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HIGHLAND RETREATS

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Genting Highlands

 
 

If you are looking for round-the-clock excitement in the cool highlands, the glitzy 'City of Entertainment', Genting Highlands beckons.  Situated some 1,800 metres above sea level and just under an hour's drive from Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur, is popular among both locals and overseas visitors for fine mix of tranquil and thrilling attractions.

 

The pace of life quickens as your journey upwards from the foothill towards Genting Highlands at the summit.  The idyllic township of Gohtong Jaya and the peaceful Awana Genting resort nearby, give way to the fast paced international resort ambience at the top. The main draw of this 'city in the clouds', is the abundance of heady indoor and outdoor theme attractions.  Experience first-hand the exciting Sky Venture, Asia's first skydiving simulator; give your lungs a good workout with the heart-rending Corkscrew, the adrenaline-pumping Space Shot or the mind-numbering Spinner. Be it the romantic gondola or stomach-churning roller coaster rides, the wild, wet Water Park or mesmerising Snow World., the bountiful bowling alleys or the taxing X-pedition rock climbing wall, Genting promises endless thrills. Aspiring pop divas will love the Be A Star Karaoke sessions, while party animals can dance the right away at the Cloud 9 Discotheque.

 

Accommodation atop Genting Highlands is plenty with numerous apartments and hotels to choose from, including the First World Hotel & Plaza, reputedly the world's largest integrated entertainment complex.  The combination of all these attractions, together with over 8o international and local food and beverage outlets, 7o alluring shopping outlets, and much much more, certainly make this City of Entertainment live up to its name.  You will never be in want of an exciting experience at Genting Highlands.

 
 

Try your hand at the Casino de Genting, check out the many internationally renowned performances, or simply take in a leisurely game of golf. Whatever your fancy, this fast paced hill resort promises you endless hours of round-the-clock fun.

 

Skyway (Cable car Services)

 

To get to the summit, you can board a cable car at the Awana Lower Skyway Station that will take you straight up to the Genting Hotel.  Alternatively, take the 3.4km cable car near the Awana Horse Ranch, which will link you to the Highland Hotel.  Both rides offer you panoramic views of lush tropical rainforests and the environs.

 

When the Genting Skyway is not operating, visitors can board the Awana Skyway.

 
 

Practical Tips

 

If you are driving, do not overload your vehicle on the way up the hill, as the roads are rather steep.  Ensure your car brakes are functioning well for the trip to Genting.  Above all, drive carefully as there are many precarious bends and heavy traffic during public holidays.  During poor visibility or misty conditions, it is advisable to avoid driving up to the resort.

 
 

Getting There

 

51km northeast of Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands is accessible via the new scenic 6-lane Karak Highway or the Batang Kali Road up north.  At its foot lies a rest and recreational area where you can indulge in a quick meal or shop for groceries before continuing your journey up the hill.  Midway, lie Gohtong Jaya and the 5-star Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort.  At Gohtong Jaya, you will find several good restaurants, while Awana Genting offers well-appointed guest rooms, an award winning 18-hole golf course and an eco-sports centre with over 30 innovative recreational activities. The nearby Awana Horse Ranch offers good horse riding facilities while the ornate Chin Swee Temple serves as a spiritual retreat.

 
 
 
 

Genting Highlands

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HIGHLAND RETREATS