Resorts World Genting’s inaugural Starlight Carnival is an open-air festival in a unique setting that will take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 October to 2 November 2019. It features four key elements – movies, music, food and games – bringing them all together at the Century Lake Park.
“The Starlight Carnival is our way to creating an idyllic setting for an unforgettable evening,” says Dato’ Edward Holloway, Executive Vice President of Leisure & Hospitality. “We are in the tropics, so Malaysia’s hot weather is not always conducive for open-air events. But here in Resorts World Genting, the weather is cool all year round, and this makes us the perfect place to hold a European-style al fresco carnival. We’ve worked very hard to put together a fantastic line-up of films, food and fun activities to provide hours of entertainment for a broad range of guests, from couples to families. So I truly hope that our guests will enjoy this special experience that we have created, so that they can look forward to the Starlight Carnivals to come.”
Among the attractions is Carnival Cinema, a red carpet of blockbuster movies including A Star is Born, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Chicago, and Hairspray will be played on a supersized pop-up screen for guests to enjoy on beanbags and cushions. The open-air ‘Movie Under The Stars’ will lend a new dimension to the atmosphere of the movie as natural enhancements such as clouds and nocturnal animal chirping enhance the experience. A star is born
Gourmet food trucks and dining options will be scattered across the Carnival. While the food trucks will serve up a variety of snacks, some new additions to RW Genting will also be featured. Vibe dining restaurant FUHU by Zouk, which is part of the Zouk Genting complex, will be cooking up examples of its unique fusion cuisine, including FUHU spice tacos and FUHU duck essence porridge. Harry Ramsden brings London’s beloved fish and chips to Malaysia, while the taste of Italy in the forms of pizzas, pastas and more arrive in hearty servings at the Il Lago kiosk. Cosmic Café will offer local favourites like nasi ayam and mee bakso, while ice cream and mango-based drinks will be available from the La Cremeria tent and Sjora truck.
From sunset onwards, a talented line-up of musicians, including Aidan Soloist, VIBES, McBE Duo and Double Aze, will take to the pop-up Gazebo stage to provide the soundtrack and mood for the twilight fiesta. To lend extra credence to the carnival name, there will be fun and challenging games at the Carnival Game Zone, which include shooting hoops at Shooting Star, spinning the wheel of luck at Milky Way Spin, a test of lobster pots at Asteroid Toss, cathartic pyramid smash at Topple Galaxies and skilfully hooking ducks at Pick A Star.
For its final weekend, the Starlight Carnival will be given a scary season makeover for a special Halloween Weekend. Expect the same fantastic combo of film, food, fiesta and fun as before, but with a new spooky veneer as the Starlight Carnival embraces Halloween with jack-o’-lanterns, zombies, cobwebs and all the other elements of a truly scary Halloween evening.
October is also the time for Oktoberfest, and Resorts World Genting will be presenting up its own version of a Bavarian festival at the Oktoberfest Hall, held at a separate area of the Carnival with its own set of food, drink and entertainment offerings. The main feature will, of course, be beer. Up to 19 types of premium beers – from Carlsberg Special Brew to Brooklyn OPA, from Franzikaner Hefe to Connor’s Stout Porter – will be served up in chilled glasses. Kiosks will serve great pairings to a cold mug of beer, such as truffle sausages, kimchi hot dogs, cheese beef burgers and spicy lamb burgers from Banger Hanger & Burgers, chicken wings topped with a variety of mouth-watering sauces at Extreme Wings and a fully-laden plate of cheesy nachos at Loaded Nachos.
The Oktoberfest Hall will also come with its own set of musical entertainment. Spanning genres from classic rock to modern dance, a variety of bands will take to the Oktoberfest Hall stage to rock the crowd and get everyone into the groove. Confirmed performers include Part III, Society of Souls, an Oompah Band and tribute bands to the Gypsy King, The Beatles and Queen. And for one evening only, Zouk Genting takes over the Oktoberfest Hall stage on 2 November in a celebration of dance music as the first-ever Resorts World Genting Zouk Live takes place!
WHERE Resorts World Genting, Pahang
WHEN Thur, Fri & Sat (10 Oct-2 Nov)
ADMISSION RM24 (adult), Free (child under 12), Hotel packages available
TEL 03 2718 1118