is only about an hours drive from Kuala Lumpur is the most developed
hill resort in Malaysia.
At 1,500 meters above sea level, it offers a cool respite combined
with all of the excitement, luxury, and entertainment of an
international resort destination.
Halfway up the highlands is a cable car station called Genting
Skyway where you can take the cable car up. It is the fastest and
the longest cable car in South East Asia. The ride offers a scenic
view of the highlands and its 100-million-year-old forest.
With a cool climate no higher than 25°C and rarely falling below
14°C yearly and two theme parks, both with dozens of amusement rides
and attractions it is a favourite family outing destination.
It also has the only legally operated casino in Malaysia which
offers Blackjack, Baccarat, Keno, French Bull, Roulette, Tai Sai,
slot machines and other verities of gamble. It also has a vibrant
nightlife with international dinner shows featuring international
stars and discos
In addition, There is the the Awana, on the lower level of the
mountain range, which has a horse ranch offering equestrian
activities, rides for children and lessons for beginners. For
golfers, the Awana Golf and Country Resort offers a challenging
18-hole, par-71 golf course.
The resort also features many hotels owned by Genting subsidiaries
including Genting Hotel, Highlands Hotel, Resorts Hotel, Theme Park
Hotel, and Awana Genting. First World Hotel has a total of 6,118
rooms, making it the current largest hotel in the world ]. It
surpassed MGM Grand Las Vegas, the former largest hotel in the world
with 5,690 rooms.
Genting Highlands, an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur by road, is
popular with day trippers. It houses a world-class casino, a theme
park, several hotels and an excellent 18 hole golf course.