How I Changed My Blog's Layout At Genting Highlands (Part 4)

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, March 15, 2010 | Published in


Continued from Part 3

After I changed my blog's layout at Starbucks in First World Hotel, Ed and I decided to have some gambling fun at the casino in Genting Hotel.

By the way, are you familiar with the many hotels in Genting? Here's a map to help you out!

Map of Genting Highlands

When we arrived at the casino's entrance, we were stopped from going in. Reason? We were carrying backpacks which contained our laptops and these were not allowed in. We were asked to rent a locker and place our backpacks inside.

However the lockers on that floor were all fully rented out and so we had to go down two floors below for the remaining lockers.

I was not too keen about placing my backpack which contained both my laptop and camera inside the locker. As usual, there's a notice above the lockers stating that the management would not be responsible for any items stolen or lost.

Besides, they listed out items that were not allowed to be placed inside the lockers and one of these items were laptops!

To open an empty locker, we need to pay first using the automated paying machine as shown in the photo above.

My friend inserted two RM1 notes but as he was about to insert another RM1, I told him I was not going to risk my laptop and camera. Since I was not that keen on gambling anyway, I offered to take care of his backpack for him while he gambles in the casino alone.

The trouble was, we were not sure how to cancel the payment. So my friend Ed called a number listed on the locker and a man came soon after. He told us the RM2 could not be recovered as the machine would not entertain refunds! Great! We just lost RM2 even before we enter the casino! What a bummer!

Before Ed went to the casino, we had our dinner at Good Friends Express in Highlands Hotel. I ate roast chicken rice. It was delicious!

After dinner, Ed went off to gamble so guess what did I do? Well, I went out to enjoy the cool night air for a while. Ooh! How I wish the night air in PJ and KL is like that!

After enjoying the cool weather outside, I walked over to Starbucks at Highlands Hotel. This is not the same Starbucks I went earlier, which was located at First World Hotel. I ordered myself a hot cup of mocha, made myself comfortable and started blogging! Haha!

I wished I could blog till the next morning but of course Ed put an end to that! I was happily blogging away when he called. Time to go, he said. Bummer!

On the way back, Ed related that he had earlier won RM60 playing roulette using the combination of numbers 4 and 8 which was inspired by the cable car no.48 we sat in. But too bad, he continued playing and lost all of that plus another RM50. So no free supper for me! Bummer again!

This concludes my one day trip to Genting Highlands during the recent Chinese New Year. I promise you that there will not be any more post on Genting Highlands....well, until my next visit, that is. Haha!

(63) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    I have thoughts of changing my blog layout awhile back but have not done anything yet so far.

    Would miss my current layout if I changed it.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:34 AM
  2. fufu said...

    i have never changed my blog layout >< i am the computer idiot T.T probably i need your help... to attract more readers... :)

    March 15, 2010 at 8:48 AM
  3. Tekkaus said...

    I have onlt stayed at the 1st world and hotel and the awana apartment before. :D

    March 15, 2010 at 8:49 AM
  4. Tekkaus said... go to the casino? I have never been to the casinos before ler. :p

    March 15, 2010 at 8:50 AM
  5. Tekkaus said... you cannot bring any backpacks if you wanna enter the casino. Now only I know. :)

    March 15, 2010 at 8:52 AM
  6. Tekkaus said... you are kind-heartedly enough to volunteer to take his bag as well. :)

    March 15, 2010 at 8:53 AM
  7. Tekkaus said...

    Whoever who created the locked paying system is super smart. :p That's why. Nothing is free and everything is EXPENSIVE in Genting!

    March 15, 2010 at 8:55 AM
  8. Tekkaus said...

    Wow..there are so many Starbucks up there? :p The trees look so beautiful.

    March 15, 2010 at 8:56 AM
  9. Tekkaus said...

    Ed lost is just the typical way how a lot of us will lose our hard-earned money there. :p

    March 15, 2010 at 8:57 AM
  10. khengsiong said...

    Why on earth did you bring your laptop to casino? Just leave it in the hotel room.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:25 AM
  11. xin said...

    hey then at least he won rm58 minus the rm2 for the locker :P

    March 15, 2010 at 11:11 AM
  12. HappySurfer said...

    The locker looks kinda small. Will it be able to fit in a backpack with camera and laptop? I wonder has there been any incidence of break-ins. Probably not but human nature being such, we are all a little wary, right?

    March 15, 2010 at 11:57 AM
  13. Faisal Admar said...

    surprisingly, the chicken rice is delicious :D

    looks not tempting enuff hehe...

    love starbucks! :D

    March 15, 2010 at 12:02 PM
  14. HappySurfer said...

    For a more relaxing environment, Awana is a better place to stay especially if you take the room with the jacuzzi and facing the golf-course. Awesome! Though, staying at Awana can be inconvenient esp for casino-goers or those who prefer a little more vacation hustle and bustle.

    March 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM
  15. HappySurfer said...

    Aww, so you didn't make it into the casino with Ed? What a shame to be there and not go in. :p

    Thanks for the location map, Foong. Useful guide.

    March 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM
  16. CheaHSan said...

    Finally the grand finale of the 'changing layout' which I learned little of but so much of GH instead:p Any ideas which are the latest additional hotels in terms of priority? Saw your map and was wondering which comes first? Would it be following the numbers in accordance to their existence like (1) Genting Htl; (2) Highlands.[(3)..(4)]; (5) First World? That means First World is the latest hotel so on and so forth? thanks.

    March 15, 2010 at 1:06 PM
  17. Bengbeng said...

    i would probably do the same in yr position. not too keen on gambling myself. been once in the casino.played a little. that was enough for a lifetime

    March 15, 2010 at 1:07 PM
  18. CheaHSan said...

    Think would share the same thought with you of leaving our 'baby' in the locker even though it is 101% safe. No feel so secure holding on to it. thanks.

    March 15, 2010 at 1:09 PM
  19. [SK] said...

    yay!! my guess was correct why you guys were not allowed to enter the casion!!

    March 15, 2010 at 2:26 PM
  20. [SK] said...

    nope, i didn't just say this.. but if you refer back to my comments in your previous post, i did mention this ok??

    March 15, 2010 at 2:26 PM
  21. [SK] said...

    but too bad, you didn't offer any prize for those who guess the reason correctly.. :(

    March 15, 2010 at 2:27 PM
  22. [SK] said...

    yeah, i certainly would not risk my laptop in the locker, the PUBLIC locker to be exact.. and furthermore they have warnings and you cannot blame them if anything happen..

    March 15, 2010 at 2:27 PM
  23. [SK] said...

    but i wonder why you guys have to bring your laptops all the way up to Genting?? quite inconvenient, and heavy right??

    March 15, 2010 at 2:28 PM
  24. [SK] said...

    i just had cereal drink and some biscuits for my lunch.. and now i am hungry again when i see your roast chicken rice!! :(

    March 15, 2010 at 2:29 PM
  25. [SK] said...

    it really looks not bad at all, given that it's food up in Genting.. hahahahaha!! :D

    March 15, 2010 at 2:29 PM
  26. [SK] said...

    aiyoh.. see?? gambling greedily will never make you win.. your friend should have be happy with the RM60..

    March 15, 2010 at 2:30 PM
  27. [SK] said...

    so if he left just in time when he earns the RM60, then he wouldn't have to loose another RM50.. so the total damange is RM60-(-RM50)=RM110!!

    March 15, 2010 at 2:31 PM
  28. [SK] said...

    so i guess you kind of "earn" more than your friend did.. not money, but at least you gotta see the nice deco outside the hotel, and enjoying your blogging time in starbucks in the cool weather.. :)

    March 15, 2010 at 2:32 PM
  29. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Well another great experience to talk about spending your CNY in nice cool temp., 2 hours cable car ride *ahem waiting*, enjoying coffee & food while blogging a few thousand feet above sea level away from the heat in PJ for a 100 bucks or so still OK puas hati lah.. tQ

    March 15, 2010 at 3:11 PM
  30. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Sorry just follow my heart the thot came & wanna kaypo a bit here. Noticed those who went out with you to places like Guilin (Jam & XXX, Kenyir, & Genting would not show their faces juz like you. Some even no names mentioned at least you mentioned Ed *true name?*. Why so secretive & low profile wan? Anyway you have a choice to remain silent...[*><*] haha.

    March 15, 2010 at 4:37 PM
  31. bluedreamer27 said...

    never been to any casino... im not that lucky guy who can won in any gamble hehe

    March 15, 2010 at 9:22 PM
  32. Merryn said...

    Well.. I wont mind sitting out too as I went into the casino a couple of times and all I did was look see look see.. I don't even know wat to do there! :P

    March 15, 2010 at 10:39 PM
  33. Ken Wooi said...

    you are making me miss genting.. =/

    March 16, 2010 at 1:17 AM
  34. Unknown said...

    i like the cold night air as well, but hate it when ppl smokes nearby.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:51 AM
  35. eiling lim said...

    the same ending for every gambler. Must know when to pull a stop. I did pull a stop when I win RM100 with my capital of RM100. Then I know it was time to go! hehe

    March 16, 2010 at 9:01 AM
  36. iamthewitch said...

    Yay I was right about the backpack thingy! Coz I kena once before... haha but I didn't have a laptop with me, they still didn't let me in. So what? We went elsewhere lor... not that we're gambling addicts anyway. :P
    PS: How's your cough? Are you ready for the showdown at Redbox? LOL

    March 16, 2010 at 9:47 AM
  37. Monica said...

    we used to go up there just to lepak at Starbucks :D

    March 16, 2010 at 11:29 AM
  38. Monica said...

    the roast chicken rice looks yummy!!

    March 16, 2010 at 11:30 AM
  39. foongpc said...

    mei teng, haha, then better not change it! I like your layout just fine! : )

    March 16, 2010 at 12:36 PM
  40. foongpc said...

    fufu, you don't need my help to attract readers - you already have a zillion readers! : )

    March 16, 2010 at 12:36 PM
  41. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, so you have not stayed at Ria Apartments before? It's haunted you know, haha!

    How come you didn't go casino last time you went to Genting?

    Yeah, backpacks not allowed. Camera and laptops all not allowed.

    I agree - everything is expensive in Genting and they leave nothing to chance to get your money! Haha!

    Yeah, Ed lost his money but it's just for good fun! Anyway, he only lost RM50 so it's OK. But for me, I rather spend that RM50 on a nice meal! LOL!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:40 PM
  42. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, I tell you why on earth we bring our laptops to the casino. Here's why - we did not stay in any hotel in Genting. It was a one day trip : )

    March 16, 2010 at 12:41 PM
  43. foongpc said...

    xin, no he did not win RM58! He lost the RM60 he won + additional RM50 from his own pocket + RM2 for locker so he actually lost RM52 nett : )

    March 16, 2010 at 12:43 PM
  44. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, yeah looks small, but it's quite deep so you can actually placed 2 backpacks inside! Not sure if there were any incidence of break-ins, but I did not want to take the risk!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    faisal admar, don't judge a book by its cover is very good advice here, haha : )

    March 16, 2010 at 12:45 PM
  46. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, yes I have stayed in Awana before and it's not bad - except for a huge rat I encountered one time! haha!

    It's OK I did not go to the casino - I was not keen cos I hate the awful smell of people smoking there. I definitely cannot work in a casino!! LOL!

    And I have never won at gambling before - I rather spend my hard earned money on a nice meal! : )

    March 16, 2010 at 12:49 PM
  47. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, well it's more about Genting Highlands than changing my blog's layout - that's just to entice people to read. Imagine with a title like "My Genting Highlands Trip" I don't think I even want to read that! Haha!

    Not sure bout the numbers but First World is definitely the latest addition unless I'm wrong! Hehe

    March 16, 2010 at 12:52 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    bengbeng, yeah no point gambling your hard earned money away right? : )

    March 16, 2010 at 12:53 PM
  49. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, haha, yes! Cannot trust putting expensive stuffs in lockers! : )

    March 16, 2010 at 12:54 PM
  50. foongpc said...

    SK, yes your guess is correct - but sorry, no prize for guessing cos this one is too easy! Haha!

    Why we brought our laptops to Genting? Haha, my original plan is to go there and chill out at Starbucks and surf the net and have a drink and chit chat - relaxing in the cool mountain air. And also to ask my friend's help to change my blog's layout. Haha!

    Yes, the roast chicken is really quite good! I think I'll eat it again next time I go there!

    Yeah, my friend lost the money but it's OK - just for fun! Although I prefer to spend that RM50 he lost on a nice meal! LOL!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:58 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    bananaz, regarding your kay po question (haha) well, all of them requested that I do not post their photos on my blog cos they want to maintain their privacy. And that's fine with me cos I also don't post my pics on my blog : )

    March 16, 2010 at 1:01 PM
  52. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, well you should go to the casino at least once in your life and gamble a little. Just for the fun but don't become addicted! : )

    March 16, 2010 at 1:02 PM
  53. foongpc said...

    merryn, haha! Not much of a gambler are you? : )

    March 16, 2010 at 1:02 PM
  54. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, then go Genting lah! : )

    March 16, 2010 at 1:03 PM
  55. foongpc said...

    saucer, then you can't go casino cos lots of smokers inside! That's one reason I don't like to go in there! : )

    March 16, 2010 at 1:03 PM
  56. foongpc said...

    eiling lim, yes win and run!!! : )

    March 16, 2010 at 1:04 PM
  57. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, you guessed correctly! But no prize, sorry! Haha!

    Wah! Showdown at Redbox? I am not a good singer lah, just like to sing only how to showdown? LOL!

    Still have a little cough that won't go away!! But I think can still sing lah : )

    March 16, 2010 at 1:07 PM
  58. foongpc said...

    monica, yeah a lot of people do that - in fact, I'm thinking of doing that too - just drive up there to lepak at Starbucks, haha!

    The roast chicken is delicious! : )

    March 16, 2010 at 1:07 PM
  59. HappySurfer said...

    Life would be so boring without some risks.. Oops! Did I say that? :p

    Hi, Foong.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:11 PM
  60. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, I agree! But depends on what risks lah : )

    March 16, 2010 at 2:02 PM
  61. Hanging lamps said...

    Starting a Blog is not as hard as you might think. But there are a lot of different options to choose from.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:13 PM
  62. Ayie said...

    With so much blogs I have i don't think I can handle any layout chnage anymore. The only reason why everything's updated except jif pj, journey and a few is because I had everything in scheduled posts. More so baby's not letting mommy off the hook

    March 17, 2010 at 1:46 PM
  63. Jessie said...

    Nowadays hotel is not the only type of accommodation to stay in, there are different places where the person can spend the time when he/she is out of home.

    Hoteles Rio

    May 5, 2011 at 7:43 PM