Malaysia’s First Ever Pokemon Festival ! @ Resorts World Genting

Want to see a bunch of bouncing Pikachus?

Then plan a trip to Resorts World Genting – as the Pokemon Festival descends onto the resort for Christmas and Chinese New Year!

From 1 December 2018 until 28 February 2019, join Pikachu and his friends as they frolic, play and captivate visitors with their amazing powers and adorable nature. Taking after the traditional of live Pokemon events worldwide, including the annual Pikachu Outbreak in Yokohama, the Festival will see a series of events big and small happening at the resort.

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90s kids will recognise iconic first-gen icons such as Pikachu, Eevee, Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander on display in the malls, alongside dozens of other Pokemon species.

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Was at the media launch recently, where the crowd was entertained by a bunch of cute dancing Pikachus! You can catch them at various times daily as they meander through Level 1 of SkyAvenue. For Christmas, the parade will be accompanied by Santarina, Giant XmasBalls, and elves on two mini floats.

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Visitors will also find the world’s tallest Pokemon tree at Skytropolis Funland, Resort World’s Genting newly revamped indoor theme park. The tree  is decorated with hundreds of Pokemon figures, baubles and lights. Fans can also get up close and personal with a giant, inflatable 6-metre high Pikachu, surrounded by 50 smaller Pikachu plushies.

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Pokemon are scattered throughout the mall, so make sure to track down all 32 of them! Although, not all the characters have been unveiled, so you’ll have to wait for them to be ‘released’ over four stages – at Level 2 and 3 of Sky Avenue, First World Plaza, as well as Symphony Stage on Level 1 of SkyAvenue.

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There will also be a Pokemon Pop-Up Store on Level 3 of SkyAvenue, offering a huge array of premium merchandise and memorabilia imported directly from the Pokemon Centre in Tokyo, Japan.

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While you’re here, check out Wintry Santorini Above the Clouds, happening from 28 November to 1 January 2019, also at SkyAvenue Mall. Drawing inspiration from the island of Santorini in Greece, the ‘village’ emulates the brilliant whitewashed houses, deep blue-dommed roofs and graceful windmills, mingled with twinkling Christmas trees, golden bells and festive garlands. Indulge in Christmas treats and hunt for presents at the various vendors, as artificial snowfall gets you into the mood for a beautiful white Christmas.

More info on rwgenting.com/event-calendar/. 

Have a Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pedro n Coi @ Resorts World Manila – All Things Pinoy

Hey guys! I’m back with more Manila adventures 😉

So the Boy and I stayed at The Manila Marriott (blog post up soon fingers x) for a couple of days while I was in the city. We loved the place, but food options were severely limited to either: a) the in-house restos (which would burn an even bigger hole in our already bleeding budget lol) or b) the drive-through McDonalds.

We walked over to Resorts World Manila but again, restos were pricey. We finally settled for Pedro N Coi – a homegrown casual eatery owned by a former Miss Universe runner-up and her businessman husband. Pedro N Coi is a reference to the couples’ nicknames.

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The resto is themed around Filipino food and pop culture – and what screams Pinoy more than the ubiquitous Jeepney? Part of the dining space has been made to look like one, complete with a ‘drivers seat’, garish murals and quirky quotes like ‘Basta Sexy Libre‘ (Literally ‘if sexy, free’ ie you get a free ride – which is not applicable to yours truly :D)

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This man would definitely get a free ride if I was a jeepney driver winkwink.

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Murals of OPM (original pinoy music) album covers adorn the other side of the wall..

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As well as movie posters. This is from a popular fantasy drama series called Okay Ka, Fairy Ko.

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Colourful floral and fan decorations hang from the ceiling. The outlet also features wooden furniture and facades, complete with windows ala a traditional Filipino home.

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Of course.

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Boy says these are very commonly found in most Filipino households – jam jars turned into drinking glasses. 😀

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I’m not calling this a review per se because we only had one dish and a drink 😀

The ihaw moto (PHP150) is basically baked barbecue chicken fillet finished over a grill. The dish was served with rice, a side of pancit sotanghon (glass noodles) and topped with egg sunny side up. The chicken was tender and had a nice sweet glaze with a smoky aftertaste – pretty enjoyable! Sotanghon was seasoned well. I can see how hearty and comforting this would be for many Filipinos who work overseas and return to have their favourite dishes.

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Mango shake. Seeing as how the Philippine mango has such a reputation, I wanted to like this, I really did. I saw the kitchen staff peeling the mangos, even, so I know they prep it fresh and it’s not a bottled concentrate. It turned out quite bland. 😦

PEDRO n COI 

Fourth Floor, Resorts World Manila, Newport City, Pasay City

Opening hours: 11AM – midnight

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Bonus: If you’re in RWM by the way, check out this cool installation of an LED-light ‘rose’ tunnel – great for hipster pix!