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What to See in Genting Highlands, a Paradise for Thrill-Seekers

Genting Skyworlds what to see 2023 Photo by Facebook/Genting SkyWorlds

Genting Highlands is a popular hill resort in the state of Pahang, Malaysia. Set at an elevation of 1,800 meters above sea level, it offers visitors a taste of the clouds without breaking the bank thanks to its cold and foggy weather and beautiful vistas.

With international tourism expected to rebound strongly in 2023, Resorts World Genting is enticing first-timers and repeat visitors with the promise of improved offerings. If you are planning a visit to Genting Highlands, here are some of the top places to visit:

Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park

The Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park is always the highlight. With 26 rides and attractions spread across a 10.5-hectare area, Genting Skyworlds is divided into 9 adventure-themed "worlds" such as Liberty Lane, Andromeda Base, Ice Age, Epic, and Rio. Discover a wide range of rides and attractions with classic movie themes that are suited for visitors of all ages. Online ticket purchasing offers bigger discounts and amazing deals. Also, members can accumulate Genting Points by eating, shopping, and playing at Resorts World Genting in exchange for even better deals. Certain attractions are not open for rides while they undergo final testing.

Location: Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park, Genting SkyWorlds, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

Contact details: 60 3-2718 1118

Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park

Located inside the First World Plaza shopping mall, the Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park is a massive indoor amusement park perfect for those who want to enjoy theme park thrills without braving the elements. Many rides and attractions, such as bumper cars, a Ferris wheel, a roller coaster, and more, can be found in this amusement park. If you want to avoid the crowds and get the most of your time in Skytropolis, you should go on weekdays. There is a good likelihood that fewer people would be there, which means shorter lines and more opportunities to use your time on the attractions you'd like to experience.

Location: Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, Level 1, First World Plaza Resorts World, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

Contact details: 60 3-6101 1118

Resorts World Awana

Set at an altitude of 3,100 feet above sea level, Resorts World Awana is a tranquil destination for golfers. Exotic bird watching, hiking through a rainforest that is 130 million years old, and golfing at the mountain course are all popular activities. The resort's proximity to the rainforest means that guests may escape from the bustle of city life and rediscover their connection to nature, while still enjoying all the comforts of a five-star hotel. Guests of Resorts World Awana can choose from various restaurants and cafes. Chinese, Malay, and Western cuisines, as well as drinks in the resort's bar, are available to guests. Be sure to check their website for important notices on any closures or maintenance work. Resorts World Awana is also home to AYU Awana, Malaysia’s first tropical lifestyle restaurant and poolside lounge located in the highlands. The resort is only a two-minute drive from the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets.

Location: Resorts World Awana, Awana Hotel Resorts World Genting, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

Contact details: 60 3-2718 1118

Awana Skyway Cable Car

The Awana Skyway Cable Car is a popular attraction in Genting Highlands that offers visitors stunning aerial views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Fly up in just 10 minutes from the Awana Station at mid-hill to the SkyAvenue Station at the peak. The ascent from Awana Station to SkyAvenue Station is 620 metres. Disembark at the midway point, and visit the Chin Swee Caves Temple, a Taoist temple set on a 28-acre plot of rocky forested land, erected in honor of Buddhist monk and Reverend Master Chin Swee from the Fujian Province. The cable car ride takes around 15 minutes, and visitors can choose between a standard cabin or a glass-bottomed gondola for an extra thrill

Location: Awana Skyway Cable Car, Level 4, Awana SkyCentral, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

Contact details: 60 3-6101 1118

Genting Highlands Premium Outlets

The new Genting Premium Outlets are redefining Genting's reputation as a place to go shopping. Many well-known labels are discounted, including Michael Kors, Coach, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade, and many more. The Awana Skyway Cable Car Station enjoys easy access to the Genting Premium Outlets, too. After exploring the area, you have a variety of dining alternatives to choose from, including the roomy food court and other restaurants and cafes.

Location: Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, KM13, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang

Contact details: 03-6433 8888


Tiarasa Escapes is a glamping resort located in Janda Baik, which is about 30 minutes from Genting Highlands. The resort offers 20 luxury tents and treehouse equipped with air conditioning, private bathrooms, and outdoor decks boasting unparalleled comfort surrounded by edible gardens and winding paths. Guests can also enjoy various activities such as jungle trekking, bird watching, and fishing. Stroll through a labyrinth of trees, chase red dragonflies up a meandering stream, or share a picnic with the family in hidden alcoves.

Location: Tiarasa Escapes, Persiaran Enderong, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang

Contact details: 012-887 7777

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