5 Eccentric Attractions in Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands is located on the Titiwangsa Ridge and therefore is known as one of the very few places in Malaysia that is cool enough to not break a sweat but not too cold that you would need a winter jacket. It is a wonderful place to experience the beautiful natural rainforest but also it has one of a kind attractions that will blow your mind. 



Elephants Conservation Centre

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Literally one of the most magical places in Genting Highlands, you cannot miss going to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre. First opened in 1989 it is the only dedicated elephant sanctuary in Malaysia and it houses about 500 elephants all of whom have been rescued. These gorgeous beauties were once victims of poaching and habitat loss but they thrive here as a result of proper care and respect. It takes 45 minutes to travel here from the centre of Genting Highlands but all that time is worth it to see such gentle giants up close and personal. 



The Flying Fox

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Calling all thrill-seekers! The Flying Fox at the Awana Genting Highlands Golf Resort is exciting and scary all at the same time. You will be zip-lining about 100 metres through a scenic hill and lush rainforest but do not worry as there are secure safety measures at the place. You will be tightly fastened to a safety harness and handled by professional guides who will talk you through what to expect. For additional fun, check out our Awana Skyway Cable Car voucher as well.  



Snow World Experience

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The last thing to ever expect in Malaysia is snow but that is exactly what you’ll be getting at Show World Experience in Genting Highlands. Be prepared for a pretty winter landscape that you will only believe once you see it. There is even an actual snow slide called the Cresta Run. This is the perfect place to have fun with family or friends while you build snowmen and have a snowball fight so head up here for a once in a lifetime experience. 




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This family-friendly fun park is located in First World Plaza. Here you get to experience new rides and attractions before anyone else such as the Sky Towers and Power Surge. Take your kids for a nostalgic ride in Copper Express, where a steam engine train tours you around a mini garden. Check out package options here! 



Penang Food Village 

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Penang has some of the most delicious food in Malaysia and now you can pig out right here in Genting Highlands. Since food here is generally quite pricey, the Penang Food Village is the best voice for price per quality. Some of the dishes raved about are the Lor Mee and fried Kway Teow so be sure to taste it!



To sum it up, Genting Highlands is truly exceptional in every way and is also a great place to begin while visiting Malaysia for the first time. Guaranteed to be a place you will want to go back to, start planning your trip now and to help you out we have a 2-day and 1-night package at one of the best hotels around.



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