Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Family Outing to Awana Genting

Awana Genting (click HERE) is about 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur north eastward along the Karak Highway. Genting is a popular getaway for both locals and tourists because of the cooling weather and fresh mountain air. Two days ago I took my family up for a one night stay to break from our routine. Since we stay in Seremban, the total journey took about 2 hours but it was relaxing. Awana is primarily a golfing resort but the room layout and ambience fits families as well. This is especially for those who do not wish to drive all the way up to the top of Genting where the theme parks, casino and a cluster of hotels crowd each other on a small piece of land. The resort provide free shuttle service so it is a good balance plus a pure joy to be driven up. Our double deluxe rooms have 2 queen size beds that face the hills and overlook the pool. Night time with the sliding door and windows ajar the rooms are cooling without the air conditioning. Unfortunately they were a few floors above the noisy ventilator fan on top the main building below us (we stayed on the 16th floor of the Tower Hotel) so we could here the hum at night. However it was not very intrusive. The following day we rode the cable cars up to the theme parks and let the kids enjoy the fun rides. The adults enjoyed the monorail ride at RM8 per person. If you are adventurous go buy a day pass with unlimited rides inside the outdoor theme park.

Genting is the only hill entertainment resort in Malaysia with a casino and be it on weekdays or weekends there are bound to be a good crowd. Come this weekend when the 7 weeks long year end school holiday starts, the crowds are bound to increase, especially school children in school buses.

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