Orang Utan Island

Come meet one of Malaysia’s most endearing mascots at the 35-acre Orang Utan Island – a breeding sanctuary cum conservation, research and education centre. Observe these primates as you walk through the 100m steel ‘cage tunnel’. Don’t miss the opportunity to interact with the star attractions, two orang-utan babies, at the end of your visit.

The island is part of the Bukit Merah Laketown Resort, which also has a water and eco park. The resort is just an hour’s drive from Ipoh.

Opening hours:

Orang Utan Island: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Water Park: 12.00 noon – 7.00pm (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Eco Park: 10.00am – 7.00pm Monday to Thursday
10.00am – 7.30pm Friday, weekends and public holidays

Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands is an integrated resort development comprising hotels, casinos and a theme park in Pahang, perched on the peak of Gunung Ulu Kali at 1,800 meters high. Nestled near the border of Selangor within an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur (about 35km). On a clear day, the peak overlooks lush valleys of rainforest stretching towards KL, a breathtaking view for visitors as they enjoy the cooling weather and serene mountain environment.

Since 1971, Genting Highlands has remained the only legal gambling outfit in Malaysia – its very own mini Las Vegas on a mountain top. While the casinos are central to Genting Highlands, a theme park provides fun rides and activities for adults and children alike, while the First World Plaza is a colourful shopping complex with family restaurants, entertainment centers and trendy boutique outlets. On the peak, First World Hotel – the largest hotel in Asia with over 6,000 budget rooms – provides much of the budget faccommodation along with family-oriented Theme Park Hotel. Maxims Genting (Genting Grand) and Highlands Hotel are classy five star establishments while Resort Hotel bridges the gap between budget and luxury accommodation for visitors.

Other attractions / activities:

  • Strawberry Farm
  • Chin Swee Temple
  • Mushroom Farm
  • Bee Farm
  • Memorial Hall
  • Gohtong Jaya
  • Cable Car
  • Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort
  • Jungle Trekking

Twentieth Century Fox World Genting Highlands Coming Soon in 2016
Sources: http://www.rwgenting.com/en/themepark/fox/index.htm

GENTING HIGHLANDS, 17 December 2013 – Genting Malaysia Berhad today announced its RM5 billion Genting Integrated Tourism Plan (GITP) which will see a major 10-year master plan for development, expansion, enhancement and refurbishment of hotels, theme park and infrastructure at Resorts World Genting.

The GITP which will be carried out in phases includes the development of a RM1 billion Twentieth Century Fox World and the proposed establishment of Genting Premium Outlets.

The Honorable Prime Minister of Malaysia YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak officiated the launch of the Twentieth Century Fox World and Genting Integrated Tourism Plan held at the Genting Grand Hotel in Genting Highlands on 17 December 2013. Present at the launch ceremony were Y Bhg Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and Chief Executive of Genting Malaysia, YA Bhg Tun Mohammed Hanif Omar, Deputy Chairman of Genting Malaysia, Y Bhg Dato’ Sri Lee Choong Yan, President and Chief Operating Officer of Genting Malaysia and Mr Jeffrey Godsick, President of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products.

The GITP will bring about an era of change for both the tourism and integrated resort industry in the country and enhance the position of Resorts World Genting as a major tourism hub and cement its position as a well known destination of choice in Malaysia.

“We believe that the GITP will become a major investment in the East Coast Economic Region (ECER). Given the magnitude of GITP’s potential impact to the Malaysian economy and tourism industry within the ECER, I am pleased to announce that the project has been designated as an Entry Point Project (EPP) under the ambit of the East Coast Economic Region Development Council,” said Tan Sri Lim.
Genting Malaysia had earlier entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with ECERDC on 16 December 2013 on the proposed RM5 billion GITP. Under this collaboration, the GITP is expected to spur greater economic growth, generate entrepreneurial and employment opportunities consistent with the goals and targets of the ECER and Malaysian tourism as a whole.

“We are confident that the GITP will be a major contributor towards helping the ECER fulfill its target of attracting investments of RM110 billion and creating 560,000 jobs within the East Coast,” added Tan Sri Lim.

Under phase one of the GITP, Twentieth Century Fox World is expected to boost the number of tourists to the resort. The resort has been welcoming more than 20 million visitors every year. Tan Sri Lim said that although Resorts World Genting has consistently achieved above 90 per cent overall hotel occupancy rates over the last five years, it was imperative that the resort maintained repeat visitation and destination loyalty through continuous enhancement of the integrated resort.

Phase one of the GITP will include the development of new hotel properties, infrastructures and amenities as well as the refurbishment, upgrading and modernization of the existing Genting Grand, Maxims, Resort Hotel, Theme Park Hotel and First World Hotel. Approximately RM4 billion is being invested for this progressive phase which will also see the development of a 1,300-room 3-star hotel adjacent to the First World Hotel.

Other expansion plans include a show arena with a 10,000 seating capacity enabling Resorts World Genting to feature top-notch entertainment acts and further enhance the status of the resort as a provider of world class entertainment.

With a projection towards increased patronage to the resort from year 2015 onwards, phase one of the GITP will also include the development of a new cable car station with a holding capacity for 100 gondolas, capable of transporting up to 4,000 passengers per hour from the mid hill to the resort. Currently Resorts World Genting has one of South East Asia’s fastest cable car systems with the capacity to hold 100 gondolas and carry 1,600 passengers per hour on a 3.4km distance. Other development plans include a multi-storey car park with 3,100 parking bays and additional bus bays. Approximately RM1 billion has also been allocated for the second phase development which is currently in the planning stages.

Tan Sri Lim also expressed confidence that the proposed opening of Genting Premium Outlets at the mid hill of Genting Highlands, under the Genting umbrella will support the GITP’s initiatives of attracting more tourists to the resort which will be recognised as a shopping haven. The proposed Genting Premium Outlets project is still at the conception stage.

Once opened, it will be the second premium outlet in the country and in South East Asia after Johor Premium Outlets which was opened in 2011 within the Iskandar Economic Zone. Similar to Johor Premium Outlets, Genting Premium Outlets will offer a wide range of international designer brand names ranging from fashion, sportswear, fine leather, luggage, housewares, home furnishings, fashion accessories and more.

To date, Johor Premium Outlets has provided more than 3,000 job opportunities and attracted annually more than 4 million discerning shoppers from the region.

“With the anticipated opening of Twentieth Century Fox World in 2016 and the major developments that are taking place, there will be an increase in the number of local and international tourists. We are confident our GITP initiatives will lend credence to the country’s target of 36 million tourist arrivals, RM168 billion tourism receipts and 3.3 million jobs creation by 2020,” said Tan Sri Lim.

One of the major projects being undertaken within phase one of the Genting Integrated Tourism Plan (GITP) towards the enhancement of Resorts World Genting is the development of the estimated RM1 billion Twentieth Century Fox World.

The theme park is the first of its kind in the world and is in response to the growing demands for theme parks that provide a combination of rides, attractions and movie-fantasy appeal. Plans for the development of the first international Twentieth Century Fox World at Resorts World Genting was formalised in June this year between Genting and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products.

When the collaborative partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products was first announced, the initial investment by Genting Malaysia towards the development of the new theme park was RM400 million. Today after further reviews on the concept and rides, the project is now estimated at approximately RM1 billion and is expected to bring the very best in theme park rides and attractions.

“The opening of the first Twentieth Century Fox World theme park at Resorts World Genting takes our rich history of storytelling to a whole new level and will provide an exceptional entertainment experience,” said Jeffrey Godsick, President of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products.”

People from around the world will gather here in Malaysia to become part of the story and to experience the magic and adventure of their favorite Fox properties,” added Godsick.

“Genting as a developer of the world’s top resort destinations is a natural and valued partner for Twentieth Century Fox,” said Greg Lombardo, vice president of location based entertainment for Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “The creation of a world-class entertainment destination in a vital market like Asia is a landmark step in Fox’s global theme park strategy, extending our brand and engaging audiences in new and exciting ways.”

The international Twentieth Century Fox World will consist of unique creative concepts featuring more than 25 rides and attractions of a cinematic nature on 25-acre of land. Visitors to Twentieth Century Fox World will be enthralled by some of the attractions that include action, adventure, animation and sci-fi genres and incorporate spectacular special effects from top movies such as Ice Age, Rio, Night at the Museum and Alien vs Predator to name a few.

Describing the Twentieth Century Fox World as a unique and compelling world-class theme park, Genting Malaysia Chairman and Chief Executive Tan Sri Lim said, “With its mix of rides, attractions and movie-fantasy appeal, Twentieth Century Fox World will definitely pave the way for the continued growth of Resorts World Genting with next level family entertainment experience which will attract tourism dollars to Malaysia.”

The Twentieth Century Fox World theme park will replace the outdoor theme park which ceased operations in September this year to make way for the new development. Resorts World Genting’s indoor theme park however, remains open to the public and continues to offer fun entertainment for the whole family. Visitors can still enjoy the Sky Venture, Snow World, 4D Theatre, Indoor Coaster Ride and many other rides and attractions.

Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon offers adults and children for non-stop fun and entertainment in one place! Enjoy the ultimate theme park and experience with over 80 attractions sprawled across 88 acres of land!

Have a splashing good time at the Water Park before enjoying the fun and excitement of the Amusement Park rides with the little ones. Go wild and interact with the animals at the Wildlife Park and gear up for more action at the Extreme Park before facing your fears at Scream Park. Whatever your fantasy, Sunway Lagoon has it!

Sunway Lagoon has been awarded multiple accolades which include Asia’s Best Waterpark and Asia’s Best Attraction by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) as well as the Best Man-Made Tourist Attraction by Tourism Malaysia Truly, Sunway Lagoon is the ultimate FUN destination.

Sunway Lagoon’s Wildlife Park is one of the recognized educational zoos in Malaysia, featuring 140 species of exotic animals from a range of birds, fishes, reptiles and mammals with its 82 species-specific exhibits, offers anyone from pre-schoolers to adults on a specially tailored educational tour and encounters. The experience includes learning about wildlife first-hand.

Sunway Lagoon is the perfect venue for a team building event. All 80 rides and attractions with more than 140 animal exhibits can be utilised in creating the most memorable and best fun team building ever!

Sunway Lagoon serves as a great venue for a company outing and family day. Activities abound for people of all ages from clowns and animal shows for the kids, surfing and exhilarating rides for the young at heart.

Sunway Lagoon also provides the perfect backdrop to host a themed dinner event or party. You can pick from a variety of possible venues; on the soft sands of the World’s Largest Man-Made Surf Beach, or on the Surf Deck, surrounded by beautiful lake. “Swashbuckling Pirates”, “Wild African” and “Refreshing Hawaiian” are examples of themes that may be incorporated into your annual dinner event, just to name a few.

I-City, City Of Digital Lights

I-City, also known as the City of Digital Lights as it is the first ever tourism destination with lots and lots of LED displays.

There is a Snowwalk, the place is icy cold. There are a large variety of deco structure such as snowman, miniature castles, igloo structures and more. Of course, all of the deco structures are constructed with LED lights. There is an amusement park filled with arcade games and kiddy rides near to the snow walk and is accessible with a short bridge.

Waterworld i-City is the enhancement to the ever-popular i-City which is fast becoming one of Shah Alam’s and Selangor’s top tourist attractions. It is a water theme park with a vortex ride called the Ultimate Tornado, the first spiral slide of its kind in South East Asia.

Trick Art Museum, an addition to i-City’s range of family entertainment activities. Here your eyes play tricks on your mind as two dimensional paintings have been skilfully rendered by artists to make them appear as three dimensional.

The illusionism paintings have been divided into 5 themes:

  • Masterpieces
  • Egyptian
  • Marine Life
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Modern Classics

Red Carpet Wax Museum is the latest addition to i-City’s growing list of tourist attractions. It is described as the ‘first all-star interactive wax museum‘ in Malaysia.

The exhibits are arranged in various themed zones comprising world leaders, historical, political and business icons, Asian and Western movie stars, martial artists, pop stars, sports stars and others. Some are more realistic than others.

If you have been to a Madame Tussauds museum, please do not expect the range and quality of the exhibits at Red Carpet as high as at Madame Tussauds.

Here are some of the famous celebrities you can find on display here:

Presidents Obama and Putin, The Queen, William and Kate, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Napoleon, Kofi Annan, Mao Zedong, Yasser Arafat, Bill Gates, Einstein, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Bruce Lee, Michelle Yeoh, John Travolta, Audrey Hepburn, Tiger Woods, Messi, the Beckhams and many more.

There are other attractions at i-City. These include a reptile house, Laser Warzone (a laser tag game), amusement arcade/indoor funfair games, souvenir shops, food stalls, shops, a full size cinema screen (showing some Van Diesel film during our visit) and a range of restaurants.

Aquaria KLCC

Nestled in the heart of the bustling “Golden Triangle” of Kuala Lumpur and within walking distance from the Petronas Twin Towers, Aquaria KLCC is a state-of-the-art oceanarium showcasing over 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures over a sprawling 60,000 square-foot space in the Concourse Level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Must do:

  • Marvel at the Arapaima, the world’s largest freshwater fish which can weigh up to 200kg
  • Walk through Aquaria’s 90-metre long tunnel to view sharks, stingrays and other marine life
  • Watch the Bumblebee Dart Frog, which is said to be one of the most toxic animals on earth
  • Observe the Sand Tiger Shark, one of the most aggressive sharks in the world
  • Watch the daily fish-feeding sessions

Angry Birds Activity Park

South-east Asia’s first indoor Angry Birds Activity Park. Fans of the animated bird game will be delighted to find fun-packed games, activities and entertainment such as the Lazer Bird Shoot, Red Bird Goal, Piggy Shooting Gallery and Captain Black Bird Ship.

The park covering 26,000 sq ft is located at third floor in the Komtar JBCC shopping mall which is just a 20-minute drive from the Woodlands Checkpoint. t will be opened from 10am to 10pm daily. Children below 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town

The first SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN attraction outside of Japan consists of various interactive and walk-through activities, which follow the popular Hello Kitty theme. One of the highlights include Black Wonder, an interactive activity for both children and adults to save Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel, who has been kidnapped by Kuromi! The attraction uses technology such as sensors and computers to enhance the experience as well as devices to interact with during the mission.

At the Wishful Studio, visitors can look forward to various activities from creating their very own Hello Kitty themed souvenirs to getting their nails done and dressing up as their favourite character for a memorable photo moment.

Families and young children can experience the charm of Friendship Land with its playground, enjoy a tea cup ride, watch Hello Kitty and Friends perform in a live show at the Purrfect Stage and have photo opportunities at Dream Photo Garden. Children can also celebrate their birthday in the Apple or Strawberry themed party rooms with Hello Kitty!

Another iconic highlight is Kitty’s House, a highly themed and partly guided experience with a facilitator who will brief visitors on tasks to be completed at the six sections of the house: Living Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Kitty’s Room, Secret Closet, and Mimmy’s Room.

There are also a host of delectable Hello Kitty themed drinks and pastries from the Red Bow Café and Cinnamoroll Café to refuel in between enjoying the activities!

List of activities available:

  • Black Wonder – Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel have been kidnapped by Kuromi, help save them!
  • Dream Photo Garden- Pose with Hello Kitty and Friends for a memorable photo souvenir.
  • Purrfect Stage – Watch Hello Kitty and Friends put on a special performance just for you.
  • Kitty’s House- Take a tour and complete simple tasks at Hello Kitty’s house that she shares with her sister Mimmy.
  • Tea Cup Rides – Take a spin on the iconic tea cup ride with your family.
  • Wishful Studio – Create your own Hello Kitty themed souvenirs to bring home!
  • Food & Beverage – Refuel in style with Hello Kitty themed food and drinks at the Red Bow Café on the ground floor and Cinnamoroll Café on level 1.


LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort brings together a LEGOLAND Park, Water Park and Hotel in one LEGO® themed location. It is a family holiday destination consists of more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows and attractions. Almost everything is hands-on, so you can push, pedal and program, or steer, squirt and splash, your way through a truly interactive experience – and of course there’s building too.

LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort has seven themed areas of attractions for all ages such as The Beginning, LEGO® Technic, LEGO Kingdoms, Imagination, LEGO City, Land of Adventure and MINILAND. It’s an inspirational land where the children are the heroes. From LEGO experiment centres to rollercoasters, the park is a day-long voyage of discovery for all the family.

The centrepiece is MINILAND, where Asian landmarks have been recreated using more than 30 million LEGO bricks. It’s an interactive world on a scale of 1:20, where people, trains and aeroplanes come to life at the touch of a button.

LEGOLAND Water Park which can be enjoyed separately or in combination with the theme park has more than 20 slides and water based attractions and boasts 70 LEGO models. Highlights of this unique LEGO themed water park are:

Joker Soaker

A fun interactive play structure in the wade pool where children can aim water cannons at one another. But watch out: The huge bucket will pour 350 gallons upon everyone every few minutes.


A unique concept where children can customize their own raft made from LEGO soft bricks before floating down the lazy river.

LEGO Wave Pool

Families can ride the waves or simply cool off in this wave pool where swimmers of all ages will enjoy making a splash.

Fun & Fantasy

Theme parks and waterparks in Malaysia promise hours of fun for everyone in the family. From the mountain top to the bottom of a former mining pool several floors below ground level, each theme park offers its own special attractions that make a theme park visit a fantastic and memorable experience. Since the theme parks are located in different parts of Malaysia, a visit to the theme park is an excellent opportunity to see the natural beauty of the country and the many tourist attractions nearby.


Pahang is the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia. Nearly two-thirds of the state is enveloped in verdant rainforest, making it a magnicent enclave of lush greenery, exotic wildlife and natural treasures.

Its magnificent natural attractions include Taman Negara, a 130-million-year-old rainforest as well as animal sanctuaries, parks, lakes and waterfalls. Other natural gems include Endau-Rompin State Park and Tioman, an idyllic island.

Pahang’s capital city is Kuantan, a bustling township with interesting sights.

Come, enjoy this Gift of Nature today!

Places of Interest:

  • Endau Rompin State Park – The untouchedwilderness at the Endau-Rompin State Park is one of the country’s last remaining lowland dipterocarp forests. This is the second-largest national park in the peninsula and it straddles across the states of Pahang and Johor (in the southern region). Spread over 80,000ha, the park is home to a plethora of exotic plants and animals.Within the area, the nearly-extinct Sumatran rhinoceros, tigers, elephants and tapirs roam free. To protect the environment, only certain areas of the huge park are open to tourists. Permits must be obtained before entering this nature reserve. Trekkers are advised to get the services of forest
  • National Elephant Conservation Centre – One of the best attractions in the state, this centre offers a chance for visitors to come up close with Malaysian elephants (Elephasmaximus). Established in 1989, the centre is dedicated towards rescuing and translocating elephants. The centre is the only one of its kind in the country and it aims to educate the public on the importance of conservation and protection. The best times for a visit are when the elephants are fed or taken to the nearby stream for a bath. Activities are held from2.00pmto 3.45pm. Kuala Gandah is situated about 40km from Bentong.
  • Deeland Park Lanchang – Adorable deer, ostriches and peacocks are among the ‘stars’ at this delightful park. The 4.5ha park is a sanctuary for these animals that roam freely amidst the tropical vegetation. Similar to a petting zoo, visitors can feed the animals with sweet potatoes and food given by the staff. Much of Malaysia’s herbs and medicinal plants are also found here and a walk along the Herb Trail gives visitors a chance to take a closer look. Accommodation is available at the Bukit Rengit Institute of Conservation Biodiversity.
  • Fraser’s Hill – Nestled prettily amidst the Pahang rainforest is the little hamlet of Fraser’s Hill. Akin to a little Scottish village, Fraser’s Hill is characterised by granite coloured mock-Tudor houses and colonial-style buildings. The hill resort exudes a nostalgic charm, almost as if visitors have been taken back in time, to a bygone era. At 1,524m above sea level, the highland resort is a naturalists’ paradise boasting a wide range of plants, birds and animals. Fraser’s Hill is ideal for visitors who are interested in gentler pursuits.
  • Cherating Beach – Fringed by the waters of the South China Sea, Cherating Beach offers a quiet holiday amidst a rustic atmosphere. The shore is lined by hotels and resorts catering to all budgets, from backpacker’s inns to luxury beach resorts. Just nearby is Kampung Cherating, a tranquil Malay village that sits prettily amidst swaying palms and tropical vegetation. Cherating Beach is about 47km north of Kuantan. Other popular beaches in the vicinity are Chendor, Teluk Chempedak and Balok.
  • Premium Outlets Genting Highlands
  • Twentieth Century Fox World Genting Highlands (Coming in 2016)
  • The Royal Town Of Pekan
  • Sungai Lembing Museum
  • Chendor Turtle Hatchery and Conservation Centre