Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Genting Trip Part 3

Last day at Genting.. We start our day by having breakfast at Coffee Terrace where we can eat lots of different type of foods, Sushi, Laksa, Pancake, name it! After enjoying our last breakfast at Genting, time for free time, I decided to visit some stores especially Vincci, it’s a local footwear brand from Malaysia. Got a pair of sandals =)

Before leaving Maxims Hotel, we had a quick lunch at Bakery (again).. Happy that we can have our lunch here, there are still lots of their menu I want to taste.. This time I chose the sandwich.. Nom Nom.. Seriously its very delicious guys! Christine, our host surprise us by putting several pretty yet yummy macaroon :9 So that’s how we spend our last day at Genting. Sadly we have to ended this fun trip experience.. Special thanks to Resorts World Genting and Indonesia Blog Network for having me in this trip. Already miss my new friends and Genting.. For you guys who have plan to go to Kuala Lumpur, don’t forget to visit Genting as well, you can use Sky Way for the transportation btw.. If you don’t have much time I recommend you to try Sky Venture and Flying Coaster at Genting, for the culinary experience well all of the restaurants I have visited is a must try =) 

Genting Trip Part 2

Bakery Restaurant
Apricot Danish
Flying Coaster
photo taken from @ariysoc
Happy Valley Seafood Rest
Chilli Crab
Queuing for Sky Venture (photo taken from @ariysoc)
Ok i know i look ridiculous hahaha (photo taken from @ariysoc)
Ming Ren Restaurant
Xinjiang Lamb Skewer
Spicy Roasted Chicken =9
Snow World
Genting Trip 16-18 Oct 2012 Slideshow: @griciaeffendi’s trip to Tanah Tinggi Genting was created with TripAdvisor TripWow!

Day 2 is the day where the itinerary was quite packed. We start our day by having breakfast at Bakery, Maxims Hotel. It’s an open restaurant with tall windows so you can enjoy the mountain view. Bakery serves pastry and sandwich, both are great.. Since the restaurant called Bakery and I’m a sweet tooth gal, I decided to order the apricot Danish with hot chocolate =) In my opinion, having breakfast at Bakery is a must when you visiting Genting. Finished with breakfast, time for theme park! Yayyy… We tried all the thrilling ride and the hi lite is the flying coaster!!! Really really fun! You should try this.. Never seen a ride like this in other theme park. 

Time is running and it’s lunch time. We had our lunch at Happy Valley Seafood restaurant and the “festival” is begin, they served 9 kind of foods. Yes I know it’s a lot.. One of them is the huge lobster… I already forgot when is the last time I ate lobster. Like long long time ago… Haha.. Besides lobster my favorite is the Singapore chilli crab, steamed sea grouper (fish) and the deep fried bean curd in thai sauce. Superb! Finished with lunch, next is Snow World where you can experience snow with Christmas ambience.. My mistake that I’m wearing short jeans.. haha.. So I borrow their big size jacket and boots because I wear flip flops and then we enter the snow world!!! We suggested to not bringing our camera because it might broken your camera since the temperature is very cold..  You can ask the camera man inside the Snow World to snap some photos and then you can buy the printing with special design after finished experiencing the Snow World.

The excitement did not end here, we still have Sky Venture in our itinerary its basically like flying through the hard wind.. haha.. First we have to measure our weight to make sure we are still in the allowed weight, after that we have to wear a suit and change our sandals with shoes (they will borrow you), then we have to learn some hand signal coz when you’re in the wind tube you cannot talk coz the wind is so hard, communication with the trainer is using hand signal.. Finally time to experience the Sky Venture! The trainer get in to the wind tube and giving examples of dos and don’ts while we are in the wind tube.. Then moment of truth, all of us queuing with nervous. It’s time for my turn. With all the guts I have I go inside the tube and OMG it’s not easy man! The way you spread your legs, hands, fingers and body position should be correct, the trainer of course assisting during the whole time.. Very challenging.. After all of us finished, . Actually I doubt to do it again. But I told myself you can do this Gricia! Hahaha.. This time the trainer let me fly on my own and suddenly he grab my hand and leg to make a tornado!!!! He took me flying by making a circle movement up and down… So much fun!

Finished with fun attraction, one of most awaited itinerary, spa time at M Spa! I choose to have a foot massage + body scrub. It’s very relaxing.. After the massage and scrubbing, I tried their steam room and Jacuzzi.  We can take a bath after finished. They have complete facilities. You only need to bring your body. 

Finally the last itinerary of the day, dinner at Ming Ren. Like the others, the restaurant served one of the best food I ever ate… At Ming Ren we tried some of their specialities such as - catch the lamb soup, Xinjiang lamb skewer, braised abalone, etc. But personally my favorite is the spicy roasted chicken. Sadly this dinner like a farewell dinner because it’s our last night at Genting. Since we want to make a special record of our sweet moments, we decided to have fun by dancing Gangnam Style and you can watch the hilarious video HERE. 2nd night at Genting, went to sleep smiling…

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Genting Trip Part 1

at Ratha Restaurant, Gohtong Jaya
Gohtong Jaya durian

Strawberry Park
Chin Swee Temple
Maxims Hotel
Salad at Bubbles & Bites Restaurant

T-Bone at Bubbles & Bites Restaurant
with Bubbles & Bites Chef
Lucky with his Lamborghini

Some of you might know from my twitter post that from 16-18 oct I went to Genting together with Indonesia Blog Network and several bloggers. As far I can remember, last time I went to Genting is like 10 years ago with my friend using Sky Way from Kuala Lumpur (KL). This time I got the chance to visit and explore Genting more than I ever had.. 

When we arrived at KL airport, two hosts from Resorts World Genting, Dee Lin and Christine welcome us and directly took us to Gohtong Jaya (a stop before Genting) using mini van to have some lunch at Ratha Restaurant. This is where our culinary “tour” begin. Ratha speciality is their fish head with curry soup, it satisfy my love for spicy food. Nom nom :9 After that we continue with eating durian! My favorite!!! Even though I’m quite full after had the lunch but of course I don’t want to miss the famous durian. So I ate several durians and fellow bloggers starting to call me durian queen.. haha..

Then we continue to Strawberry Park, there we can pick some strawberries, visit the lavender park and they also plant different kind of mushroom. Besides sightseeing, we can also bought their fresh items like strawberry jam, toiletries product from lavender and mushroom snack. After that, we went to Chin Swee temple which located quite near from Genting, that’s why it’s quite foggy there and the view is very breath taking… The uniqueness is one of the temple part is build inside a cave and you can drink the ”holy water” that flows from the mountain. I also try the Buddhist ritual, I don’t know what it called but you can ask a question in your heart and then using the bamboo tube to find the “answer”. When you shake the bamboo, a stick will come out and show a number where the temple staff will read what’s written on the paper based on the number that written on the stick.

Finished with Gohtong, we arrived at Maxims Hotel. It’s the best hotel in Genting! Lucky us coz we will stay for 2 nights there. I love the room interior coz its minimalist yet warm.. Later, we had dinner at one of restaurant that located in Maxims Hotel called Bubble and Bites. The decoration is very stylish with unique blue-ish lighting, very cozy..  I picked T-bone for my dinner and it taste deadlicious (deadly delicious)!!! They also serve some wines, Asti and Bottega which taste really really good! Especially because we pair it with the fine meat… Happy tummy happy me =)

Since the night is still young, we decided to go to Patio, a semi outdoor bar with live music. Fellow bloggers are starting to order drinks and the high light of the night is Lamborghini!!! We starting to order more and more to challenge each blogger to finish those flaming drink.. haha.. What a great first night for us who just met each other for the first time that day.. Patio close our first day perfectly =))

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Korea Trip Part 6

You can choose how you want reach the Nami Island. Whether using a boat or this Zip Wire.. I dare you! =D
Scary yet fun!

With Denny Yu our tour guide. You can contact him HERE
A Restaurant near Nami Island. Very delicious!

Here are my photos from trip to Nami(nara) Island. You can find peace there =)

I also want to announce the winner for my Korea Giveaway. They are:
1st Winner - Sabrina
2nd Winner - Jem Abainza

Congratulation girls!!! You'll receive an email soon ;)