Reelity Showdown at Genting Highlands!

Thanks to the folks at Reelity.tv, Nuffnang Singapore and Resorts World Genting, I had the opportunity to go on a trip to Genting Highlands again despite just being there in end June this year!!!

All of the awesome bloggers I had the privilege of traveling with!!!  L-R: Benjamin (roomie), Juli, Beatrice (roomie), Jayme, Myself, Diana (team mate), Amanda and Ziwei! I miss everyone on this trip :’) Everyone got along super well and we shared food, laughter, hotel rooms and even secrets despite most of us being strangers when we first stepped into the coach bus to Genting together.
I had a fantastic time the last trip in June, Sam went along with me and we went to the theme park, had AMAZING food at various restaurants, visited a freaky haunted house and strawberry farm and one of the highlights was literally FLYING in an indoor skydiving tunnel at First World Plaza. Read my 2 part travelogue on Genting Highlands here: Part 1, Part 2. They are picture intensive entries, and this one isn’t much different!

However this time, my objective at Genting wasn’t just to explore its grounds, but also to take part in filming for Reelity Showdown!

Omfg you’ll never guess it but the blue hooded monster in this promotional banner above is actually me. LOLOL HELLOOOO FUGLY.

Reelity TV is a cool website that lets you watch several hilarious online shows all produced locally. Reelity Showdown itself is about online personalities / bloggers battling against each other with random tasks the producers throw at them. The idea is to WIN and be the ultimate champion, of course! Nuffnang has chosen 4 bloggers and 4 participants to pair up in teams of 2 and take each other on as we partake in wildly INSANE tasks around various parts of Genting. It was CRAY CRAYYY and I am soooo excited just thinking about the first episode being released!!! Have you ever wanted to see me attempt stupid looking tasks and fail miserably? Well your wish just came true. Catch me in the yet to be released new season of Reelity Showdown, only on ReelityTV.com!!! Our season airs 30th November, 2012, so keep a look out for it! 

Or, read on to the end of the post where I have embedded the video! I bet I look wonderfully bonkers and totes unglamorous as we get mercilessly tortured by the producers and their masochist ideas, but who cares!!! The show will be so much fun to watch! My suffering, for your entertainment. I can’t reveal too much information just yet, but this post will show you some exciting teasers about the time us bloggers & the filming crew spent at Genting Highlands! ;)
On our way there.. 7 hours on a bus together is a lot of time to get to know each other better! Had the whole bus to ourselves, much to my delight, I don’t like the weird stares from strangers I get every time I hop onto the bus.
Seating behind me is Juli, a beauty blogger. She’s so petite and cute!!! You will never guess her age coz she maintain super well wtf. She is actually significantly older, but probably looks even younger than me. 
Having a girly chit chat with my roomie, Beatrice, after we checked in at First World Hotel! Got to know her better during this trip since we’d talk about random stuff every night before we fell asleep, like places we wanna travel to and our relationships with our boyfriends… she is such a sweet, sweet girl! Hardworking and beautiful to boot. What a gem. 

We didn’t do very/ much the first day after arrival because everyone was exhausted from the long traveling from Singapore besides being treated to this nice meal at Genting Palace restaurant:
So after dinner, we decided to have an early night and woke up early the next morning to commence filming!!

All of Reelity Showdown’s contestants gathered at the Outdoor Theme Park waiting to start our first challenge! We took the challenges very seriously because teams will be eliminated one by one. Game face onnn, beeyotch.
That is my game face btw. LOL I am the ultimate photo bomber in group pics!
I wish I could tell you guys about the challenges but I’m not supposed to spoil too much leh. All I can say is the first challenge involved the outdoor theme park and this ride in particular – pirate ship!!! 
Proudly brought to you by Ziwei Sandy, I post her face big big on my blog because she was so kind as to send me many pics we took from Genting :P 
A shot of us together
Huge thanks also to Diana, Benjamin and Beatrice for sending me your pictures for me to use too!!!! ♥ Especially Benjamin who took the time to do so even though he was in Taiwan haha. And Diana for sending me the very next day omg. So if you find that the picture sizing / cropping / colors is a little all over the place, its because I’m using pictures from 5 different cameras, lol.
My chosen outfit of the day. 
I thought the Penguin shirt would be rather apt because Genting gets quite cold towards the end of the year but it was in fact very warm that afternoon and a few of us got sunburnt. Cheat me one!!!
This is my team mate, Diana!!!! She was an awesome companion throughout the trip, and humored me all the way as I told her lame jokes after another lame joke. She’s so easy to talk to!

Its amazing how much 2 girls can bond over 5 days. 

We took the initiative and gave ourselves a group name for easy identification………. And it’s called….. *drumroll*

Jedi.
Because Jessica, and Diana. LOL I see a face palm incoming.
My face after finding out what the challenge was for the day. You’ll just have to stay tuned to see why I was so upset…. @_@
Another teaser of the challenge!!!!! Can you guess what we’re trying to achieve yet?

My sneakers were brand new from H&M’s sale and it gave me a lot of problems during first day of filming coz they hurt so much when I walked! Thank goodness I got it fixed (with a lot of plaster and tissue paper stuffing donated by people) other wise the other teams might have to give me a handicap due to my limping, lol.
Team Jedi after the first challenge looking quite pleased with themselves because they did well!!! (first round anyway..)

So far, so good! #notbad.jpg face.

The second and third challenges were unfortunately not a piece of cake. The second was WTF and the third one was REALLY WTF. As you can tell from their expressions, they were next in line for the challenge hahaha!!!

We had helmet cameras attached to our head to capture our every word uttered and epic facial expressions during the big drop on Space Shot. One of the bloggers actually cried (cannot say who!!) because she was so terrified of the ride…. Poor thing!!!! The ride is really very scary indeed, especially if you’re not comfortable with heights O_O

But I can’t wait to watch that part on video LOLOL #evilfriend

Oh hai Typicalben and Diana!
Us taking group shots inbetween filming segments. I realized filming takes so much more effort than a photo shoot. I thought photos were difficult because you had to set up lighting, pose, do make up, change outfits… for filming you have to do all of that and more and it often takes the whole damn day!!!! We were all knackered by the end of filming day 1.

One day down, three more to go!

Happily walking back to our hotel rooms…. and Beatrice trying to bite my hand off for some reason. She must be hungry!
She need not worry too much because dinner was SUCH a spread. I cannot stress enough how the people at Resorts World Genting never fails to spoil their bloggers every single time!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

You would have realized this if you read my previous posts on Genting, and you will realize it again now. 

Our beautiful dinner at Imperial Rama to reward ourselves for a tough day of filming. Thai green curry, wasabi / salted egg prawns, steamed fish and so much more. 
Imperial Rama is my favorite place to eat at Genting and I dare say, one of the best Chinese restaurants I’ve ever been to in my life. It serves astounding Thai-Chinese fusion food… check out more pictures of their yummylicious food as I review their food in my Genting Post 1! Over the moon that they served their famous durian tempura this time around, I’d been raving to everyone about it prior to this meal and most of them LOVED the fried crispy durian custard dessert too.
After a sumptuous meal at Imperial Rama, it was time for a luxurious spa treatment at M Spa & Fitness.. 
And the girls, Juli and Ziwei couldn’t be any more excited ;)
I was filled with so much happiness that night,  almost on the embarrassing brink of tears… because I got to have TWO of my favorite things one after the other in a single night!!! Imperial Rama + M Spa I MUST HAVE WENT TO HEAVEN instead of Genting. Not even exaggerating….. it doesn’t take a lot to make me really happy!
The last time Sam and I did a very unique Hot and Cold Stone massage in a couple’s room, this time I went for a full body Swedish massage which was utter bliss.
M Spa Stress away was the package I chose!

My therapist was not only polite and professional, but she managed to give me a gentle massage while still exerting enough force to take away the stress out of my shoulders and back, my main problem areas. I really don’t appreciate forceful massages that make me feel WORSE after the treatment. The coach ride and long filming day had tired me out so much I fell asleep during the massage…. and felt much more relaxed when I woke up!

No more aching back and muscles! If you ever visit Genting, you have to trust me when I say Imperial Rama and M Spa are world class attractions you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find at Genting Highlands.

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Second day of filming – GO!!!!
Typicalben, Shiberty and BeatriceTan are ready for battle! :P
I quite fancy the weather in Genting actually – it only drizzles and hardly rains for long and its always cool + sunny!!! Makes for good photos.

Filming location this time was at Bubbles & Bites – a relatively new Western food restaurant and it was my first time here!

Their food was surprisingly reasonably priced and Yummmeeh. To satisfy your red meat and pasta craving in Genting, this is the place to look for.

Their cute in house crossword puzzle decor on the wall!
Of course, if our shoot set was at a restaurant, naturally, our challenge had to involve FOOD… and we were forewarned it was going to be messy, and mildly embarrassing. Messy, it was. Embarrassing? A little, for some. Most important…… was it funny? Absolutely!!
Let’s just say I never ever want to work in a restaurant. EVER.
Even as a participant I couldn’t help laughing at the plight of the other contestants!
A lot of waiting around had to be done as we waited for the filming crew to set up, so us bloggers do what we do best. Camhoes are out to play!!!

These two bloggers are ridiculously good looking. 
And also ridiculously fun to hang out with. ☻
When we’re not busy being bloggers, some of us try to be models. LOL. Wait actually Beatrice actually is one, oops…
LOVE this shot of us!!! Everyone looks so good and the lighting is perf!
Had some time to walk around and go shopping at First World Plaza as filming ended early that particular day and I bought more items than I’d prepared enough Ringgit for!! Debit card to the rescue! Genting actually has a fair bit of Cheaper-Than-Singapore shopping for you to do – I bought a stack of Sasa masks at ONLY $1 each – whatta steal.
I would never allow myself near an actual credit card…. I know myself too well.

Went back to the hotel to nap after I shopped to my hearts content and checked on the others as they were filming! We happened to finish our segment earlier than the rest so we had the free time to do whatever we want.

Someone taking a picture of me taking a picture of something.

Joshua and Finn working the cameras!

KPO-ing behind the scenes!!!!

Noel Boyd is Reelity Showdown’s host, and that’s Rudy, being the sound guy… Build those arm muscles, boy!

Pretty desserts and a pretty girl. LOL wait, what did I just say??
The girls goofing around during buffet dinner time!!! 
With our awesome Nuffnang managers, Gabby the hot babe with violet hair on the left and Jayne the cutie pie on the right. :)

Big L.♥.V.E for them pretties!!!~~~~

Ohhh Diana you crack me up so much. This is our #secret #handsign, do not even bother trying to ask what it means because we will not tell you. It’s actually a pretty stupid inside joke but it makes me laugh EVERY TIME Diana does this hand sign and looks at me!!!

What do you mean I look stupid?

With Joshua Ang, director of Reelity TV. You might recognize him as a child actor from Xiao Hai Bu Ben / We Not Stupid / We Not Naughty, some absolutely funny local films that were mad popular back in its time. This job is perfect for him (I think) since he has so much experience with movies and filming!

The filming crew were very nice and patient with us the whole time. Not too overly demanding as it could easily become. It was funny seeing him in real life as opposed to on screen. Speaking of which I think I might go download those films to watch again, I LOVED We Not Stupid. Coincidentally enough he’s the boyfriend of a pretty girl named Clara whom I know through Nuffnang since 2008. Singapore is so darn small!

The gang unwinding by having some beers and screaming along to popular songs. KTV-ing is obviously one of my favorite hobbies! ;)

At Genting, one large room like this was only 25 RM per person. Can you say… CHEAP!!! Singapore KTV why you so expensive? Just one room and a stereo system only what :(( But still we get charged like $50+ for 2 people.

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The last activity highlight we experienced at Genting Highlands after filming was completed, is the newly revamped multi-million dollar Snow World! It was closed for renovation for about a year and the new version looks sooo pretty. Perfect for touristy shots, especially intriguing for people who have not been to snowing countries before I suppose!

Couldn’t be bothered with make up on the last day so I woke up, put my hair in a ponytail and headed out immediately. Ziwei’s all like “GET YO ASS HERE” and I’m like “Wait!! Still zipping!!!”

Suited up and ready to freeze our faces off, early in the morning. As soon as I stepped into Snow World I was like “OH MY GODDDDD COLD COLD COLD” and couldn’t really manage to utter any more sense than that. This was MUCH colder than Singapore’s snow city as far as I can remember… 

OoooOoooO psychedelic lights!!! Almost resemble an aurora in the arctic circle. I said almost.

Team Jedi having fun at Snow World! 

It was difficult climbing those steps in the boots and trying not to slip on slippery ice, so watch your step. Its like they’re going for a European winter feel with the decorations!

I know I complain about Singapore’s weather on a regular basis, but truth be told, I’d still take Singapore’s scorching heat over this unbearable cold any day. Unless I am on holiday with my family during Christmas then I wouldn’t mind if it snowed.

Otherwise… I might just die.

Seeking refuge in a warm igloo!

Pretty lights and soft snow at our feet!!! :) To a Singaporean, it was some kind of magic.

People said Snow World would be dirty but I didn’t find that was the case at all! It was a very pretty place to be, although there isn’t a whole lot to do besides stand around & be cold and take pictures of the uniquely decorated surroundings.

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Thank you Resorts World Genting for hosting yet another fabulous trip at Genting Highlands!!!!

And Reelity TV for having us star in the highly anticipated web series, Reelity Showdown.

I just hope they were kind and didn’t use TOO ugly footage of me. A bit or some ugly is okay, too much ugly and I might just bury a hole in the ground and go live in it, lol. Even if you’re not interested in watching me on the show *glares* there’s plenty of other female (and 1 male) eye candy bloggers for you to ogle at.

….SO!!!!
ARE YOU READY TO WATCH THE NEW EPISODE OF REELITY SHOWDOWN? 


Reelity Showdown Genting Ep.1
from reelitytv on Vimeo.

Each team had to keep a tall heavy cup full of water steady in our hands while spilling as little as possible throughout several bumpy and slippery Genting Outdoor Theme Park rides!!! It’s really not as simple as it looks, I promise you. Thank god the next challenge is indoors and relatively simpler! And yes, I am a clumsy doofus. T___T I also scream extremelyyyy loud….. It was a wild wild ride in Genting, what can I say? I guess I got thirsty.

Remember to tune into Reelity TV next week for a brand new episode! Where we take stupid, funny and crazy to a whole new level. ;) Perhaps I’ll make a worthwhile comeback to redeem myself to you viewers……… lol.

If you’re looking for a cool weathered, fun-filled place with lots of good food and exciting activities for couples or the whole family, do consider planning a trip to Genting Highlands! A place where you can experience a bit of snow, a sunny day, some New York City vibes, asian culture, western food, an outdoor and indoor theme park all in one day.

It’s not too far away from Singapore, and yet some times, when I’m there I feel like a whole world away from home. I always have a good time there. :)