Before arriving at this Vegas-like entertainment city perched on top a mountain, travelling to the destination is a highlight on its own. From Gohtong Jaya a seriously impressive 3.8 km long cable car will whisk you above the thick jungle below and elevate you to the top of the mountain with some stunning views along the way. After checking into your Genting Highland hotel your next problem will be choosing where to start in this enormous complex of fun. The outdoor theme park is full of an array of hair-raising rides including a double loop rollercoaster which is probably best suited to those with a strong stomach. For the non thrill seekers there is a classic tea cups ride to enjoy as well as a host of rides suitable for very young children. If an outdoor theme park wasn't enough, the planners at Genting Highlands decided to build an indoor one as well. This theme park offers a slightly different experience and is themed by country to create an interesting angle.
For the adults, and those recently turned 21, the casino is arguably the greatest attraction here. As the only legal place to gamble in Malaysia this casino pulls all the punches and offers a selection of Western and Chinese games. A strict dress code of shirt and tie is enforced though. If gambling isn't your thing, a short walk from your Genting Highlands hotel is the First World Plaza which is full of shopping and dining options. For a holiday of sheer indulgence, book a stay in this Malaysian recreation utopia.
Hotels in Genting Highlands start at AU$39 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.