Tel: (+603) 6101 1110
The last time we went up to Resorts World Genting (review here) was probably around 10 years back - wow, time flies! Some of the old attractions such as Ridley's Museum, theme parks and Cradle Rock have made way for the new development, a new theme park that promises to be massive, and exciting. We revisited, and here's an update on what to do at Genting in the meantime.
We tried to book other hotels (I am not a fan of First World Hotel) but that November, all the hotels up on Genting Highlands were fully booked, leaving only those at mid-mountain available.
FIRST WORLD HOTEL
Genting Highlands, 69000 Malaysia
Tel: +60 32718 1118
We had no choice but to stick with First World Hotel - but were pleased to stay at the newly extended wing with nicer facilities, wifi in room and a fridge! Room per night was around SGD$80.00. Room service was quite efficient and checking out was very easy - simply drop the hotel cards into machines on lobby level and thats it.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Although the theme parks are not ready yet, rest assured that there is plenty to do up here at Genting Highlands for a relaxing vacation - whether you like shopping, KTV, movies or other indulgences. Also do catch their spectacular light show performances at timed
Resorts World Genting has 4 storeys of retail boutiques, with familiar brands such as Sephora, Adidas, Esprit, H&M, Clarks, etc, and some of their local brands. So feel free to shop till you drop whilst here.
Well. yes, cannot miss that one out for sure. Whether you are looking for dice games, card games or just jackpot machines, the newly renovated 2-storey casino has more than enough slots for you to try your hand (and luck) at the various games, as long as you remember to bring $$$.
FOOT MASSAGE / HAIR CUT
There are foot massage spas and several hair salons located among the shops so if you are not a fan of shopping or casino, do drop by to pamper yourself with a soothing foot massage or hair styling session. After all, you are on vacation!
There are also concert performances and movie theatres available for those who prefer visual delights, enjoying concerts, plays and your favourite flicks in cool, air-conditioned comfort.
CHIN SWEE CAVE TEMPLE
For the more religious-inclined, or those with love for culture, drive a little downhill to the Chin Swee Cave Temple, erected in honour of Buddhist monk Chin Swee who has also been referred to as deity. Indulge in the beauty of the scenic views, magnificent Pagoda and Fairies Bridge, etc.
RESTAURANTSUnlike last time, there is no lack of food up here at Resorts World Genting, be it local Malaysian delights, casual cafes or stylish European fare - they have it all covered. We started eating from the foot of the mountain, all the way to Kulai on the way back - so I shall cover all restaurants here.
BURGER AND LOBSTER
Resorts World Genting, Sky Avenue Level 1, Genting Highlands 69000, Malaysia
Tel: +60 36105 9186
I had been recommended to try this restaurant out, and during lunch and dinner time, there was always a long queue. Lobster Rolls are their specialty, and one could choose original or spicy flavour - I picked the spicy one with a glass of White Wine, enjoying the good service and tranquil ambience immensely. Be prepared to spend around SGD$50.00 per person here.
DRAGON-I PEKING DUCK RESTAURANT
Genting Highlands Resort, Level T2 Sky Avenue Lots T2-22 & 23, 69000 Pahang, Malaysia
Tel: +603 6101 3880
This Shanghai restaurant is very popular at Resorts World Genting too, always garnering a long queue - but its easy to see why. With the lavish decor and attentive service, as well as delectable, quality Chinese dishes, people don't mind spending a little time and money to dine well on vacation. We enjoyed their Peking Duck, steamed fish, eggplant etc.
AH YAT ABALONE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Genting Highlands Resort, Level T2A Sky Avenue Lot F/L2A, 23, 69000 Pahang, Malaysia
Prominent brand in Singapore and the region, it wasnt surprising that we also tried Ah Yat Seafood and Abalone set meal here - quality superior items in comfortable settings.
CHIN SWEE VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT
Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands 69000, Pahang, Malaysia
Tel: +603 6101 1613
Located at the serene Chin Swee Caves Temple, this spacious vegetarian restaurant serves up pretty tasty vegetarian dishes for those who do not mind going meat-less. The servers here also take good care of the aesthetics arrangement of the dishes.
MALAYSIAN FOOD STREET
Genting Highlands Level 4 Sky Avenue, 69000 Bentong, Malaysia
A spacious food court style dining arena adorned with vintage Malaysian decorations such as trishaw, etc. There are many stalls serving up local delights such as Hokkien Mee, Sarawak Kolo Mee, Dim Sum, Curry Laksa, Wanton Mee, Bak Kut Teh etc.
OLD TOWN WHITE COFFEE CAFE
B-5 Taxi Stand Resort Hotel, Genting Highlands 69000, Bentong, Malaysia
Tel: +603 6101 2713
Definitely no stranger to this cafe in both Singapore and Malaysia, we decided to enjoy some hot beverages here while going up at night to enjoy the chilly air and blasts of cloud passing through our bodies, generating blissful coolness. We had Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Hot Honey Lemon, Chicken Nuggets and Fries for supper.
LOONG KEE RESTAURANT
35-37 Jalan Jati 1, 69000 Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highland, Pahang, Malaysia
Tel: +603 6100 1149
A friendly, family-style Cantonese restaurant serving up delicious dishes, and where we enjoyed steamed fish, clams soup, beer, tofu, eggplant dishes, a hearty meal at the foot of Genting Highlands before continuing the journey uphill.
69 Jalan Angerrik 3, Taman Kulai Utama, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +6012 721 2196
Enroute home from Genting Highlands, we stopped by this restaurant at Kulai area (Johor) serving up fresh and live seafood. We had Steamed Fish, Black Pepper Crabs, Salted Egg Crabs, etc.
AZUMA JAPANESE RESTAURANT
35C Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Tel: +6073 005038
Under the Edoichi (Right Potential) Group, Azuma Japanese Restaurant has several locations around Malaysia itself, serving up pretty fresh and delectable sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes at reasonable rates.
LUCKY KING BUN (好运面包王)
28, 29 Jalan MPK6, Medan Perdagangan Kepayang, Lebuhraya Seremban, Bukit Nenas, 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Tel: +60 6631 1755
Great combination of big buns and curry chicken in thick gravy and chunky potatoes; definitely delicious and hearty!
LAU YOU JI (老友记) RESTAURANT
No. 38 Jalan Loke Yew, Bentong Town, Pahang, Malaysia
Tel: +60 16443 3129
We wanted to eat at the famous seafood restaurant opposite but it was closed, so we dropped by here for Laksa and Wanton Noodles (tried the original version and the curry version) but food and service were both mediocre, unfortunately.