I need a holiday. All the time. And thanks to Nuffnang, before I knew, I was on a road trip with some other bloggers. Good timing too; after PSLE, before SA2. Of course, needless to say, we went up to Genting. If you are an avid reader, you would have knew it!
Prior the trip, I knew Tiffany Wong, Ann, Amanda and Clarence Chan will be going too. What luck to be going on another trip with my favourite HomeBloggers. We were arranging how to get our asses to Golden Mile at 6am on a Saturday. Thanks to my ever so loving dad we managed to picked everyone BUT Ann up. All of us spammed her since 4am. She finally answered my call at 6.20am and although we already in the coach at the hour, she rushed down and made it!
Wait, let me just cut to the chase and start the entry when we already stamped passport, urined, alighted at Yong Peng for a quick bite, urined again, went round and round up the hill where we finally reached our destination:
Genting. Highlands. Genting Highlands. City of Entertainment.
Genting Highlands, otherwise known as Resort World Genting, is a hill resort in Malaysia, developed by the nice people at Genting Group. The man behind the genius idea of Genting is none other than the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong. It all happened when he was on a business trip to Cameron Highlands in 1964.
It was about 1.30pm where we arroved at the lobby of First World Hotel.
I wasn't famished but excited to see what was in stored for us in the restaurant we are supposed to lunch in. I never knew Genting had restaurants Well, that prolly is because I am always stuck in the casino and eating off my points. Oh, I got upgraded to a Silver membership on this trip. Maybe because Silver Ang was my roomie so I had good roomie and good fortune.
Before we went up to our respective rooms, we made arrangement to meet downstairs at 4.30pm. However, Clarence Chan came up to my room with shorts and slippers. Then, we discuss about how we might go straight to the dinner restaurant which had strict dress code (no shorts, no slippers) after free and easy. We went up to Clarence Chan's room so that he can change. Of course, time was running out.
We obviously missed the bunch. We looked for them up and down the lobby then decide to just walk around and find them. Of course, Genting not say very small and there were crowds of people. How to find!
Clarence Chan and I decided to head to the casino. That's what I wanted to do in Genting anyway. Its the only casino in the whole of Malaysia. I had to make new cards because I misplaced mine and apparently you can't use Resorts World Singapore one here.
Here's where I hate my boots. They are heavy and I tripped and I fell. If you follow me on Instagram (@robotgranny . Follow me! I follow back! ) , you will have seen my boo boo and how I made Koh miss it over FaceTime (because he is in Bangkok currently). Ya, I change 3GS to iPhone 4. Its an upgrade for me okay since Ive been very loyal to 3GS for 4 years.
No photos in the casino but I can google them for you. Lets just say after my fall, i was on a roll.
We walked around Adidas (regret not buying Koh the shorts now I've abundance of Ringgit and I think changing back to Sg, will make me lose abit of dollar.) and finally found them at Sasa, buying masks. It was cheap but I dont do mask (in fact, I dont know how) so I got myself makeup remover by Biore. The one at Koh's home is finishing. Even when I buy mask, I make Koh use it. He more vain than me one lor on a normal basis.
I was very curious as to what other desert they will serve if people dont order their specialty lamb ice cream. Therefore, being me, I told the waiter that I am pregnant and I cannot take lamb. You know who pregnant ladies got weird cravings and certain food items put them off? Yea, that was what I was going for.
Their service was superb! The waiter immediately changed my desert to a minty one. I shared with everyone because not many of them fancied the lamb ice cream and also because I am very nice and dont want them to let the cat out of the bag that I am actually not pregnant. So Pakcik, if you are reading this, saya mintak maaf.
After dinner, we have our free and easy time again. Jonathan, Clarence and I headed to the casino which was just above the restaurant while the others went to sing K. Jonathan and I discussed the probabilities and then we ended up watching the poker table. He got confused with the game and despite how hard Clarence and I explained to him, it still confuses him. I get it. You really have to play the game in order to understand the game.
We went on our separate ways and I got back only at 4am with pockets full of cash. Some Indian guy in the casino asked me "how much". How much your bloody Indian head. I was so scared he will follow me and I dont want to get robbed but EVERYONE ELSE WAS ASLEEP.
The next day, I didnt wake up for breakfast. Silver Ang slapped my butt awake at 9.33am 15 minutes after she woke up. She is so considerate. Let me sleep for another 15 minutes while she get ready. I swear when i jolted up, I thought fire.
We went back to the hotel and packed our bags. Headed to the Cafe Lobby for lunch before we leave to head back to Singapore.