Genting Travel Guide

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    High over lush tropical jungle
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Genting Things to Do

  • First World Plaza

    I didn't really know what to expect to find at Genting apart from the casino and hotels. It turns out there is a big mall, with medium to high end shops to spend the money you win gambling. First World plaza also has a lot of restaurants, a cinema, a ghost walk interactive horror experience, a few rides, an indoor snow park, and a Ripley's museum....

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  • Outdoor Theme Park

    the speeding Go Karts. my brother is a speed demon and he loves riding go karts all the time and he rode this Go kart ride here at the Outdoor Theme park twice despite the waiting time of 20 minutes for the ride. The Go Kart ride has a 1 kilometer race lap of twists and turns and has a pocket garden in the middle accesible by a elevated ramp that...

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  • Genting Highlands

    final part of my tips It is only one of the 8 overseas attraction around the world of Ripley's Believe it or Not Group. the Theme Park is located at the Second Level of the First World Plaza and it features various oddities and kitchy items, persons, things and more that Ripley Collected from his travels around the world in the 1930's and more...

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Genting Hotels

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Genting Restaurants

  • Unexpected veggie

    I was very surprised to see that of the 6 or so stalls at the First World Plaza food court, one is vegetarian. Not only that, but it was the busiest of them all. Apparently it is because some superstitious Chinese Buddhist gamblers choose not to eat meat in the hope it'll give them some good karma. Anyway, they have a pretty wide choice of western...

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  • 24 hour Cafe at Lobby of First World...

    Genting Highlands is not a beehive of activity during the weekdays, but during the start of the weekends of friday and saturday, literally swarms of people try to check in at various hotels in Genting and First World Hotel, being the cheapest, is the most packed! hence it take sometimesd more than 1 hour to check in, and if you are tired (like us)...

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  • Bad Service & uncooked food

    Service is horrible, they did not greet, no smile on the face and treat customers poorly. They will scold the customers who requesting the food to be take-away (as they had waited for quite some time). My experience, is the uncooked quarter steam chicken. The whole plate is uncooked with the blood is still on, the chickens' oil is frozen (as if...

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Genting Nightlife

  • Newly Refurbished and with Wine Section

    on a revisit at Genting Highlands in 2014, many of the places here are under renovation and the iconic Patio Bar at the level 2 of the first world Plaza was recently refurbished and extended to the buidlings at the second floor. they also refurbised the wine and whisky bar section, with a separate section with comfortable lounges and longer tables...

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  • Main Sports Bar of First World Plaza...

    Part two of My Patio Bar tips with more pictures.this is the main bar and the biggest bar in the First World Plaza and the patio bar and lounge has 3 areas, mainly the Main Sports Bar where the live band is located, the Lounge area and the Wine and Whisky Bar. The Patio is a big place and is ijn the middle of the Venetian Inspired Grand Canal area...

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  • Main Sports Bar of First World Plaza...

    this is the main bar and the biggest bar in the First World Plaza and the patio bar and lounge has 3 areas, mainly the Main Sports Bar where the live band is located, the Lounge area and the Wine and Whisky Bar. The Patio is a big place and is ijn the middle of the Venetian Inspired Grand Canal area of First World Plaza. They have no cover charge...

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Genting Transportation

  • Private Tour Vans

    private van or AUV service is cheaper as prices here are cheap since gasoline prices are subsidized in Malaysia, where a liter of premium unleaded gasoline is ony RM 2.15! There are many Tour Companies around Kuala Lumpur and Genting offering this service that goes vice versa to both areas.there are two kinds of private van tours, the first one is...

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  • Tour Bus to Genting Highlands

    Various tour buses and tour bus companies offer day tours and overnight stays at the genting highlands comeplex. For a fast, convenient and economical journey to Genting, travellers can use the Genting Express Bus Service, available from Puduraya Bus Terminal, KL Sentral Station, Terminal Putra LRT Gombak, One Utama Petaling Jaya, and Kajang and...

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  • Resorts World Free Shuttle Bus

    the resorts world shuttle bus is a complementary shuttle bus that goes between Highlands Hotel/Genting Hotel Complex to the First World Hotel and the route will take 10 minutes through winding roads. Schedule of pick-up and drop off between the two hotels are every 15 minutes (but the average waiting time can be a drag since there are long lines so...

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Genting Shopping

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  • Shopping Arcade Genting Hotel

    Again the shopping arcade in the Genting hotel just beside and is really connected to the Highlands Hotel, is smaller than the first world plaza but what it lacks in size it compensates with the price since the shops and the restaurants and bars here at the arcade a notch higher and are more luxurious and expensive than in the first world plaza....

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  • Skyway Shopping Arcade

    the skyway shopping arcade is the first thing you will see upon reaching the Genting Highlands when you take the Genting Skyway (the awana skyway goes to the awana hotel) and hence you will be bombarded with images and an assortment of shop and eatieries upon walking away from the skyway gondolas. The Skywy shopping arcade is way smaller than the...

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  • First World Plaza

    the First World Plaza is the largest shopping area of the Genting Highlands Complex hence most of the people visiting the Genting Highlands usually go here to shop or dine or do other activites like riding the various rides of the indoor theme park. You will see various food courts and snacks, assorted local stores selling local souvenir items and...

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Genting Local Customs

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    Genting Regrigerator Magnets

    by machomikemd Updated May 25, 2011

    I was quite disapointed in genting since I havent find any shot glasses to buy here and this is a big gambling city but on the other hand, It was nice finding one of my favorite collector Items available here and it was the refrigerator magnet and the variety of the magnets here are varied and the prices vary too depending on the type like if you are buying a ceramic refrigerator magnet, the price will be RM 8. If you are buying a pewter refrigeratoe magnet, the cost will be RM 10 and when buying a plastic Magnet will be RM 6 and my favorite Magnetite Ref Magnet will be RM 9. there are many souvenir shops here.

    the ref magnet to the souvenir shop
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Genting Warnings and Dangers

  • Cold Weather at Night

    With an altitude of 5,700 feet above sea level, the weather here is a cooler 5 to 10 degrees celsius lower then in Kuala Lumpur hence this is a favorite destination of the holiday makers, casino people and plain tourist since is it a cool hill station just nearby so when strolling around genting highlands, enjoy the cool weather and dont forget to...

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  • BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS AND BAG THIEVES

    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...

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  • BEWARE OF SCAMMERS !!!

    GENTING HIGHLANDS 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...

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Genting Tourist Traps

  • Casinos

    Yes I love to gamble, but I'm not the frequent type and I do know my limits. but some do not and are always in the casinos and gamble away huge sums of money and Genting Highlands is a gambler's paradise and the way to the different casinos are prominently marked. you must have control and must have a set limit on your budget if you happen to lose...

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  • Have you currencies ready!

    It's not really a "tourist trap." But you have to have your dollars (Sing or US) changed before boarding a bus for Malaysia. We arrived in Genting so early at 7:30am (we took the overnight bus from Singapore) and all the pawnshops and banks were still closed! And we haven't had a decent dinner the night before! Ask kiosks if they change Sing...

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  • Bad snowing experience

    The SnowWorld isn't really as fantastic as it seems. The snow technology is too old and the snow is not really made of water. They cannot be crushed together like real snow to make snowballs. Some safety hazards are also present such as the mini slide not being barricaded. I saw a small kid being tripped by another kid sliding down. And I don't...

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Genting What to Pack

  • Bring Sweaters or Jackets

    bring light luggage especially the hard cases with wheels so that it will be easy to just stroll with it than carry them. wear sweaters or windbreakers if you are the type who easily get cold since the air gets nippy especially at night the hotels have free soap and shampoo and dental brushing kits but you must bring your own deoderants or...

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  • Weather in Genting

    Most of the hotels (if not all) in Genting rely on the high altitude cooling climate instead of air conditioning. Hence it may get a bit hot during the drier months (May to July) and lighter clothing is advisable. For the wetter months (November to January), jackets and long sleeved attire are recommended.

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  • Cool Weather in Genting

    Although Genting Highlands is situated in lush tropical rainforest, the altitude is quite high. Hence, the weather here varies from other parts of Malaysia. Average temperature is about 17 to 20 degrees Celcius. So it's advisable to bring along a cardigan or sweater when you wish to play at outdoors. A jacket is also useful to shield off your...

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Genting Off The Beaten Path

  • Chin Swee Caves Temple (3)

    final part of my tips with more pictures aroundthe Chin Swee Caves Temple is a stop going to the Genting Highlands Complex and there are complementary Shuttle Buses to and from the Complex to various hotels in the Genting Highlands and the older Awana Genting Skyway has a stop here where you can hop off for a jaunt inside. The place is just a 5...

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  • Chin Swee Caves Temple (2)

    part two of my tips with more pictures around the complexthe Chin Swee Caves Temple is a stop going to the Genting Highlands Complex and there are complementary Shuttle Buses to and from the Complex to various hotels in the Genting Highlands and the older Awana Genting Skyway has a stop here where you can hop off for a jaunt inside. The place is...

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  • The 9-storey Pagoda @ Chin Swee Caves...

    While taking a leisure walk around,do look out for the 9-storey Pagoda,the grand stone statue of the Big Buddha and Laughing Buddha,the 18 Lohans and the legendary 8 immortalscarvings depicting the 24 filial Chinese stories and the 'Journey to the West',the natural caves atmosphere and vast landscaped gardens and not forgetting the dragon mineral...

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Genting Sports & Outdoors

  • Genting Sky Venture

    Sky dive without a parachute or without jumping out of a plane. The one and only sky diving simulator in Asia, the Genting Sky Venture is a state-of-the-art sky diving wind tunnel with a maximum speed of 120 mph winds to keep you airborne.Ticket costs RM50 for adults and RM40 for children.

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  • Le Tour de Langkawi

    To watch the race of Le Tour de Langkawi in Genting is so exciting especially to see how they pedal up the slope from sea level 0 up to 5000+ feet. That needs years of tough training average 6 hour speedy riding and only few can pedal up in that increditable speed whereas most merely able to reach the top hours later. I couldn't even pedal to 1000...

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  • Genting Hotels

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Genting General

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  • Busy First World Hotel Check at Weekends

    if you happen to be going to the Genting Highlands Resort on a weekday, check in at the First World Hotel will not be a problem as there is hardly anyone going there as most people are at worl in Kuala Lumpur and the Suburbs, However, starting friday afternoon and saturday, this will be a problem and it can take more than two hours to check in due...

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  • Atm's in Genting

    there are lots of Automated Teller Machines in and around the Huge Genting Highlands complex and you may find them at the hotel lobbies and especially at the casinos where there are a bunch inside and most of these ATM's accept international consortiums like Cirrus, Discover, Plus and Maestro but a caveat: you will have 2 charges when you withdraw...

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  • Walking Around Genting

    walking around the huge Genting Highlands Complex can be daunting if you are not the type who wants to walk winding roads and steep stairs going to and from the various hotels and the various shops and attractions around but one thing is that you would hardly get tired since the weather is nippy and the sun is not that hot since the altitude of the...

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