The best things to do in Genting Highlands, Malaysia's premier hillside station, include experiencing its bustling nightlife, luxurious hotels, and exciting casino. It is also home to what was once claimed as the world's largest hotel. Beyond its glitz and glamor, visitors can explore cave temples dedicated to important figures and attend international performances at a major concert hall. Weekend warriors from Singapore particularly enjoy the resort town's unique blend of relaxation and excitement.

    Located in the Main Range of Peninsula Malaysia, Genting Highlands is just one of several hill stations in the region, including Cameron Highlands and Fraser's Hill. The Main Range itself is a breathtaking ridge of granite mountains, many of which exceed 6,000 ft in elevation. Despite its proximity to bustling cities, the Main Range offers a peaceful retreat from urban life and is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

    What are the best things to do in Genting Highlands?


    Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park

    Hollywood-inspired thrill rides and attractions

    Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park was a highly anticipated addition to the Malaysian tourism landscape when it opened in late 2018, replacing the popular Genting Highlands Outdoor Theme Park. Featuring 25 exhilarating rides and attractions inspired by beloved Hollywood movies like Planet of the Apes, A Night at the Museum, Titanic, and Ice Age, the park promised visitors an immersive and thrilling experience.

    With its impressive scale and high-quality design, Genting SkyWorlds is a must-visit destination for both local and international visitors looking for an unforgettable theme park adventure.

    Location: Genting Highlands Resorts, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-271 81118


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    Awana SkyWay

    Gondola lift rides over Genting Highlands

    The Awana Skyway is one of the most convenient ways to reach the peak of Genting Highlands, where you can find an array of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Operating between 7 am and 11 pm, this state-of-the-art aerial cableway system takes about 10 minutes from Awana Station to SkyAvenue Station, which is directly connected to the SkyAvenue Shopping Mall.

    The line also stops at Chin Swee Station, where you can disembark at no extra cost to explore the breathtaking Taoist temple of the same name. Do remember to keep your ticket as it’s required to continue your journey either toward the SkyAvenue or Awana stations.

    Location: Level 2, Awana SkyWay building, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-6101 1118


    Butterfly Wonderland

    A colorful day out

    Butterfly Wonderland Genting is a must-visit destination in Genting Highlands for those who appreciate the beauty of nature. The sprawling garden is home to hundreds of butterflies that flutter around freely, providing a breathtaking sight for visitors. 

    Besides being a sanctuary for these beautiful insects, Butterfly Wonderland Genting is also part of the Happy Bee Farm, which offers an opportunity to learn about bee farming and purchase natural honey-based products. The garden is open daily, making it a perfect place for families and animal lovers to spend a relaxing day in the cool mountain air.

    Location: 6452, Genting View Resorts, KM 11-3, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-6100 1000


    Chin Swee Caves Temple

    A Buddhist temple complex with a towering pagoda

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    The Chin Swee Caves Temple is one of the most picturesque sites in Genting Highlands, situated on a sprawling 28-acre plot of rocky forested land. This Taoist temple was built to honor the revered Reverend Master Chin Swee, known for his reputation for summoning rain and warding off evil spirits. 

    The temple's central attraction is the black statue of Chin Swee in the entrance hall, which is a popular spot for visitors to take photos. With its serene atmosphere and stunning views of the surrounding hills, the Chin Swee Caves Temple is a must-visit for anyone seeking a peaceful and spiritually uplifting experience.

    Location: Exit 68, Genting Sempah, Pahang, 28750 Bentong, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-2179 1886


    Casino De Genting

    Try your luck in Genting Highlands

    Casino De Genting is a world-renowned attraction in Genting Highlands, offering visitors the chance to test their luck and potentially win a massive payout. Established in 1971 by the founder of Resorts World Genting, Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, it was the first land-based casino in Malaysia and has been a popular destination ever since. 

    With thousands of visitors from all around the world, Casino De Genting has become a symbol of the city's thriving nightlife scene. Whether you're a seasoned gambler or just looking for a fun evening out, Casino De Genting is a must-visit attraction that offers a unique and exciting experience.

    Location: Genting Hotel, Genting Grand, Genting Highlands Resort, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 2 am

    Phone: +60 (0)3-6101 1118


    Genting Skyway

    Genting Highland's alternate scenic ride

    Genting Skyway is one of the 2 aerial cableway systems that serve Genting Highlands, traveling between Gohtong Jaya and the peak of the highlands. While Awana Skyway serves as the main method of transportation, Genting Skyway operates when the former undergoes maintenance and during busy periods, such as weekends and public or school vacations.

    Throughout the 3.4 km-long journey, the gondola-style aerial cableway offers breathtaking views of numerous landmarks within the highlands, including a 120-million-year-old rainforest, SkyAvenue Shopping Mall, Chin Swee Caves Temple, and the Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park. Depending on weather conditions, you will reach the Highlands Station within 15 to 20 minutes.

    Location: Jalan Batang Kali, 48200 Batang Kali, Selangor, Malaysia

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 7 am to 11 pm (closed on Sundays)


    Genting Strawberry Leisure Farms

    A fun place to pick your own strawberries

    Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm is an ideal destination for families seeking a relaxing and enjoyable experience amidst nature. In addition to its fruit farms and flower gardens, the farm also features a strawberry-picking activity that is popular among visitors. 

    The attraction is conveniently located within Bandar Gohtong Jaya, making it easily accessible from nearby hot spots such as Genting Premium Outlets and the Awana Skyway aerial cableway station. Moreover, the farm's proximity to the highlands provides a refreshing escape from the heat of the lowlands, making it a perfect place to unwind and enjoy the cool breeze.

    Location: No. 1, 9QX8+JP, Lot 3707, Jalan Jati 2, Bandar Gohtong Jaya, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-6100 1152


    Happy Bee Farm & Insect World

    Bee farming in Genting Highlands

    Happy Bee Farm Genting offers visitors a firsthand yet safe experience of bee farming in Genting Highlands. It houses a butterfly farm, a cafe, and a retail outlet selling reasonably priced products such as bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis, and natural honey.

    Live showcases are held throughout the day, where you can witness a colony of bees in action through a see-through encased panel, from building honeycombs to collecting pollen and nectar from the farm’s many plants and trees. An experienced beekeeper also makes an appearance during one of these demonstrations, collecting raw honey from beehives while being surrounded by thousands of flying stingers.

    Location: Lot 6452, Genting View Resort, KM11-3, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-6100 1000


    Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Center

    Home of gentle giants in Genting Highlands

    Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Center is a must-visit nature attraction in Malaysia. It was established in 1989 as the only elephant sanctuary of its kind in the country. Home to over 500 wild elephants that have been displaced by diminishing habitats, this sanctuary provides a safe haven for these gentle giants.

    At Kuala Gandah, visitors can experience the thrill of feeding peanuts to the elephants by hand and even take a quick ride on their backs. The sanctuary's expert caretakers also conduct educational tours, providing an insight into the lives of these magnificent creatures and the challenges they face in the wild.

    Location: Kuala Gandah, Temerloh, 28500 Lanchang, Pahang, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)1-3908 8207


    Lim Goh Tong Memorial Hall

    A Genting Highlands memorial landmark

    The Lim Goh Tong Memorial Hall offers visitors a chance to be inspired by the life story of Tan Sri Dato Seri (Dr.) Lim Goh Tong, the founder of Genting Group. Renowned for his vision and courage, this enigmatic man successfully transformed Genting Highlands from an unexplored hilltop into one of the world’s most successful casino-oriented hill stations.

    The Memorial Hall showcases the life of Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, from his humble beginnings as a small-time contractor to the founder of Genting Group, a leading leisure and hospitality corporation. The exhibits include his personal belongings, photographs, and his vision for Genting Highlands. Visitors can learn about the challenges he faced, his determination, and his unwavering commitment to his dreams.

    Location: Gohtong Memorial Park, Jln Institut Aminuddin Baki, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 8 pm


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    World of Phalanopsis Orchid Farm

    A haven for flower lovers

    The World of Phalaenopsis Orchid Farm is a haven for flower lovers. This farm is home to an impressive collection of some of the most beautiful and exotic orchids, with over 398 varieties in various hues of pink, yellow, purple, and white.

    Visitors can wander through the rows of blooming orchids and appreciate their natural beauty up close. The farm also offers guided tours that provide insight into the cultivation and care of these delicate plants. Aside from the stunning orchids, the World of Phalaenopsis Orchid Farm also features a small retail outlet where visitors can purchase potted orchids, orchid bouquets, and other orchid-related products as souvenirs.

    Location: 1017, Jln Batang Kali - Hulu Yam Bharu, Kampung Sungai Kamin, 44300 Batang Kali, Selangor, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-6075 1133



    Entertainment around the clock

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    SkyCasino Genting is widely known as among the largest casinos in Genting Highlands, spanning 2 floors with eight dining venues, a massive LED screen on the ceiling, and a wide variety of gaming tables and slot machines. The casino is located within the SkyAvenue Shopping Mall and operates 24 hours a day, making it a popular entertainment center for adult visitors.

    SkyCasino Genting offers a diverse range of games to suit different preferences, including traditional table games like Baccarat, Roulette, and Blackjack, as well as modern slot machines. Guests can also enjoy a range of dining options, from casual eateries to fine dining restaurants, and indulge in luxurious experiences like private gaming rooms and V.I.P. lounges.

    Location: Level 1 & 2, SkyAvenue Shopping Mall, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

    Open: 24/7


    Arena of Stars

    One of Malaysia's top music venues

    The Arena of Stars in Genting Highlands is a top music venue in Malaysia, hosting international acts from Boyz II Men to Leona Lewis. With state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, the fully roofed amphitheater can accommodate up to 6,000 people, offering an intimate setting for concerts and performances.

    Apart from music events, the venue has also hosted comedy acts and magic performances. Its prime location within Genting Highlands makes it a perfect destination for a fun-filled day or weekend trip, with plenty of nearby attractions to explore. The Arena of Stars is a popular choice for both local and international artists and has been the stage for some of Malaysia's biggest entertainment events.

    Location: Resorts World Genting Genting Highlands, 69000 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia

    Phone: +60 (0)3-2718 1118


    Vision City Video Games Park

    Fun for all ages

    Vision City Video Games Park is an indoor arcade center located within Genting Grand, offering visitors of all ages a chance to enjoy hours of fun during their visit to Genting Highlands. With over 400 entertainment options available, including interactive games, skill-based games, kiddie rides, and redemption games that reward tickets based on performance, there is something for everyone.

    Open daily, the arcade center is a popular destination for families with children. Whether you're looking for a quick game or an extended play session, Vision City Video Games Park provides a fun and exciting experience that will keep you entertained for hours on end.

    Location: Lower Lobby, Genting Grand, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-2718 1118


    SeniKome Péng Hēng

    A place for Malaysia history buffs

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    The SeniKome Péng Hēng East Coast Arts & Cultural Center is a must-visit attraction for history buffs and those looking to learn about local culture. Located in Genting Highlands, the center houses an extensive collection of artifacts, textiles, traditional games, and handicrafts sourced from east coast regions in Malaysia.

    This expansive museum offers an array of family-friendly activities, exhibitions, live performances, and workshops all year round. Visitors can enjoy learning about the rich cultural heritage of Malaysia while exploring the various exhibits and taking part in the different programs on offer.

    Location: Level 3, First World Plaza, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from noon to 10 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-6101 1118


    SkySymphony Genting

    A theater of lights and sound

    SkySymphony Genting treats SkyAvenue shoppers with its unique orchestra of audio, visual and motion graphics in Genting Highlands. Also known as the Theater of Lights and Sound, it is widely regarded as Asia's largest permanent winch installation. This family-friendly and free visual experience lasts for around 15 minutes and is performed every 2 hours between 10 am and 6 pm, followed by hourly intervals from 6 pm through midnight.

    The attraction is located on Level 1 of SkyAvenue Shopping Mall, in front of the main entrance of SkyCasino. You can find 1,001 winch balls suspended from a 4-level ceiling, as well as gigantic screens installed throughout the mall's main atrium.

    Location: Level 1, SkyAvenue, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-6101 1118

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