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Malaysian theme park to get world’s longest water slide

The country’s top-rated ESCAPE theme park will soon be expanded into other countries, with negotiations underway for one in Thailand

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 December, 2017, 5:30pm
UPDATED : Monday, 18 December, 2017, 5:30pm

The longest water slide in the world – spanning one kilometre – is being planned for the ESCAPE theme park in the Malaysian town of Teluk Bahang.

It will see thrill-seekers ascend 420 metres by chairlift to the top of a hill in the theme park to reach the start of the slide.

“From the hilltop, people will zoom down the slide which will cross Jalan Teluk Bahang beside a pedestrian link bridge and end in a swimming pool inside our water theme park,” said ESCAPE founder Sim Choo Kheng.

“The hilltop will also be the start of other rides like the luge (downhill sleds), zip coasters and tubby slides.”

Sim revealed his plans at the official opening of ESCAPE Waterplay, the second phase of the theme park after Adventureplay, which was opened in 2012.

The water theme park features 20 attractions.

Sim added that the water slide and other hilltop attractions, collectively known as Gravityplay, are slated to be opened by December next year.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng complimented ESCAPE for being rated the top theme park in Malaysia by TripAdvisor.

“This theme park brand was born in Penang and created by a Pe­­nangite.

“We will soon see the brand expand into other countries.

“I have been told that Sim Leisure Group has started negotiations for a major ESCAPE theme park in Thai­land,” he said.

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