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7 Things to do at Resorts World Genting

I was looking for a weekend staycation getaway when the opportunity to visit Resorts World Genting came knocking! What awesome timing! The last time I visited Genting, I was so small I remembered I had to be carried up the coach for the steps were too high for my short legs and I didn’t hit the minimum height required for most rides! So I was determined to go for as many rides as possible during my trip there, only when I realised that….

WHAT? THE THEME PARK IS CLOSED? SINCE WHEN?

So I quickly did more research – turned out RWG is currently building something BIGGER and BETTER!

Resorts World Genting in 2013 , RWG in 2016 revealed at end of the post!
Resorts World Genting in 2013 , RWG in 2016 revealed at end of the post!

Withholding my disappointment, I decided to go for this trip with a open heart – Im sure glad I did! There’s still so much fun and activities to explore, trust me, I was worn out by the end of the trip I just slept through the coach ride back home!

So, even though the theme park is closed, here’s 7 things you can still do at Resorts World Genting and have tons of fun while at it!

1) Escape the Singapore heat and cozy up in a cool comfy night at First World Hotel!

It was a 6 to 7 hours coach ride up Genting Highlands and we left at night at 10.30 pm SGT . While the coach ride was super comfortable (coach details at end of post), nothing beats a good warm shower and a nice comfy bed!

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Group photo with Singapore bloggers before setting off!

Yina and I checked into the newly added First World Hotel Tower A2 XYZ Room – a chic and bright room that suits young couples and travellers! The beautiful yellow bamboo like accent wall was love at first sight! Read my full hotel room review and tour video here!

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We had the most interesting toilet which Yina and I can both use at the same time!

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We even got to tour around the  WorldClub Room which is much bigger and gorgeous! Read my full hotel room review with videos here!

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A wefie with my lovely BFF Yina. Thank you for accompanying me on this trip!

2) Go behind the Scenes of Resorts World Genting – Find out what keeps them running!

A massive hotel and operation is nothing without the technology, machines and people to keep everything running in tip top order! Who does all the laundry? How do they manage it with thousands of rooms changing their bedsheets everyday? While we enjoy a show, who are the ones who work tirelessly to ensure that all the lights and sounds are well synchronised so seamlessly that we forget there are people behind the scenes to bring the production to live?

Well, for only RM 28 (or RM 25 for Genting Rewards Member) this tour brings you around RWG to learn more about their daily operation and witness the massive coordination that happen behind the scenes.

Itinerary:

2.15pm – Everyone gathers at the First World Tagging Counter or the Vision City Video Games Park
2.30pm – Genting International Showroom
3.00pm – SnowWorld ( Replaced by Laundry Room behind the scenes)
3.30pm – See, Do & Eat Workshop 4.30pm – Horizon 50
5.00pm – End of Programme

Behind the Scenes Tour
Arriving at the Genting International Showroom
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Understanding how the light systems work behind the secnes at Genting International Showroom

Some interesting notes taken:  – Colours of the light can dramatically affect the mood of the scene  – Light patterns are created using cut out mosaics. You can even create your own mosaic logo to create light patterns!  – Single colour light patterns are metal cut outs while multicolour ones are made using stained glass!  – This theatre can easily fit 1000 sitting 3000 people standing! Find out more during the tour!

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Understanding how the sound system work behind the scenes at Genting International Showroom

Instead of going to snow world, we were treated to a once in a lifetime exclusive access to the biggest laundry room in the whole of Malaysia! This laundry room covers a total area of over 26,000 square feet and produces up to 38 tons of linens per day! First World Hotel Genting Happy workers bringing dirty linens up the conveyor belt

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How much weight can each of these bags hold? Watch my video to find out!

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Behind the Scenes Tour
Happy workers bringing the dirty linens up the conveyor belt to be transported and dropped into the washer.
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Just me up against a giant washing machine!

Following tightly after that is the See, Do & Eat Workshop where we learn how to make our very own high-class donut ( I think mine beats Dunkin’ Donuts!) and a irresistibly cute bento box!

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First ingredient – Donuts, lots of them!
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Next ingredient – some fresh fruits, cream and chocolates (not shown here)
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Ingredients to make the bento set
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My very own creation! I do think this can be served in a chic cafe!
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Another view of my precious creation haha!
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Photo with a Malaysian Blogger who wanted to take a photo with the designer of the high-class donut 😛

3) Indulge in a whole range of gastronomical delights!

FOOD is always one of the highlights and the good people at RWG fed us well! We started off with Lunch BUFFET at Coffee Terrace where we were treated to a scrumptious spread of local and international delicacies. Dinner was at Resort Steamboat and and Breakfast at First World Cafe. Afew photos below for a quick look, read my full food review here with restaurant tour videos!

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Freshly made pancakes & eggs on the spot!
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Breakfast at First World Cafe
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The magnificent dessert buffet set up at Coffee Terrace
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Really good looking sushi
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After deciding to make full use of the Yuan Yang Steamboat! One of our SG bloggers added red hot chilli spices into one side of the soup – ingenious!

4) Watch Super Stars of Magic 4

Do you believe in Magic?

Magic to me are flawless illusions that can only be achieved via seamless partnerships, careful planning and countless repetition, practise and hard work. At the Resorts World Genting Super Stars of Magic 4 Show, I witnessed the best magic I’ve ever seen! It’s no wonder, since it is the fourth instalment of renowned Magicians rom all over the world, brought together to perform for us in one location.

Keep your eyes wide open and be prepared to be wowed (and say wahhhhhhh together with the audiences) as the magicians amaze you with their endless tricks up the sleeves , and pants, and jackets, and shoes…. I mean… where do you hide so many doves and GOOSES in your sleeves? Yes, someone did that and thats my favourite act.

The show is set to reignite the passion for magic between the general public and the magicians and help strengthen the bonds with the illusionist and their audience. Not hard when there’s a couple of suave young faces in the show 😛 The show will showcase new acts and new renowned magicians, and promises to be an exciting, action packed filled performance with spectacular and astonishing results.

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Shawn Farquhar (Canada) – a magician who has won the title “Grand Prix World Champion of Magic” from the International Federation of Magic Societies.
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He is also the only magician in history to win First Place at the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) for both Stage and Sleight of Hand; Canadian Association of Magicians Magician of the Year
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Jay Mattioli (USA) – an America’s Got Talent (AGT) finalist magician that wowed America with his sense of comedy and charm. Jay is the host of the show and is a celebrity where he comes from having gotten all the way to the top 10 of America’s Got Talent.
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Ted Kim is the current FISM originality act champion holder with his one of a kind performance that infuses, modern video technology into his act.
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We were wowed by the clever use of lights in this performance
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Joseph Gabriel (USA) – My personal favourite.
Godfather of modern day dove magic . Watch him produce a peking duck out of nowhere LIVE on stage! There’s another stunner, I am not going to spoil it for you- go watch the show yourself!
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His show headlined broadway in the past!
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One Gun (Korea) – Korean magician of the year, he not only marvels us with his good looks but also with the speed he changes the color and genre of his clothes .
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Get ready to be stunned by unexpected take on quick change and cloth changing like never seen before!
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Jeff Lee (Taiwan) – Winner of the Merlin Stage Magician of the Year
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Jeff is an award winning celebrity magician from Taiwan . Jeff performs with TV magic and modern music , taking things out of his TV with speed and then making LED sticks levitate in the sky .

The show happens daily 8pm from 10 July to 25 October 2015. Tickets are prices from RM98- 248 for adults and RM48 – 98 for children. It is shown in the Genting International Showroom (GISR). For further information, you can check out the Resorts website (www.rwgenting.com) or drop them a call at +603-2718-1118.

So glad to even have photo-taking opportunities with the magicians!

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Group photo with the magicians and bloggers from Malaysia and Singapore!

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5) Shop till you drop!

Being a integrated resort, you can find a whole lot of shopping at the indoor park too! There’s also Watsons where you can find all your basic necessities and get Brand’s Essence of Chicken at amazingly low price (steal!).

Watch some of my shopping in this video below!

6) Enter Fairy Winter Land in RWG Snow World!

The new SnowWorld is a whole new enchanted attraction that houses fantasies and wonders on a fairyland high at the peak. Featuring a winter downtown and World Heritage concept, the breathtaking view of the entire surrounding makes it a perfect place for photo opportunities. It’s temperatures fall to minus 6 degree C so expect flake of snows to fall on your head during each session! With a area of 22.8K sq ft. , it is also the biggest winter wonderland in Malaysia!

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7) Be amazed by more than 500 exhibits from the collection of Robert Ripley

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Showcases more than 500 exhibits from the collection of Robert Ripley. You will be amazed with the 11 themed galleries within a 12,000 sq ft area with interactive displays. It will take approximately 45-60 minutes for one person to completely walk throughout the whole museum.

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A woman who can write with both hands and backwards, a man who can hold objects with his shoulder blades and a car made of gold – just some of the exhibits at GRW Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (Image credits Resorts World Genting Blog)

While the outdoor theme park is under construction, we were definitely well entertained by the Superstars of Magic 4 show, food, in-door entertainment and the Behind the Scenes Tour! End of the day, we had a great rest in the cosy hotel room! I do sincerely think that the Superstars of Magic 4 is worth a special trip to Genting just for it! Be prepared to be astounded and amazed at the talents of their magical hands in one breathtaking spectacle.

Watch this video to find out more of what Genting have to offer!

So just what are they building on top of what used to be the outdoor theme park? Here you go…

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The 20th Century Fox World – The VERY FIRST 20th Century Fox theme park!!!!

First announced on 26 July 2013, the Genting 20th Century Fox World is a future movie inspired theme park to be constructed in Resorts World Genting itself!!!  The park is the very first 20th Century Fox theme park in the world opening in 2016!!! The park will be 25 acres in size and will feature roughly 25 thrill rides and attractions based on films and franchises like RioIce AgeLife of Pi,Night at the MuseumPlanet of the ApesAlien vs. Predator, and Titanic. I do hope they do a replica of the Night in the Museum! Can’t wait to visit Genting again when the park is all opened!

Coach recommendations

The One Travel & Tours – Super comfortable wide seats!
Singapore, Golden Mile Complex
5001 Beach Road, #01-27, Golden Mile Complex, Singapore 199588
Tel:+6562406888

*While this is a sponsored FAM trip where transportation, accommodation, most meals and most activities are covered, opinions are purely my own. You may also want to read these related blog posts
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Resorts World Genting XYZ Deluxe & World Club Room
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