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.
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!
Food recommendation: ginger chicken over rice (in a restaurant across the waterless well) and Marrybrown chicken + rice breakfast.
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.
Instead of seeing suited up gentlemen and velvet gowned ladies playing roulette, I found Asian grandmothers placing bets over Chinese horoscopes.
I didn’t know how they could stand the smoke.
It only went interesting until my boyfriend’s aunt placed some bets.