Best Things To Do In Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands – located just 45 minutes away from the Kuala Lumpur – tops the list for a quick holiday getaway in Malaysia. Boasting round-the-clock exciting entertainment, this nippy hill station – perched approximately 1800 metres above sea level – is immensely popular for its Vegas-style casino and theme park. Here are the recommended activities to do to make your Genting Highlands trip memorable. 


1. Cable car ride up across the highlands
Enjoy the crisp mountain air as you make your way up to Resorts World Genting on the new Awana SkyWay. It takes just 10 minutes to ascend from Awana Station to the final stop, SkyAvenue Station. Pick either Standard Gondola (RM $8 (USD $2) per person) or Glass Floor Gondola (RM $50 (USD $12) per person) and soak in the picturesque views of the rain forest and mountains on the ride.

The gondolas fly over key attractions at the resort, giving passengers a bird’s eye view of the surroundings. For a more spectacular experience, try the glass-floor gondola. A breathtaking view of the 130-million-year-old rainforest below awaits. And the good news is if your mobile phone goes flat from taking selfies or photos of the stunning scenery, you can even charge it in the gondola! 

2. Explore Chin Swee Cave Temple
Explore this grand religious site located on a sharp, rocky slope near the peak of Resorts World Genting. Built in 1976, devotees visit the temple to pray to Buddha and Kwan-yin, where you can find the statues behind the temple. Learn about the teachings of Buddhism and climb up the nine-storey pagoda, lit with 10,000 blessing lamps placed by devotees. Head over to the observation deck to view the mesmerizing panoramic view of the Genting Highlands.

The Chin Swee Caves Temple is strategically located and easily accessible either by the Awana SkyWay or by road. For a convenient and pleasant trip up to the temple, park your car at the Awana SkyWay Car Park, where there are about 4,500 bays. From there, hop on to the Awana SkyWay gondola for a scenic ride to the temple.  
3. Shop and dine at Sky Avenue
There is plenty to eat, play and shop at SkyAvenue, the latest lifestyle mall in Genting! Shop till you drop and eat till your full here. There are more than 70 retail outlets and eateries for you to experience. Dive into the spectacular SkySymphony show (Level 1), a free-to-public performance showcasing an extraordinary orchestra of audio, visual and kinetic winch technology. A world-class LED display spreads across the mall’s atrium, creating spellbinding multimedia content that surrounds you and create memories to last a lifetime. 

4.  Shop at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets
Genting Highlands Premium Outlets is an open-air shopping mall with an extensive collection of designer fashion, sportswear, luggage, accessories, and shoes. Set opposite Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Resort, these brands also offer impressive discounts of up to 65% daily, making it a must-visit for shopaholics on a tight budget. Known as the first hilltop Premium Outlet Centre in Southeast Asia, there are about 150 internationally-renowned brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Superdry, Aigner, Coach, Furla, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Moschino, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Kate Spade New York.
5. Party Above The Clouds At The New Empire By Zouk Club
Empire by Zouk - a new state-of-the-art lifestyle driven club. Empire covers 5000 square feet and is opening as phase one of the Zouk Club roll out in Resorts World Genting. With an urban blend of art, fashion and music, Empire celebrates the hip hop culture in every way with four massive chandeliers that hang from the ceiling and tongue-in-cheek art that deck the walls and of course a cutting-edge sound system and lighting. 

The best part of partying in Genting is that you can just crash in the hotel once you are hammered. There’s no need for you to worry about your transport home.