40+ Best Things To Do In Genting Highlands, Fun Activities & More

Deborah Gan

Deborah Gan

Last updated 08 February, 2023

Not been to the new and improved Genting Highlands 2.0? Here’s everything you need to know if you’re planning a trip there soon.

If you’re just like half of the Singapore population who have only been to Genting Highlands aeons ago when your kids (or if you were the kid) were younger, then same. You probably won’t even recognise the new and improved Genting Highlands that have been through a complete revamp. Bring your friends on an exciting graduation trip, because the new Genting Highlands is everything you want and more.

Considering Genting as a short getaway destination, but not too sure how you should go about it? No worries, we’ve got you. Here’s the ultimate travel guide to Genting, including all the must-do activities, travel essentials list, travel insurance options, and other things you need to know:

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Things to Prepare and Pack Before Your Trip

Clothes

When visiting Genting Highlands, pack clothing suitable for cooler temperatures—at Genting, temperatures can go as low as 14ºC—especially since areas like SkyAvenue and First World Plaza can feel quite chilly. Include cosy sweaters, long pants, and a light jacket to ensure comfort both outdoors and within the cooler parts of malls.

Portable Wi-Fi

For those heading to Genting Highlands for a quick retreat, having a Portable Wi-Fi device will be invaluable. It offers the convenience of staying connected as you explore. Alternatively, purchasing a Data SIM is another great option to ensure continuous internet access.

Sunscreen

Don't be fooled by the cooler climate of Genting Highlands. If your plans include outdoor activities like visiting Chin Swee Caves Temple, be sure to pack some sunscreen. The sun may not feel hot, but its rays can still be intense, making sunscreen necessary to protect your skin.

Sunglasses

What's another accessory that you can bring for the bright, sunny weather? Sunglasses are crucial for dealing with the bright sunlight in Genting Highlands. Not only do they serve as a stylish accessory, but they also provide significant protection for your eyes against UV rays, enhancing your comfort as you enjoy the scenic views.

Comfortable Walking Shoes

Expect to do a lot of walking, from roaming the expansive SkyAvenue to exploring the massive Genting Bio Park. A comfortable pair of shoes is a must to avoid sore feet. Choose well-cushioned, supportive footwear that can handle hours of walking without discomfort.

Travel Insurance

Visiting Genting Highlands is not devoid of risks, with most incidents occurring during travel, including traffic accidents. If you plan to drive to Genting Highlands during the monsoon seasons, the risks only increase—heavy rainfall, potential landslides, and even floods. It's crucial to be prepared for these added dangers.

These can happen unexpectedly to anyone, emphasising the need for precaution.

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Any Additional Documents

Travellers leaving Singapore must ensure they carry essential documents to avoid any travel disruptions. Always check that you have your passport, booking confirmations, and NRIC or Singpass before departing. Here’s a quick look at what you should be holding on to:

  • Passport
  • NRIC or Singpass
  • Booking confirmations (hotel, transport)
  • Travel insurance policy
  • Health documentation (if required)
  • Visa (for non-Singaporeans)

How Much Should You Bring to Genting Highlands

Your budget for a trip to Genting Highlands can vary greatly depending on your planned activities and lifestyle choices. The numbers can also inflate between solo travel plans and group trips, since you won’t have anyone to split your costs with. For a high-end experience, expect to spend around S$200 per day, while a more budget-conscious approach might average about S$100 per day.

For a standard 3-day, 2-night weekend retreat, budget approximately S$300 to S$600, depending on your spending habits. Extending your stay to five days increases your budget requirement to about S$500 to S$1000, especially if you want to enjoy everything Genting has to offer without financial stress.


Transport

By car

If you prefer to DIY and make a mini road trip out of the trip, driving might be a popular option for many — you get to rest in the comfort of your own car, plan your route and accommodate full bladders and hungry tummies, and save money!

You can choose to drive via Tuas Checkpoint or Woodlands Checkpoint, which takes about 5 hours for a 392km journey and 6 hours for 386km, respectively.

    • Tuas Checkpoint: follow along the North-South Express Highway (Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan/E2) and take the exit at Gombak Toll. After that, take exit 803A-Genting Sempah all the way up towards Genting Highlands.
    • Woodlands Checkpoint: head to the North-South Express (AH2), take the exit at Gombak toll, and take exit 803A-Genting Sempah all the way up towards Genting Highlands.

If you need a little pitstop to eat and take a quick toilet break, some of the common places are the A&W outlet after Malacca Town and Gohtong Jaya, which has a whole stretch of dining options. 

Tolls cost about RM120 for two ways. Be sure to drive carefully, especially up the hill to Genting Highlands, as the roads are very windy and sometimes require sharp turns.

By Coach

If you would much rather pay for convenience, then going up by coach could be a great option. On average, it takes about 6 hours to travel from Singapore to Genting. You can easily book a coach on websites that offer different coach companies that vary in ticket prices and facilities.

Tickets can go as low as S$17, but that’s, of course, the most basic kind of coach that doesn’t offer food and entertainment. If you want to experience the lux life, some bus operators offer meals, entertainment and more legroom at a higher price.

Going by coach is extremely convenient as they provide many pick-up options all around the island. You can also choose the drop-off location at Genting Highlands, depending on which hotel you’re staying at.

You don’t have to worry about holding your bladder for 6 hours, though—they usually make a few stops for passengers to take toilet breaks and even stop at some food places to get a quick meal.

However, the only downside of taking a coach is that you’ll have to alight from the bus and physically queue at the JB customs to get your passports chopped. This means having to lug all your belongings down as well, as you’ll need to have your bags checked.

By Private car/bus

If you’re willing to pay a bit more, you can opt to head into Genting by a private car or bus, depending on how many people you’re travelling with. Though the seats are generally more uncomfortable, you get to choose where you want to make a pitstop and have the whole vehicle to yourself without having to travel with passengers.

This makes a really good option if you’re travelling with young kids who are prone to crying or throwing tantrums, so you don’t have to inconvenience other strangers who are travelling with you by coach. 

It’s also way more convenient as you won’t have to physically head down to the customs and pass through immigration — the bus or car will enter the immigration through the car/bus lane, allowing you to be in the vehicle at all times.

However, this option will be pricier compared to a public coach.

By Flight

To save the most time, travelling by plane is the best option. Be mindful that there’s no direct flight to Genting Highlands — you’ll need to land at Kuala Lumpur and drive up to Genting Highlands.

The flight to Kuala Lumpur is only an hour, and fares range from S$80 to S$200, depending on when you’re travelling. Once you’re at KL, you can take a bus up to Genting Highlands at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan which will take around 2-4 hours and costs about RM10 per pax for a one-way trip.

While this will save you the most time, it can be quite a hassle to change your mode of transport multiple times.

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Accommodations


Hotels 

For the most convenience, you can stay at one of the hotels directly located at Genting Highlands. Some of the more popular hotels include Resorts World Genting, First World Hotel, Genting SkyWorlds Hotel and Crockfords Resorts World Genting.

Being one of the oldest hotels at Genting Highlands, First World Hotel still ranks as the most convenient hotel to stay in because of its central location. Located just below are rows of fancy stores and knick-knacks. For food, you can head over to Sky Avenue, which is just a short 5-minute walk away, which is also where the indoor theme park SkyTropolis is located.

Known for its cartoon-like interior and family-friendly rooms, Genting SkyWorlds Hotel is a great place to stay at. If you're travelling in a large group, they do have rooms accommodating up to 6 adults in the Sixers Room.

It’s also quite affordable, at about S$130 per night for a Quads room. The great thing about this hotel is that it’s located right next to the outdoor theme park — Genting SkyWorld Theme Park. However, if you want to head over to the main mall, Sky Avenue, where the casinos and restaurants are, it will take about a 15-minute walk.

Resorts World Genting is a great alternative as well, as it sports about 10,500 rooms and is popular for its central location. Within a five minutes walk, you can access various fast food restaurants like Marry Brown, Mcdonald’s and KFC for a quick breakfast fix. The hotel is also close to attractions like Sky Avenue, Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park and SkyTropolis Indoor Theme Park.Being the new kid on the block, Crockfords Resorts World Genting offers visitors a more luxe alternative, boasting its in-room private steam bath, marble restroom fixtures and latest one-touch technology at about S$400+ per night. It doesn’t disappoint when it comes to convenience either, with 63 restaurants and 13 attractions within a 500m radius.

Airbnb

If you prefer a cheaper alternative, there are tons of airbnb listings available at Genting Highlands. However, the only downside is that most of these Airbnbs are located at the foot of the hill, or at the halfway point. 

This means that amenities and dining options would require a drive up to Genting Highlands. Though they are much more affordable, you would have to sacrifice convenience as a trade-off.


Activities

1. Genting Indoor and Outdoor Theme Park

If you’re heading to Genting Highlands especially with a group of friends or with kids, then the Genting SkyWorlds and Genting SkyTropolis Indoor Theme Park are must-gos. Featuring a whole new revamp from the previous theme parks that we are all used to, both theme parks sport new rides for all ages.

Do note that the tickets are sold separately, as they are different theme parks altogether. The cheapest tickets I’ve found are on Klook, which sells both tickets in a bundle, at about S$67.10 per adult and S$60.85 per child.

One thing that the new-and-improved Genting SkyWorlds have is the virtual queue (VQ) reservations that you’ll have to make for selected rides. With the Genting SkyWorlds app, you can now reserve timed entries for rides, attractions, and even shows for all activities to save time physically queuing.

Skytropolis Theme Park

  • Address: Level 1, First World Plaza, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Fees vary; pay per ride or purchase an unlimited ride pass
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Found inside First World Plaza, this theme park is accessible via the main lobby of the plaza, which can be reached by cable car or bus from lower areas of Genting.

Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park

  • Address: Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Included with admission to Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: This major attraction is accessible via the main road in Genting Highlands. Visitors can follow signs to SkyWorlds from anywhere in the resort, with options to drive or take a shuttle bus.

2. SkyAvenue

Whether you want to shop till you drop or satiate your cravings, SkyAvenue has got you covered.

They have famous restaurant chains and eateries like Din Tai Fung, Five Guys, Beauty In The Pot, Malaysian Food Street, Starbucks and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, including a range of bars and clubs for the night owls. Shopping isn’t an issue as they house over 100 brands and shops including the hot favourites Charles & Keith, H&M and Adidas, among other luxury brands like Braun Buffel and Coach.

This mall is also jam-packed with entertainment, as you can visit the 4D Trick Art Museum, Zombie Outbreak, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Adventureland and the Jungle Gym.

SkyAvenue Theme Park

  • Address: Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Varies by attractions within the park
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Located centrally in the resort, SkyAvenue is easily accessible by cable car from the Awana station or by driving and parking in the nearby lots.

3. Genting Highlands Premium Outlets

If the shopping at SkyAvenue isn’t enough, you can always head over to Genting Highlands Premium Outlets for retail therapy. Some of the famous brands you can find there include Armani, Boss, Burberry, Guess and Kate Spade. But don’t worry if you’re not into luxury brands, there are also other brands like Cotton On, Nike, Converse and Sephora you can check out.

They do sell snacks there, with stores like Old Town Coffee, Famous Amos, Burger King, MarryBrown and Coffee Bean you can patronise.

Genting Highlands Premium Outlets

  • Address: Genting Highlands Resort, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Access the outlets by taking a shuttle bus or driving from the main Genting Resort area. Convenient parking is available for those arriving by car.

4. Awana Skyway Cable Car

If you want a bird’s eye view of the entire Genting Highlands, you can hop on the Awana SkyWay. You can choose from several gondolas, including a glass floor gondola with a max capacity of 6 passengers. A standard gondola can fit up to 10 passengers.

If you purchase a ticket from the Resorts World Sentosa Genting website, you’ll be able to depart from Awana Station at mid-hill to the SkyAvenue station at the peak. You’ll also get a complimentary stopover at Chin Swee Caves Temple where you can explore the magnificent surroundings.

Take note that wearing a mask on the cable car is compulsory.

Awana SkyWay

  • Address: Genting Highlands Resort, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Varies based on station and cabin type
  • Opening Hours: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: The main station for the Awana SkyWay is near Genting Highlands Premium Outlets. Visitors can use the ample parking at the outlets and then board the cable car to various destinations within Genting Highlands.

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Things to Do in Genting Highlands for Kids

Genting Highlands is the quintessential family-friendly destination, offering a plethora of fun-filled activities tailored for children. The environment is designed to ensure kids are entertained with a wide array of engaging and interactive options.

While Genting Highlands is equipped with numerous child-friendly attractions, it's essential for parents to maintain vigilance. Certain activities, like rides and recreational sports, carry inherent risks such as falls or minor injuries, requiring careful supervision.

Moreover, securing travel insurance for your family trip not only protects you but also ensures the safety of your little ones. It's crucial to consider insurance that covers potential injuries during these activities, providing peace of mind throughout your stay.

5. Enjoy Interactive Games and Activities at SnowWorld

SnowWorld in Gentail Highlands offers a magical winter park experience for the young and young-at-heart. Engage in a snowball fight or explore icy sculptures in a safe and enchanting setting that captivates the imaginations of children and adults alike.

SnowWorld

  • Address: Level T2A, First World Plaza, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Fees vary based on age and package
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Situated inside the First World Plaza, SnowWorld is accessible by taking the cable car to SkyAvenue station and walking through the indoor mall, following signs to the attraction.

6. Enjoy Indoor Ice Skating

If the thrill of games wasn't enough, take your kids to experience indoor ice skating within SnowWorld! Holding their hand as they fumble and stumble to balance on the skates is a sure-fire way to create lasting memories. It's like learning to ride a bike for the first time, but on ice!

SnowWorld

  • Address: Level T2A, First World Plaza, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Fees vary based on age and package
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Situated inside the First World Plaza, SnowWorld is accessible by taking the cable car to SkyAvenue station and walking through the indoor mall, following signs to the attraction.

7. Take a Ride on the Genting SkyVenture Indoor Skydiving

After chilling in the cold at SnowWorld, the Genting SkyVenture offers an exhilarating experience: indoor skydiving! Feel the rush of free-falling in a controlled, safe environment. This activity is perfect for kids and adults alike, offering an unforgettable adventure that your family will talk about for years.

SkyVenture Indoor Sky Diving

  • Address: Level 2, First World Plaza, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Charges apply; varies based on the chosen activity
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Located inside the First World Plaza on Level T2A. Access it by taking the cable car to SkyAvenue station, then navigate through the mall using the directory for guidance.

8. Have a Family-friendly Meal at Genting Highlands SkyAvenue

Nothing delights children like a tasty meal. With over 40 dining options, SkyAvenue at Genting Highlands provides a vast selection of cuisines, ensuring there's something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the Malaysian Food Street, where local flavours meet the excitement of the highlands, catering to every palate in a family-friendly setting.

SkyAvenue Food Selections

  • Address: SkyAvenue, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: Varies by restaurant, generally from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • How to Get There: SkyAvenue shopping complex, accessible via SkyAvenue station by cable car.

9. Watch a Movie at the Genting Highlands Bona Cinemas

Don't limit your cinema experiences to just Singapore! At SkyAvenue's Bona Cinemas, you can catch the latest films even while overseas. With showtimes extending late into the night, slipping into a spontaneous movie showing could be the perfect filler for any gaps in your travel itinerary.

Bona Cinemas

  • Address: Level 1, SkyAvenue, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Varies depending on movie and showtime
  • Opening Hours: Depends on showtimes; generally from 10:00 AM - Midnight
  • How to Get There: Bona Cinema is on Level 1 of SkyAvenue. Visitors should use the mall's main entrances and follow the signs to the cinema.

10. Experience a D motion Theatre

While 4D cinemas are scarce in Singapore, Genting Highlands offers this immersive experience at Bona Cinemas with D-Box seats. Feel every swerve, dive, and abrupt stop as advanced motion technology draws you into the heart of action scenes, making you part of the movie’s thrilling moments.

Bona Cinemas

  • Address: Level 1, SkyAvenue, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Varies depending on movie and showtime
  • Opening Hours: Depends on showtimes; generally from 10:00 AM - Midnight
  • How to Get There: Bona Cinema is on Level 1 of SkyAvenue. Visitors should use the mall's main entrances and follow the signs to the cinema.

11. Attend a Live Performance at the Genting International Showroom

Imagine dining and enjoying a live performance simultaneously at the Genting International Showroom. No event is too grand, from magic shows and musicals to theatrical plays. These performances promise to captivate your children, holding their undivided attention as the stage comes alive.

Genting International Showroom

  • Address: Genting Grand, Genting Highlands Resort, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Varies depending on the show
  • Opening Hours: Varies depending on the show schedules
  • How to Get There: Located within the Genting Grand complex, the showroom can be reached by walking from the main resort area or via a short shuttle ride from other parts of the resort.

12. Experience Thrilling Rides at Skytropolis Theme Park

Strap in for an adventure at Skytropolis Theme Park, where thrilling rides await. Experience the adrenaline rush of the Super Glider as it whizzes through sharp turns, or feel your stomach drop on the Sky Towers. There’s also plenty of family-friendly fun with ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, and bumper cars ensuring that everyone gets a share of the excitement.

Skytropolis Theme Park

  • Address: Level 1, First World Plaza, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Fees vary; pay per ride or purchase an unlimited ride pass
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Found inside First World Plaza, this theme park is accessible via the main lobby of the plaza, which can be reached by cable car or bus from lower areas of Genting.

13. Have fun at the Vision City Video Games Park

After enjoying the outdoor fun, take your children indoors for a retro-style arcade experience at Vision City Video Games Park. Dive into the nostalgia with classic games like Pac-Man, Street it, and Time Crisis 5. Share moments of joy and maybe introduce your little ones to your childhood favorites!

Vision City Video Games Park

  • Address: Level 2B, Genting Grand, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: N/A (pay per game)
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM daily
  • How to Get There: Located in Genting Grand on Level 2B. Access it by walking from the main resort area or taking a shuttle directly to Genting Grand.

24. Try Your Hand At Bowling

At Genting Bowl, strike up some fun in a uniquely-themed bowling alley that features vibrant lights, pulsating music, and a lively atmosphere. Whether you're visiting with family or friends, a friendly bowling match is the perfect way to bond and create memorable moments during your trip to Genting.

Genting Bowl

  • Address: Level 3, First World Plaza, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Charges per game
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM daily
  • How to Get There: Found on Level 3 of First World Plaza, Genting Bowl is accessible via escalators or lifts from within the plaza. Visitors can take the cable car to SkyAvenue station and walk to the plaza.

15. Learn about the Bees at Happy Bee Farm

A visit to Genting isn't just about entertainment; it's also a chance for learning. At Happy Bee Farm and Insect World, educate your children about the fascinating process of honey production and learn about sustainable farming together. Don't forget to visit their retail store for unique souvenirs like local handicrafts, aromatic balms, and even live pet beetles.

Happy Bee Farm

  • Address: 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Small fee for entrance
  • Opening Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Located off the main road leading to Genting Highlands near Gohtong Jaya, the best way to reach Happy Bee Farm is by car or a local taxi from the resort area.

16. Go on a Pony Ride

Discover more than just insects at Happy Bee Farm — offer your kids a delightful pony ride. It's a safe and fun way to fulfil their dreams of horseback riding through scenic views, providing an adventure that mimics the wilderness but within the safe confines of the farm.

Happy Bee Farm

  • Address: 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Small fee for entrance
  • Opening Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Located off the main road leading to Genting Highlands near Gohtong Jaya, the best way to reach Happy Bee Farm is by car or a local taxi from the resort area.

17. Take a boat ride on the Genting SkyWorlds Lake

Enhance your Genting Highlands visit with a gondola boat ride around the mall. This peaceful boat journey offers a unique perspective of the surroundings and is sure to captivate your children’s imagination as they take in the views of this mountain-top entertainment complex from the water.

Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park

  • Address: Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Included with admission to Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: This major attraction is accessible via the main road in Genting Highlands. Visitors can follow signs to SkyWorlds from anywhere in the resort, with options to drive or take a shuttle bus.

18. Go on a Jungle Trek at Awana Bio Park

Genting Nature Adventures invites you on a journey through the 130-million-year-old rainforest via Resort World Awana’s guided tours. Discover the rich biodiversity and lush surroundings of an eco-retreat that will fascinate children and adults alike. It's a perfect educational and thrilling experience that your kids will love, as they learn about nature up close.

Awana Bio Park

  • Address: Next to Awana Hotel, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Varies based on tour packages
  • Opening Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Situated near the Awana Hotel, the park is accessible by taking the road leading up to Awana from the lower parts of Genting Highlands. Shuttle services and parking are available for visitors.

19. Learn About Mushroom Cultivation

While you can't forage in Awana Bio Park, a short 10-minute drive to Mie Grand Seafood Restaurant—also known as Genting’s Mushroom Farm—offers a unique experience. Here, you can learn about mushroom cultivation and even harvest your own mushrooms to take home. Cap off the visit with a delightful "zi char" dinner at the restaurant, making it a fulfilling and educational day out for the whole family.

Mie Grand Seafood Restaurant

  • Address: Gohtong Jaya, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Located in Gohtong Jaya, just a short drive from the main Genting Highlands resort area. The restaurant is easily accessible by car or taxi, with signs guiding you to Gohtong Jaya from the main roads.

20. Admire Various Butterfly Species

Visit the Genting Highlands Butterfly Wonderland to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of butterflies. This attraction is home to numerous butterfly species showcased in beautifully curated gardens. It's an enchanting experience that educates visitors about the life cycle and habitat of these delicate creatures, making it a must-see for nature lovers and families.

Butterfly Wonderland

  • Address: Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: RM20 for Adults (12 years old and above), RM16 for Children (3-12 years old), and RM16 for Senior Citizens (60 years old and above).
  • Opening Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: The Butterfly Wonderland is located near the midpoint of Genting Highlands. It is best reached by car or by taking one of the frequent shuttle services from various points within the Genting Highlands resort. Do note that you can also use the Awana Skyway and alight at the midway station, from where you can walk or catch a connecting shuttle to the attraction.

21. Go on A Nature Walk at Awana Horse Ranch

Awana Horse Ranch, set against the backdrop of the Awana Golf and Country Club, offers more than just equestrian activities. It's a haven for adventure enthusiasts with its open, verdant plains. Here, you can take a leisurely horseback ride across the Genting Highlands, exploring the natural beauty of the area in a unique and exciting way. 

Awana Horse Ranch

  • Address: Next to Awana Hotel, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Charges apply for horse riding
  • Opening Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Adjacent to the Awana Hotel, the ranch can be reached by car or a resort shuttle from the main Genting area. Follow signs to the Awana Hotel and continue to the nearby ranch.

22. Visit the Chin Swee Caves Temple

Chin Swee Caves Temple stands as a monumental spiritual site with a rich history in Genting Highlands. Known for its majestic statue of the Buddhist monk, Chin Swee, the temple offers tranquillity and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Visitors should not miss the intricate architectural designs and the serene nine-story pagoda, which provides a peaceful retreat from the bustling resort activities.

Chin Swee Caves Temple

  • Address: 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: The temple is located midway up the mountain, accessible by car or the Awana Skyway cable car, which stops at the Chin Swee station. Visitors can enjoy a scenic route up to the temple.

23. Learn All About Dinosaurs

At the Jurassic Research Centre in Ripley’s Adventureland, awaken your child's inner palaeontology. This exhibit features over 200 scientifically accurate dinosaur models and skeletons, alongside genuine fossils on display. It’s a thrilling educational experience that transports families back to the era when dinosaurs dominated the earth.

Ripley’s Jurassic Research Centre

  • Address: Level 4, SkyAvenue, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Admission fee applies
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: TThis centre is located on Level 4 in SkyAvenue. Easily accessible via the cable car to SkyAvenue station, follow the mall directory to reach the attraction on the upper floors

24. Explore The Unusual Exhibits at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium

Step into a world of the extraordinary at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium. This attraction is filled with hundreds of oddities and mind-boggling curiosities from around the globe. Visitors, especially kids, will be fascinated by the unique and strange exhibits, making it an unforgettable part of any trip to Genting Highlands.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium

  • Address: Level 4, SkyAvenue, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Admission fee applies
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: This centre is located on Level 4 in SkyAvenue. Reach it by taking the cable car to SkyAvenue station, then use the escalators or elevators to access the upper level of the mall.

25. Take a scenic cable car ride on the Awana Skyway

The Awana Skyway offers more than just a means of transportation; it's a scenic adventure. Travelling from the highlands down to places like Chin Swee and beyond, these cable cars feature cabins with see-through floors for mesmerising views directly beneath your feet. For the truly adventurous, try the fully transparent cabin and experience the thrill akin to Roald Dahl's Great Glass Elevator, right in the heart of Genting Highlands.

Awana SkyWay

  • Address: Genting Highlands Resort, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Varies based on station and cabin type
  • Opening Hours: 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM daily
  • How to Get There: The main station for the Awana SkyWay is near Genting Highlands Premium Outlets. Visitors can use the ample parking at the outlets and then board the cable car to various destinations within Genting Highlands.

26. Have a Blast at Genting Skyworlds

Genting SkyWorlds is an exceptional theme park that promises adventure and excitement for all ages. With a variety of attractions, ranging from thrilling roller coasters to immersive thematic rides and shows, it captures the imagination of every visitor. Whether you're seeking adrenaline-pumping fun or enchanting experiences, Genting Skyworlds delivers state-of-the-art entertainment.

Genting SkyWorlds

  • Address: Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Entry fee applies; different rates for various attractions
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: This theme park is directly accessible via the main road in Genting Highlands. Look for signs for SkyWorlds as you approach the resort area, with various parking and shuttle options available for visitors.

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Genting Highlands isn't just a family adventure hub; it can also be a serene couple's getaway filled with romantic spots and heart-racing activities to enjoy together.

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27. Enjoy A Misty Garden Stroll Together

The gardens at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets offer a serene setting reminiscent of a mall frozen in time, making it an ideal spot for a romantic evening stroll. Walk hand in hand with your loved one, enjoying the tranquillity and beautiful landscapes that seem worlds away from the usual hustle and bustle.

Genting Highlands Premium Outlets

  • Address: Genting Highlands Resort, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Access the outlets by taking a shuttle bus or driving from the main Genting Resort area. Convenient parking is available for those arriving by car.

28. Take a Moonlit Walk Along the SkyAvenue Theme Park promenade

Post-dinner, the SkyAvenue Theme Park promenade transforms into a peaceful haven perfect for a moonlit walk. As the crowds dissipate, the area becomes a quiet, intimate space for couples to enjoy a leisurely stroll under the stars, sharing quiet moments together in the cool, crisp air.

SkyAvenue Theme Park

  • Address: Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Varies by attractions within the park
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Located centrally in the resort, SkyAvenue is easily accessible by cable car from the Awana station or by driving and parking in the nearby lots.

29. Have a Drink With an Aerial View

At the High Line Rooftop Market, located on the top floor of SkyAvenue, you and your partner can indulge in a sophisticated evening. This venue combines fine dining with stunning aerial views, offering a perfect backdrop for sharing a toast and relishing each other's company over delicious meals and cocktails.

High Line Rooftop Market

  • Address: SkyAvenue, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM daily
  • How to Get There: Situated on the top floor of SkyAvenue, you can simply reach reach this destination by taking the escalator or elevator up from any level of the shopping complex.

30. Or A Simple Dinner For Two

The Olive restaurant presents a unique dining experience, serving modern Malaysian cuisine with an inventive twist. The flavours are rich and varied, providing a culinary journey that complements the intimate atmosphere. It's an ideal setting for a romantic dinner, where you can explore a fusion of tastes while enjoying each other's company.

The Olive

  • Address: Genting Grand, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: The Olive is located inside Genting Grand, which is accessible by walking from the main resort area or taking a short shuttle ride.

31. Surprise Your Partner With A Candle-Lit Dinner

Anniversaries and special celebrations call for an unforgettable candle-lit dinner, and Resorts World Genting offers the perfect setting for such an occasion. With a diverse selection of dining venues, you can choose from a variety of cuisines to ensure a romantic and memorable dinner that suits your taste perfectly.

32. Enjoy Wine at A Wine Cellar

For those who appreciate fine wines and gourmet steaks, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse at Resorts World Genting is not to be missed. Delight in expertly paired wine and steak cuts in an elegant setting, featuring an extensive wine cellar. This is your opportunity to indulge in a wine-derful evening, savouring each moment together in a sophisticated ambience.

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

  • Address: Level 1, SkyAvenue, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: N/A (cost of meals)
  • Opening Hours: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM daily
  • How to Get There: Located on Level 1 of SkyAvenue, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse can be reached by entering SkyAvenue from the main entrance and taking the escalator down one level.

33. Dine Under the Stars at Gohtong Way

Gohtong Way offers a unique dining experience where you can eat under the stars amidst the cool, crisp air of Genting Highlands. This unique setting provides a picturesque backdrop for a romantic evening, making it an ideal choice for couples looking for a special night out.

Gohtong Way

  • Address: Gohtong Jaya, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: Varies by business, generally from morning till late evening
  • How to Get There: Located in Gohtong Jaya, a short drive down from the main Genting Highlands resort, accessible via road. Ample parking is available in the area.

34. Enjoy a Dazzling Fountain Show at the Lake of Dreams

Just a short walk from Gohtong Way, the Lake of Dreams prepares to dazzle with its enchanting light and fountain show. This spectacular display combines water, light, and music to create a mesmerising experience. It’s a magical addition to any evening, promising a memorable outing with your partner.

Gohtong Way

  • Address: Gohtong Jaya, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: Varies by business, generally from morning till late evening
  • How to Get There: Located in Gohtong Jaya, a short drive down from the main Genting Highlands resort, accessible via road. Ample parking is available in the area.

35. Immerse Yourself In Spectacular Storytelling at SkySymphony

The enchantment continues at SkyAvenue with the SkySymphony light show, where visual storytelling and music come together to create a breathtaking spectacle. This stunning display is perfect for couples, setting a romantic mood and reigniting sparks under a canopy of lights and colours.

SkySymphony

  • Address: SkyAvenue, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Show times: Shows run throughout the day, approximately every hour
  • How to Get There: This attraction is inside SkyAvenue, directly accessible via cable car from the Awana station or by driving up to the main Genting Resort and parking near the mall.

36. Catch a Late-Night Movie Together

As the evening winds down, Bona Cinema offers a cosy retreat where you can snuggle up for a movie. With its comfortable seating and intimate ambience, it's the perfect way to end your day. A late-night film is definitely a chance to relax closely, sharing whispers and laughs in the dim light of the cinema.

Bona Cinema

  • Address: Level 1, SkyAvenue, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Varies depending on movie and showtime
  • Opening Hours: Depends on showtimes, generally from 10:00 AM - Midnight
  • How to Get There: Bona Cinema is on Level 1 of SkyAvenue. Visitors should use the mall's main entrances and follow the signs to the cinema.

37. Attend a Live Performance or Concert at the Arena of Stars

The Arena of Stars at Genting Highlands is a premier venue for live performances and concerts, where you can experience a wide range of entertainment, from international music acts to spectacular theatrical productions. Each event is designed to leave an unforgettable impression, making it a must-visit for an exciting evening out with your loved one.

Arena of Stars

  • Address: Genting Highlands Resort, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Varies depending on the event or concert
  • Opening Hours: Hours vary based on scheduled events
  • How to Get There: The Arena of Stars is centrally located within the Genting Highlands Resort, accessible by cable car, bus, or by driving directly to the resort. It's a short walk from most of the resort's major hotels.

38. Enjoy a couple's spa treatment

Indulge in a couple's spa treatment at Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort, where relaxation meets romance. This luxurious experience includes massages, aromatherapy, and access to spa facilities that allow couples to unwind and reconnect. Pamper yourselves with additional services like facials and body scrubs for the ultimate relaxation.

Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort

  • Address: KM48, Persimpangan Bertingkat, Lebuhraya Karak, 28750 Bukit Tinggi, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours (for guests), spa services by appointment
  • How to Get There: This resort is best reached by car from the main road leading to Genting Highlands, with clear signage guiding visitors to its entrance.

39. Relax And Unwind Together In A Private Hot Tub

Beyond the spa treatments, Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort offers private suites equipped with hot tubs, providing an exclusive retreat without interruptions. Imagine soaking together in the warm, bubbling water, enjoying the serenity and intimacy as if you were in a secluded Japanese onsen, but much closer to home.

Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort

  • Address: KM48, Persimpangan Bertingkat, Lebuhraya Karak, 28750 Bukit Tinggi, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours (for guests), spa services by appointment
  • How to Get There: This resort is best reached by car from the main road leading to Genting Highlands, with clear signage guiding visitors to its entrance.

40. Enjoy a Scenic Cable Car Ride

Take a romantic cable car ride on the Awana SkyWay, where the panoramic views of the lush landscape set the scene for a memorable journey. Choose from different cabin types, including glass-floor gondolas that allow you to gaze down into the forested depths below, adding an element of thrill and awe to your serene ascent or descent.

Awana SkyWay

  • Address: Genting Highlands Resort, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Varies based on station and cabin type
  • Opening Hours: 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM daily
  • How to Get There: The main station for the Awana SkyWay is near Genting Highlands Premium Outlets. Visitors can use the ample parking at the outlets and then board the cable car to various destinations within Genting Highlands.

41. Experience the Thrill of Indoor Skydiving Together

Elevate your date with an exhilarating experience at Genting Sky Venture, where you can enjoy the thrill of skydiving in a safe, indoor environment. This adventure is perfect for couples looking to get their hearts racing together. Dive into the fun and create unforgettable memories by challenging yourselves to a free-fall experience that's as thrilling as it is safe.


Sky Venture Indoor Skydiving

  • Address: Level T2A, First World Plaza, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Charges apply; varies based on the activity package selected
  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Located inside the First World Plaza, which is accessible by cable car from Awana Station to the SkyAvenue station. Alternatively, guests staying within the resort can easily walk to the plaza.

42. Explore the Picturesque Awana Horse Ranch Together on Horseback

Awana Horse Ranch offers a romantic backdrop with its breathtaking scenery, making it the perfect setting for a horseback ride with your loved one. Feel the wind in your hair and the freedom of cruising the plains on horseback, transforming a simple outing into a magical experience you'll both cherish.

Awana Horse Ranch

  • Address: Next to Awana Hotel, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Admission Fee: Free entry; charges apply for horse riding
  • Opening Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: Adjacent to the Awana Hotel, the ranch can be reached by car or a resort shuttle from the main Genting area. Follow signs to the Awana Hotel and continue to the nearby ranch.

43. Have a Romantic Picnic by the Chin Swee Cave Temples

The serene atmosphere of the Chin Swee Cave Temples not only connects you with spirituality but also makes for an idyllic picnic spot. Settle down in the tranquil surroundings with a simple picnic to enjoy the peaceful vibes and stunning views. It’s a perfect way to spend quality time together, enjoying each other's company in a beautiful setting.

Chin Swee Caves Temple

  • Address: 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM daily
  • How to Get There: The temple is located midway up the mountain, and is accessible by car or the Awana Skyway cable car, which stops at the Chin Swee station. Visitors can enjoy a scenic route up to the temple.

44. Take A Guided Nature Walk Through The Serene Forests

For couples seeking a blend of adventure and tranquillity, a guided nature walk through the serene forests organised by Resort World Gental is an ideal choice. Discover the lush landscapes and diverse ecosystems together, learning about the local flora and fauna while enjoying the refreshing outdoors. It's a wonderful way to deepen your connection and enjoy nature's beauty.

45. Capture Your Love With A Professional Photoshoot

Consider capturing the magic of your relationship with a professional photoshoot as you explore Gentail Highlands. A photo walk is not just about capturing images; it's about telling your story through beautiful, lasting memories. Recommended spots for your photoshoot include:

  • SkyWorlds Outdoor Theme Park
  • Awana Skyway
  • Chin Swee Caves Temple
  • Strawberry Leisure Farm. 

Embark on an Adventure to Genting Highlands' Best Attractions Today!

With a near-endless selection of activities and things to do, Genting Highlands offers something for everyone, from thrilling adventures to serene escapes. However, like any trip, it's crucial to consider your safety and take appropriate measures to protect yourself.

Travel insurance is essential for any trip to Genting Highlands, safeguarding you against various incidents. It provides crucial financial support for medical expenses, unexpected travel delays, and other interruptions that could impact your journey.

All set to head north? Make sure to double-check your packing list one last time. With everything in order, you're ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to Genting Highlands. Enjoy the ride and the many experiences that await you!


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