As much as I love KL, I still look forward to a little getaway every now and then. I don't know if that shit about rejuvenating is true, but it's always nice to drive against traffic and look forward to heading out of town. Even if it is just for a night up in Genting.
Despite a slight limp from a sporting injury to his ankle, the boyfriend has been an absolute darling, braving the drive up in a manual car and the plenty of walking around up there.
It was raining when we left KL.
We drove up halfway, and jumped onto the Genting Skyway cable car for the rest of the journey. Very exciting! I've only been on a cable car maybe once or twice as a kid, so this was damn thrilling, especially take off!
Wheee! It was still drizzling during the 3.4km ride up hill. But the view was amazing - all the greenery!
We were in cable car no. 69, well, 96 actually.
Fellow cable car riders in another "gondola". They call it a gondola, why, I don't know.
We look awfully stoned.
Checked into Resort Hotel and well, hotels up there aren't fantastic. It gets worse every year! They really ought to do some refurbishing.
Our room actually came with two queen size beds, and I learnt that you must never hog the other bed by putting your luggage there. Must always respect the "other" person in the room.
Actually, I even did the whole "respecting the others routine". Before unlocking the room door, I did a small knock and muttered "Excuse me, we'll be staying here for one night". When I took off my shoes, I also made it a point to have one side facing up, the other face down - to tell "them" that there is someone staying here.
A view from our room.
We didn't bother with going on the rides since I was travelling with a semi-crippled boyfriend, but ended up walking around for a bit.
One of those Zoo Negara type trains which take you around on a short (and slow) tour.
One of the many watering holes. My photography skills did not do justice to this outlet. The deco is actually rather nice and sleek.
The copywriter for this piece of visual sure had it easy - Aaaaaaah, Woohoo and Woaaahhh.
More train rides - this caterpillar train goes on the tracks which goes round both the indoor and outdoor theme park.
See that long pole in the background? This is probably the most famous ride at the outdoor theme park because of an urban legend. Apparently, some girl's head got ripped off because her long hair got entangled in something, and when the ride went down, her head got pulled apart from her neck. Ouch.
I was so tempted to go on this, but saw only tots up there and then I took a step back.
I think this is supposed to be Genting's version of the Twin Towers.
What hotel is this? Highlands I think.
And everybody knows First World.
Between the clouds!
One of the many casinos... We didn't even step into any! Honest!
The deco outside Resort Cafe...
.. and upon closer inspection, they are all filled with dried goods like the above, asam slices, and popcorn thingie.
Another watering hole.
Good Friends chinese restaurant where we had our dinner. The pork ribs in coffee sauce was da bomb!
Taken at Sports Book, where we caught the first half of the Newcastle vs Liverpool match. After my camera flashed, the bartender informed me that they didn't allow cameras here.
It was a cold and foggy night.
No birthday is complete without a cake. Or a slice of cake that is.
OK, here comes the fun part - The cable car ride back downhill. Now I usually love thrilling rides, the more adrenaline pumping it is, the better it will be. Then again, I like them fast and hard.
But this cable car ride is a different story altogether!
At take off.
And we're on our way...
Barely few seconds after take off, we headed straight into the fog. Visibility was nil and I was holding my breath, and my ears were getting all blocked. I was terrified because I can't see shit!
Here's a short video during take off...
And another one when we hit the foggy area...
Halfway down, the fog eased and my breathing resumed to normal.
The pulley that operates the cable cars going up and down hill.
Going back to KL is dreaded... "I wonder what the weather is like down there now?" I asked. "Hot," said the boyfriend.