Genting Highlands

I celebrated Chinese New Year with my relatives in Malaysia.

Took a 9 hour coach ride north to Kedah, had a 1 hour break and then another 4-5 hour car ride south to Kuala Lumpur, to Genting Highlands.

It was my first time there.

Went up by cable car. The following photos were taken during the 10~15 minute ride up.

Genting Highlands is basically like a holiday resort? High up in the mountains above the clouds. Oh yea, the chinese word for Genting is 云顶. It means "top of the clouds".

Amusement Park with some nice thrill rides.

See that high pillar in the middle? I played that one. Wasn’t scared at all! But I loved that feeling you get when falling down.

View from my hotel window on the first day, around 6pm.

View from my hotel window on the second day, around 8am.

Beautiful morning…

On the second night, I went to the casino with my cousin, we were there from about 11pm to 4.30am. Spent all of our time at the "Big Small" table.

The game goes like this, 3 dice are rolled and people place their bets on whether the sum of the 3 dice are big(11-17) or small (3-10). Triple 6 is not considered as big. There are also various other combinations you can place your bets on.

The minimum bet you can make that night was RM20. I changed RM100 for some color chips and played slowly in small bets.

People around are playing in sums as huge as 500~2000 at 1 time. I’ve also seen an old lady, the average kind you see on the streets, throw about 30 RM50 bills on the table to change for chips.

I won RM210 in the end. The most I’ve had on hand was RM400.

I changed all my color chips for cash chips and kept one five dollar cash chip as a souvenir. :D

If you want a high res version of any of the above photos, post the filename in the comments and I’ll put it up. Kinda lazy right now, haha.

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6 Replies to “Genting Highlands”

  1. Yay! you be back!

    Been more than a decade since I last went to Genting… I can still remember the chilling mornings though. Coldcoldcold! At first the change in weather was welcome after the heat of Singapore+Malaysia… but then it became the devil’s advocate! ><;

    Like ShadowAndy I went by bus too.. my God, it was so scary, hah!

    Also I noticed, 6pm on the first day and 8am on the second day.. don’t seem have much difference o-o

  2. Lol, the difference I wanted to show between the 2 pics are actually the clouds! Those 2 pics are taken from the same window, although a little bit off.

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