Officially known as Resorts World Genting and a self-proclaimed City of Entertainment, Genting is Malaysia's wholesome version of sin-city Las Vegas. The primary draw is that Genting is the only place where you can gamble legally in Malaysia, but there's also a theme park to keep the kids amused. The resort offers six hotels with 10,000 rooms, over 50 fun rides, 170 dining and shopping outlets, shows, business convention facilities and entertainment options. As a plus, being located up in the highlands means it's cooler than the steamy lowlands. Many visitors come to Genting for the sole purpose of experience the chill, where the temperature can get to as low as 10 Celcius. Genting attracted 19.2 million visitors in 2008.
The company that owns and runs the resort at Genting Highland, also owns the neighbouring Singapore's Integrated Resort at Resort World Sentosa.
The distance of Genting Highland from KLCC is merely 56km, and normally take about an hour by car.