Genting Highlands, Kuala Lumpur
This 5-star hotel is supposed to be furnished as a Scottish castle with dark oak panels and low lighting. 932 rooms, open to invited high rollers and Genting WorldCard Silver and above only. Highlands Hotel is one of the five major hotels beside Genting Hotel, Theme Park Hotel, First World Hotel and Resort Hotel located at Genting Highlands, Malaysia. It is geographically located at the Selangor side of Genting Highlands.
It houses the Elite Club, the 6-star standard hotel rooms at its top most floor. It houses also the Genting Skyway upper station, the cable car ride station for people to go up to Genting Highlands Resort from the lower station located near Gohtong Jaya.
Along with Genting Hotel and Resort Hotel, it houses the Casino de Genting, one of the major casino of Genting Highlands Resort, along with Starworld casino located at First World Hotel.
Chin Swee Temple is a Taoist temple in Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. It is fully funded by Genting Berhad, even last time during the Genting Berhad founder, Lim Goh Tong's 90th birthday, they donated RM 10 million or USD 2.5 million to the temple.
People can access the temple by shuttle buses from Genting Highlands Resort or by taking the Awana Skyway cable car to the Temple Station down the hill.
The all-new look Theme Park Hotel, the Castle In The Clouds got a great new facade and a grand new look. It displays a spectacular ambience of colour, pomp and pageantry. Grandeur is reflected in its gaily decorated walls where crests and coat of arms extend a grand welcome to guests. And just a brisk walk across the road is the ever-popular Genting Theme Park (outdoor) with its myriad attractions for the young and old alike.
Genting Highlands, this world-famous resort boasts a huge outdoor theme park. Visitors can drive up to the summit where the main resort is located or take a cable car ride to enjoy a panoramic view of the lush rainforest. The resort is a 1.5-hour drive from KL & is easily accessible by shuttle coaches. It can be visited on a day trip although an overnight stay is best to fully enjoy your visit.
Genting highlands is a must visit attraction in Pahang state, Malaysia. It is a 2 hour drive from KL. When you reach there, you go up with cable ride to the height of 2000 meters. There, you find some beautiful hotels, a big shopping mall and 2 fun parks, one located indoor and the other one in outdoor space.
I suggest the outdoor fun park, because it has more attractive machines like space shot, cyclone and some others. The admission for outdoor park is 44 RM for adults and you can use your ticket on the day you buy it as many times you like.
Genting highland is located at 2000 metres above sea level, 51 km northeast of kl. You can enjoy a nice cable car ride to reach this resort. You can book a tour from kl central, genting highland resort have office there. If u book ur tour from there its much cheaper than if u go there by ur self and buy tickets for in door or out door entertainment parks, plus u dont have to stand in ques then. They have roller coaster rides, 3d theatre, rock climbing simulator. If u like to make some quick money there is casino there as well thats the only casino in kl or in malaysia perhaps. Its a perfect family resort entertainment for every one.
Normal timings are 7am to 11 pm for cable car , for out door park its from 9 am to 7 pm and for in door theme park its from 9 am till midnight.
Rates are 48 ringgit for both parks for adults, if u r wih family u can have a family package for 154, thats for 2 adults and 2 kids
One of the favorite destinations in Malaysia is a half day drive from Kuala Lumpur - the Genting Highlands. It is located in the State of Pahang where there is royal assent to allow an international casino to build in this the highland region.
So over the years, hotels and an indoor and outdoor theme park for family and non-gamblers have been built. Also there are international shows held in the giant arena stadium.
The cool weather where clouds and fog can cover this popular tourist desitnation. Note the casino is off limits for local Muslims.
There are buses, taxis and self-drive to get to this destination. Also a cable car system if you do not want to drive all the way to the top. There are have accidents and so do make sure the brakes are working and exercise caution when going up the steep slopes and turns.
If you have time, go to Genting Highlands at least once. It can be crowded during school and public holidays and weekends.
If you sick of the hot wheather in Malaysia, proberly you can consider Genting Highlands. Here have cool and windy enviroments. Most malaysian come here are because of the cooling enviroment or gambling. Genting Highlands is popular in casino. In Malaysia, you only can found lisence casino in Genting Highland. Even it attract a lots of Malaysian citizen during school holidays, it also attract numbers of neighbour country's people come to spend thier holidays here.The casino here open business 24 hour. They strictly allow the customer who are more than 21 year old to go into the casino.Besides that, you also can found theme park, magic show,concert,fast food restourant,asian food restorant here. If you got plan to stay in Genting, i suggest you to choose on weekday because the hotel rate is much more cheaper during weekday than weekend and school holidays.
The fun never seems to stop at Genting — City of Entertainment, perched on the top of Genting Highlands, and reached by road or cable car. There is a choice of outdoor or indoor theme parks, indoor splash pool with warm water, or outdoor waterpark. In the evening, there is spectacular entertainment at the Genting International Showroom or Pavilion, be it a thrilling magic show or an ice-skating extravaganza, shopping at newly opened First World Plaza, games, and feasting on a wide range of delicious food.
Over 30 rides can be enjoyed in the Outdoor Theme Park. Thrill-seekers will want to try all four roller coaster rides — the double loop Corkscrew, Rolling Thunder Mine Train, Cyclone and Flying Dragon. The daring ones will also want to ride the Spinner Flying Carousel, the Super Toboggan, and the intense Turbo Drop that drops riders 185 feet down in the air and then instantly shoots them upwards. On the Sungai Rejang Flume Ride and at the Genting Splash, the only waterpark experience available at 6,000 feet (2,000 metres) above sea level, be prepared to get wet. It’s part of’ the fun!
There are children’s rides and famiIy rides including the Monorail and Theme Park Skyway cable cars. Younger children will enjoy rides such as the Flying Baby Jumbo, Teacup, Pirate Train, Rodeo Rider and Astro Fighter. In the Indoor Theme Park are three more thrill rides - Space Odyssey, Disco Bumper and the Motion Master Simulator that maneuvers around sharp turns and dives into deep gorges, and a rich variety of skill games and video games that can be enjoyed until late at night.
About 45 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur via the Karak Highway. Kuala Lumpur-Genting taxis are available from the Puduraya Bus Station in Kuala Lumpur. The Kuala Lumpur-Genting direct coach service is available from KL Sentral, Jalan Duta Coach Station. Puduraya and Gombak LRT Station
Opening hours: Outdoor Park = Weekdays - 10am to 6pm
Weekends - 8am to 8pm
Indoor Park and First World Plaza rides - Daily 8am to 12midnight.
During our Educational Trip to Malaysia, we were given free time at Genting Highland Resort. It houses 5 different hotels, a shopping center, an indoor theme park and an outdoor theme park. You can go all out here! All you need is RM 37 and you can ride all the rides you want at the Outdoor Theme Park, with a few exceptions like the Flying Coaster.
Getting into Genting Highlands is a breeze. You can go by bus or by taxi. Drive by all means (as a tourist) but best to park your car at the Genting Skyway (at GohTong Jaya) which is an almost halfway point up to Genting.
Take the Genting Skyway for various reasons
(1) the step incline from the Gohtong Jaya to Genting Highlands is a stressful drive up although it is quick
(2) the view from the Skyway is cool
(3) a peaceful ride up for 10-12 minutes
(a) On public holidays, the queue to get on the Skyway may be as long as a 45minute wait.
(b) It cost RM10 for a return ticket. Do get the return ticket. Although you can still get it up there at Genting Highlands, the queue to get a ticket may be long.
Yes, the size of this area has made Genting entitled to be called as city. Due to the location in the highland, the area is often foggy, and this is one of the reasons why the city is called City in the Clouds.
The whole area is wide range of entertainment and it purposes to make people feel as they live in their own childhood phantasy of “fun land”. Adults can satisfy themselves and try their luck in the casinos. Women can still enjoy the luxury of shopping. Children would love this place for its different kind of merry rides and theme park. Family can enjoy the sky lift to see aerial scenery of Genting.
You can opt for go around city by walking or board into trem. Both are fun. The joy of daylight changes its scene when the dark comes. Dressed up people head to bars , clubs, discos and karaoke, or…back to casinos to finish the unfinished business. Not fancy nightlife scene? Bowling, cinema, theater, massage and hair salon are also available. It’s a truly fun land concept.
Your visit to KL is not complete if you don’t spare your time to visit Genting Highland. Claim the area as “City in the Clouds”, the city also knowns as “City of Entertainment”.
Genting Highland becomes a busy spot when weekends come. And even six hotels with more than 7000 rooms are fully occupied in holiday season. My visit to Genting is the same time when school holiday started. The huge lobby area is packed with people from all over the regions and also many tour groups, where the guides seem desperate to look for their tour members. Sitting in row of benches, waiting for your que number for check in to arrive has became one of the unforgettable parts of the visit to Genting.
During my younger days, I used to follow my family up Genting Highlands which is located near Kuala Lumpur. This place has many hotels and is mainly for casinos, joy-rides, fun fairs and other forms of entertainment. It is very popular among Malaysians and Singaporeans and a cool weather to get away from the tropical heat. If you want to look for scenery, then this is not the place for you. Latest: My latest visit to Genting Highlands is during Aug 2005, more information and photos are at my VT Genting page.
Genting Highlands is around 1.5 hours away from KL and situated in a breezy and cool mountain top. Kids can play in their outdoor or indoor theme parks and the adults can play in the casino. Be appropriately dressed for the casino and bring a light jacket.
We managed to watch an entertaining show of acrobats with live operatic singers. The matinee show at 2 pm was 50% off.
The Genting Skyway (cable car) is not to be missed as it is the fastest and highest cable car in Asia or so they claim. You can see green mountains of Genting.
After 6pm and on weekends, the taxis charge premium rates for overtime. They drive pretty fast on the zigzag road.