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 you to escape the heat of the cities. This place is a popular destination for locals 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.
The Awana Skyway cable car system has 3 stops. It starts at Awana Station and ends at SkyAvenue Station where most of the attractions are located. It takes 10 minutes to reach the top station with a stop at Chin Swee Station. Awana Station is located at Awana Bus Terminal where you can park your cars. There are approximately 4,500 parking bays at the Awana Transportation Hub.
The one way fare for a standard gondola is RM8/person. The glass floor gondola costs RM50/person and will enable you to get a better view of the mountains. Ride for children below 90cm are complimentary.
You are allow to take a cabin-sized luggage bag on the gondola. There is a luggage storage facility at Awana Bus Terminal if you need to store bigger luggage. The price is RM5 for 24 hours of storage.
Some interesting points to note about Genting Highlands..
Shopping & Food
Besides the cool and refreshing air at the highlands, there are 3 shopping malls that you can go to. The Awana SkyCentral is where the Awana Station is. It is also the location of Awana Transport Hub. Go around this mall before taking the gondola.
The Genting Highlands Premium Outlets is located just opposite the Awana Station. The only other premium outlets in Malaysia is the Johor Premium Outlets. There are many branded goods that you can get at reasonable prices for promotional items.
Once you reached the SkyAvenue Station, you will be able to shop at SkyAvenue Mall. This latest mall on the top of Genting Highlands have plenty of outlets offering Malaysian, Vietnamese, Japanese, Thais and Western cuisines. Branded outlets such as Adidas, Bonia, Clarks, Esprit, Giordano, Longines and Puma are also here.
This theatre of lights, sound and visual is FREE for all to watch and is located at Level 1, SkyAvenue. The show will be on every hour from 10am to midnight everyday. See the video below.
While at SkyAvenue, you can also go to the Alive Museum and Bona Cinemas. The Jungle Gym is for children to enjoy some activities.
Jungle Trekking & Golf Resort
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.
There are many ways to get here. You can take the Genting Express Bus from major bus terminals such as Pudu Sentral, KL Sentral, 1 Utama and Terminal PUTRA LRT Gombak. The one way fare including the SkyWay will cost you about RM12 per person. There are also buses from KLIA, KLIA2, northern and southern parts of Peninsula Malaysia and Singapore.
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.
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.