Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Road Trip - Genting Highlands


We started our road trip with Genting Highlands. As a couple, we've never been here together. Of course it would have been way better if the outdoor theme park was up and running, but nevertheless, it was a good one. We decided that we shall do things that we've not done before. So Genting was on the list. We arrived in the evening, and we drove around getting the hang of the roads. We finally parked at P4 open car park and walked to Genting Grand. Alas, fully booked. We also wanted to try out Maxims, but it's only for members. Finally I told the hubby, it's only for a night and that too, we just need it to shower and sleep. So he agreed to First World. He wanted to book a bigger room, I think it was their Superior Deluxe but I managed to persuade him to go for their standard, boxed room.

There wasn't really much to do, so we just walked around a lot. Basically we walked the whole of Genting and had Starbucks coffee a few times. We enjoyed the cold weather but it wasn't cold enough for us to wear any cardigan / sweater. I was fine with my thin material short sleeved t-shirts.

Food overall was way over priced. Just for a Thai style fried rice was RM14.50! Nothing to shout about the taste and presentation either.

Here are some photos:

Our first food stop. Too hungry to look around for anything else.
Hubby having some fun! Was so nice to see him just letting loose.
Coaxed him to play another one
First time I played a game too!
Can't get enough of the sky
  




We went aboard the train. Nothing like the real deal, but all in good fun
 



My current fav: Macchiato. As for hubby, no points for guessing: Americano
 



This gave me an idea for our home. Lol




The over priced Thai fried rice.
Hubby's mixed rice costed RM26!
 


First World's kiosks for check in and check out
 

By the way, if anyone of you or you know someone who is going up to Genting before the 30th of April, we have a Starbucks voucher to giveaway. It's Free. No catch. We got it when we purchased our drinks but it can only be redeemed at the Starbucks that's newly opened near Esso on the way up. 



8 comments:

  1. the view looks nice! one thing i love about highlands is the view! breathtaking!

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    1. I know right? It's so beautiful. Ever since NanaJi passed away, I am always looking up and wow, it's amazing. Art by the Almighty!

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  2. I'm afraid I'm not a fan of Genting at all. The extortionate food prices, endless queues for everything, and muggy and miserable fog among other issues just don't bring out the best in me but...it was nice to see you out and about, Mrs, and enjoying some time away with the Mr.

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    1. I can't agree more! For me the food prices were just unreasonable. Thank you. It's a break we both needed - away from everyone and the routine. Will blog about it once I've completed the road trip posts :)

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  3. i stopped at the nasi goreng price.

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    1. Tu la kan... I can have up to 3 kali nasi goreng kat sini with that price!

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  4. AnonymousJune 26, 2014

    i've never been to genting ever since the theme park closed for renovations! now it's hard to find a friend who'd just go there for a trip with me. I told them i wanted to go there and chill with a starbucks drink and the cold weather. and they'd go loco on me "aircon will do the job ok."

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    1. Haha The hubs and I just did that a couple of months back! Drove up to Genting, had a drink at Starbucks and enjoyed the cold weather. You ought to tell them natural cool air is so different than the AC!

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