Genting Highlands: Your Entertainment Heaven in Malaysia
Malaysia Genting Highlands is the brainchild of the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong. Thanks to Tan Sri Lim’s vision, Genting Malaysia had brought the much needed fun and entertainment to the Malaysia community. Genting Malaysia is a conglomerate that cover gaming, theme parks, hotels and entertainment for over 45 years. The much loved hill resort is situated on the border between the state of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia.
Genting Highlands is 58 km away from Kuala Lumpur. It is reachable with an hour of drive from Kuala Lumpur. The vision to transform the remote mountain into a leading holiday destination seem like an impossible task to many but not for Tan Sri Lim. Through hard work, dedication and determination, he is able to build Genting Highland into the most significant entertainment hub in Malaysia. With approximately 20 million visitors per year, Genting Highlands has all the facilities that cater to every visitor’s needs.
With the high visitation rate, the Genting Highlands Resort currently has 5 hotels. Genting Hotel, Highlands Hotel, Resort Hotel, Theme Park Hotel and First World Hotel are the main hotel that will accommodate all its visitors. The First World Hotel is also known as the world largest hotel with 7,351 rooms. Apart from that, there are also Awana Genting Highland Golf and Country Resort at the hilltop.
With the high number of visitors each year, the Genting Skyway cable car system was built in order to ease the traffic and increase accessibility to the hilltop. The 3.38 km transport is the “Longest Cable Car in Malaysia and Southeast Asia”. Besides that, it is also recognized as the “World’s Fastest Mono Cable Car System” with a maximum speed of 21.6 km per hour.
There are a wide variety of entertainments at Genting Highland. With facilities such as shopping outlet, live shows, theme park, dining and also casino, visitors will never be bored throughout the time when they are at Genting Highlands. The First World Plaza has 70 retails and 80 F&B outlets that cater to visitors of all ages. Dining experience in Genting is also fun and exciting. With the wide variety of cuisine and dining destination, diners will surely find a place that suit their taste in all occasion.
Besides shopping, the indoor and outdoor theme park in Genting Highlands is also one of the major attraction for its visitors. However, the outdoor Theme Park have been closed since 1 September 2013. This is because Genting will replace it with another world class theme park which is the 20th Century Fox World Theme Park. It is movie inspired theme park which is due for completion in year 2017. As for now, visitor may have to wait patiently for its completion. Once it is completed, it will surely be another famous venue for its visitors.
Throughout the year, visitors from all over the country will flock to Genting Casino to try out their luck at gambling. Being the only gambling spot in Malaysia, it is not surprising that large crowd of visitors will frequent the Genting casino. The award winning casino in Genting is undoubtedly the biggest draw in Genting Highlands. There are plenty of casino table with wide variety of casino game inside the casino. Some of the all-time favorite game such as poker, baccarat and roulette are always full of visitor throughout the year.
As for those who prefer other games, fret not! Slot games, mobile app-based gaming and electronic table casino games are also available in the casino.
The casino is open 24 hours throughout the year. However, in order to enter the casino, visitors are required to be non-Muslim and 21 years old and above.