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Travelling to Genting Highlands…

Genting Highlands… a place listed in places to visit for any tourist groups travelling to Kuala Lumpur. It is also the getaway for KL and nearby states folks to the cool weather. On public holidays and weekends, it is usually very crowded.

Where people normally stay: First World Hotel.

The rooms are simple and cheaper than Genting Resort or Genting Hotel. Still, make prior arrangements via their website http://www.genting.com.my/en/accommodation/firstworld_hotel/index.asp (fyi: phone booking cost RM10 service charge).
What is available in a standard room:

2 single beds (clean sheets), up to 3 pillos, 2 cups, a plastic flask, 2 towels, a shower cap, attached bath shower lotion & hand soap, a box of tissue papers, 2 rolls of toilet paper, a small TV (Vision Four TV. No Astro, sorry). Of course, probably only the toilet paper, tissue box and shower cap are complementary- the rest should not be removed from the room.
You can get hot/cold water using the plastic jug.
What you may want to bring along:

– ok, in case you don’t know, food prices in Genting are higher compared to KL. This is understandable because of additional labor and transportation costs.
What you can bring:
Cup noodles (lots of other people bring them), bread, fruits, chocolate bars, your 3-in-1 drink.
Spoon & fork to stir your food. Empty water bottle to fill your water from the hotel.

Someone told me you can get cheaper food in the casino itself. OK, I really disliked the bad vibes I get from walking into the casino but decide to explore inside for the food. Somethings I find out:
1. First World hotel casinos provides free drinks: Milo, orange juice, teh tarik, 2-in-1 nescafe. But of course, it taste horrible.
2. Else, you can go up to @Latte, located at the entrance opposite the Monte Carlo Casino (Genting Highland side)- you can get Latte and delicious chocolcate cake, sandwiches for reasonable price.
3. I have seen large groups of people having meals at First World Cafe located at level 3 of First World Hotel.

Genting Highlands, Malaysia
For more places to visit in KL from a local point of view, click for my previous blog entry.

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