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Genting Highlands is a hill in Pahang, Malaysia with Resorts World Genting, an integrated resort which consists of various attractions such as casinos, theme parks, shopping malls and hotels.

Understand[edit]

Genting Highlands
Resorts World Genting on top of Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands — pronounced ghen-ting with a hard "G" — is a self-proclaimed "City of Entertainment". The primary draw is that Genting Highlands is home to the only legal casinos Malaysia. It also features theme parks, shopping malls, hotels and convention centres. The resort offers six hotels with 10,500 rooms, over 50 fun rides, 170 dining and shopping outlets, shows, business convention facilities and entertainment options. As a plus, being up in the highlands means it's cooler than the steamy lowlands. Genting Highlands attracted 28.7 million visitors in 2019.

Those of an environmentally conscious disposition may want to visit the Chin Swee Temple, located slightly below the main attraction Resorts World Genting, a temple located in the middle of tropical forest where one needs to ride the Awana Skyway to reach the place, passing through long forest in the midst of cloud sometimes, or Resorts World Awana, a resort at the downhill of the highlands where it features an 18-hole golf course, jungle trekking, camping and bird watching.

Orientation[edit]

Orienting yourself in Resorts World Genting is simultaneously easy and difficult. There are no "streets" of any kind; instead, all the gigantic buildings are connected with a vast warren of linkways, underground tunnels and escalators, all filled with enough signage to stop you from getting lost. Nevertheless, you can easily spot any staff as you walk around and they will be more than happy to give you direction. Although not applied uniformly everywhere, you can always find naming directions written in combination of English, Malay and/or Chinese language.

Climate[edit]

Located at an altitude of 1,800 m (5,900 ft), temperatures in Genting Highlands are a good 5-10°C lower than in Kuala Lumpur, generally staying in the 15-25°C range, and rarely falling below 14°C. The lowest recorded temperature ever was 8.4°C. On a clear day, there are stunning views down into the valley — but when it's raining in Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands is swathed in rolling clouds and visibility drops to zero. Thanks to the walkway system, you almost never need to venture outside (except when being at the outdoor Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park), but hotel rooms are unheated and can get chilly at night.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The nearest airport is in Subang, Selangor. From there, take train (28 min) to KL Sentral then connect to the bus from there. The second nearest airport is Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Selangor. Express train (to KL Sentral), limousine and taxi services are available from the airport to Genting Highlands.

By train[edit]

From northern region of Peninsular Malaysia, take train to Batang Kali Station and transfer to Aerobus Shuttle Service for destination to Genting Highlands. Bus departure times are at 9:30AM, 11:30AM, 2:30PM and 6:30PM. From the southern region, take train to KL Sentral and transfer to the express bus service to the highlands.

By car and taxi[edit]

Genting Highlands can be reached by car from Kuala Lumpur in about 1 hr on the Karak Highway. An executive taxi from the centre of Kuala Lumpur to Genting Highlands costs RM150-RM200 whilst a regular taxi from the centre of KL to Genting Highlands costs around RM60-RM70. Ride hailing services will cost you around RM130-140 with the same destination. Limousine services are available to Genting Highlands from Johor (Johor Bahru), Kedah (Alor Setar), Melaka, Penang (Butterworth, George Town), Perak (Ipoh) and Selangor (KLIA/KLIA2).

By bus[edit]

Resorts World Genting Bus Terminal

There are frequent buses operated by from various points in Kuala Lumpur (first bus at 9:00AM), including KL Sentral train station (two hourly), Gombak (two hourly), Pudu Sentral (two hourly), Jalan Pekeliling (two hourly), Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (two hourly), Klang Sentral and Shah Alam. Booking in advance is advisable as services can sell out, especially on weekends.

All buses take around one hour and cost from RM9.90 one way, with most terminating at the bus terminal below Awana Skyway cable car Awana Station, from where it's an 10-minute ride up to the summit of Genting Highlands (RM10 one-way in a standard gondola; the top cable station is in SkyAvenue). It is slightly cheaper to buy a combined bus and cable car ticket, costing RM20. A direct non-stop bus departs from Genting Highlands to KL, the last bus departing at 8PM (RM 35 one-way; travel time 2 hr, reservation available at bus counter no:3).

You may also consider buying the so-called Go Genting Golden Package (valid for one day only; RM 47, (RM 4 more on national public holidays) from the Genting ticket office on the second level of KL Sentral. This package includes the return bus journey (same day only) between KL (KL Sentral and three other points of departure) and Resorts World Genting Bus Terminal, the return cable car ride (same day only) and buffet lunch at the Coffee Terrace or Outdoor Theme Park day pass. You have to decide on what time you want to return from Genting when you purchase the package.

Other companies running direct buses include Five Star Tours, Grassland and Konsortium.

Get around[edit]

Map of Genting Highlands
Awana Skyway

All hotels and attractions in Genting Highlands (except Awana Resort, Gohtong Jaya and Genting View Resort) are connected by sheltered walkways, lifts and escalators, so you never actually need to go outside. The entire complex is wheelchair accessible. You can take the two available gondola lifts to explore the lower part of the highlands.

  • 1 Awana Skyway. 7AM-10PM (Awana Station and SkyAvenue Station), 10AM-6PM (Chin Swee Station). This gondola lift departs at the bottom station beside Genting Highlands Premium Outlet. It stops at Chin Swee Caves Temple and SkyAvenue. It passes above the Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park on the way up the hill. RM10 (one-way), RM18 (return). Awana Skyway (Q20311680) on Wikidata Awana Skyway on Wikipedia
  • 2 Genting Skyway. This gondola lift departs at the bottom station at Gohtong Jaya. Upon its completion, it was the fastest and longest cable car system in Southeast Asia with a length of 3.38 km. It stops at Highlands Hotel. As of May 2022, it is not in operation. Genting Skyway (Q1502640) on Wikidata Genting Skyway on Wikipedia

Alternatively, taxi stands are available outside the lobby of First World Hotel and Genting Grand Hotel to bring you around and down the highlands (e.g. to Awana Resort) or even down to Kuala Lumpur. Similarly, ride hailing services are available at almost every spot in the whole highlands.

See[edit]

Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm
  • 1 Arulmigu Shree Maha Kaliamman Temple, Gohtong Jaya, 69000. Hindu temple. Arulmigu Shree Maha Kaliamman Temple (Q111939657) on Wikidata
  • 2 Chin Swee Caves Temple (take Awana Skyway and alight at Chin Swee Station‎), . A grand religious site located on a sharp, rocky slope near the peak of Resorts World Genting. Embark on a cultural journey through a visual depiction of the afterlife, or simply enjoy the magnificent mountainous landscape from the temple. Key landmarks include the iconic nine-story lamp-lit pagoda, the open-air SkyTerrace and a 15-metre tall statue of Buddha. It also has a vegetarian restaurant. Chin Swee Caves Temple (Q2269147) on Wikidata Chin Swee Caves Temple on Wikipedia
  • 3 Cradle Rock. Located along the road side along the road up to Resorts World Genting, this special large rock has been standing in a perfect balance on top of other rocks below. There is a parking space purposely built beside the rock for visitors. Cradle Rock (Q111837756) on Wikidata
  • 4 Genting Strawberry Leisure Farms, No. 1, Lot 3707, Jalan Jati 2, Gohtong Jaya, +60 3 6100 1152. M–F 9AM-5PM, Sa Su 9AM-6PM. The farm consists of strawberry farm, lavender garden, hydrangea garden and mushroom farm. RM20 (adult), RM15 (children). Genting Strawberry Leisure Farms (Q111837471) on Wikidata
  • 5 Happy Bee Farm, Insect World and Butterfly Wonderland, Lot 6452, Genting View Resorts, KM 11-3, 69000, +60 3 6100 1000, . 9AM-9PM. Enjoy the natural goodness of honey cultivated in the farm; view a vast collection of unique and weird insects from all corners of the earth and also to feast your eyes on a beautiful spectrum of dancing colours as butterflies of species from all over the world perform their natural behaviour of flitting from flower to flower collecting nectar for food. RM20 (adult), RM12 (child/senior).
  • 6 Mohamed Noah Foundation Mosque (Masjid Yayasan Mohamed Noah) (take Awana Skyway and alight at Awana Station). A mosque established in 1981 named after the Malaysian politician Tan Sri Mohammad Noah, one of the founders of the Genting Highlands. Mohamed Noah Foundation Mosque (Q7385354) on Wikidata Mohamed Noah Foundation Mosque on Wikipedia
  • 7 SkySymphony, Level 1, SkyAvenue (in front of SkyCasino main entrance). An extraordinary orchestra of audio, visual and motion graphics programming through a dynamic transformation of 1,001 winch balls suspended from a four-story high ceiling. The current theme shown are The Goddess, Ocean Groove with Maestro Ning, Jungle Jam, Moondance, Urban Symphony and Party In The Sky.
  • 8 Talking Garden (walk behind Genting SkyWorlds Hotel). A small outdoor garden behind Genting SkyWorlds Hotel facing down towards Kuala Lumpur. Talking Garden (Q111837982) on Wikidata
  • 9 Tan Sri (Dr) Lim Goh Tong Memorial Hall (Gohtong Memorial Park). 8AM-10PM. The memorial park for the founder of Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong Resorts World Genting and Genting Berhad. The memorial hall features a wooden effigy of Lim surrounded by orchid blossoms with a mural of Resorts World Genting in the background. Tan Sri (Dr) Lim Goh Tong Memorial Hall (Q111837887) on Wikidata

Do[edit]

Casinos[edit]

The main thing to do in Genting Highlands is gambling. All casinos are open 24 hr, although you must be over 21 and, if Malaysian, not Muslim to enter. A notional dress code applies, prohibiting sandals and smoking, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One final difference to Vegas: not only are there no cocktail waitresses, but you can't even buy a drink inside.

Table games are baccarat, blackjack, French boule, Genting stud poker, mini dice, pontoon, progressive Texas hold 'em poker, roulette, tai sai, three-card poker, three pictures and zodiac wheel. There are also countless slot machines, but they all require signing up with Genting Rewards card system if you want to withdraw any winnings.

  • 1 Genting Casino, Genting Grand/Highlands Hotel (enter from Genting Grand Hotel lobby). It also houses the Genting Club for Genting Rewards Gold and above members. Genting Casino (Q111837847) on Wikidata
  • 2 SkyCasino, Level 1-3, SkyAvenue (enter from level 1 or 2 of SkyAvenue). The main casino area spans over two floors on 1st and 2nd floor. The 3rd floor houses the SkyCasino Premium Gaming for Crockfords Platinum Club and SkyCasino Gold Club members. SkyCasino (Q111837841) on Wikidata

No bags are allowed inside, but lockers are available at Level 2 SkyAvenue. Photography inside the casinos is strictly prohibited.

Entertainment[edit]

Arena of Stars
  • 3 Arena of Stars (beside the main outdoor entrance of Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park across Genting SkyWorlds Hotel). Hosts music concerts and shows most weekends. It has a capacity of 5,132 seats. Arena of Stars (Q4788927) on Wikidata Arena of Stars on Wikipedia
  • 4 Bona Cinemas, Level 1, SkyAvenue, +60 1 9214 4124. This only theatre in Genting Highlands features an IMAX cinema.
  • 5 Genting International Convention Centre (GICC), First World Plaza (walk to First World Hotel lobby), +60 3 2718 1838, . Convention centre with various halls capable of hosting events, concerts and performances for up to 2,000 people. Genting International Convention Centre (Q111837340) on Wikidata
  • 6 Genting International Showroom, Genting Grand Complex. Show and concert venue with weekly performances from various shows and artists. It has a capacity of 1,000 seats. Genting International Showroom (Q111838769) on Wikidata

Theme parks[edit]

Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park
Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park
  • 7 Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park (Genting Outdoor Theme Park). 11AM-6PM. features various themed rides, suitable for adults and children. It spans over the following themed section areas: Studio Plaza, Eagle Mountain, Central Park, Rio, Andromeda Base, Liberty Lane, Epic, Robots Rivet Town and Ice Age. The Genting SkyWorlds Virtual Queue "VQ" mobile app is available for visitors to make reservations on the entry time to some rides to skip the general queue. RM151 (standard), RM128 (child, senior, disabled), free (toddler). Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park (Q17058506) on Wikidata Genting SkyWorlds on Wikipedia
  • 8 Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park (First World Indoor Theme Park‎), Level 1, First World Plaza (go up one floor (by lift or escalator) from First World Hotel lobby). 2-9PM. Indoor theme park located inside First World Plaza. Spans over around 4 hectares and has more than 20 rides. RM62. Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park (Q108803598) on Wikidata Skytropolis Funland on Wikipedia

Others[edit]

  • 9 Awana Bio Park (take Awana Skyway and alight at Awana Station). Explore the virgin jungle of Genting Highlands through jungle trekking which are divided into three trails: biodiversity trail (2.7 km), conservation trail (800 m) and herb forest trail (1.7 km). The forest spans over an area of 200 hectares. Visitors can also camp at the CampX Malaysia. Awana Bio Park (Q111909687) on Wikidata
  • 10 Awana Genting Highlands Golf Course, Resorts World Awana (take Awana Skyway and alight at Awana Station), +60 3 6436 9037. 9AM-7PM. 18-hole golf course surrounded by lush greens and year-long crisp mountain breeze. RM209 (9 holes), RM320 (18 holes).
  • 11 Formula Fun by Kiatchi, Level 4, SkyAvenue. Mini Formula ride for children.
  • 12 Genting Bowl, Level 3, First World Plaza. 3-11PM. 10 lanes bowling alley. RM9 (off-peak), RM11 (peak).
  • 13 Gohtong Sports Centre, Gohtong Jaya. 9AM-11PM. Centre for tennis, gymnasium, swimming pool, badminton, squash and tai chi. Gohtong Sports Centre (Q111939407) on Wikidata
  • 14 Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Adventureland, Level 4, SkyAvenue, +60 1 7289 0005, . An amusement centre with thrilling experiences which consists of 4D Trick Art Museum, Infinity, Jurassic Research Centre, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium and Zombie Outbreak. RM86 (for all 5 attractions combined ticket).
  • 15 Sky VR, Level 2, First World Plaza. 2-9PM. Cross the boundaries of time, distance and physical limitations with cutting-edge virtual reality technology. Step into new worlds where you can do all the things you’ve never thought you could. Be it an airborne adventure, a deep ocean discovery, or even a thrilling otherworldly mission, you know you’re up for a full-sensory experience that will defy the realms of reality. The attraction is divided into RoboCoaster, SkyGlider VR and VORTEX.

Buy[edit]

Sky Avenue shopping mall

Aside from casinos and theme parks, explore the complete shopping malls in the highlands offering various products with various price ranges suited for all travelers.

  • 1 First World Plaza (First World Complex) (go up one floor (by lift or escalator) from First World Hotel lobby). The First World Plaza has to be the coolest, if not the highest shopping destination in Malaysia. It houses the Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park. First World Plaza (Q5454098) on Wikidata First World Plaza on Wikipedia
  • 2 SkyAvenue (take Awana Skyway and alight at SkyAvenue Station‎). This 4-story shopping mall features the SkyCasino and the upper station of Awana Skyway. It features the SkySymphony colorful hanging balls orchestra. SkyAvenue (Q111766468) on Wikidata
  • 3 Genting Grand Complex, Genting Grand Hotel, Highlands Hotel, Resort Hotel. Experience the shopping experience at this shopping mall which spans over the three ground floor area of three hotels, namely Genting Grand, Highlands and Resort Hotel. It houses a huge gaming arcade called the Vision City Video Games Park. Genting Grand Complex (Q111937574) on Wikidata
  • 4 Awana SkyCentral (take Awana Skyway and alight at Awana Station). This shopping mall houses more than 20 dining, retail and service outlets. It is connected to Genting Highlands Premium Outlets by two link bridges. It houses the Awana Transport Hub at level 1 and Awana Station of Awana SkyWay at level 4. Awana SkyCentral (Q111937884) on Wikidata
  • 5 Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, KM13, Genting Highlands Resorts, 69000 (take Awana Skyway and alight at Awana Station‎), +60364338888. 10AM-10PM. An outlet with various choices of designer fashions and sportswear, fine leather and luggage, houseware and home furnishings, accessories and jewelry, gifts and special items and shoes. It also features various facilities on food and drinks, kids playground area etc. It spans over three floors, namely high street, middle street and low street. Genting Highlands Premium Outlets (Q111772320) on Wikidata

Eat[edit]

There are countless options for dining in Genting Highlands, from choices of local food, fast food to fine dining experience of cuisine from all over the world. Being in a tourist resort, prices are generally higher than elsewhere in Malaysia, but there are always cheaper options available around.

Budget[edit]

Malaysian Food Street food court

There are fast food chains like McDonald's, Burger King, and KFC. All these restaurants charge about 50% more than what they charge elsewhere in Malaysia. There are several food courts also at the resort whose prices are generally cheaper.

  • 1 1 Meter Teh, Level T1, First World Plaza, +60364360690.
  • 2 Chicken Rice Shop, Suite 1510, Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, +60364368193. 10AM-10PM.
  • 3 Food Court, High Street, Genting Highlands Premium Outlets. Easy Store, Hot & Cold Drinks, Hot Plate, JR Curry, Marrybrown, Nasi Campur & Lauk Lauk, Only Mee, Umi Nasi Ayam.
  • 4 Jom Makan Street Food, Level 4, SkyAvenue. Food court.
  • 5 Malaysian Food Street, Level 4, SkyAvenue. 9AM-9PM. Food court with around 20 hawker food stalls.
  • 6 Marrybrown, T2C-B19, Level 4, SkyAvenue. Malaysia's own fast food restaurant. Marrybrown on Wikipedia
  • 7 Only Mee, Level 4, SkyAvenue.

Mid-range[edit]

  • 8 Awana Garden Hot Pot, Lobby Floor, Resorts World Awana. noon-3PM (lunch), 6-9:30PM (dinner). Hot pot restaurant.
  • 9 AYU Awana, Resorts World Awana. Su-Th 7AM-11PM, F Sa 7AM-midnight. The restaurant and poolside lounge which showcases a special smokehouse and grill menu, regional dishes, healthy delights and an extensive cocktail list for both sun-kissed afternoons and moonlit dinners.
  • 10 The Bakery, Lobby Level, Genting Grand Hotel. M-F 7AM-10PM, Sa Su 7AM-midnight.
  • 11 Chin Swee Vegetarian Cuisine, Chin Swee Caves Temple (take Awana Skyway and alight at Chin Swee Station). Vegetarian restaurant.
  • 12 Din Tai Fung, Lot T2-15, Level 1, SkyAvenue, +60361012143, . M-F 10AM-9:30PM, Sa Su 9AM-10PM. Taiwan steamed dumpling and noodle restaurant.
  • 13 Munakata Ramen, LG floor, Genting Grand Hotel. 10AM-10PM. Japanese restaurant.
  • 14 Palsaik Korean BBQ, T2C-08, Level 4, SkyAvenue, +60361013933, . noon-midnight. Korean BBQ restaurant.
  • 15 Paradise Dynasty, Level 1, SkyAvenue, +60361011772. M-Th 10AM-10PM, F Sa 8AM-11PM, Su 8AM-10PM. Northern and southern Chinese cuisine restaurant.
  • 16 Richdad, Level 1, Sky Avenue, +60364360690. 24 hours. Malaysian and western restaurant.
  • 17 Taiko Ramen, Level 1, First World Plaza. 11AM-7PM. Japanese restaurant specialized in ramen from various regions in Japan.
  • 18 Wantau Sik 126 (126 河鱼饭店), No. 40, Jalan Jati Satu, Gohtong Jaya. 10:30AM-9:30PM.
  • Coffee Terrace, Genting Grand Hotel. An international buffet in plush settings, with many chefs cooking on-the-spot upon your orders. It serves 6 different cuisines - Local, Nonya, Chinese, Japanese, Western and Indian. Recommendations include Penang Fried Kway Teow, Chicken Rice, Indian naan, Japanese sashimi (really fresh) and medium-well beef steak. Breakfast (5:30AM-10:30AM) RM 35 nett, lunch (noon-2:30PM) RM 55 nett, dinner (5PM-9:30PM) RM 65 nett. Children pay half price for all meals. The Go Genting Golden Package (see above, 'Get in by bus') may be used to cover the cost of a buffet lunch here.

Both of Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park‎ and Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park‎ feature various food outlets.

Food booth at Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park‎

Splurge[edit]

  • 19 Burger & Lobster, Level 1, SkyAvenue. Su-Th 11AM-10PM, F Sa 11AM-midnight.
  • 20 Genting Palace, Level 2, Highlands Hotel. 8AM-2:30PM (breakfast), noon-2:30PM (lunch), 6-10PM (dinner). High-quality Cantonese cuisine perfect for sharing, including live seafood, a variety of meat and vegetables and dessert, including dim sum breakfast.
  • The Olive (Genting Grand Hotel). Genting's signature award-winning restaurant, located in the hotel lobby, attractively done in a very modern style. Very expensive, but if you're going to splurge, you might as well go whole hog and try the Wagyu steak, flown in directly from Japan.

Drink[edit]

Nightlife in Resorts World Genting is concentrated along the High Line at the rooftop level and Zouk Atrium of SkyAvenue. There are many pubs and live music along the lane. There is also a big nightclub Zouk at the basement level of SkyAvenue and some bars at Genting Club and the basement level of Genting Grand Hotel.

There are several cafes around such as Starbucks Coffee etc in the First World Hotel.

  • 1 360 Bar, Genting Grand Hotel. noon-3AM. Bar with live entertainment and music.
  • 2 Nicsmann 1940s, High Line, Sky Avenue, +60 13 359 0443. noon-midnight.
  • 3 Powerplant, High Line, Sky Avenue, +60 11 2688 8076. 10AM-midnight.
  • 4 Zouk Genting, Zouk Atrium, SkyAvenue. Consists of Empire, RedTail Genting, RedTail Sports Bar, RedTail Karaoke and FUHU Restaurant and Bar

Sleep[edit]

Genting Grand Hotel

With 10,500 rooms to choose from, there are usually plenty of beds at Genting Highlands. On weekdays in the off-season, rooms can be relatively cheap indeed, but demand is highly seasonal and the hotels fill up fast during festive holiday seasons, thus early reservation is highly recommended. All rooms are unheated and can thus get chilly at night!

All hotels are run by Resorts World Genting and share the same reservations centre, reachable online or by calling +60 327181118.

  • 1 Crockfords Hotel. The only hotel in Malaysia to receive the 5-star rating by the Forbes Travel Guide for four consecutive years (2019–2022). This is the most expensive hotel in Genting Highlands. From RM1,100. Crockfords Hotel (Q111837325) on Wikidata
  • 2 First World Hotel. Catering towards the masses and the budget conscious, this three-star monolith with gaudy exterior paint is the biggest hotel in the world, with 7,351 rooms in three towers. Self room check-in and check-out kiosks are available for faster processing time. Room numbers have five digits and the enormous First World Cafe's breakfast buffet has all the charm of a reform school cafeteria. Standard/deluxe rooms are spartan but clean. The main selling point is the price. From RM170. First World Hotel (Q15217780) on Wikidata First World Hotel & Plaza on Wikipedia
  • 3 Genting Grand Hotel (Genting Hotel). The second hotel to open in the Highlands, this 5-star hotel offers a wide range of entertainment and recreational facilities such as heated indoor swimming pool. Rates from RM 235 nett (low season). Genting Grand Hotel (Q5533658) on Wikidata Genting Grand Hotel on Wikipedia
  • 4 Genting SkyWorlds Hotel (Theme Park Hotel) (directly across the main outdoor entrance of Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park‎). A tropical rainforest-themed hotel located exactly across the main entrance of Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park. It is connected to the extension building named Valley Wing for more rooms. This hotel is the upgraded version of the previous Theme Park Hotel, the first hotel at Genting Highlands built in 1971. From RM309. Genting SkyWorlds Hotel (Q111781295) on Wikidata
  • 5 Highlands Hotel (Maxims Hotel). This 5-star hotel is supposed to be furnished as a Scottish castle with dark oak panels and low lighting. 932 rooms. Highlands Hotel (Q5759380) on Wikidata Highlands Hotel on Wikipedia
  • 6 Resort Hotel. Check-in: 3PM. A four-star hotel adjacent to the Genting Grand Hotel with its three F&B outlets. Standard low season rates from RM 160 nett. Resort Hotel (Q111781320) on Wikidata

Outside Resorts World Genting[edit]

During peak holiday season, often most of the hotel rooms at Resorts World Genting will be fully booked. To have a high-star accommodation near the hill top of Genting Highlands, one can opt for the following options. Usually these accommodations will provide free shuttle transport to and from Resorts World Genting.

There are also cheaper accommodations available a couple of kilometres down the slope from the cable car base station, such as:

Connect[edit]

Nowadays, all of hotel rooms at Resorts World Genting are connected to Wi-Fi connections. First World Plaza and Genting Grand Complex have computer gaming centres which can also function as Internet Café called the Cyber World. SkyAvenue has several mobile phone shops selling temporary SIM cards for international visitors. There is also a post office on the lower level of Genting Grand Hotel.

Stay safe[edit]

Casinos are generally very safe. Casinos take security very seriously and have cameras recording almost every square inch of their property, as well as uniformed security personnel patrolling at all times. There are two police stations in the highland, one at the hill top next to Genting SkyWorlds Hotel and one at the bottom hill in Gohtong Jaya.

Weather[edit]

Temperature can go relatively low at night and in early morning, so visitors are expected to have warm clothes with them. When thick cloud passes by the highland, expect some drizzle for a prolonged time, thus having raincoat or umbrella can be beneficial. Be extra careful for the slippery slope floors at Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park during raining time.

Cope[edit]

Wheelchair ramp in front of Genting Grand Hotel

Every place in Resorts World Genting is accessible-friendly. It is equipped with wheelchair ramps and lifts to access almost all floors available. Wheelchairs and baby strollers can be rented for free (with RM100 refundable deposit) at Customer Service Counter, Level 1 SkyAvenue.

Go next[edit]

Located at the border between Selangor and Pahang state, Genting Highlands stands in a strategic position for travelers to further their travel towards other hill resorts or inland towns in Pahang, yet maintain a relatively short distance to the capital Kuala Lumpur at all time.

  • Kuala Lumpur - the capital of Malaysia, 45 minutes away
  • Fraser's Hill - a nearby hill resort on the same mountain range as Genting
  • Bukit Tinggi - another nearby hill resort with European architecture design
  • Kuala Gandah - home to a famous elephant sanctuary
  • Kuantan - seat of the state of Pahang, about three hours away
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