While Genting Highlands is commonly known for being a heaven for gamblers and a city that never sleeps, it has much more to offer than just the casinos and the indoor themepark. If you have been following my blog, you will realize that there’s much more to Genting Highlands than just its casinos. Resorts World Genting offers eco products as well. There’s plenty of things that you can do there than just chilling out at the resort or gamble in the casino. Believe it or not, you can search this blog and discover that you can actually go camping, birdwatching, herping, jungle trekking and many more at Resorts World Genting.
Saying that there are nothing in Resorts World Genting but the casinos is a big misconception and definitely stereotyping. Resorts World Genting is actually a nature lover’s heaven and not to mention sports’ enthusiasts’ lair.
Wait a minute, did I say a sports enthusiasts lair? Well yes, I certainly did as Resorts World Genting has been a a venue host to plenty of runs and challenges that gathers sports enthusiasts from not only in Malaysia but from all around the world as well.
Opening its door once again to sports enthusiasts, like it has done before in the past, Resorts World Genting became a host to one of the most anticipated sports event in Malaysia; the Great Eastern Genting King of The Mountain by Viper Challenge 2016 just last weekend.
The Great Eastern Genting King of The Mountain by Viper Challenge 2016 gathered some 10,000 challengers who had to go through 10km of run with 15 obstacles scattered around Resorts World Genting properties before they are officially declared as the King of The Mountain.
Flagging off at the starting line at The Ranch in Genting Highlands was as early as 8am. Participants were flagged off by wave. Each wave released about 1,000 challengers to face the obstacle challenges.
Challengers, all pumped up and excited to face their challenges.
One of the first few obstacles; The Bloated Belly. This is located at the Awana Driving Range. Participants need to climb onto the huge inflated balloon to pass the obstacle.
At Awana Teambuilding Pond, The Water Net Crawl awaits.
This obstacle course calls for teamwork and helping each other out in order to lift the net and pass through it. Not an eadt feat but faithfully holding true to the tagline of Great Eastern Genting King of The Mountain Challenge by Viper 2016: Leave no one behind, everyone helps each other out during each obstacles that they encountered.
The Monkey Bar Split
The Monkey Bar Split takes alot of swinging and hanging efforts.
Slightly similar to The Bloated Belly obstacle, this is the Cargo Net Climb.
This obstacle course were located at Awana Longhouse.
A closer look at the Cargo Net Climb challenge.
Under Armour’s obstacle was reportedly one of the toughest challenge according to some of the participants.
Challengers were supposed to swing along without falling down into the water.
But of course it is easier than it looks and many ended up falling into the water and swam across to complete the challenge instead.
10km and 15 obstacles is definitely not an easy feat, but as far as the Great Eastern Genting King of the Mountain by Viper 2016 challenge goes, nobody were left behind.
Survivors of the challenge posing with their medals.
But of course the fun does not just ended there at the finish line. It’s not just about medals and recognition. It is also about having fun and of course, whenever there’s sports event, there’s surely a carnival to follow. Or at least in Great Eastern Genting King of The Mountain challenge, there’s a carnival alongside to it to fuel the hungry challengers and their supporters.
Foodtrucks spotted at The Ranch at Gohtong Jaya, selling food and drinks.
Roasted chicken on rack. This was one of the bestsellers during the event. I was told that these were prepared specially by the chefs in Resorts World Genting.
Good food, clean and healthy good fun that fosters friendship and teamwork, now, this is an event that everyone should be apart of, and it does not matter if you decided to join the challenge or just be a supporter.
Feeling sad that you have missed this Great Eastern Genting King of The Mountain by Viper Challenge? No worries, considering the huge success, I’m sure that Resorts World Genting will be opening their door for more sports events to welcome sports enthusiasts nationwide and worldwide in the future again soon. So just keep your eyes peeled for ongoing events and updates in Resorts World Genting here: