Flying Elephant, Spinning Cup, Swirly Slide and more!

~ Posted on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 11:30 PM ~

Hello everyone! This is Benjamin writing in on mummy's blog. I think she's a bit tired as we just got back from a short weekend family trip to Genting Highlands  with  Uncle Daniel (that's my 2nd uncle!) and his family.The last time we went there was almost a month ago and we spent the weekend mostly in the Indoor Theme Park.

Apparently, uncle Daniel got a free complimentary hotel room for 2D 1N stay and invited daddy, mummy, myself and grandma to join them. And because Isaac ko-ko (that's uncle Daniel's son or my fave cousin who is 4 years older than me) had an art class on Saturday, we left an hour earlier than them.

During the journey, I of course, started playing around with whatever I can grab hold off, in this case, daddy's sunglasses.

Oh go on and say it... you know I look cool!
Let me think, what rides should I attack first?!

We reached Genting about 5pm+ and checked into our room. We hang around while waiting for uncle Daniel and family to join us. My aunt made us dinner and we all left to play in the Indoor Theme Park after that. It was getting really misty outside, so our plans to play at the Outdoor Theme Park will have to be postpone for now..

After some discussions and calculations, daddy decided to get all of us the Theme Park Annual Passports which we can use for most Indoor and Outdoor rides. Yeayy! Daddy and mummy signed some forms, then we got our photos taken and cards printed and we each were given our card with a lanyard. Mummy had to tied a small knot to shorten the lanyard's length for me.

Immediately after that, we went to try the Ferris Wheel which we did not get to try the last time we were here.

I love it cos it goes round and round, up and down... so fun!

We also tried the Carousel which is one of my fave as well.

We went back to our hotel after that as it was getting late (about 10.30pm). I was already yawning and my mind slowly drifting away...

The next day, we all woke up at 8.30am (OK, they all woke up at 8.30am while I was still happily sleeping.. but hey, not my fault! Nobody wakes me up!) and after refreshing ourselves, we went to have our buffet breakfast.

And then off we go to the Outdoor Theme Park! Yessss! My very first time in the Outdoor Theme park which is quite misty and very cold in the morning. Aunty Phyllis (that's uncle Daniel's wife) did not joined us as she was having a bit of a cold and decided to walk around in the Indoor Park. Mummy immediately put on my leg warmers to keep my legs warm.

The moment we entered the Outdoor Theme Park, we all took the first ride we saw, which is the Antique Car.

I sat in front with daddy while mummy sat behind, busily snapping cool shots of me driving the antique car. During our journey, we get to see other attractions around the theme park and even went through a couple of tunnels.

And then, we walked in further and tried the Flying Jumbo ride. It's kinda weird sitting in a ride with flying elephants all around, but hey, it was fun as we get to go up and down while  we were sitting in the elephant rides. Again, mummy sat alone (poor mummy!) while daddy sat with me. (Mummy however made up by going with me on another round of this ride a short while later)

After the ride, we walked a bit and I went and checked out this pond with a big waterfall attraction nearby.

There are lots of fishes in the pond! Don't they feel cold?! And those fishes are huge!

After that, daddy asked me whether I want to try the Tea Cup ride and I nodded. Of course I want to try it! It looks so fun seeing people sitting in a giant cup which spins and spins and spins! The three of us squeezed into this giant tea cup and daddy told me to hold on to this metal railing in the center.

After the ride, mummy was grumbling about feeling her head spinning. Poor mummy!

Uncle Daniel carrying me
while I look at daddy & mummy...

Soon after the ride ended, we meet up with uncle Daniel and Isaac again and we headed towards the Flying Dragon ride.

I am too short young to try the ride but uncle Daniel managed to persuade daddy and mummy to try the ride, leaving me under the care of him. Mummy looks so sad and worried at the thought of leaving me alone with uncle Daniel and kept on telling uncle Daniel where were my snacks and water bottle in her handbag.

After the ride ended, daddy and mummy got out safely! Yeay! I missed them already! Mummy praised me for being such a well-behaved boy while being left with uncle Daniel and showered me with sloppy kisses.

We then walked back and tried the Astro Fighter ride. It was located near the Flying Jumbo. In fact, the ride is quite similar, only that one is one an elephant, and the other an aircraft.

But nevertheless, I enjoyed the ride as well! Just look at how confident I was while maneuvering the aircraft!

After that, uncle Daniel left Isaac with us while he went back to the hotel and do the check-out procedures. We spend our time at the playground area. It was here that I plucked up some courage to try this weird looking wood plank surrounded with big strong netting. I slowly made my way across the wood plank, taking small but confident steps and inch towards daddy who is waiting for me.

Steady, steady...
Look at me walking across! No hands!

Oh, I also tried a new slide today! The long and tall and swirly slide which mummy has always been hesitant to let me try. She's scared that I might get stuck inside and not be able to crawl up or down by myself. But with Isaac playing as well and daddy saying that it's time to let me try it, mummy then nodded and gave her OK for me to try it!

Mummy keep telling me to sit properly before sliding down and I did have a couple of minor accidents (such as sliding down with my back facing the slide and  sliding down head first... whoooppssss..) but I think I'm slowly getting the hang of it and really enjoyed the slide!

All in all, it was a fun and memorable trip for me as this is my first time playing at the Outdoor Theme Park and trying new things! The hanging wooden plank, the swirly slide, the flying elephant, the spinning tea cup!

I can't wait for our next trip and try all these cool and fun rides again!

Comments (11) -

Catheryn  @ Pink Bibs

Fun!!! Fun!!! Fun!!!

Your post make me want to just drive up there this coming weekend or anytime soon Smile


I bet Benjamin must have really enjoyed this time around.Was he exhausted when you guys drove home? I brought my daughter there when she was about 3 months old.I'm worried if she might be too cold for the weather and she only appreciates the lighting.

I'm gonna wait until she's a lil' bigger. She'll enjoy it more then. Smile

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hey Catheryn,
Oh, we'll be going up more often now that we have our annual theme park pass. Must make full use and get the returns of our investment ASAP! Hahahaha!

Hi Tracy!
Oh yes, Ben enjoyed it very much. He slept while we're getting ready to go back home. By the time we started the trip down, he woke up and watched the entire Toy Story 2 on daddy's GPS. Thank God for that movie as I was too tired and sleepy to entertain him in the car! Tong


I am happy foryou.....that's how it should always be: fun and family....everything together!!!!!!!!!

ciao ciao elvira

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Elvira!

Thank you for dropping by! You keep up your good work in capturing the beautiful pictures! Smile

Diana S.

Looks like Benjamin had a great time! I can't wait to take my son to these type of indoor theme parks when he's older Smile

Have a blessed day!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hello Diana!

Ben enjoyed the trip very much! Thanks for dropping by! Hopefully Nathaniel recovers from his jetlag soon!


awe...he looks like he had a blast!!  

i'm with you on "hard to let go" thing...this past summer was the first time Sophie was big enough to go on things by herself and I was having an anxiety attack while she was having a ball Smile


Ben looks adorable, the photo of him sleeping in the car with a finger on his forehead. When my sons were Ben's age we went to Genting and took quite a lot of photos. When they were in their teens and we went to Genting again, I look at those photos and compare, they don't look as adorable anymore now in their teens. Hahah, Still prefer to see them in their toddler stage. So better take more photos of Ben now, before you realize he would turn into a handsome young man and not so adorable anymore.  

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Aurie!
Yes, it's really difficult to let go! I feel so protective at times and it takes someone else to point out to us (oh well, to me) that it's really time to let go and let Ben enjoy and try out new things! Happy birthday to your Sophie btw! Smile

Hey Aries!
Oh yes, lots and lots of pictures no worries! Thanks for your comment!

Mama Hen

It looks like you had a fun time! The sleeping pictures are so cute! It is always nice to get away. Have a great day!

Mama Hen

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