INTERESTING PLACE IN PAHANG
Prepared by: Anis Zahirah
HISTORY v The idea came from a late Malaysian Chinese businessman, Lim Goh Tong.
v Ispired by the fresh air in Cameron Highlands during his business trip there in 1963 for a
hydroelectric power project.
v Cameron Highlands was too far away from Kuala Lumpur, and therefore building a
mountain resort nearer to Kuala Lumpur is great business potential.
v Lim identified Mount Ulu Kali in Genting Sempah, 58 km from Kuala Lumpur, to
set up Genting Highlands Berhad (now Genting Group) on 27 April 1965 with
the late politician Mohamad Noah Omar
v Successfully obtained approval for the alienation of 12,000 acres and 2,800
acres of land from the Pahang and Selangor State Government respectively
between 1965 and 1970.
Attractions Awana Resort Hotel
Launch Date: 1984 Launch Date: 1992
• Resort World Genting Desciption: Situated approximately 4 Description: The hotel is a long white
Accommodations km before reaching Resort World towel that faces the Theme Park Hotel
Genting, Awana is a resort hotel with and is the main entrance to the 20th
Theme Park Hotel: a golf course, swimming pool and Century Fox World. One of the entry
Launch Date: 1971 (Reopened in 2017) other sports facilities. points to Genting Casino.
Description: Formerly known as Hotel on the
Park, it is the first hotel to open in Genting Highlands Tower First World Hotel
Highlands and sits opposite the outdoor Launch Date: 1997 Launch Date: Tower 1 (2001), Tower 2 (
theme park. The hotel’s Valley Wings section Description: Inititally opened as 2006), Tower 3 (2014)
is connected to the main section via a walk Highlands Hotel, the hotel was Description: First World Hotel, with its
bridge. refurbished into Maxims in 2015 but two very noticeable brightly coloured
reverted ton its original name in towers, was the largest hotel in the world
September 2020, It houses the upper untill 2008 but regained the title in 2015
of station of Genting Skyway. with the completion of Tower 3
Genting Grand Hotel: Crockfords
Launch Date: 1981 Launch Date: 2017
Description: It was known as Genting Hotel, and then later Description: Initially occupying
,Maxims before Highlands Hotel took the name. The building is Maxims’ upper floors, it was
known for the huge “Genting” logo on its rooftop, which can be relocated to Sky Avenue’s upper
seen from as far as Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya (over 70 km floor next to Sky Casino & First
away) on a clear day. It was made in a “Y” shape. It houses the World Hotel.
Genting Casino as well as Genting Grand Complex.
• THEME PARKS v Resort World Genting is the only legal land-based casino
area in the country.
v There are two theme parks at Resort World Genting, Genting
Outdoor Theme Park & Skytropolis Funland,an indoor theme park. v There are two main casino outlets in the resort,
Genting Casino in Genting Grand Complex & Skycasino in
v Genting Outdoor Theme Park was opened in 1994 with several SkyAvenue Mall
riders, including a monorail service. It was closed on 1 September
2013 to make way for the construction of world’s first 20th Century
v The theme park was eventually rebranded as Genting Skyworlds.
v There are currently five shopping malls at the resort, Awana Sky
Central, First World Plaza, Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, Sky
Avenue & Genting Grand Complex.
v Two of the shopping malls, Awana SkyCentral & Genting Highlands
Premium Outlet, are near Gohtong Jaya and are connected by two
link bridges. The 3 remaining malls are situated at the mountain top.