genting theme park

Genting Highlands Outdoor Theme Park is one of the best theme parks in Malaysia and they have three new adrenaline filled rides that I went on (and Rene didn’t).

theme park tix

We had a deal that I’ll choose three rides and she’ll choose three
and I went for all the thrill rides and she went for all the passive
rides. ;)

Flying Coaster

flying coaster

This is one of the new rides that I chose. You basically strap in
horizontally and the ride goes through a coaster ride that includes
obstacles (!).

flying coaster ride

I filmed the entire procedure ala Final Destination 3 and I’ll put up the video soon.

Pirate’s Train

pirates train

This was Rene’s choice and it’s basically an indoor ride through a simulated pirate alcove.

Sky Shot

sky shot

This is one of the new rides that give you some massive G Force by
shooting you up to the sky and then letting you free fall down before
repeating.

sky shot ride

I love this ride. I have the full video footage too.

Bumper Boats

bumper boat

We also went on the Bumper Boats (Rene’s choice obviously).

bumper boat scene

It was serene but not the adrenaline rush I wanted.

Cyclone Rollercoaster

cyclone

I also went on the Cyclone Rollercoaster which is the first
rollercoaster in Malaysia. I remember being scared shitless on this
ride when I was 10 but it doesn’t even register on the Fear Factor
scale now.

cyclone ride

I guess I just don’t value life anymore.

The Biggest Coca-Cola can in Malaysia

coke can

Take your snapshot with the biggest Coca-Cola can in Malaysia (88 feet or 8 stories high).

coke can us

We mistakenly thought that was it. It wasn’t. ;)

genting end

Genting Highlands Outdoor Theme Park was fun. I wish I had more time there.

genting funtasy world

Genting Highlands has an indoor arcade and theme park which people throng through during the night when the outdoor theme park is closed.

genting indoor arcade

The indoor arcade is called Funtasy World and has
rides, simulations and games. I went with Rene after a session in the
casino. The credits come in a swipe card instead of coins.

Gunshot

genting gunshot

Gunshot is a game where a digital rifle is fired upon targets at
monitor screens about 5 meters away. The game allows 30 shots for RM 10
and its quite fun to play around with.

genting gunshot me

The rifle is attached to a cord which registers a hit when the bull
eye is hit by the rifle. I played with this game for quite a while.
It’s like a digital shooting range.

Premier K-Box

genting kbox

The K-Box is a self enclosed kiosk that allows you to choose from a
variety of songs for karaoke singing. One song is RM 2 and there is a
touch screen to select from.

Harley-Davidson motorbike simulation

genting harley

I also got on the Harley-Davidson motorcycle simulation though the
streets of LA. You literally have to steer the motorbike using the
actual size of the Harley-Davidson.

Bass Fishing

genting bass fishing

Rene played the more passive bass fishing simulator. There is a cord attached to a real fishing rod that you use to fish with.

Top Skater

genting skate

Top Skater by SEGA Skateboarding is another simulator that we got
on. It’s pretty fun coz the control is via an actual skateboard
attached to the arcade machine.

Namco Trackball

genting trackball

There was also this weird game by Namco where you roll a trackball
like device which I played with Rene. I don’t know what it’s supposed
to do so we just guessed and I won the game. Heh!

Namco Drums

genting drums

One of the more exotic games is the Namco drum arcade game where you
hit the huge drums. The game play is pretty unusual and I like arcade
machines with unusual control schemes.

SEGA Dinosaur King

genting card game

I don’t know how to play this game but I went on it anyway. It’s
some kind of card battle game like Magic: The Gathering except it’s in
Japanese and I couldn’t figure out what to do.

Kart Duel Go-Kart simulator

genting go kart

This is the last game that we played. It’s a Go-Kart simulator with
real Go-Kart controls and I managed to soundly beat Rene (or was it the
other way round?).

starbucks genting

Starbucks Coffee has been my main hangout with Rene in Genting Highlands. It has free Wi-Fi so I can update my blog from here.

starbucks city mug display

Starbucks Coffee makes City Mugs (RM 35), a huge ceramic collectable 20 oz mug from 20 different cities in the world.

starbucks city mug

This is the Kuala Lumpur one. I got one as a souvenir and another as a birthday present for Cherie.

starbucks after coffee gum

I noticed that Starbucks makes After Coffee Chewing Gum (RM 9.50) as well. The Starbucks chewing gum comes in peppermint flavor and has the Starbucks logo on it.

starbucks after coffee gum peppermint

Rene got one of those and it tastes great. It’s a great marketing strategy for “coffee breath”.

starbucks trick or treat

This is Trick or Treat (RM 17.50) which is a Halloween menu special.

starbucks trick or treat contents

Rene fed me while I was updating the blog so I can eat and update at the same time.

Thanks Rene!

archery range

There is an archery range at Genting that charges RM 15 for 30
arrows so me and Rene got 15 each and tried to see who gets the higher
score. The bet was that I can put up her photo if I won and the
opposite goes if she wins.

archery range ticket

The archery range is basically like a shooting range, with
stationary target that you (try to) hit. The crossbow is a little light
and the quiver goes on a nook at the front and sets at the string at
the back. There are CCTV cameras pointed at the targets so you can see
what’s happening in real time on a screen in front of you.

archery range me

It was fun – I managed to get about six arrows onto the target while Rene got one less so I could put up her photo. Heh!

rene

This is Rene. It is one of the two photos she has allowed me to post. She’s the same Rene that baked me homemade cookies
[sixthseal.com] several days ago and sent it from Singapore. I met her
at JB airport before we took a taxi straight to Genting. I won RM 100
out of two games of baccarat (hey, at least it paid for the theme park
access) before leaving the casino.

Choonie, Rene says hi. :)

…and I think her hair looks great. ;)

rene fedex

I got a call from the office telling me that a package has arrived
for me from Singapore from Rene. I went to the office to pick it up
before going to the airport coz it contained cookies and I wanted to
eat them. ;)

rene gift

It just took a couple of days for the package to be sent from
Singapore to Kuching, Malaysia. It was declared “non-perishable” and a
“personal gift” so perhaps that’s why it cleared customs so rapidly.

rene open

I couldn’t wait until I got to Sibu to sample the cookies to I
called Rene to thank her for the package and opened it up. There are
five (5) containers of her home made chocolate chip cookies in various
wonderfully decorated tins.

rene england

I took one of the tins and opened it up…

rene cookies

…to reveal Rene’s home made chocolate chip cookies!

rene chocolate chip cookies

It tastes delicious!

rene newmans

…and she also threw in a box of Newman’s Caramel Thins (a non-perishable) for good measure.

rene writing

Thanks a lot Rene! The cookies are delicious!

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