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World’s longest waterslide where thrill-seekers ride inflatable tubes is unveiled in Malaysia

World’s longest waterslide where thrill-seekers ride inflatable tubes is unveiled in Malaysia – a 3,645ft chute that swoops through dense jungle during four-minute descent into waterpark

  • Adrenaline junkies are poised to hurtle down the blue and yellow chute at the ESCAPE theme park in Penang
  • The four-minute-long attraction starts on a hilltop 230ft above ground, where riders mount inflatable tubes 
  • Building the 488-piece slide was done without using heavy machinery, to avoid damaging the environment 

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Deep in the heart of the Malaysian rainforest, the chatter of monkeys and chirping of exotic birds are among the sounds penetrating the wildlife-rich eco-system.

But soon the piercing screams of adrenaline junkies will also ring out after the world’s longest mountain water slide has been unveiled to snake through this stretch of jungle.

Spanning 3,645ft, the blue and yellow chute at the ESCAPE theme park in northern Penang will see thrill-seekers mount an inflatable tube before hurtling through the four-minute-long ride.

The attraction starts on a hilltop 230ft above the ground, with riders transported to the top by a specially constructed chairlift. 

The world’s longest mountain water slides has been unveiled to snake through the jungle at the ESCAPE theme park in northern Penang

Spanning 3,645ft, the blue and yellow chute will see thrill-seekers mount an inflatable tube before hurtling through the four-minute-long ride

Spanning 3,645ft, the blue and yellow chute will see thrill-seekers mount an inflatable tube before hurtling through the four-minute-long ride

Aerial shots of the slide, which will open to the public next month, shows the blue and yellow chute twisting through the treeline with several loops

Aerial shots of the slide, which will open to the public next month, shows the blue and yellow chute twisting through the treeline with several loops

Photographs from the trial phase show pairs of riders zipping down the chute on a two-person inflatable tube, before splashing into a pool at the end

Photographs from the trial phase show pairs of riders zipping down the chute on a two-person inflatable tube, before splashing into a pool at the end

The completion of the mammoth construction job has earned the slide a Guinness World Record after it tripled the length of the previous record-holding slide in Germany.

Aerial shots of the slide, which will open to the public next month, shows the blue and yellow chute twisting through the treeline with several loops.

Photographs before the public opening show pairs of park patrons zipping down the chute on a two-person inflatable tube, before splashing into a pool at the end.

Sim Choo Kheng, boss of park operator Sim Leisure Group, said: ‘The idea of this water slide came about over frustration that most fun rides and water slides last merely a few seconds, and having the water slide start on a hilltop at a 70 metre elevation would make this ride last a good few minutes.’

Building the 488-piece slide was mostly done manually, without using heavy machinery, to avoid damaging the natural environment, the operator said.

China is home to an even bigger water slide, an 8,900ft ride that winds down a hillside in Lishui. 

Guinness this month named it the world’s longest mountain water slide.

The attraction starts on a hilltop 230ft above the ground, with riders transported to the top by a specially constructed chairlift before shooting through the course and splashing into a pool

The attraction starts on a hilltop 230ft above the ground, with riders transported to the top by a specially constructed chairlift before shooting through the course and splashing into a pool

Theme park patrons enjoy the world's longest water slide at Escape theme park in Teluk Bahang. The ride will open to the general public next month

Theme park patrons enjoy the world’s longest water slide at Escape theme park in Teluk Bahang. The ride will open to the general public next month

The attraction starts on a hilltop 230ft above the ground, with riders transported to the top by a specially constructed chairlift

The attraction starts on a hilltop 230ft above the ground, with riders transported to the top by a specially constructed chairlift

The completion of the mammoth construction job has earned the slide a Guinness World Record after it tripled the length of the previous record-holding slide in Germany

The completion of the mammoth construction job has earned the slide a Guinness World Record after it tripled the length of the previous record-holding slide in Germany

China is home to an even bigger water slide, an 8,900ft ride that winds down a hillside in Lishui. But Guinness this month named the ESCAPE ride the world's longest mountain water slide

China is home to an even bigger water slide, an 8,900ft ride that winds down a hillside in Lishui. But Guinness this month named the ESCAPE ride the world’s longest mountain water slide

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