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Located on the peak of Mount Gunung Ulu Kali in the Bentong District, an hour away from Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, Genting Highlands, officially known as Resorts World Genting is Malaysia's self-proclaimed City of Entertainment. Rightfully so as Genting is the only city in the country where gambling is legalised and is often likened to the famous American sin city, Las Vegas. With round-the-clock exciting entertainment and a much cooler climate than the surrounding lowlands owing to its location at 2,000 metres above sea level, Genting Highlands is well loved by visitors from all over the globe.

 

Where to go in Genting Highlands

Genting is famous for its theme parks, Vegas style casinos, restaurants and nightclubs. If you are up for unlimited entertainment in Malaysia, then Genting is place to visit. The city is essentially an integrated hill resort offering a variety of attractions, shows, facilities and entertainment options. Places in Genting you must not miss out on include:

 

Genting Outdoor Theme Park: With exhilarating rides like the Antique Car rides, Space Shot rides and Flying Coaster, the Outdoor Theme Park is one of the most fun and adventurous family-friendly places in the city. However, the park has been closed since the 1st of September 2013 in preparation for the addition of the world's first Twentieth Century Fox Theme Park set to open in 2018.

 

First World Plaza: The First World Plaza is perhaps the most spectacular shopping complex in Genting Highlands. The plaza features;

 
  • First World Indoor Theme Park - The indoor theme park features fun rides and theme areas named after famous landmarks in the world - Champs Elysees, London, Venice, Times Square, Universal Walk, Swiss Alps and Genting Walk.
  • Rainforest Splash Pool - The rainforest Splash Pool has a heated pool where the kids can play around in.
  • Ripley's Museum - the museum features a wild collection of exhibits, from wacky to odd, collected by Ripley over the course of his travels around the world.
  • Snow World - In Snow World, you would find a log cabin, toboggan slides, a snowy playground and an igloo.
  • Genting Sky Venture - Here you can enjoy a free-fall skydiving simulation, the only of such simulators found in the entire Asian continent.

Casinos: Genting Highlands is the only city in Malaysia with casinos. Here, you can gamble away to your heart's content, however, like most casinos all over the world, there is an age restriction to people less than 21 years of age. From table games like roulette and baccarat to slot machines games, the casinos in Genting are well equipped and you are guaranteed a thrilling adventures.

 

What to eat in Genting Highlands

There are about 200 dining spots and shopping outlets within the city, a fact that should give you an insight in the food culture of the people. Indulge your taste buds in authentic traditional delicacies such as Nasi Lemak, Prawn Mee, Char Kuey Teow and Penang Laksa. Most of the local delights can be enjoyed at the Penang Food Village where they can be purchased at affordable rates. Coffee Terrace offers a budget-friendly yet exquisite cuisine selection with an international style buffet from 6 different regions including China, India and Western. Here, you can try out the Penang Fried Kway Teow, Indian Naan and Japanese Sashimi. For the best of fine dining in Genting, check out The Olive, Genting's signature award-winning restaurant. From its plush interiors to a delectable intercontinental menu, you are in for a delightful time if you visit the restaurant.

 

Where to stay in Genting Highlands

From plush and luxury hotels like Genting Grand, Awana Hotel and First World Hotel to budget friendly lodgings and everything in between like Resort Hotel and Hotel Seri, Hotels.com offers an extensive selection of hotels to choose from within Genting Highlands for travellers making the trip. You can enjoy amazing discounts and promo deals on your hotel room when you make your reservations via Hotels.com. There are 31 hotels with 2347 genuine reviews to facilitate you in making your final decision. Don't forget to check out for Hotels.com discount codes and don't miss out on our last minute cheap hotel deals. Make your reservation today on Hotels.com today!