World’s tallest airport slide

Souvenir Sunday: Free rides on Singapore Airport’s Giant Slide

Each Sunday we take a look at some offbeat, inexpensive souvenirs you can find when you’re stuck at the airport.

This week, the airport souvenir is an experience:

A ride on Singapore’s Tallest Slide and the World’s Tallest Slide in an Airport.

The Slide @T3 is actually two slides: one is a free-to-ride“preview” slide one and half stories long;

The other is four stories high and is free to ride if you’ve spent at least $30 at one of airport shops.

Here’s a video of the “making of” the slide:

Looks like fun!

Have you been through Singapore’s Changi Airport lately? Did you ride on the slide? time you’re stuck at the airport, look around. If you find an inexpensive souvenir that’s “of” the city or region and, ideally, a bit offbeat, please take a photo and send it along. It may end up featured on a future edition of Souvenir Sunday. And if it is, we’ll send you a Stuck at the Airport souvenir.

Changi Airport flash mob & world’s tallest airport slide

OK, it’s an advertisement for an in-airport shopping promotion. And OK, flash mobs are getting kind of old. But take a look at this recent, really lively dance eruption by 400 ‘travelers’ at Singapore’s Changi Airport.  It’s just looks like a lot of fun!

And check out the world’s tallest slide installed in an airport. (It may also be the only slide installed in an airport).

The Slide is four stories tall and as is located in the public area of Changi Airport’s Terminal 3 Arrivals Hall. Anyone who spends $30 at the airport (in a single receipt) gets two tokens to exchange for rides on the slide.  There’s also a smaller, one-and-a-half story slide in the Basement 2 area that’s free for anyone to ride.

Who says airports have to be boring?