I Survived ‘The Edge’! My Visit to Eureka Skydeck at Melbourne

All four of us (Umana, Shelly, Sharful and Selina) went to see the Eureka Skydeck at Melbourne, Australia in 2010. This is the highest skyscraper in Melbourne. It offers an awe inspiring view of the city of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest vantage point. Located on the southern banks of the Yarra river of Melbourne, Eureka is positioned for 360 degree, floor-to-ceiling views!

Here is the picture I took in front of the 88 storied skyscraper:

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Here is the picture of Sharful in the observation deck:

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Here are the pictures I took of the Melbourne city from the Eureka Skydeck’s 88th floor terrace above the ground:

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The Skydeck 88 is the only observation deck in the world that can thrill its visitors with ’The Edge’ — a glass cube which projects 3 meters out from the building — with the maximum capacity of 12 visitors in it — suspended almost 300 meters above the ground! I thought it would be a great challenge for me to endure the thrill in there! Nonetheless, I survived ‘The Edge’!

Here is a relatively recent YouTube video post on Melbourne featuring the Eureka Skydeck, uploaded by its own YouTube channel Eureka Skydeck:

Below is a YouTube video of Eureka Sky Tower of Skydeck 88, and the Edge Experience, uploaded by the CityDiscovery YouTube channel:

Skydeck 88 strongly recommends its visitors not ride ’The Edge’ if they possess any of the following conditions:

If they have acrophobia, i.e. fear of heightsIf they have claustrophobia, i.e. fear of closed spacesIf they are sensitive to loud or sudden noiseIf they are pregnantIf they have heart problemsIf they have Epilepsy, and other medical conditions

According to the Weekend Notes blog post by Lionel, a trip to Melbourne’s highest man-made lookout point — Eureka Skydeck 88, is incomplete without having the opportunity of mailing postcards to family or friends from Australia’s highest postbox! Four of us were introduced to this concept for the first time during our trip to the Skydeck, and we thought that it was a cool concept! Four of us — Umana, ShellySharful and Selina dropped two postcards from there to reach our apartment in Bangladesh.

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Above is the post box I had been talking about!

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The picture above is of Sharful and Shelly writing the postcards to themselves from the 88th floor of Eureka Skydeck while Selina looked on.

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The pictures above are about me, Sharful and Selina making a post to ourselves to our home in Bangladesh from the world’s highest post box in Melbourne, Australia!

Interestingly, though all of us had expected that the postcards would reach us at the same time yet the postcards did never reach at the same time! Although we stayed at Dhanmondi in the same building, it was strange that my card had not reached even within the same month it had reached Sharful and Selina! I thought the postcard to myself was lost in transit somehow yet it finally reached me more than a month later after Sharful and Selina’s postcard to themselves reached them!

Thank God, my postcard to myself ultimately reached me after a long time though I thought it was lost in transit! But, oh well, better late, than never!

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