March 2, 2021


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The WiT Podcast – Episode 33: Luke Johnson, General Manager, AJ Hackett, Singapore

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The WiT Podcast – Episode 33: Luke Johnson, Standard Manager, AJ Hackett, Singapore
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THE story of how AJ Hackett, which invented industrial bungy leaping 30 yrs in the past and has included thrills to the life of four million people today throughout the world, went from 5% domestic enterprise to 100% is an adventure in alone.

Visualize this. Youthful Australian man, who ran
the exact same park in Cairns, Australia, for approximately 20 decades, moved to Singapore
late 2019 to expose his relatives to a new globe of journey that awaited in

A couple of months right after, borders shut down and he
and family members are confined to a little island and not only that, he has to help save the
small business on Sentosa island from likely underneath. When 95% of your enterprise
evaporates, you have to get bold and imaginative rather quickly.

Hardly ever head if you by yourself have performed far more than
300 bungy jumps, Covid is a challenge like no other, says Luke Johnson, and
by no means thoughts what we imagine, bungy jumping is not about conquering anxiety but residing
with it.

“The minute I reduce my worry is the working day I will
stop,” he says.

In this dialogue,
study how Johnson has taken lessons from journey athletics in dealing with
Covid, why his bounce masters would make the very best coaches in resilience and how
the park served 1000’s of Singaporeans de-pressure from the confines of residing
on a smaller island with shut borders.

In the system, Johnson
has also learnt what matters most to Singaporeans – past the thrills, indeed,
it is about the food – and how AJ Hackett around the world is rebranding alone into an
experience that’s further than the leaping and swinging, and it’s just about being there, becoming element of the pleasurable.

And oh of course, it’s also about studying what goes on at the rear of the scenes with
its new “Bouncing Back again To Life” insider tour, which is part of a broader Sentosa
initiative to start Insider Tours throughout the island. 

The excursions are however to be introduced and it was excellent to get a sneak preview
from Luke – we definitely learnt a secret or two in the course of this podcast and it is
pretty much in your trousers. 

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