It’s been close to 6 years since Genting Highland’s outdoor theme park was closed down in 2012 to make way for new development (i.e 20th Century Fox World). At first, there’s nothing much to do up there to attract the regulars but during recent years, we’ve seen new concepts sprouting at the peak of Mount Ulu Kali which once again spark tourist attractions.
1) New cable car
Remember driving halfway to Gohtong Jaya and take the cable car up to Genting Highland? It’s memorable when we can enjoy the forest scenery while taking the cable car. It takes around 20 minutes to reach the destination. Since Genting is building their new outdoor theme park, they have their new cable car recently. Awana SkyWay, Resorts World Genting’s new state-of-the-art cable car system, is now open to visitors. The Awana SkyWay is located at the new Awana Transportation Hub and offers both thrills and convenience to Resorts World Genting guests. The 99 cable cars can carry 3,000 passengers every hour on the 620-metre ascent from Awana station to the final stop, Sky Avenue station. With a top speed of six metres per second, the 2.8-kilometre journey takes just 10 minutes
2) Shopping hub
Genting Highlands Premium Outlets is an outlet center with a collection of designer and name brand merchandise at savings of 25% to 65% every day. Located just right next to Awana SkyWay, it’s fairly convenient for people to shop till they drop in a cool environment. There are more than 150 designers and brands here, including Coach, Adidas, Moschino and Hugo Boss.
3) Unique eateries
Within Sky Avenue itself, there are more than 70 retail outlets and eateries for you to experience. Be amazed with the lights and sounds performance via Sky Symphony at the center of the mall. Browse through international brands at retail outlets in every floor. You can enjoy the local food at Malaysian Food Street after shopping. Unlike the olden times, there are only a few selections for restaurants and retails outlet. The first outlet of Burger & Lobster in Malaysia is located at Sky Avenue.
4) New Casino
SkyCasino at Genting Highlands is one of the main attraction for many local adults and tourists alike, according to a blog post I read on www.schmittscasino.com. Visitors can enjoy their meals any time of the day and resume their session afterwards. While we don’t condone gambling, it’s quite an experience for first timers to check out this space and admire their interior designs.