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Over 20 million people went up to Genting Highlands last year and more are expected to do so in the Year of the Tiger.
And the Malaysian resort has no fear of the newly-opened Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore.
Genting Group chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay said yesterday that he expected Genting Highlands to have the edge over the Singapore resort because of the cool weather.
“The resort here still attracts many visitors including Singaporeans as the cool weather makes a huge difference. Visitors to Resorts World Sentosa still have to bear with the sweltering heat despite state-of-the-art facilities,’’ he told a press conference at the Genting International Convention Centre (GICC) located at the First World Hotel.
Grand welcome: Ong being greeted by a lion dance troupe upon his arrival at the convention centre at First World Hotel in Genting Highlands Sunday. Accompanying him is Lim.
The event was held in conjunction with Chinese New Year and Genting Group’s 45th year anniversary celebrations this year.
The special guests included MCA president and Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and party vice-president and Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
Thousands of Genting Group’s loyal supporters and business partners were feted at the Gong Xi Fa Cai celebrations.
Lim announced that the Genting theme park would be improved and upgraded with more exciting rides to live up to its “The Fun City Above The Clouds” tagline.