Thursday, March 12, 2020

School Holiday Trip at Gloria Residences Genting Highlands

Just few days left before 1st term of the school holiday begins. Any plan yet ? If not, you might want to discover a new place to stay at Genting Highlands. Mommy Jane and Little Angels went for a 3 days 2 nights staycation at Gloria Residences last weekend and at this post, I will share out our experiences during our staycations.
Gloria Residences Ion Delemen is located at Genting Highlands. Surrounded by one of the world's oldest rainforests and approximately 6,000 feet above sea level, it takes approximately 45 minutes from KL City Centre by car and 90 minutes from KLIA. From the Genting City of Entertainment and First World Plaza, the property is only 10 minutes away, a great place for a short getaway for family and friends.
Mommy Jane and 4 Little Angels went to Gloria Residences Ion Delemen Genting Highlands after work on Friday to check-in for a 3-bedroom apartment. Since my eldest Angel, CM is having exam starting from Mon, she opt to stay at home with maid to study and go for tuition instead. I feel proud of her for her commitment in her study.
Spacious Living Room
Spacious and beautifully designed Master Bedroom with King size bed
2nd room with Queen Size Bed
3rd room with 2 single bed and a corridor near the window
Spacious and clean toilet with toilet utilities provided
There are a total of 332 elegantly decorated service residences from Studio to 4-Bedroom Penthouse. The units are exquisitely furnished in elegant and stylish decor with distinctive amenities, facilities, kitchen and each unit also has their own individual balcony overlooking the breath-taking view of the rainforests and mountains while enjoying the cool atmosphere. 
Balcony overseeing the beauty of our rainforest
Kitchen facilities were provided too if you plan to cook at the Apartment. Drinks like mineral water and packets drinks are free. Complete toilet utilities i.e. cotton buds, shower cap, soap, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, disposable bedroom slippers, Italy imported hair shampoo and body shampoo for our convenient are provided at each unit. Every unit also have their own Microwave, hair dryer, fridge, safe deposit, bathrobe and towels, a perfect place to stay with family and friends.
Kitchen Area
Dining table
Sharing the video of my apartment as below. As you can see, the apartment is spacious and clean and comfortable for 6 persons to stay. Me and Daddy occupied the master bedroom, CW and WJ occupied the 2 single beds while WH and WT occupied the queen size bed. 

What are the facilities provided by the 5-star boutique hotel ? Do find an indoor heated swimming pool, indoor heated Jacuzzi, 24-hour state-of-the art gymnasium, kids' playground and 24-hours kids' club. My Little Angels love swimming at the heated swimming pool, relaxing dipping at the jacuzzi pool, warm-up themselves at the Sauna room after swimming and playing at the indoor playground at the Kids' Club. Shuttle service to 
While Little Angels playing at the heated pool, Mommy Jane and Daddy sitting at the waiting area that overseeing the swimming pool for safety purpose
Sophisticated exercise equipment which located just beside the swimming pool
The Kids' Club is lock and in order to access, we need to get the card at the lobby counter. Clean and safe playing environment for our kids
If you're looking for a meeting or special events, Gloria Residences Ion Delemen provides 12 meeting halls, function room and outdoor garden venues of various size.
Grand Delemen Ballroom
All the hotel guests are entitle to use their scheduled complimentary shuttle service with 2 way returns from Sky Avenue via its First World Hotel Entrance operate daily from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. Just download MyTourism App to book your seats. 24-hour taxi service and Grab car service are available too. Me and my Little Angels using the free shuttle service to Sky Avenue for shopping and makan-makan time.
Breakfast is complimentary for all the hotel guests. My Little Angels said their breakfast is the best coz' not all hotels provided chicken feet as breakfast and my Little Angels love it so much. Ha ha ha !!! Pau, dim sum, freshly baked bread, nasi lemak, meehoon, fried eggs, tofu, fish, curry chicken, porridge, red bean, soup, salads, cereals and many more. 
As for our lunch, we went to Kembali Kitchen for our buffet but ala-carte menu is available too. Their bbq fish, salted egg squid, herbal chicken soup are delicious. Be pampered with the sweet desserts and longan tong sui too.

If you're looking for a tea-time session, then head over to Fairy Tales Cafe. There are 3 choices of the Hi-Tea set i.e. sweet, savories or a combination of both. The set is ideal for 2 pax. We chose the combination of both to try it out. My Little Angels love the Macaroon, Open Egg Sandwich and Scone and Jam while me and Daddy prefer Velvet Cheese Tart, Smoked Chicken Quiche and Tomato Bruschetta. All servings come with Premium Pickwick Tea choice of Black English Tea, Black Earl Grey Tea, Green Tea & Lemon, Green Tea & Jasmine, Infusion Peppermint and Infusion Chamomile. Price per set at RM114.   



For dinner time, we wanted to try something unique and something different. We chose to dine-in at Dinetopia. Dinetopia give us a 360-degree Cinematic Dining experience. A unique 3/4-course culinary journey interpreting the perfect blend of art, gastronomy and multi-sensory projection technology. There are 3 sets available for 3 different theme i.e. Magical (3-course) at RM180 nett per pax, Enchanteur (4-course) at at RM235 nett per pax and Miraculous (4-course) at at RM299 nett per pax. Red Wine, White Wine, Beer, Cocktail, Mocktail, Fruit Iced Tea and Soft Drinks are available at a separate charge from RM15 to RM186 per drink.
Sharing out at our Magical theme of fine dining experience. As starter, we were served with Thai Mango Salad with Blun Nam Dressing and Romaine Lettuce. Light and refreshing taste to start our meal.
Our main course is Chicken Roulade with Caramelised Onion served with Ribbon Acar and Asam Pedas. The chicken stuffed with roulade is incredibly tasty. The Asam Pedas sauce is not too spicy and dip with it, the meal is perfect.
Our dessert is special and this is the first time we taste it. The Italian desserts, Deconstruct Tiramisu Infused with Sour Plum is unique and refreshing. The dessert is in sweet and savoury taste infused with coffee, layered with fresh creams and salted caramel and filled with fresh berries. An awesome twist on our tastebud.
The extra-ordinary dining experience is transformed and lifted into a whole new level. Each experience matches the culinary delights served. We enjoyed the meals surrounding the backdrop. The experience is the first of its kind as we engage to our senses as we dine, the perfect place to enjoy our dinner..


Gloria Residences is located at Jalan Ion Delemen, Genting Highlands. Do visit their website at www.gloriahotels.com for more information and like their facebook page a www.facebook.com/gloriaresidences for more promotions.
Me and my Little Angels enjoyed our 3 days 2 nights staycation at Gloria Residences Ion Delemen Genting Highlands. The serviced residences is beautiful with balcony at every unit. It is very comfortable, spacious and quiet. Their staffs are friendly too. Great place to release our stress and enjoy the beauty of the nature with cooling atmosphere. We definitely will be back again to bring my eldest Angel, CM here to enjoy the stay as much as we had.


  

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Viper Challenge at Gloria Residences Genting Highlands

While me and my Little Angels staying at Gloria Residences Genting Highlands, we witness the Viper Challenge, the Asia's largest obstacle course running event. The Challenge was hosted by NCT Properties Sdn Bhd and its hotels i.e. Grand Ion Deleman, Gloria Residences and G-Luxe by Gloria at Ion Park Genting Highlands on the 7th and 8th March 2020.
There are over 300,000 participants participate the Viper Challenge locally and internationally. This year alone, there are 20,000 individuals confirmed their attendance for the most exciting weekend. With the theme, "King of the Mountain", it promises mentally and physically demanding 12 obstacles in 7km that push the fitness boundaries with the undulating landscape of Genting Highlands.
Ion Park is chosen as a start point for Viper Challenge activities this year for its spectacular mountain view of the Titiwangsa Range from 6,000 feet above sea level to ensure it is clean and cool mountain air to promote better health.
Complimentary shuttle service were provided to and from the designated pick-up/drop off area to eliminate traffic congestion within the Ion Park and maintain the pure air quality.

The challenge area located directly just in front of the GLoria Residences and G-Luxe by Gloria include the registration tent, starting and finishing lines. There are medical services, Counterpain sample to try out for muscle pains, Lush Protein bars for healthy meals, Erprotape for handgrip, special discount for the hotels, food stalls and a picnic area for all the participants.
Viper Challenge registration was open till 5 March 2020 and each pax is at RM65.48. If you miss out this year challenge, do look out for next year one.

For more details of the challenge, do visit their website at  www.viperchallenge.com and Gloria Residences facebook page at www.facebook.com/gloriaresidence. My video of the Viper challenge event as below...
Me and my Little Angels enjoyed seeing the participants eagerly waiting for their turns to start the challenge in groups. Some came with family members and some came with friends. We can see that they enjoyed themselves so much in teams. As what the emcee said "Leave no one behind" which means the challenge need some teamwork so that all of them could complete the challenge successfully. Hopefully me and my Little Angels could form a team to join the future Viper Challenge soon so that they could learn on the teamwork, responsibilities, tactics, safety precautions and many more. to stay active in order to stay healthy.



Monday, March 2, 2020

City of Infinite Possibilities in KidZania Kuala Lumpur's 8th Anniversary

KidZania Kuala Lumpur celebrated its 8th Anniversary with infinite fun and madness yesterda. Mommy Jane and Little Angels were invited to join in the celebration at the award-winning indoor family centre. With the themed, "City of Infinite Possibilities", KidZania KL is committed to making the city a place of infinite possibilities, one that will inspire and challenge our kids to dream big.
During their anniversary celebration on that day, the enthusiastic 'zupervisors' of KidZania KL had made sure all the kids who joined them and parents too had oodies of fun with variety exciting of infinite-themed activities, edutaining workshops, entertaining performances and parade for our kids to discover their potential and dreams to the fullest.

The celebration started with the welcome speech by En Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania KL. He said that it's been 8 years since they were established. Since then visitors increased year on year, making them a much sought-after family destination in the country. They also been certified as a co-curricular partner with the Ministry of Education and worked with numerous industry partners and collaborators over the years for only one goal i.e. to ultimately equip kids with an understanding of the real world while empowering them with a variety of development skills, from creativity, financial literacy, critical thinking and the ability to dream and dream big.
Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania KL
Shahrul also said that most children have dreams of what they want to be when they grow up. That's why is is so important to promote that positivity in encouraging our kids to chase after the path they dream of. KiZania always desire to motivate the kids to dream big with their advocacy "Learn Life Today" approach by offering real-life job experiences in different industries to develop important life skills and values. They are committed to help our kids to broaden their horizons, recognising and identifying the path or things they are good at and turn every child's dream into reality at KidZania.
Kai !!!  A greetings to said "Hello" to everyone
After the speech, there were exciting dancing performances with the KidZania KL's 5 mascots namely Urbano, Vita, Bache, Beebop and Chika, KidZania's Congrezz Kidz, Dancers and kids to join in the fun. 
Cake cutting ceremony with the cake shaped "8" with some mini fireworks to replace candles and the birthday song made the celebration more meaningful.
Mayor with KidZania Congrezz Kidz and KidZania's Mascots
Balloons were released in front of the KidZania National Store after the launched of KidZania KL's 8th Anniversary and only kids are allowed to grab the balloon. There are small piece of paper or some sweets inside the balloons to indicate the prizes to be won. My Little Angels able to redeemed 2 goodie bags and some sweets from the balloons that they grabbed. It was fun and kids were so happy.

Kids searching for the prizes slip
My Little Angels had the opportunity to join the Colouring Contest activity organised by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC). They were given 25 minutes to complete the questionnaires and colour the palm oil picture. Colour pencil and the picture is provided so that they could complete in time. All kids who had participated the contest could bring home a goodie bag each. Winners announcement is at 4.30 p.m. and 2 of my Little Angels won the consolation prizes. Congrats to them !!!

Congrats to Rane's daughter for winning the 1st prize in the colouring contest
My Little Angels also joined the Infinity Bracelet Race by making bracelets in an infinity shape. All participants received a goodie bag each and winners got a bigger prize. My Little Angel, CW won the race with the fastest person to complete the challenge.

Besides the above contest, there are other challenge too i.e. Tealive Inifinity Cups Challenge and Nips Straw Challenge by Kodomo Lion to improve the children's morvement and accuracy. Both activities are a form of sensory play to develop and improve their gross and fine motor skills but my Little Angels did not join the challenge coz' they are busy making their burgers and fries at McDonald's establishment at KidZania, worked at Fire Fighters Department, Pilots, Hospital, Tealive and many more.


My Little Angels didn't join the infinity shape workshops i.e. the Infinity Tuna Wrap by Mission Foods where the kids making infinity-shaped wraps, Faber-Castell's Infinity Colouring Party workshop enabled kids to use their creativity in colouring their own version of the infinity symbol and DIY Infinity Mask resulted in creative infinity-shaped masks. Miss out so much funs but they do enjoyed themselves so much on that day.
Their 8th Anniversary event was made possible with the help of collaborative partners which include Faber-Castell, Kodomo Lion, Mission Foods, Tealive and Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC). Special prizes from their collaborative partners were presented to the kids after winning the challenges and contests.
Special promotion by Mission Food for their chips. 3 packets at RM15 and free a casing to put their chips and our smartphone too. Great deal not to be missed during the celebration
Moving forward, KidZania KL aims to regularly roll out new activities and continuously collaborate with more partners in creating additional career opportunities for our kids to experience first-hand. A very good news to all the kids and parents too so that our kids could try more role-play in future at KidZania.
For more details, do visit their website at www.kidzania.com.my and facebook page at www.facebook.com/KidZaniaKualaLumpur. Do watch my video on the event as below...

Thanks to KidZania KL for the invitation to join their 8th Anniversary event. Times passed so fast when me and my Little Angels joined their opening, every year celebration, launching, collaboration and many more and today we witnessed their 8th Anniversary event celebrated with the City of Infinite Possibilities that gave a memorable experience to all the kids who joined the celebration on that day. Looking forward with more new activities soon and Happy 8th Anniversary to KIdZania KL !!!
Thanks Mayor for the photo opportunity and for bringing the best for the kids at KidZania KL. Zank-U !!!