Above a blanket of cloud as far as the eyes can see, there sits Resorts World Genting: a true hill-top Malaysian hub for attractions, entertainment, eateries and hotels.

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Known as a Las Vegas of Southeast Asia, Resorts World Genting is located on Titiwangsa mountain on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. It has long been attracting adventurous souls from across the world to experience its vivacious offerings, spanning top-notch accommodations, theme parks, game centres, shopping centres, and even casinos.

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If you’ve got a chance to climb up the 5,700-feet mountain and relish in the great stay up at the Resorts World Genting, here are the best things to do when you are there.

Sky-high Stay

Set on a high-altitude hill of over 5,700 feet above the ground, Resorts World Genting is home to over 10,500 rooms all spread out in seven of their on-site hotels: Crockfords, Genting Grand, Maxims, Resorts World Awana, Resort Hotel, First World Hotel, and Theme Park Hotel. Aiming to cater to everyone’s taste and budget, each location offers a unique stay. But if you want a great vacay dotted with five stars then the Genting Grand and Crockfords Hotel tailored with luxury setting and service should be your go-to.


For casino devotees, Resorts World Genting provides a vast selection of gaming in their spacious yet sophisticated themed space to enchant and embrace your inner poker.

Opt for the SkyCasino at SkyAvenue for an impressive array of games for you and your fam or friends to all partake in the fun. But for old-school slot machines and table games, Genting Casino within Genting Grand will be on 24/7 to maximize your time at the Genting Highlands.


Resorts World Genting boasts a plethora of eateries and cafes with scrumptious bites and beverages to keep your inner foodie entertained and satisfied. From Malaysian to Western and Japanese fare, the resort has a little bit of everything on offer to please everyone’s palate. We suggest you stop by The Laughing Fish by Harry Ramsden for drool-inducing fish and chips, or Medan Selera, an all-around eatery with an array of Western, Asian and Middle Eastern food.

Those hankering to gorge on a full-on local meal, Malaysian Food Street will let you indulge wholeheartedly in nasi lemak, curry laksa and kaya toast.

For nightlife, rooftop bars like High Line and Cloud 9 are great spots to unwind whilst lingeringly sipping on great concocted drinks and bar bites.

Theme Parks

Brace yourself because the theme parks here are everything you could ever imagine. Whether you like the ferris wheel, drop tower, carousel, snow world, or virtual reality games, Resorts World Genting has got you covered.

Recently launched in October, the horror house here is themed after the award-winning South Korean zombie movie, Train To Busan. It will welcome you into an imaginative yet realistic apocalypse world divided into different interactive stations with a setting mimicking real zombie-invading zones, just like in the movie. Be prepared to get chased and scream if you wish to escape from the infectious virus. Located at the Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, the Train to Busan Horror House is open daily from 2 December 2019 to 1 January 2020.

Not into a horror houses? Less spooky yet equally exciting activities at Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park brim with fun-filled rides that can also be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Another thing you shouldn’t miss out on is THE VOID, a hyper-reality hub where you can even turn into a Marvel character with Avengers Damage Control: A Virtual Reality Experience.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium and Jurassic Research Center are also here to entertain as well as educate visitors who look to experience something new during their stay.

Resorts World Genting, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.