How to Reach Genting
The nearest airport is in Kuala Lumpur.
There are frequent buses operated by Go Genting Express Bus from various points in Kuala Lumpur (first bus at 8AM or 8:30AM), including the Puduraya bus terminal (every 30 min), KL Sentral train station (half-hourly and hourly), Hentian Pasarakyat (hourly) and Gombak (half-hourly and hourly). There are also less comfortable buses from Pekeliling Bus Station to Genting Highlands (every 20 to 30 mins, first bus at 7AM). Booking in advance is advisable as services can sell out, especially on weekends.All buses take around one hour and cost around RM 5 one way.
Car and Taxi
Genting can be reached by car from Kuala Lumpur in about 1 hr on the Karak Highway. An executive taxi from the centre of Kuala Lumpur to Genting costs RM150-RM200 whilst a regular taxi from the centre of KL to Genting costs around RM60-RM70.
Exploring Genting :
Officially known as Resorts World Genting and a self-proclaimed City of Entertainment, Genting is Malaysia's low-budget, family-friendly, sanitized attempt at 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. Genting attracted 19.2 million visitors in 2008. But before you get too excited, tone down your expectations a bit. Genting is cheap and tacky, and not in a good way: nearly everything is overpriced and a bit run-down and since 2010 it is also facing competition from neighbouring Singapore's two new Intergrated Resorts with Casinos at Resort World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands. Those of an environmentally conscious disposition may want to skip the Genting Highlands altogether, as the sight of vast concrete structures and day-glo coloured theme park rides set in the forested highlands could be positively traumatic.
Orienting yourself in Genting is simultaneously easy and difficult. There are no "streets" of any kind; instead, all the gigantic buildings are connected with a vast warren of linkways, underground tunnels and escalators, all filled with enough signage to stop you from getting lost. Figuring out the fastest route from A to B is not always easy though, because the signage is designed to lead you into the hotels and their casinos!
Located at an altitude of 1800 m (5900 ft), temperatures in Genting are a good 5-10°C lower than in Kuala Lumpur, generally staying in the 15-25°C range. On a clear day, there are stunning views down into the valley — but when it's raining in Kuala Lumpur, Genting is swathed in rolling clouds and visibility drops to zero. Thanks to the walkway system, you almost never need to venture outside, but hotel rooms are unheated and can get chilly at night.