Monthly Archives: May 2016

Birdwatching Experience at Awana Resort

A couple of weeks ago, Team E.T.A had the opportunity to experience birdwatching activities with birdwatchers from all around the world in conjunction of Wings of KKB 2016: Selangor International Birds Race. The event was sponsored by Resorts World Genting.

Wings of KKB 2016: Selangor International Bird Race is a bird watching competition that requires participants to move from one altitude to another, consequently giving the participants the opportunity to spot different species of birds in accordance with their habitat at different altitude.

The two days event kicked off in Kuala Kubu Bharu and ended in Awana Resorts.

There is not much interesting to share about on the first day apart from school children going for explore race and bird watching, but the second day was fascinating, so we will be sharing about that.

After breakfast on the second day, we were brought by PR executives Mr. Ho Wei En and Ms. Irene Chua brought us to the Bird Watching Platform at Awana Genting for some birdwatching with the Wings of KKB 2016: Selangor International Birds Race.

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Bird watching area in Awana Resort

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Bird watching platform

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We walked deep into the jungle after doing some birdwatching at the platform. We were told that we could spot more birds if we trek deeper. And we actually did.

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Trekking deep into the jungle for some serious birding.

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Birdwatchers setting up equipments for birdwatching activities.

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Birders and photographers, absorbed in the bird watching activities.

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We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to see several species of birds that lives in the virgin forest of Genting Highlands.

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Lovebirds

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A lonely bird, not very sure of the species.

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Can you see the bird? It’s hanging upside down.

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Another resident bird in thw vicinity of Awana Resort.

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Other than birds, we managed to captures pics of other creatures too. And here’s a cute little squirrel.

We may not be participants in the bird race but it is fun nevertheless to join in the fun and do a little bird race of our own. We spotted at least 20 species of exotic birds residing in the vicinity of Awana Resort during our little birdwatching trip.

Thank you Resorts World Genting for the opportunity given and thank you Ms.Irene, Mr.Ho Wei En and Ms.Chung Wan Ni for taking care of us during the entire event.

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Resorts World Genting Sponsors Wings of KKB 2016: Selangor International Birds Race

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Realizing the importance of cultivating the awareness of environmental care among the public and school children; Resorts World Genting once again sponsored Wings of KKB: Selangor International Bird Race for the 5th consecutive year as part of their effort not only to educate the public on the importance of conserving the nature, but also to elevate Genting Highlands as a destination of choice for nature lovers from all corners of the world.

Comfortably in its’ 5th year, Wings of KKB: Selangor International Bird Race is a program organized by Majlis Daerah Hulu Selangor and is emphasized on all things eco and indirectly cultivating the awareness of environmental care through birdwatching activities. Like the previous years, it was once again held in the usually sleepy town of Kuala Kubu Bharu, Hulu Selangor.

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The program is a one of a kind bird watching competition where participants need to move from one checkpoint to another at different altitude, starting from Kuala Kubu Bharu and ending at Awana Resorts, Genting Highlands according to their respective categories.

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Ms Katherine Chew, Vice President of Resorts Communication & Public Relations, Genting Malaysia Berhad, spotted awarding some of the winners for Wings of KKB 2016: Selangor International Bird Race

According to Ms Katherine Chew, Vice President of Resorts Communication & Public Relations, Genting Malaysia Berhad, there are about 40 different bird species and up to 70 in total at Genting Highlands and hope that the program will continuously cultivate the awareness of environmental care among the public and school children and consequently make Genting Highlands an eco destination of choice among local and international tourists alike.

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Visit Kuala Lumpur: Transit Destination Guide in Kuala Lumpur For Families

Here is a brief transit destination guide for passengers transiting in KLIA for 8 hours. This is recommended for a family of 4.

Destination: KLIA-National Mosque-Islamic Arts Museum-KL Bird Park-KL City Gallery.

Destination 1; National Mosque. Recommended visit time allocation for transit passengers: 45mins to 1hour.

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National Mosque is a place of worship for Muslims. But apart from being a place of worship, it is also a commmunity centre where plenty of religion related activities and events is held. Apart from the 5 times daily prayers, common events that’s held daily over here are Quranic classes and solemnization of marriage. National mosque is open to public’s visit at certain hours during non prayer time.

Location info

Masjid Negara
Jalan Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Office Number:+603 2693 7905
Opening Hours:06:30am – 01:00pm, 
02:30pm – 04:00pm,
05:30pm – 07:00pm.

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Destination 2: Islamic Arts Museum. It is located opposite of National Mosque and is just 5-10 minutes walk away. Recommended time to be allocated during the visit to Islamic Arts Museum for transit passengers is 1 hour. The museum is the largest museum of Islamic arts in South East Asia with more than seven thousands artefacts from the Islamic world.

Location Info

Address: Jalan Lembah Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Office Number: +603 2274 2020
Opening Hours: 09:00am – 06:00pm (Daily)

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Destination 3: KL Bird Park. KL Bird Park is just 15 minutes walk away from the Islamic Arts Museum. Recommended time allocation over here for transit passenger is 2 hours. It is the home to more than 3,000 birds of approximately 200 species of local and foreign birds.

Location info

KL Bird Park
No. 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Office Number:+603 2272 1010
Opening Hours:09:00am – 06:00pm

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Destination 4: Kuala Lumpur City Gallery. Located in Dataran Merdeka, it is about 20minutes walk away from KL Bird Park. Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is an interesting tourist information centre with a collection of paintings and photos of KL’s history, plus miniature mock ups of famous city landmarks. Recommended time allocation for transit passenger in Kuala Lumpur City Gallery  is 40 minutes. Set in a 114-year old, colonial-style building just beside Dataran Merdeka, this free museum is great if you want to find out a little bit more about the history of Kuala Lumpur.

Location info

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
No. 27, Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka, 50050 Dataran Merdeka, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening Hours
8am – 6pm daily

Entrance fee: Free

Guided Tour: RM45 per person (min. 8 person – max. 12 person)

Once done visiting the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, hail a metered taxi from Dataran Merdeka and head back to KLIA. Fare estimation from Dataran Merdeka back to KLIA is RM75 for regular taxi and RM125 for premium taxi.

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Visit Kuala Lumpur: Transit Destination Guide in Kuala Lumpur via LRT

Brief transit destination guide for passengers transiting in KLIA/KLIA2 for 8 hours transit.

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Here’s the destination recommended for an 8 hour daytime transit; KLCC, Petronas Twin Tower, Aquaria, MUD KL Performance and Central Market.

Getting there: From KLIA take KLIA Express to KL Sentral and proceed to take the Putraline LRT to KLCC station. Disembark from the train and walk towards KLCC and visit Petronas Twin Tower before heading to Aquaria. From Aquaria, walk back to KLCC Station to Masjid Jamek and walk over to Panggung Bandaraya for M.U.D performance. When you are done with the performance walk over to Central Market for some cultural fix and walk over to Pasar Seni LRT Station and head over to KL Sentral heading back to KLIA via KLIA Express.

Destination 1: Petronas Twin Tower
Recommended time spent here: 1 hour

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Petronas Twin Tower is the iconic skyscraper located in the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The 88-floor towers are constructed largely of reinforced concrete, with a steel and glass facade designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art, a reflection of Malaysia’s official religion. For more information on Petronas Twin Tower, click HERE.

Destination 2: Aquaria, KLCC
Recommended time spent here 1 hour 30 minutes.

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The Aquaria KLCC is a world-class aquarium that showcases marine life and animals from Malaysia and around the world. The oceanarium showcase over 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures over a sprawling 60,000 square foot space right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s city centre. For detailed information on Aquaria KLCC, click HERE.

Destination 3: MUD Performance, Panggung Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
Recommended time spent here: 2 hours

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Kuala Lumpur City Hall, in collaboration with Enfiniti Vision Media, presents a heartwarming cultural musical ‘MUD: Our Story of Kuala Lumpur.’

 ‘MUD: Our Story of Kuala Lumpur’ tells a tale of three young men who made the journey from their village to a small tin mining town to seek their fortune. This heartwarming story is set against historical events of early Kuala Lumpur.
This heartwarming story is set against historical events of early Kuala Lumpur. More information on MUD HERE.

Destination 4: Pasar Seni/Central Market
Recommended time spent here: 30-45minutes

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Pasar Seni or Central Market is a cultural heritage site with restored art deco facade offering shopping, eateries & an outdoor stage. For more information on Pasar Seni/Central Market, click HERE

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Power Rangers Live in Genting 2016

Looking for something fun to do with your family this coming school holiday in May 2016? Well, guess what? Costumed superheroes Power Rangers will be in action in Resorts World Genting and Team E.T.A would like to recommend you and your family to hop over and join in the fun.

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The million ringgit production, Power Rangers Live in Genting 2016 is the first Power Rangers live show to be held in Southeast Asia and the first ever Dino Charge live show in the world.

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Me. Kevin Tann, Resorts World Genting’s Vice President of  Promotion and Entertainment on stage with the costumed heroes during the official launch of Power Rangers Live in Genting 2016.

Power Rangers Live in Genting 2016 is based on the two Power Rangers television series, the popular Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Dino Charge. The stage performance will focused on the battles between the Power Rangers and Sledge’s army for the former’s magical Energems that holds invincible powers.

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Apart from the energetic performance, fans will have an opportunity to meet and greet their heroes after each show and have a picture taken with them. One photography session will cost tentatively RM38 each. Exclusive merchandises like t-shirts, figurines and memorabilia are also available for sale.

As a prelude, Power Rangers Live in Genting 2016 will be available to meet visitors at Resorts World Genting from 29 April to 1 May 2016 at scheduled hours; 12pm, 3pm, 5pm and 8pm. The show will commence from 28 May to 26 June 2016, pricing at RM108(VIP), RM88 (PS1) and RM68(PS2). Early birds promotion allowing Genting Rewards Cards members 20% will be valid til 26 May 2016. Otherwise, Genting Rewards Card members can expect a 10% off the normal ticket price.

For more information, please visit www.rwgenting.com or call 03-27181118.

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