Sunday, June 16

‘Slide the City’ to be featured in Miri May Fest 2018

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Miri’s first-ever ‘Slide the City’ event next month promises a host of exciting activities for the whole family.

MIRI: The Students Council of Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) is collaborating with a Kuala Lumpur-based event company and holder of the ‘Slide the City’ franchise in Southeast Asia for the event to be part of this year’s Miri May Fest.

Mirians are invited to the first ‘Slide the City Miri’ in Sarawak and Sabah.

Billed as a ‘family-friendly slip-and-slide water party event’ and a major highlight of Miri May Fest 2018, the event will take place at Curtin Malaysia campus from May 5 to 6, running 8.30am to 6.30pm daily.

‘Slide the City’ has been bringing gigantic water slides onto the city streets in the US, Canada, the UK, South Korea, Japan, China and many other countries for over a decade.

The first ‘Slide the City’ in Malaysia was held in Kuala Lumpur in December 2015 – it has travelled to Melaka, Pahang, Johor, Penang and Selangor since.

The highlight of ‘Slide the City Miri’ will be a gigantic three-lane water slide that according to the organisers, ‘will guarantee lots of fun for adults and young thrill-seekers’. Other attractions include live entertainment, fun games and a wide variety of food, retail and activity stalls run by student clubs and local businesses in a real carnival-like atmosphere.

“We aim to provide an invigorating experience for visitors and at the same time, help promote Miri as a tourism destination,” said organising chairperson Wong Pik Yee.

“It will be a unique and extraordinary event that will bring families and friends together for a fun time, and allow Curtin Malaysia to further connect with the Miri community. It will also be an opportunity for the students involved to hone their organisational and entrepreneurship skills.”

Pre-sale tickets are now available and those interested are encouraged to purchase their tickets as early as possible to enjoy the best prices.

Purchasers of individual or normal tickets will be entitled to unlimited slides, wrist tags, free use of tubes and complimentary water pouches; those purchasing group tickets will get unlimited slides, wrist tags and free use of tubes.