Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Media Release: Nearly 10,000 to take part in Great Eastern Genting King of the Mountain 2016



Genting Highlands, 16 August 2016 –
The obstacle course event that is Great Eastern Genting King of the Mountain 2016 is a confirmed success even before it begins—tickets are already sold out. Some nearly 10,000 participants have signed up.

But for those wishing to join the camaraderie of the day, all is not lost. They can still go for the good food and great music lined up. All they need to do to soak in the carnival atmosphere is be there at The Ranch @ Gohtong Jaya on 20 August 2016, from 8am to 7pm.

They may not be able to compete with the weekend warriors and the like who will be geared up to conquer the various obstacles set up, but hey, the food and music alone would be worth it.

This is the second year running that Resorts World Genting is involved with the Genting King of the Mountain event along with Viper Challenge, but this time. And apart from the obstacle course, the focus is also very much on music and food, glorious food!

What's excitingly unique is that there will be plenty of food trucks around, along with a Roasted Chicken with Firewood presented “tall tower and campfire style.” Colourful food trucks adding to the carnival atmosphere sell all types of food and they include Big Hug Burgers, The Backyard Chef (Chicken Chop, Fish & Chips and Ice Cream), Planet Gergazi (hotdogs), and Lokka Cafe (sandwiches, sausages, hotdogs, juices and teas) and many more.

Yes, warriors must fuel up for energy—and there are food trucks selling desserts and sweets that will address their need for calories, namely Pocky, Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream, and Juice Buzz. Beverages including beer are also aplenty.

No festival is complete without music and on this score, the event presents the Double Aze comprising Allan G. Murillon and Albert Sirimal. The duo will entertain you with their gentle harmonies and acoustic numbers, covering old songs and newer hits alike. Another performer is June Wong along with her keyboardist friend who will wow listeners with her smooth vocals as she tackles some contemporary numbers.

Best obstacle course event

The obstacle course spans over a 10-kilometre route covering a landscape filled with crooked pathways and rugged terrain. Participants can expect to be tested physically and mentally as the route is interspersed with 15 challenging manmade obstacles.

Those participating this year can expect the same kind of challenges including Horizontal Shuffle and Peg Wall; the former involving rock climbing on a horizontal wall while the latter is a test of grip strength that requires one to pull oneself up a four-metre wall using only pegs.

Kevin Tann, Vice President of Promotions & Entertainment of Resorts World Genting, is happy to be involved with Genting King of the Mountain again.

"It is arguably the best obstacle course event around because it combines great obstacles, good weather and a finishing festival," Tann says, adding that tickets for the challenge last year were sold out within two weeks after it opened for sale. Participants should therefore book early, he says.

Many international participants took part last year including 43-year-old Leander Westendorp from Holland who described the event as “really good and more challenging compared to previous events held in KL.”

And like last year, participants can expect to bring home more than souvenirs like shirts and medals—they can look forward to forging memories from the many exciting activities lined up. Barbecue grill food galore were among the elements that made the event such a success last year—and participants can expect more such features this year.

For more information, please call 03-27181118 or log on to www.rwgenting.com


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