Genting Highlands, Malaysia
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August 20th, 2009 – by: ssb_india
Inquired about the possible ways to reach Genting from KLIA and found that the KLIA express was the fastest and the cheapest way to reach KL Sentral Train Station from KLIA from where i was supposed to get a bus to genting skyway. The ticket costed 35 MYR (10USD approx) and it took only 35 minutes to reach KL Sentral Train Station from KLIA as compared to 200 MYR (60 USD approx) and 90 minutes in a taxi.
KL Sentral is very big and one of the most advanced train stations with lots of restaurants and shops inside. Got fresh and had my breakfast at KFC AM restaurant. The best thing in malaysia is, you walk for 10-15 minutes in any direction and you will find a KFC outlet there.
got my genting bus ticket including the Sky way ticket in 8.30 MYR (2.5 USD approx). Buses are available every after 30 minutes and are comfortable and airconditioned. the staff is courteous and provides each and every information you may need.
My journey from KL Sentral to Genting SKy way took more or less 75 minutes. Headed towards the genting skyway ride which is on the third floor of the building and you need to pass through a shopping mall to reach there.
headed towards my hotel as i badly needed a shower after a long overnight flight and 3 hours of local journey. normally the check-in time at all hotels is 3 pm but the hotel staff was kind enough to allot me a room as soon as i reported. the view from my room window was awesome. had a hot water shower and then relaxed for sometime with plans to go for gambling in the Genting Casino in the evening.
dressed up formally to visit the casino and reached there at around 7.30 in the evening. There are two casinos at Genting highlands - Casino De Genting & Casino Monte Carlo. Both have the latest coin less gaming slot machines and lots of tables to gamble. Not much in gambling and dont even know much about card games, so i only tried my hands on the slot machines and Three cards Game. The best part is that you need not to carry coins every where, Just take a card from the attendant and you can use it on any of the slot machines. All the machines accept Malay Currency and the credit is added in your card. lost 800 MYR :sad:
sanwiches, danish pastries, muffins are available inside the casino on payment basis and coffee/juice is provided free of cost. they even have a table and dedicated staff for people looking to know more about gambling and different games. there is a big fish tank on the main entrance of Casino Monte Carlo and is a home for some very beautiful fish.
left after enjoying for full two hours and had my grub at KFC. just next to KFC, there is a big indoor gaming zone for the kids and the grown-up's as well. you can try your hands on various games like practicing basket ball, shooting games etc..
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