Chinese New Year-Ride high in Year of the Horse in Genting

The Chinese New Year has started early at Resorts World Genting, where food, activities, shows and events are happening from now until Feb 14 with the double celebration of Chap Goh Meh and Valentine's Day.

Watch the mega 3D projector show featuring Choy San Yeh on the walls of Genting Grand Hotel nightly from 7.30pm. On the eve of festive holidays, the show will continue until 2am.

On Jan 31 until Feb 16, visit the Transformers Expo 2014 in its 30th anniversary celebration. Meet the 7m-tall Optimus Prime and Bumblebee and Kreo mascots during their special appearance at First World Plaza and Arena of Stars. The exposition opens from 10am to 10pm daily. Tickets are priced at RM55 (adult) and RM 45 (child).

While at First World Plaza, visit SnowWorld, which has "grown" cherry blossom trees and lanterns in a sub-zero temperature. Hang your New Year's wish on the trees before proceeding to the Lovers' Cave to enjoy Chinese New Year cookies and sweets on the house. Entry price is RM48 (adult) and RM38 (child) and is inclusive of a goodie bag.

On the second day of the Chinese New Year, there will be a lion dance on stilts by the award-winning Kun Seng Keng Lion Dance Troupe at the resort from 8am onwards.

The Kwong Ngai Lion Dance will be staged for the 16 days of the festival, ending on Chap Goh Meh and Valentine's Day on Feb 14, at the resort.

Firecracker shows are at midnight on Jan 30 and Feb 7, and 8pm on Feb 14 at the Genting grand lobby.

Watch international buskers, magician Andrew Lee, MOB Dancers and Dinosaurs & Their Adventures from Jan 30 to Feb 14 at Time Square, First World Plaza.

Colourful decorations and lanterns adorn Chin Swee Caves Temple. From Jan 31 to Feb 6, 9am to 8pm, celebrate at the 13th floor of the Sky Terrace. There will be lion dances to watch, a variety of food to savour and souvenirs to purchased. There is the Wishing Tree at the Giant Buddha statue for those with a wish to make. The lion dances are scheduled at noon, 3pm and 6pm daily from Jan 31 to Feb 6.

On Feb 5, the sixth day of the Chinese New Year. celebrate the birthday of the Chin Swee Deity. The prayer hall on level 7C will be open 24 hours, beginning at 7pm on Feb 4. Devotees are invited to pay homage to the deity for blessings.

On the ninth day of Chinese New Year, prayers and offerings will be made to the God of Heaven, in the practice known as "Pai Tian Gong" at Chin Swee Caves temple.

This is one of the most important events for the Hokkien community in Malaysia. To reserve seats for the event, call 03-5105 9617.

For the convenience of visitors, the Awana Skyway will be operating from 9am to 8pm daily from Jan 31 to Feb 6, while Genting Skyway will extend its operation hours to 1am daily from Jan 30 to Feb 9.

For details, call 03-6101 1118 or visit


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