Malaysian 'Spiderman' unable to swing out of fine

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Malaysian freelance photographer Keow Wee Loong, 26, was fined RM1,000 (S$391) in lieu of a month's jail by a Malaysian court on Monday (Jul 14) for illegally climbing a tower in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. 

According to The Star Online, Keow climbed the 33-storey tower on June 29.

In an earlier interview with the same media outlet, the photographer told them that he climbed the facade of the tower to deliver Ramadan (Muslim holy month) greetings to Muslims.

Wearing just sandals, a black shirt, shorts and a pair of gloves and with a GoPro camera on his head, Keow had no climbing equipment when he did the daring feat.

He started at 2.30pm and rather impressively, finished climbing the tower in 30 minutes.

He was detained by the police after he reached the top, but was released at 3.30am on June 30.

He even managed to upload a video of his climb on YouTube (watch the video above). 

A check on his Facebook page shows that this was not his first urban climbing expedition.

Facebook screen capture/ Keow Wee Loong Photography

In the photo, uploaded on April 30, Keow can been seen perching precariously on the arm of a crane, looking like he's checking his phone.

Perhaps the WIFI signal was better up there?

Source: The Star Online