Genting Highlands that is located only 45 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur is where relaxation in nature and exhilarating modern entertainment have intertwined.
There were many developments made to the area in recent years including the long-awaited 20th Century Fox World or will be named as Genting Skyworlds that sets to open in the second quarter of 2021.
While we wait for the theme park to start operating, here are other enjoyable activities for you to do on the chilly hill resort.
#1 Splurge at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets
Home to various high-end stores, Genting Highlands Premium Outlets (GHPO) is a highly recommended place for shopaholics. The area is reminiscent of Bicester Village in the UK— second home to many Malaysians; if you know what I mean 😉
Location: KM13, Genting Highlands Resorts, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang Darul Makmur.
#2 Bask in the Serene Atmosphere of Chin Swee Caves Temple
Chin Swee Caves Temple is a scenic holy site that sits 4,600 feet above sea level fronting the majestic mist-enveloped Titiwangsa mountains.
Location: Chin Swee Caves Temple, Exit 68, Genting Sempah, 28750 Bentong, Pahang Darul Makmur.
#3 Experience Terror at Haunted Adventure, Train to Busan, & Zombie Outbreak
Strange creatures at Haunted Adventure, Train To Busan, and Zombie Outbreak are always lurking behind every corner of the spine-chilling haunted houses waiting to ‘welcome’ you to their homes. These places are not for the faint heart!
Location: Haunted Adventure, Level T2A, First World Plaza.
Location: Train To Busan, Level 1, Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park (next to The VOID).
Location: Zombie Outbreak, Level 4, Sky Avenue, Genting Highlands.
#4 Feast at Burger & Lobster
The celebrated UK Burger & Lobster chain has opened an outlet in Genting Highlands that you should definitely visit! The outlet even added a special menu called Chili Lobster to cater to the local love of spicy foods.
Location: Burger & Lobster Malaysia, Level 1, SkyAvenue, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands Resort.
#5 Admire the View at Genting Highlands Mountains
Unwind from your busy routine, inhale the crisp mountain air of Genting Highlands and enjoy its luscious mountain view.
#6 Take Instagrammable Photos at The Orchid Farm
World of Phalaenopsis is the largest Phalaenopsis orchid farm in Malaysia, with a width spanning approximately 6,500 square meters. Check out its gorgeous cafe located at the center of the farm.
Note: Their farm in Genting Highlands is temporarily closed until further notice. Follow their Facebook for updates.
Location: World of Phalaenopsis, 100, Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands.
#7 Go on the Flying Fox Trail at The Awana Genting
This exciting flying fox ride will let you whizz through the panoramic view of the rainforest.
Location: Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort, 8th Mile, Genting Highlands.
#8 Experience Winter at Snow World
Feel the chill of a four-seasoned country at this -3°C European-themed winter village.
Location: Snow World, Level 2, First World Plaza Resorts World Genting, 69000 Genting Highlands.
#9 Unveil the Weird and Wonderful at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium
This Odditorium is like no other because of its various ‘strange’ exhibits, making it the weirdest place in Genting Highlands.
Location: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium, Genting Highlands Resorts, 69000 Genting Highlands.
#10 Check Out Mini Cameron Highlands Garden
An agricultural center and a popular stopover for visitors, the garden introduces local products shops, an orchid garden, flower nursery, coffee houses, and eateries.
Location: Mini Cameron Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands.
#11 Enjoy Spectacular Rides on Genting Skyway Cable Car
Board the Genting Skyway Cable Car to get to SkyAvenue Station at the peak accompanied by a spectacular view.
Location: Genting Skyway Cable Car, Level 4, Awana SkyCentral, 69000 Genting Highlands.
#12 Hop on Thrilling Rides at Genting Indoor Theme Park
This indoor theme park is ideal for family and friends with its wide range of attractions catered to guests of all ages—from the classic carousel ride to the exciting VR experience.
Location: Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, 69000 Genting Highlands.
#13 Set Forth a Virtual Fight with Friends at Video Games Parks
Let loose at BigTop and Vision City arcades by playing classic games like Pac-Man and Street Fighter, or the newer ones such as Time Crisis 5.
Location #1: BigTop Video Games Park, 69000 Genting Highlands.
Location #2: Vision City Video Games Park, Lower Lobby, Genting Grand.
#14 Lace-Up your Skates at The Ice Skating Rink
Whether you’re a skating enthusiast or a novice skater, this location is perfect for all looking to hone their skills.
Location #1: Northern Lights Ice Skating Rink, 69000 Genting Highlands.
Location #2: Winter Town, Metro City, Level G, SkyAvenue (entry below Bona Cinemas).
#15 Play Golf at Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort
Resorts World Awana is every avid golfer’s paradise with its 18-hole course accompanying the tight, tree-lined holes, and magnificent views.
Location: Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort, KM13, 69000 Genting Highlands.
#16 Enjoy Sky Symphony: The Light and Sound Theatre
Sky Symphony is a splendid 15-minute orchestra of audio, visual and motion graphics staged every two hours.
Location: Sky Avenue, Resorts World Genting, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang.
#17 Snap Quirky Photos at 4D Trick Art Museum
Pose for photos with engaging optical illusions created by South Korean Artists at this 4D Trick Art Museum.
Location: Alive Museum Genting Highland, Level 4, Sky Avenue, 69000 Genting Highlands.
#18 Learn something new at Jurassic Research Centre
Learn more about dinosaur fossils and find out how they used to roam the earth at Jurassic Research Centre. Both kids and adults will love it!
Location: Jurassic Research Centre, 69000 Genting Highlands.
#19 Try Out Glow-In-The-Dark Bowling
A cool 20-lane bowling alley where even your shoes light up in the dark!
Location: Genting Bowl, 69000 Genting Highlands.
#20 Experience First-Hand Bee Farming
You can see pollinating bees in a safe environment at Happy Bee Farm. It is also home to a butterfly farm, cafes, as well as a retail outlet selling bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis, natural honey, and more.
Location: Happy Bee Farm, Lot 6452, Genting View Resorts, KM11-3, Genting Highlands.
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