Las Vegas of Malaysia
Trip Start Aug 21, 2008
3Trip End Aug 27, 2008
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On our third morning in Malaysia, we took one hour bus ride from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kubu Bharu. From there we took world’s fastest and South East Asia’s longest cable car ride to the City of Entertainment. It was a cloudy day and drizzling occasionally. The best part of this trip was the Genting Skyway. The thirty minutes ride through the clouds was tranquil. We enjoyed beautiful misty views from the surrounding hills on our way up.
After reaching the peak, I realized the bus ticket included cable car fare and I paid twice for the cable car ride. We went to Coffee Terrace for lunch. The view from the restaurant was superb.
Genting Highlands is the only place to gamble legally in Malaysia
Genting Highlands has both indoor and outdoor theme parks. I am always up for adrenaline rush and hence outdoor activities are my natural choice. I made the mistake of buying tickets for the outdoor theme park in the cloudy weather. After two rides, it started raining and most of the rides were shut down.
In the evening we took a walk and enjoyed the scenic beauty of the forest and mountains. We started cable car ride in the late evening. It was dark and stormy. Occasional lightning made the whole ride very thrilling. The cable car had to stop few times due to strong winds. It took around one hour to come down.
We reached Kuala Lumpur at night and went to bed early to catch next morning’s flight to Langkawi.