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 or call 03-6101 1118.


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.

The Playtime Video Games Park at Sky Avenue, Resorts World Genting

My brother and I love to play arcade games and we were so happy to play at The Playtime Video Games Park, a newly opened arcade at Sky Avenue, Resorts World Genting. 

If you love virtual reality (VR) games, you have got to try out The Spacetime Squad Virtual Reality game here. This game gives players an out of this world experience.

My brother and I had a lot of fun racing here and my brother won 1st place. He is really good at playing arcade games.

I was better at the shooting game and managed to hit more targets.

All these games uses the EZiCash card. The card can be reloaded once you finish the credit in it. If you are hungry, there are many restaurants nearby including Wendy’s, The Baker’s Cottage, Texas Chicken, Pizza Hut, Kenny Roger’s Roasters, Marrybrown, Jr Curry House and Only Mee and Boat Noodle. There are also many stalls around the Marketplace area offering airbrush tattoo services, cute character backpacks, ice cream and more.

For more information, call +603 6101 1118 or visit

Jurassic Research Center at Sky Avenue, Resorts World Genting

Resorts World Genting is a fun place for both adults and children. My family loves to visit Resorts World Genting because there are lots of fun things to see, do, play and learn. If you really love dinosaurs and want to see real size dinosaurs come to live, check out the Jurassic Research Center at Sky Avenue. 

You can actually hear these dinosaurs roar and see them move. It really made me feel like I traveled back in time when dinosaurs were alive and roaming in the jungle.

There is no better way of learning than interactivity and this centre does that best. Visitors will be startled when a Tyrannosaurus Rex magnificently roars as they walk by and witness a strange looking Gigantoraptor rear its head at them which really brings the place to life. Here, visitors can get up and close with dinosaurs like never before. 

There is even a fossil laboratory to study the different specimen models of dinosaur fossils with detailed inscriptions. The exciting highlight is a 4D experience of witnessing velociraptors wrecking havoc in a discovery lab.

Operation times are from 10.00am to 10.00pm. Prices for the attractions may be purchased
separately or in a combo of two or three attractions. Prices vary for standard tickets for adults and children and for Genting Rewards members. For more information, call +603 6101 1118 or visit

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Ripley's Believe It or Not, Resorts World Genting

Ripley's Believe It or Not Adventureland is a very fun place for children and adults. Visitors that step into the area will immediately be greeted by armored elephants as they flap their massive ears.

Ripley Odditorium offers a self-guided tour through 100 exhibits. There is a careful balance between the strange, the shocking, and the beautiful. In the Odditorium, there are works of art made from everyday objects, incredible collections, and strange hobbies. I enjoyed seeing all the strange and weird but true things here at the Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium.

Vampire Woman
The World's most amazing man

Giant gorilla made out of tyres

Three-leg duck

This man's eyes can pop out.

There are more than 100 exhibits here. There are exhibits from the worlds of science and illusions, hands-on interactive displays, videos, wax figures, cartoons, photos, rare artifacts, and state of the art special effects, all set in exotic themed surroundings, including spooky graveyards, lush jungles and scenes of natural wonder. 

I also loved the eye illusions section where I learnt more about science. Some experiments are hands-on type too.

There are lots more you can see, so please come up to Sky Avenue at Resorts World Genting and see all the exhibits yourself. For more information,  call +603 6101 1118 or visit

Trick Art Photos At Alive Museum, Resorts World Genting

Recently my mommy brought my brother and I to visit Alive Museum at level 4 of Sky Avenue, Resorts World Genting. There are so many new attractions here while waiting for the 20th Century Fox World Theme Park to be completed. Alive Museum is where visitors can take trick art photos from the from the detailed artwork. I tried my best to post so the photos can turn out beautifully.

Those familiar with the Korean wave or Hallyu will be thrilled to see paintings of famous celebrity figures such as Lee Kwang Soo, Gong Yoo and Song Joong Ki and for the chance to take a photo with them. 

Visitors will be blown away by the world of imagination created by the murals that cover almost every inch of the space with imaginary scenes such as a UFO and prominent landmarks such as the Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul.  The trick art Alive Museum is a must-visit for those wanting to add something special to their social media.

The ticket price is RM 38 per person. Free admission for those less than 36 months old. Opening hours is from 10:00am - 10:00pm and last entry is at 9:00pm. For more information, you can email : or contact: +603 6101 1075.