Friday, August 29, 2014

SUSANNA KWAN & STEVEN MA LIVE IN GENTING 2014



Susanna Kwan and Steven Ma are two of the most popular Hong Kong artistes, instantly recognizable thanks to their appearances in numerous Hong Kong TV drama series. Last week, we had the chance to catch both superstars in action when they held their 3-day concert here at Resorts World Genting and it was simply amazing!


Steven Ma’s debut performance at the Resort was divided into two sections—the first section saw him singing the theme songs of various TVB series while the second section focused on songs from his own albums. His mellifluous voice gave goosebumps to his listeners as he belted out songs like “Xiang Fei” (想飞) from On The Track Or Off and “Tian Yi” (天意) from Storm in a Cocoon. It was also his first time performing “Warrior Dad” (爸士) for his Malaysian fans, a touching song he composed and wrote himself.


During the concert, we found Steven Ma to have a disarming sense of humour. He candidly recounted his start in the industry where he participated in 43 singing contests but failed to win. On the 44th attempt, he finally won and was offered a recording contract. However, album sales were disappointing and he was on the verge of giving up when a friend suggested that he give acting a try. “Luckily, I have a face and head shape that is very suited to period dramas, so offers poured in.”


Cheers resounded through the hall as the ever elegant Susanna Kwan took to the stage, mesmerizing the crowd with a selection of hits from the 70s and 80s that included “Qin Qing” (亲情), “Qiang Ren” (强人), and “Shi Shi Wei Man Zu” (事事未满足). “It has been a long time since my last visit to Genting and I’m glad to be able to share my favourite songs with all of you once again.” She also expressed hope that she would still be singing at the age of 70 and 80, to which the audience responded with thunderous applause.


            Her set also included the TVB series theme song from Heart of Greed, Moonlight Resonance, and Can’t Buy Me Love.  In fact, her roles in these three dramas are some of her most notable works. “In the beginning, I was reluctant to take on villainous roles for fear of getting scolded by the viewers. However, the viewers actually like to watch me play the bad guy!”


One of the highlights during the concert was the game session with the fans. Five lucky fans were picked to join their idols onstage where they were told that each of them had to sing a song. Instead of shying away from the potentially embarrassing prospect of singing in front of hundreds of people, the fans were very sporting and at one point, they were even fighting over the microphone. One lucky fan even got to take quick selfie with the stars!


The concert drew to an end with the duets “Zai Yu Zhong” (在雨中) and “Liang Wang Yan Shui Li” (两忘烟水里). Before leaving the stage, Susanna and Steven thanked their fans for the love and support showered upon them with a deep bow.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

SESAME STREET LIVE - ELMO MAKES MUSIC

Fun & Furry Musicians Arriving at Resorts World Genting


Creatively entertaining! That is the two words to conclude the special appearance by Elmo and his friends from Sesame Street today at the Ground Floor, Highstreet of 1 Utama shopping centre in conjunction with Genting Mega Fun Roadshow.

Sesame Street the popular educational television program designed for preschoolers has been a great success for 45 years, making it one of the longest-running shows in television history. ‘Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music at Resorts World Genting will feature nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with songs such as C Is for Cookie and The Alphabet Song during the performance from 28th November 2014 until 3 January 2015.

At the launch, Elmo was with Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie. They gave a spectacular welcome to the audience with their short and energetic musical performance.


“The Sesame Street has not been back to Malaysia for few years. ‘Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music is a new production that will definitely wow its audience. It’s a high energy pack musical performance that will get all the kids excited, says Mr. Kevin Tann, Vice President Promotions & Entertainment of Resorts World Genting during his opening speech today.

Christopher Harper the Director of ‘Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music says, “ ‘Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music’ comes with brand new production that includes many new songs, kids can sing with and a lively musical performance by Elmo & Friends. I have choreographed and directed International UK, 1-2-3….Imagine! with Elmo & Friends, When Elmo Grows Up, My Little Pony Live, Big Bird’s Sunny Day Campout and many more.  By far, I would highly recommend all to come watch ‘Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music’ as it is very entertaining and the kids will love it!


The Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music’ is part of the Genting Mega Fun road show that started since 13th August. Up to 1,888 special preview tickets scheduled for 27 November 2014 to the show has been given out to lucky winners. Audience at the launch also participated in the Reading Together and muppet making workshop.


Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and all other Sesame Street friends will be taking the stage to give Malaysian fans the Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music at the Genting International Showroom, Resorts World Genting from 28 November 2014 onwards.

The Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music is proudly organized by Resorts World Genting and produced by VEE Production. Official loyalty card is Genting Rewards card and CIMB Bank is the official bank partner of the show. Both Genting Rewards and CIMB bank card holders will be given exclusive discounts on the tickets. Grab your tickets fast. Ticket price starts from RM88 onwards.

For more information, please visit us at www.rwgenting.com or call us at 03-6101 1118.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

5 THINGS TO DO AT RWG THIS HARI RAYA

The Raya holidays are just around the corner and we’ve come up with a list of things you can do at Resorts World Genting this festive season.

1. Feast to your heart’s content
For many, the holiday season is a time for tradition and that goes for food as well. At Coffee Terrace, you can tuck into an array of traditional favourites such as rendang, ketupat and many more.



2. Have fun at -6°C
SnowWorld is THE place to chill out. From now until the end of the month, you’ll find that it has been transformed into an icy adventureland themed The Story of ALLICE. During the holidays, our mascots Tabby & Friends will also be there to say ‘hi’ while decked out in their Raya best. If you’re looking for more fun and savings, do check out the Kiddos Combo.



3. Snap a photo with your favourite animated movie character
Meet and greet the lovable characters from everybody’s favourite animated movies. Catch Sid and Diego from Ice Age or help Scrat find his acorn; samba with Nico and Pedro from Rio; and have a little swordplay with Ronin, Nod and Leafmen from Epic.



4. Learn more about RWG
The Behind-The-Scenes Tour is a fun, educational and engaging activity for the entire family. Find out how this leading resort came to be and take a sneak peek into the resort’s daily operations.



5. Add a little magic to your day
The resort’s latest resident show, Peter Marvey: Magician Without Limits, lets you step into a magical world of flight and levitation. In addition to the usual show time of 8.30pm, there will also be matinee shows at 5pm on 27 and 28 July.


Which is your favourite activity at Resorts World Genting? Share with us in the comments section below.