Monday, November 16, 2009

1 Night Visit To Genting Highland

This is a superb experience! This is a lengthy post, don't mind ok? Haha Driving from Singapore to Genting was exciting and fun but extremely tedious and tiring. We meet at 4.30pm, and since we do not have Ringgit with us we drive to Boonlay to change some Ringgit. Then only realise our cash card does not have enough balance for the Toll in Singapore Custom. So drive to the nearest POSB ATM machine to top-up cash card. I not sure whether it is unlucky, the ATM machine broke down. So we drive to the next nearest machine, this time the ATM is operating but extremely long queue. But no choice, have to queue to top-up the cash card. After topping up the cash card, I drive to the nearest petrol station to have my Wind screen wiper changed. So we meet at 4.30pm but only after 5.30pm, we are then prepared for our trip. We go in a group of 3's and each person fork out around 80RM. This is the car fund which is for the Toll, petrol and snacks during the trip. The weather was all fine at first, then all of a sudden heavy rain set in. Luckily I have my wiper changed. After driving for 1hr or so, we stopped at Yong Peng for toliet break, dinner and to pump petrol. A warning to whoever planning to drive to Genting. Do not stop at Yong Peng, the food simply sucks and expensive. Just Around 70km down the highway, there is a shopping center with A&W, Macdonald and other fast food restaurant. Finally after a good 2 and half hours, we reached KL. And this is where problem arise. We lost our way!! From Singapore to KL is common sense, however from KL to Genting was no common sense anymore. There is no road sign directing you to Genting. So I turn on my GPS device, follow the directions, but it seems to bring me to the wrong place. Finally we stop at the road side, and ask a cabby driver. Dumb GPS device isn't it ? Driving up the mountain, was fun! I was so afraid that my car don't have enough power to travel up to the top of the mountain. But all worries is over, it made it, all the way up to the top! It's 12.45am and the temperature there is 13 degree Celsius. It is freaking cold... and the worst thing is I forgot to bring along my jacket. *Freezing* The hotel in Genting was fully booked, even those low class hotel. So we planned to rest in the car instead. The first place we visit upon reaching Genting is the Casino. The only place in Genting that is warm. We spent around 4 hours in the Casino. Well, I only win 20RM. Better than losing right ? Around 5.30am, we go back to the car to catch some rest. At first we thought that it would be quite warm, so we open the car window. Then after awhile, we are like trembling in the car, so we close down the window, leaving little gap so that we can breathe. But it is still freezing cold, no choice got to endure. Managed to sleep till about 7am, then drive down the mountain for breakfast in KL. Anyway we reach JB at around 2pm, so we went for some shopping and lunch at JB, then finally make our way back to Singapore. Finally home sweet home at around 6pm! Yay!! Sharing some photos taken during the trip to Genting. Do post comments to this posts :) (Below) Midway on the Genting Mountain Q-IMG_9979 (Below) The morning view from the carpark. (6am) Q-IMG_9999 (Below) Another morning view at around 7am Q-IMG_0021 (Below) Between Genting and foot of the mountain. On the way down from Genting, visited this Chinese Temple and get changed and wash up a bit. Q-IMG_0051 (Below) Constantly driving between 140km/hr to 160km/hr. Q-IMG_0071 (Below) Zoommmm............. Q-IMG_0064-fast moving effect

13 comments:

Vernz said...

Hi Kelvin, wow! you're one lucky human being you've got to witness another history of your life unfolding, thanks for posting and letting us know there are places life this in that part of the world... Do more adventures, endure the cold, the hot ... the fear... keep posting, I will keep visiting ... hahahahah!

kenwooi said...

i love genting too!
if i can find the time.. i sure will go there! =D

kenwooi.com

Kelvin said...

the weather there was so nice, I even hesitated for a second before wanting to leave Genting.

Gadgets said...

very nice blog

Amazing in the World said...

Great information….i like your post….thank’s for sharing.Good luck

S said...

I like your blog .....truly enjoyed your experience

kumfye said...

nice photo....thx for dropping by my blog...i clicked your advertisement....stay tune

Dak Wan said...

Hi! What up with the kancil pic? Since u r travelling at 140kmh,damn fast ka that kancil?

Kelvin said...

dakwan: that kancil is on the opposite side.

wayangtimes said...

hey u have an interesting blog here. nice photos :)

scribbler said...

hi...
great photos!

Nikel Khor said...

dun drive fast at MALAYSIA..dangerous lor ....due to damn such road condition...haha

Kelvin said...

thanks dude for the reminder :) if i happen to visit there again, i will remember your advice.