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10 Things to Do in Genting Highlands Other Than the Theme Park

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The long-awaited outdoor theme park in Genting Highlands is set to open soon in 2021 (if Covid-19 doesn’t thwart its plans!) While we wait patiently for its opening, let’s talk about some other fun things to do in Genting Highlands!

There’ve been many exciting changes in Genting in recent years, and we can’t wait to visit once the borders reopen! Another great thing about Genting Highlands is that even though it is an entertainment hub, there are also surrounding nature and mountains. This makes it a great getaway for both urbanites and outdoor lovers, which is a rare find in Malaysia!

Without further ado, let’s have a look at some fun things to do in Genting Highlands!

1. Indoor theme park

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The outdoor theme park might not be ready yet, but the indoor theme park, Skytropolis is already open. If you’ve missed some indoor fun, you’ll definitely enjoy the new and improved rides. Plus, bad weather won’t put a damper on your plans! Adrenaline junkies, you should definitely hop on Spin Crazy, Power Surge and Disco! Don’t forget what is undoubtedly the most beautiful ride in Skytropolis, the Royal Carousel.

Covid-19 update: Due to Malaysia’s MCO 3.0, Skytropolis is temporarily closed until further notice.

2. The VOID

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Combining Hollywood characters and storylines with state-of-the art technology, physical stages and multi-sensory effects, The VOID offers an immersive virtual reality experience. Whether it’s your first VR experience or your tenth, you’ll find this to be easily one of the best VR experiences in Malaysia.

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Covid-19 update: Due to Malaysia’s MCO 3.0, Skytropolis is temporarily closed until further notice.

3. Awana Skyway Cable Car

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Get to the peak in just 10 minutes from the Awana Station at mid-hill to the SkyAvenue Station at the peak! The Awana Skyway Cable Car is a great way to admire the views of the mountain. With the same ticket, you also get a free stop at the Chin Swee Station. Get off and explore the beautiful Chin Swee Caves Temple and its magnificent surroundings!

4. Chin Swee Caves Temple

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This grand religious site sits on a sharp, rocky slope near the peak of Genting Highlands. Embark on a cultural journey through a visual depiction of the afterlife, or simply enjoy the magnificent mountainous landscape. Chin Swee Caves also houses one of the most beautiful Starbucks outlets in Malaysia, so make sure to grab a drink here! The architectural style was conceptualized to fit in with the environment, as well as the gigantic statues of Kuan Yin and Buddha.

5. Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm

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Visiting this strawberry farm is one out of the many family-friendly things to do in Genting Highlands. Here, you can pick your own strawberries straight from the orchards, or purchase a variety of organically-grown treats. One of its most picturesque features is the Lavender Garden, with unique fountains within a field of purple blooms. If you get a little peckish, stop by the strawberry-themed restaurant for a bite!

6. Ripley’s Adventureland

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An odditorium like no other, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! holds the wackiest and weirdest items our world has to offer. There are 300 exhibits showing off the strange, the shocking, and the beautiful. If you’re into dinosaurs, then you’ll definitely enjoy the life-size (and life-like) dinosaurs at the Jurassic Research Center. Afterwards, enter a spine-chilling live-action haunted attraction, Zombie Outbreak, and try to hide from the undead if you can! 

7. Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Center

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About 45 minutes away from Genting Highlands is Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Center. This is the only elephant sanctuary in Malaysia, and there are hundreds of elephants living here. All of them have been rescued as a result of poaching and destruction of their local habitats. To many animal activists, the center still has much to improve on, but they have at least stopped their elephant rides! Overall, it is very educational and an opportunity to see Malaysian elephants up close.

8. Awana BIO Park

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A walking distance from Resorts World Awana is the Awana BIO Park. Here, explore one of Malaysia’s oldest rainforests and meet its natural residents in a vast array of flora and fauna. There are three trails here: Easy Trek, which takes 30 minutes and is recommended for travellers with children or senior citizens. Nature Trek is crafted for the average nature lover, taking an hour with moderate pacing and difficulty. Lastly, the Eco Trek takes you deep into the jungle. Here, you will have the highest chances of encountering local wildlife and exotic plants. The hike takes two to three hours and is of moderate to strenuous pacing and difficulty.

9.  Gunung Bunga Buah

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If you’re really up for a challenge, Gunung Bunga Buah is a mountain standing at 1,430 metres above sea level. It’s not one for the faint-hearted – this hike will take 4 hours there and 4 hours back! The hiking trail begins at Gohtong Jaya, a service township of Genting Highlands. Most of the time, you’ll be walking through dense undergrowth, with the trail going up and down rather than a single ascent. While you will enjoy great views along the way, you should watch out for leeches, especially after heavy rain!

10. Genting Highlands Premium Outlets

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Shopping might not have been one of the best things to do in Genting Highlands, but that has changed thanks to the Premium Outlets. Here you can find big brands like Coach, Nike, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade and more on sale for up to 65% off! If you’re a shopaholic, you can easily spend a full day here. When you get hungry, there are also an array of dining options from the food court, or one of the many restaurants and cafes.

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