The only gambling entertainment spot and the biggest theme park in Malaysia, Genting Highlands is located in a hill resort with a soothingly cool climate.
The highlands, known as the ‘City of Entertainment’ is surrounded by many kinds of entertainment venues including casinos, theme parks (indoor and outdoor), SnowWorld, Sky Venture, and a shopping mall. Moreover, the highland is known for its breathtaking mountain view and cooling weather.
Genting Highlands is located in one of the Titiwangsa Mountains between the states of Pahang and Selangor. It is about 60 kilometres away from Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Days and Hours
Genting Highland is open to visitors all year round. However, the theme parks are only open from 10:00 to 20:00 on weekdays, and from 08:00 to 22:00 on weekends. The First World Shopping Mall opens from 10:00 to 22:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
There is no entrance fee to enjoy the environment and pleasant temperature in Genting. However, the outdoor theme park costs RM 50 (USD 12.16) for adults and RM 35 (USD 8.51) for children below 12 years old, while the indoor theme park costs RM 30 (USD 7.30) for adults and RM 28 (USD 6.81) for children below 12 years old. Online bookings are available to purchase tickets for the theme parks and also book hotel reservations.
How to Get There
The highland is accessible by road, and the journey takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour from Kuala Lumpur via the Karak Highway. Taxis are available from Puduraya Bus Station in Kuala Lumpur. The Kuala Lumpur-Genting direct coach service is available from KL Sentral, Jalan Duta Coach Station, Puduraya and Gombak LRT Station.
Genting Highlands is a perfect getaway destination for families with kids and groups of friends. It is also suitable for seniors who are interested in gambling activities and young couples or solo travelers who simply want to enjoy the pleasant weather and amazing view.
Time to Spend
Spend at least a full day to try all kinds of entertainment activities available in Genting.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
It is best to go in the early morning to avoid the crowd. It is most crowded in the afternoon until dinner time and during holidays such as Chinese New Year or school breaks.
Genting Highlands offers a number of activities, such as casinos, flying fox, golf, Skyway Cable Car, theme parks, video games park, and Snow World.
There are fine-dining options available such as The Olive and Coffee Terrace, which are located in Genting Hotel. There are also mid-range priced restaurants in Genting such as Causeway Bay and Shanghai 10. Fast food places like McDonald’s and coffee places like Starbucks are available as well.
Apart from the resort, you might want to check out nearby attractions like the Chin Swee Caves Temple that is about 3 kilometres away and Genting Strawberry Leisure Farms, which is about 10 kilometres away.
Genting has plenty of hotels that can be booked online, which might get you better rates. For the budget traveller, you can check out Ria Apartment and Goh Tong Hall Residence for cheaper options.
Good to Know
There is an internet café at Genting for visitors who are looking for fast internet. The weather tends to be rather cold when the sun has set so you should bring along a jacket or a sweater.