6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go Up To Genting Highlands

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Together with our media friends, we were recently invited to experience the latest offerings in Genting Highlands

We've been itching to jalan-jalan and were excited to know that Genting Highlands is finally open again. With loads of safety precautions set up, we couldn't wait to enjoy a day of shopping, theme parks, food, and more.

Planning a quick staycation? Here's what you need to know about going up to Genting Highlands:

1. First World Hotel has released a new Digital Key where you only need to have limited contact with the reception staff

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Touted as the world's largest hotel, First World Hotel just released a new Digital Key where you will only have limited contact with the reception staff to get your code (they’re nice people, we promise. But, y’know, social distancing).

The Digital Key is stored on your Resorts World Genting mobile app. Receive your QR activation code from the hotel front desk and unlock your room door via Bluetooth. It took us less than 10 seconds to get the room door open. If you have to check out, don’t sweat it. Your Digital Key will be deactivated automatically! Easy peasy, right? 

Say bye-bye to long lines at the reception counter!

2. Genting Highlands Premium Outlet is offering up to 65% off on items daily

If you're in need of some serious retail therapy, you should check out Genting Highlands Premium Outlet, where there are discounts galore. This is a must-visit for all you shopaholics out there because there are So. Many. Sales. And, so many shops, too!

Psst... You could take this chance to stock up on your favourite branded perfume - at a good markdown.

You could also make your way to First World Plaza, and shop to your heart's content.

3. Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park is an awesome indoor theme park for everyone!

Let’s face it, the theme parks are probably the main reason you want to go to Genting Highlands. Whether you're young or old, you’re in for a ride (get it?). You could purchase a 1-Day Unlimited Pass and try out all the rides here :D

We were lucky enough to ride the bumper cars and it was a thrill. There's just something so satisfying about riding around and 'accidentally' bumping your friend, but it's all in good fun. Other must-try rides include the Loop de Loop and the Merry-Go-Round. Skytropolis itself is beautiful, boasting mega-large LED screens on the ceiling that light up the whole park!

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Each ride and even the metal barriers are always given a wipe down with disinfectant after each use, so you know everything's squeaky clean! They’ve also added floor markers and spaced the seating on the attractions to ensure social distancing. 

4. There are really cool VR attractions you gotta check out, especially The Void and Sky VR!

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We got to try the XD Theatre in Sky VR and played the 'Carnival' simulation, where we had to shoot at killer clowns. Everything seemed so real because wearing the 3D glasses made it seem like the clowns were jumping out from the screen to attack us. It was a multi-sensory experience as the chairs would jerk and there were blasts of wind coming from hidden vents.

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Since the Sky VR attraction is more intimate and interactive, high touch points are cleaned every time they are used. For instance, 3D glasses and guns in the XD Theatre are sanitised after every use. The seats and the bars are wiped periodically, and those who go on the rides and attractions are also distanced from one another. 

The prices for Sky VR's attractions start at RM15 at the time of writing. For more information, please visit the Resorts World Genting website.

5. Safety comes first for Resorts World Genting

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Resorts World Genting have also placed thermal scanners so that they can keep everyone’s temperature in check. However, theme parks must adhere to a strict protocol so that they are able to trace customers as safety is Resorts World Genting’s number one priority.

Additionally, the staff at Resorts World Genting had to undergo a very stringent onboarding procedure before giving them the green light to mix in with the general Genting population. They had to go through temperature checks as well as COVID-19 swabs or antibody tests depending on their health risks. All of these happened during the Movement Control Order period, so you can rest assured that you and your loved ones are not in harm's way.

6. From the humble nasi lemak to luxurious lobster, you can find a huge variety of different cuisines at Genting Highlands

We tried the oh-so-yummy nasi lemak served with rendang chicken from Jom Makan, First World Plaza's food court and it was soooo good, bursting with flavour, and it was a good portion too!

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Also, you can allay your fears as preventative measures have been put in place, such as the MySejahtera app check-in and temperature recordings by the staff over there. Enjoy your meal in peace and savour every last bite.

All in all, it’s safe to say that Resorts World Genting has taken many precautions to make sure that you feel safe when you go up for a visit. All you have to do is just relax and enjoy as you make new memories with your loved ones! Get more info here.

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