Things About Building A Water Slide In The Middle Of Putrajaya
A slide in Putrajaya?!
THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT SLIDES AND SLIDING THAT IS JUST PURE UNADULTERATED FUN. THERE IS THE RUSH OF ADRENALINE AS YOU GO DOWN AND A DASH OF CHILDHOOD NOSTALGIA. THIS DECEMBER A 1000-FOOT CITY STREET IN MALAYSIA WILL TURN INTO A GIANT SLIP & SLIDE!
Coffeeticks went to learn about how this giant bundle of fun reached our shores.
1. IT STARTED WITH A MAN WITH A DREAM
Slide The City Malaysia came to Malaysia through a young 25-year-old entrepreneur by the name of Leong Delon, but before Slide The City Malaysia, Delon did something else. The young entrepreneur had studied in UTAR for a while before financial troubles forced him to drop out after one year.
Being the eldest of his siblings, he had to shoulder many responsibilities, which is how he found himself working for his mother’s Sawmill business.
2. THE FORMATION OF DUSTY MONKEYS
Not long after, Delon started out on his own. he started Dusty Monkeys with his best friend and now partner, Desmond. They wanted to do their own thing, so Dusty Monkey focused on managing their own events.
3. DELON’S DISCOVERY OF SLIDE THE CITY
In 2014, after 3 years of working in the field, he had been doing research when he stumbled across a viral video where everyone can slide on a gigantic slip and slide. There was something inspiring about the video of the many people just having what looked like the time of their lives.
Delon contacted the owner via email and he got an instant reply from the USA Slide The City. Delon was able to get the right to host Slide The City in four countries which includes Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia.
4. SLIDE THE CITY IS A CARNIVAL OF FUN UNDER THE SUN
Delon told Coffeeticks that Slide The City Malaysia will also include mini games, a carnival, food trucks, live music performances, with sponsors providing games and lucky draw for family holiday seasons.
There are three ways that people can participate in Slide The City Malaysia; you can go as a single slider, triple slider or unlimited slider. Triple slider and unlimited slider packages have free goodies which you can take home with you!
5. THE SURPRISING POPULARITY AND SUPPORT OF SLIDE THE CITY MALAYSIA
Slide The City Malaysia has been unexpectedly popular as 5000 – 8000 tickets were sold out the on the first day of the ticket sales. This stroke of good luck continued for Slide The City Malaysia when 80% of tickets were sold out on the second-day.
This is great because a portion of the ticket sale of Slide The City Malaysia goes to the National Kidney Foundation!
6. SLIDE THE CITY MALAYSIA WILL BE ARRIVING IN OTHER PLACES IN MALAYSIA
Delon told Coffeeticks that in March 2016, he plans to bring Slide The City Malaysia to the heart of KL and potentially to Penang next.
ARE YOU EXCITED FOR SLIDE THE CITY MALAYSIA IN PUTRAJAYA THIS 5TH & 6TH DECEMBER?
Go to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/slidethecitymalaysia
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