Hotel On The Park, A Family Friendly Accommodation in Resorts World Genting

Living in Kuala Lumpur is like living in an oven that’s being switched on to slowly roast a whole bird. The weather is always uncomfortably hot and therefore, my family and I always fancy places with more cooling weather whenever we decided to go for a short getaway. Since we are living just about 45mins drive away from the Genting Highlands, naturally this place became our number one family weekend’s destination of choice whenever we want some R&R. It is the only place that’s not only near home, but offers cool climate all year round as well.

Resorts World Genting has been our favourite weekend getaway destination of choice for many years now. Those who doesn’t know better, Resorts World Genting is just well known for being a gambler’s heaven. But to me and my family, Resorts World Genting have more to offer than just the casinos. It’s actually nature lovers’ paradise and a foodie heaven. But I won’t be elaborating on that in this post. Instead, I’d like to share with you the latest family-friendly accomodation in Resorts World Genting; Hotel On The Park.

Hotel On The Park was previously known as Theme Park Hotel. The Theme Park Hotel in Resorts World Genting holds many nostalgic memories for the generations of guests who have stayed in the rooms and enjoyed its proximity to the magical world of Malaysia’s only mountaintop amusement park. Since the closure of the attraction in 2013, the Theme Park Hotel followed suit, but only so it could re-emerge ready to give a whole new generation of thrill seekers an insight into creative hotel expansion. There are plenty of attractions nearby the hotel; but a must visit attraction around is defnitely The English Garden which is just across the road and SkyAvenue, which is just about 5-10 minutes walk away.

The hotel is now opened and known as Hotel On The Park, a nod to its proximity to the upcoming first-in-the-world Twentieth Century Fox World Theme Park. Hotel On The Park has no structural changes on the cards. The hotel is still retaining its 448 rooms to accomodate guests, but with vast improvements. Gearing towards family and fun, guests might feel as if they are in Wonderland. When I say Wonderland, I am literally refering to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, of course. Once you walked in into the lobby, you’ll spot giant teacups, giant bench and a bank of trick mirror, reflecting places that Alice passed by as she explored Wonderland when she followed the White Rabbit into the Rabbit Hole.

My family and I had an opportunity to stay at Hotel On The Park during our most recent weekend getaway in Resorts World Genting, and here’s a picture of me and my son at the entrance of the hotel.

I didn’t manage to get a picture at the giant teacup and the giant bench as there were other guests hanging around there for photos. And so instead of waiting for my turn for a photo, my family and I headed for Eatopia for a quick bite before checking-in. This in-house cafe offers quite a few things for famished guests; pastries, pasta, Nasi Lemak, cookies and even sushis. They are all reasonably priced, so if you found yourselves hungry during your stay in Hotel On The Park, you can head over to Eatopia for a quick bite to calm the growl in your tummy.

There’s a mirror trick art in the lobby. I decided to give it a go and here’s fooling around at the lobby before checking-in

My husband, doing his Spiderman pose.

Me and son fooling around

Just us, being crazy before checking-in.

Here’s our access card. Cute, don’t you think?

Our room was a Sixers with Double Decker Bed. It was located at level 3 in Hotel On The Park. Here’s a picture of the hallway. Again, I felt like Alice walking into a maze in Wonderland.

The ‘Eat Me’ and ‘Drink Me’ machine spotted while walking to our room and I believe other floors has these too. These vending machine sells instant noodles, tidbits, drinks and the likes.

A video of our room

Our room, a Sixers with Double Decker Bed. The two queen-sized beds are propped on the tatami-style with one built-up Queen sized bunk bed above another platform. Very clever interior, I must say. The novelty of the bunk beds are bound to have children clamouring to sleep on top, allowing parents a chance to rest without fidgety children in their proximity. The raised sleeping platforms also serve as storage spaces. Compartments in the platforms are used to store luggage, while room safes are also built into the drawer. As the name suggest, the room can accomodate up to 6 pax at a time. Definitely great for families with young children.

Huge Queen-sized bed

The bed is pretty comfy and here’s my bed selfie.

Me and my son, fooling around on the bed. Why? Because it’s fun, of course.

Kid wanna check out the double decker bed

And so here’s us, checking out the double decker bed.

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. I find this really creative and refreshing.

More cute deco spotted in our room. But these are’s just drawings. It is a functional trick art deco. Clothes can be hung on knobs around which artists have drawn outlines of closets. The television set too is hung on brackets with artwork around it to make it seem that it is enclosed in a TV cabinet. Cleverly done.

There’s a study table by the window. And here’s a pic of my husband doing his stuff while our son chill around on the bed.

One of the trick art in our room. Me, sitting in an imaginary armchair.

Me, trying to get a pic of myself with the artsy pic, but well, I’m not much a photographer. Failed to get the whole background in the photo. Oh well, can’t say I didn’t try.

Bathroom was spacious. Shower room and toilet are in seperate stall.

Toiletries are provided by Hotel On The Park, so no worries about not having any should you forget to bring your own during your stay.

Bedroom slippers are provided as well, with ‘Happy’ and ‘Feet’ embroided on it to keep our feet happy.

So my husband and I put on these ‘Happy Feet’ slippers. So, did we feel happier? Of course we felt happier. With the kid snoring away on his bunk bed and not anywhere near us that night, we pretty much get cuddlier and more.

My most recent visit to Resorts World Genting is definitely made more enjoyable by my experience in Hotel On The Park. I highly recommend this hotel for people who would like to spend quality time uphill with their families.

For more information; booking and pricing for Hotel On The Park, please visit www.rwgenting.com or call 03-6101 1118

Popular Limited-Time Dishes Earn a Permanent Spot on the Hard Rock Cafe Menu

Fans of Hard Rock Cafe’s limited-time menu offerings have reason to celebrate, as five popular items including Serunding Burger, Cauliflower Burger, Atomic Burger, Java Lava Burger and Pasta Arrabiata have earned a spot on Hard Rock’s core menu. These popular menu items have moved from cult favourite to center stage as a result of consumer demand during popular in-restaurant activations including the Vegetarian Menu and World Burger Tour.

Hard Rock Cafe’s new menu additions include:

Cauliflower “Wings” – crispy Buffalo-style cauliflower served with bleu cheese, celery and carrot sticks.

Cauliflower Burger – a house-made patty of cauliflower, garlic, egg, goat cheese, oregano and breadcrumbs, topped with zucchini, squash, Monterey Jack cheese, arugula, tomato and garlic aioli, served on a toasted bun.

Atomic Burger – Beef patty topped with spicy fried onions, fried jalapeños, Monterey Jack cheese with arugula, vine-ripened tomato and Atomic ketchup.

Java Lava Burger – Beef patty grilled and dressed in a house-made espresso rub and topped with lava sauce, crunchy java onions, bacon, melted Cheddar cheese and garnished with a fried jalapeño.

Southern Salad – Fresh field greens and kale tossed in a vinaigrette with vine-ripened tomatoes, turkey bacon, roasted corn, pecans and hard-boiled egg. Topped with Southern fried chicken, and a tangy barbeque drizzle.

Haystack Chicken Salad – This Hard Rock Special combines fresh mixed greens, carrots, corn, diced tomatoes, pico de gallo and shredded cheese. Topped with tupelo fried or grilled chicken breast. Tossed with ranch dressing and topped with spiced pecans and crisp tortilla straws.

Guests can stop by Hard Rock Cafes in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Kota Kinabalu to experience the latest menu offerings or visit www.HardRock.com for more information.

5 Awe-Inspiring Islamic Architecture in Selangor

Eid Al Adha (Hajj celebration day), is a festival that is celebrated across the world in Islamic communities and occurs towards the culmination of the Hajj pilgrimage every year. It’s the second most important festival in the Islamic calendar which marks the end of Hajj.

Immerse in awe-inspiring Islamic architecture of beautiful domes, majestic mosque structures and learn more about Islam in Malaysia’s most developed state. Here are the top 5 most iconic mosques in Selangor.

1) SULTAN SALAHUDDIN ABDUL AZIZ SHAH MOSQUE

Also known as the ‘Blue Mosque’, it is the largest in Malaysia and also in Southeast Asia. It is situated beside the Raja Lumu Lake in Shah Alam.
For details: T +603 5519 9988 / 7966 7977 I www.mssaas.gov.my I GPS 3.078940, 101.519824

2)SULTAN SULEIMAN ROYAL MOSQUE

The mosque’s architecture is of Western Art Deco and Neoclassical styles. Attractions are the Tangga Diraja (royal stairs) from Istana Alam Shah and a royal mausoleum, mesmerizing stood in Klang.
For details: T +603 3371 6044 I www.mpklang.gov.my I GPS 3.03477, 101.45052

3) ALAEDDIN MOSQUE (CITY MOSQUE)

Built in Kampung Bandar, Kuala Langat in 1924 by Almarhum Sultan Suleiman Shah, this mosque was inspired and inaugurated by HRH in 1926. Once the Selangor State Mosque, HRH often read the Friday sermon here.
For details: T +603 5519 0050 I www.padat.gov.my I GPS 2.85791, 101.44299

4) KLIA MOSQUE

The Sultan Abdul Samad Mosque or better known as KLIA Mosque is situated close to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
For details: T +603 8319 0200 / 603 8319 0300 I www.mpsepang.gov.my I GPS 2.78782, 101.67645

5) SULTAN IBRAHIM MOSQUE

It is the district mosque of Kuala Selangor. Located at the city centre, the mosque was completed in 1985 and opened by the late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah. It was named after the 18th century ruler of Selangor, Sultan Ibrahim Shah, who reigned from 1778 to 1826.
For details: T +603 3289 1439 / 6331 I www.mdks.gov.my I GPS 3.32833, 101.25798

All Day Dining Temptations at TEMPTationS, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur

First and foremost, I am a woman. A typical one at that and can be quite undecisive and picky, especially when it comes to food. I never considered eating as just a form of necessity to keep me alive, but I consider it as an art, something to be taken seriously. And when I say taking things seriously, it means that I won’t just shove just about anything into my mouth just because I’m hungry. The food needed to be good. But of course, it is not easy to decide on what to eat whenever I dine out, as sometimes when the mood strike, I want just about everything; from East to West, and almost everything under the sky.

Lucky for me, I’m living in Malaysia. A country that is pretty much a global village when it comes to food. We have almost every culinary delights that originates from all corners of the world.

TEMPTationS has revamped its Indigenous and International Flavors in a Brand New All Day Dining Menu recently to offer a more exciting dining approach with delicious new dishes. And here’s recommending some pretty cool ones from TEMPTationS, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur.

With my host Mr. Yvo van Dijk, Director of Food&Beverage Renaissance KL.

Here’s some all-time favourite classics given new breath in the newly revamped menu; pizzas, pastas and burgers.

Niscoise Salad (RM39.00) is a salad that originated in the French city of Nice. Made from tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, Niçoise olives, anchovies, and dressed with olive oil. Pretty refreshing and highly recommended to those who wants some light bites.

Tagliatelle Turandot (RM49.00) is basically seafood pasta with fresh tomatoes and olive salsa sauce. Generously strewn with mussels, prawns, fish and squids, the pasta is not just comforting but satisfying on the tummy as well.

Supreme Chicken Breast RM46.00. Grilled chicken breast served with polenta cake and a side of corn demi-glace.

Hainan Chicken Rice (RM42.00). Hainanese chicken rice is a dish adapted from early Chinese immigrants originally from Hainan province in southern China. It is considered one of the national dishes over here in Malaysia, consisting of fragrant buttered rice, poached chicken slices, blanced kailan and served with a bowl of clear chicken soup and a side of ginger paste, chilli sauce and dark soya sauce dipping. If you are a lover of chicken dish and comfort food, I doubt you will find another local dish that celebrates both quite so thoroughly in such a wholesome way.

Rendang Pizza (RM44.00). A new addition to the American style 10 inch pizzas is the handmade Rendang Pizza, generously topped with chunky chicken rendang, pepper, pineapple and bean curd as well as a dash of bird’s eye chili for an added punch on the palate.

R Burger (RM48.00) was constructed from 200 gm of Angus beef patty, aged cheddar, beef strips, lettuce, tomato slices, dill pickles. It was served in a bed of seeded buns and a side of fries. Burger fans should not miss this. It was perfection incarnate and simply delicious. Worth every single calories gained, I assure you.

R Cheesecake (RM39.00). The cheesecake came with vanilla chantilli and coconut tulle alongside with refreshing mango salsa on the side. Guaranteed to satisfy anyone with sweet tooth.

Focusing on indigenous cuisine, with over 50 items to choose from, diners can now savor a range of Western, Asian and Local dishes specially prepared with sustainable and locally sourced fresh produce in TEMPTationS, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur. From S
Starters and salads tosSandwiches, soups, Indigenous Asian food and pastas, comfort food, pizzas and desserts, the refreshed menu has it all covered.

The restaurant is located at the East Wing Lobby Level, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel. To discover more or to make a reservation, call 03 27716692 or email: [email protected]

***Prices are inclusive of 6% Goods& Services Tax(GST).

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Gobble Your Hearts Out at TEMPTationS, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur

Looking for a place to indulge yourselves during lunch or dinner with your loved ones? Fancy hosting a business dinner over some good food? Want to indulge your inner glutton? Well, here’s sharing with you some good news; TEMPTationS, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur is offering a superb ‘Gobble Gobble Value Buffet Special‘ where you will be able to gobble and guzzle without burning your wallet. Executive Chef Helmut Lamberger and his team have crafted special menus on rotation basis tailored to cater to every palate where diners will also be able to savor a tantalizing selection of dishes spanning from East to West.

Here’s sharing with you what you can expect from the buffet; from soups and salads to a variety of seafood on lce to start off your meal,there is also a hearty selection of homemade breads and cheeses to be relished. Specials at the Dinner Buffet include live stations dishing out Chicken shawarma, Roasted lamb shoulder with rosemary jus, freshly grilled chicken and beef satay and salt crusted baked whole seabass to name a few.

Lamb Shank Stew with Mashed Potatoes

Indian Style Spicy Potatoes

Braised Mushrooms and Vegetables

All time Malaysian favourite; satay

Sweet and Sour Fish

Chilli Crab

Seafood on ice

BBQ station; pick whatever you want and the chef will BBQ your chosen items for you.

Live station where you can customise your own noodles.

Live station where you can create your own pasta to your liking.

All things cheesy

Assorted salad

Keropok, traditional Malay crisps are also found at the buffet.

Do remember to make room for desserts as the pastry chef has lined up a display of colorful pudding with vanila,chocolate or mixed berry sauce. What’s shown up here are merely a fraction of them.

Gobble Gobble Value Buffet Special promo will be ongoing from 1 August until 30 September 2017, every Thursdays to Saturdays.

Lunch buffet is priced at RM60nett per person while Dinner Buffet is priced at RM80nett per person.

Diners will also be able to complement their meals with 2 hours of free flow of house wine at RM66nett per person or 2 hours free flow of soft drinks at RM22nett per person and complimentary car park at the hotel basement.

The restaurant is located at the East Wing Lobby Level, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel. To discover more or to make a reservation, call 03 27716692 or email: [email protected]

***Prices are inclusive of 6% Goods& Services Tax(GST). This offer is not valid with any other voucher, special promotions, membership card benefits or other discounts. Terms and conditions apply.

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Cantopop Sensation, Grasshopper Celebrates Life and Music at Resorts World Genting

The beauty of life celebrated through music is what Grasshopper’s upcoming concert at Resorts World Genting is all about—and the Cantopop stars are sure to impress with their musical delivery.

Live Goes On Let’s Celebrate Grasshopper 2017 in Genting is scheduled to be held at the Arena of Stars on 31 December 2017, 10pm, and the trio from Hong Kong intend to ensure it is an event that emanates positive vibes to usher in the New Year. The message of the concert is, after all, about liveliness and positivity—something the group hope to share with their fans.

Grasshopper reveals how their philosophy has always been to live life to the fullest and having their music reflect how life goes on no matter what happens. Generating an atmosphere of excitement and vital energy at their concert is hence something the group would want to do in the name of entertaining their fans.

Grasshopper, of course, needs no introduction. Consisting of Calvin Yat-Chi Choy, Edmond Chi-Wai So, and Remus Yat-Kit Choy, the group have been hugely popular throughout the 80s and 90s. Set up in 1985, the trio first established themselves at the New Talent Singing Awards where they were subsequently offered a recording contract with PolyGram Records in 1987. They released their debut album in 1988, followed by their second album later the same year.

In 1990, the trio crossed over to the Taiwanese music market where they remained active throughout much of the decade. Although they took a break from the music industry after years of success, they never actually broke up and have continued to reunite periodically in order to perform together.

Prices for the concert tickets are priced at RM808 (VIP), RM598 (PS1), RM398 (PS2), RM288 (PS3), and RM128 (PS4); excluding RM4 processing fee.  GRC (Genting Rewards Card) members enjoy a standard 10% discount via cash or credit card, and Genting Points redemption. This is applicable for all price scales. Admission is one ticket per person applicable to adults, children of all ages and infants.

For more information, call +603 2718 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com.

Editor’s Pick: What to Eat in SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting

Sky Avenue, the latest lifestyle shopping mall in Resorts World Genting has been opened for quite some time now. Located at 6,000 feet above sea level, SkyAvenue is easily accessible via the cable car from Awana SkyWay.

One thing about this Southeast Asia’s latest premium lifestyle destination is that it is a home to plenty of top brands from around the world. Finding things to eat at SkyAvenue can be a bit overwhelming on your first visit as there are so many restaurants around, but don’t worry, here’s a little foodie guide on where to eat at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting:

FOR THE COFFEE AND TEA ADDICTS

Can’t live without your daily caffeine fix?Wanna chill out over a cuppa tea or two with your friends or loved ones in the clouds? Well, fret not. SkyAvenue have plenty of cafés for you to get your daily cure:

Starbucks Reserve
Outlet location: Level 3- T2B-31
Business hours: 10am-10pm daily

No, this is not your regular Starbucks Coffee joint. The Starbucks Reserve is more than just the usual grab and go coffee place. The coffee beans sold in Starbucks Reserve‘ often come from remote and rugged places, with limited harvests from lots as small as a family backyard. Each bags of coffee beans are extremely limited and can often last only a matter of weeks in Starbucks Reserve. The coffees are individually ground and brewed by the cup just for you, so if you are looking for a cup of coffee that you can customize to your liking, Starbucks Reserve is the place to go. I’m not an expert coffee drinker enough to recommend you any of those exclusively brewed coffees here at Starbucks Reserve, but if you need any help in customizing a cuppa, just ask your Coffee Master for recommendations. They will be most pleased to help you out in your coffee selections.

San Francisco Coffee
Outlet location: Level 4- T2C-07

If you want more than just coffees, San Francisco Coffee is a good place to grab a quick bite. San Francisco Coffee offers not only coffees to go but plenty of gourmet sandwiches and warm pasta too. You may dine in at San Francisco Coffee, or just grab and go, but I highly recommend dining in, especially if the weather is sunny as the outlet is located at al-fresco area with great view of the Genting Highlands sky.

Dal.komm Coffee
Outlet location: Level 4- T2C-10

Fans of Korean dramas will most likely find Dal.komm heartwarmingly familar. Featured repeatedly in a well known Korean drama series ‘Decendants of The Sun’, Dal.komm Coffee definitely lives up to the expectation of a nice dating spot. Offering irresitibly sweet drinks and desserts, Dal.komm Coffee will surely satisfy even the fussiest foodie. You may grab and go your coffees from Dal.komm Coffee, but I highly recommend dining in as the desserts are mostly good to be eaten immediately. Dal.komm Coffee is located at an al-fresco area in SkyAvenue where the outlet is overlooking the fantastic view of the vast Genting Highlands sky. Definitely a wonderful place for a date with your loved ones.

Richdad
Outlet location: Level 1-T2-17

This outlet is operated 24 hours and if you are looking for something to fill your tummy at ungodly hours while you are staying in Resorts World Genting, then just head over to Richdad.
Richdad SkyAvenue offers a selection of coffee and non caffeinated drinks alongside with a selection of freshly made pastries and local delights. Among the must try items on their menu are their signature Grilled Chicken Masak Merah and their Beef Rendang with Rice.

PapaRich
Outlet location: Level 4 T2C-06

Loves chilling out in mamak joints or a local kopitiam and wants something similar on the menu while you are in SkyAvenue? Well then, just head over to PapaRich. Whether you are craving for toasts with half boiled eggs or a bubbly cup of Teh Tarik, PapaRich have it all. Their menu is not only limited to light bites but extended to Malaysian favourite dishes like Nasi Lemak and Nasi Ayam too, so if you are looking for a taste of local delights that you usually enjoy in your favorite kopitiam or a mamak joint, PapaRich is your best bet.

Dome Cafe
Outlet location: Level 1 T2-46&47

Dome Cafe offers a selection of delicious food on their menu alongside with both caffeinated and non-caffeinated drinks. Their pasta and pizza is a must try. And if you dine with children, you might want to check out their children’s menu too and order something from there as their children’s menu offers quite a selection of impressive treats.

FOR THE HEALTH CONSCIOUS

On a diet? Looking for something nourishing to eat? Fret not, there’s a few outlets in SkyAvenue that’s offering something healthy for the health concious to indulge too:

BMS Organic
Outlet location: Level 1 T2-19

BMS Organic offers nothing but organic goodness, and whoever says vegetarian food does not taste nice obviously haven’t been to BMS Organic. All the food in BMS Organic not only taste fabulous but highly nourishing as well. Some of their signatures includes Lei Cha and Herby Broth Pot with Multigrain Rice. Highly recommended to those who want to watch what they eat, but wants to enjoy good tasting food at the same time as well.

Koong Woh Tong
Outlet location: Level 4 T2C-05A

Feeling heaty, feverish and lethargic? Don’t let fatique overwhelms you, grab some Chinese herbal refreshments at Koong Woh Tong. They have plenty of heat relief reliever beverages over here. Some of the herbal beverages over here may taste slightly bitter on the palate but if you don’t like bitter drinks, you may request for those sweet ones instead.

Tian Ma Bird Nest
Outlet location: Level 4 T2C-05B

Ladies would especially love this outlet. Tian Ma Bird Nest offers bird’s nest soup that’s made from high quality bird’s nests at a fraction of the price. Tian Ma Bird Nest not only will help you boost your beauty from the inside, but will keep your purse pretty as well.

CHILDREN FRIENDLY MENU

DC Super Heroes Cafe
Outlet location: Level 3 T2B-06

Dining with young children can be quite a pain, especially if they are very picky with their food. SkyAvenue have plenty of children and family friendly restaurants but DC Super Heroes Cafe tops the list. The cafe adopts super hero theme where not only the deco features superheroes theme, but the food are presented in superhero theme as well. How can anyone say no to burgers or pizzas presented in Superman’s logo or pastas presented in Batman shaped logo? I bet nobody can. All the staffs in DC Super Heroes Cafe are dressed as superheroes as well, so don’t be surprised if anyone donning Superman or Batman shirts come and serve you. The young and the young at heart will definitely love this highly instagrammable cafe.

I Love Yoo!
Outlet location: Level 4 T2C-02B

I Love Yoo! is simply a shop serving porridge and assorted fried stuff. Everything is pretty light and easy and even toddlers would be able to appreciate the simple but nice food over here.

ASIAN DELIGHTS

Wants a taste of famous Asian delights? Whether you are craving for a bowl of Udon or some spicy Korean food, SkyAvenue have plenty of restaurants that’s offering Asian cuisine for you to choose from.

Kyochon 1991
Outlet location: Level 1 T2-33

Since the opening of its first store in 1991, KyoChon 1991 has been voted Best Fried Chicken by South Koreans for 13 consecutive years and many years later, this brand of fried chicken finally arrived in SkyAvenue. Korean drama fans would be pleased to discover that Kyochon 1991‘s Korean fried chicken does not only look good in Korean dramas but taste good as well. The fried chicken over here are freshly made to order and therefore, it’s nothing like those fried chicken you get in fast food restaurant.

Babajia
Outlet location: Level 1 T2-16

Fancy some Baba&Nyonya cuisine from Malaysia? Well, head over to Babajia. This restaurant offers authentic Baba&Nyonya cuisine. Among the dishes that comes highly recommended on their menu are the classic all time favourite Baba&Nyonya’s Cincalok Omelet and the refreshing Cendol. This restaurant operates 24hours every day, so if you find yourself famished at odd hours during your stay in Resorts World Genting and wants something nice to eat, just head over to Babajia. Your tummy will be eternally grateful for it.

Tampopo Delicieux
Outlet location: Level 1 T2-20&21

Tampopo Delicieux is a beautifully inviting restaurants that offers Japanese delicacies, mainly ricebowls, ramen and udons. An excellent place to dine in especially if you are feeling cold or in need of some comfort food.

FOR THOSE WITH SWEET TOOH

Those with sweet tooth need not worry about lacking places to lurk at as SkyAvenue have plenty of sweet offerings around. Looking for pastries to sink your teeth into? SkyAvenue has it. Wants some delicate cheesecakes? They have that too. Ice creams? Well, yes, there’s plenty selling those too. Check out some of the dessert places that tops our list:

Madame Waffle
Outlet location: Level 1 T2-40

Madame Waffle serves of course, waffles as the name suggest. You can grab the Belgium waffles to go from Madame Waffles if you are in a rush but if you have time, do have a seat and enjoy the pleasure of enjoying some sweetly satisfying Belgium waffles topped with various kind of ice creams and toppings. They are simply delectable, I assure you.

Inside Scoop
Outlet location: Level 1 T2-45

Inside Scoop offers icy goodness in the form of sweet ice creams and sourish sorbets. But if you are looking for more, they have waffles for you to pair your sweet confections with as well.

Tokyo Secret
Outlet location: Level 1 T2-42

Tokyo Secret is well known for it’s divine tasting cheesecakes and cheesetarts, but recently they came up with Oolong Tea Cheese Drink as well. Tokyo Secret is definitely a must patronize if you are a fan of all things sweet and cheesy.

Just Heavenly
Outlet location: Level 1 T2-55

Just Heavenly offers freshly baked cakes for all occasions. You may opt to buy the whole cake or just a slice or two to enjoy at the outlet. Their cakes menu varies daily, so be sure to ask for recommendations if you’re feeling adventurous and wants to try some of their seasonal offerings.

After personally exploring SkyAvenue with my family during our recent 36hours foodtrail adventure, I believe that SkyAvenue is truly a foodie heaven and whether you want to just chill out with your lover or go for some casual dining with your family, there’s always something for everyone, so go on up, and have a blast exploring the culinary treasures that SkyAvenue had to offer.

NOTE: ALL RESTAURANTS LISTED ABOVE ARE PORK- FREE OUTLETS

SeniKome Peng Heng, Resorts World Genting

SeniKome Peng Heng literally means ‘Our Art’. The word ‘Kome’ was inspired from the original dialect used by the locals in Pahang and some other states in Malaysia. ‘Peng Heng’ on the other hand is a name recorded in historical documents of the Ming Dynasty during the 1520s, which refers to the east coast of the Tanah Melayu/Malay Peninsula. Interesting, no? ‘SeniKome, Peng Heng’ is actually one of the latest attraction in the First World Plaza, Resorts World Genting and it refers to the exhibition which introduces art and local culture of the Malaysian East Coast, focusing on Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan. As we know, the East Coast is quite rich with cultural art and some of the people are still clinging to the customs and traditions inherited from their forefathers. Works of art and culture that is exhibited here in SeniKome Peng Heng shows the identity of the East Coast with its own uniqueness.

My family and I were given the opportunity to visit this attraction and we were impressed with the exhibits over here. Here’s sharing with you some of the exquisite artefacts on display at SeniKome Peng Heng.

Among the eye-catching exhibits at SeniKome Peng Heng is this; A set of exhibit in Senikome Peng Heng where metal statues features Silat stances, an ancient Malay martial art practised widely in the olden days by Malay warriors.These are created by Raja Shahriman Raja Aziddin. Raja Shahriman was born in 1967, graduated with a degree in Fine Arts specializing in Art Sculpture, UiTM.

Here’s yours truly, imitating the statue’s Silat stance at Senikome Peng Heng. I think I did a bad job, though.

Old school songket/fabric weaver

Batik sarong

Kain pelikat

Songket

Traditional toys exhibit

I used to play this traditional game as a child.

Wau Bulan, a traditional Malay kite originating from Kelantan.

Another interesting exhibit at Senikome Peng Heng; Wau Kenyalang. Kenyalang is a Malay word for hornbills. When this traditional kite is airborned, it will produce a hornbill’s kind of squeaking, hence the name ‘Wau Kenyalang’.

Wayang kulit a traditional shadow play performance is also available here.

Behind the scene of a Wayang Kulit stage.

Traditional Malay bird’s trap.

Traditional Malay bird’s traps

Gamelan; a traditional Malay musical orchestra

Playing a tune with Gamelan instruments with my husband and son at SeniKome Peng Heng.

Souvenir shop offering all sort of traditional art and crafts are also available here, so if you ever visited, you can grab some as a token of your memories too.

SENIKOME PENG HENG is located on Level 3, First World Plaza, Resorts World Genting.

Ticket price:

Adult: RM7.00 (Genting Members), RM8.00 (Malaysian) and RM10.00 (Tourist).

Child RM5.00 (Genting Members), RM6.00 (Malaysian) and RM8.00 (Tourist).

Family package 2 adults and 2 children is RM25.00 (Malaysian) and RM32.00 (Tourist).

For more info visit on SeniKome Peng Heng, please hop over to: www.rwgenting.com/SeniKome/

East Coast Cafe, Resorts World Genting

Last year, when I took a trip to Resorts World Kijal in Terengganu, I was given the chance to experience plenty of East Coast’s delicacies. They are truly unforgettable and I’ve been missing them terribly since. Terengganu is quite a drive away from Kuala Lumpur, my home state and going over just to indulge my gluttony is not quite practical.

But lucky for me, I don’t have to go all the way to Kelantan or Terengganu to indulge in the authentic taste of East Coast Malaysia. Just about 45 minutes drive away from Kuala Lumpur, East Coast Cafe in First World Plaza, Resorts World Genting promises to spoil you with the flavours of the East Coast.

The cafe is located at Level 3, First World Plaza, just beside SeniKome Peng Heng. Here’s some of the East Coast delicacies that I managed to try at the East Coast Cafe.

Traditional Malay Kuih from East Coast Cafe. Not quite sure what these are called, but both of these traditional cakes are the sweet kind.

Karipap Ikan. A common tea-time snack in the East Coast. Karipap Ikan is basically currypuffs with fish and coconut fillings. Inwas expecting it to be savoury, but Karipap Ikan’s taste lean slightly on the sweet side. Some may not like the fishy tasting currypuff, but I find it pretty tolerable.

Keropok Lekor,a traditional Malay fish cracker snack originated from the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. It is also called fish sausage, fish stick, or fish fritters. It is made from fish and sago flour and seasoned with salt and sugar. It’s usually paired with sweet and spicy chilli sauce. Simply addictive and I did not just stop at one piece.

Mee Siam, which means “Siamese noodle” in Malay, is a dish of thin rice vermicelli popular in. The one served in East Coast Cafe is slightly spicy, but highly appetizing on the palate.

Nasi Kerabu is one of the many popular dish which is mostly served at the East Coast of Malaysia. Literally translated as rice salad and this dish usually comes with blue coloured rice and all sort of vegetables meat floss with a touch of the unique spicy gravy on top of it. This is simply a divine and wholesome treat.

Bubur Cha Cha was all right, I guess. I forgo this in favour of plain water when I patronized East Coast Cafe.

Overall the dining experience in East Coast Cafe is really pleasant and should you crave for some authentic East Coast delicacies during your visit to Resorts World Genting, you might want to give this a go.

For more info on this cafe, please hop over to www.rwgenting.com.

Tian Ma Bird Nest, SkyAvenue Resorts World Genting

I had the opportunity to visit a rather interesting F&B outlet in SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting not so long ago. If you briefly read this restaurant’s signboard in Chinese, the reataurant is simply known as ‘Tian Ma’. The Chinese characters for ‘Tian Ma’ literally translate to ‘The Sky Horse’ or ‘The Heavenly Horse’. While this particular outlet is named after either a ‘Sky Horse’ or ‘Heavenly Horse (not really sure which one cuz I’m not really proficient in the language)’, it doesn’t exactly sell any horse’s meat or anything related to horses. Far from it, in fact. It actually sells bird’s nest tonic/soup.

Bird’s nest tonic is known as the elixir of youth by the ancient Chinese. Consumed among the rich and royalties, it is said to be able to preserve one’s beauty and helps to balance the ying and yang in the body. Fast forward to a few thousand years later, people are still consuming the miraculous tonic as the consumption of edible bird’s nest has been scientifically proven to have several health benefits such as stimulating the regeneration of cells, strengthening our immune and respitory system, as well as improving the performance of our internal organs. One of bird’s nest most sought after beauty benefits is it’s ability to rejuvenate cells while promoting smooth and radiant skin in the long run.

Here’s some assorted nourishing bird nest’s soup from Tian Ma Bird Nest SkyAvenue that I managed to try:

Bird’s Nest with Pear (RM29.70). This bird’s nest tonic is simply refreshing. It was served warm and has a slightly bittersweet aftertaste from the poached pear.

Bird’s Nest with Ginseng Tea (RM23.90) was my favourite. There’s a generous portion of bird’s nest in it, accompanied by goji berries and ginseng slices. Slightly sweet on the palate, this tonic is surely pleasant to drink. It left no lingering aftertaste whatsoever, and I think even young children would be able to enjoy this

Signature Double Boiled Bird’s Nest(RM93.30). This tonic is a the outlet’s signature and came highly recommended. Generously brewed with Chinese dates and goji berries, this tonic taste rather thick and rich. It’s without a doubt, sensationally nourishing. It was served with a side of sugar syrup. You may choose not to sweeten the tonic if you want to forgo sugar in your diet, but the syrup does wonder to the tonic’s taste.

Me, being pampered by my husband with bird’s nest soup. Having the luxury of enjoying bird’s nest soup like this makes me feel like I’m an Ancient Chinese Empress reborn in the modern world, I must say. I certainly would want a repeated experience.

If you love all things luxuriously nutritious, you’ll definitely love this outlet. Tian Ma Bird Nest offers bird’s nest soup that’s made from high quality bird’s nests at a fraction of the price. Tian Ma Bird Nest not only will help you boost your beauty from the inside, but will keep your purse pretty as well.

Tian Ma Bird Nest is located at Level 4, T2C-05B SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting.

For more info, please hop over to www.rwgenting.com.