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Being kids @ Genting Highlands

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Genting Highlands or Resorts World Genting is a resort cum theme park located on a hill (5000 ft +) within the Titiwangsa mountains, around 1 hour by bus from Kuala Lumpur.

We didn't plan to stay overnight at the themed hotels at Genting, so we started off early from Kuala Lumpur by the Go Genting Express service from KL Sentral (http://www.rwgenting.com/en/getting_there/express_bus.htm)

The bus drops you at the Genting bus station at the base of the hill, after which can take the cable car (Skyway) to the top. The express bus service offers a combo ticket for both the bus journey and the Skyway and it's quite economical compared to any other transport. At KL Sentral, the bus tickets can be purchased from their counter located at lower ground floor, the 1st bus departs at 8 am from Sentral and the last one from Genting departs at 9:30pm. Do start early to make the most of the time.

The bus journey took around an hour and then a short journey by the skyway.....but we did really enjoy the skyway ride...a steep climb to the misty hill top. At Genting, there are 2 parks - outdoor and indoor ones. When we visited back then, we took the combo tickets for both parks - however, the outdoor rides are what we enjoyed the most. The indoor one is mostly for kids.

Got to know the out door park is closed since September 2013 for a major change, so only the indoor rides are available these days.

Apart from the rides, there are plenty of theme parky stuff like many restaurants, souvenir/gift shops, casinos. Shopping at Genting is expensive, but we found the shops at Genting bus station to be far better for budget.

If you aren't much into theme parks or you have been to Disney world or similar one before, you might avoid Genting altogether from your Malaysian itinerary. We wanted to be kids again after the temple run in Siem Reap, so we included this one and enjoyed it, especially the outdoor park.

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Bus station at KL Sentral...
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The skyway...
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At theme park...
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Prawn rice and Chinese tea...
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A small temple at the Genting bus station...our 8:30pm return bus arrived an hour later, so we did have some time at the station too..
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Posted by arunbaliga 03:59 Archived in Malaysia Tagged kuala_lumpur malaysia genting

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