[Explore] TREKS Fashion Forest @ Resorts World Genting

[Explore] TREKS Fashion Forest @ Resorts World Genting

Genting Highlands, February 2017 – When it comes to the name of Genting Highlands, most people will relate it to casino, entertainment, F&B and etc. But there is actually more than that in which Resorts World Genting has to offer to its visitors. Genting is essentially a highland with pristine forests that consist of unique flora and fauna. A few weeks ago, me and my co-editor Philip alongside a few other bloggers were guided by expert to discover the beauty of nature that is available at Resorts World Genting’s Fashion Forest.

Nature Meets Technology!
In this day and age, social media and digital technologies are parts and parcels of our lives. In order to demystify nature to the world, Treks Nature Enterprise combines both nature and technology in a project dubbed Fashion Forest.

They have introduced a whole range of programmes that would expose the visitors to the natural features in Genting Highlands while letting the participants of the programmes to learn about nature and mindfully capture it into social media. These are all parts of their efforts to create awareness for the need to conserve the wondrous rainforests here. As for the sightings, straggling oak trees, exotic hornbills and rehabilitated pitcher plants are something you can view here in this forest.

‘Awana offers a 130 millionth year old jungle with very rich biodiversity for nature lovers to savour. We are now working with Treks Nature Enterprise to bring nature to nature lovers in a fashionable way, thus the name Fashion Forest is created.’ said Dato' Edward Holloway, Senior Vice President of Resorts World Genting.

The focus of Fashion Forest are the forests in Genting Highlands—located between 3,000 ft and 6,000 ft above sea level. There are three forest types Treks refers to as “alliance of rainforests.”

These are then divided into four groups, namely Fashion Forest at Awana (upper Dipterocarp Forest 3,000 ft above sea level), Slay Forest at Chin Swee Temple (Montane Oak Forest some 4,500 ft above sea level), Chocolate Forest (Montane Ericaceous Forest some 6,000 ft above sea level), and Skyride Forest in Awana.

Wide Range of Programmes for everyone!
Treks has programmes for every needs from nature walks for the whole family to sports-oriented teambuilding programmes for corporations and organisations. These programmes promise education, fun and adventure for both those seeking for a getaway from hectic urban life and those who are eager for a sporty adrenaline rush.

Fashion Forest is highly inspired by fashion “défilé de mode” as it encourages the participants to dress in their best as they commune with nature. Treks called this reinvention concept as Eco Chic.

It’s A WiFi Forest!
An important element to ensure the success of Fashion Forest is the availability of internet connectivity—participants can expect to enjoy this free. Technology is utilised to help people “see more, discover more and enjoy more” through fun and practical ways—via visual aids like the Natgeo Frame, living sculptures (like trees and plants), Nature Pergolas and elevated platforms.

At Fashion Forest, trees have personalities—there are the Supermodel trees, and the Celebri-Trees, among others. Participants are encouraged to help promote awareness of these trees by discovering and recording them via social media.

Pricing And Programmes Details:
At RM75 per person, the best of nature can be enjoyed, although generally a full-day walk or nature tour can cost RM130 per person (or RM120 for children aged 11 and below) for a minimum group of three persons. Many types of packages are offered by Treks to cater to various groups including individuals, families and corporations. The packages are all priced differently.

For corporations, there are the Corporate Bonding Activities in store. These would include teambuilding activities like the REEL simulator—an action learning programme based on popular movies—contemporary simulation games, treasure hunt, and Fashion Forest's own Amazing Race!

For children, the Fashion Forest Summer Camp packages are education, adventure and fun rolled into one. The main concept of the camp is to immerse children in multi-disciplinary programmes filled with challenging recreational activities that will help them acquire the right disciplines. Among others, they learn about camping, nature and conservation, and they get to indulge in sports like archery and rock-climbing.

Other interesting programmes to pursue at Fashion Forest are the Art, Music & Nature Festival, and the Sax & Jazz Art Club.

The “stars” awaiting discovery, of course, are the flora and fauna in Genting Highlands—and there are many of them. Most notable are the Montane-Ericaceous forest located above 1,500 metres altitude and the Hill Dipterocarp forest, the most extensive forest type in the country that exists at between 300 and 700 metres altitude.

Apart from nature walks and recreational outdoor activities, Treks offers some unique programmes like Discover the Elusive Helmeted Hornbill, where you can find out more about the four species of hornbills that call the area home—the other three being the Rhinoceros Hornbill, the Great Hornbill and the Bushy Crested Hornbill. This particular programme is priced at RM250 per person for a minimum group of four persons.

As for the main people behind Treks, Eddie Chan and Pat Ang themselves, their passion for nature stems from the fact that they believe it can inspire people in many ways. Chan and Ang created a concept trail where nature stories abound in order to help people discover more about themselves.

For more information regarding Fashion Forest @ Resorts World Genting, please call 03-27181118 or log on to  www.rwgenting.com.

Side Note:
Apart from visiting the Fashion Forest, we also tried out the new cable car and glass floor gondola in Resorts World Genting. The Glass Floor Gondola is something new to experience as you visit Resorts World Genting!

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Dr Jack Chan Wah Loong is the Head Of Medical Department and Internal Medicine Specialist in his current Hospital. Apart from medical related works, he is also a blogger, journalist and photographer since the year of 2008. He is also the chief editor for wljack.com, a website with a dedicated team of journalists that write coverage on Malaysia events and happenings since 2013.

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