Visiting Genting Highlands

Everyone, sometime or the other feels like being in the lap of nature away from the noise, pollution, hustle and bustle of the city. Someone who is living in Malaysia is quite fortunate to have so many options to fulfill his or her desire. Genting Highlands in one of the places in the country where one can have that elusive peace and relaxation of mind under the nature of mountains and majestic scenery.

Genting Highlands is 2,000 meters above the sea level. A magnificent city on the hilltop is only 50 kilometers from the capital city Kuala Lumpur. The majestic nature in form of crispy mountains and excellent scenery soothes your eyes. You will hardly believe that you are only a few kilometers from a place which never let you be with yourself. Genting Highlands’ specialties are its green forests, Lush green tropical rainforest shrouded in a veil of perpetual mist and excellent climate. The temperature normally ranges from 16 to 23 degrees.

The bountiful harvest of nature aided with International facilities. Many fabulous amenities for entertainment complement the scenic surroundings of this beautiful hilltop city. It houses the one and only casino of the country. It also features a theme park that offers tremendous opportunities to enjoy the natural assets of this place. People having a liking for bird watching, Genting Highland proves to be a great place. Altogether Genting Malaysia is a complete destination in itself.

Genting Highlands, among the most visited tourist resorts in Malaysia, is a mountain located on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor. Located 1700 meters above sea level, Genting Highlands can be reached by car within one hour from Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, and is also accessible by the world’s fastest cable car Genting Skyway. The resort was discovered by late Tan Sri Lam Goh Tong in 1960s.


Major attractions you can enjoy while Genting Highlands travel are the theme parks, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, a world class golf course, a sky-diving simulator and many more. The outdoor rides in the theme park would take you on a roller coaster ride. These are really exciting and are sure to pump you up. Moreover they are economical and suit every financial pocket. The cost is between 6 to 13 US dollars. The plunge ride sets the pulse racing. There are rides for kids as well. The park has offers for everyone irrespective of age.

You must not forget to visit the snow world. Before entering, you are provided with warm clothes like boots, gloves and jackets because the giant chilling room sends chills down the spine. It is a great place to explore. There is also a two story wooden hut which figures ice statues. For more nail-biting adventure, go for the free fall from the Air-planes, 5000 feet above the sea level. You can also try your hands in shopping during Genting Highlands tour. Several shopping malls are located here.

Several unique features have helped Genting Highlands gain the epithet of the Las Vegas of Malaysia. It is the only place in Malaysia where there are legal casinos. You can try your luck in these casinos and then have your wine in the bars. Many locals and foreigners visit Genting Highlands to enjoy themselves in these casinos. Several hotels are also located here where can enjoy world class facilities. Some of the most upscale hotels in Malaysia are located at Genting Highlands.