Genting Highlands – Cool Thoughts

Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands

The power is out and it’s extremely warm – about 90°F (32.2°C) according to my phone. December is usually the coldest month in the year on Guam. But as I sit here, drenched in my own sweat, I begin to reminisce about the cooler times I’ve had off-island.

One of the more memorable cooler places that comes to mind is when my wife and I went on a trip to Genting Highlands, Malaysia. Elevated at an altitude of 5,708 ft (1,740 m), it gave off a comfortable 60-75°F temperature. Genting Highlands, or Resorts World Genting is a theme park/ resort providing gambling, attractions, large hotel accommodations and memorable experiences for the whole family.

We flew from Singapore (A story for another day) to Kuala Lumpur on a Tuesday Morning via Tiger Airways. First thing that came to mind – it didn’t look any different from any of the South East Asian countries we’ve been to. But the closer we got to our destination, the more sites we got to see.


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Genting- Entrance to Batu Caves with the Murugan statue


Our first stop was the Batu Caves where we were greeted by a huge golden god, a statue of the Hindu god, Lord Murugan. There were some shops at the entrance where we purchased some snacks and drinks before climbing the stairs alongside other tourists and worshippers on their pilgrimage. It was quite a wonder to behold – a great beginning to a great trip.

We were dropped off at the Genting Skyway, a cable car port, while our driver continued by road with our luggage to our hotel. Not surprisingly, this was the best scenic route to take up the mountain resort. We bought a few more snacks before waiting in line with a few hundred other people also waiting for a gondola. About an hour passed before we were on our way across one of the most breathtaking views we have ever seen.


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Genting Skyway cabin view


About 15 minutes through our climb up, a building appeared behind the clouds. It was an eerie but extraordinary view of a city in the sky. Before we got out of the cable car, we already felt the cool breeze in the air. We checked into our room and headed out thinking, “amazing, they built all this on top of this mountain.”


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Almost to the top


We grabbed a jacket, some warm food then headed to the indoor theme park. We looked around, took some pictures and even bought tickets to a magic show. One of the attractions was Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum – which included shrunken heads and other mind-blowing displays.


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Genting Highlands – Indoor Theme Park


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Genting Highlands – Ripley’s Believe It or Not


The next day, we took a stroll outside to experience the outdoor theme park. It was like any other theme park – with games, food, go-karts and water rides, but the cool breeze mixed with the view of the clouds beneath our feet made the experience so surreal. By the time we had to leave, a cloud – or possibly several clouds engulfed the entire park. Just imagine nothing but blurry white air covering everything in front of your face. It was a terrifying yet unforgettable experience trying to find our way back to the hotel. I still can’t believe we made it back safely.

We got in our cab, took a few last photos and headed back down the mountain to our next hotel. As we look back at Genting Highlands, it felt like we were leaving a dream – a breezy, otherworldly experience that we will never forget. We recommend Genting Highlands to everyone traveling to Kuala Lumpur.

Other Genting Highlands Photos:


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Tourists and Worshippers at the stairs of Batu Cave


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Other tourists in line for Genting Skyway Cable Car


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The view from our hotel room


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The dummy’s ass is showing . Indoor Gondola Ride.


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Our Hotel, the Hotel Theme Park


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Inside of Genting Highlands Theme Park


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Incoming clouds about to block our view


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  • Bert&Lane says:

    Nice, been wanting to go Genting. Your post really helped me a decide, I’m going there next month 🙂 I will definitely visit your website more often. Many thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Haley says:

    What a paradise! I’ll surely travel there in the near future

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  • MLS says:

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on the resort. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile. So, Thank you for lunch!

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