Genting Highlands ~ Places to Visit
from Kuala Lumpur
KL Visitors Guide
KL CITY OUTSKIRTS > GENTING HIGHLAND
Genting Highlands is a
good place to get away for the day. With fresh and cool highland air, a very
green setting and a chance to have fun with family and friends and located
only about an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur
it is popular with day trippers.
At 2,000 meters above
sea level, it offers a cool respite from the city combined with all of the
excitement, luxury, and entertainment of an international resort
destination. Known as the Fun City Above the Cloud, Genting Highlands is
the only legal land-based casino in Malaysia.
international dinner shows and discos, World-class casinos, theme parks with
dozens of amusement rides and attractions suitable for the entire family,
venues for shopping, restaurants and bars offering various types of food and
drinks and even a challenging 18-hole, par-71 golf course.
Visitors to Genting are mostly
Chinese, as they mainly frequent the casinos. As for foreigners it is
popular with the Indians and those from the Middle East coming for the
relaxing cool air, theme parks and the entertainment.
You can take a relaxing, scenic ride up to Genting on Genting Skyways cable
cars. The rides provide breathtaking views of the surrounding rainforest
hills at a comfortable speed that will get you to the top in the perfect
With 8 passengers per gondola
and at the maximum speed of 6 metres per second, the 3.38 kilometres journey
up the mountain peak takes only 11 minutes.
Operation hours: Monday to Sunday
From 7.30am 12.00 midnight
TICKET PRICING (Price per person)
Normal One-Way RM 6 / Normal Two-Way (Return) - RM 12 /
Express One-Way RM 30 / Hotel Guest Leisure Ride (Return) RM 10
*Free for children below the height of 90cm
There are over 10,000 rooms catering to all whims, fancies and even wallets.
Lavish in the 5-star facilities or live it up in the accommodation of your
choice. To date, Genting Highlands Resort has six hotels (namely Maxims,
Genting Hotel, Highlands Hotel, Resort Hotel, Theme Park Hotel and First
World Hotel) and two apartment blocks (Ria and Kayangan Apartments) at the
hilltop and Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort.
Most opt for Maxims, Genting Hotel, Highlands Hotel, Resort Hotel, Theme
Park Hotel and First World Hotel.
The only legal casino in all Malaysia, there are two casinos, the main one,
Casino de Genting at Genting Hotel and the other, Starworld at First World
Hotel. There are Table Games, Slot Machines and Electronic Table games.
It offers all the usual games
plus a selection of Chinese favourites. Open 24 hours daily, but you must be
at least 21 and not a Muslim.
A dress code also applies,
prohibiting shorts, slippers and sandals.
There is a cashless gaming systems for its Electronic Table games and slot
machines. This is with the use of the Genting World Card. Its a simple
matter of applying for one at the card counter, setting a PIN number, then
proceed to use it at the machines, topping up with cash as and when
required. The winnings are recorded in the card and cash withdrawals made
through its own ATM machines. The card also collects points depending on its
use which can be redeemed at food outlets, for hotel rooms, etc.
The resort has two theme parks and a Water park with dozens of amusement
rides and attractions suitable for the entire family. The First World Indoor
Theme Park and The Genting Outdoor Themer Park has thrill rides, family
rides and children rides.
The Water park is mostly for kids and offers a ride down the Tornado slide
or splashing and floating around the heated Pool.
Arena of Stars
There is usually a performance and sometimes bringing in major international
artists from Asia as well from the West such as Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Sir
Cliff Richard and Air Supply.
This fully-roofed amphitheatre
equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting system can accommodate up
to 6,000 people at any one time.
|Ice Age Adventure
Starting Sept 1st at the
Genting International Convention Centre, the package offers an
adventure featuring three main key zones the Ice Age Theatre, Ice
Age Playground and Ice Age Meet-and Greet.
The adventure kicks off with the Ice Age Theatre offering a short
screening of Ice Age: Continental Crack Up No1 & No2, Scrat-Gone
Nutty, No Time to Nuts, and Surviving Sid from 10.15am to 9.15pm
Next is the Ice Age Playground that takes visitors practically to
Ice Age. Here, Ice Age characters are featured in 2D die-cut
displays, 3D street art element, mirror illusion and many more.
One section takes you to the Captain Gutts ice-ship, which offers
plenty of fun and photo opportunity.
At the end of this playground is an array of skilled games and
redemption machines where visitors can test their skills, wits and
The last destination is the meet and-greet session with Sid, Scrat
and Diego. Here, visitors can have fun with them with a game or two
or simply dance with them.
Every participant stands a chance to take home a gift. Entrance fee
for the adventure is RM20 per person.
After the Ice Age Adventure, you may also go on another educational
and engaging adventure with your friends and family through the
Behind-The-Scenes Tour where you take a sneak peek into Resorts
World Genting and its daily operations. Explore the other side of
the resort that few have ever seen such as the biggest laundry in
Malaysia and how to make sushi.
Tour dates are available every weekend with additional tours from 13
to 21 Sept.
Registration can be done at First World Indoor Theme Park Wristband
Tagging Counter or registration counter at Vision City Video Games
Park (next to the post office) at only RM20 per person.
Cable Car and Outdoor Theme Park - These are closed for the time
being for renovations and upgrades.
Best Way to Visit - Batu
Caves & Genting Highland Tour
A Full day tour with a brief visit to the famous Batu Caves and a free and
easy at Genting Highlands.
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