A trip to Genting Highlands (City of Entertainment)

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(Picture from left to right – Vivian Lim, Yeong Ae and Me)

My school Co-op society recently organized a trip to Genting Highlands on the 3-5 November 2006. About 26 students participated and accompanied by 4 teachers (Ms Teh, Puan Gan, Puan Oh and Ms Ang). We went there by a chartered tour bus. We met in school and started our journey at about 7.00 am and reached there at about 1.00 pm. When we reached there, we gathered at the lobby and waited to get our room keys. After we’ve got our keys, we went straight to the hotel room. The room was just big enough for 3 of us to share. We took a rest after the long journey.

At 5.00 pm, my friends and I went bowling for about 2 hours together with all our schoolmates and teaches. After bowling, our teachers took us to the Snow World. Imagine having a winter in a tropical country. It was really very cold inside but it was fun. The temperature was at minus 5 degrees Celcius. We made snowballs and threw at each other. We went back to our hotel room after playing with the snow. It was late and we were tired after all the snow throwing.

On the 2nd day, we woke up at 6.30a.m. and got dressed. We then waited at the lobby to meet the rest of our schoolmates and teachers. We had our breakfast at the cafeteria and started our day by playing at the outdoors theme park.

First, we played the spinner which is a whirlwind adventure that will take us to a breathtaking heights and at a speed of 3.5 meters per second. Initially I was feeling dizzy after the ride with all the spinning around but then I was actually having lots of fun.

Next, we went on one of the roller coaster ride called “Cockskrew” which is also the only double-loop roller coaster in Malaysia. The ride was really scary as the roller coaster took us up to a height of 90 feet above ground before it dives, plunge and escalate.

“Space Shot” was also one of the ride that we enjoyed. This ride is not for the faint-hearted as it will go on a very rapid vertical ascent and descent. It can take up to 12 people into the air, providing us with an exciting G-force experience as we accent 185 feet and a feeling of weightlessness as we dropped at a speed of 67 km per hour. This is the kind of open ride where we can actually have a great view from high above to take in the scenery around Genting Highland Resort. While waiting for our turn to ride the “Space Shot”, I was really kinda scared. It was very high. But then, after the ride, I feel like I wanted to go for another round.

After that, we played many other trailling rides like the Flying Dragon and Cyclone. They are similar to a roller coaster ride.

In the evening, we played the indoor games such as the Euro Express, 4D Motion Master, and many more cool rides. We also went for the Haunted Adventure and Ripley’s Believe It or Not. We started to get tired after all these rides and went back to our hotel room. We watched some movies before sleeping at about 12.30 am.

On the last day, we woke up and got dressed. Then we had our breakfast and checked out at 8.00 am. We took the cable car down to the station where our bus was waiting. From there, we said our goodbye to Genting Highlands before proceeding our journey to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. We had lunch there and went shopping for a few hours. Around 1.30 pm, we started our journey back to Penang. The bus arrived at our beloved school Convent Green Lane at about 10.00 pm where all our parents were eagerly waiting for us. It was truly a very exciting and enjoyable trip. This is one trip and adventure that I will remember for a long time.

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