Perched atop the Genting Highlands, almost 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) above sea level, the Genting Highlands Theme Park is a comprehensive leisure and amusement resort in a truly unique Malaysian setting.
The park's First World Indoor area offers various rides within themed zones, each named after famous cities and landmarks around the world. The Snow World attraction is particularly popular with children, featuring a play area, log cabin, igloo and toboggan slides, while the Rainforest Splash Pool is also made for kids.
The outdoor theme park also has a range of amusements and attractions that can be enjoyed in a cool climate due to the altitude of the park. Here, travelers will find the usual roller coasters, ferris wheels, carousels, train, car and ship rides, plus boating, archery and a whole host of other activities.
For the ultra-adventurous, there's also a free-fall skydiving simulator, plus a 50-foot-high (15-meter) rock-climbing wall with a 20-foot (six-meter) overhang. The bowling alley, video arcade, cineplex and Malaysia's only casino also provide entertainment for all ages.
The drive up to the Genting Highlands Theme Park is an incredibly scenic one. It can be reached in approximately one hour via the Karak Highway, while a Kuala Lumpur to Genting direct bus service is also available from KL Sentral, Jalan Duta Coach Station and Gombak LRT Station. A cable car spans about two miles (3.5 kilometers) of tropical rain forest from the base station at Gohtong Jaya to the resort, and a complimentary shuttle service is available to transport visitors to and from hotels and cable car stations.