Live the high (geddit?) life at Genting Highlands with glass-bottomed gondolas, theme parks, award-winning performances and more!

Skytropolis top down view - Things to Do in Genting Highlands

Growing up, I recall my classmates sharing about their cross-border adventures to Genting Highlands, but I never got to be one of the lucky ones that went to this hip destination for families.

So to finally set foot in Genting for the first time ever, I was pretty excited to experience all that I’d missed out on as a kid. And to my pleasant surprise, turns out it’s not just a destination for families!

Fun Things to Do in Genting

1) Join the Stormtroopers in the World of Virtual Reality at The Void

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Have a go at Asia’s first immersive virtual reality (VR) experience at The Void. Combined with multi-sensory effects, not only do you see yourself in the virtual world, you also feel everything that goes on. We’re talking blazing heat of busted engines and the tickle down your spine from getting shot at — yes, it’s that kid-friendly!

Choose from a variety of games such as Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire, Ralph Breaks VR, Nicodemus: Demon of Evanishment and Ghostbusters.

Entrance Fee: 130RM (Star Wars/Ralph Breaks VR) & 90RM (Nicodemus/Ghostbusters)
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM, closes 11PM on Fridays & Saturdays
Location: Level 1, First World Plaza

2) Scream Your Lungs Out at Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park

With over 16 rides to choose from, Skytropolis has rides catered to both children and thrill-seeking children-at-heart! Also, because it’s an indoor theme park, you never have to worry about bad weather ruining your plans.

Skytropolis ride - Things to Do in Genting Highlands

The best part about being located right inside an entertainment complex is that you can always take a break from the topsy turvies and hit the mall for some retail therapy!

Skytropolis Disco! - Things to Do in Genting Highlands
Favourite ride: Disco!

Entrance Fee: 60RM (1-Day Pass) & 78RM (2-Day Pass)
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM
Location: Level 1, First World Plaza
*Pro-tip: Purchase the Preview Pass instead of the pay-per-ride tickets for greater savings.

3) Get Spooked by the Undead at Zombie Outbreak

Zombie Outbreak - Things to Do in Genting Highlands

Relive your worst nightmares at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Adventureland’s Zombie Outbreak! No matter how much you anticipate where the zombies are going to pop out from, nothing will prepare your heart for the scare. This is definitely not one for the faint-hearted.

Entrance Fee: 38RM
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM, closes at 11PM on Fridays & Saturdays
Location: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Adventureland Level 4, Sky Avenue

4) Go Tobogganing Down the Icy Slopes of Snow World

Snow World - Things to Do in Genting Highlands

Freezing at sub-zero temperatures? Life-like snowfall? Sliding down icy slopes? If you’re missing those winter holidays, this Snow World’s for you.

The highlight of it all is the Toboggan slide experience. Grab a tube from the bottom of the slope, climb to the top of the stairs — a great way to warm up even if you’re not planning on Tobogganing — and get ready for an exhilarating and bumpy ride!

Entrance Fee: 50RM
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10:30PM (Sun – Thur), 9AM – 11:30PM (Fri & Sat)
Location: Level 2, First World Plaza

5) Hop on a Glass-Bottom Gondola and Enjoy 360° Views of Genting

Awana Skyway - Things to Do in Genting Highlands

Get onboard a glass-bottom gondola for an added thrill and marvel at the landscape of Genting Highlands from 1,723m above! A one-way ticket — for both the regular and glass-bottom gondolas — gives you access to Chin Swee Caves Temple (#8) and Genting Highlands Premium Outlets (#6).

Awana Skyway Glass floor gondola - Things to Do in Genting Highlands
See the world beneath your feet onboard the glass floor gondola!

To top it off, these Awana Skyway gondolas even have USB charging available in their cabins!

Cost: 9RM or 18RM/pax one-way for a glass-bottom gondola
Opening Hours: 7AM – 12AM
Location: Level 4, SkyAvenue (SkyAvenue Station) & Level 4, Awana SkyWay building (Awana Station)
*Pro-tip: Purchase your return ticket together so as to avoid long queues at the ticketing counter when you’re coming back.

6) Shop Till You Drop at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets (GHPO)

GHPO - Things to Do in Genting
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What’s a holiday without a little shopping? With over 130 designer brands like Kate Spade, Fossil, Coach & Polo Ralph Lauren in GHPO, there’s no doubt you’ll be spending the entire day in this shopping paradise.

Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM
How to get there: Awana Skyway — Awana Station

Must-Sees in Genting

7) Imaginatricks

Imaginatricks 7 man stunt - Things to Do in Genting Highlands
The Gerlings executing a human pyramid on a thin metal wire.

Trust me when I say you won’t regret this. Brace yourself for an action-packed evening of entertaining cabaret, masterful comedy acts and spectacular acrobatics by record-breaking stuntmen.

Imaginatricks Face Team 2 - Things to Do in Genting Highlands
Meet the semi-finalists of Britain’s Got Talent Season 6, Face Team!

And just when you think the night has reached its peak, the acrobatics team, The Gerlings, will astound you with the Wheels of Suspense. Imagine yourself trying to balance on a rotating metal structure. Now imagine jumping, cartwheeling and even somersaulting on one! Geez, these guys really make it look too easy.

Imaginatricks Wheels of Suspense - Things to Do in Genting Highlands
Wheels of Suspense by award-winning acrobatics team, The Gerlings

Imaginatricks is the new resident show at Resorts World Genting and from now till 24 May 2020, they’ll be bringing their A-game to you twice a day at the Genting International Showroom. Don’t miss it!

Cost: From 96RM
Opening Hours: 4PM & 8PM
Location: Genting International Showroom

8) Chin Swee Caves Temple

Chin Swee Temple - Things to Do in Genting Highlands
This 35,000 sq ft Sky Terrace was built with the intention of allowing visitors to experience walking among the “clouds in heaven”.

At 1,400m above sea level, the Chin Swee Caves Temple is an excellent vantage point overlooking lush green forests. It’s the ideal escape from the crowds and to embrace the serenity up on the hill.

Chin Swee Temple Buddha - Things to Do in Genting Highlands

Some key landmarks include the nine-storey lamp-lit pagoda as well as the 15 metre-tall statue of Buddha, said to have been the inspiration for the development of the resort about 45 years ago.

Entrance Fee: Free
Opening Hours: 9AM – 6PM
Getting there: Awana Skyway — Chin Swee Station

9) 4D Trick Art Museum

4D Trick Art Museum Superman - Things to Do in Genting Highlands
Would ya check out that hunk of a Lee Kwang-soo-perman?!

Get creative with the various backdrops and angles at the 4D Trick Art Museum! Don’t worry if you don’t have a clue where to start or how to pose — just look at the suggested poses by the side of each exhibit for inspiration. If there’s ever a time to be dramatic, now’s as good as ever!

Entrance Fee: 38RM
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM, closes 11PM on Fridays & Saturdays
Location: Level 4, Sky Avenue, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Adventureland

10) Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium

Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium entrance - Things to Do in Genting Highlands

Discover the world’s oddities and wackiest finds at Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium. Spend an hour or two wandering through these halls and learn about some of the most interesting and absurd things throughout the course of history.

Ripley's Believe it or Not - Things to Do in Genting
Spend enough time with the oddities, you’d best be wary of turning into one.

Entrance Fee: 51RM
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM, closes 11PM on Fridays & Saturdays
Location: Level 4, Sky Avenue, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Adventureland

11) Jurassic Research Centre

Jurassic Research Centre T rex - Things to Do in Genting Highlands

Head on down to the Jurassic Research Centre and get up close and personal with life-sized creatures from the Jurassic age. Not only are they life-sized, they’re also very much life-like, right down to their expanding ribcages with every breath they take! Snap as many photos as you want with these prehistoric creatures, but watch out for those swooshing tails that’ll catch you by surprise.

Jurassic Research Centre - Things to Do in Genting Highlands

Entrance Fee: 51RM
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM, closes 11PM on Fridays & Saturdays
Location: Level 4, Sky Avenue, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Adventureland

Popular Restaurants in Genting

12) The Laughing Fish

The Laughing Fish 2 - Things to Do in Genting Highlands

Opened in December 2018, The Laughing Fish by Harry Ramsden is a classic British pub that serves up mouth-watering portions of freshly-prepared cod and haddock. Their world-famous fish & chips come with double-cooked chips, ensuring they stay crispy, longer, on your plate!

The Laughing Fish - Things to Do in Genting Highlands
From left: Haddock (Legendary portion) & Cod (Legendary portion)

The main difference between cod and haddock lies in the texture — the cod is flakier while the haddock is chunkier. And for the average palate (like mine), you might not notice unless it’s pointed out, but the cod has a lighter taste compared to haddock.

Cost: From 38RM
Opening Hours: 12PM – 11PM, closes 1AM on Fridays & Saturdays
Location: Level 4, Sky Avenue, High Line Roof Top Market

13) Jom Makan

Jom Makan Food Spread- Things to Do in Genting Highlands

Jom Makan is one of two food courts in the Sky Avenue shopping mall. As the only one that’s halal-certified, you can expect that crowds get crazy from 8AM, especially over the weekend. If you’re not in a hurry, 10AM is a good time to get breakfast after the crowd subsides.

Fried Kuey Tiao at Jom Makan - Things to Do in Genting Highlands
A personal favourite, their Fried Kuey Tiao.

Cost: From 14RM
Opening Hours: 8AM – 10PM, closes 11PM on Fridays & Saturdays
Location: Level 4, SkyAvenue

14) La Fiesta

Dinner at La Fiesta - Things to Do in Genting Highlands

Enjoy traditional Spanish cuisine at La Fiesta with their signature seafood paella. Prepared with a very generous amount of seafood, pair your meal with a Tapas Platter to share with your friends!

Picasso at La Fiesta - Things to Do in Genting Highlands
Picasso — A flaming cocktail of gin, cognac and a mix of herbs and fruits.

The highlight of their drinks menu is the Picasso. A delicate blend of gin, cognac, fruits and herbs, torched to perfection in front of your eyes.

La Fiesta Paella Food Stand - Things to Do in Genting Highlands
In a hurry? Grab a portion of paella to-go from their paella stand outside the restaurant! The best part? It’s just 9RM. What a steal!

Cost: From 72RM
Opening Hours: 12PM – 10PM (Sun – Thu) & 11AM – 12AM (Fri & Sat)
Location: T2-29, SkyAvenue Mall

15) Malaysian Food Street

Malaysian Food Street Food Spread - Things to Do in Genting Highlands

From wanton mee to curry laksa, whatever your hawker cravings are, Malaysian Food Street has the answer.

Laksa at Malaysian Food Street - Things to Do in Genting Highlands

I grew particularly fond of the Curry Laksa which is only mildly spicy. It’s so tasty, and the strips of taupok dripping with sauce made it extra shiok (delicious)!

Cost: From 21RM
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM, closes at 12AM on Fridays & Saturdays
Location: Level 4, SkyAvenue

16) High Line Roof Top Market

Lobster Nasi Lemak - Things to Do in Genting Highlands

You’ve probably had countless plates of nasi lemak throughout your life, but have you ever seen a lobster rendition of the dish? Sink your teeth into the succulent flesh of this one-of-a-kind, east-meets-west platter! Prepared in a flavourful curry sauce and paired with sweet sambal, you’ll remember this dish for days.

Kam Heong Seafood Bucket - Things to Do in Genting Highlands

Also at High Line Roof Top Market, you’ll find the most scrumptious Kam Heong* style Seafood Bucket. It was my first try of Kam Heong style cooking and boy was I blown away! The burst of flavour from the blend of spices was so good, it’s definitely something worth trying.

*Kam Heong is a blend of dried shrimps, curry powder, garlic and shallots.

Cost: ~88RM
Opening Hours: 11AM – 1AM
Location: Level 4, SkyAvenue

Note: Some items listed above (#13 – #16) might not be available due to menu changes.

How to Get to Genting

Awana Skyway Gondolas - Things to Do in Genting Highlands
Would you take a cable car all the way from Singapore to Genting? If there was a fully-serviced gondola with reclining seats or sleeper options, sign me up!

An hour-long flight, or a seven-hour journey across the causeway? To most people, the former would seem like the more sensible option.

But for those who aren’t particularly fond of flying, there are comfortable coach options that provide onboard services, meals, fully reclinable seats, personal entertainment and WiFi!

And of course, for service and facilities equivalent to that of a full-service flight, the cost is comparable as well. But hey, what’s a holiday without splurging a little? 🙂


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