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Nearly 100 children from two Selangor homes were invited as part of the special guests at the official launch of Genting Children’s Festival at First World Plaza last weekend. 

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Gracing the event was YB Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, Deputy Minister of Women, Children & Community Development. With her was Miss Katherine Chew, Vice President of Resort Communications and Public Relations of Genting Malaysia Berhad. After the officials the launch was made successful with balloons sculptures, clowns and mob dances – D8 dances who made a spectacular entrance at the stage.  The guests were later taken to the Universal Walk at First World Plaza and were greeted by Old Master Q and friends plus loads of clowns. 

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Before entering the balloon festival site, the award-winning Cheer Aces from Subang Jaya gave an adrenalin performance that attracted many visitors to gather and watched the 10 minutes performance.

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At the balloon festival site, the main highlight namely the 20-foot tall giant balloon in a shape of a monkey was an awesome sight.  The giant balloon structure is located at the centre of the Universal Walk and is said to be one of the biggest balloon ever made or seen in Malaysia. Besides the giant Monkey, other eye-catching and colourful balloon structures depicting animals are lions, elephants, hippopotamus and many more were also there to make excellent selfie and photo opportunities for visitors.

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After the balloons, clowns and cheerleaders, the children together with Datin Paduka Chew adjourned to the SnowWorld for more eggs-tra fun activities.  This includes arts and craft plus Egg-venture Hunt to search for the hidden “eggs”. 

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There were also aplenty ‘pastel-coloured eggs’ for selfies and photo opportunities. The event ended with a sumptuous meal for the guests at the newly opened The Food Factory special edition of school holidays and Genting International Children’s Festival High Tea.  

For holiday makers, be sure to visit Resorts World Genting and the Genting International Children’s Festival from now until 20 March 2016. The Genting International Children’s Festival is a memorable carnival parade with clowns entertaining the kids and a live Clown Comedy Show.  There are also performances by 15 award winning cheerleaders and a great show of balloons at the Time Square.  Not forgetting Old Master Q and friends are lending a festive atmosphere here at the event with daily live shows at 12pm, 5.30pm and 8pm at the Times Square. For more information about Genting International Children Festival, visit