Genting Highlands in Malaysia: 23 Must-visit places – Ultimate Guide 2023
The Genting Highlands is known for its resorts, theme parks and casinos. Aside from its resort life, visitors flock to the hill station and enjoy the cooler temperature, mountain scenery, strawberry farms, and relatively undisturbed natural rainforest.
The distance from Kuala Lumpur to Genting Highlands is around one hour.
1. Genting Skyway
The Genting Skyway has Asia’s longest gondola. Lift connecting the two terminals located at Gohtong Jaya and the resort Hotel. The 3.38 km long cable route. It takes around 15 minutes during which the visitors can enjoy the magnificent view of the city.
How to reach Genting Skyway
By bus, there are many buses that stop at the Genting Skyway run by the Genting express bus service. One can get onto these buses from the Puduvayal Bus terminal. The bus services run seven days a week with each departing after an interval of 20 minutes. The distance is around 45 minutes to 1 hour. It costs RM 10.
By taking a taxi to the Genting skyway is another good option as taxis are quite easily available in and around the area.
There are lots of parking slots available at the Genting car Park as well as the gondola and cable car station. So, driving all the way up to the Genting Skyway is quite a good idea.
2. Awana skyway Genting highlands
The gondolas connect 3 stations-Awana, Chin Wee and SkyAvenue.There are two types of gondolas. The standard gondola has a capacity of 10 people, and the glass-floored gondola can accommodate 6 people. The cable car takes you from Awana Skyway to SkyAvenue Shopping mall.
How to get to Awana Skyway
* The Awana Bus Terminal is a 48-minute drive from KLCC. The parking costs between RM 2-3 per hour to about RM 12-18 per day. The 4th level of the building is the boarding point of the cable car system.
The Awana Bus Terminal is the boarding station of the cable car and houses an 8-story car park as well.
* There are guided tours available and one who wants hassle-free transport can opt for this.
Timings: Timings:7.00AM to 12.00 AM
Time required: 1 to 2 hours.
Entrance fee: one-way ride RM 10
You can get down at Chin Swee, enjoy the glorious views and the Chin Swee Caves Temple, and then continue the journey to the peak or back to Skyway at no extra cost.
The ticket counters are located at the Awana Station (Level 4, Awana Skyway building) and Sky Avenue Station (Level 4, Sky Avenue).
3. Genting premium outlet
Genting premium outlets is a boutique shopping complex near Gohtong Jaya. Connected to Awana Sky Central via Bridge. This fancy mall features 150 designer brands and retail stores including Adidas, Timberland, Swatch, Tomei, Hugo boss, Coach, Brooks Brothers, and many more.
The pricing is cheaper compared to the non-premium outlet, a very good bargain price when there is a sale. You can choose from a wide range of handbags, clothes, shoes, jackets, sportswear, and other branded accessories. Don’t forget to avail timely discounts and savings of up to 65% every day! The weather here is cool and refreshing.
Food and beverage outlets include Dome Cafe, absolute, Thai highlights, Starbucks, chicken, rice, shop, Wendy’s, and Baskin Robbins.
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
Time required: 2 to 3 hours.
This is in Awana Skyway, after visiting GPO you can take the cable car to Chin Swee cave temple and stop here, then after visiting the temple you can continue by cable car to Sky Avenue Genting or the peak.
4. Genting Snow World
The most fun thing at Genting Snow World is sliding down on a tube on the Cresta Run Toboggan Slide and the 3D Art attractions. You can make snowmen and have fun!
Genting Snow World is a recreational artificial indoor snow village, spread over an area of 22,800 square, on Level 2A of First World Plaza. Styled like a winter European village, there’s the setup of an English tea shop, ancient Roman castles, a telephone booth, a pizzeria, and a bakery to give the perfect vibe.
How to reach Genting snow world
Snow World is located in First World Plaza.
Timings: 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM
Time required: 1-2 hours.
Entrance fee: RM 45
5. Genting Casino
The Genting Casino is an icon in Pahang, Malaysia. There are two main casino outlets in the resorts, Genting Casino in Genting grand complex and Sky Casino in Sky Avenue mall.
The Genting Casino houses 400 electronic tables, 3000 slot machines, and a few other casino games like Blackjack and Roulette. Divided into different themed sections, it offers 24-hour dining services.
Timings: 24 hours
Dress Code: Smart casual and formal, shoes compulsory.
6. Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park
The Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park at First World Plaza is a recreation bonanza in the Genting Highlands. Here you can experience the thrills of an amusement park with over 20 exciting rides and a whole range of major attractions.
You can also ride a Ferris wheel, a swinging ship, bumper cars, and play at a large gaming arcade for more family-friendly fun. There is also a virtual reality entertainment center and zipline.
The best time to visit Skytropolis Theme Park is as soon as it opens to avoid the rush. Additionally, the Genting Highlands has the mildest weather between March and September.
How to get to Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park
First World Plaza
Timings: 2 PM to 9 PM
Days: Off Peak (Monday – Thursday) Peak (Friday – Sunday)
Entrance fee: RM 65
Time required: 3 hours.
7. Genting Outdoor Theme Park / Sky Worlds
Genting Sky Worlds is an amusement park at resorts world, Genting Highlands, Malaysia, 1800m above sea level. It features different experiences suitable for all kinds of people. It was formerly known as 20th century Fox World, Malaysia, a movie-inspired theme park. The theme park is 26 acres in size and would feature roughly 25 thrill rides and attractions.
The entrance area is like stepping into a movie theatre lobby, with retail stores and a Starbucks café. It resembles the one at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with golden carvings of the various film franchises decorating each entrance of the park, Studio Emporium. There is a colorful water fountain topped with the Genting Sky Worlds logo just outside its doors.
Genting Sky Worlds is filled with colorful decorations, sculptures, and high-tech lighting.
Almost every corner is picturesque, making the park an ideal place for taking Insta-worthy photos despite some restrictions – taking photos or recording videos is prohibited during certain rides for safety concerns.
Timings: 11 AM to 6 PM
Entrance fee: RM 151
8. Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm
Once entered, you will be greeted with a big water fountain and fresh strawberries. Once the buds bloom, the fruits will appear in a week’s time. The fruiting cycle is three months and after five fruiting, the plant has to be replaced. There are some 10,000 plants on this farm! Strawberries are not the only cultivation – mushrooms, herbs, flowers, and vegetables are also grown here commercially in adjoining nurseries.
Within the six-acre land is the Lavender Garden. No extra admission fee is imposed on visitors to enter the garden. Besides lavender, there are many other types of flowers.
In the orchard, visitors could opt to purchase pre-packed strawberries at the price of RM15 per box weighing 250 grammes, or self-pick is a very popular family activity that is included in the entrance fee.
Walk around the farm
The strawberries with seedlings originated from California and were supposed to fruit throughout the year here at Genting Highlands due to the generally lower temperature.
How to go to Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm
The Strawberry farm is situated next to the Gohtong Sports Center complex. The farm is close to the main road you will not miss it. You can take a taxi to reach the farm directly.
From the Awana skyway, aboard the shuttle bus ( free of cost ) to Awana Hotel and walk to the farm.
Timings: 9.30 AM to 6.30 PM
Time required: 1 hour.
Entrance fee: RM 8
9. Chin Swee Cave Temple
The Chin Swee Caves Temple is a Chinese temple in Genting Highlands. It is situated in the most scenic site of Genting highlands, a 28-acre plot of rocky forested land donated by Genting group. Located 4600 feet above sea level. The temple is about a 5 to 10 minute’s drive down from the peak of the mountain.
One of the most striking features of the temple is its towering statue of Buddha which stands 15 m tall. Visitors can climb up to the statue and offer their prayers. The temple complex also features several other attractions like a garden, fish, pond, and a pagoda. This pagoda is a seven-story structure. Visitors can climb up to the top of the pagoda and take in the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and forest.
Another popular attraction at the temple is the sky Terrace, which is a glass flowed platform that extends out from the side of the mountain. The sky Terrace Offers a thrilling experience as visitors can look down at the sheer drop below them and enjoy the view of the surrounding landscape.
This is a free stop on the Awana Skyway. It is worth visiting as it is a beautiful temple.
How to get to Chin Swee Temple from Genting
Visitors can use the Awana skyway to reach Chin Swee Caves Temple. Just take the gondola Lift down to chin swee station and get off at no extra cost. You can also use the same ticket to continue your journey.
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
Time required: 30 minutes to 1 hour.
10. Arena of stars.
Arena of stars is a 45,000 square feet musical amphitheater in Genting highlands. It was built in 1998. The hall has a capacity of about 6000 seats. It is also known for its famous world and national lion dance and Dragon dance competitions.
In 2002, the amphitheater hosted the third IIFA awards, which honor the artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood. Sitting in the amphitheater is divided into five categories according to cost. This is the perfect venue for dazzling concerts, attention grabbing live shows, and adrenaline-pumping sports events. It’s an arena truly for the stars.
How to get to the Arena of stars?
The arena of stars can be conveniently accessed from notable landmarks in Genting highlands such as sky Avenue shopping mall, Genting casino, and sky casino.
11. Sky Avenue
Sky Avenue is one of the brand-new lifestyle malls in the Genting highlands that houses a plethora of brands and shops for endless shopping. Level two and level three of this mall consist of several lifestyle, brands, and accessories such as Rayudu Swara, ski, coach, and many others selling the latest gadgets, perfumes, shoes, handbags and others.
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
Time required: 1 to 2 hours
12. Gohtong Jaya
This is a satellite town of Genting Highlands located on a plateau, is 5 km below the peak.
In recent years, the area has seen a spree of development resulting in new commercial districts and high-rise premium Condominiums sprouting over the valley. Gohtong Jaya is also known as a food town specializing in Chinese cuisine streets, and local fruits.
The central portion of the town is composed of a shophouse lined on a linear part along the main road occupied, mostly by restaurants. This is also the gateway to the summit of the cable car via Awana Skyway.
13. Happy Bee Farm
The happy bee farm and insect world is a one-of-a-kind attraction that serves as a home for bee butterflies and other insects. It draws visitors from all over the world since it is unique, and organic honey is available at the farm. It is 15 minutes’ drive from Genting Highlands premium outlets.
Timings:9 AM to 9 PM
Time required:30 minutes to 1 hour
Entrance fee: RM 20
14. Ripley’s believe it or not Adventureland Genting
This is one of the most adventurous places to visit in sky Avenue Genting Highlands. it comes out with reenergized attractions as it features a dinosaur mascot among other new attractions.
Explore attractions such as 4D trick, Art Museum, and the Infinity room.
Experience Ripley’s odditorium which offers a self-guided tour through 300 exhibits
You can enjoy the Jurassic Research Centre and a zombie outbreak.
This adventure land is both fun and informative.
How to reach Ripley’s believe it or not Museum
This museum is on the fourth level of sky Avenue, Genting highlands.
15. Awana horse Ranch Genting
This is a popular destination for horse riders and adventure seekers in the Genting Highlands. Awana Horse Ranch is a section of Awana golf and country club, where you can enjoy a horse ride in the beautiful green garden making it ideal for a weekend escape with friends and family.
Visitors can choose from a broad selection of horses and enjoy a thrilling ride through the Genting Highlands.
Timings 9 AM to 8 PM
Time required 1 to 2 hours.
16. World of Phalaenopsis – Genting Highlands
This is a large orchid farm. The farm is replete with an assortment of some of the most beautiful and exotic orchids in various shades of pink, yellow, purple, and white.
You can learn how the flowers are cultivated here according to biotechnology.
Timings 8 AM to 5 PM
Time required 30 minutes to 1 hour
There is no entrance fee.
17. Sky Symphony Genting
This is a theatre of light and sound where kinetic light performance installation is in sky Avenue mall, Genting highlands. Sky Symphony installation is Asia’s largest performance display.
This was built in 2006 the display is a part of free attractions at resort world Genting. The multi-colored balls create floating models of flowers, animals, and a variety of other interesting shapes. The LED screens around the atrium provide an outstanding visual experience, combined with brilliant music and animation. With an engaging mix of music, motion, graphics, and visuals, this spectacle is perfect for families with children.
How to get to Sky Symphony Genting
The first floor of sky Avenue, Genting Mall
18. Lim Goh Tong Memorial Hall, Genting Islands.
The Lim Goh Tong Memorial Hall is a monument built to honor Tan Sri Dato Seri Lim Goh Tong the late founder of Genting Highlands and prominent Malaysian entrepreneur, it is within a private park.
A wooden sculpture of Goh Tong sits atop brilliantly colored flowers near his tomb, with a beautiful, paneled backdrop, depicting the landscape of Genting Highlands. A fountain and stunning views of the valley make this an ideal photo stop. One gets to learn about the history of the world-renowned resorts, themes, parks, and casinos within this highland area. The Memorial Hall is approximately 1 km from Gohtong Jaya.
Timings: 8 AM to 10 PM
Time required: less than one hour
Entry fee: free
19. First-World Hotel
First world hotel is situated at the heart of the resort town and is one of the biggest hotels in Malaysia and is also an entertainment and shopping hub in the Genting highlands. It is known for housing fancy stores with eye-catching gifts, huge teddy bears, plush toys and stuffed dolls, to choose from. Lovely Lace is one of the best stores to buy fancy gifts from. There are indoor activities and fun games at toys city for the kids.
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
20. First World Plaza
This is an iconic and refurbished shopping center. It is known for confectioneries that sell truffles, Electric fondue pots, handcrafted chocolates, liquid chocolate bars, snacks, jellies, and many others. This is also a hub for additional artifacts and handicrafts like Japanese dolls, hats, purses, home, and decor products, and a lot of colorful options to take back home!
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
21. Awana Sky Central
This is a quick on-the-go Shopping Spot in Genting Highlands. Many shops here showcase candies snacks, piled up into mini-Mountain heaps at their storefront, while some others also show a live demonstration of how to make these candies. There is a linking bridge that connects this shopping Centre to the Genting highlands premium outlets.
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
22. Must-try foods in Genting highlands
Doom Cafe is a classy highly stylized coffee shop located within the Genting highland premium outlets and serves as a great place to relax and kick back with a cup of coffee in hand and soft music, filling the air.
The Marie Brown injects a dose of nostalgia as well as good food. Every time you enter its door to be greeted by its signature red color palate. The perfect quick meal to fill you up.
23. Flying Fox
Genting Highlands hosts so many adventurous activities, and Flying Fox is one of them. This is an activity recommended for adventurous people. The Awana Genting Highlands Golf resort offers this Flying Fox, which is most thrilling.
The zipline is placed on a scenic hill, and it is 100 metres long. You will be taken care of by all safety measures, so don’t be afraid!
I feel a minimum of 3 days are required to spend in Genting Highlands attractions, adventures, and relaxing at resorts. Have fun exploring!
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