The Top 10 Things To See and Do In Genting Highlands, Malaysia
Serene view of Genting Highlands © Zaid Hadi/Flickr
Take a journey to Genting Highlands
, with cooler weather and luscious mountains. Genting Highlands consists of local farms and restaurants, entertainment and panoramic mountain views. Here are the recommended activities to do to make your Genting Highlands trip memorable.
Pick strawberries at Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm
Before heading up to Genting Highlands Resort via cable car ride, we suggest doing a few activities at Gohtong Raya. Visit the Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm to get your freshly picked strawberries. Pick these big and juicy strawberries and eat them on the spot or take them with you as delightful treats on the go. A small box of 100 grams of strawberries is RM $8 (USD $2). Take some photos at the Lavender Farm before enjoying delicious strawberry delights at the café. Discover various herbs, mushrooms and vegetables at the farm.
No. 1, Lot 3707, Jalan Jati 2, Bandar Gohtong Jaya,, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Savour local food in Gohtong Jaya
Have your lunch at the charming town of Gohtong Jaya where you can find a variety of Chinese meals at places like Yik Kee Restaurant and Chuan Kie Restaurant. Crispy pork belly, steamed egg and vegetables are ideal dishes to order. Savour their delicious fresh seafood dishes including their classic steamed fish. Buy some mouthwatering sweet durian tarts and cakes in case you are hungry later during your journey.
Cable car ride up across the highlands
The Awana Skyway cable car station is located at the town of Gohtong Jaya. There, you will take a 10-minute cable car ride to Genting Highlands Resort. Pick either Standard Gondola (RM $8 (USD $2) per person) or Glass Floor Gondola (RM $50 (USD $12) per person) and soak in the picturesque views of the rain forest and mountains on the ride. As you reach your destination, you will see the Genting Highlands Resort standing atop the mountains. At times, you can see the quaint town of Gohtong Jaya from above.
Cable car ride up to Genting Highlands Resort © Adrian R. Tan / Flickr
Explore Chin Swee Cave Temple
Make your way to the Chin Swee Cave Temple near Genting Highlands Resort. Built in 1976, devotees visit the temple to pray to Buddha and Kwan-yin, where you can find the statues behind the temple. Learn about the teachings of Buddhism and climb up the nine-storey pagoda, lit with 10,000 blessing lamps placed by devotees. Head over to the observation deck to view the mesmerizing panoramic view of the Genting Highlands.
Genting Highland, 69000, Genting Highland, Pahang, 69000, Malaysia
Discover insects at local gardens
Learn how the hardworking bees produce honey at the Happy Bee Farm. Shop for a variety of honey products such as honeycomb, royal jelly and propolis. Explore the insects’ ecosystem by visiting the Insect World. Say hello to the dreamy butterflies flying gracefully in Butterfly World’s garden. You can buy insect designed key chains and kitchen magnets as your souvenirs.
Bee hives at Happy Bee Farm © CEphoto, Uwe Aranas / WikiCommons
Shop and dine at Sky Avenue
Shop, Shopping Mall
Shop till you drop and eat till your full at SkyAvenue
. There are more than 70 retail outlets and eateries for you to experience. Be amazed with the lights and sounds performance via SkySymphony at the centre of the mall. Browse through international brands at retail outlets in every floor.
After shopping, enjoy the local foods at Malaysian Food Street. For Western food, we recommend savouring at La Fiesta (Spanish food), Burger & Lobster (from London) and Motorino (delicious Brooklyn pizzas). End your meal by drinking French coffee or have coffee or cocktails at Café Richards.
Shop at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets
Visit the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets
for more shopping activities. It is the first hilltop Premium Outlet Centre in Southeast Asia. There are more than 150 designers and brands here, including Coach, Adidas, Moschino and Hugo Boss. They have sales almost every day. Have a break by having a quick meal at the food court or treat yourself at Starbucks and Baskin Robbins. Keep your eyes open, because the outlet shops frequently post updates on Facebook
Go nature-trekking at Fashion Forest
Explore Fashion Forest, a luscious forest filled with diverse flora and fauna including oak trees, hornbills and pitcher plants. Treks Nature Enterprise educates trekkers about nature and encourages them to conserve nature through using social media and technology. It provides four different trekking programmes based on introducing forests that are located between 3,000 feet and 6,000 feet above sea level. Discover different forms of art displays (such as paintings, furniture, music and short films) related to the forest at the end of your journey. Put on your best trekking outfit, walk through the forest and share your trekking experience with your friends and family.
Learn about Genting Highland’s history and future
Walk down the memory lane of how the founder of Genting Highlands Resort, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Lim Goh Tong, builds and manages the resort empire at The Visitor’s Galleria. See how he started from scratch at the History Wall followed then watch a short video presentation of his pioneer journey. Look at the iconic memorabilia at the Sentimental Collections and Photos Wall. Move on to the Horizon 50, in conjunction to Genting Group’s 50th anniversary. There’s also a brief introduction about the upcoming 20th Century Fox World Malaysia theme park.
Entertain yourself at casinos
Try your luck and have fun at SkyCasino and Genting Casino. There is a wide selection of electronic gaming machines and conventional gaming tables for you to choose from at the spacious casinos. In between breaks, grab a bite or drink at the nearby restaurants. Friendly casino personnel are there to assist you in utilising the facilities and ensure you have a wonderful experience at the casinos. SkyCasino is located right inside Sky Avenue, so you can enjoy your meals any time and come back to the casino to continue your fun.