Wanderlusters and thrill-seekers, we’ve got some excellent news for you from the land of good hawker food, Penang.
Soon, the Pearl of the Orient will not only be known for its amazing plethora of food and street art, but also the longest water slide in the world!
The water slide can be found at the Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang.
So, how long and thrilling can we expect this slide to be?
The water slide, which is currently under construction, will be built at a height of 78m above sea level
and covering a whopping 1,140m
And don’t worry, you won’t need to climb treacherous steps to reach the top of the slide as a chairlift (cable car) will be built to help transport customers.
This trip of pure adrenaline rush will take you four minutes and you’ll be treated to hilltop views, before navigating your way through treetops and some of Penang’s main roads as you slowly make your way to the end of the water slide.
Once this cool waterslide is completed, it will also land a spot in the Guinness World Records.
State Tourism, Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin told The Star
that “the feat would put Penang on the map and set the theme park apart from the rest.”
“With this world record attraction, it will attract more tourists and visitors all over the world to Penang.
“We need more world-class tourism products to put Penang on the map, especially as we usher in Experience Penang Year 2020,”
The world’s longest water slide is expected to be ready by August 2019,
so clear your calendar, boys and girls.