The First World Plaza is a shopping centre which is located below the First World Hotel, the biggest hotel in the Genting Highlands and comprises of shops, restaurants, an indoor theme park, a cineplex, a Watersplash Pool, an indoor water theme park for children to wet themselves and dash and splash with the water,, Genting Sky Venture ,a sky diving simulator, a Starworld casino, bowling center, Genting International Convention Center, the Pavilion for daily night performance show, where perhaps you could leave your children under some temporary custody, the Haunted Adventure and a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, both of them for your happy-go-lucky teenagers and children! Entertainment-related performances such as dances, acrobatic shows and magical shows are held in an area called time-square. The highlighted Genting Outdoor Theme Park features numerous rides, typical of an amusement park, mostly suitable for families and children, and the pass for this also includes the Flying Coaster ride…….most adults and children are left bewildered after this experience!
Out of the little stalls mushrooming along the walkways, there are shops dedicated to providing clothing, accessories, handicrafts and souvenirs at theme parks and resorts. Food in Genting is made of Western, Continental, Chinese and fast food outlets selling pastas, pizzas, burgers, sandwiches,steaks, shawarmas, noodles, soups……..the gastronomic fare which children enjoy and love and most restaurants are prepared to cater `halal mutton’ for the large number of Muslim visitors.
Protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia’s Sumatra Island in the west, the city has a tropical rainforest climate which is warm and sunny, along with abundant rainfall, especially during the northeast monsoon season from October to March. Otherwise, temperatures tend to remain constant throughout the year, with the winter season being.
Continue to the Cameron Highlands one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations which has its boundary touching that of Kelantan in the north and shares part of its border with Perak to the west.
The three townships of Cameron are Ringlet, Tanah Rata and Brinchang. Ringlet is the first town after the turn off at the Tapah Interchange and is one of the agricultural hubs of the region. Tanah Rata is the administrative centre of the Cameron Highlands and the general hospital, police station and post office are located at this municipality. Brinchang is the biggest town of the retreat.
Hence, The Cameron Highlands is a vast area of rolling green hills, tea plantations and forests stretching along the road from the town of Ringlet, then through the main towns of Tanah Rata, Brinchang and beyond, and as you move along, your knowledge gets enriched…… path after path! Get introduced to this domain…..
The five settlements in the area are the Bertam Valley, Kea Farm, Tringkap, Kuala Terla and Kampung Raja. All are separated from one another by a considerable distance. Bertam Valley is involved with the growing of flowers and vegetables.Kea Farm is the highest village in peninsular Malaysia. ROSE CENTRE Kea Farms in Cameron Highland is located in the Rose Valley Village. Spread over ten levels of terraces, due to it’s cool climate, this place is the biggest attraction for Cameron Highland’s visitors.
The Centre contains over hundred varieties of roses in every imaginable color including black and green and, besides roses, there are thousands of species of flowers as well as dozens of varieties of orchids. Some flowers even have their names derived from the unique shapes, like ‘butterfly’ and ‘ladies shoes’. Visitors and children can venture through an exhilarating journey of various cultural murals, stone sculptures, which blend well with the landscaping, as every part of this highland, exposes them to something new and adds to their treasure box of learning and wisdom! Souvenirs, fresh roses, potted plants are on sale. The Cameron Highlands Butterfly Farm is home to a fluttering collection of tropical butterflies, including the majestic Raja Brooke.
Much of the Cameron Highlands is under cultivation engulfing hectares of forestland. Jungle trails lead visitors to scenic spots, waterfalls and aboriginal villages and most of the tracks here begin at Tanah Rata. Apart from its walks, the sanctuary here is also known for its tea plantations, vegetable farms, orchards, nurseries, insect life, soaring peaks, nature spots, temperate plants, deep ravines, mossy forest, wild animals, serene lakes, golf links, meandering streams, jungle-clad hills, rest houses, places of worship, waterfalls, rolling greens, reptiles, colonial mansions, Land Rover’s migratory birds, animal traps and last but not the least, its native population. The natives or aborigines are basically jungle dwellers and on the surface, their lifestyle has always been made out to be backward, though this has changed over the years. This would be a wonderful opportunity for you to mingle with the natives, along with your children, learning about their life style, and thus discover the humble and earthy side of a mega urbania! While many have left to take up residence in the nearby towns, there are still some who prefer to treat the jungle as their home. It would be encouraging to know that the buildings at the Cameron Highlands were similar to those of Shimla the “Queen of British hill resorts” in India, and were an electrifying mixture from “railway Gothic of the most overpowering kind to publican’s Tudor”.