First World Hotel, Genting Highlands by カメラマン on Flickr
First World Hotel, Genting Highland by カメラマン on Flickr

Express Bus to Genting Highlands

Going to Genting Highlands is always a fun experience; nestled high above sea level at more than 1,700m (5,570 ft), Malaysia's very own Las Vegas has provided Singaporeans with exciting getaway for years.

Getting There

From Singapore, it is both convenient and cost-effective to take an express bus to Genting. Several bus companies operate direct bus services and some even offer Genting package which also includes hotel accommodation.

Beside Golden Mile Complex, there are several pick-ups points located in the heartlands: Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Boon Lay Shopping Centre, Bukit Timah, Choa Chu Kang, Compass Point, Jurong East, Kovan Hub, Peoples Park Centre, Queen Street, Sembawang, Tampines and Yishun.

Express buses to Genting Highlands will stop at the Mushroom Farm Bus Terminal or the Resort Hotel.

Companies that offer express bus services from Singapore to Genting Highlands include:

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Where to Stay

Finding accommodation in Resort World Genting is easy; there are plenty of hotels here, including the world's largest, First World Hotel. However, book early as rooms can get snapped up rather quickly during peak seasons.

The First World Hotel in Genting Highlands, Malaysia by Benson Kua

The First World Hotel is rated three-star and the price is most affordable. There are two towers with 6,118 rooms; the number is probably chosen to sound auspicious to the Chinese-speaking visitors. Be patient when you're staying here, as check-in and check-out queues are long. The rooms are basic and far not as luxurious as the casino hotel nearby.

Luxury-seekers should opt for Genting Grand Hotel, one of the Highlands' oldest hotels. A five-star joint, it features award-winning restaurant The Olive, among others.

Another hotel you should probably check out is the Resort Hotel because of it convenient location and easy access to the Resort World Genting's must-see attractions.

See & Do

Look ma, no hands by stratman2

The Genting Highlands are famous for its theme parks and casinos. Families should check out First World Indoor Theme Park, which feature numerous rides and attractions, such as a Rainforest Splash Pool, SnowWorld and Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum.

Those opting to spend a day in the Indoor Theme Park should consider the "1-Day Unlimited Ride Pass + Ripley's Believe It Or Not" package: MYR30 for adult and MYR32 for child.

Note: The new 20th Century Fox World theme park is scheduled to open end 2017.

Monte Carlo Casino is the biggest of the 3 casinos in Genting Highlands. And your trip to Genting Highlands is not complete without a visit to the "Monte Carlo" even if you do not gamble. Other attractions include the Arena of Stars, a concert hall and First World Plaza, Malaysia's self-proclaimed highest shopping mall.

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