Genting Highlands is well known as the biggest and the highest theme park in Malaysia located at 1800 meter from sea level, straddling the border between states of Pahang and Selangor. Genting Highlands location nears to the capital city of Kuala Lumpur and it cold weather all year around attracts local and foreign tourist especially from neighbour country such Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia spent their weekend here.
History of Genting Highlands
The founder Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong conceived the idea to building the highlands resort similar like in the Cameron Highlands while Lim works as supervisor in dam construction in 1964. He wanted the new build resort must locate near Kuala Lumpur in order everyone can enjoy the chill climax of the highlands. Lim identify Ulu Yam Plateau the best places to form his idea. In 1969, Genting the first and the only company been granted a Casino licence until today. Towards to completion the first Hotel Highlands in 1971, Lim acquire land from states of Pahang and Selangor to build the road connecting Kuala Lumpur to Genting Highlands. The road construction cost to build the road is too large and does not produce any revenue until Lim almost go bankrupt.
Since the completion of the first Hotel and Casino, Lim continues develop the Genting Highlands by adding the new Hotels and Theme Park to support the number of people visiting the Genting Highlands. Today Genting Highlands resort is among the biggest Hotel complex in the world with more than 10,000 rooms and have the biggest theme park in Malaysia will continue become main attractions for local and foreign tourist. Every year, estimated about 2 million tourist visited Genting Resort.
Genting Highlands Attractions
1. Genting Skyway/Cable Car
Built in 1997, Genting Skyway is to replace the first cable car service and accommodate the growing number of users on weekends and school holiday. Covering about 3.9km, the skyway able to take maximum 8 passenger at one time or 2000 passengers every hour. The travel time from the lower station to top station about 11 minutes.
- Normal One Way: RM6.00
- Normal Two Way Ticket: RM12.00
- Express One Way Ticket: RM30.00
2. Genting Theme Park
Genting Highlands Theme Park is divided to two component known as Genting Outdoor Theme Park and First World Indoor Theme Park. Each Park comes with separate admission ticket and suitable for different group of aged. Besides that Genting Park also has signature attractions for adult such Sky Venture and Flying Coaster.
Others Facility in First World Indoor Theme Park
- Bowling Centre
- Ripley Believe It or Not
- Snow House
3. Chin Swee Caves Temple
Located only 10 to 15 minutes from the main Hotel in Genting Resort. The temple was built in 1975, covering about 28 acres of land donated by late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong. Due of steep terrain and unable to use modern equipment, its took about 18 years to complete the constructions of the temple.
Photo and articles source from Genting Galleries