Genting Highlands, just 54 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur, is a fairly recent hill development. Its concept is very different from the other hill resorts. Perched on 2,000 meters above sea level along the Pahang-Selangor border, Genting Highlands offers an exciting range of activities that are fun, fast-paced and entertaining. Themed as a City of Entertainment, the resort is popular with day trippers and visitors seeking to indulge in a realm of fantasy around the clock.
Genting Highlands was founded in 1965. Over the years, a wide range of entertainment, leisure recreational and sporting facilities as well as hotels, condominiums, apartments and camping facilities were added. The resort comprises attractions at different elevations. At the peak lies the Genting Theme Park and Casino de Genting, while lower down at around 1,000 meters above sea level is the Awana Golf Course, a cable car terminal, a horse ranch and an eco-park.