First World Plaza and Casino Genting: first world problems

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First World Plaza was like any other malls–but livelier.

Think pop culture and mainstream landmarks.

Think of them moulded inside one giant room.

You’d get the First World Plaza/Indoor Themepark Genting.

Venetian canal glittered in between stores and restaurants. 3 story short liberty statue was next to a stage—decorated with Ultraman promos—presenting Malaysian traditional dance and magicians.

Very touristy and children friendly.

If I were still 12 years-old, I would be all over the waterless well, rolling Rp100,- coins, praying wishes of going here with a boy that loves me. After that, I would beg to my mother to allow me riding the haunted house.

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My favorite parts: an overpriced arcade, a chocolate store and a stand selling go-to fresh fruits. My mother recommended me to buy coffee beans covered in chocolates. It tasted fantastic and I don’t even like coffee!

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Food recommendation: ginger chicken over rice (in a restaurant across the waterless well) and Marrybrown chicken + rice breakfast.

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Food “don’ts”: nasi lemak in the ginger chicken restaurant.

Another “don’t”: expect a lot in the clothes department–better shopping in Kuala Lumpur.

Everything I thought about casino was wrong.

I expected something out of a James Bond movie, without the explosions.

First World Casino Genting left me disappointed.

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Instead of seeing suited up gentlemen and velvet gowned ladies playing roulette, I found Asian grandmothers placing bets over Chinese horoscopes.

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I didn’t know how they could stand the smoke.

It only went interesting until my boyfriend’s aunt placed some bets.

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