Sunday ~ We started the journey at 10:30am. Stopped at the Chin Swee Temple on the way up. PaPa prayed while I took care of the kids. Brought them to see tortoises at the pond. Then it rained. So we didn't get to walk around and take pictures.
We went straight for lunch when we reached the hotel. After lunch, it was just after 2pm (check-in time 3pm). We checked-in first although the room wasn't ready yet. Then we went to the First World Indoor Theme Park.
I bought the tickets for myself and XY. There were so many people everywhere. All the rides has very long queues (have to wait 20-30 minutes for our turn). While PaPa waited with XY to play the Junior Bumper Car, I brought CE to line up for the Ferris Wheel. Only 3 of us took the ride. After that, we were all so tired and it's already way past the kids' nap time. So we headed back to the hotel. Took a short nap with the kids while PaPa went to explore on his own.
~ Junior Bumper Car ride ~
For dinner, we had Burger King at First World Plaza. Then we went to ride the Reindeer Cruiser. Next, The Carousel. By the time we finished, it's already 10+. Look at all the time wasted lining up. Sigh... although it was a Sunday night, I guess you can't avoid the big crowd during school holidays. XY doesn't seem very interested in the rides. Some rides that she wanted to play, she didn't meet the requirements, either too tall or too short. :-| Anyway, she's more interested in the arcade games. As for CE, he's ok with anything. Still too young to appreciate the rides, I suppose.
Back to the hotel, I put the kids to sleep and PaPa went to try his luck at the casino. I was already in deep sleep when he came back at 2+. He was very lucky so our trip was partially sponsored. hehehe
Monday ~ After breakfast, we went to the Rainforest Splash Pool (with heated water). Luckily I checked the Genting website prior to the trip. So I brought along the hotel passbook, which entitled 4 passes to the pool (so happy can save some money :D).
The kids enjoyed the most in the water park. XY, as usual, went to play on her own. Didi, on the other hand, is contented enough to splash water standing on a particular spot. I asked if he'd like to play the water slide, he said "no". I managed to carry him up the stairs and down the slide. He didn't ask for a second round. Then he discovered his favourite spot - the flat tub at the end of the slide. Luckily he was not blocking people's way. So he just sat there and played on his own.
Bringing the kids to the water park was a wise decision coz they really enjoyed themselves and we old folks got to relax awhile in the heated pool. They played for about an hour, then we went back to the hotel to pack and check-out. It had started to rain again. After lunch at the Chinese restaurant, we left for home sweet home.
How was the holiday? Not that tiring for us (all activities within the same area) and I think mission accomplished - to bring the kids out for a fun outing. Well, I think they did enjoy themselves. Although not at the theme park, I'm sure they had plenty of fun at the pool. But if we ever plan to bring the kids to the theme parks again, we'll go on a weekday, when it's not the school holidays. The crowd's just crazy!