‘SLIDE THE CITY’ MAKES A COME­BACK

Event to take place in Se­tia City Con­ven­tion Cen­tre be­tween Sept 30 and Oct 29

New Straits Times - - News / Human Interest - TEH ATHIRA YUSOF PETALING JAYA tehathira.yusof@nst.com.my

BE pre­pared for the sli­pand-slide event of the year, as Slide the City re­turns to our shores. The month-long event will take place be­tween Sept 30 and Oct 29 at the Se­tia City Con­ven­tion Cen­tre in Shah Alam, near, here.

Event or­gan­iser Mon­key The­ory Sdn Bhd chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Leong Delon said it ex­pected 70,000 peo­ple to at­tend the fun-filled event.

He said the fig­ure was based on the re­sponse Slide the City had gar­nered when it was held in Putrajaya in 2015.

“It started as a week­end event in De­cem­ber 2015, where Slide the City toured Malaysia at Putrajaya, Pe­nang, Me­laka, Kuantan and Jo­hor Baru. Many par­tic­i­pants were rav­ing about it.

“With this year’s event, hope­fully more peo­ple can ex­pe­ri­ence the gi­gan­tic slide and spend time with their fam­i­lies.

“There will also be other ac­tiv­i­ties, games and food trucks,” Leong said.

“Slide the City is the first of its kind, which is open from evening to mid­night, so that par­tic­i­pants can spend more time on the slide. On Fri­days it will be open from 5pm to 12am, and dur­ing the week­ends it will open from 9am to mid­night.”

Leong said a por­tion of pro­ceeds from ticket sales would do­nated to the Na­tional Kid­ney Foun­da­tion of Malaysia (NKF), with the hope of rais­ing aware­ness about healthy liv­ing.

For those who want an over­all ex­pe­ri­ence of the event, they can pur­chase VIP tick­ets priced from RM86 on­wards.

It en­ti­tles the ticket-holder ac­cess to the ex­press lane for the slide, free float tube, as well as all other ac­tiv­i­ties and is in­clu­sive of a free drink.

Par­tic­i­pants can pur­chase reg­u­lar tick­ets priced from RM29, avail­able on­line at slide­thecity.asia or at the venue it­self and at se­lected 7-Eleven out­lets.

Slide the City is a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Mon­key The­ory, SP Se­tia, Me­dia Prima Bhd, GoPro Inc, Glin­ter, Pico De­sign, Kose (Malaysia), AirAsia Big, Haribo and War­rior, and is en­dorsed by Tourism Se­lan­gor.

The event also part­ners Wa­hoo Events for the Shark Savers cam­paign — to stop the con­sump­tion of shark fins.

FILE PIC

Peo­ple hav­ing fun dur­ing the Slide the City event in Putrajaya in De­cem­ber 2015.

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