Genting Highlands – City of Entertainment is one of the main tourist attractions in Malaysia. Genting Highlands is an integrated resort development comprising hotels, casinos and a theme park in Pahang which is an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. It is nestled on a mountain peak (maximum elevation about 1,860 m) within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia.
Genting Highlands – City of Entertainment is well known as a popular weekend getaway from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and its conveniently connected by the Karak Highway and major trunk roads, along with a cable car service from the satellite town of Gohtong Jaya.
Resorts World Genting is operated by Genting Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as Resorts World Bhd), which also operates Awana chain of resorts & hotels.
Theme Park in Genting Highlands
The resort has three theme parks which are Genting Outdoor Theme Park, First World Indoor Theme Park and Water Park. There are over 20 signature attractions amusement rides and attractions suitable for the entire family which include:
- Flying Coaster
- Genting Sky Venture
- Haunted House
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum
- Space Shot
Hotels in Genting Highlands
Accommodation at Genting Highlands – City of Entertainment includes the Genting Hotel, the Theme Park Hotel, the Resort Hotel, and the Awana Golf and Country Resort :
- First World Hotel, the largest hotel in Asia with over 6,000 budget rooms;
- Theme Park Hotel caters for family accommodation with easy access to the Outdoor Theme Park;
- Resort Hotel is a midrange choice that bridges luxury and simplicity;
- Maxims Genting is a five star resort with opulent suites; and the
- Highlands Hotel is restricted to Genting WorldCard members and casino guests.
Other attraction near Genting Highands
Besides the theme park, Genting Highlands also offers the following attraction within 20 minutes drive from the top of the mount:
- Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort
- Chin Swee Caves Temple
- Genting Strawberry Farm
- Highlands Mushroom Farm
- Highlands Vegetable Farm
- Highlands Daylily Farm
Genting Skyway, located at the Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor side of Genting, Malaysia, is a monocable gondola lift serving the Genting Highlands Resort. Its lower station is located near Gohtong Jaya, and its upper station is located at Highlands Hotel of Genting Highlands Resort.
Getting to Genting Highland
By Car: Genting Highlands can be reached from Kuala Lumpur via the faster Karak Highway or the slower old Pahang Road (Route 68). The latter passes by Mimaland, which may be a good place to stop by before proceeding to Genting Highlands.
By Bus: The Genting Express Bus leaves every hour from the Puduraya Bus Station in Kuala Lumpur. Genting also offers limousines, coaches and helicopter services for charter. There is also bus services direct from LCCT to Genting Highlands for your convenience.
Best Time to Go
Genting Highlands received huge number of visitors through out the year. During low peak seasons, you can get best deals for everything for example you can get a room at First World Hotel for as low as RM38/night. Low season also the best time for you to enjoy the attraction as the crowds is relatively low.
Genting Highlands has a cooling climate between 20°C to 25°C during the day and 15°C to 20°C during the night.
For more details about Genting Highlands Promotion – City of Entertainment, visit official RWGenting.com website.
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