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Want to go on a "snowy" holiday but don't really want to fly overseas? Well, you can always drive up to the highlands instead. Genting Highlands in Pahang, that is. Resorts World Genting invites guests to join its annual Genting Winter Wonderland celebrations, where the snow falls a few times a day and the light dances on the lake. This special year-end programme will run until Jan 2. During this time, lots of Christmas-themed shows and activities have been lined up to entertain guests.


Head to the outdoor theme park SkyWorlds from 4pm to see elves prancing and dancing, and the "Crazy Custodians" acting silly and interacting with the crowd, making sure everyone adheres to social distancing guidelines. Look out for the Goofy Grannies' hilarious performances, too. At the Central Park Garden, enjoy some live music and skit shows by The Tinseltones, the Covid Conductors and more.

The highlight of the day would be the mesmerising light shows at the Lake Of Dreams, where there are two choreographs to check out – Power Of Love and I Believe. This is when colourful laser beams dance on the water, following every rhythm and beat of the songs. From 9pm, featured DJs will take over with some pumping tunes for folks who miss the clubbing scene. In between the shows, you can also try your hand at playing some carnival games, where you can win gigantic soft toys for yourself or loved ones. If you're feeling adventurous, you can take a ride on the ESD Global Defender, which is kind of like a big spaceship that goes round and round. There are several fast food stalls, some restaurants and food courts operating within the park too. SkyWorlds closes at midnight, except today (Christmas) and on New Year's Eve, where it closes at 11.30pm to make way for a specially curated countdown show. Entrance to the park is also free, so even if you're not interested in the shows or games, you can still enjoy the winter wonderland atmosphere of the park.

Meanwhile, at SkyTropolis, the indoor theme park, things are also looking very festive with the help of some digital art and light installation works. All the rides have now reopened, and are operating at half the usual capacity to keep in line with the standard operating procedures set by authorities. The highlights of the park include the Super Glider ride, a suspended lie-down coaster with sharp turns, curves and sudden drops; the Disco!, a giant spinning disc that travels with increasing velocity, swings and rotates rapidly; and Spin Crazy, a pendulum with 360° spins in the air. Suffice it to say, some of these rides are not for the faint-hearted! Over at the VR section, "treat" yourself to some thrilling virtual reality experiences with the RoboCoaster, SkyGlider and Vortex. All seats and equipment are cleaned and sanitised after each use.

For more information, head to the Resorts World Genting website (https://www.rwgenting.com/). Source: The Star