Decided to head to Genting Highland last weekend just because it’s been a while since we get to experience that cool breeze, and while at Genting, might as well experience the “full treatment” by getting a meal you can’t find elsewhere in Malaysia, right?
So we went to one of the latest .. somewhat hyped restaurant in Malaysia – Five Guys.
Five Guys burger at Genting Higland Sky Avenue
To be fair, I have tried Five Guys before in my previous life during a trip to London. The experience was pretty positive as I recalled, so I thought I could seek a reproduction.
We lined up for a bit, and got into the ordering counter. It was pretty busy but ordering was done quite fast, we asked for 2 cheese burgers and a large fries (for sharing). Wanted to have their awesome milkshake but they ran out due to pandemic supply chain issue (as I was told), and we didn’t feel like paying RM 10 for soda fountain drinks..
The order took a short bit to get prepared, and those burgers were huge. Double patties, with cheese draped beautifully over and plenty of toppings too. Objectively, they were pretty decent burgers, but perhaps not RM 40 decent in 2021’s money. You could get better tasting burgers for cheaper (Not at Genting probably) at one of the many gourmet burger joints in Klang Valley.
The fries, however, were very good (maybe not RM 30 good) and came in huge portion. Regrettably they also ran out of Cajun flavor that we had wanted to try.
Overall, the experience was slightly meh. Paying 8.25 pounds for a burger in London is cheaper than RM 40 in Malaysia, even if direct conversion doesn’t translate. Oh well, will try other stuff next round.
I’ve been to Taman Botani in Shah Alam several times, mostly for cycling. The huge park located at Shah Alam offers many kilometers of roads that is closed from traffic for cycling, jogging, and has a host of other nature driven attractions like mini zoo, paddy field, and even a 4-season house.
The most exciting activity at this place though, has got to be Skytrex Adventure.
three adventures to choose from at Skytrex
Several weeks ago when the kids came over during school holidays, we decided to bring them for a little bit of good old fashion obstacle challenge/adventure.
The challenge is split into 3 categories:
registration and “training”
The little adventure has a maximum height of 5m and comes with 23 challenges, big thrill with 17 m highest platform and 26 challenges, while the ultimate extreme challenge goes even higher – at 22m and with 34 individual challenges.
They cost RM 35, 45, and 55 each, you can go as a group, a couple, or even just individual, I believe.
yep, it gets pretty high on top of the forest
Since we were all newbies who only has a little bit of ego, we chose Big Thrill. Now 17 meter may not sound very tall, but once you get on the highest platform and start to look down, it does get pretty scary.
After all, 17 meter is equivalent to about 5 story high.
hang on to dear life!
To start off, we were fitted with the safety harness, you’re also encouraged to bring your own gloves as the activity does require protection of your palms.
We then proceeded to the training ground and was taught how to use the equipment properly. There are two carabineer/clicky thingy and they are designed to have one hanged onto the cable at all time, you literally cannot detach yourself from the safety cable throughout the whole challenge.
The obstacles include climbing vertical ladders, flying fox, hopping through planks way high on the tree line, and more. It was very exciting and also physically exhausting.
we completed it!
There are instructors in many of the stations coordinating and helping you, and if you feel that you can’t complete due to fear/exhaustion or whatever reasons, there are also exit points to get off the challenge.
If you’re looking for a few hours of thrill in the greens and being able to do it safely, check this place out. After all, it’s only half an hour’s drive from KL.
I’m quite sure we’ll be back for the Extreme Challenge next time.