Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Awana Bio Park Nature Trails At Resorts World Genting


My mom, brother and I were at Awana Bio Park, Resorts World Genting recently for some bird watching activity and to explore the 130 million year old rainforest. Can you imagine that the the rainforest is that old? This rainforest is very near the beautiful Awana Hotel which has an 18 hole golf course. 

Our bird watching activity came at the right time right after my brother asked mom to buy him a binoculars. My brother was very excited when Resorts World Genting invited us for a 2 days 1 night trip especially bird watching activity. 


We learnt different types of bird names from a very good book which Mr. Henry Goh showed us. We saw about 4 different types of birds that day.


Mr. Eddie Chan from Treks guided us when we explored the tropical rainforest. He explained that there is wifi and visitors can get more information about the plants, insects and other information by scanning the NFC code on their mobile phones. This is cool technology because I didn't expect to see all these in a rainforest. 


It was my first time going hiking in a rainforest and I find it a little challenging. Some areas were quite steep and some were covered with long grass.


The three new trails join the current selection of five adventures to be had in the jungles of Genting Highlands, all of which unveil different facets of the forest. Wifi Forest with Shinrin Yoku is an immersive experience combining the Shinrin Yoku concept of contemplative forest appreciation from Japan with strategic use of smartphone apps to reveal the rich biodiversity of the rainforest. The Treks Adventure Experience takes things a little more in the direction of courage – abseiling down a 24m boarded slope placed at a 55-degree angle to appreciate the jungle. As twilight descends, the brave and the inquisitive can venture out into the dark to encounter nocturnal animals with Trek’s Steven Wong over a Night Herping session. And for those who prefer the comfort of light, the Sunset Watch at The English Garden is a perfect compromise between day and night, indulging in the spectacle of the sun setting over the pristine rainforest of Genting Highlands. 


In addition to the activities designed by Trek, Resorts World Genting is also introducing a Pitcher Plants Conservation Project and a Bamboo Conservation Project at Awana Bio Park. The project will include participation from other organisations like Universiti Malaya, Birdlife and the Malaysian Nature Society for the study of forest rodents and wildlife, as well as partnering with Semai Orang Asli to promote indigenous craftwork and raise awareness of the role of bamboo in traditional food making.

We saw a beautiful pitcher plant there. 

All trails are conducted by specialist guides from Treks and are by appointment only, with the fees being RM75 per person for the Conservation Trail, RM95 per person for the Herb Forest and RM135 per person for the Biodiversity Trail. A minimum group of 3 is required for each trail. For bookings, please contact Trek Events at +6013 399 3667 or email info@treks.events. For enquiries on the Bamboo Conservation Project, please contact 013- 3993667 (TREKS Eddie).

My mom, brother and I learnt a lot during this trip and we enjoyed exploring the rainforest very much. Thanks to Resorts World Genting for this invitation.


Friday, 12 October 2018

Sea Turtles Releasing at Resorts World Kijal, Terengganu

Recently, my mom brought my brother and I to Resorts World Kijal, Terengganu for a short weekend trip. We were all very excited, happy and enjoyed our trip. Our hotel room had an amazing sea view and pool view.
I enjoy seeing the view from our hotel room.


My happiest moment here was planting turtle eggs and releasing sea turtles hatchlings to the sea. Turtles usually arrive on Terengganu beaches from April to September, mainly consisting of the common Green Turtle (Chelonia Mydas) and the occasional rare Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys Imbricate). Returning by instinct to the very area that they were hatched, the 7.6km beach at Resorts World Kijal is one of these hallowed places. For about three months, the eggs will lay incubating in the sand, only for the hatchlings to emerge during a full moon and speed their way to the ocean. In the years to come, many will return to the very same beach, completing the cycle of life. And Resorts World Kijal will be there waiting to welcome them back.


Turtle eggs need to be put in the hole the exact way it was laid. No tilting or turing the eggs.



Releasing baby sea turtles into the sea was a happy moment for me. The turtles are so cute. However, these baby sea turtles will be floating on the surface of the sea for the 1st week and most of them would be eaten by other fish or birds. Only 1 out of 1000 can survive and grow big. The female sea turtles will return to the very spot they were released to lay eggs.


There were also other activities which my brother and I enjoyed such as playing and swimming at the beautiful pool. 



Resorts World Kijal also organizes telematch games where we had a lot of fun. This was a great way to meet new friends.




There is also an 18-hole golf course here, giant Snake & Ladder, jacuzzi, bicycle riding and some hammocks to relax.



This is a very fun and educational trip. I would love to come here again. 
If you want to book a trip here, their address is : 

Km 28, 24210, Jalan Kemaman - Dungun, 
Kampung Meraga Beris, 24100 Kijal, Terengganu

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Museum Of Illusions


During the recent school holidays, my mom brought my grandparents, brother and me to Museum Of Illusions. It is located at 1st and 2nd floor of Ansa Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. It is open from Monday to Sunday from 9am to 11pm. Ticket price is RM 35 for adult, RM 25 for child and RM90 for family ticket.





I love this place because I learnt a lot about science and what we see that is actually not real. This is a great place to take family photos.


The Ames Room is very unique. The floor is slanting downwards towards the left and when people stand at the left side, they will look very small. Those standing on the right side would look like giants.



The color room has three main colors (red, yellow and blue) shining on the wall and when the colors mix, there will be different colors.




Kaleidoscope where you can see many faces. Quite fun playing here.



Going through the vortex tunnel made me feel dizzy. Make sure to see my video below to see how fast this spins.




There are lots of pictures, photos and other activities here. Come and visit to see how your brain reacts to different situations and why what we see may not be true.  This is a great place to play, learn and have fun!




For more information, you can visit www.museumofillusions.my.




Thursday, 16 August 2018

LOST WORLD OF TAMBUN GATHERS ALL MALAYSIANS FOR A CELEBRATION

In the spirit of celebrating Malaysia, Sunway Lost World Of Tambun (LWOT) will be hosting the Hello Malaysia campaign! To commemorate this special occasion, a myriad of activities will be prepared for Malaysians to get together to have a memorable ‘Malaysia Celebration’ in a relaxing environment of Ipoh surrounded by nature.


From 18 th August to 16 th September, visitors will be greeted with performance and activities such as Oh Merdeka! – a show which brings visitors on a trip down memory lane of Malaysia before its Independence Day, accompanied by Complete Malaysiaku, Rukun Negara Quiz and Merdeka Pinwheel DIY workshop for visitors to apply their patriotic knowledge in completing different challenges.

When it comes to street food, satay is undeniably the one delicious food that visitors can never resist. For those who wants more spice, be sure to participate in the LWOT Spicy Satay Challenge to satisfy your taste buds with the super-hot sauce satay, nasi impit, cucumber and onions, at the same time bring home a mysterious prize! 

After a long day of exhilarating activities, visitors can kick back and have a good time with loved ones under the starry night in complete comfort at Lost World Glamping – a trendy and glamorous style of camping which allows guests to enjoy the outdoors in a fun and relaxed way without sacrificing comfort.

“This campaign is held in conjunction with National Day and Malaysia Day, holds deep significance as it celebrates Malaysia and Lost World Of Tambun as a destination in one of Malaysia’s historical cities. Not only will this campaign build a stronger bond between Malaysians and also visitors from around to see and learn about the country’s beauty, it aims to also foster patriotism as they enjoy the Made In Malaysia natural hot springs and experience the mythical Luminous Forest whilst embraced in nature,” said Mr. Nurul Nuzairi Mohd Azahari, General Manager of Lost World Of Tambun.

Visitors are also able to redeem vouchers for in-park purchase when purchasing ticket (walk-in or online) with MyKad and MyKid rates. Enjoy offers for one (1) Adult entrance ticket at only RM58.20 and one (1) Child ticket for RM 54.00 online* during the campaign period. Alternatively, visitors can also get discounted price of RM61.30 for Adult ticket and RM54.70 for Child ticket at the ticketing counter**.

For more information on New Malaysia Celebration, log on to the website at
www.sunwaylostworldoftambun.com or its Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/lostworldoftambun or by calling the park at +605 542 8888.

*Tickets are valid up to 15 September 2018
*Tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours before the redemption
*Terms and conditions applied

*Applicable for MyKad or MyKid rate.



Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Ocean Groove with Maestro Ning - new SkySymphony show at SkyAvenue

There is a new Sky Symphony show - Ocean Groove with Maestro Ning at Sky Avenue. This is a computer graphic animated magical musical masterpiece featuring Maestro Ning, the sea turtle musical genius conducting a deep ocean orchestra. 



Genting Malaysia’s CG animated production company, Genting Studios, incorporated to deliver premium and world class content in CG productions. The show was produced over four (4) months by the Genting Studios team located in Los Angeles and Kuala Lumpur. The show is directed by Guy Vasilovich (All I Want for Christmas is You, Lego Star Wars) and executive produced by Daniel Regis Brown (Dex Hamilton, Pumpkin Reports) and Steven Lim Tze Siang (Saladin: The Animated Series, Bola Kampung: The Movie). “Ocean Groove” is an original composition by Emmy Award-winning composer Gigi Meroni.




Mr. Brian Machamer, Senior Vice President of Theme Park at Resorts World Genting said, “We at Resorts World Genting are very excited and proud to be constantly bringing our visitors new and original content to our SkySymphony screens. This school holidays, holiday makers will be awed by Ocean Groove with Maestro Ning. This show is a brilliant example of how Resorts World Genting constantly set new standards in entertainment by seamlessly weaving together CG animation, music and the magic of technology to produce a magnificent production. I’m sure this new show will be a success and will be enjoyed by people from all walks of life.”




Ocean Groove with Maestro Ning will be staged at the SkySymphony, where nearly four story high LED screens surrounding the concourse will come alive with the new musical show, complemented by the state-of-the-art 1,001 winch balls that synchronizes and move to form different shapes to tell this colorful and musical underwater story. 


The five (5) minute show features Maestro Ning in the deep-ocean with his orchestra playing a powerful original composition, “Ocean Groove”.  The Maestro is a musical genius; a tempestuous sea turtle who embodies the artistic temperament. With a flick of his baton, the Maestro makes musical magic with the colourful collective of fish and crustacean instruments on a stunning stage in the ocean depths.

At the Times Square stage at SkyAvenue at Resorts World Genting for the upcoming weeks in May for only six days, there will be a very special live dance performance where visitors can journey on a marvellous adventure with colourful and fun creatures from the depths of the deep blue sea. Visitors can catch 15 performers come out as silly crustaceans, a fabulous octopus witch, seahorses, charming corals and other mysterious mythical creatures from the ocean.



Ocean Groove with Maestro Ning premieres at SkySymphony on May 19, 2018. Shows are complimentary and are scheduled throughout the day, with different presentations on a rota from 10 am to midnight alongside other SkySymphony shows. Other shows include the Forest, Urban Symphony and The Goddess. The Forest is a bioluminescent universe, where endangered species unique to Southeast Asia come to life; Urban Symphony showcases the daily chores from waking up to going to work whilst The Goddess is inspired by a magical kingdom above the clouds.

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



The First 20th Century Fox World Studio Store Opening at Resorts World Genting

I was at the 20th Century Fox World Studio Store grand opening with my mommy and brother recently. This is the first 20th Century Fox World Studio Store in the whole world and I was really excited.


This store is located at level 2 of Sky Avenue, Resorts World Genting. There was mascots appearance from the characters of Rio and Ice Age and also a beautiful dance performance before the ribbon cutting ceremony. 



My brother and I enjoyed eating the popcorn, ice-cream, cotton candy and cakes there. 


There are lots of clothes, key chains, fridge magnets, bags, mugs and other nice souvenirs from movies such as Ice Age, Planet of the Apes, Aliens vs. Predators, Robots, Rio, Epic, Night at the Museum and many more.





Everything here is so nice and beautiful, I wish I buy all these. I did get some fridge magnet, key chains, 3D stickers and a fan for myself. 

For more information, please visit www.rwgenting.com



Friday, 9 March 2018

Special Screening Of Operation Red Sea Marks The Opening Of Bona Cinemas At Resorts World Genting

The special screening of Operation Red Sea marks the opening of Bona Cinemas at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting on 24 February 2018. This was a historical day for Bona Film Group as their Chairman and General Manager of the board, Mr Yu Dong came personally from China for the special screening of Operation Red Sea and the opening of their first cinema outside of China.


The event was graced by YB Senator Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Mohd Salleh bin Tun Said Keruak, Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman & Chief Executive of Genting Malaysia, Datuk Lim Chee Wah, President of VXL Group, Mr Hui Lim, Executive Director and Chief Information Officer of Genting Malaysia and Dato’ Fauzi Ayob, Director General of FINAS.
Claiming the spotlight on the red carpet was Mr. Dante Lam, the director of Operation Red Sea, who thrilled the gathered fans. Also present were Ms Candy Leung, the producer of Operation Red Sea, Raymond Yip, film director and Zhai Tian Lin, actor from China and Datin Sophia Hu Jing. Local actors and celebrities who were also present include the award winning local star, Crystal Lee who acted in Bona Films titled Unbeatable. She received the Best Actress Award at the Shanghai International Film Festival in 2013. Together with her were Steve Yap, Fiona Yeo, Andrea Lee, Jacqueline Tiang, Billy Ng, Agnes Lim, Michael Chin and Bei Fu Quan.

The grand event kicked started with a spectacular lion dance performance followed by a multi-cultural traditional dance by Istana Budaya’s Muhibbah dancers.  

In his speech, Mr Yu Dong said, ‘We are very honoured to have the opportunity to work with the Chairman & Chief Executive of Genting Malaysia, Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay. Having now opened a Bona Cinemas outside of China at SkyAvenue, it is a beginning of many new plans we have in Malaysia.

‘Resorts World Genting is a well-known tourist’s destination in China. It is a world class integrated resort with so many speculator entertainment options for people from all walks of life. Talking about just Chinese tourists to Malaysia, approximately half of these visitors have visited Resorts World Genting last year. We are indeed proud to be part of Resorts World Genting and we certainly hope with this opening and collaboration with the Genting Group, we are able to introduce more movies, film stars and entertainment to the Malaysian audience,’ added Yu Dong.

From left to right : Ms. Candy Leung, Mr. Yu Dong and Mr. Dante Lam

Yu Dong further explained that the group has considered Resorts World Genting as an ideal location to open its first cinema, given the strength of the Malaysian Chinese entertainment market and synergies with the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox World theme park. Bona Cinemas is planned to be the first project in a long-term relationship between the Bona Film Group and Resorts World Genting. Special showcases and potential film festivals are being planned in Malaysia, while the relationship could extend to Bona Film Group entertainment events in Beijing and Guangzhou.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was also held to mark the opening of Bona Cinemas by YB Senator Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Mohd Salleh bin Tun Said Keruak, Mr Yu Dong, Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Datuk Lim Chee Wah, Mr Hui Lim, Dato’ Fauzi Ayob, Dato Seri Lee Choong Yan, President & COO of Genting Malaysia, Dante Lim, Mr Allan Wang Yi, Bona Cinemas Chairman, Raymond Yip and Candy Leung.

Bona Cinemas at SkyAvenue currently has four cinema halls in operation. An additional two halls – a 48-seat VIP theatre and a 250-seat IMAX theatre – will be opening in the second half of 2018. Equipped with state-of-the-art projection technology, Dolby Atmos surround sound systems and comfortable chairs, Bona Cinemas in Resorts World Genting will showcase a full range of cinematic experiences, from Hollywood blockbusters to Chinese historical epics, from international comedy to local Malaysian productions.

Celebrities who were at the event

The event continued with guests invited to watch the special screening of Operation Red Sea. Operation Red Sea is a Chinese-Hong Kong action film directed by Dante Lim, who also directed the Operation Mekong and many other top box office movies. In an earlier press conference, Dante said over CNY500 million (approximately MYR310 million) has been invested to produce the movie which was filmed in Morocco, showcasing military battle by the Chinese Military team that covers land, sea and air.   



The movie starring Zhang Yi, Du Jiang, Huang Jingyu, Hai Qing and Prince Mak, is based on a true story about a China-led evacuation mission during the 2015 Yemeni Civil War.  The movie is co-produced and co-funded by Bona Film Group.  

The movie made its debut on the 22 February in Malaysia and has received tremendous good reviews. In China, the movie is currently ranked No 2 with CNY1.7 billion (approximately MYR1.05 billion) at the box office. I have yet to watch this movie but am planning to watch it soon.

For more information on Bona Cinemas, please visit www.rwgenting.com or call 03-6101 1118.

BACKGROUND - BONA FILM GROUP

Bona Film Group is listed on the New York NASDAQ stock exchange.  It was founded in 1999 as a film and television production and distribution firm, and was the first private firm to receive a film distribution licence from the Chinese state.

It is now one of China’s largest film distributors, having produced and distributed over 220 domestic and international films with a cumulative box office of almost CNY200 billion (approximately MYR123 billion), including many familiar titles like The Taking of Tiger Mountain (智取威虎山), The Grandmaster (一代宗师), Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (龙门飞甲), Red Cliff (赤壁), Dragon Tiger Gate (龙虎门) and Confession of Pain (伤城).

In China, it has also expanded into cineplexes, with more than 50 locations in major cities.