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Genting Highland The Las Vegas of Malaysia

Known as the ‘Las Vegas of Malaysia’, the Genting Highlands are considered the most ideal destination in the region of Southeast Asia, those who are enthusiastic for a stunning and enjoyable holiday; do prefer to visit this marvelous destination.

The region is positioned on the border, between the states of Selangor and Pahang of Malaysia and is hovering on the Titiwangsa Mountains.The significance of the Titiwangsa Mountains is certainly because of the famous Genting Highlands Resort that attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world. The site being the hub for hi-tech contemporary facilities like glittering casinos, beautiful golf course along with many other amusement centers have earned it the name Las Vegas of Malaysia. Genting Highlands is a mountain top resort near Kuala Lumpur, offers a fresh breather from Malaysia’s capital city blended with all of the pleasure, lavishness, excitement and amusement of an international resort destination.

Most of the Malaysians identify it as identical with the rise of its namesake hill resort; however a large number may not have justly valued the enormous task drawn in, in its construction and the vast possessions and funds mobilized to guarantee what has established at present to be an extraordinary triumph in the resort development. The history of the resort goes back to the period, when a company, Genting Highlands Berhad was established on 27 April 1965, by late Tan Sri Haji Mohammed Noah bin Omar, Tan Sri Lim successfully acquired approval for the separation of 12,000 and 2,800 acres of land from the Pahang and Selangor State Government respectively between the years 1965 and 1970. It was the historical day of August 18, 1965 when a technical and construction team began the prodigious mission that would take four years to complete the access road from Genting Sempah to the peak of Gunung Ulu Kali.

To guarantee the sound and timely construction of the landmark, Tan Sri Lim devoted all of his time, wealth and resources, as well as the treasury of his family company, Kien Huat Berhad towards the creation of this dream resort. March 31st was the day, when the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, late Tunku Abdul Rahman, graced the official laying of the foundation stone for the dream project of Genting Highlands. In 1971, the first hotel at Genting Highlands was successfully accomplished and named earlier as Highlands Hotel, then renamed as the Theme Park Hotel. If you are really in search of leisure vacations, then you must act without any delay to reserve you travel with flights to Kuala Lumpur and arrive here as fresh as you are just coming out from your bed.

Among other great attractions the most enthralling tourist attraction here is the Genting Skyway; it is peddled as the longest cable car in Southeast Asia. Having the maximum speed of 21.6km / hour it is marked as the fastest mono cable car system in the world, offering you the bird’s eye view of the Highlands, which is something that cannot be missed!
Updated : 29-09-2011 20:29:38
Source : news.cheapflighthouse.co.uk
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