Radio Taiwan International
Date: 24 January, 2019
By: Jake Chen
A new slide has opened to the public in Taichung, central Taiwan, allowing children and parents to have fun together. The construction of the slide was complete last October. Some remodeling had to be done due to safety concerns.
Adults and children are having a good time as they glide down this new stone slide in Taiping District, Taichung City. After getting to the bottom, many said that the ride was fast and exhilarating and they couldn’t wait to get on it again.
The new slide, which opened to public on Wednesday, is measured at 23.4 meters long and stands at 7 meters tall, making it the longest slide in the city. The construction wrapped last October. However, many at the time felt the slope was too steep and deemed it unsafe. The local government then ordered the slide to be remodeled in order to ensure it fit all safety standards.
The slide is located in the 921 Memorial Park. The park was built in memory of the most deadly earthquake in Taiwan’s history, which took place on September 21, 1999. It killed 2,415 and injured more than 11,000. [FULL STORY]