Genting, the Las Vegas of Malaysia, is one of the most popular mountain resorts of Southeast Asia. This state of the art entertainment village, built on the Genting hilltop, is a much sought after tourist destination. In addition, Genting has the advantage of the proximity to the capital city, Kuala Lumpur, which helps to make it a popular convention center. Genting is thus a self compliant destination, which can amuse people of any category, including bachelors, family, women or kids.
Geographically, Genting highland is a mountain peak of Titiwangsa Mountains, located in Malaysia. It is situated at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. Genting features lush green forest in its valley, the characteristic feature of equatorial region. The soothing temperature, which ranges between 16 to 23 degrees, provides a natural feel of air conditioning. The climate is usually cold and refreshing, often clouded and misty. The view from the highlands offers a memorable experience of enchantment. The serenity of the highland attracts the native crowd, which offers them a refreshing breath that they lack in the dusty city.
Genting, only 50 km from the Kula Lumpur city, offers a hill riding experience, while getting there. The steep hill side makes Genting a permanent spot for the national cycling competition. Besides the competition, Genting is a popular venue for several other conventions and meetings. The historic shrines in the highland, Chin Swee Caves Temple and the Mosque, increase its importance as a pilgrimage spot. Cradle Rock, IAB Security Point, Sempah welcome arch, highland farms-vegetable, daylily and mushroom, and nursery are some of the other attractions of Genting highlands.
As an entertainment destination, Genting satisfies every need of a pleasure seeker. The supreme attraction of Genting is its famous casinos, the only legal casinos in Malaysia. The casinos feature all the popular gambling games and in addition, some of the Chinese games. The casinos attract a large crowd to the highlands. Theme parks are another popular attraction of the entertainment village, which include an outdoor theme park and an indoor one. The theme parks provide unique experience of snow villages and haunted adventures, and feature separate rides in different categories such as thriller family and children. For cyber addicts, Genting offer the most modern cyber games in its cyber parks.
Getting to Genting is very easy, since rental taxis to charter helicopters are available for transportation. According to the budget, the travelers can choose rental car, taxis, express bus, limousine coaches, shuttle services, or charter helicopter. Sky way cable car offers a unique picnic ride, while getting to Genting. A number of hotels are available in highlands, which offer comfortable accommodation and delicious cuisine. The large shopping malls offer an opportunity to grab any thing that the visitors wish for.
In a nutshell, Genting is a complete picturesque mountain tourist destination, which feature casino, theme parks, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls.