How to Spend 24 Hours in Genting Highlands, Malaysia

Cable car ride to Genting Highlands | © rajaraman sundaram / Wikimedia Commons
Cable car ride to Genting Highlands | © rajaraman sundaram / Wikimedia Commons
Photo of Lu Yin Wai
8 September 2017

There are plenty things to do for 24 hours in Genting Highlands beside the casinos and cool weather, such as making the most of the ornate temples and delicious gastronomy on offer. If you find yourself here on business or a short layover, here is a guide on how to spend 24 hours in Genting Highlands.


Before taking a cable car ride up to Genting Highlands Resort, visit the Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm to harvest fresh strawberries. Handpick your own strawberries and take them with you as your breakfast for the bargain price of RM8 (less than US$2) for 100g. Take photos of the lavender fields at Lavender Farm, and savour strawberry delicacies at their café. You can see how mushrooms, herbs, and vegetables are cultivated at the farm.

Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm | © Chongkian / Wikimediacommons

Next head down to the little town of Gohtong Jaya where the Awana Skyway is waiting to take you on a cable car ride. Have your lunch at the restaurants that serve delicious meals at affordable prices. We recommend you to try the Chinese food served at the Yik Kee or Chuan Kie restaurants. Don’t forget to buy some sweet durian tarts and cakes as your snack.


Take the cable car (standard gondola: RM8 (around US$2) per person; glass-floor gondola: RM50 (around US$12) per person) at the Awana Skyway that takes you up to the Genting Highlands Resort. Marvel at the scenic panoramic mountain and rainforest views and soak in the scenery during the cable car ride. Just 10 minutes away from Genting Highlands Resort, visit the Chin Swee Cave Temple (built in 1976 to symbolise Buddhism), climb up the nine-storey pagoda, and learn about Buddhism through the sculptures at the Buddhist Journey to Enlightenment. You can see the whole view of the Genting Highlands from the observation deck.

Chin Swee Cave Temple | © Gryffindor / Wikimedia Commons

See how the hardworking bees make honey at the Happy Bee Farm. You will have the chance to buy a wide selection of honey products, including honeycomb, royal jelly, and propolis. Right next to Happy Bee Farm, visit Insect World to learn about the insects’ ecosystem. You will get the chance to learn how to mount dead insects onto boards as displays. Then admire the beautiful butterflies fluttering around in the garden at Butterfly World.

Bee Houses at Happy Bee Farm | © CEphoto, Uwe Aranas / Wikimedia Commons


Enjoy your night by dining and shopping at SkyAvenue. There are more than 70 retail and dining outlets for you to see, eat, and shop at throughout the night. Savour the local delicacies at the Malaysian Food Street. Try the La Fiesta (Spanish food), Burger & Lobster (from London), and Motorino (delicious Brooklyn pizzas) for your dinner. Enjoy French coffee, and other coffee & tea cocktails at Café Richards.

Visit Horizon 50 and The Visitor’s Galleria to find out how the founder of Genting Highlands Resort, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Lim Goh Tong, fulfilled his dreams of building the resort. Take a sneak peek at the forthcoming 20th Century Fox World Malaysia Theme Park, which is due to be launched in late 2017.

Enlighten your evening by having fun at SkyCasino and Genting Casino where there is a wide selection of electronic gaming machines and conventional gaming for you to try your luck and skills. Challenge your friends in a bowling game in the dark, at Glow in the Dark Bowling, Genting Bowl. Or listen to music and dance the night away at Cloud 9.