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Genting Highland Day Trip & Batu Caves Temple Tour (8Hrs)

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Stop At: Gombak, Batu Caves 68100 Malaysia

The limestone forming Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old. Some of the cave entrances were used as shelters by the indigenous Temuan people (a tribe of Orang Asli). As early as 1860, Chinese settlers began excavating guano for fertilising their vegetable patches. However, they became famous only after the limestone hills were recorded by colonial authorities including Daly and Syers as well as American Naturalist, William Hornaday in 1878. Batu Caves was promoted as a place of worship by K. Thamboosamy Pillai, an Indian trader. He was inspired by the vel-shaped entrance of the main cave and was inspired to dedicate a temple to Lord Murugan within the caves. In 1890, Pillai, who also founded the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur, installed the murti (consecrated statue) of Sri Murugan Swami in what is today known as the Temple Cave. Since 1892, the Thaipusam festival in the Tamil month of Thai (which falls in late January/early February) has been celebrated there. Wooden steps up to the Temple Cave were built in 1920 and have since been replaced by 272 concrete steps. Of the various cave temples that comprise the site, the largest and best known is the Temple Cave, so named because it houses several Hindu shrines beneath its high vaulted ceiling. In August 2018 the 272 steps were painted in an extraordinary colour scheme, with each set of steps painted in a different range of colours. However accusations were almost immediately made by the National Heritage Department for a breach of law requiring authorisation for renovations within 200 metres of a heritage site. The temple's management disputed their failure to receive authorization.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, 4 Jalan Usahawan 6 Setapak Jaya, Kuala Lumpur 53300 Malaysia

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is the go-to place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to experience pewter, both as a beautiful piece to be admired and as a craft. Wander through intriguing museum exhibits and witness real-time pewter crafting and end your tour with hands-on pewtersmithing workshops. Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is recognised as one of the top tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur, winning the Traveller's Choice Award by TripAdvisor in 2015. The world's largest pewter tankard, recognized by the Guinness Book of Records, was made by Royal Selangor in 1985 to commemorate its centenary. Displayed at Royal Selangor headquarters in Setapak, it is 1.987 metres tall, weighs 1,557 kg and has a capacity of 2,796 litres. The giant tankard has travelled around the world to places such as Canada, Australia, Singapore and China.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Genting Skyway, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

Enjoy the breathetaking view with a 10min gondola cable car ride across the Awana SkyWay. The Genting Skyway is one of the two aerial lines serving Genting Highlands, with the Awana Skyway serving as an alternate route. The monocable gondola lift was officially opened by the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir on 21 February 1997. Genting Skyway can carry more than 2,000 people per hour with 8 passengers per gondola. At the maximum speed of 6 metres per second (21.6 km/h), the 3.38-kilometre (2.10 mi) journey up the mountain peak takes approximately 15 minutes, depending on the weather. The system was designed by Leitner Rope ways.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm, No.1, Lot 3707, Jalan Jati 2 Bandar Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands 69000 Malaysia

Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm is a family-friendly attraction in Genting Highlands, where you can spend an afternoon exploring its many colourful fruit farms and flower gardens. Set within Bandar Gohtong Jaya, it’s accessible within a six-minute drive from the Genting Premium The idea of a hill resort located near Kuala Lumpur occurred to Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong during a business trip to the Cameron Highlands in 1964. He mooted this idea while enjoying the fresh and crisp air from the balcony of his hotel room. A private company called Genting Highlands Berhad was set up on 27 April 1965, with the late Tan Sri Haji Mohammed Noah bin Omar, Tan Sri Lim successfully obtained approval for the alienation of 12,000 acres (4,900 ha) and 2,800 acres (1,100 ha) of land from the Pahang and Selangor State Government respectively between the years 1965 and 1970. An anomaly happened during the obtaining of the land approvals. While the Pahang state government swiftly approved a freehold lease, the Selangor state reluctantly approved a 99-year lease. As a result, Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong met the then Menteri Besar of Selangor, Dato Harun Idris and told him that a freehold lease would be more feasible than a 99-year lease. Finally, the Selangor state government agreed to grant a freehold lease.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, premium outlet Genting, Genting Highlands 69000 Malaysia

The integrated hill resort represents a popular weekend getaway from the city heat, connected by major highways, trunk roads and cable cars service from Gohtong Jaya and is accessible by car within an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur (about 35 km), or accessible by two different cable cars, Genting Skyway which at its opening was the world's fastest and South East Asia's longest gondola lift, and the newer Awana Skyway. The idea of a hill resort located near Kuala Lumpur occurred to Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong during a business trip to the Cameron Highlands in 1964. He mooted this idea while enjoying the fresh and crisp air from the balcony of his hotel room. A private company called Genting Highlands Berhad was set up on 27 April 1965, with the late Tan Sri Haji Mohammed Noah bin Omar, Tan Sri Lim successfully obtained approval for the alienation of 12,000 acres (4,900 ha) and 2,800 acres (1,100 ha) of land from the Pahang and Selangor State Government respectively between the years 1965 and 1970. An anomaly happened during the obtaining of the land approvals. While the Pahang state government swiftly approved a freehold lease, the Selangor state reluctantly approved a 99-year lease. As a result, Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong met the then Menteri Besar of Selangor, Dato Harun Idris and told him that a freehold lease would be more feasible than a 99-year lease. Finally, the Selangor state government agreed to grant a freehold lease.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Genting Highlands Theme Park, Genting Highlands Resort, Genting Highlands 69000 Malaysia

Set High Among The Clouds. Resorts World Genting Promises An Extraordinary Experience. So Much To Do Here. City of Entertainment. 45 Mins From KL. Cool Mountain Air. Destinations: Genting Premium Outlet, Gohtong Jaya, Chin Swee Caves Temple. Genting Malaysia has introduced a plethora of new facilities and attractions under the GITP that promises to provide guests a truly wholesome and world-class experience at RWG. These include the First World Hotel Tower 3, the Awana SkyWay cable car system, the Theme Park Hotel, the Crockfords Hotel, new attractions in the SkyAvenue entertainment complex and the newly refurbished First World Plaza, as well as the new Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park. The opening of the Genting Highlands Premium Outlet.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chin Swee Cave Temple, Genting Highlands, Pahang Darul Makmur, Genting Highlands 69000 Malaysia

The Chin Swee Caves Temple (Chinese: 清水岩庙) is a Chinese temple in Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. It is situated in the most scenic site of Genting Highlands, on a 28-acre plot of rocky forested land donated by Genting Group founder the late Lim Goh Tong. Located 4,600 feet above sea level, the temple is about 5–10 minutes' drive down from the peak of the mountain. Within the temple is seated a statue of Qingshui, a Buddhist monk who has long been referred to as a deity in Fujian Province, China for his supernatural abilities to summon rain and drive away evil spirits. The temple attracts many local and foreign devotees from Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, China, Thailand and Indonesia.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Casino De Genting, Genting Grand, Genting Highlands Resort, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

SkyCasino Genting is known as the largest casino in Genting Highlands, spanning two floors with eight dining venues, a massive LED screen on the ceilings, and a variety of gaming tables and slot machines. It’s located within SkyAvenue Shopping Mall and operates 24 hours a day, making it a popular entertainment centre among adult visitors. This forest-themed casino is fitted with plenty of earth-toned furnishings and wooden fixtures, while its state-of-the-art ceiling, which is 16 metres in height, offers a digitalised image of the sky and towering trees. The gaming tables and machines are spaciously spread out throughout both levels, along with seven LED screens that display ongoing competitive gaming tournaments. You can easily find self-service kiosks, Genting ATMs and bank teller machines here, as well as casino personnel on hand if you’re in need of assistance. For added convenience, treasury counters are also available for transactions at SkyCasino Genting.

Duration: 1 hour
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