Towering above the surrounding landscapes at an impressive height of 6000 feet it is difficult to picture a finer location for a resort town than the environs secured by the Genting Highlands. Dubbed Malaysia’s Las Vegas this self proclaimed city of entertainment is a resort hamlet like no other with more than its fair share of engaging tourist attractions. Frequented by visitors of all ages, this highly popular holiday destination is perhaps best known for its breathtaking theme parks. The Genting Outdoor Theme Park and the First World Indoor Theme Park are the main highlights in terms of amusement parks with the latter encompassing signature points of interest such as a Ripley’s Museum, Snow World and simulated sky diving experiences at Genting Sky Venture.
The StarWorld Casino, Monte Carlo Casino and Hollywood Casino are the premier gambling venues at Genting while shopaholics will enjoy the high-end labels available at First World Plaza. Renowned as the famed concert venue that hosted international acts with the likes of Leona Lewis and Boyz II Men the Arena of Stars has top-grade entertainment outfits performing to packed crowds every weekend. The Genting International Convention Centre or GICC is also known to frequently host various events, shows and concerts as one of the resort city’s most expansive convention spaces.
Those who wish to discover the lush hillsides of the country’s most idyllic hill station can explore any one of Genting’s breathtaking farmlands which produces high quality crops all year round. Highlights include tours of the Genting Strawberry Leisure Farms, Highlands Mushroom Farm and Genting Strawberry Farm while the Highlands Vegetable Farm, World of Phalaenopsis -Orchid Farm, and the Kilometer 7 Nursery also warrant exploration. The Kuala Gandah Elephant sanctuary is another hotspot at Genting as it houses over 500 elephants and allows visitors to interact with and feed the gentle giants.
History buffs visiting Genting should stop over at Cradle Rock and the magnificent Chin Swee Caves Temple which is situated in a 28-acre forested enclave.
Travellers in search of the centrally located Bukit Bintang hotels will be more than pleased with the stylish Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur. Conveniently located in the heart of the Golden Triangle this elegant Kuala Lumpur hotel is within 2km of the Petronas Twin Towers, Pavilion Shopping Mall and Suria KLCC Shopping Mall.