Friday, October 15, 2010


Genting Highlands (Malay: Tanah Tinggi Genting; otherwise known as Resorts World Genting is the flagship integrated resort developed by Genting Group. It is nestled on a mountain peak (maximum elevation about 1760m) within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia. It is accessible by car from Kuala Lumpur in one hour, or also accessible by a cable car called Genting Skyway (3.38 km[1])which at its opening used to be the world's fastest and South East Asia's longest gondola lift.

In 2006, the resort had 18.4 million visitors.[1] Resorts World Genting was founded by the late Lim Goh Tong (Tan Sri) in the late 1960s. Currently, this resort is being lead by Lim Goh Tong's son, Lim Kok Thay (Tan Sri) who is also the current president and CEO of Star Cruises. Resorts World Genting is the sister resort to the Resorts World Sentosa and Resorts World Manila.

It is sometimes informally known as the Las Vegas of Malaysia, dubbed the "City of Entertainment" as it has the only legal land-based casino, Casino de Genting in the country and is run by Genting Malaysia Bhd, a subsidiary of Genting Group.

Resorts World Genting has six hotels. In 2006 Guinness World Records listed the First World Hotel as the world's largest hotel with a total of 6,118 rooms.[2]
Maxims Hotel
First World Hotel
Genting Hotel
Highlands Hotel
Resort Hotel
Theme Park Hotel

Bakery - Pastries, sandwiches & desserts
Coffee Terrace - Asian and Western buffet
Genting Palace Restaurant - Cantonese cuisine
Hainan Kitchen - Hainanese cuisine
Imperial Rama - Fine Dining Thai-Chinese cuisine
Ming Ren Restaurant - Xinjiang cuisine
The Olive - Fine Dining Western cuisine
VIP Restaurant - Thai-Chinese cuisine

Cloud 9
All Sports Bar
Patio Bar & Lounge
Theme Parks

Genting Theme Park
The resort has three theme parks which are Genting Outdoor Theme Park, First World Indoor Theme Park and Water Park. There are over 20 signature attractions which include:
Flying Coaster
Genting Sky Venture
Haunted House
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum
Space Shot

Genting Skyway

Genting Skyway (Cabin View)
Genting Skyway, located at the Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor side of Genting, Malaysia, is a monocable gondola lift serving the Genting Highlands Resort. Its lower station is located near Gohtong Jaya, and its upper station is located at Highlands Hotel of Genting Highlands Resort.
It was officially opened in 1997 by the former prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir bin Mohammad.

The resort has five performance venues.
Arena of Stars
Genting International Showroom
Genting International Convention Centre
Pavilion Hall
First World Plaza

Genting International Convention Centre
GICC consists of a Grand Ballroom, 6 meeting rooms at first tower block & 12 meeting rooms at second tower block, supported by an aesthetically designed and spacious pre-function foyer, a well-equipped business centre and VIP / Media reception rooms.

The Grand Ballroom is the largest column-free hall in the country and can accommodate up to 2,000 banquet-style and up to 4,200 in theatre-style seating, and the entire area can be split up conveniently into two to four sections according to clients' needs.

Awards ceremonies
The resort hosts several award ceremonies at the Arena of Stars, with capacity of 6,000 people.
IIFA Awards 2002 - hosted by Amitabh Bachchan
Zee Cine Awards 2007
Lux Style Awards 2007
MTV Asia Awards 2008 - hosted by Jared Leto



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