Enjoy the varied charms that the different highlands in Pahang have to offer. These highlands, or hill stations, have traditionally been a retreat where one can rejuvenate the tired body and sooth the weary soul. During the days when Malaysia was a colony of the British Empire, such cool retreats were much sought after by the government officers and their families, to escape the burning heat on the lowlands and the stress experienced in the towns. There are many charming bungalow and rest-houses dating back to the colonial era in the highlands. These highlands include Cameron Highlands and Fraser's Hill. Today people still flock to these hill stations to escape for a cool retreat and relaxing holiday amid nature and fresh air.
Better access has made the Cameron Highlands very popular, with its rolling hills, tea plantations, flower nurseries, strawberry and vegetable farms. Fraser's Hill is very popular with those wishing to play golf and bird watch.
Although not actually a high station, the highest peak in Peninsula Malaysia, Gunung Tahan, 2187 meters, is located in Taman Negara, and provides a great challenge to those wishing to climb it.
The recent addition to the list of hill stations is Genting Highlands. It is not only developed as a cool retreat but also as a casino and theme park, and is a host to international entertainment shows. And now Bukit Tinggi has also joined the ranks of popular hill resorts in Pahang.
- In Brief
Genting Highlands is a fairly recent hill development, its concept is very different from other hill resorts. It offers an exciting range of activities and is known as the 'City of Entertainment'.
Genting Highlands is the most developed of the hill resorts in Malaysia, and was founded in 1965. Situated 54 km north of Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands is the perfect escape for those seeking relaxation and entertainment in a cool montane setting.
Genting Highlands offers a lot of attractions such as an international class casino ,international standard hotels, and fun and excitement at the Genting Indoor Theme Park and Outdoor Theme Park. The International Showroom features shows from all over the world. There are more than 35 restaurants, bowling alley, swimming pool, video arcades, karaoke lounges, discos, etc.
There is a golf course and other sporting activities such as horse riding, abseiling and mountain biking. Walk away from the resorts, and you will begin to find some fascinating relicts of montane forests.
Enjoy the cable car right up to the summit, the lower station is situated near the Awana Golf and Country Resort. The 20 minute ride ascends from 914m to 1768m.
Genting Highlands is situated about 2,000 meters above sea level and can be approached either from the state of Selangor or Pahang.
How To Get There
Genting Highlands, 54 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur
By Bus and Skyway : Express Bus from Pudu Raya bus station. From Putra LRT (Terminal Putra Gombak) to Genting.
8.00am to 7.00pm - from Terminal Putra Gombak to Genting Skyway
9.15am to 8.15pm - from Genting Skyway to Terminal Putra Gombak
By Taxi : From KL International Airport, from hotels and from Pudu Raya taxi station.
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