Looking for a quick weekend getaway to rest and relax from your stressful 9-5 job? Well, you certainly don’t have to travel far to have a good time! There are many places Singaporeans can go to enjoy a weekend break from the hustle and bustle of their work life.
In this article, we will be focusing on Genting Highlands, Malaysia. Genting Highlands is a short 5-hour drive from Singapore with a whole bunch of amenities, meaning that you will definitely be occupied with fun activities to engage in when you are there.
To top things off, the weather up in Genting Highlands is supercooling, meaning you also get to take a (much needed) break from Singapore’s sweltering heat!
We will be talking about the TOP 5 Things to do in Genting Highlands when you go there for a weekend getaway, so stick around to find out more!
1) Awana Skyway Cable Car
To start things off, I’m sure one of the main attractions people come to Genting Highlands for is the magnificent scenery they get to see when as they ascend to the top. Well, over at Awana Skyway Cable Car, you are able to do just that!
With the Glass Flooring of the Cable Cars along with a FREE Pit Stop at Chin Swee station, it will definitely be an experience not to forget.
Awana Skyway is the main one of the two Cable Car System that operates in Genting Highlands, with the other one being Genting Skyway. The cable car service at Awana Skyway travels a total distance of 2.8km from Awana Station to the SkyAvenue Station.
Depending on the day’s weather conditions, you can expect the ride to last 10 to 15 minutes long.
A single one-way ticket for the Genting Skyway Cable Car is priced at an absolutely affordable 9RM (S$3). What’s more, after disembarking at the final stop, you arrive at the famous SkyAvenue mall, which houses many international brand stores and restaurants, which will definitely keep you occupied for the entire day.
Awana Skyway Location: Level 4, Awana SkyCentral, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia Opening Hours: Daily 7am to 12am Phone: +60 3-6101 1118 Click here for more details on Awana Skyway
2) SkyAvenue Mall
SkyAvenue is Genting Highland’s largest and newest lifestyle mall that opened its doors at the beginning of 2017 at Resorts World Genting.
Housing over 100 retail stores and 70 eateries, this mall is sure to be a hit amongst people from all walks of life.
Firstly, catch a movie over at Bona Cinemas. Decked out with plush seats that can recline along with an IMAX theatre, it will definitely be an enjoying movie experience to remember.
Standard seat tickets start from 16RM, which is super affordable, considering it’s already cheaper than the cheapest movie tickets in Singapore!
Once you’re done with your movie, time to satisfy your hungry stomachs! There are many food options here, with some examples being Malaysian Food Street, Palsaik Korean BBQ, Burger & Lobster, Lenu Restaurant and Marrybrown Fried Chicken just to name a few!
If you’re up for drinks, SkyAvenue has got you covered too! There are Alfresco Bars located on Level 4 along with popular Bubble tea stores such as Gong Cha for you to chill out with your friends.
Now that you’ve satisfied your movie watching desires and hungry stomachs, time to reward yourself to a full body massage!
Healing Touch is a Wellness Spa located on Level 4 of SkyAvenue, inside Ripley’s Adventure land. It offers a variety of massage options, ranging from Full Body/ Foot/ Shoulder massage and even a Fish Spa option.
A 1-hour Body Massage costs around RM188, which is super worth it for the quality and amount of relaxation you’ll feel at the end of it!
Healing Touch Location: Level 4 inside Ripley’s Adventureland (T2C-B18) Opening Hours: Daily 10am to 12am Phone: +601 2233 7525 Click here for more details on Healing Touch
What better way to end the day with a short gambling session to let off some steam and try your luck for the day?
SkyCasino is a massive 2-storey Casino designed with a “green-forest” theme in mind, which explains the many tree-shaped pillars.
Don’t get too concentrated in your game, remember to look up at the ceiling from time to time as they are decorated with intriguing animated lights!
SkyCasino Location: Level 1 Opening Hours: 24 Hours Phone: +603 6101 1118 Click here for more details on SkyCasino
3) Genting Highlands Premium Outlet
Haven’t gotten enough of the Great Singapore Sale? Come visit the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets and shop till your heart’s desire!
With up to 70% discounts off renowned brands such as Michael Kors, Coach, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade and many more, you might need to make a few trips to and fro your hotel to deposit your loots from the Premium Outlet!
The Genting Highlands Premium Outlet is conveniently located at the Awana Station at SkyCentral (the one we mentioned earlier), you can definitely add this destination to your must-visit places the next time you come!
Genting Highlands Premium Outlets Location: KM13, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia Opening Hours: Daily 10am to 10pm Phone: +60 3-6433 8888 Click here for more details on Genting Highlands Premium Outlets
4) Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort
Fancy getting some fresh air? Or maybe Casinos and Shopping Malls are just not really your thing?
Well, take a visit to Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort, where you will be able to take part in a myriad of outdoor activities!
If you fancy some Horse-riding, do visit Awana Horse Ranch, where you can take a ride on a horse through the scenic green hills which Genting Highlands are known for!
If you’d like something more thrilling, you may wish to take part in some Outward Bound Activities, such as Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Flying Fox and Eco Trail.
Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort Location: KM13, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting, Malaysia Opening Hours: Daily Phone: +60 3-2718 1118 Click here for more details on Awana Genting Highlands Gold and Country Resort
5) Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park
They say save the best for the last, and so here it is! Skytropolis is a massive 400,000 square feet Indoor Theme Park located at First World Plaza, which is adjacent to SkyAvenue.
Skytropolis has rides fit for all ages, ranging from Children’s Rides, Family Rides and Thrill Rides, to make sure everyone in the family has something to do!
We totally recommend the Spin Crazy for all you daredevils out there! Spin Crazy is a ginormous 360-degree spinning pendulum that is sure to leave you dizzy for more!
There are many variations of tickets that are on sale; Pay-per-Ride, Preview Pass, or even the Saver Combo. We recommend getting the Preview Pass to get the most out of your money spent!
The Preview pass allows you to have unlimited access to all rides in Skytropolis after paying the one-off fee, which is priced at 60RM for a 1-day pass and 78RM for a 2-day pass.
Skytropolis Location: Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia Opening Hours: Daily 10am to 10pm (including public holidays) Click here for more details on Skytropolis
We hope you have gained some insight into what activities are in store for you over at Genting Highlands Malaysia!
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