Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands is located at an altitude of 1,800 metres above sea level and is one of the most developed hill holiday resorts in Malaysia. Its temperature ranges from 15 °C to 24 °C throughout the year and is a place for one to escape the heat of the cities. This place is a popular destination for local as well as foreign visitors.

It takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to drive up the hill from the city of Kuala Lumpur, a distance of 51 km. It is also called the City Of Entertainment and rightly so as you will be able to enjoy the various attractions and modern facilities on this hill resorts.

Genting Mountains

Some interesting points to note about Genting Highlands..

  • Has entertained visitors from many different countries of the world.
  • The Genting Skyway is the longest cable car in South East Asia. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains and valleys from the cable car.
  • There are many hotels with more than 10,000 guest rooms and suites for you to choose from. The First World Hotel is the biggest hotel in the world but the size of the rooms are relatively smaller compared to Awana Genting HighlandsTheme Park Hotel is located near the indoor theme parks. The high end hotel is Maxims Genting.
    Check out the hotels and compare the rates here.
  • The nation's only casino is located here.
  • Genting International Convention Centre has hosted many world class conferences, seminars and meetings.
  • Has more than 90 dining outlets. KFC, MacDonald, Chinese restaurants, western restaurants and other fast food chain restaurants are all located here.


Take note that the Outdoor Theme Park had been closed permanently and construction work is currently in progress to replace it with Twentieth Century Fox World. It had been closed since 1 Sept 2013.  The new attraction is scheduled to open in 3 years time.

Despite the closure of the Outdoor Theme Park, there are many activities that you can do over here. You can still enjoy the Indoor Theme Parks with your children and friends. 

There are also many performances such as magic shows that the entire family can enjoy.

Experience winter at the SnowWorld but take care when you are walking as the ice formed will be slippery.

Asia's only free fall sky diving simulator called Sky Venture is located here. Experience the thrill of falling under the guidance of qualified instructors.

For those of you who enjoy the nature, try jungle trekking and horse riding at Awana ranch. You will discover the many beautiful flora and fauna that abounds in this place.

Golf enthusiasts will find the 18-hole golf course in Awana Golf and Country Resort a challenging course. The cool weather makes this course one of the favorites among golfers and many come back here for more.

Awana Golf Genting Highlands

The Awana Golf Course

Awana Genting Highlands

The Awana Genting Hotel

First World Hotel Genting Highlands

The First World Hotel

Getting Here

There are many ways to get here. You can take the express bus from major bus terminals such as Pudu Sentral, Pasar Rakyat, KL Sentral or Terminal PUTRA LRT Gombak. The one way fare will cost you about RM7.50 for adult and RM5.80 for children. There are also buses from 1 Utama.

Going up by car or taxi is convenient and hassle free as the roads up the mountains are wide and well maintained. If you have your own car, we would suggest that you check and make sure that the radiator water is enough to cushion the effect of overheating due to the drive up the hill. Other than that, do a slow drive up and enjoy the beautiful scenery and cool air up the mountains.

You can also stop at Awana and take a cable car to the top. There are many parking bays available if you are driving. Many buses also stop here. See the video of the view from the cable car.

Fauna at Genting Highlands

Enjoy the greeneries at the mountains.

Hibiscus flower at Genting Highlands

Hibiscus flowers thrive here.

Related Link 

Gohtong Jaya Town 
This town is a few km away from the Theme Parks. It has many restaurants for you to take your meals for a change. Try the Durian Tarts and Durian Ice Cream while you are here. 

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