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Genting Highland

 

Genting Highlands (Malay: Tanah Tinggi Genting ; Chinese) (1700m above sea level 3°24′6.51″N, 101°46′2.62″E) is a mountain peak within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia and is home to a famous mountain resort by the same name which can be reached by car from Kuala Lumpur in one hour. It is also accessible by the world's fastest and South East Asia's longest cable car called Genting Skyway (3.38km[1]). In 2006, the resort had 18.4 million visitors. Genting Highlands was founded by the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong in the late 1960s.

Features
It is sometimes informally known as the Las Vegas of Malaysia, dubbed the 'City of Entertainment' as it is the only legal land-based casino in Malaysia, run by Resorts World Bhd, a sub-company of Genting Group. The resort, Genting Highlands Resort, also features many hotels owned by Genting subsidiaries including Genting Hotel, Highlands Hotel, Resort Hotel, Theme Park Hotel and Awana Genting. First World Hotel has a total of 6,118 rooms, making it the largest hotel in the world.

Climate
Genting Highlands enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25°C and rarely falling below 14°C yearly.

Attractions
Genting Hotel, Outdoor Theme Park, Sunset above the clouds, First World Plaza :

Genting Hotel
Towering majestically at 6,000 feet above sea level is the five-star international class Genting Hotel. It offers an extensive range of entertainment and recreational facilities for the discerning guests.

Theme Park
The Genting Theme Park is located 51 kilometers away from Kuala Lumpur. This entertainment park is constructed in the lap of Ulu kali Mountains. The soothing scenic beauty adds to the glamour and glitz of the amusement park. Innocence and spontaneity is heart felt in this part of Malaysia. This park is sub-divided into indoor and out-door compartments. This park treasures skilled games which are highly technical and computer based. The mysteries of Genting Theme Park of Kuala Lumpur will take you in the uncharted terrains of Harry Potter and Hogwart’s whomping willow.

Awards
In 2007, Genting Highlands was the home to the prestigious "Bollywood Oscars", the Zee Cine Awards 2007 and the Pakistani Lux Style Awards at the Arena of Stars, a musical amphitheater for mostly musical performances.

 

   
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