Thursday, August 05, 2010

Genting Trip Jul '10

We went to Genting Highlands last Saturday for a 1-night stay. It was one of the birthday surprises for XY. She didn't know we're going till that morning itself -- when she saw the stack of clothes (hers and didi's) on the bed. We were contemplating if we should go ahead with the plan coz it was MyFM's 12th Anniversary Concert that night. I'm sure the place would be crowded. But surprisingly, it was quite alright. There are many vehicles in Genting but the crowd in the outdoor theme park and restaurants were better compared to school holidays. However, there was a jam on our way there (on MRR2) and we reached the peak at 3+.

Check-in at Theme Park Hotel was a breeze. Maybe because it was quite late already. I didn't manage to book the Family Room (2 queen beds). So I booked the Deluxe Room (1 queen and 1 single bed) coz the room size, according to Genting website, is bigger than the Superior Quad, which has 2 queen beds. For now, the 3 of us (2 kids and I) can still fit in the queen bed. I requested for a room away from the noise so we were given the KL view. The theme park view would be noisy because of the concert.

~ deluxe room ~

If you don't like the idea of using 3-in-1 soap for washing your hair
and body, remember to bring your own shampoo and body soap. :-)

~ view from the room ~

Next, we had tea-break at Hainan Express (something like Toast Box), near the hotel lobby. This is the kids' second trip to Genting. Their first was in June '08. That time, we only went to the indoor theme park and the pool. So this trip, we skipped the indoor one and went for the outdoor theme park (the entrance is just next to the hotel). By then, it was already 5pm.

The kids had only about 2 hours of fun coz it rained. :-( We only rode in 3 rides, kids had some fun at the playground and they played 2 rounds of the Junior bumper car (had to leave coz the electricity for that section was suddenly cut off). When we were checking out the game stalls, a guy won a big dragon soft toy and was very kind to give it to XY. We think he must be a high level staff or he won't be able to win anymore soft toys as every customer is limited to winning 3 big prizes only.


~ back home, XY with her dragon ~

It was very cold as it was night time and raining. The rain was getting heavier so we left the theme park and went for dinner at First World Plaza. After that, back to the hotel to prepare the kids for bedtime. Then hubby went to make "donations" at the casino. hahaha

The next morning, the kids and I had breakfast in the room as hubby was still asleep. Ate the bread and biscuits I brought from home. The kids just can't wait to go to the pool. The Rainforest Splash Pool is located near First World Indoor Theme Park. With the cool weather, it's really nice to soak in the heated pool. The water level is only at the knee so you've to sort of lie down to "soak" in it. There's a mini playground in it (refer to picture) and 2 big water slides that adults can play too. Remember to bring along your hotel passbook to entitle free entry for 4 pax. With First World Hotel passbooks, you're entitled for some discounts.

~ mini playground in the pool ~

We spent less than an hour at the pool then went back to the hotel to check-out. After a simple lunch of fried rice and noodles at the hotel's Chinese restaurant, we headed home. Initially, we wanted to stop by the strawberry farm on our way downhill but looking at the tired kids (didi already fell asleep before we reached Gohtong Jaya), we skipped that. All in all, we spent less than 24 hours in Genting but the kids sure had a great time.

29 comments:

wenn said...

i miss genting..must go there again one day.

Mummy Gwen said...

The dragon is so big. XY looks so sweet there. :) Oh, that was the surprise you were talking about. Genting surprise. That was a great trip. Most important is the kids had fun.

Inspired Momx1 said...

Trust the kids had so much fun especially at the heated splash pool. The dragon looks so soft and cuddly.:)

reanaclaire said...

OOHH.. u got the dragon prize?? my girl has been eyeing for that and we wasted 50rm to win that but in vain.. hahahaa.. she was so sad..
yes, bring our own shampoo or whatever. :)

Oliveoylz said...

That's a very nice dragon!My, my, it's HUGE...almost as big as XY leh...24 hours of compact FUN! I am inspired to go Genting after reading this post. As I said, I haven't been there for 14 long years! Oh no...I read that CB "donated" at the casino...didn't win ah?

prince n princess mum said...

long time no go genting.. looks like u're having fun there...

LittleLamb said...

Nowadays kids birthday is like so many activities and events hor. unlike my time...maybe 1 birthday cake session and that's it. no dinner, no outing, no present/gifts. I m beginning to feel it cos i m putting up activities for Philip too...

Mummy to QiQi said...

yur girl gets a BIG DRAGON for her birthday!!

andrewjune said...

wow...XY is such a lucky girl! a bday trip just for the princess *wink*

i love GH, always will...esp love the clmate...and of course, hubby esp loved the "donations" hahaha...

she's indeed lucky to hv a dragon...and a big one too!

mNhL said...

That man is so kind to give that BIG dragon to XY. Btw, the indoor pool is free entrance with hotel passbook? I thought it is chargable at RM10 or something like that?

Anggie's Journal said...

what a surprise birthday gift .. sure she is the most lucky girl :P
Cant wait for baby J to grow up, so i can bring the boys there ... i miss the cooling weather :P

ChloeRuoyi said...

What a short trip. We like to go there early in the morning and maximize our time there... play till we drop haha.

The room in Theme Park Hotel looks so much more spacious and decent compared to First World's. You were at the right place and right time to "earn" that big dragon for XY. How lucky! :)

wenn said...

Can I hv yr email address?

slavemom said...

Olive, din win loh. :(

mNhl, yup, free entrance for 4 pax per passbook. But they chg RM2 per towel, with RM20 refundable deposit.

Wenn, I've sent an e-mail to u.

MeRy said...

Very nice dragon toy...
I have not been to Genting for more than 5 years.

mc said...

thatplayground swimming pool looks so cool! can't wait for baby to grow up so we can take the kids there too!

Denesa said...

Hehe...my younger son was also asking me to bring him to Genting over this weekend cos his birthday is in the beg of next week. Unfortunately, it is too late to make hotel booking.

michelle@mybabybay said...

Very nice header banner. Looks like they have renovated the theme park rooms. Looks much nicer now.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, love your pics. I sure miss going up there.
Last trip was wayyyyy back early '80s. Donated money at the slots, ha ha.
You have great looking kids. Lee.

Alice Law said...

Wow... your kids really have fun, how I wish I could bring my kids there for a stay or two!^-^

have a nice day1

jacss said...

hey...what a lucky princess, got extra gift pulak. that dinasaur is surely big leh, didi didn't fight meh??
btw, i still have not step my foot into the splash pool leh. my boys had yet to discover it...next visit, must go edi...coz i like heated pool :D

Cynthia said...

Aaaaah Genting,thanks for the pics..something else for kids and I to get up to IF we ever get up there! I was always saying if we ever go back to KL,it'd be such a selfish trip..all I'll be wanting to do is shop, eat and catching up with buddies (whilst eating of course)...and so what are the kids gonna do..??? Thanks for the Genting post, must put that in my reminder!

wen said...

kids fav place to go is always genting and never get tired of it. and its cheap! no need go overseas!! haha

Irene said...

makes me wanna go genting!

that dragon is HUGE. and XY is soooo lucky! what a nice bday pressie!

Health Freak Mommy said...

I have never brought my kids to Gentings. Must bring them there one day. The guy was so nice to have given your girl the huge dragon soft toy :)

bp said...

Hi Slavemom,
I was catching your posts via the reader, and didn't realize you changed your blog template with these really cool pictures of XY and CE!!! V nice :)

Glad you went ahead with the Genting trip and there are now all the fun memories to relive here!

NomadicMom said...

Hello. Hello. Haven't been visiting for awhile - didn't realize that you have changed your blog design. Nice. Nice.

Happy Belated Birthday to XY!

Jessica said...

I wil go Genting this month, Ramadan month, hopefully there will be less people, shorter queueing line for food and games.

zmm said...

Wow.. I didn't know the pool is heated.

Everytime we go Genting.. we skipped the water park.

(next time when I go Genting, I'll know what room to book as well)