid to take up his rooftop climbs – but the plucky Ilani was more than happy to accept the challenge in order to promote her message.
Ilani wore a baju kebaya, a traditional Malaysian dress, in order to help viewers distinguish where the images were taken.
The pair were not caught on their climb, though Loong, 26, has been arrested twice before.
Loong, known as “Spidey” in the local media, due to his Spider-Man-like climbs, said:
“I started actively roofing and photographing around a year ago.
“So far, I’ve climbed around 40 buildings, as I am not afraid of heights.
“When Fatin asked me if I could bring a “Save Gaza” poster with me on my next climb, I asked if she would like to join, and she said ‘Yes.’
“The next day, I uploaded the picture and it went viral.
“I do this and it feels right because I have a message to promote.”