Monday, 18 September 2017

Child Aid Asia 2017 Concert - Magical By Youth For Youth


I attended Child Aid Asia Kuala Lumpur : Magical by youth for youth concert held at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) recently. This concert was performed by talented young children. Some were very experienced and some were first timers.

Child Aid Asia KL is to raise funds for underprivileged children who are poor and not doing well in their studies but are talented in music or performing arts. These children would be given a chance to learn and do what they are talented in. 



Themed A Magical Journey, the concert event was supported by Kiwanis Club of Damansara. This concert brought children closer as friendship was formed and they learnt to work together. The concert is attended by guest-of-honour Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, Chairman of Malaysian Chinese Culture and Arts consultative council and blossom arts festival, Governor of Kiwanis Malaysia Mr. Vincent Lim and Dr. Mario De Castilo. The president of Kiwanis Club Damansara, Siaw Wei Tang, and the co-founder of ChildAid Asia Malaysia, Ralph Lim were also present.



Child Aid Asia managed to raise RM 70,000 of which RM10,000 of the proceeds will be presented to POBP Day Spring Selangor and RM10,000 to Matu Social Organization (MSO) to help them in their daily living. Child Aid Asia will receive RM 50,000. Thanks to donors and supporters Suntory and Paramount Properties for contributing RM50,000 and RM10,000 respectively.



Sixteen-year-old Yap is an award-winning musician. Among his achievements are winning the Grand Prix Award in the Junior category of the Asia Pacific Yamaha Electone 2014, and winning the silver medal at the Chopin 2012 Competition where he also won the Dato' Ruslan Award.

Fourteen-year-old Lau, for his part, is incredible with his prowess in beatboxing. His talent has taken him to as far as Germany, where he was invited to Munich to take part in the Super Kids talent competition last year. The teenager's love for music began at the age of three with the violin, but he discovered his love for beatboxing at eight, and has pursued the latter wholeheartedly since then.




I enjoyed the concert very much because I love music. I love to support events like this. Thank you for reading my blog post.


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Mooncakes Galore at Resorts World Genting

I am happy to know that the Mid-Autumn Festival is coming. I love to eat mooncakes and play cute lanterns with my brother and friends. Shopping centers have started to sell mooncakes and that's how I know the Mooncake Festival will be coming soon. Every year I see different flavoured mooncakes and there are many new flavours too. Chefs everywhere are being creative in making the best mooncake flavours.

At Resorts World Genting, many varieties of mooncakes await visitors at different locations. Mid-Autumn festival celebrants can purchase them at Genting Palace (2nd Floor, Genting Grand Hotel), Good Friends Restaurant (Level 2, Maxims Hotel), Malaysian Food Street (T4, SkyAvenue), Garden Courtyard (T1, SkyAvenue), and Grab & Win (Level 1, Sky Casino) from 19 August to 4 October, between the hours of 12 noon to 8 pm.

Chef Gan Chee Keong with his new flavour of mooncakes
There's also a kiosk at Wisma Genting selling these delicious desserts; OneHub (next to Resort World Tours ticketing counter) offers enough variants to cater to different taste buds. Visitors can purchase them from the kiosk from 11 to 29 September (except weekends and public holidays) from 11am to 4pm.
New tempting flavours this year are Snow skin blueberry paste, Green tea paste with black sesame jingsa, Sweet corn paste with single yolk, White pandan jade with buttermilk custard, Dragon fruit lotus paste with coconut jingsa, Pu er lotus paste with dry mandarin orange jingsa.

TOP                   : (From Left to Right)

普洱陈皮蛋沙 (NEW)
Pu Er Lotus Paste with Dry Mandarin Orange Jingsa – RM 19.00 nett per no

单黄金蜀蓉 (NEW)
Sweet Corn  Paste with Single Yolk – RM 19.00 nett per no

龍果椰皇金沙 (NEW)
Dragon Fruit Lotus Paste With Coconut Jingsa – RM 19.00 nett per no


BOTTOM           : (From Left to Right)

白玉奶皇金翡翠 (NEW)
White Pandan Jade With Buttermilk Custard – RM 19.00 nett per no

黑芝麻绿茶蓉 (NEW)                                                                                                   
Green Tea  Paste with Black Sesame Jingsa – RM 19.00 nett per no            

冰皮果仁蓝莓蓉 (NEW),
Snow Skin Blueberry Paste  - RM 19.00 nett per no

The normal traditional favourite are Low sugar white lotus paste, Lotus paste with single yolk, Lotus paste with double yolk, Red bean paste, Green tea lotus paste, Golden jade with single yolk, Durian lotus paste, Assorted Nuts “Ng Yan”, White lotus paste with black sesame yolk, Single yolk with pu er lotus paste.  
God of Wealth cookies are available in a pack of two pieces. And the more you buy, the more rewarding it is because every purchase of 50 boxes (each box containing four pieces) gives you a discount of 30%. Every purchase of four pieces of mooncakes comes with a free carrier mooncake box. So some here to get your mooncakes and try out the new flavours available.

For more information, call +603 6101 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com



Sunday, 20 August 2017

Hotel On The Park, Resorts World Genting


Hotel On The Park is the new hotel at Resorts World Genting replacing the old Theme Park Hotel. This new hotel is suitable for families or a group of friends to stay because there are mostly quad sharing and sixers rooms. This hotel was designed with more beds as Resorts World Genting is expecting an influx of visitors with the soon to be opened Twentieth Century Fox World.


There is a giant bench for customers to sit and a high pile of giant tea cups stacked up to the ceiling. There is also a trick mirror at the hotel lobby where I took many photos.





There are still 448 rooms with no structural changes but the new design makes the rooms look more spacious and very cute. My family stayed in the sixers room. There are a total of 3 queen sized beds. I loved the upper level of the bunk bed. There is luggage storage space below the raised sleeping platforms. What a great space saving idea!



I love the cute designs in the rooms especially the TV cabinet. In lieu of expensive heavy drapes and curtains, artists pitched in to hand draw designs in white paint on blackout roller blinds, resulting in original works of art in every room.



Cute hand drawn pictures are on the walls too. 

The bathrooms are separate rooms for the shower and toilet. There are 2 sinks so visitors do not need to fight if they want to use the sink at the same time.


Here are some photos of the quad sharing room type.



There are also rooms for the disabled. These rooms are more spacious for people on wheel chairs.




There are also honeymoon suites located in the valley wing which overlooks an uninterrupted panorama of the Genting valley offering stunning views of natural mountain forests. The suites designed around the four fun stages of romance - courtship, proposal, wedding and honeymoon are all executed as stand-alone units.

For more information on Hotel On The Park, visit www.rwgenting.com or call 03-6101 1118.


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

36-Hours Food Trail at Sky Avenue Restaurant, Resorts World Genting

Recently, my mommy brought my brother and I to Sky Avenue for the 36-hours food trail at 28 restaurants. We were very happy to be able to try so many different types of food but I think the time was too short. I was very full after eating at the first few restaurants. 



We visited Starbucks Reserve, Morganfield's, Inside Scoop, Tian Ma Bird Nest, Koong Woh Tong, I Love You, KyoChon 1991, DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe, Babajia, WanHoi Yamch'a, RichDad, Just Heavenly, Tampopo. Tai'Bae, Madame Waffle, Go Noodle House, Ah Yip Herbal Soup, BMS Organics, Canton-i, Tokyo Secret, Palsaik Korean BBQ, dal.komm Coffee, San Francisco Coffee, PappaRich, Flavurs, Zok Noodle House, Dome and Royale Vietnam.

I will mention on the restaurants that I really liked. For more information on this food trail review, please visit my mommy's blog at www.yeelinda.blogspot.my

DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe had very nice Super Heroes comic decorations on the tables, chairs, walls, menu, small figurines on display and even human size Super Heroes statues was one of my favourite because I loved themed restaurants. I believe all children love themed restaurants. 








We had Mera's Ocean Magic which was Seafood Spicy Spaghetti and Katana Sliced Hawaiian Pizza and drinks. All the food and drinks came on plates with the Super Heroes logo or have shapes of Super Heroes logo on the food. It was very cool and I loved it. 

I also liked the Chinese dimsum restaurant, WanHoi Yamch'a because the food tasted very delicious and they had those cute Custard Pau, BBQ Pork Bun and Salted Egg Yolk with Lotus Paste Fillings which were in the shape of birds in a cage. These were so cute, I did not feel like eating them. We took lots of photos with these cute and delicious dimsum food.




I also loved the extraordinary and unique food at Royale Vietnam  which serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine. I had never seen prawns served on a coconut with fire. This dish was the flaming prawns which tasted very delicious. The coconut water tasted different from normal coconut water and the prawns had some slight burnt taste which made it tastier.



The other really tasty dish was very nicely decorated. There were a mixture of Fresh Spring Roll, Fried Spring Roll, Summer Roll with Prawn, Sugarcane Prawn and Fried Chicken. You have got to try this dish if you dine here. 



My family and I visited Korea a few months back and when I saw Palsaik Korean BBQ, it reminded me of the time I dined at the same restaurant but at a different branch in Seoul. I loved the BBQ meat which was marinated in 8 different flavors namely ginseng, wine, pine, garlic, herb, curry, soy bean and hot pepper. Besides the BBQ meat, I was very happy to try Japchae (stir fried glass noodles with vegetables and pork slices) because it was so delicious I had to take the balance home. Since everyone was so full and could not finish it, I told mommy that I wanted to pack it home for lunch the next day. 


I had the tastiest porridge at Canton-i which I never tasted anywhere else. Even though I was very full, I still finished it because it was too delicious. The wontons were very big with prawn fillings. I also loved the Roast Goose and Roast Pork Belly, the skin was so crispy and the meat was very tasty and tender. 



For desserts, I loved Inside Scoop where I had waffle with ice-cream.



Madame Waffle gave us 2 smaller waffles with bananas and ice-cream. This was very delicious too.



My brother loved to eat the Tokyo Secret cheese tarts and cheese cakes.



Not forgetting the famous Tian Ma Bird Nest which I loved very much. The bird nests was very nice to drink but I had to add more sugar because I loved mine sweeter.

Clockwise from the top : Signature Double Boiled Bird's Nest, Bird's Nest with Pear, Bird's Nest with Ginseng Tea

Koong Woh Tong served herbal jelly and herbal tea. We finished ours very fast because my family loves to eat herbal jelly.


For the other restaurants food review, visit my mommy's blog at www.yeelinda.blogspot.my. Thanks to Resorts World Genting PR for this wonderful 36-hour food trail. It was not easy eating so much in a short time but I loved it.



Friday, 21 July 2017

SeniKome Peng Heng - East Coast Arts and Cultural Centre at Resorts World Genting

If you visit Resorts World Genting, remember to visit SeniKome Peng Heng. This is where you can learn and see the arts and culture of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu states. There is guided tour available 3 times a day.



SeniKome which directly translates to "Our Art" in the Pahang local dialect is dedicated to promote the beauty of the East Coast Malaysia's local craft, fashion, games, paintings, music and food. Peng Heng is the name stated in historical documents of the Ming Dynasty in the 1520's. 


'Wayang Kulit'


Gamelan is the tradisional musical instruments. Very interesting to play and explore.

Batik Paintings


Congkak


Wau (big kites on the wall), Congkak (tradisional game) and other games.


Painting


 For the next 2 months, there will be different art forms showcased every weekend. On 29 and 30 July 2017, visitors will get to witness the beauty of batik-making, a technique of hand-dyeing fabrics by using wax as a dye repellent.

Following that, silk screen painting will be in the limelight on 26 and 27 August, while a watercolor painting demo will be held on 31 August and 1 September. Joget Gamelan is the main highlight on 2 and 3 September, a demo on sketching on 9 and 10 September, pottery on 16 and 17 September and a weaving demo from 22 and 24 September.

If you are hungry, there are lots of traditional food such as Keropok Lekor, Nasi Kerabu, Mee Siam, bubur cacar and refreshing drinks such as pandan leaves, mint leaves, lemongrass, honey and asam boi..


You can buy souvenirs and gifts here at the end of the exhibition.




Admission tickets to SeniKome are priced at RM 8 for adults (RM 7 for GRC members) and RM 6 for children (RM 5 for GRC members). There's also the family package priced at RM 25 that allows entrance for 2 adults and 2 children. For more information, call +603 2718 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com

To read my mommy's blog, click HERE.