Genting Highlands can be deemed as the next best happening place outside of Kuala Lumpur vibrant city. There’s always something fun and exciting going on in Genting. This time, Starlight Carnival is the next reason you should be in Genting Highlands from Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 October to 2 November 2019.
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What is Starlight Carnival all about?
Imagine an inky black sky studded with pinpricks of stars, twinkling like diamonds against a satin background. The strains of tuneful melodies drift in the breeze as the smell of luscious food wafts through the air. On the left, exclamations of delight at the fun fair where someone has won a prize; on the right, the iconic fanfare that heralds the start of a blockbuster movie.
Featuring four key elements – movies, music, food and games – the Starlight Carnival brings together all the ingredients for a perfect time and sets it in a picture-perfect setting at the Century Lake Park.
Resort World Genting’s First-Ever Starlight Carnival
The attractions at the Starlight Carnival are as varied as they are entertaining. At the Carnival Cinema, a red carpet of blockbuster movies – including A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, Jersey Boys and The Greatest Showman. We’re also taking it back into time with some film classics such as The Sound of Music, Jersey Boys, Chicago, Singing in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz and more – will play out on a supersized pop-up screen for guests to lay back on beanbags and cushions to enjoy. The open-air ‘Movie Under The Stars’ will lend a new dimension to the atmosphere of the movie, where clouds could blow in during a mysterious scene or the chirping chorus of nocturnal animals elevates key scenes.
If hunger strikes, then grab a bite (or several) from one of the many gourmet food trucks and dining options scattered across the Carnival. While the food trucks serve up an unbeatable variety of snacks – from hot dogs to chocolates – Resorts World Genting will also be showcasing some of the latest additions to its F&B suite. Vibe dining restaurant FUHU by Zouk, which is part of the Zouk Genting complex, will be cooking up examples of its unique fusion cuisine (RM20 per dish), including FUHU spice tacos and FUHU duck essence porridge. Harry Ramsden brings London’s beloved fish and chips to Malaysia, while the taste of Italy – pizzas, pastas and more – arrive in hearty servings at the Il Lago kiosk. Cosmic Café will offer local favorites like nasi ayam and mee bakso, while ice cream and mango-based drinks will be available from the La Cremeria tent and the Sjora truck. All dishes will be priced between RM10- 51, while all drinks will be priced between RM5-15.
From sunset onwards, the Starlight Carnival will also be a space filled with melodies. A talented line-up of musicians, including Aidan Soloist, VIBES, McBE Duo and Double Aze, will take to the pop-up Gazebo stage to provide the soundtrack and mood for the twilight fiesta. Sip on drinks to the gentle chords of acoustic music, because music is the inspiration, and the Starlight Carnival is the stage.
And what carnival would be complete some fun and challenging carnival games? So step right up, ladies and gentlemen, to test your luck and skills at a variety of game kiosks like shooting some basketballs at Shooting Star, spinning the wheel for luck at Milky Way Spin, a test of lobster pots at Asteroid Toss, cathartic pyramid smash at Topple Galaxies and skillfully hooking ducks at Pick A Star. Hours of fun and a full merry night of challenge await at the Carnival Game Zone, as well as the chance to take home some cool prizes.
As October comes to a close, tis’ the season to be scary. For its final weekend, the Starlight Carnival will be given a scary season makeover for a special Halloween Weekend. Expect the same fantastic combo of film, food, fiesta and fun as before, but with a new spooky veneer as the Starlight Carnival embraces Halloween with jack o’lanterns, zombies, cobwebs and all the other elements of a truly scary Halloween evening.
Starlight Carnival Details
The Starlight Carnival takes place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 October to 2 November 2019. The Halloween Weekend will run from 31 October to 2 November 2019, with the special event Starlight Carnival presents Zouk Live! on 2 November 2019. Tickets are now available. Tickets are now available, priced at RM20 for General Admission with an RM4 processing fee, while children below 12 years old enter free of charge. Special hotel packages are also available, combining entrance tickets to the Starlight Carnival with 2D1N stays at First World Hotel (RM246 nett, up to 2 pax) or Theme Park Hotel (RM628 nett, up to 4 pax). For more information, visit www.rwgenting.com or call +603 2718 1118.