It’s early of June 2017 as of writing and May and June usually marks the midterm holidays for most schools in Malaysia. Yes. School’s out and I’m really excited about it. Why? Well, maybe some parents who are working a 9 to 5 job detests school holidays as they need to make arrangements to accomodate their children while they are at work and plan a vacation and stuff to keep their children from feeling bored, but being a freelancer, I love school holidays very much. It means I get to hangout with my son more and we get to do more fun things together instead of being in a boring routine loop.
As per our family tradition, I usually make a point to plan an eco-escapade and get close to nature during school holidays but this time around the midterm school holiday coincides with Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and therefore, tough outdoor activities that requires exertion are definitely out of question since my family and I are also observing Ramadan. So, instead of getting ourselves into some jungle misadventure again, we headed over to Resorts World Genting during the first week of holiday, as plenty of exciting things are going on up there during the school holiday; mainly the Genting International Children’s Festival.
Upon arrival at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting, a carnival-like atmosphere were abuzz and we were entertained by a brass band ensemble’s performances.The ensemble performed two songs at each of their designated light stop in SkyAvenue.
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Live band performing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”. Their performances was pretty cool and lively, and not having enough, my family and I went abit crazy and followed the band around in SkyAvenue to enjoy their performance at each of their stops.
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Initially, I thought that was all but I was completely wrong as just after the brass band ensemble made their exit, we spotted anime cosplayers coming out for meet and greet and entertain the kids. I’m a huge fan of anime. Characters spotted in the cosplayer’s entourage; Sailormoon, Dragonball characters, Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist characters, St.Seiya, One Piece character, Suicide Squad character and Disney prince and princesses.
Spotting Sailormoon and Dragonball characters is where my nuts practically went off the bolt. I’m a huge fan of these two anime series and behaving more like a school kid myself rather than someone’s mother, I chased after the cosplayers with my husband and son in tow for some pictures.
And of course, what Ellie wants, Ellie gets. And here’s yours truly with her all time favourite heroine, Sailormoon. Yup. That’s a Moon Stick I was holding. It’s Sailormoon’s weapon. But of course, mine was actually just a monopod that I bought months back from Jonker Street in Melaka.
Who strikes a better Sailormoon pose? Me or her?
From left: Vocaloid Hatsune Miku and Chun Li from Street Fighter.
Some other anime characters spotted: Naruto from Naruto Shippuden, Luffy from One Piece, St. Seiya and Alphonse Eldric from Fullmetal Alchemist.
Joker and Harley Quinn from the Suicide Squad.
Dragonball characters. From left: Son Goku, Freeza and Piccolo.
Here’s a pic of me with Piccolo
My son and Piccolo
My husband doing his Dragonball power up pose as Freeza watches on.
Being an avid anime fan, being able to meet and greet the characters is quite an exciting experience and almost a childhood dream come true. If you or your kids are an anime fan as well, you might want to check out the Genting International Children’s Festival. The Genting International Children’s Festival 2017 will be ongoing from 27 May to 11 June 2017. But if you are not, there are plenty other activities during the festival you can keep your eyes peel on.
Below is the schedule for your reference:
Cheers & Pom
Venue: Level 1, SkyAvenue
Time: 12noon, 2pm, 6pm and 8pm daily
Storyland: Cosplay Meet & Greet
Venue: Level 2, SkyAvenue
Time: 1pm, 3pm, 7pm and 9pm daily
Street Beats: Brass Ensemble
Venue: Level 3, SkyAvenue
Time: 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 6.30pm, 8.30pm daily
Paradise: Forest Fairies Ballet Dance
Venue: First World Rainforest, and Boulevard’s Parade at Genting Grand Open Car Park
Time: 1pm, 3pm, 5.30pm, 7.30pm daily
For more information on ongoing events at Resorts World Genting, call +603 2718 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com