Genting Highlands used to be known predominantly as a casino destination, but that has changed. Now known as Resorts World Genting, the resort atop Mount Ulu Kali in Pahang, Malaysia has become a family-friendly entertainment hub with something for every age group.
Resorts World Genting houses two theme parks and is also home to Ripley’s Adventureland, with attractions such as the Jurassic Research Centre, an electric go-kart track and a jungle gym.
It’s also a choice destination for music lovers, having hosted numerous concerts featuring some of the biggest names in entertainment such as A-Mei and Aaron Kwok. In fact, it’ll soon host the upcoming Supalapa music festival and an impressive line-up of concerts, including another show by Kwok.
But first: How do you get there? If you’re travelling from Singapore, the easiest way is to drive, a journey that will take about six hours. Or you can let someone else do the driving by taking a direct bus service from operators such as StarMart Express, KKKL Travel & Tours and 707 Inc Travel.
If you’re planning a quick weekend getaway, here’s what you can expect in Genting Highlands.
GENTING SKYWORLDS THEME PARK
Opened in 2022, Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park has nine specially-curated and distinctive themed “worlds”, including Rio and Ice Age.
Some popular rides include the 4D ride Independence Day: Defiance and the kid-friendly Blue Sky Carousel. For adrenaline junkies, there are also the roller coasters Mad Ramp Peak – Full Throttle Racing and Acorn Adventure.
From now till Jun 30, families and thrill-seekers can enjoy discounted ticket prices to this theme park via the Resorts World Genting’s website and mobile app.
Standard 1-Day ticket prices start at RM126 (US$26.65) per person for low season, which is a savings of RM93. Larger groups can take advantage of the website-exclusive Buy More Save More 1-Day Ticket Combo deal with four tickets for RM454 (a savings of RM422) and nine tickets for just RM873 during low season (a savings of RM1,098).