Affordable Holiday Getaway: Genting Highlands

With a blink of the eye, 2015 is already coming to it’s end. November and December in Malaysia is usually associated with the dreadful monsoon and rainy days. Not quite a favourite among parents and young children as coincidentally, November and December also happens to be school holidays.

School holiday is a season where most parents would love to take some time off and spend some quality time with their children. While I wouldn’t exactly recommend you to go for holidays in the East Coast where the monsoon hits hard, I’d say a short getaway is still possible for those who want to go for a retreat or a day trip.

Understandably, budget can be quite an issue these days due to the depreciation of Ringgit Malaysia value and traveling to international destinations can be quite costly, so here’s recommending a domestic holiday destination that you might want to consider in November/December 2015; Genting Highlands.

Genting Highlands, although much more well known to the world as a gambler’s heaven is more than just a gambling den. It has much more to offer than just the casinos.

Here’s sharing with you an affordable school holiday travel ideas without having to splurge your Ringgits.

While on your way up, stop by and visit Chin Swee Caves Temple.

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It’s picturesque and the best part? It costs nothing. Being a place of worship, no entrance fees whatsoever is imposed. Donations for temple maintenence however, is welcomed.

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Located at 4,600 feet above sea level, the temple is about 5–10 minutes’ drive from the peak of the mountain, there is plenty to see in the vicinity of the temple, even if you are not a worshipper. Apart of a giant Buddha and Goddess of Mercy’s statues, you’ll discover that the temple also offers journey to enlightment through the depiction of heaven and hell via realistic scene brought to life through statues.

To drive up, refer to Waze or Google Map. Below is the address for your reference.

Chin Swee Caves
Genting Highland
69000 Genting Highland,
Pahang, Malaysia.

Done visiting and exploring Chin Swee Caves Temple? Feeling famished? Drive up to the peak and have buffet lunch at Coffee Terrace at the Lobby Level of Genting Grand Hotel.

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Savour dishes from the opened kitchen buffet concept eg Local, Flavors of Malaysia, Chinese, Western, Japanese & Western Asian. There are also varieties of appetizer, salads and desserts on the buffet spread.

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Flavours of Malaysia ranged from homey dishes to favourite hawker fares.

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Chinese food selection also offers a variety of local favourites.

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Western delights.

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Desserts

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Traveler’s tip from me:Take your time and indulge your inner gluttons at Coffee Terrace. It doesn’t even cost a a bomb,considering the location that is usually known as a gambler and tourists’ trap. From 1st to 30th November 2015, you can enjoy buffet lunch spread at Coffee Terrace for just RM38 per pax of adult and RM19 per child. Buffet lunch time: 12.00 noon to 2.30 pm. Do note that the rate is only applicable on weekdays and non public holidays only.

Coffee Terrace
Lobby Level of Genting Grand Hotel
69000 Genting Highland,
Pahang, Malaysia.

Walk in welcomed. For bookings and inquiries, click HERE

When you are done having your tummy satiated, it’s time to get your mind entertained. There are plenty of ongoing shows at the Genting International Showroom. Right now, there is one ongoing magic show that I could personally recommend for the whole family; Ed Alonzo The Psycho Circus of Magic and Mayhem.

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Fairly interactive and engaging, the show will keep you hooked.

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Ed Alonzo, one of America’s foremost comedic magicians has appeared in a number of television shows, will be showcasing his magic cum circus like show from 7th November 2015 to 13th March 2016.

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Aso known as the ‘Misfit Magician’ for his famous madcap sense of humour, Ed Alonzo will be showcasing his magic cum circus like show, he will make you wish that you’re part of his mad circus.

Psycho Circus of Magic & Mayhem is priced from RM88 (PS2), RM128 (PS1) to RM168 (VIP). Children’s ticket price are at RM48 (PS2), RM68 (PS1) and RM88 (VIP). For bookings and inquiries on the show, you may check out HERE

Too tired to drive down and would like to extend your day trip and have a relaxing R&R up in Genting Highlands? Just stay for a night, then. First World Hotel is offering rooms at a very reasonable rate.

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Book online for First World Hotel room promotion at just RM55 nett for a Standard Room one night stay. Or opt to stay in the new XYZ Deluxe room for just RM80.

All infos are correct at time of publication. For more information, please call 03 – 2718 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com for more information.

One comment

  1. suituapui says:

    Have not been to Genting for years and years. Perhaps it is a great idea to go before they complete the theme park up there, probably would be a lot more expensive then, so very cheap – the rooms right now.

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