[ Media Invite to Resorts World Genting 2018 ]
Hi dearies! I’m still as excited as ever to be back at Resorts World Genting once again to explore and rediscover its many new and even some old yet still fun places to go! Genting is never about just gambling at the casinos or play at the arcades anymore. You will be absolutely spoiled for choices with so many new and exciting attractions at Genting now. With a tagline of “Exciting Things Are Happening”, let’s check them out one by one!
Where to Stay: Newly Revamped Theme Park Hotel, close proximity to the first in the world twentieth century fox world theme park
First up, the valley wing is the newest wing of the Theme Park Hotel which houses more guests with 448 rooms. The quad room is still considered quite spacious and houses four comfortably. The roller blinds are cutely designed and I find it very family and kid-friendly. The artists pitched in to hand draw designs in white paint on blackout roller blinds, resulting in original works of art in every room. Your luggage can be put at the storage spaces underneath the bed which makes the room look neat and tidy.
Don’t you think the TV looks like something from outer space? I’m pretty impressed with the wall art / line art! The TV is hung on brackets with artwork around it to make it seem that it is closed in a TV cabinet. Clothes can be hung on knobs! The quad room even has a door that leads to a beautiful balcony.
I can just stare at the stunning views of natural mountain forests and not move an inch! I’m loving this breathtaking view at 6,000 feet above sea level and the cool breeze and weather (14 to 22 degrees) pretty much.
You can even brush your teeth side by side with your loved one. And while one of you bathe in the shower room, the other one can sit on the toilet bowl in the toilet room! What an amazing combination, you don’t have to wait for each other and fight for the usage of the bathroom.
What to Eat: Medan Selera
Location: Level G, SkyAvenue Mall, below the newly opened Bona Cinema
Seating Capacity: 270
Opens 8am to 10pm daily
For food options at SkyAvenue, there is a newest swanky modern concept food court known as the Medan Selera, where you’ve a tantalizing variations on your favorite dishes including rice and spice, crispy chips, laksa, western asian, noodles and even grab and go.
Rice and spice offers delicious variations of the Malaysian staple rice such as Nasi Lemak, Nasi Briyani and Nasi Kandar.
Noodles serve char kway teow, mee bandung, soupy bakso, and fried beehoon while laksa focuses on variations of laksa including nyonya laksa, laksa Johor, laksa kelantan and asam laksa.
Western Asian serve grilled meats such as chicken and lamb shawarma, grilled chicken shish tawook and kebab, roasted chicken leg, seafood rice and middle eastern Arabic breads like zaatar manakich, mohamara and cheese bread.
Crispy chips features western staples like crispy fried chicken, chicken popcorn, fish and chips, calamari rings and french fries.
For the early birds, a light breakfast set (Nasi lemak, Nasi dagang, Nasi kerabu, fried mee, fried rice, roti telur, roti John or chicken curry with purée bread) including a hot or cold drink costs only RM12.
For the healthy ones, the fresh salads and cut fruits would suffice while the sweet tooth can opt for local desserts like puddings, som som gula Melaka and sago gula Melaka. The busy bees can choose the Snack and Go and Grab and Go section which serves quick bites like spiral curry puffs, banana fritters, potato samosas, bahulu, dodol, kuih cakar ayam and Sarawak layer cake.
Things to Do: Retail Therapy / Shopping at SkyAvenue Lifestyle Mall
1st Floor: 35 F&B gastronomic tenants including dragon-I, din tai fung, royale Vietnam, dome, morganfield’s, just heavenly, acme bar and coffee, gong Cha, kyochon 1991 and tampopo.
1st Floor: Picturehouse, a cinema back to the golden age of film where theatres were architectural icons
2nd Floor: Luxury level
3rd Floor: 51 retailers selling high street fashion including Padini Concept Store, giordano, Swarovski, kiehl’s, timberland, adidas originals, Austin Reed, Lovisa, esprit, DC Comics Super Heroes, Mood Board, L’Occitane, bonia, tissot, shu uemura, muse by Watson, sk-II, Thomas sabo, puma, Samsung and H&M
4th Floor: Malaysian Food Street & the centre of the Resorts World Genting hub of connectivity where SkyAvenue Station serves as the landing platform for Awana Skyway, the resort’s new cable car system
5th Floor: Alfresco Dining
Resorts World Genting has also bought the Malaysian franchises for three international F&B brands, namely London’s Burger & Lobster, the French Cafes Richard and American pizzeria Motorino which you can find the food reviews here.
SkyAvenue offers 616,079 sq ft of lettable space over five floors which will be helmed by 168 tenants and 160 brands once it is fully opened by 2018. SkyAvenue was designed by levels, with a clear-cut personality to each storey.
What to Eat: The Food Factory
Location: 3rd floor of First World Plaza
Breakfast Counters: West Asian, East Asian, Western and Pastry
Prices: RM 29NETT (adult), RM 14.50NETT (child)
Opens 6am to 11am daily
The Food Factory covers 23,568 sq ft and is normally open for breakfast. It comes with an open kitchen equipped with some heavy-duty kitchen gadgets and caters mainly to tour groups and MICE market as it can accommodate up to 1,300 diners.
Food are processed in large quantities by using giant pans to various ranges of automated machines. There are also freshly baked breads, local buns, danishes, pancakes, cereals, Nasi lemak, idli, dhokla, puta Mayam, pita bread, paratha, congee and condiments, assorted pau, pizzas, juice, coffee and tea.
The latest machinery in the house is the eggs drying machine from Taiwan which is able to produce 20 fried eggs in 1 minute. Wow! The giant cooking utensils such as a pancake machine, pizza conveyor machine and a machine for making fried rice and noodles help to make food quickly and freshly. The buffet line is an open concept with these machines to help churn out food and it offers an interesting ‘show’ for customers. The machines make it possible to serve up to 2,000 people at one time which saves time and energy!
Attraction: Big Box Adventureland
Visitors to Ripley’s Believe It or Not Adventureland will be greeted by armored elephants as they flap their massive ears. This place entertains all ages and I’m most attracted to the happy arcade games machines aka mystery boxes at RM10 pet try where I won earpiece, power bank, computer mouse, pocket mirror, nail clipper, towel, cosmetic pouch, tumbler, luggage tag and so much more!
There are also many exciting attractions like oddities, dinosaur rides, zombies and a trick art museum for many interesting scenes, learning, art, thrills and photo opportunities.
Things to Do: Visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, Jurassic Research Center and Zombie Outbreak
Location: Big Box Adventureland, level 4 of SkyAvenue Mall
Prices: VIP PASS for all 3 attractions at RM75 for adults and RM66 for children
Opens 10am to 10pm daily
Attraction: Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium
Those into anything and everything extraordinary will have a spectacular time at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium and be amazed by over 400 exhibits such as artifacts of lost worlds and the model of a vampire woman.
Those in search of great wealth and prosperity can rub the good luck Buddha’s enormous belly and be granted happiness!
I hope I blended in well! There are way too many outrageous and unbelievable attractions not only from around the world but the universe. It’s a pretty huge place, you can easily spend an hour or more just entirely here!
You can even crawl into the “box” and explore the exhibits! See that toilet bowl? You know, it’s actually literally full of brownish shit and black spiders. Gross!
Odd things are cute; the guy inside the netted room is a real human being. FYI only.
I’m most fascinated by this dino that’s made up of all melon seeds!!!!!!!! Omg right? Of all things, melon seeds?! How delicate and detailed! The creator must either be a fan of melon seeds or an extremely patient person.
Attraction: The Jurassic Research Center
Everyone has surely had a fascination with dinosaurs at one point of time, especially childhood! The exciting highlight is this 4D experience of witnessing velociraptors wrecking havoc in a discovery lab before the final “door” opens for you to exit the place!
There are massive figures of different species of moving dinosaurs spread through the centre. It’s surreal!
For instance, a Tyrannosaurus rex magnificently roars and brings the place to life.
Guess what, I actually enjoyed letting the dino hit my butt!!!!!!!!!
Here, visitors can get up close with dinosaurs like never before. How about a french kiss before getting devoured?!
There is even a fossil laboratory to study the different specimen models of dinosaur fossils with detailed inscriptions.
Attraction: Zombie Outbreak
The most thrilling and terrifying attraction of all is the zombie outbreak where you will experience what it is like to be one of the last survivors of a nightmare zombie apocalypse. This dark maze hits you with a new terror awaiting at every turn and keeps you on edge as zombies consumed with a ravenous desire for human flesh are practically everywhere! There’s only one way out and no turning back, so good luck to you and I hope you’ll make it out alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Attraction: Alive Museum
At the alive museum, you will enter a colorful world of fun and engaging optical illusion art. As you can see, digging gold is my forte!!!!!
With the artwork specially commissioned by artists from South Korea, the skillful brush strokes, careful details and amazing choice of colors result in the wonderful 3D images.
How about some skiing with polar bears?!
Or getting blown away by the world of imagination created by the murals that cover almost every inch of the space with imaginary scenes such as a ufo?!
Knock knock, anybody waiting for me inside the secret garden? Me super love the cherry blossoms!
Hip hip hurray! The alive museum is so colorful and vibrant and it’s one of my favorites! Ride a pony with me to the galaxy!
What to Eat: Retro-themed Non-Halal Malaysian Food Street
Location: SkyAvenue Mall, level 4
Seating Capacity: 40,000 sq ft with 1,000 seats
Stalls: 20 stalls with five distinct zones namely little India, malacca, teluk intan, Kuching and Chinatown
Out of the 20 stalls, 8 stalls along with the three kiosks and the drinks counter are operated by resorts world genting while others are operated in collaboration with famous local hawker stalls that were handpicked for the best Malaysian Food. The food street can be described as a culinary showcase that will appeal to both Malaysians and foreign tourists alike.
I personally like the South Indian style hot and spicy banana leaf rice that’s served with freshly cooked dishes, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. White rice is served on a banana leaf with an assortment of vegetables, pickles, papadum and other regional condiments which are usually sour, salty or spicy. Interestingly, banana leaf meal etiquette dictates that, after the meal, the guest must always fold the banana leaf inwards as a sign of gratitude to the host. The delicacies range from the ever popular hainanese chicken rice, Penang char kuey teow, Sarawak kolo mee, Bak kut teh, Sarawak laksa, Nasi lemak, claypot rice, prawn mee to succulent traditional Chinese roasted meats.
The chicken satays are pretty good and the curry fish head is perfect for the cold weather. The must try desserts are cendol and ice kacang which will complete your meal sweetly.
Attraction: Snow World
After a hearty meal, you can head down to the Snow World for some fun!
I can’t believe I screamed a bit while playing my snow slide!
Who wants to enjoy a feast with me?!
It’s freezing at -10 degrees Celsius. Fret not, snow world will kindly provide you with a winter jacket, boots, and gloves to keep your body warm while you enjoy the snowing experience. It’s fun!
Attraction: Genting Bowl
Genting Bowl offers normal bowling in the day and glow in the dark bowling at night! How cool is that?! P.S. I anyhow roll my ball also managed to spare and even strike. Gosh. This is way more than beginners luck man!
Attraction: SkySymphony (RM28 million project)
Shows: The Forest, Urban Symphony and The Goddess
Location: Huge Atrium at the tail end of SkyAvenue
Resorts World Genting unveils the largest permanent winch installation and the first multimedia winch attraction in Asia. It is called SkySymphony and comes with magnificent LED shows featuring wonderwalls and amazing ball. Stand still and be amazed by this panoramic, immersive, nature-themed electronic presentation with music and motions on the screens!
The Forest Show is a bioluminescent universe where endangered species unique to Southeast Asia comes to life. Colorful and fluorescent 3D gesture drawings are used to demonstrate a striking coexistence of these diverse exotic population, including the Sumatran tiger, Bornean orang utan, asian elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros and the hornbills.
The SkySymphony winch installation is the only fixed kinetic ball display in the world. These kinetic balls are plastic globes with an LED light inside. Each ball moves independently on a long cable attached to a motor which controls the height of a ball’s descent or ascent. The balls move vertically in order to be assembled into a series of programmed shapes. Each of these balls are suspended from a four-story high ceiling and is the fastest programmed winch speed at 17.5 meters in six seconds. Together with the LED screens, the 1001 kinetic balls form the world’s first electronic art installation which will see storylines projected on the LED screens while the kinetic balls move to form shapes to support the story’s premise or trajectory.
The Goddess Show is inspired by a magical kingdom above the clouds. It is an imaginative narration about the beauty of creation where real actors play the role of creators who conjure life forms into existence.
The Urban Symphony Show showcases the daily chores from waking up to going to work. The giant LED screen (25m x 12m) shows, an electronic mood board consisting of three-storey high LED walls made up of small LED modules to form wraparound screens, is the biggest in Malaysia. In fact, the price of these wraparound screens is double that of flat screens! Many visitors even hang on the balustrade rails of the different levels of SkyAvenue just to experience the mesmerizing visual spectacular.
Attraction: New Awana Skyway
Operating Hours: 7am to midnight daily
Ticket Prices: RM8 for Standard Gondola, RM40 for Express Boarding Pass, RM50 for Glass Floor Gondola
The Awana Skyway is located at the new Awana Transportation Hub and offers both thrills and convenience to Resorts World Genting guests. The 99 cable cars (10 glass floors) can carry 3,000 passengers every hour on the 620-metre ascent from Awana station to the final stop, SkyAvenue station. With a top speed of six meters per second, the 2.8km journey takes just 10 minutes.
Interestingly, every gondola is fitted with two USB ports allowing visitors to charge their mobile phones. The thrilling ride on a glass floor / normal gondola begins at Awana station. Passengers can disembark at Chin Swee station to visit the Chinese temple which is located at an altitude of 1,514 meters. Alternatively, passengers can remain in the gondola until the final stop at SkyAvenue station which connects directly to the SkyAvenue shopping mall.
Visitors to Resorts World Genting can take cabin-sized luggage on board the gondola while larger luggages can be stored at the new awana bus terminal for RM5 for 24 hours.
Enjoy a spectacular bird’s eye view of the 130 million year old rainforest surrounding Resorts World Genting and the site of the future much anticipated Twentieth Century Fox World Theme Park!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What to Eat: Coffee Terrace
Breakfast Prices: RM44 per adult, RM22 per child daily 7am to 10.30am
Buffet Lunch Prices: RM46 per adult / RM23 per child on weekdays (Mon to Fri) and RM50 per adult / RM25 per child on weekends (Sat, Sun, Eve of and PH and School Holiday) from 12pm to 2.30pm
Buffet Dinner Prices: RM88 per adult (Sun – Thu) / RM92 (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH and PH and School Holiday) and RM44 per child (Sun – Thu) / RM46 (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH and PH and School Holiday) from 5pm to 9.30pm
I personally love the buffet dinner spread including the flavors of Malaysia, seafood, Japanese counter, western spread, satays and the cute desserts corner. Yummy!
Attraction: RedTail Bar by Zouk (Nightlife)
Size: 4,289 sq ft, accommodates 150 guests
RedTail is a lively and fun place that offers pre-club drinks and group celebrations, a beer bar, tiki bar, and light meals and snacks. It also regularly host competitions and opportunities to go head-to-head against players across the world with exciting, real-time e-gaming tournaments. The mascot of RedTail is Xiao Hong the red panda boy i.e. a fun, popular, sociable, adventurous and playful boy, matching the vibe of the place.
The very atmosphere of the place also celebrates culture and arts – RedTail being a big supporter of the southeast Asian art scene. The decor showcases murals, graffiti art, handcrafted lighting and sculptures. In case you’re wondering, Zouk is a 26 year old brand that provides a world-class clubbing experience by pushing the boundaries of electronic dance music. It was ranked Asia’s best club by DJ Mag in their 2017 top 100 polls!
Enjoy exciting cocktails, relax and listen to cool live music, watch your favorite sports on screen or play games like Xbox, e-games, beer pong, darts and pool to liven your night at the trendy RedTail bar. Don’t forget to try the zouk-inspired sour plum shot!
What to Eat: Motorino
Location: Level 1, SkyAvenue
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm (Sun – Thu) and 10am to 12midnight (Fri, Sat, Eve of and PH)
Prices: RM45 to RM67 for a whole pie
This Brooklyn and East Village pizza place makes Neapolitan-style pizza in wood ovens and even has New York Times food writers hailing it as the best authentic Neopolitan Italian pizza restaurant in New York! The Motorino at SkyAvenue will be a 4,000 sq ft place with a facade featuring gold-bordered Italian windows with original design ethic of the American outlets with 1920s metal chairs in burgundy.
On the sides, Motorino offers fresh mixed green salads, roasted chicken wings flavored with lemon, mint and chili flakes and meatballs braised in tomato sauce, pecorino and basil.
There are over 20 toppings and ten stellar favorites ranging from the stripped (marinara, margherita and pepperoni) to the supremely Italian (stracchiatella with basil, sea salt and extra virgin olive oil; cremini mushrooms, and colatura di alici featuring cow’s milk mozzarella, red onions, grape tomatoes, white anchovies and sea salt).
The two large pizza ovens used in Motorino were shipped in from Naples in Italy where patrons can watch the entire process of the making of the pizzas live in action under the sixties-style lighting and Pantone glo-balls.
On a side note, the recent opening of the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets selling a variety of luxury items complements the new and existing offerings at Resorts World Genting. Shop till you drop!
Thank you Resorts World Genting for the kind hosting throughout the 3D2N media trip. I enjoyed myself very much! It’s a relaxing and fruitful trip with many takeaways!
Are you amazed at how much Genting has changed? Come on up to rediscover Genting!
Thanks for reading!