Genting Highlands, Malaysia is located between the states of Pahang & Selangor. Also known as Resort World(RW) Genting, an integrated resort similarly to Resort World Sentosa in Singapore. RW Genting is nestled on a mountain peak (maximum elevation about 1,860 m). With its cool climate ranging from 16°C to 24°C all year round, you can enjoy spring like weather. Genting housed one and only legal casino in Malaysia. Some other family attractions are the outdoor and indoor theme park, arcade, bowling, snow city, shopping and dining. Sadly, I find RW Genting getting tired and new development and re construction needed to boost more tourist.
For first timer, Genting Highlands is suitable for day trip if you happen to be in Kuala Lumpur or a minimum 2 nights stay to chill and relax. It is accessible by roads and coach.
From Kuala Lumpur for appox 1hr. Click here for more info about coach services.
From Singapore, there are number of coaches operate daily from Goldenmile Beach Rd. (Above) Coach service from Grassland Express, one of the reliable service to choose from. Morning departure is encourage as the journey take at least 4 hours. Click here for more info about coach services.
Colourful First World Hotel. A prominent building in Genting. As you can see the building is quite old. In fact, to be honest this hotel holds the Guinness World Records as the largest hotel in the world, since 2006, with a total of 6,118 rooms. This is one of the 6 hotels you can stay for cheap rates. The hotel is also near the First World Plaza if you want to do some shopping. Bear in mind it is way expensive then in KL.
(Above) This scene is what you going to expect when you check-in to the world largest hotel during the peak seasons. Basic amenities and sadly no view from the window.
Genting Skyway cable car system that provides a 3.38 km transport to the hilltop. The Base station is near Gohtong Jaya. As some resorts are located there, using the cable car is the best solution. You also may request a round trip tickets cost RM12 per pax if you wish to feel and ride the “World’s Fastest Mono Cable Car System” with a maximum speed of 21.6 km per hour and the “Longest Cable Car in Malaysia and Southeast Asia”
Attractions in Genting
It has indoor (Mainly for kids) and outdoor (above) theme park. Sadly, I find that both park is quite old as not much changes has been made since the opening in 1990s.
Flying Coaster is the main attraction in the Outdoor theme park not to be miss. Are you brave enough to take up the challenge?
Not for those with phobia of height, Space Shot!
If you can’t get enough of getting yourself cold, Snow World is your solution. However, I would NOT recommend this attraction at all. Firstly, the winter wear they provide stinks! yes! You heard me right, STINKS! Not maintained or wash for years. I hope they do something about it.
View of the Indoor Theme Park. Shopping outlet and eateries are also located here, First World Plaza. They have replica of Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and many more!
If you have never been or seen this exhibition. It is a MUST!! I mean, I’ve seen it on TV show but not in reality. I will post some of the interesting artifacts below. Ripley’s Believe it or NOT!
Statue of Fertility. Rumors say that couple who touch this statue, she would be pregnant! Tell me if it really happens!
As the above description, Canibbal Skull.
Vampire Killing Kit. New product coming your way soon :p
To conclude my article, this small skull is being shrink preserved. Ripley Believe it or not!
The home of the largest rainforest in Asia and the home of the use to be tallest building (now Burj Khalifa) is Malaysia. The artifacts just got me, particularly that cannibal skull from my COUNTRY. Notorious as it may be but I am proud Philippines has its spot in that exhibition. An that vampire killing kit. I also love the myth surrounding the existence of vampires. :-)
Hey, great photo summary about Genting Highlands. Good to know what’s happening up there now since my last visit in … I can’t remember.
Wow! This is what you call a travel blog! I bloomed late in life – I’ve seen some very wonderful places here in RP, but I simply went without taking so much photos. I am improving and was able to take a few shots of HK. I really like your blog, so neat and informative. I wish I can fix mine haha! Malaysia and Bali is my next target this coming summer. This helps a lot. I think I need to get a good camera too.
Keep it up man! This is inspiring ( I can do better with mine I suppose :P )
I stopped at a monastery on my way to the GH and had a 15 course meal all made from soya..One of the best meals of my life and I’m a complete carnivore usually.
Anyway your blog reminded me of a fantastic trip..
My pleasure! 15 course veg meal! Wow