Genting highland is at 2000 meters above sea level. Genting highland is the tip of the mount Dar Titiwangsa in Malaysia as well as a famous resort place. It is on the border of Pahang and Selangor states. It can be reached with an hour by four-wheels drive from Kuala Lumpur or via Sky Way Car cable which is currently the fastest in the world and the longest track in Southeast Asia. We can enjoy the beautful landscape while we are in the cable car in the sunny weather. The cable car has a height of about 1,000 meters above sea level. When climby with thus cable car you will be presented with views of shady forest that refresh the eye when the weather is sunny. To ride the cable car, you simply have to 8 ringgit. Weather in genting highland is mostly cool with temperatures no more than 30 degrees Celsius and rarely drop below 15 degrees Celsius every year.
Genting Highland was founded by Lim Goh Tong from Fujian, China in the 1960s. Since then, the Highlands tile has grown rapidly and resulted in other companies under the Bhd tile, such as paper companies, power stations, plantation companies, housing, oil companies, cruises, and so on. Known as the Las Vegas of Malaysia, it is the only legal landed gambling place in Malaysia and operated by the world Bhd resort, the group’s precarious or Bhd. The resort also has several hotels namely Genting Hotel, Hotel Highland, Hotel Resort, Hotel Theme Park, Awana Genting, Hotel First World. Each year, genting highland becomes the finish site of cycling tour de langkawi. Stage here becomes the longest incline stage (30 km) in cycling. Genting Highland was selected the world’s Leading Casino Resort in November 2005 by the World Travel Awards.
Genting highland became the first destination of international project IUP DEE, International project IUP DEE followed by 54 students and 4 lecturers. On the way to the genting highland, we went through a mountain road uphill. Arriving at the tile, the temperature there was very cold and the journey still must be continued using cable car. One maximum cable car has a maximum capacity of 8 people and should not be more. While inside the cable car, the scenery is beautiful even it is little bit cloudy, as there are many mists along the way to the highland precarious center. And many of our friends were afraid of heights, so when in the cable car, they are hysterical and do not dare to see the view from the window glass. In addition, there are also photographer services and direct in printing, unfortunately the cost to print the photo is very expensive, did not buy one photo costs 38 ringgit, for us was very expensive, so our group didn’t buy the photo. Then the journey continued to the center of the tile, the gambling center, along the way there was also halal food, so do not worry when the famine there, because there were many halal food. Upon arriving at the highland gambling center, we were served with lights dancing to the rhythm of existing music, and every person enter the genting highland, precisely at the center of the gambling is very tight guard, and must go through the investigation. To make sure they are allowed to enter the casino, it was prohibited to bring a camera or take a photo there, and to enter the casino you must also be at least 21 years old.
(Syahrul, Indah, Royke, Aziz, Ucha, Vina, Riza/ IUPians 2016)