Situated in the hilly regions of Banjaran Titiwangsa, Genting is a luxury resort renowned for its hotels, nightlife and casinos. With a cool breeze and local entertainment around every corner, Genting Highlands is one destination that has something in store for every traveller out there.
Turns out, gambling your money and vacation away aren’t the only two things you can do out here. Check out this list that we have made, full of some fun things to do, when in Genting Highlands.
1. Wine and Dine at the Sky Avenue
Definitely something you should begin your vacation with! The Sky Avenue is full of shopping outlets that are here to cater to your specifications. You can also indulge in some local cuisine and other delicacies from around the world out here.
This shopping centre is full of live music and performances. Shop till you drop, eat your full and have a gala at Sky Avenue to begin with.
2. Get your shopping dose at the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets
Looking for the latest Gucci spring-summer collection? Well this is the right place then! The Genting Highlands Premium Outlets house over 100 brands and designers from Moschino to Hugo Boss.
If you want to make the best out of shopping out in Genting, keep an eye out on the social media pages of big brands. They usually post some great daily deals you can avail out here.
3. Insect lovers, this is your ultimate getaway!
Yes, there are several activities insect lovers can participate in when in Genting Highlands. Head over to the Happy Bee Farm where you see the bees working hard. There are various products available like propolis, honeycomb and royal jelly.
Do not miss the Butterfly World’s Garden to get mesmerized by a variety of these beautiful creatures. Their souvenir shop has some amazing magnets and key chains that are definitely a must buy.
4. Go wild at the Outdoor Theme Park
This theme park has some exciting and sky-high rides that will get the screams out of you. This is a one-stop entertainment destination for people from all walks of life.
This newly renovated park is the world’s first 20th Century Fox Theme Park and is built across a vast 25 acres of land. You can find rides based on popular movies like Titanic, Life of Pi, Planet of the Apes and Ice Age.
5. Get swayed away by the beauty of the Chin Swee Cave Temple
This temple is located at one of the most beautiful and picturesque spots in Genting Highlands. This location offers a very serene ambience and has a positivity of its own.
This temple houses the statue of a deity in Fujjan Province, known as Chin Swee. Legends say that the statue helps bring rain that washes away all evil spirits. Be prepared to find many devotees out here. Most tourists flock here from the neighboring countries of Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan.
6. Try your hand at strawberry farming
You would probably never come across someone who doesn’t love strawberries! Genting Highlands offer this unique farm where you can enjoy strawberry farming with your entire family. Hunt and pluck your own strawberries at the Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm.
Since the past few years, the farm has also started growing their own herbs, vegetables, sprouts and mushrooms. If strawberries are not in the season then don’t be amazed to find beautiful pastel violet lavender fields blooming throughout. Finish your day by trying out some amazing strawberry infused delicacies at their café.
7. Nature trekking lovers can head to the Fashion Forest
Nature trekking in Genting Highlands is not only adventurous but also thoroughly educative. One can find a diverse variety of flora and fauna out here. Don’t be surprised to find pitcher plants, oak trees and hornbills around every corner.
There are 4 trekking programs to choose from based on varying sea levels. Overall this is an amazing experience that rejuvenates your body and soul. Once your journey finishes, you will be greeted by an array of visual art like furniture, paintings, music and short films.
8. Do try your luck at gambling
Just like you cannot miss to gamble when in Vegas, the same can be the case for Genting Highlands. This resort has two major casinos Sky Casino and Genting Casino. You can indulge in some fine wine and dining along with some gambling experience.
There are many conventional gaming tables and electronic gaming machines to choose from. Have a casino personnel assist you with anything that you want. These spacious casinos are home to entertainment, glamor and buzz of a lifetime.
9. Food not to miss out on
These are several traditional delicacies every tourist must try when in Genting Highlands. No doubt you can find decent American and Italian food here, but nothing like taking a step back in time and tickling your taste buds with the traditional food from around the region.
Make sure you try out the steamed egg, crispy pork belly and vegetable dishes. Fresh seafood can be found at its best around here. Do have a meal at the Chuan Kie Restaurant and the Yik Kee Restaurant.
10. A trip down memory lane
If you are wondering how Genting came into existence then head down to the Visitor’s Galleria. Get to know how founder Tan Sri Dato’ Lim Goh Tong, built this fortress and manages it successfully till date.
Start with the History Wall to see how it all began followed by a short video on his journey. There are various other sentimental photos, collections and memorabilia that are iconic in their own way.
So if you are planning a trip to Genting Highlands, we can be sure that you can never run out of things to do. Pack light and right as there is plenty to do out here.