Get ready to have a splashin’ good time next month because Spritzer Slide the City Malaysia is ready to make a splash when it “slides” into Putrajaya!

On 17th November (Tuesday), Spritzer Slide the City Malaysia was officially inaugurated at Luna Bar, Pacific Regency Hotel. The launch ceremony was graced by Malaysia’s diving darling, Olympic medallist Pandelela Rinong.

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Since its 2013 debut in the US, the global urban water chute phenomenon has developed an almost cult-like following worldwide, having reached more than 2 million people in major cities worldwide including London, Las Vegas, Sydney, Paris, Amsterdam, Japan and Hong Kong.

Now, this huge water slide party event is ready to make its Malaysian debut and turn our city into a humungous water park soon. Thousands of thrill-seeking buddies are expected to participate in the event that will feature a massive 3-lane slip n’ slide measuring 1,000 feet lining Lebuh Wadi Ehsan in Putrajaya on 5th and 6th December.

Since the event was announced in August, the response to its Malaysian debut has been overwhelming, to say the least, with passes have been sold out.

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Monkey Theory Sdn. Bhd. are the official organisers of Spritzer Slide the City Malaysia and the launch ceremony on Tuesday served as a prelude to the big event. During the launch ceremony, Monkey Theory Sdn. Bhd. Founder and CEO Mr Leong Delon said:

We never anticipated such an astounding response but all participants of the event will experience what would perhaps be one of their best weekends of 2015.

This is something truly never seen before. Imagine a giant waterslide with the length of three football fields lining the streets of Putrajaya. It’s just never been done – until now,” he said. “Visitors will indeed be in for a cool and refreshing treat – and we’re going all out to ensure this event is a success together with our esteemed title sponsor, Spritzer and our official sponsors, which include Nivea, Uber, GoPro, MY FM, and Playboy Condoms, as well as the awesome folks at MaxMan.TV as our official online partner.” he added.

He also added that besides experiencing the slide, visitors will get to participate in many other activities which will take place simultaneously. The carnival-like 2-day event will feature live music, food trucks, games, and a host of other activities set to offer fun for the whole family.

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Spritzer Slide the City Malaysia is designed to be a fun family-oriented event within a carnival-like atmosphere, but it also champions a more serious, benevolent cause.

The event aims to raise awareness of obesity, targeting a healthy lifestyle in a fun and engaging event in which the whole family can participate. Thus, a portion of the sales proceeds will be channelled towards National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) in support of patients suffering from kidney disease.

NKF CEO Mr. Chua Hong Wee said at the launch ceremony:

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The statistics are really staggering. In addition to the high prevalence of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in Malaysia, our country has also registered the highest obesity rate in the world.

I therefore laud the efforts of those behind Spritzer Slide the City Malaysia as they band together to organise such a big event,” he added.

Slide the City Malaysia Media Launch Pandelela Rinong

Meanwhile, Pandelela Rinong said that she was inspired to endorse the event as it promotes a healthy lifestyle, heeding the government’s call to increase physical activity.

She added:

As a person who loves being active, I think that more Malaysians need be inspired to pursue healthier activities in their free time, increasing the quality of their lives and relationships with others – and Spritzer Slide the City Malaysia is the perfect example.

To ensure everyone will have a safe and enjoyable sliding experience, participants are expected to follow a few rules at the event:

Take a look at how the event was done in other cities here:

For more information on Spritzer Slide the City Malaysia, visit the event’s official Facebook page.

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