Vista Residence Homestay Genting Highland Review – My 4 Days 3 Nights Stay

Again we went to Genting Highlands for our short relaxing vacation together with my parents. My parents for quite some time didn’t go to Genting Highlands.

This time we stayed at Vista Residence near to Petron petrol station and Starbucks.

The condo looks luxurious from outside. Even the unit itself feel luxurious. Internet YES was provided at the unit I stayed but it was quite slow. I think generally in Genting Permai, the internet it not that good.

Bedrooms

I stayed in 3 bedrooms unit with 2 queen beds and one single bed. It is suitable for guests of 4 adults and 3 kids. The bedrooms doesn’t provide night lamps so it was really dark hard to go to the toilet in the night. So I had to switch on the toilet light and opened a bit the toilet door.

The third bedroom the aircond remote was not working.

The floor is parquet so your feet are not cold due to the coolness of Genting Highlands weather.

Living Room & Veranda

The ceiling fan at the living room was a bit dusty.

It didn’t have shoes rack, so when 7 guests in the unit, the floor looked messy due to the shoes.

It had big veranda but it was a bit dirty because got few cigarettes buds drop from unit above me and the view is not that nice as it was looking towards the highway. You could hear the noise of the highway if you opened the sliding door at the veranda so at the end you can’t get the cool breeze going into the unit.

Bathrooms

For the bathroom, it is not that clean especially on the toilet bowl and the water pressure was quite low for my liking. Beside glass to put your toothbrushes were not provided.

No bidet provided some more!

Anyway the host was responsive when we wanted additional soap because the soap were a little bit only when we checked in.

I went to the gym every morning to have my light exercise. I like the gym because easy to go from the unit.

Swimming Pool

It has lap swimming pool and kids swimming pool with jacuzzi.

The swimming pool was not heated though. It was really cold. But my kids went to the swimming pool anyway.

Parking

Parking was hard to find at first because host just give the parking number. Hard to find it.

When it is raining, you will get wet just to touch the access card to open the parking barrier.

Recommendation

In short, I won’t stay again at Vista Residence due to amenities at the unit is not well thought and water pressure is low.

Besides the swimming pool is not heated.

 

Location


The Condominium

vista residence genting highland condominium
vista residence genting highland condominium
vista residence genting highland condominium
vista residence genting highland condominium
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting mailbox room
vista residence genting mailbox room
vista residence genting lift
vista residence genting lift

Entrance To Parking

vista residence genting highland parking entrance
vista residence genting highland parking entrance
vista residence genting parking
vista residence genting parking

The Facilities

vista residence genting swimming pool
vista residence genting swimming pool
vista residence genting swimming pool
vista residence genting swimming pool
vista residence genting jacuzzi
vista residence genting jacuzzi
vista residence genting sauna
vista residence genting sauna
vista residence genting gym
vista residence genting gym
vista residence genting toilet and changing room
vista residence genting toilet and changing room
vista residence toilet and changing room
vista residence toilet and changing room
vista residence genting sky deck
vista residence genting sky deck
vista residence genting sky deck
vista residence genting sky deck
vista residence koi fish pond
vista residence koi fish pond
vista residence genting barbecue area
vista residence genting barbecue area
vista residence genting playground
vista residence genting playground
vista residence genting common facilities
vista residence genting common facilities
vista residence common facilities at night
vista residence common facilities at night

The Room

vista residence corridor
vista residence corridor
vista residence genting room entrance
vista residence genting room entrance
vista residence genting living room
vista residence genting living room
vista residence master bedroom
vista residence master bedroom
vista residence kitchen
vista residence kitchen
vista residence genting wardrobe
vista residence genting wardrobe
vista residence kitchen
vista residence kitchen
vista residence genting electric kitchen hob
vista residence genting electric kitchen hob
vista residence genting oven
vista residence genting oven
vista residence genting master bathroom
vista residence genting master bathroom
vista residence genting master bathroom
vista residence genting master bathroom
vista residence genting second bathroom
vista residence genting second bathroom
vista residence no toilet bidet
vista residence no toilet bidet
vista residence parquet floor
vista residence parquet floor
vista residence genting rubbish bin
vista residence genting rubbish bin

Midhills Homestay Genting Highland Review – My 2 Nights Stay

Short Vacation at Genting Highlands

We went to Genting Highlands for short relaxing vacation. We needed 3 bedrooms as we have 7 family members, 4 adults and 3 kids.

For our stays, we chose AirBNB because it gives as better room space, kitchen area and better pricing compared to hotels. Furthermore there are lots of new condominium in Genting Highlands.

We have few options to choose for:
1) Geo 38
2) Vista Residence
3) Midhills

We decided to stay in Midhills because it offered best price for 3 bedrooms.

Water pressure at Midhill is superbly good. When you are showering, you feel awesome by the water pressure.

Floor is tiles so a bit cold at nigth.

The unit doesn’t provide aircond only ceiling fan. But Genting Highland is already cold, so you can sleep well at night without the aircond.

The LED TV doesnt have USB port to play my movies inside my external hardisk. It has NJOI and internet. Network coverage is a bit bad here . Only 3G so internet a bit slow.

Recommendation

I recommend MidHills Condominium because it offers:

1) Best value for money
2) The unit I stays is really cozy and provided with lots of simple things but give lots of convenient.

Location

The Condo

midhills genting condominium
midhills genting condominium
midhills genting condominium
midhills genting condominium
midhills genting veranda
midhills genting veranda
midhills genting common facilities
midhills genting common facilities
midhills genting playground
midhills genting playground
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting water bicycle
midhills genting water bicycle
midhills genting gym
midhills genting gym
midhills genting gym toilet
midhills genting gym toilet
midhills genting gym toilet
midhills genting gym toilet
midhills genting barbecue area
midhills genting barbecue area
midhills genting barbecue area
midhills genting barbecue area
midhills genting swimming pool
midhills genting swimming pool
midhills genting swimming pool
midhills genting swimming pool
midhills genting common facilities
midhills genting common facilities
midhills genting common facilities
midhills genting common facilities

The Unit Layout

I stayed inside a unit of 2+1 bedrooms, size of 999 sqft. The third room doesn’t have a wall, so the owner did a sliding door as separator for the third bedroom.

midhills layout type d
midhills layout type d

The Unit Interior

midhill genting mailbox
midhill genting mailbox
midhills genting corridor
midhills genting corridor
midhill genting highlands corridor
midhill genting highlands corridor
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting kitchen
midhills genting kitchen
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting master toilet
midhills genting master toilet
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting bedroom with bunk beds
midhills genting bedroom with bunk beds
midhills genting 2nd bedroom
midhills genting 2nd bedroom

Windmill Upon Hills – Homestay Airbnb in Genting Highlands

Are you looking for homestay or Airbnb that can cater for 6 guests in Genting Highlands?

Want a spacious space with near all of 5 stars hotel facilities?

With Windmill Upon Hills, you can indulge in exclusive luxuries of this up the hill condo with complete facilities and various amenities making you comfortable as if you are at home but with a different feel and view.

The Unit

windmill upon hills genting highlands - living room
windmill upon hills genting highlands – living room
windmill upon hills genting highlands - living room
windmill upon hills genting highlands – living room
windmill upon hills genting highlands - kitchen
windmill upon hills genting highlands – kitchen
windmill upon hills genting highlands - balcony
windmill upon hills genting highlands – balcony
windmill upon hills genting highlands - bedroom 1
windmill upon hills genting highlands – bedroom 1
windmill upon hills genting highlands - bedroom 1 hallway
windmill upon hills genting highlands – bedroom 1 hallway
windmill upon hills genting highlands - bedroom 1 with tv
windmill upon hills genting highlands – bedroom 1 with tv
windmill upon hills genting highlands - bedroom 2
windmill upon hills genting highlands – bedroom 2
windmill upon hills genting highlands - bedroom 2
windmill upon hills genting highlands – bedroom 2
windmill upon hills genting highlands - toilet
windmill upon hills genting highlands – toilet

Facilities

windmill upon hills - heated swimming pool
windmill upon hills – heated swimming pool
windmill upon hills heated swimming pool
windmill upon hills heated swimming pool
windmill upon hills - jacuzzi
windmill upon hills – jacuzzi
windmill upon hills - gym
windmill upon hills – gym
windmill upon hills - kids playground
windmill upon hills – kids playground
kids playground
kids playground
windmill upon hills - sauna
windmill upon hills – sauna
view fireworks during festive season from the balcony
view fireworks during festive season from the balcony

You can view fireworks from the unit balcony during festive seasons.

Location

It is located at Genting Permai near Starbucks & Petron.

  • Genting Premium Outlets (GPO) – 10 mn drive
  • Strawberry Leisure Farm – 6 mn drive
  • Happy Bee Farm – 4 mn drive
  • Mini Cameron -4 mn drive
  • Mushroom Farm – 19 mn drive
  • Genting Highlands – 15 mn drive

 

location windmill upon hills genting highlands
location windmill upon hills genting highlands

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Our Listing at AirBnb

Grand Lexis Port Dickson

My company I work for organized an event at Grand Lexis, Port Dicks for 3 days. So I was able to enjoy a bit the big room and its swimming pool.

I enjoy a bit only because was busy attending the event programs and at on second day I got diarrhea.

Grand Lexis is a resort hotel where it has hotel building and chalets at the sea. Each room has swimming pool or jacuzzi.  I was fortunate to get big room with swimming pool.

The Room

The room is quite big, it has 2 queen beds, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom and of course not forgotten the indoor swimming pool. The swimming pool is not heated though, so you must ice man, if you want to swim at night or early in the morning.

grand lexis port dickson double bed queen size room
grand lexis port dickson double bed queen size room
grand lexis living room
grand lexis living room
kitchen at grand lexis room
kitchen at grand lexis room

 

swimming pool grand lexis
swimming pool grand lexis
separate toilet and shower grand lexis
separate toilet and shower grand lexis
sea view grand leixs
sea view grand leixs
grand lexis sea view
grand lexis sea view

Moving Around

To move around, you can get buggy service for free. During peak hours, you have to wait for a while though.

Location & Contact Details

Batu 2, Jalan Seremban, 71000
Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Malaysia.

Google Map

Tel : +606-653 2000
Email : reservations@grandlexispd.com
Website : https://www.grandlexispd.com/

Happy New Year 2020 Fireworks from Windmill Upon Hills Genting Permai

Happy New Year 2020.

We have the fortunate occasion to view new year fireworks from Windmill Upon Hills, Genting Permai.

new year 2020 fireworks from windmill upon hills genting
new year 2020 fireworks from windmill upon hills genting
fireworks 2020 from windmill upon hills genting permai
fireworks 2020 from windmill upon hills genting permai

What To Eat at Genting Highland- Delicious Thai Cuisines > choice#1

We have been making few staycation trips at Genting Highland just to have feel of living and enjoying view up the hills.

Within month of August 2019, we make 2 trips. Each stay around 2 to 3 nights using AirBNB booking facilities for homestay. Only one of the homestays provides induction stove for cooking which we decided not to spent time on cooking but just eat out and explore food places.

I will share one good place, we hunt for food up here.

Choice #1: NOK SOKMO GENTING TOMYAM – Restoran Masakan Thai dan Masakan Kampung

Location: Genting Permai, in front of GEO38 Condominium.

Latitude Longitude: 3.386584, 101.774920

This restaurant serving delicious halal Thai cuisines which most of the night time all tables are taken. Make sure you come early for dinner (before 7.30pm) so your order come quick and no need to wait for vacant table.

We ate few times there just because of its satisfying flavours and at affordable price.

Ordered same dishes were never bored for me laa.  Hehehe. So this was the food that we ate repeatedly.

Tomyam Ayam, Telur Dadar, Kailan Ikan Masin, Kangkung Belacan and Ayam Pad Krapow
Tomyam Ayam, Telur Dadar, Kailan Ikan Masin, Kangkung Belacan and Ayam Pad Krapow
Ikan siakap masak tiga rasa at Genting Permai
Ikan siakap masak tiga rasa at Genting Permai

Price range for all of the above within RM91 – RM94, with 5 bowls of plain rice and ice water or maybe with additional 1 or 2 glasses of teh tarik and kopi O. Food deliciously cook and worth the price. Cheaper for that 5-6 lauk.

It is cheap and good food especially in Genting now the food price is expensive.

You may explore other foods which they also serve ‘masakan kampung’. tapi belum try lagi sebab yang atas tu sedap sangat. ;P

OTHER MENU:

Aneka Nasi Menu at Genting Permai
Aneka Nasi Menu at Genting Permai
Masakan Ayam at Genting Permai
Masakan Ayam at Genting Permai
Masakan daging and seafood at Genting Permai
Masakan daging and seafood at Genting Permai
lain - lain specialty at Genting Permai
lain – lain specialty at Genting Permai

 

 

 

Cendol di Kota Bahru Kelantan @ Best Cendol

For this year Raya Aidilfitri, I went back to my parents in law hometown Kota Bahru, Kelantan.

I went to try one of best cendol in Kota Bahru called Best Cendol. It is a food truck at a parking and they provide you with table and chair if you want to eat in the cendol.

best cendol kota bahru kelantan
best cendol kota bahru kelantan
best cendol kota bahru kelantan
best cendol kota bahru kelantan

The cendol comes with pulut nasi. A bowl of cendol is RM3.50 which I found a bit expensive.

best cendol kota bahru kelantan
best cendol kota bahru kelantan

I ate one bowl at the place and I also took away 3 cendols.

best cendol kota bahru kelantan
best cendol kota bahru kelantan

I like the taste of the cendol and the big red beans were really tasty.

Location:

Latlong: 6.12685,102.24191

Best Cendol Location on Google Map

Contact Details:

Telephone: 019 267 2116

Best Cendol Facebook homepage.

 

 

Add-on seat purchase for confirmed flight booking

We are prone to make mistake when being too careful or over cautious in doing something. In my case it happens when doing online transaction which having a countdown clock. Afraid that i might missed the deal due to longer time taken especially during flight booking.

Sure you know for flight booking we must confirm on the date and time of departure, arrival, guests list/ details, credit card info for payment and etc.

Always the time that i need to call my partners to know if he is okay to travel on that date and time. After getting price/rate that i wanted – browsing  session pulak been chasing to expired before can confirm. That is normal … phewwww!!

Whenever i want to browse the airlines portal to see their offering i will use incognito window so that it cannot track my searching.

All incognito mode will do is erase your browsing and search histories while in private mode, as well as dump any tracking cookies you pick-up during your incognito session. If you’re unsure how to turn on your browser’s added privacy mode you can find instructions online for Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. – pcworld.com

Always make sure to register and login upon making a purchase so easier for you to track, monitor and manage your bookings.

This time i only bought seat for departure but forgot to buy seat for return flight. Soon after realised i try to add on seat purchasing from Manage  Booking features but unable to do so. Only available add on option for insurance, baggage and flight date.

To solve this i contacted Malindo call center, they gave me option where they reserve the seat that i intend to buy and within 2-3 days someone from payment department will contact me for payment purposes.

In mind should i wait and how can they get the payment thru calling? does it mean i need to give my credit card info? what is the mechanism? does it safe?

what i was told is that seat have been locked for my booking. Since i don’t want this to cause me so much hassle. i told them that meantime i will drop by at their ticketing counter and make payment there.

Wise decision to make.. drop by at Subang Airport counter and make payment. All reserve seats already entered by call centre reps. So all settled.

Am not sure what happen with the online system in my case. Actually members could add on seats from Manage Booking…. sigh!!! whatever..

valuable experience learnt through hard way!

Be Cautious – Some Mobile Apps can auto-deduct credit card

Most companies nowadays will have their own mobile apps (ios or android) as one of platform to reach and promote businesses to clients.

I remembered in 2009 when started using iPhone, most actively used and downloaded apps was more to games, photo editing, kids learning apps, wallpapers and youtube.

Then later on apps usage evolved to messaging (watsapp, telegram) social media (FB, Twitter, Instagram), online shopping (Lazada, Zalora, Shopee,Carousell) , movie ticketing with scan barcode (GSC, TGV), video streaming (Tonton, Netflix), Transportation and mapping services (Grab, Uber, Waze, Google Street) Hotel bookings (Booking.com, Agoda, Trivago, airbnb) and Restaurants (nando’s, McDonalds, Food Panda).

hohoho… that’s why mata cepat rabun .. to much staring on mobile screen.

By having this apps most merchants offer lots off perks in a way to enticed users on continuous apps usage and make transactions with them ..off course 🙂

Perks can be in term of coupon, cash vouchers, redeemable point collection, priority entrances, contests and etc.

No doubt using apps can simplify and ease users experience compared to browsing on the web version, which will need more time to get into exact search within various of other information. By having the apps merchants can zoom in users to its available products and services by put more interesting offers on the plate in front of you.

We as user must be extra careful when using apps because if we didn’t look carefully apps can directly deduct our credit card. Here just want to share my experience, which one of “hotel booking apps” auto deduct my credit card just in one slide (or not even blink).

At first for few times I received repeated email mentioning that my account will entitle discount up to RM300 with given coupon code.

I have been ignoring these emails until two days before expiry i browse the apps to see does it worth the offer. When i clicked at the property comes the “slide for confirmation”.. and yaa in mind… from here where should it guide /bring me so that can key in the coupon code.

But that slide was not the feeling as if am are sliding balcony door with the “sea view hotel” it just so miserable when automatically i got message from the bank “your transaction successful” … whatttttt!!!! OMG what should i do next???

First call the bank and here their responds;

  1. ‘you have to call the merchants, only them can cancel transactions
  2. why didn’t request for TAC before approved? – ‘Some merchants apps will have this feature which once you have successful transaction record with them it can override TAC for future transaction”
  3. As security measures can bank improvise my account requirement so that each transaction will require TAC validation before can proceed?.. “cannot … up to merchants” – so crazy .. does merchants are their only clients not their account holder meh? .. sigh..

Lastly contacted merchants;

  1. Apps will remember your credit card info last transacted if you saved the card info. *** and saved button is small which you cant easily notice.. (last phrase by the customer service reps.. hahaha)
  2. This procedure will allow easy access and transaction to their frequent clients.
  3. If want to compare and hotels browsing suggested to use website version rather than apps.
  4. Make sure to delete all saved credit card info to avoid future “slide to confirmation” transaction feature. This also can cause misinterpretation – i would suggest to use “slide to payment” instead.
  5. Hotels policy cancellation normally wont allow refund for any cancellation less than 3 days. Lucky this merchant they gave me two options; if hotels allow to cancel they will refund back to my credit card; or if hotels not allow merchant will absorb the cost for this one time and credit with same value to my apps (not card) for future stay.
  6. But luckily with their help hotel allow me to cancel without any payment charges.

Aside from this incident am happy cause get to solved my problem without cash burn, provide feedback to the bank, be more cautious when using apps and share with you all!!