Malaysia Trip: Genting Highlands (Day 4 Part 2)

Rides & Hotels at Genting Highlands

On our 4th day, we went to Genting Highlands. Genting Highlands is a resort up in the mountains, 55km away from Kuala Lumpur. The resort consists of hotels, theme parks, etc.  We went there via a private tour bus and then took the remaining way by riding a cable car (telefric). The queue to the cable car was 45 minutes. Yep, looong but it is not recommended to take the whole ride via a car as the roads are steep & somewhat dangerous. Anyway,  as we ascended in the cable car, the weather got really cold. I loved the cable ride as you go over untouched tropical forests. You can hear jungle sounds from animals and insects. When we arrived at the other end, there was an indoor and outdoor amusement park. We paid for all-day tickets that covered indoor and outdoor rides. They warned us at the ticket booth that if it rained, all outdoor games would be closed and no refund would be issued. Anyway, we went to the outdoor area because indoors rides are for young children (4 years or less). There were many rides but unfortunately, my nieces and nephews only got into 1-2 rides because the ride queues were loooooong. It took around 2 hours to get into ONE RIDE and the amusement park wasn’t even busy that day!!! Imagine if we had gone during the weekends or public holidays….. Honestly, I spent most of the time there waiting either in a queue or waiting for my nieces and nephews to finish their rides..

Cable car to Genting Highlands. You can see untouched tropical forests.

Do I recommend going to Genting Highlands? Not really.. The cable ride was nice but once you arrive, the queues are long and there isn’t really anything to do unless you want to play rides. It will take you 1.5-2 hours standing in a queue to play one ride and the ride isn’t that great to justify the queue.

If you are planning to go to Kuala Lumpur and still insist on visiting to Genting Highlands. Please be aware of following:

  • Never go on holidays or weekends because it is going to be crowded and you will be bumping elbows as you walk.
  • Don’t buy all-day outdoor & indoor ticket as it is not worth it. Buy per ride. It’s cheaper and it might rain so all out-door rides will be closed and no refunds will be issued.
  • Check the weather. It might be cool or COLD so bring a jacket just incase. We didn’t believe our tour guide when he told us it might get cold and it did get cold so most of us had to buy jackets from there.
  • Even though the cable car queue is around 45 minutes, take a cable car because you get to look over beautiful untouched tropical forests.
More pictures below:

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