Lonely Planet Writer

Giant snake-shaped slide causes stir in Shanghai

A new serpent-shaped slide that has been unveilled at a department store in Shanghai has been met with mixed reactions.

Pudong, Shanghai.
Pudong, Shanghai. Image by Victor T / CC BY 2.0

The five-storey stainless steel tube slide attracted crowds when it was unveilled on Sunday at the Printemps Department Store in Shanghai’s Pudong district. Some shoppers expressed excitement over the new attraction, which is supposed to open in March, while others worried about its safety. The local management bureau said the slide would undergo further safety tests before opening. Read more: shanghaidaily.com