Tuesday, February 4, 2020

CNY family Cuti Cuti Malaysia | Genting Highlands half day trip

We took our CNY leave in 2 smaller chunks over 2 weekends this year to accommodate our babysitter's overseas trip. Wondering where to have some fun despite the gloomy Wuhan virus pandemic. So we decided to brave the weather to visit Genting Highlands again.

One can choose to drive up the highland or Park and Go. We decided to park at Genting Premium Outlet/Awana Skyway's undercover multilevel car park. The rate was about RM5/hour though- kind of pricey as our parking ended up with RM20.20 with 10% touch and go surcharge.

Genting Highlands Premium Outlets (GPO)
KM13, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang
Opens daily 10am-10pm
03-6433 8888

After layering ourselves with an extra jacket, socks and closed shoes, we were ready to brave the weather. The children were genuinely excited to ride a gondola up to Resorts World Genting (RWG). Each standard gondola could fit about 10 people comfortably. It was raining so the ride was fairly windy and misty. Nevertheless it was a good 10 minutes spent. A round trip cost RM16/adult. The management was concerned about visitors' health as many hand rubs were ready for use in both GPO and RWG. There were also thermal scanners are the entrance of the gondola station.

As we were already peckish at arrival, we headed straight to Morganfield's Sky Avenue.  We frequent Morganfield's for their great service, short waiting time and attentive staff.

Morganfield's Sky Avenue Genting Highlands
Level 1 (towards Arena of Stars)
Opens daily 11am
03-6101 1699

These were our orders:

Mini platter for 2 (Captain's catch)
- half a slab of roast pork ribs, 2 slices of battered fish fillet with tartar sauce, garden salad with lemon vinaigrette, 1 original sausage, 1 black pepper sausage and a serve of fries.
- We would say it wasn't mini at all! Juicy and sticky ribs marinated to perfection and roasted until it just melted in our mouths.

Mac and cheese from the kid's menu
- Rich cheddar cheese sauce, chicken slices, brocolli florets, steam sweetcorn and fries. These are all time kids' favorites and can never go wrong.

Small sides
- fried calamari rings with crispy tempura on a bed of garden salad and salsa.

After a sumptous lunch, a short stroll brought us to a chanced family portrait session with a tiger mascot. Yi was simply amazed by the life sized mascot.

Zipping up our jackets, we ventured to Metro City when the drizzle came to a halt. Lucky us, we managed to bump into CNY dance performance with Ang Pau giving by the God of Fortune.

Metro City
Level G, SkyAvenue Genting – entry below Bona Cinemas

On the way down to pick up our car, we spent some time shopping and having a cuppa at GPO. I must say they have good bargains for branded stuff all year round. Food and beverage service was at a similar price tag as KL City.

Look at how engrossed the children were watching a movie in Cotton On kids.

This CNY we managed to meet the "God of Fortune" thrice- at Genting Highlands, Desa Park City and Jeff's Kitchen. Maybe it's a sign that we will do well this year? Huat ah!

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