Sunday, April 06, 2008

Nine Over Ten 9/10 is Back from Genting Highlands Break

Participants of last year's Genting Trailblazer 2007 would probably remember that each of them received a Genting Theme Park All Park One Day Unlimited Ride Complimentary Voucher.

So yesterday I packed my bags, and checked in to a 2 days 1 night stay at Genting Highland's First World Hotel with a bunch of friends (also Trailblazer participants). Two things we wanted to do: a. make use of the complimentary vouchers (they expire on 1st June 2008) and b. check out the casino.

I rarely visit Genting Highlands and have only been there once in the last five years, and that was also for last year's Genting Trailblazer. So as you can imagine, I was pretty excited about the trip. The first thing that shocked me upon arriving at the hotel was that a Venti Iced Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks costs so much, compared to buying the same drink at any Starbucks outlet in KL.

It was at Starbucks that I realised I brought the DS, sans the R4 or any games. Pure stroke of genius. LOL.

Price differences and lack of video games aside, the First World Hotel lobby is pretty impressive, and the amount of people checking-in warrants a ticketing system. Grab a ticket and then go grab a cup of coffee to wait your turn at one of the check-in counters.

We visited the casinos on the first day. Notice it's casinos instead of casino, as we visited the big old one, which was pretty smoky, and congested, and the newer one at the First World. I like the newer casino; it's probably a little smaller than the older one, but still cleaner and has free coffee and Milo for everyone!

I played the slot machines, and even managed to get myself one of those new-fangled Genting World Cards and a complimentary stay. Hehe. Before I forget, I saw Love and Berry arcade machines, as well as Mushi King machines on my way to casino!

Foodwise, we had dinner at the restaurant in the old casino. I don't recommend the place since everything tasted bland. Next day's breakfast was at the First World Cafe, which was pretty bland as well. Buffets suck up there in Genting, it's just a means of filling the tummy and it's back to gambling for most people.

Try something else instead if it's a family outing or a date; you can do no worse then to go for a buffet.

We went to the Theme Park on Sunday, and it was pretty cool, sat some of the rides, but not all of them as it was exhausting. I liked the Flume ride, but do wear something light as you might get drenched.

Anyways, I'm back. Now lets get to work.