Genting 2016: Highland Getaway (Part II)

For this part of our Genting Highland Getaway, we had lunch at Madam Kwan’s at Sky Avenue for Mama’s birthday and visited Chin Swee Temple.borderWe were walking around First World Hotel for a new place to eat and stumbled upon Madam Kwan’s new outlet at Sky Avenue. We were quite excited to taste their food as the one in Singapore is quite pricey and it was my Mama’s first time trying out Madam Kwan’s traditional Malaysian food, I know she’ll love it. Here’s a birthday dedication to my Mama.
The menu is very well put together, like a booklet or album of Madam Kwan’s history and recommendation of her favourite and best dishes. Hard cover and nice colour scheme too.The deco was nice and cosy too like most of her other outlets.The drinks we ordered were Bandung, Lemon Grass Mojito and Lychee Longan Cooler. Yes, we had cold drinks despite the cold weather as we all wanted our favourite traditional drinks with a twist.The starter set is meant for 2pax but came in 3 pieces of Chicken Satay Stick, Otak Cubes, Chicken Wings and Fried Shrimp Dumpling so it was just nice for the 3 of us.Shine wanted to try the Nasi Lemak as the menu claims that it is the best in Malaysia. Truly was a good choice!Nasi Goreng Otak, as we know, I have a soft spot for Malaysian (and Indonesian) fried rice so I had to try this, especially since it has my yummy otak.Mama tried Beef Hor Fun with Crispy Noodles. This was so good, it actually was my favourite dish out of the 3.We wanted to have Chendol for dessert but it was sold out so we decided to get Banana Fritters and omg, we were not disappointed at all and were actually really happy we ordered this instead! It’s so delicious with the Ice-Cream and Syrup, Mama wants to go back there to have them again lol.

So after our late lunch, we walked around Sky Avenue for a little bit more before taking the bus down to Chin Swee Temple.border
The Chin Swee Caves Temple is a Taoist temple in Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. The Chin Swee Caves Temple is situated in the most scenic site of Genting Highlands. Within the Temple is seated a statue of Qingshui, a Buddhist monk who has long been referred to as a deity in Fujian province, China for his supernatural abilities to summon rain and drive away evil spirits. The Temple attracts many local and foreign devotees from Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand and China. The Chin Swee Caves Temple is situated on a 28-acre plot of rocky forested land donated by Genting Group founder the late Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lim Goh Tong. Located 4,600 feet above sea level, the Temple is about 5–10 minutes’ drive down from the peak of the mountain. – Source from Wikipedia

It was a very short ride down to the temple. It was our first time there, even for Mama and this visit to Chin Swee was very random but we were all very thrilled we did this. The view was spectacular and the weather that day was great. Take a look at the full view and like the Facebook Page for more.

That is the end of our two part Genting Highland Getaway series. I hope to come back to Genting again once 20th Century Fox is open; expected to open in 2017 but from the looks of its progress, I might give it another year? But I hope these posts have been helpful to those who intend to go to Genting before Fox’s opening or maybe take a trip down memory lane (remember, before the internet and plane tickets were so readily available for purchase, we went to Genting for school holidays). To more travel adventures and till the next post, xoxo.

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