Why you die die must go to Resorts World Genting

If you are like me, your last visit to Genting Highlands in Malaysia was probably when you were a child or teenager with your family, letting loose at its outdoor theme park and relishing the cooler weather.

Since then, Resorts World Genting has gotten a major makeover and has evolved into the perfect destination for a weekend getaway.

Although the highly anticipated 20th Century Fox World theme park has yet to open, there is plenty to do whether you choose to go with friends or family.

The iconic hilltop resort is a great retreat from Singapore's heat and humidity (with average temperatures between 14 to 22 degrees Celcius) and is only a seven-and-a-half hour bus ride away if you take a Transtar coach from Golden Mile Complex.

There are a variety of world-renowned restaurant chains to indulge in and you can shop till you drop at its new mall, SkyAvenue, and the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets.

Watch our video below to find out why you die die must go to Genting Highlands and scroll down for highlights.

Where to eat

1. Burger & Lobster

Do not be surprised if you see snaking long queues outside this UK chain from London that specialises in, as its name suggests, lobsters and burgers. The lobsters are flown in live from Canada and whether you choose to have it steamed, grilled or braised, you cannot go wrong. Its selection of juicy and hearty burgers are delectable as well but we say go for the lobsters. Mains start from RM65 to RM158. End your meal with the yummy durian tempura (RM25) which is exclusive to this outlet.

2. Motorino

Where can you get the best pizza in Brooklyn outside of the United States? Right here. Enjoy authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza at this joint. You can choose a selection of pizzas with classic Italian flavours but we urge you to try the special Egg, Beef Bacon & Chilli pizza (RM52) that comes with a flavourful sambal.

3. Cafés Richard


This one is for the Instagram queens and kings. Indulge in some high tea at this classy Parisian-style restaurant. Coffee connoisseurs will appreciate the selection of beans the cafe has selected from around the world. We also tried the Parisian High Tea set (RM143 for 2 pax, available between 2.30pm to 5.30pm) that is just nice for two people and offers both sweet and savoury delights.

What to do

1. Awana SkyWay

Take a glass floor gondola (RM35 for one-way) on the Awana SkyWay to enjoy a spectacular view of heavy mist hanging over the lush greenery of the 130-million-year old rainforest below. You can also take a standard cabin (RM8 for one-way) if you have vertigo. The cable car connects you from the resort to Awana Skyway Station, where Genting Highlands Premium Outlets is at, in just 10 minutes. 

2. SkySymphony light show

The SkySymphony is a free public light show that will engage your senses with its audio, visual and motion graphics programming. Unwind from a day of food and shopping and take in the dynamic transformation of 1,001 winch balls suspended from the mall's ceiling as it tells a story.

3. RedTail

Partygoers might be familiar with the RedTail outlet in Singapore but you will find that the one at Genting has a little more to offer. The sports bar has arcade and console games as well as old-school ones like Connect 4. Customers can knock back some drinks as they challenge each other to a round of beer pong or pool as well. It's all about fun here and the best part is you don't even have to leave the mall.

Where to stay

1. First World Hotel

Take the chance to stay at the world's largest hotel. Apart from that, it's conveniently located and easily accessible to the rest of the hotel and offers really affordable room rates.

2. Theme Park Hotel

This newly-renovated hotel has a funky theme and is catered to large groups. Some rooms can fit up to six people. Some rooms offer views of the English Garden and the Awana SkyWay cable cars and a bonus is that it's just a stone throw away from the future 20th Century Fox World theme park.