MALAYSIA’S 62nd year of independence will be celebrated with light, fire and music on Aug 31 at Resorts World Genting. Malaysia’s premier mountaintop resort, known for its tradition of great festive fireworks, will once again pull out all stops to deliver a spectacular showcase of celebratory pyrotechnics on the night of the National Day. As part of the Fireworks in the Sky series - which comprises of National Day, Malaysia Day, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and Chinese New Year’s Eve fireworks display - the eight-minute extravaganza of colour will be synchronised to music and will happen at 8pm on Aug 31 (subject to good weather conditions).
Three vantage points will be screened off for viewers, namely the High Line Rooftop Market balcony, Sky Avenue outdoor open deck located next to Beauty in the Pot, and the balcony of Burger & Lobster restaurant. To ensure maximum viewing pleasure, visitors are encouraged to come early. Meal reservations are equally encouraged. Should weather conditions be unfavourable, the event will be held the following night at the same time.
As part of the National Day festivities, Resorts World Genting will also be offering Merdeka promotions throughout some of its best-loved food outlets. Coffee Terrace, located at the lobby of Genting Grand Hotel, will present a Merdeka Buffet from 5pm to 9.30pm on Aug 31, priced at RM96 nett (adults) and RM48 nett (children). The spread will encompass six different counters including Flavours of Malaysia, Chinese, Western, Japanese and Western Asian.
Among the special Merdeka dishes featured will be kampung fried rice, gulai ikan masin with pineapple, ikan assam pedas, prawn and petai sambal, fish crackers, fruit rojak and a special Merdeka cake.
The Rajawali Coffee House at Resorts World Awana will also be presenting a Merdeka extravaganza for both lunch and dinner. Lunch will run from noon to 2.30pm, and is priced at RM53 nett per adult, and RM26.50 nett per child and for senior citizens aged 60 years and above. Buffet dinner will begin at 6pm and run until 9.30pm, and will be priced at RM74 nett per adult, and RM37 nett for children below 12 years old and for senior citizens over the age of 60. Families will enjoy free meals for parents over 60 for every four paying adults.
Rajawali’s Merdeka feast will include the hearty ‘gearbox’ soup, a variety of salads and local raw ulam, a selection of ‘kawah’ dishes (food cooked in huge woks over an open flame) ranging from tempoyak ikan patin, rendang tok Perak, daging bakar air asam, and Malaysian signature foods like satay, roti canai, putu mayam, murtabak, char kway teow, curry laksa and roasted chicken rice. There will also be a fried snack stall which will offer battered bananas, cempedak, sweet potatoes and curry puffs which will pair perfectly with hot teh tarik.
Sweet-toothed diners will also be treated to a live apam balik (crispy griddle cakes with an assortment of fillings) stall, and a variety of Malaysian sweet treats and traditional kuih including kuih lapis pelangi, talam, lompang, kosui, ondeh-ondeh, seri muka, and more.
After having a hearty meal and enjoying the fireworks display, why not celebrate further at Zouk Genting. Revellers are in for a treat as Zouk Genting is bringing Dutch DJ Headhunterz to take over the decks. The party will kick off at 11am on Aug 31 and continue through the night. So come one and all to experience the beats and tunes of one of the global dance scene’s luminaries.
With Merdeka weekend falling on Saturday, the timing is perfect for a quick getaway in the cool mountain air, with great food and a memorable fireworks display.
For more information, visit www.rwgenting.com or call +603-6101 1118.