Today’s experience is all about my vacation with my family ,not so far from Kualalumpur , it takes only 2 hours to reach there ,the place is cold, happening and full of fun . Yes! I am talking about Genting Highland of Malaysia.
Located at an altitude of 5,600 feet (1,700 meters), the Genting Highlands area is best known for its casino. But, the first thing you will find when you get there, is nothing but the colour green. Trees and plants surround the area, which I’m sure looks even better when it’s sunny. . There’s a cable car! The Skyway takes you all the way up the top of the hill, on a ride that never seems to end, while you listen to nothing but the birds singing from their nests hidden in the jungle beneath you. Other things to do include riding the Genting Skyway cable car, shopping and theme parks at First World Plaza, tobogganing at Snow World, rock climbing on the Genting X-pedition Wall, dining, and enjoying live entertainment at the Genting International Showroom. Among these, the most famous one is the First World Hotel & Plaza, that with 6,118 rooms it is the third largest hotel in the world.
Genting Highland is one of the most popular weekend get ways from Malaysia. It offers a complete package for a relaxing and yet exciting day tour or you can spend 2/3 days as well. While there are tones of things to do in Genting Highlands but there are few must to do things.
It is memorable for me because it was my first cruise through the clouds on the skyway cable car. You will find yourself amidst of clouds. This is a breath- taking experience; especially for them those who are doing it for the first time like me. You definitely want to include in your to-do list. With a number of Genting tourist attractions it might become difficult for you to shortlist your itinerary.
Genting Skyway Cable Car:
You can reach Genting Higland via your own car, hired transport and public buses, but they all stop at Gohtong Jaya. Gohtong Jaya is their main station from where the cable cars disembark for the Genting Holiday Resort hotel. They have proper parking space in case you are going by your own car. Cable Car rides can be scary if you are scared of heights. So be prepared to be scared a little. I would suggest without over thinking just get into the cable car and enjoy the ride and the breathtaking view. I was amazed by the engineering of the cable cars. At such heights it takes craftsmanship to pull up one car full of people over just a cable
Indoor Theme Park:
The Indoor Theme park will make you feel as if you have entered a carnival. It feels like a happy place. Every corner that you look is colorful and festive. There are many rides inside the Indoor Theme park which you can enjoy with your family and friends. This theme park is a photographer’s delight, you can click tones of holiday postcard images. You can enjoy live performances and good food. To be able to ride the attractions here, you must have an all day pass ticket that you can purchase at the ticket counter of the outdoor theme park. Inside this indoor theme park, you can find six themed areas from around the world. Each of this area features unique rides with theme from Champs Elysee (France), Venice (Italy), Times Square & Universal Walk (America) and Genting Walk (Malaysia). The indoor theme park is a fantasyland full of fun and adventure with numerous exciting video arcade games. Moral of the story is the Indoor Theme park and something for everyone, it is a package which excites everyone.
Outdoor Theme Park:
Outdoor Theme Park has a wide variety of all the rides that you can imagine. The happy, the scary, the easy, the wet, the free fall, you name it and you will find it in the Outdoor Theme Park. Free fall is a must try, it will scare the hell out of you. A small tip, carry an extra pair of clothes the water rides will make you all drenched. . Once you’re in Genting Highlands, be prepared to experience exciting, thrilling and sky-high rides in their theme park. Some of the attractions are Space Shot, Corkscrew, Pirate Ship, Astro Fighter, Cyclone, Flying Coaster, Dinosaur Land, Flying Dragon, Turbo Drop, Gun Simulator, Rolling Thunder Mine Train, Grand Prix Fan Kart, Matahari and many more. I did not try anyone of them because all the rides were very scary.
Casinos in Genting
One of the most coveted things to do in Genting Highlands! There are several big casinos around Genting and only those above 21 years of age can enter. Patrons wearing sunglasses, hats, slippers, short pants, sandals and sports attire are not permitted into Casino de Genting. Cameras and backpacks are also not allowed inside; they have a locker rental at the entrance of the casinos.
It was hard to bid farewell to this fun cold place, especially when there is so much more left to be seen.
Writer: Faculty of Arts, University of South Asia, Banani, Dhaka