True to its name, Genting Highlands located up in the high land takes you through mist and over rain forests to a world where fun, entertainment and amazing experiences awaits you. Genting Highlands which was recently renamed as Resorts World Genting (RWG) has been one of the major tourist attractions near Kuala Lumpur for a long period. The first hotel opened in 1971, and over the years the place has turned into a small city with 10,000 hotel rooms presently. This mountain top destination is known for its theme parks, shopping avenues, casinos, hotels and restaurants. With more than 60,000 visitors per day, Resorts World Genting also keeps bringing in new additions and changes, and the latest to the list are the new Awana Sky Gondola system, Sky Avenue shopping mall and a host of global brands. While there is no end to entertainment and activities in Resorts World Genting, personally for me some of the experiences were absolutely amazing.
Awana SkyWay Gondola ride:
This cable car ride takes you from the base to the top of the hill covering three and a half kilometers in just 10 minutes. Awana SkyWay cable car ride is one of the latest additions in RWG and the ride through the mist with amazing aerial views of the lush green forests, the meandering roads and the surrounding hills is a lovely experience. The gorgeous view of the mist clad Chin Swee temple is another attraction on the way up. There is also a station at this temple if visitors would like to alight and visit.
Jurassic Research Centre:
This is an interesting experience for kids as well as adults. There are numerous giant sized dinosaurs which are machine controlled and make movements, noises and look real. The centre also has a fossil laboratory which is a great insight regarding the extinct species.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium:
This entertaining museum has weird displays and quirky information from world over. The information and photographs shared could well be eye openers for many visitors. Most of it is quite unbelievable and the name- Odditorium definitely sounds apt.
4D Trick Art museum:
If you love art, this museum will definitely win you over. This has innumerable four dimensional arts all over the place. It is a walk through a magnificent display of illusions and incredible art work.
As you walk around Sky Avenue, don’t be surprised when the central atrium suddenly turns into a theatre of visual story telling. The extraordinary show of lights and sounds showcases a visual and motion graphics programming with a spectacular orchestra of audio. The visuals are beautiful and the suspended balls which are 1000 in numbers further add to the charm of this spellbinding experience. There are three stories and there is a show every one hour.
Dining at Sky Avenue:
While the brand outlets may take a major share of your time at Sky Avenue, the long list of dining options are sure to leave both your tummy and mind satiated. The numerous restaurants and food courts serve a wide range of cuisines from Oriental to Malay to continental and much more. There are also cafes, ice cream shops and pizzerias. The popular outlets are Burger & Lobster London, Cafe’s Richard brasserie, Motorino pizzeria, Tampopo, Morganfield’s, Paradise Dynasty, Jom Makan street food etc. I had a delicious Nasi Ayam Claypot from Jom Makan food court.
P.S.: I had visited Resorts World Genting on an invitation from Malaysia Tourism board, but the opinions are completely mine.