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March 15, 2018

An Airport And A Giant Slide…

Filed under: Changi Airport,PHOTOGRAPHY,SINGAPORE — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Changi airport in Singapore is huge, it can take twenty minutes to walk some sections, and even though there are already three terminals, the construction of a fourth is already well under way.

Everyone knows that with security checks and tight schedules that airlines have to keep to enable minimum profit, getting the customer checked in on time is essential.

But then you have the problem of what to do with your customer whilst they are “in holding” within the airport.

Of course there are the food and drink outlets but ideally you don’t want people spending too much time in bars, because they might become unruly on the plane.

Families with kids always have the problem of keeping them entertained, after all, sitting still in rows of chairs is as boring as it comes for young ones with boundless energy.

Changi has installed something ingenious; a giant slide. We didn’t have time to investigate it too closely, but the slide is like those found in swimming pools, naturally without the water. There is a queue at the top, and had we had more time I think both of our kid would have been interested in having a go. At 12 metres (4 storeys) in height this a definite way to have fun in an airport! Tickets for the ride are given per $10 spent at Changi Airport in a single same day receipt (with a couple of exceptions) so saving those food and drink, book and duty free receipts will be a ‘must do” from now on.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

A YouTube video showing the making of the T3 Slide:

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