Genting Highlands – City of Entertainment

Genting HighlandsIf you are finding it hard to survive the Malaysia Topical heat and wish that your visit to Malaysia can be much cooler, then I suggest that you include Genting Highlands in your travel itinerary. Genting Highlands is a very popular retreat venue to many Malaysian, due to it cooling temperature and close proximity to Kuala Lumpur, which is just 45 minutes drive!

Genting Highlands is a hill resorts tourist destination that appeals to people of all ages. The kids will love this place of interest as there are plenty of trills and fun rides in Genting Indoor and outddor theme parks. Young Adult will find Genting a wonderful places to social and meet-up, there are plenty of Foods & Beverage outlets, shopping centres, Bowling alley etc. The adults can try their lucks and skill in Genting Casino, the one and only license Casino in Malaysia. So, Genting Highlands is indeed very much a city of entertainment. There will never be a dull moments, for that I can assure you.

Being a popular tourist venue, be sure that you book your hotel stay prior to visiting this resorts hill, as you cannot expect to get a room last minutes, unless you are prepare to pay for presidential suites which, seriously I doubt it is readily available during peak session. Hotels in Genting Highlands enjoys almost full occupancy throughout the year, despite there are plenty of hotels, including the First World Hotel, which is one of the largest hotel in the world with over 6,000 rooms. First World Hotel is a 3 star hotel to cater to the huge numbers of visitors to Genting Highland. Other more premium and luxurious hotel in Genting Highlands are: Resorts Hotel, Genting Hotels, Theme Park Hotel. ALl these Hotels are owned and managed by Resorts World Berhad. Apart from these hotels, there are also plenty of apartments to let, which also well seek by the locals due to its lower cost.

If you could not get a room in Genting Highlands, it should not stop you from visiting Genting Highlands. It is also a prefect venue for a day trip. Going up in the morning and return to Kuala Lumpur city in the evening. A 6-8 hours duration up in Genting Highlands is perfect.

Genting highlands resorts is nested about 6,000 ft above sea level at the border of Selangor and Pahang state. It can be reached by car, driving all the way up to the resorts city, or stop at mid hill at Gotong Jaya (Gotong Jaya is named after the founder of Genting Group – Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong) and switch to Genting Skyway cable car. Taking the Genting Skyway is also an experience as it is the world fastest cable car, travelling at about 20km per hour and the distance up the hill is also the longest in South East Asia. It takes merely 15 minutes to reach the top.

At the top, the temperature is never higher than 25°C and occasionally can be as low as 17-18°C during raining season. This is one of the main reason why Malaysians flock to Genting Highlands to escape the scoring heat of 33°C in the city. This cooling climate is perfect for children playing either in the indoor theme park or the outdoor theme park. There are plenty of rides for the enjoyments of the children or family. It is definitely a great place for family moments.

Another major draw is Casino de Genting, the one and only licensed Casino in Malaysia. Unlike other casino, Genting De Casino is always packed with players all round the clock. Being Malaysia’s one and only gaming venue, the Casino de Genting is open everyday of the year. Divided into a variety of themed sections, the Casino de Genting offers something for everyone, be it the lights and glitter of Hollywood or the excitement and luxury of elite gaming at the Monte Carlo. Other notable sections in the casino include the hip and trendy @Latte lounges for the young at heart and the exclusive International and VIP Room – the place to be for high stakes gaming exclusively for selected Genting Rewards Card members and invited guests.

So, if you have missed Genting Highlands in your travel schedule, you may want to put aside sometime to visit Genting Highlands. For more information, visit

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