It is all monkey business in Resorts World Genting. From the eve to the second day of Chinese New Year, as many as 228,000 visitors came up to Resorts World Genting to usher in the Year of the Fire Monkey.
The celebration kicked off as early as 2.00 pm on the eve of Chinese New Year, where visitors on the way up to the Resort were pleasantly greeted by Ms Katherine Chew, Vice President of Resort Communications & Public Relations and Mr Khor Hai Peng, Vice President of Security Department. During the short 2 hours at the second check point, a total of 2800 bags of mandarin oranges and special red packets were distributed to bring cheer to all its guests to the resort and to welcome the Lunar New Year.
The celebration followed by a grand Reunion Dinner that evening at the Genting International Convention Centre for over 1000 guests. They were entertained by Malaysia’s very own Divas namely Irene Barr, Yu Yan Shan and Chen Ai Jia.
After dinner all guests adjourned to the Arena of Stars for Hong Kong’s popular singer Hacken Lee Chinese New Year Concert. The energetic concert started from 10pm and ended almost three hours later. He surprised the crowd by delivering many of his greatest hit songs of which some were pieces sang by Jackie Cheung, Alan Tam, Leslie Cheung and other popular singers. During his solo concert he also brought in two special guest artistes namely the young and talented local Huqin artist, Chan Pik-sum and special guest RX rapper artist Wong Ho Pong.
Pik-Sum showcased her skills on the Chinese bowed string instrument known as Erhu in a romantic music called Fly Flower. She also used a higher pitched erhu called Gao-hu in another popular Cantonese folk song called Half Moon Serenade. While Pik-Sum serenaded the audience with heavenly music, next up came RX rapper artist, Wong Ho Pong who awed the audience with his rendition of hip hop pieces that included rhythmic and rhyming speech plus MCing/rapping.
The atmosphere at the concert was exuberant. Before the clock striked 12.00 midnight, Hacken Lee made a countdown together with the guests and welcomed the lunar New Year with a bang. He walked down from the stage to shake hands with his fans before giving away fortune bags and goodies.
On the 2nd day of the Chinese New Year, the celebrations continued with ‘Monkey Gods’ appearing together with fairies, Resorts World Genting Choy San Yeh (Prosperity God) and ‘Lions’ in and around the resort as early as 8 am.
At 2 pm, a spectacular high-stilt performance was held at the lobby of Genting Grand. Eight ‘Lions’ from award winning Kun Seng Keng Lions Troupe from Muar, Johor together with ‘Prosperity Gods’, ‘Fairies’ and ‘Monkey Gods’ were seen merry making with hundreds of customers before the grand performance started. It was a spectacular and dynamic show where two ‘Lions’ were seen jumping from stilt to stilts.
Guests of Honor included Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman & Chief Executive of Genting Malaysia Berhad and his wife Puan Sri Cecilia Lim, Dato Sri Lee Choong Yan – President and Chief Operating Offer and senior management team of Resorts World Genting. Concurrently, Hong Teck Lion Dance troupe is also performing daily around the resort until Chap Goh Meh, 22 February.
Meanwhile at First World Plaza, visitors who are fans of Old Master Q were entertained by the first ever on stage live show. The show features Old Master Q, the well-loved comic book character and his friends, including the kind-hearted yet humorous Mr Big Potato, the straitlaced Mr Chin, the lovely Ms Chan and Mr Zhao. The show organised by Resorts World Genting is currently held at the Times Square Stage at the First World Plaza from 12pm to 12.30pm, 5.30pm to 6pm, and 8pm to 8.30pm until 29 February.
Besides being on stage, fans of Old Master Q would be interested to know that Master Q and his friends will be merry making at various locations of the resort during the Chinese New Year festivities and will distributing Ang Pow to lucky customers.
For those who wants to get close to the ‘Monkey Gods’ for good luck, take note that they will be wandering and monkeying about the Resort from now until 22nd February 2016 and in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration, Resorts World Genting is offering Ang Pow Give Away Room Package Promotion. Priced at RM168 nett per package, guest will be entitled for one night stay at First World Hotel standard room that comes with buffet dinner for two persons at Coffee Terrace. The room package booking is available now until 21 February, while staying period is from 12 to 20 March 2016.
For more information about the Chinese New Year Celebration at Resorts World Genting or room package booking, please call +603 2718 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com.