Genting Highland, entertainment galore above the mountain in Malaysia

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On top of Mount Ulu Kali in Malaysia at the height of 1800 meters above sea level lies Genting Highland. Chinese businessman Lim Goh Tong established the hill station in the year of 1965. It is a must-go tourist attraction in Malaysia and almost every tour package you buy will include Genting Highland as one of the destinations.

The primary tourist attraction located on top of the mountain is Resorts World Genting. It is a hill resort which consists of hotels, theme parks and casinos. It is the only place in the whole of Malaysia in which casinos are legal.

Brief history

Chinese businessman Lim Goh Tong had the idea of building a hill resort near the city of Kuala Lumpur. The cool air in the mountain of Cameron Highland had inspired him to do so. The reason being Malaysia is a sweltering country and it would be nice to take a break from the weather. After doing thorough research on the geography in Kuala Lumpur, he identified Mount Ulu Kali as the best candidate for the job.

He immediately set out to work and founded a private company called Genting Highlands Berhad. He received permission to develop a total of 14,800 acres of land from the government. The entire hill resort located above continues to be developed since that day till today.

Things to do

Gamble responsibly at Casino De Genting

Being one of the huge reasons why people go to Genting, the amount of people there trying their luck is immense. There exists tons of games ranging from roulette, slots and blackjack. However, do keep in mind that gambling is extremely addicting and the house always wins. Most importantly, gamble responsibly.

Eat your heart out at the restaurants

The hill resort has hundreds and hundreds of restaurants with the top cuisines from around the world. You want Italian food, there are Italian restaurants. You want local food, there are local restaurants. No dieting allowed!

Go for a walk in the cool weather

Due to the tall height of the mountain, the weather above is very cool around 18-20 degrees Celsius in the afternoon and can go as low to 10 degrees at night. The mountain also offers very pretty scenery of rainforests and greenery.

Visit Chin Swee Temple

The Chin Swee Caves Temple is a temple the size of 28 acres of woodlands within the Genting Highlands.

The temple was erected for the Taoist community in Malaysia and it’s dedicated to Reverend Master Chin Swee which was a famous religionist within the Genting Highlands.

It is said that the master could exorcise spirits and will also bring rain if farmers needed help with their parched crops.

Key takeaways

Genting Highland is one of the star attractions in Malaysia and you should definitely visit the area. You can have fun the whole day long with the multitude of things you can do.


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