PETALING JAYA: Cool weather and fun activities pulled 130,000 Malaysians and foreign tourists to Resorts World Genting on the first day of the Chinese New Year.
With a steady temperature of 20°C over the Chinese New Year holidays, the hilltop resort had anticipated high tourist arrivals with the recent opening of its indoor theme park and a string of activities planned for visitors.
Resorts World Genting leisure and hospitality executive vice-president Datuk Edward Holloway said the resort had a vibrant Chinese New Year atmosphere.
“This year we have created so much more excitement at the resort.
“There were lion dance shows, performances by Pikachu and friends, appearances by fairies and the Choy San Yeh (God of Prosperity) as well as 40 food trucks along Gohtong Walk,” he said.
A first-time visitor, known only as Chow, from Batu Caves, said her family had an amazing time at the resort over the Chinese New Year celebrations.
“I heard of many changes at the resort. I was so pleased to celebrate Chinese Near Year here that after we arrived we called our relatives to come join us.
“I never knew it would be so lively. The Chinese New Year ambience is the best here,” she said.
Another visitor known as Chong from Kuala Lumpur said it was the best Chinese New Year celebration that he has had with his family so far.
“We came to Genting for the weather. Being able to spend so much time dining and chatting with the family outdoors in this good weather has made our trip so delightful,” he said.
Popular spots at the resort during the holidays include the Times Square, a favourite hangout area for families, and also the SkyTropolis indoor park.
Children and adults line up as early as 9am at the ticketing counter to experience the new rides and attractions at the theme park.
Azli, from Johor, who visits the resort every Chinese New Year, said this time he brought his family for the SkyTropolis indoor park.
“It looks very exciting with all the bright lights, LED screens and thrilling rides,” he said.
For those planning to visit the resort, appearances by Pikachu and friends as well as the lion dance stunts and water drum shows will continue daily until tomorrow at the Arena of Stars from 10am onwards.
Food trucks along Gohtong Walk will be available until Feb 19 with firecracker shows planned for Feb 12 and Feb 15.
Meanwhile, the Skytropolis indoor park is open between 10am and 10pm daily.
Visitors also stand to pick up RM1,888,888 worth of prizes and gifts such as theme park passes, dining vouchers, concert tickets and more at the Village Market.
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