Not a lot of people can say that airports are actually fun — but things are different at Changi Airport in Singapore.
Often called one of the best airports in the world, this incredible, beautiful, and actually fun airport has one thing that many do not: a slide that gets you to your gate in the best way possible.
According to the Daily Mail, one passenger named Yusuf El Askary got to find out first-hand how amazing flying through Changi can be. A video filmed by El Askary shows him using his boarding pass to gain entry to a multi-story slide that can be found in Terminal 4.
Once he gets into the tube, he slides down. The ride is pretty fast, and El Askary makes a few noises of exhilaration as he goes down. Even though the trip is quick, the slide is quite large. El Askary lands in front of Changi’s famous “red chandelier,” a giant playground filled with climbing nets and sliding poles that was unveiled in 2018.
“I had never seen anything like it at an airport, I couldn't believe it was true until I actually tried it,” said El Askary to Caters News Agency, according to the video description on YouTube.
Changi Airport actually has an even bigger slide in Terminal 3, which is often called the “world’s tallest slide within an airport.” The slide is 12 meters (about 39 feet) high and spans four stories that run from Level 1 to Basement 3. It’s unclear how tall the slide in Terminal 4 is.
In order to gain access to either of these slides, passengers must spend $10 at any restaurant or retail shop in Changi Airport — which honestly seems like an easy thing to do. Just grab yourself some lunch or a travel pillow and you’re off.
If we had to choose between plain old escalators or stairs and a slide, we’d definitely choose a slide every time. Who knows, it might also be a good solution for people who are habitually late.