02/04/2009

Our Trip in Genting, again

We had just been to Genting shortly on a short break during the Chinese New Year and two weeks ago on the school holiday break, we drove up there again after the kids spent some time with Phor Phor (Granny) in Penang. They love the place and in the Chinese New Year, we only had time at the outdoor theme park but we didn't go for the rides at the indoor theme park. This time we bought single ride tickets since my eldest is tall enough for some of the rides, compared with previous years whereby she had not reached the minimum height requirement yet.

We started our drive in the late morning after our last breakfast in Penang. The girls were sad to leave because the both knew they would not see Phor Phor till the next available holidays. They pulled long faces and were quiet in the car for a while. After a nap, they woke up refreshed and had forgotten about it and looked forward to the Genting Highlands' trip.

Kids were sad when we had to leave Phor Phor.. *sulked badly* We promised them we'll be back in Penang when they get to have longer holidays.



We reached Genting about 2pm after a series of wrong turns.. We tried to exit into Tanjung Malim to head towards Genting but we just got lost amidst the small little rural towns as we were relying on signages most of the time. We went back to the main expressway and decided to take the next exit instead. That was when we realized that it was the same, bringing us back to the same rural roads. After a road query at the petrol kiosk, we managed to get back on track and found that our previous drive was not lost except that we just didn't have the confident to drive on those rural roads. We found the signage finally that heads Genting and finally got ourselves up the hills to Genting Highlands. *read - We NEED GPS badly*

It was a long queue at the hotel lobby. This is the first time we saw a massive ticketing way of checking in... taking queue numbers... and our first stay at First World. We've been to Resort, Theme Park Hotel and Genting. And this was the only available room available for this holidays so we grabbed even though we were told it is a very small room. Indeed, it was a small room with only 2 single beds! Lucky we brought along our inflatable camping bed just in case!

Wanna be a Superstar? (picture below) This is not ours. But we had a go at this fun thingy. They took shots of us on a background, omit it and superimpose us on dancing figures to our song selection. All we need to do was sit and shake our heads.. I've got a CD but not sure how to show it in my blog.. have to think of a way.



Theme Rides way up high (indoors)



Lotus Rides (indoors)



The girls had fun in this Ferris Wheels (indoors)



Lots of shopping for you



An overview of the indoor First World Plaza



Watch Ripley's Believe It or Not here!



Reindeer Ride (indoor)



Ride on the Gondolas (we didn't take these because it looked a little boring and slow...*yawn*



If you want to scare yourself silly, here's the place



So much to do in Genting Highlands - First World Plaza



We enjoyed our trip to Genting Highlands a lot. The kids want to come here every chance they have.. well, we have to see about that, won't we?

12 comments:

reanaclaire said...

constance..wah..u really enjoyed yr hols.. i havent been to gentings for quite some time already.. i think i will bring my kids there too, one day... now that they r out from school, it is difficult to gather them at one same time.. :)

Nick Phillips said...

Gosh, all those pictures you took makes me want to go to Genting this weekend ... hehehe ... I haven't been there in ages ...

stay-at-home mum said...

Looks like fun ... must think of planning a trip there.

Tammy said...

That looks like you all had so much fun!

amycheah said...

Kids memang siok enjoys all those rides huh! hehehehe

Rose said...

Oh! I miss Genting. Cant wait for my gal and baby to grow bigger like your girls, and can bring them for a holiday in Genting! :p

Angeleyes said...

Aiyo... they looked so sad! Anyway, glad that you guys enjoyed the trip up hill.

Pete said...

Nice and fun holidays! My kids have be nagging me to bring them to Genting again.

Asianmommy said...

Wow--looks like so much fun!

Raynebow said...

Oh yes, Genting is very popular, esp during school hols and it gets impossible if that coincides with Singaporean school hols! Glad u enjoyed it!

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Martini said...

haven't been there for so many years. Hope that I can visit it with my family in this near future...