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Genting Theme Park, Genting Highlands - Malaysia

Updated on February 23, 2011

Genting Skyway - Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands, Malaysia

Nestled in the mountains and lush forest of Pahang is Genting Theme Park. It is not only a theme park, but it is home to one of the larger casinos in Asia. You can travel to Kuala Lumpur and take a Taxi up the mountain, or take a coach which is available from the main cities in Malaysia. If you are from Singapore, catch a very comfortable VIP Coach for a 6 hours ride to Genting.  Some may decide to park midway and take the Genting Skyway, which is a 3.4 Km cable car ride to the Genting Theme Parks and Casinoes.


Screaming on the Spinner @ Genting Outdoor Theme Park

Hotels in Genting Highlands

There are a number of hotels placed together on top of this mountain. The wonderful thing is that they are all connected and well covered. There is the First World Hotel which is one of the largest hotels with the most rooms. Room prices range from USD40 (low season) to as high as USD100 (during the peak season). A good majority of adults who visit and spend most of their time in casinos do not spend long hours in the room, thus a cheap and simple accomodation will do. Other hotels which have much bigger rooms with two queen size beds include the Genting Hotel, Resort Hotel, Theme Park Hotel and the Highlands Hotel. Great rooms and very spacious - particularly great for small family sharing a room (to save on accommodation).

Genting Highlands in Malaysia at Sunset
Genting Highlands in Malaysia at Sunset

Best Time to Visit Genting Theme Park

The Genting Theme Park is a very popular place for young people and children during the public holidays and school vacation. You can expect big crowds during such peak periods. The room rates will go up, the queues for the theme park rides are very long (waiting time as long as an hour), the queue for food and looking for an empty table to seat your family are also challenges to expect. My family choose to go during the off-peak seasons. My children get to enjoy the rides without waiting too long in the queue (the longest time is a about 10 minutes) and sometimes totally no queue at all. We did not have to queue for food and it is really free and easy.

Genting Theme Park & Food

You can expect the best of gourmet and as well as fast food to be found in this theme park. Food stalls and restaurants are found almost everywhere you make a turn. You get to find fast food like Pizza Hut, McDonalds, KFC, Marybrown Chicken, Kenny Rogers, Burger King... there is Starbucks also. There are restaurants serving elaborate international cuisines - Chinese, Indian, Western, Italian, Japanese, etc..... You will be spoilt for food and snacks. For a simple decent meal, prepare to spend as low as USD5.00. I think it is still affordable... why stinge when you are on a holiday?



No Frills Holiday in Genting

If you are thinking of a NO FRILLS holiday in Genting Theme Park, you can have it too. Coach ride to Genting Highlands from Singapore is about USD30 one way, if from Kuala Lumpur it is likely about USD10. Book into First World Hotel's standard room - about USD40 a night (go during the low season). Have a heavy late breakfast (usually the room package may come with breakfast for 2 - ask for it). With a heavy breakfast, you will likely not eat your lunch early. You may wnat to buy your own cup noodles, buns or puffs to eat for a light meal in the mid afternoon and then go for a good delicious dinner during the evening. This is really a budget trip. Entrance fee to enjoy the rides both indoor and outdoor is about USD15 for the whole day pass. Children about USD12 and senior citizens about USD8. very affordable indeed....... enjoy your trip!!!!

Genting Theme Park - Outdoor

Genting Outdoor Theme Park - Exciting Rides to get that adrenalin rush
Genting Outdoor Theme Park - Exciting Rides to get that adrenalin rush

Genting Theme Park - Indoor

Genting Indoor Theme Park - Ferris Wheel, Bumper Cars, Roller Coaster, Arcade Games, Cinemas, etc....
Genting Indoor Theme Park - Ferris Wheel, Bumper Cars, Roller Coaster, Arcade Games, Cinemas, etc....


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    jktyasa 6 years ago

    Great, I heard there are many roller coasters there? Me and my hubby wishes we could visit Genting Malaysia..

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    David 6 years ago

    One of the famous places in Malaysia to visit for some nice cool air up in the mountains. Been a while since I went there too.

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    jollytan 6 years ago from Singapore

    I was in Genting this past week after Christmas. Went on Grassland. On the way Back to Singapore, paid $13 extra to upgrade to Royal VIP coach. Supposed to have Personal display screen to watch video etc... my wife and mine did not work at all. The seats are comfortable but the display screen are not well maintained.

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    sord87 7 years ago

    A good place to stay and recreational activities!

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    umayr 7 years ago

    i want to go there 100 times and sleep there 500 days in a week i miss genting highlands

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    sord87 7 years ago

    It is good to stay at Awana hotel for nice and comfortable suite and spend daytime at outdoor theme park.Good to have outsider from Singapore who love our Malaysian beauty.

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    Steve W 7 years ago

    For adults, outdoor themepark is more suitable. 3D2N seems a little too long to me for just in Genting.

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    jollytan 7 years ago from Singapore

    in the day, go outdoor theme park, because at night it will be closed. in the night, indoor theme park, which is opened the whole day until late.

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    vicki 7 years ago

    hi, we are a group of university students intending to go genting 3D2N. would you suggest we spend more time in the indoor or outdoor theme park? because im not sure which is more fun.. :) thanks!

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    jollytan 8 years ago from Singapore

    Thanks maribin. Go Gentig Highlands nwhen it is off-peak season, that is when it is NOT school holidays in Malaysia and Singapore, or public holidays. less crowded and less time spent in queueing for different rides.

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    maribin 8 years ago from USA

    Nice hub, we went to malaysia, last summer but unfortunately, were not able to go to genting highland, had no time

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    borislw 8 years ago from MY

    ya, it is ice cool at genting there