When I was a just a little girl, I was quite a bookworm. I read all sort of books as they are a form of escapism for me. They gave me the sort of joy that nothing else could give me.
One of the books that I’ve read as a child that got my head in the clouds for a little while was Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll. Unlike other fairytales that I’ve read, Alice in Wonderland is quite queer. It tells a story of a young girl who has fallen asleep under a tree in the garden after reading a storybook, and dreamed of an adventure in a strange world known as Wonderland.
While the story was just a story, it has quite an impression on me as a child and I wished that I too, could go to Wonderland, just like Alice . Alas, it remained just a childish dream until recently; where I ventured to Wonderland.
Okay, okay. I’m just exaggerating. I didn’t exactly go to Wonderland but I went to Resorts World Genting, where they are having Wonderland Parade in conjunction with Alice in Wonderland live musical thay will be ongoing throughout the school holiday in March.
The Wonderland Parade at Tulgey Wood, FirstWorld Rainforest
I must say that the Wonderland Parade is pretty cool and highly entertaining. The parade was not only lively but featured all sort of fantastical characters. Some prominent fictional characters that I recognized is the Mad Hatter and Bugs Bunny.
During my visit, I managed to take some photos with the characters of Wonderland Parade. Here’s one taken at The Food Factory when they made a special appearance to entertain underprivileged children who were there to watch Alice in Wonderland musical, under Resorts World Genting CSR initiative.
Here’s one taken at Genting Grand Hotel
And here’s one taken while I was passing by FirstWorld Rainforest.
The Wonderland Parade’s schedule is as below, so if you’re in Resorts World Genting during these period, you might wanna try to catch them too.
12.00pm – 12.30 pm Tulgey Wood @ FirstWorld Rainforest
2.00pm – 2.30pm Garden Courtyard, SkyAvenue
4.00pm – 4.30pm Genting Grand Hotel, Boulevard
6.00pm – 6.30pm Garden Courtyard, SkyAvenue
7.00pm – 7.15pm Parade to Genting International Showroom
9.00pm – 9.30pm Tulgey Wood @ First World Rainforest.
Anyway I did mentioned about Alice in Wonderland musical, didn’t I? Well, my family and I had the opportunity to watch that too and it was absolutely riveting.
Alice in Wonderland is an international collaboration between Canadian director-photographer Suzannee Goyette, Chinese playwright Wang Lingyun and visual director Tao Kai.
A scene in Alice in Wonderland where Alice first made an appearance.
Alice’s first time meeting the White Rabbit.
A closer look at the mischievous White Rabbit
The scene where Alice met the mythical Cheshire Cat.
Weird but lovable characters
The wicked Red Queen finally made an appearance.
The angry Queen
The main characters for Alice in Wonderland.
This musical is not quite the Alice in Wonderland’s story that I’m familar with. If you’re to ask me, I’d say this is an artful interpretation of Alice in Wonderland where Alice accidentally ventured into Wonderland after following a White Rabbit and gotten herself into trouble after eating the giant cake that was made for the antagonist of the story, the wicked Red Queen. I won’t spoil the story for you but as the story develops, we will see Alice meet more interesting characters and see finally sees Alice being the saviour of Wonderland.This enchanting musical featured 10 original songs and cutting-edge three-dimensional projections. This is a Mandarin production, but no worries, there’s English subtitles for non native speakers.
Details for this musical is as below:
Date: 17 – 26 March 2017
Time: 4pm* & 8pm (4pm show on every Sunday)
Venue: Genting International Showroom (GISR)
VIP RM 268.00
PS1 RM 168.00
PS2 RM 98.00
** Excluding RM4 processing fee
Every tickets comes with a bottle of Alice in Wonderland limited edition candy.
Alice in Wonderland Room Package from RM859 nett. One Night Stay in Y5 Triple Room4 Alice in Wonderland VIP tickets (2 Adults + 2 Children)Inclusive of RM4 processing fee
Booking Period : Now until 26th March 2017
Staying Period : 17th – 25th March 2017
For more information, visit www.rwgenting.com