From a distance, the Genting Highland stand aloof shrouded in mists that blanket jungle covered hills high above Kuala Lumpur. Genting Highland, otherwise known as Resort World Genting is a hill resort in Malaysia developed by Genting Group. Here is the mystical palace of pleasure perched on top of the Barisan Titiwangsa mountain range that runs down the center of peninsula. It is at an average of 1,740 meters (5,710 feet). This all-modern and civilized hill station houses the Malaysia’s only casino, where Western gambling games are played among traditional Chinese games like tai sai. Neckties are compulsory, or you can opt for a traditional Malaysian dress. A sign over the door of the casino is a warning from the Sultan of Selangor and Pahang that Muslims are forbidden to enter and try their luck here. Gambling continues around the clock every day.
Set in a lush countryside, Genting Highland has several modern hotels and resorts which include First World Hotel, Awana Hotel, Theme Park Hotel, Genting View Resort, Genting Grand, Hotel Seri Malaysia Genting Highland and Ria Apartment. Tourists are advised to make an online booking during the peak season. There is also an artificial lake, a golf course and an indoor and outdoor family theme park, which features roller-coaster, boat rides, monorail, pirate ship, snow world and more exciting games here. Save your jungle shoes for the other hill stations.