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World's longest water slide to open in Penang in August

The Escape Theme Park here is going to have the world’s longest water slide. -- NSTP/DANIAL SAAD

Teluk Bahang: The Escape Theme Park here is going to have the world’s longest water slide.

Measuring 1,140m long, the waterslide is already 80 per cent complete, and is expected to be ready by next month.

The theme park’s chief executive officer, Sim Choo Kheng, said: “It is expected to be the longest in the world, longer than the water slide in New Jersey, USA, which is 602m long.

“It can go into the Guinness Book of Records.

“It is a challenge to build due to topographical factors and lack of machinery.

“It is expected to open to the public in early August after a security check is carried out,” he said, after a site visit with chairman of Penang Development, Heritage, Culture and Arts Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin today.

Visitors will slide down from the hilltop and cross Jalan Teluk Bahang to the suspension bridge and end up at the water theme park.

The hilltop is also the start of other rides such as luge (sleds down the hill), zip coasters and sliding tubes.

The theme park already has a 300m long water slide that was launched last year.

Sim said a 400m long cable car ride with 30 seats would also be completed at the same time as the water slide.

“The cable car connects between the foothills and the water slide.

“It is unique as it goes through the jungle,” he added.

The theme park is listed in the international holiday assessor site, TripAdvisor.

source from: New Straits Times