BEWARE OF THIEVES AND PICKPOCKETS
Travelling anywhere here ALWAYSbe on alert to your surroundings. Constantly , Beware of pickpockets and thieves.. Keep your shoulder bag close to you preferably around your neck AND infront of you to avoid it being opened without you knowing!!! This also prevents it being "snatched"
Do not put your bag down without some form of personal restraint.
Don't carry all your money in one place...Have an emergency stash on your body somewhere!!
Don't flash cash as this creates unwanted attention to yourself..
Be exceptionaly vigilant and careful when in crowds...especially at points where there is confusion!! like cable car entrances, bus stations, train stations , and market places ,Restuarants and bars these are key targets for "Rip Offs" and tourists are targetted especially .. So , Take care ..Being Ripped off can ruin your travel plans.
THESE PEOPLE ARE GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO.!!...THEY DO IT FOR A LIVING!!..
This is really an amazing destination . To catch this cable car from Genting up into the clouds is a trip within itself..At the top there is a huge complex of wonderful Hotels an amazingly large Theme park and a vast array of shops and a Gambling Casino.. I noticed when we were about to catch the cable down and as there is usually a line waiting when we boarded our cable car a woman asked if she could join us and we did't think anything about it ...once we were away and into the journey the woman then began her scam about losing all her money at the casino...asking if we wanted to buy some precious stones and immediately she went into her tirade we both obviously shunned her aggressive behaviour...This was proving to be difficult in the confines of the small cable car...Upon reaching the end of the trip down ..This woman then began to follow us everywhere that we went until I told her in no uncertain terms to "hit the bricks" or else!! this unfortuneatly was an uncomfortable time..BE VERY Careful of Scammers Here..I here that they operate all the time.. ripping off unsuspecting people.
When you are near the car park at Station No.1, be careful of the mischievous macaques who do a good trade when unwitting guests arrive.
Whether or not you intend to feed these playful primates they may end up with your lunch without your consent.
These quick and crafty critters may snatch and grab your much anticipated meal before you can yell "Stop thief!".
Hang on to your hats 'n' snacks;
and watch your unguarded backs;
they may be small and the may be cute;
but they'll snatch your fruit and all your loot!
The Genting Highlands are situated about 2,000m above sea level so you will often be shrouded in cloud.
Coupled with twisting turns, this makes travelling at the top a tad tricky at times so take care on the roads.
Safety is important at the theme parks, especially the roller coaster rides and the boat rides at the man-made lake at the outdoor theme park. For parents, it is important to ensure that children follow the safety procedures. For some rides, children below a certain height are not allowed to play.
Because Genting Highlands is on top of a mountain, fog is a problem especially for outdoor activities. In fact, it is foggy most of the time at Genting Higlands and some of the locals and tourist from Singapore actually enjoy this weather because it is very cooling and dry compared to the hot and humid weather below the mountain. Another aspect of the fog you need to watch out is the poor visibility, especially on-coming vehicles.
Please note that there will be long queues at the cable car going up and down Genting Highlands during the weekends and public holidays, and it will be crowded. Be prepared to wait for a while but the queue will move fast because there are many cable cars.
Taxi drivers often wait outside the various hotels and ask people wheher they want to go to KL.Always negotiate the price first before entering.If not you will surely be overcharged.The best way is to go to the First World bus terminal and buy a ticket down to KL.
For guys who intend to try their luck in the Genting's casino, be prepared that they might be some women approaching you for money! My dad has been approached by chinese women (30-40 years olds) numerous times during his visits. They normally ask for money (saying that they have lost all their money and need cash to pay for food / taxi fare home) and sometimes may even tell you their room number (so that they can *ahem* sell you their "service")!! Some who are really desparate will pester you for quite some time (especially if they saw u winning some bucks)!