Slip Slidin’ Away In Singapore’s Changi Airport
I always loved Changi Airport. My parents lived in Singapore for seven years, so I was frequent visitor. The restaurants were surprisingly good, the public spaces were filled with massage chairs and free Internet terminals, and the whole place was (unsurprisingly, if not a little stereotypically) spotless.
Now, however, I think I love Changi Airport even more: they’ve recently added a 40-foot slide.
Yep, there’s a four-storey-high slide in one of Asia’s busiest airports. Can you think of anything more awesome? It’s not just for kids, either: in fact, children aged seven and under aren’t even allowed on the highest section of it. And the smartest part is, it encourages travelers to spend money in the airport’s shops: for every S$30 you spend (about USD$20), you get two tokens to ride the slide. I know where I’ll be doing my Duty Free Shopping the next time I’m in transit in Asia…
What do you think of this rather wacky idea? Would you ride a slide in an airport? Would you buy something there just to be able to ride it?