First, we opted for the free single-story slide as a test run, mainly to see how well our iPhone could shoot video in it. Success! Now, for the 4-story monster.
There is no special attire or any safety briefing needed to ride the taller slide; an attendant simply scans your ticket, a green light appears when you're clear to head through the gates and to the slide. Then hop in and go on down. The bottom is equipped with range stickers to judge your end gliding distance. Our butt stopped right at the bottom of the slide, so we were just "Good." Whateverit was fun. As huge fans of artist Carsten Höller, we've been down some silver flume slides in our day, but there is just something about the ability to do it in an airport that tickles the fancy.
So, what about our luggage? What'd we do with that while on the slides? Luckily the slides are an easy walk from the airline check-in counters, so if you have checked luggage, you may dispose of it with the agents there prior to sliding. We still had our carry-on, however, and it was simple to wait with it in the slide lines, then simply put it off to the side near the attendant, and within the queue stanchions while we slid. A staircase leads back up from the 1-story slide, while a convenient elevator bank is there for the 4-story slide.
Disclosure: We were a guest of Singapore Airlines for the flights to/from Singapore, but all Changi exploring & spending was completely on our own and uninfluenced.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for Jaunted]