Genting Highlands was one of the first stops I made in Malaysia. My family and I have been there on numerous occasions, but the cooler climate Genting offers is a good enough excuse to make another visit. It’s possibly the main reason why the locals like driving up there. Resort World Genting also calls Genting “home”, but that won’t be the focus of this post.
Today is all about Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm.
We went up to Genting during the weekend, so you can imagine how difficult it was to find parking. In fact, I think Genting would be pretty busy regardless of what day of the week it is. Regardless of that, the air was very refreshing. It was not humid and walking around was a breeze (excuse the pun! haha).
Upon entering, you will be greeted by the friendly fellow above. Don’t be surprised if you see giant strawberries everywhere, you’re not hallucinating! The water fountains, wall decorations, tables, stools and golf carts are all strawberry themed. Take a look yourself!
There’s actually quite a lot to look at and to make it better, there is no entry fee! Unless you intend to go strawberry picking or buy souvenirs, you don’t have to pay a single sen. Enough with the fake berries, here are some photos that are a bit more organic.
This was a really interesting experience for me, up until now I was unaware of how strawberries are grown and harvested. I love the little white flowers that they bare, it’s so precious. What’s amazing is that these flowers eventually become the strawberry themselves! How fascinating huh? There are also a lot of other plants, some hanging a mere meter above your head.
There’s also a nursery filled with roses, orchids, lavenders and other flowers. As you can tell, I’m a bit ill informed about plants. Hopefully these photos will help you visualise their beauty.
All of these flowers are available for purchase, at least I think they are. Either ways, I don’t think they would adapt well to the heat and humidity away from Genting. Nevertheless, they are certainly pretty to look at.
The Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm also has a Mushroom Farm, which is filled with an assortment of mushrooms. I tried snapping some photos in there but I wasn’t very satisfied with the quality, so they have been banished. I did manage to salvage one though:
As you can see, they grow mushrooms in plastic tubes. The Mushroom Farm had rows and rows of shelves, each carefully stacked with these tubes. I was quite surprised when I saw these pink oyster mushrooms, I’ve only seen the more common gray ones. But if they’re anything like their mushroom cousin, they would probably taste great in hot pot!
To finish things off, here’s some Lunar New Year decoration they had.
Coming up next, Chapter 1 – Part 2 : Genting Skyway and Doraemon
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