Located in the state of Pahang, Genting Highlands is one of the best places to visit in Malaysia. Both locals and tourists flock over every year to experience Genting’s mountain breeze and the many attractions it has to offer.
With its blend of amusement parks, malls, cultural gems and hilly landscapes, Genting has a little bit of something for everyone! Here are 25 things you can do in this famous hill station.
1. Genting SkyWorld
Genting SkyWorld is possibly Genting’s most renowned attraction as of now. The theme park opened in 2022 and it features over 26 rides and attractions. Each attraction is based on a theme from different movies such as Ice Age, Rio, Epic and many more.
All in all, Genting SkyWorld offers a fun filled experience that is best shared with family and friends.
2. Awana SkyWay
There are a couple of ways to get to SkyWorld but Awana SkyWay is undoubtedly the best. Awana SkyWay is a cable car ride that takes you across Genting’s 130 million year old rainforest and up into the mountains.
You’ll also have the opportunity to stop and see other famous attractions (which we’ll talk about later) along the way.
3. SkyAvenue Complex
SkyAvenue Complex is the first thing you’ll see at the end of your cable car ride. It’s also a transit point to SkyWorld. The mall is relatively new and there are over 100 outlets of international brands and restaurants.
The mall is huge and it’s also one of the highest in Malaysia!
4. Chin Swee Caves Temple
Chin Swee Caves Temple is a Taoist temple that was constructed in light of Chin Swee, a religious figure. The temple is located on top of a rocky hill that overlooks the lush greenery of Genting’s forest.
The architecture of the building is a sight to behold as it is filled with cool statues and carvings. You can get there by cable car through Awana SkyWay.
5. Chin Swee Starbucks
Chin Swee’s Starbucks is located within the temple itself and it’s a must visit for coffee and non-coffee lovers. The outlet was designed with a classic theme to fit the overall look and feel of Chin Swee’s Temple.
It’s a great place to admire the serene atmosphere while sipping on your coffee.
6. Glamz at Genting
If camping’s not your thing, then glamping probably is. Glamz is a glamping site that is located at the foothills of Genting. It offers a unique take on the camping experience by providing a comfortable, dome like accommodation also known as a millennial lodge.
It’ll allow you to enjoy the beauty of nature without sacrificing modern day needs.
7. Ripleys Believe It Or Not! Adventureland
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not was an old TV show that featured some of the most bizarre things around the world. Adventureland has brought that sense of wonder and amazement to life with their own “Odditorium”.
Inside, you’ll find a collection of oddities, curiosities and unbelievable exhibits that will leave you questioning reality.
8. Jurassic Research Centre
Here’s something for all you dinosaur lovers. Located in Adventureland, The Jurassic Research Centre is a prehistoric-themed attraction that allows you to step back in time to the era of dinosaurs.
Here, you can encounter life-size dinosaur replicas and learn about their history and behaviour through interactive exhibits. It’s a thrilling experience that’s both educational and entertaining for visitors of all ages.
9. 4D Trick Art Museum
The museum is part of Ripley’s Adventureland too and it offers a visual treat that will challenge your perception. Here, visitors will step into the world of optical illusions and interactive art pieces that will either make or break your brain.
10. Genting Casino
Genting Casino is a less family friendly option but it does play a significant role in Genting’s entertainment scene. It’s one of the largest casinos in the region, offering a wide range of gaming options, including slot machines, table games, and more.
Remember to gamble responsibly by setting a budget for your casino visit.
11. Strawberry Leisure Farm
Strawberry Leisure Farm is a farm that specialises in hydroponic strawberry farming. It’s a great place to immerse yourself in the world of agriculture and fresh produce. Here, you can not only pick your own strawberries but also learn about various farming practices.
It’s a hands-on experience that’s both educational and fun, especially for families with children.
12. Awana Horse Ranch
Are you a fan of horses? If you are, then Awana Horse Ranch is a must visit. The ranch offers a ton of activities such as horse riding and horseback tours through Genting’s beautiful landscape.
The ranch also organises horse races if you fancy some friendly competition against strangers.
13. Arena of Stars
If you’re lucky, then you might be able to catch a live performance at the Arena of Stars. This world-class entertainment venue hosts concerts, shows, and events featuring both local and international artists.
Be sure to check the schedule to see if any of your favourite acts are performing during your visit.
14. Happy Bee Farm
It’s a well known fact that bees play an important role in our ecosystem. At least one third of human food supply depends on bees and what better way to learn about them than by visiting the Happy Bee Farm.
The farm offers an educational experience where you’ll learn all about bees and how they operate. You’ll get the chance to try their delicious honey too!
15. Butterfly Wonderland
Butterfly Wonderland is exactly what its name suggests. The area is a literal wonderland for butterflies with hundreds of these creatures roaming around freely.
The garden is actually part of Happy Bee Farm giving you the chance to experience two natural wonders in one visit. The place is perfect for families and nature lovers to spend the day and relax.
16. Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre
Although the centre is not located within Genting, it is relatively close and makes for an excellent day trip.
The Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre is a sanctuary dedicated to the conservation and protection of Malaysia’s gentle giants. The sanctuary was established in 1989 and it’s a great place to learn about elephants and the challenges they face.
17. Vision City Video Game Park
Vision City Video Game Park offers a different kind of entertainment, especially for gamers and families looking for indoor fun. The park has over 400 entertainment options available including skill games, interactive games and kiddie rides.
It offers a break from the outdoor attractions in Genting Highlands, giving you a chance to immerse yourself in the world of video games and interactive entertainment.
18. Genting SnowWorld
Malaysia snows too – artificially that is. This indoor snow centre is perfect for cooling down after a day of exploring the outdoor attractions. You’ll find a winter wonderland complete with ice sculptures, igloos, and various snow activities.
SnowWorld has long been one of Genting’s most iconic attractions and continues to be a favourite for visitors of all ages.
19. SeniKome Péng Hēng
If you’re interested in Malaysian culture and art, SeniKome Péng Hēng is a cultural village and art gallery that offers insights into the heritage and traditions of the local indigenous communities.
You can explore traditional crafts, watch live demonstrations, and purchase authentic Malaysian handicrafts as souvenirs.
20. Flying Fox
For the thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts, Genting Highlands offers an exhilarating experience with its zipline activities at Awana Genting.
You can soar through the lush forests and take in breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys while experiencing the adrenaline rush of speeding along a high-speed cable.
21. Zouk Genting
Here’s something partygoers and music enthusiasts will find a liking too. Zouk Genting is a renowned nightclub and entertainment venue. It’s the place for lively nightlife in Genting Highlands.
As one of the biggest clubs in Genting and Peninsular as a whole, partygoers can enjoy DJ performances, dance floors, and a vibrant atmosphere.
22. FUHU Dining by Zouk
These Zouk guys are not only party experts but they also know a thing or two about fine dining. FUHU is a fine dining restaurant that serves a fusion of Asian flavours with a contemporary twist.
From sushi and sashimi to delectable desserts, FUHU Dining is a treat for food enthusiasts seeking a memorable dining experience.
If you haven’t been to a light show, SkySymphony will absolutely dazzle you. SkySymphony is a mesmerising audiovisual show at SkyAvenue that combines music, lights, and motion to create a stunning display.
The synchronised performance is a visual delight and a unique experience for visitors of all ages.
After indulging in some of the thrilling activities and attractions in Genting Highlands, treating yourself to a spa day at M-Spa can be a wonderful way to unwind.
This world-class spa offers a wide range of wellness treatments, massages, and therapies that will pamper your body and soothe your mind.
25. The Yanne, Onsen Hotel
“Onsen” is Japanese for “hot spring” and The Yanne, Onsen Hotel is a special hotel that brings the Japanese hot spring experience to Genting. The Yanne hotel offers a rejuvenating and relaxing escape after a long day of activities.
Basic sauna packages are reasonably priced but they can get a little pricey if you opt for additional treatments.
Whether you’re travelling with family, friends, or as a solo adventurer, Genting Highlands has something to offer everyone. The hill station has long been a staple for Malaysian tourism, attracting both locals and tourists.
From awesome theme parks to iconic temples and serene landscapes to relaxing spas, Genting Highlands promises a “cool” experience for anyone who visits. Just don’t forget a jacket and you’re good to go!
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