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    DIY Tour of Genting Highlands, Malaysia

    On our last day of KL training of Netscreen firewalls, we hopped unto a train at KLCC terminal going to KL Sentral and bought bus tickets at the second floor going to Malaysia's famous hill station: Genting Highlands.

    The bus trip took about an hour up the mountain where it's misty and cold. We didn't come here to gamble but just to take a peek at one of Malaysia's tourist attractions plus an exhilirating ride on gondola of Genting Skyway, a fast cable car service.

    genting highlands cable carpicture of Skyway cable car with genting hotel nearby

    Inside First World Plaza are replicas of world famous landmarks like Eiffel Tower of Paris, Big Ben of London, Gondolas of Venice, Times Square of New York and many more

    There's also a Ripley's Believe or Not gallery or interesting and eerie displays.

    After a few photo opportunities, decided to leave early to avoid rush (we bought return tickets as soon as we arrived just to be sure)

    Genting Casinos and Gambling tips:

    ceiling of genting casino

    * Casino de Genting, Genting Hotel
    * Monte Carlo Casino
    * StarWorld, First World Hotel

    Table games: roulette, baccarat and Chinese games (tai sai and pai gow), a little poker and numerous slot machines.

    Tip: Gamblers need to sign up with Genting's Worldcard to withdraw winnings

    Genting Highlands Hotels and Accomodations:

    * First World Hotel
    * Genting Hotel
    * Highlands Hotel
    * Resort Hotel
    * Theme Park Hotel

    How to get to Genting Highlands from KL:

    KL Sentral to Genting Highlands Resort
    Genting counter at Level 2, KL Sentral Station
    Adult Fare: RM7.30 Child Fare: RM5.70

    Buses also leave Puduraya Bus terminal every 30 minutes.


    posted by backpacking philippines @ 11:05 PM,


    At Feb 3, 2009, 1:44:00 PM, Anonymous Irisdiane said...

    Do you know some cheap hotels or inn in kuala lumpur?im planning to go there alone this april or may.

    At Feb 3, 2009, 8:17:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    irisdiane, as of now i don't have updated information on cheap inns in KL, a fellow traveler friend of mine may know who's been there recently

    At Mar 28, 2009, 12:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Irisdiane, for a 3 star hotel, try Corus Hotel.

    At Mar 28, 2009, 9:43:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, i remember that hotel. that's where I stayed at when i was there in KL. walking distance from KLCC and Petronas Towers :P

    At Jan 5, 2011, 2:24:00 PM, OpenID docgelo said...

    my wife, our kid and i enjoyed genting highlands only last december 2010. i'm gradually exploring parts of malaysia beyond my worksite in penang.

    happy 2011 to you, tutubi!
    all the best :D

    At Apr 27, 2011, 2:14:00 AM, Anonymous Thunderbird Rizal Casinos said...

    I'm afraid of heights but if I will go there. I wish to ride in the cable car. Thanks...

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    At Oct 8, 2011, 4:11:00 PM, Anonymous Noel English | Casino Online said...

    Another tip for people who would like to gamble is to keep tabs on their money. :)

    I'm planning to visit KL soon and I just might drop by the Monte Carlo casino.


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