Genting Highlands, Kuala Lumpur
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.
We made the mistake of spending 3 nights here as part of our Malaysian holiday. Big mistake. The place is a dump. Unless you want to spend all your time at the casino, or in the kiddie amusement park, don't go near the place. There are no decent restaurants or things to do. Avoid at all costs.
Jump on a Genting Bus, and take a trip to the Genting Highlands. It is an extreme contrast to the heat of the city. Dont forget to take a jumper as it is so much cooler up there!!!
The skyrail up to the Genting Resort is full of the most beautiful sights. Dont forget to spot the elephants and tigers on the way up!!
Once there, you have so many choices. The resort is huge. There is a hotel, casino, outdoor theme parks, indoor theme parks, snow theme parks, restaurants, shopping centres and so much more. Go for one day or take in more than one theme park and stay over!!! Something here for everyone.
We took a mini van up to the Genting Highlands then a cable car which only cost $8.00 aust return through the jungle and up to the resort and spent half a day there although we could of spent two full days!
The resort consisted of a hotel, casino an indoor and outdoor theme park!
We didn't have any time to go to the outside theme park except for having a look at it however we enjoyed a yummy lunch and spent most of the time in the hotel and indoor theme park!
Be warned that it is cooler in the genting highands, so be sure to wear pants or a light jumper!
You will love this place, it's almost one hour drive using the bus from KL.
At the base you can take uphill trip using the "Skyway" cable car you will feel like trekking in the jungles and as you move up your suspense and excitment increase.
At the top you will feel like you are in a different place away from the whole world. The landscape from top is fascinating and the mixture of mountains, fogs and greenery is amazing.
The weather is a bit cooler but bearable, you can bring some heavy cloths if you wish.
There are different things you can do up there:
1) Trying the inside theme park, most of the games are suitable for kids
2) Trying the outdoor theme park, lots of thrilling and adventureous games ranging between roller coasters to water games.
3) Shopping, lots of garments, optics, and souvenir shops
4) Restaurants and cafe shops
5) Live shows, especially the H2O water show. However if you are planning to see any of these shows you have to stay up to 9:0 PM this when the show starts. This is tricky because the last bus leaves at 7:0 or 8:0 PM I guess. And I think they made it on purpose so that you are forced to stay the night at one of the hotels there, unless you want to take a private cab. But don't worry the room rates are very affordable.
6) Panoramatic view from the top and a gallery about the resort.
I would advise you to take a look at their website to get more details ...
Bring back my memory at 2000, going to Genting Highlands with several buddies, like Yuri and Andrej [actually they're Russian but residents of Rome, Italy]. I visit a temple there, meanwhile the guys go gambling and I just company. On the way home, three of us just suprised, "Shhhhhhhh, can you see that? A car with F1 Ferrari banner and sticker?" I said. And Yura [Yuri's nickname] answered, "Da ... eto Ferrari. Maybe Michael [Schumacher] in there playing Russian Roulette something?" and Andrej commented to us, "Bloody idiot, he must be in the training room at Sepang." Hahahhaa :)
While visiting KL a trip to Genting Highlands is a must.That place is so full of life with so much activity all around that it absolutely has to figure on everyone's must go place.
Since this place is at a higher altitude the weather is also better than what one gets in KL. This place is like one big Carnival, 5 hotels in the area, a big amusement park, Movie theater, Casino, Live shows featuring illusionists / magicians, umpteen eating options...It's totally A L I V E !!!
Tour Genting Highlands Resort
Situated 2,000 meters above sea level.A complete highland resort with banks, hotels, casinos, indoor and outdoor themed parks, etc. Left photo is the Genting Hotel.
Trip to Genting Highlands Resort.
Genting Highlands Resort lies atop the mountainous/hilly regions and cool, misty weather awaits heat weary visitors. The family-oriented resort also boasts high-tech amusement parks, a casino, nightclubs and a couple of golf courses too. The kids would love the place, no doubt about that.
You may chill of at Genting Highlands by taking a bus at Puduraya Bus Station. You can purchase return tickets too. Tickets were sold at 5.80 for a single trip fare which includes of the skyway cable ride to Genting highlands.
Genting highlands is a casino combined with a theme park in the mountains outside Kuala Lumpur. I was quite surprised when I read that it is located in 2000 meters altitude. When I went there we seemed to get further and further out in the jungle and the air was a lot cooler and a lot fresher there compared to in KL itself.
there are some beautiful floral arrangements around genting
ideal for family or group pixs
and for those romantic travellers....
While at the Genting Highlands, wander through the hotel as there are many beautiful decorations and exhibits.
Explore Genting Highlands' Outdoor Themed Parks
Unlimited rides for a minimal fee of MYR28.00 all day long.