Genting offers family treats


JUST outside the bustling metropolis of Kuala Lumpur is Genting Highlands Resort.

Better known as Genting – City of Entertainment, it combines fun-filled attractions with entertainment and the luxury of an international-class destination, to cater for the many diverse cultures and visitors from all walks of life. Extensive plans over the years, including the completion of the First World Complex – First World Hotel, First World Plaza and Genting International Convention Centre – in 2001 have ensured that its facilities and amenities have made it Malaysia's premier, fully-integrated family holiday destination and the resort of choice. Over 15 million visitors, both Malaysians and international visitors, visit Genting each year.
Genting Highlands Resort features six hotels with over 10,000 guest rooms, over 90 distinctive dining outlets, shopping paradise with over 80 stores, pulsating indoor and outdoor theme parks with more than 50 fun rides, lively casino gaming and more than 10 leisure and entertainment hotspots. The resort also operates Genting Skyway – the longest cable car in Southeast Asia - spanning 3.38km from the mid-hill at Gohtong Jaya to Highlands Hotel at the peak.
With a tag line like Genting – City of Entertainment, the resort goes all out to ensure that visitors experience just that. The Genting International Showroom, the 6,000-seat Arena of Stars and the 1,700-pax Pavilion have set the stage for a pantheon of world¬class entertainers including Cliff Richard, Ronan Keating, Westlife and more, as well as  Arab artist Kadim Al Sahir.
The unique Fantastica! The New-Age Circus debuted at the Pavilion, with a truly international cast of more than 50 gymnasts, acrobats, dancers and singers.
The Genting Theme Park, the first of its kind in this region, is guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping with more than 50 rides. Built at a cost of RM100 million ($27.1), the first phase covers 12 acres and contains a dazzling variety of indoor and outdoor rides and entertainment centres.
The Snow World is the largest indoor snow house in Malaysia and draws more than 2,000 visitors daily, making it the most sought-after experience at the park. An Indoor Theme Park with 500 video games simulators will also  stretch your abilities.
More than 10,000 rooms are available in the six international class hotels at Genting Highlands: Genting Hotel, Highlands Hotel, Resort Hotel, First World Hotel, Theme Park Hotel, and Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort.
The 6,300-room First World Hotel, part of the First World Complex, is Malaysia's biggest hotel with 32 check-in counters. Full of glitter and excitement, Casino de Genting is the region's leading casino. Spread over three hotels – Genting Hotel, Resort Hotel and Highlands Hotel, the casino offers a lively gaming atmosphere for visitors to pit their skills on the table games and the slot machines.