Fun Slide at Singapore's Changi Airport, Terminal 3

Singapore’s Changi Airport adds fun slide

Can this airport get any better? Apparently it can! I’ve reviewed Singapore’s terminal 3 (IATA: SIN) a while back and gave it the highest marks in all areas. So listen to this, straight from their press release:

Expect to hear shrieks of fun and excitement at Changi Airport with the opening of The Slide@T3 – the tallest slide in Singapore and in an airport around the world.

How cool is that? There’s even more details:

At 12 metres tall, the jumbo twister slide is the height of four standard basketball hoops stacked on top of one another. Riders can expect to experience a top speed of 6 metres/second while going down the slide.

Pretty nice for an airport, hu? You bet! Below is the full text of the release. Now go, pack up your kids and board that Singapore airlines plane to Changi for a family weekend at the, err, airport ;-)

SINGAPORE, 27 May 2010 – Expect to hear shrieks of fun and excitement at Changi Airport with the opening of The Slide@T3 – the tallest slide in Singapore and in an airport around the world. Open to Changi Airport visitors from today, the four-storey tall slide at Terminal 3 will provide thrilling fun to young and old alike.

The Slide@T3 is the latest addition to the diverse range of facilities at the world’s most awarded airport and heightens Changi Airport’s growing popularity as a family weekend destination. At 12 metres tall, the jumbo twister slide is the height of four standard basketball hoops stacked on top of one another. Riders can expect to experience a top speed of 6 metres/second while going down the slide.

With every S$30 spent at the airport, visitors can redeem tokens for two rides (up to a maximum of 10 rides per receipt) on the jumbo slide located at the public area of the Arrival Hall (Level 1) in Terminal 3. Visitors can enjoy a shorter, one-and-a-half storey tall slide located at Terminal 3 Basement 2, for which no tokens are required.

The Slide@T3 is open daily from noon to 10.30 pm. Riders must be at least 1.3 metres tall to try the four-storey tall slide. The height requirement for the shorter slide is 1.1 metres.

Update: Watch the Making-of video of how the Slide@T3 was built here: http://www.youtube.com/fansofchangi#p/u/2/mc9EuwKq96w