There is never a shortage of fun in Genting Highlands. Only a short 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, Genting is a popular destination if you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. From getting on rides at the theme parks to shopping to Muslim-friendly eateries, there is something for everyone here. You’ll never get bored in Genting Highlands. Psst… remember to pack your jacket as it could be quite chilly up here! To help you plan your day out, we’ve rounded up a list of what you can do in Genting Highlands below.
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1. Take a cable car at Awana SkyWay Cable Car
This is one of the must-do activities when in Genting Highlands! You can start your ride from Awana SkyWay at the state-of-the-art cable car. This gondola gives you a 10-minute ride from Awana SkyWay station to SkyAvenue Shopping Mall. You can also make a pit-stop at the Chin Wee station where you can visit the temple. During the ride, you will see the 130 million-year-old rainforest and the Genting SkyWorlds theme park in a different way. Make it a special trip by getting on the glass-floored gondola!
2. Genting Highlands Premium Outlets
Genting was never quite known as a shopping haven but the new Genting Highlands Premium Outlets is definitely changing the game. You can find renowned brands like Michael Kors, Coach, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade, and many more on sale for up to 70% off here! Conveniently located next to the Awana SkyWay Cable Car, getting to the Genting Premium Outlets is pretty hassle-free. If you’re tired and hungry after walking around, there are also an array of dining options — the spacious food court or one of the many restaurants and cafes.
While you’re here, don’t skip the indoor theme park Skytropolis! Enjoy adrenaline rush rides such as the suspended roller coaster, the drop tower ride or the chill Ferris wheel. The best thing is that the weather doesn’t play any kind of role in this, so come rain or shine, you’ll still have the best time!
What used to be the First World Indoor Theme Park is now a multi-level complex of shops, restaurants, fun attractions, services, and more. You will see it the moment you get down from the SkyAvenue Station. Genting Highlands’ brand new lifestyle mall SkyAvenue certainly brings high street shopping to a whole new level!
5. Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park
If the indoor theme park is not your cup of tea, then try the outdoor theme park Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park. The park is divided into nine themed worlds: Studio Plaza, Eagle Mountain, Central Park, Rio, Andromeda Base, Liberty Lane, Epic, Robots Rivet Town, and Ice Age.
By the names of these themed worlds, you undoubtedly get the idea that they are based on many international animation movies and suitable for all ages. The Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park will allow you to have fun with nearly 26 exciting rides. Moreover, you can take pictures with your favourite animation characters like Mammoth from Ice Age and Rio from Rio. It also offers an amazing dancing show for its visitors to watch!
Children/Senior citizens: RM128.00
6. Endless food options
One of the reasons why people go up to Genting is to try restaurants that are not available in KL! You can try the much-hyped Burger & Lobster London, the Brooklyn favourite pizzeria Motorino (complete with a wood fire oven!) or simply enjoy a cup of coffee at the iconic French brasserie, Cafés Richard. Five Guys, the famous burger joint that hails all the way from the US has also just opened its first outlet in SkyAvenue Genting Highlands! Ready for some juicy burgers, hand-cut fries, and milkshakes?
7. Catch the SkySymphony Display
Spreading across the mall’s atrium are massive LED displays and every hour, you can witness cinematic visuals combined with specially-composed music. Free to watch for the patrons of the mall, the SkySymphony also has a four-storey high winch installation made of 1,001 winch balls. Watch as this theatre of lights and sound come together for spectacular visual storytelling.
8. Snow World Experience
The last thing you may be expecting in Malaysia is snow, but that is exactly what you can expect at the Snow World Experience in the Genting Highlands. Here you will find a winter landscape that has to be seen to be believed and there is even an actual snow slide which is called the Cresta Run. You can also have fun with all the family and make snowmen or just throw some snowballs around and this is a great way to cool off if you are tired of the Malaysian heat.
9. Ripleys Believe It Or Not
Ripleys Believe It Or Not museum covers an impressive 12,000 feet of space and provides fun for all the families looking for a rainy day activity in the Genting Highlands. When you visit, you will find some 500 different items that come from the collection of Robert Ripley and include some of the most bizarre curios you can imagine. There are 11 galleries here which are all dedicated to a different theme and it takes around 45 minutes to walk around the museum (without stopping and trying the interactive experiences) due to its sheer size.
10. Gohtong Jaya
Gohtong Jaya is a quaint town that is located just outside the Genting Highlands and sits on a pretty plateau. The town is next to a range of attractions for which the Genting Highlands is famous and makes a nice change of pace if you want to see a more authentic side of Malaysia. Gohtong Jaya is known for its row of traditional shophouses which are a great place to come if you want to try some delicious Malay food.
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