Genting SkyWay

About the Genting SkyWay | The Cable Car to the Genting Highlands

The Genting SkyWay is one of the best ways to reach the Genting Highlands. It takes you over Mount Ulu Kali in Genting Sempah. The Genting SkyWay connects Gohtong Jaya, a township in the lower Genting Highlands and Resort Hotel near the mountain peak, which is near the Resorts World Genting. 

Read on to find out more about the Genting SkyWay, its route, and what makes it so popular.

Genting SkyWay Overview

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Location: Genting Highlands, Selangor, Malaysia

Number of Stations: 2 (Gohtong Jaya Station, Resort Hotel Station)

Line Length: 3.3 kilometers 

Carrier capacity: 2,000 people per hour

Maximum Speed: 6 meters per second (21.6 km/h)

Trip Duration: 15 minutes

Year of Completion: 1997

What is the Genting SkyWay?

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Why You Should Take the Genting SkyWay?

  • On the Genting SkyWay, you ride over the hilly landscape of the Genting Highlands and travel over the Titiwangsa Mountain Range
  • From the cable car, you can get a wonderful view of a historic 130 million-year-old rainforest below.
  • It is one of the longest and fastest gondola lifts in Southeast Asia, traveling 3.38 kilometers in just 15 minutes.

How to Ride the Genting SkyWay?

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The Genting SkyWay is a ticketed ride, so you will need to buy tickets to enjoy your cable car ride. You can buy tickets at the two stations of the route, Gohtong Jaya Station, and Resort Hotel Station starting from RM 8 for a one-way ride. 

You can also buy Genting SkyWay tickets online, to avoid long queues and get added benefits like cashback and discounts on your tickets. 

But please note that the Genting SkyWay serves as an alternate route to the Awana SkyWay, running when this route is closed for maintenance or sees particularly large crowds.

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When was the Genting SkyWay Cable Car Built?

The Genting SkyWay was built as a way to reach the Genting Highlands. 

The Genting Highlands is located at the peak of Mount Ulu Kali in Genting Sempah. It was established in 1965 by the late Chinese businessman Lim Goh Tong as a holiday destination from Kuala Lumpur.

The Genting Highlands Resort opened to the public in 1971 and continued to grow over the next 30 years. The first cable car system was built in 1977 connecting Awana Station and Genting Highlands Resort. This closed in in 2014 to make way for the new Awana SkyWay. 

And, in 1997, another gondola lift, the Genting Skyway, was opened to deal with increasing numbers of tourists.

Genting SkyWay Cable Car Construction

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Construction

The Genting SkyWay is a mono cable gondola lift system that was designed by Leitner Ropeways. The cable cars (or gondolas) run along 54 mm diameter solid cable wires. the foundations are made of pylons that are founded on four Caissons. These are strong foundations designed for hilly regions that are socketed down to bedrock.

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Structure

The gondolas of the Genting SkyWay can carry a maximum of 8 adult passengers per cabin. With a maximum speed of 6 meters per second (21.6 km/h) the cable cars can make the 3.38-kilometer journey up the mountain in just 15 minutes (depending on the weather). So, the gondolas can carry up to 2,000 passengers per hour.

Genting SkyWay Entrances and Stations

The Genting SkyWay runs from Gohtong Jaya to Resort Hotel in the Genting Highlands.

Stations of the Genting SkyWay Route:

  • Gohtong Jaya Station: The lower station is at Gohtong Jaya township, and at the top of a 5-story station building.
  • Resort Hotel Station: The upper station is located at the Resort Hotel (previously the Maximus Hotel) in the Genting Highlands.

What to see from the Genting SkyWay?

There are a number of sites you can visit in the Genting Highlands:

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Mini Cameron

A popular farmer’s market and shopping center in Gohtong Jaya. There is also an orchid garden, a plant nursery, and a number of restaurants. 

Stop at: Gohtong Jaya Station

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Strawberry Leisure Farm

Located in Gohtong Jaya, it is known for its hydroponic strawberry farming. It also has a lavender garden, flower nursery, and more

Stop at: Gohtong Jaya Station

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Happy Bee Farm

An apiary located near Gohtong Jaya, here you can learn all about honey production and taste some delicious samples. The farm also has exhibits of local butterflies and birds. 

Stop at: Gohtong Jaya Station

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Lim Gohtong Memorial Park

A park that commemorates Lim Goh Tong, the founder of Genting Highlands. You can pay your espects at the Memorial Hall, that is surrounded by orchid blossoms. 

Stop at: Gohtong Jaya Station

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Chin Swee Caves Temple

A Taoist religious site is located in the Genting Highlands. It was built by Lim Goh Tong, the man who developed the Genting Highlands, in honor of the Buddhist figure Chin Swee. 

Stop at: Gohtong Jaya Station

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SkyAvenue

This is a terminal station for the Awana SkyWay, and is also a lifestyle mall. Here,there are shops, restaurants, and plenty of fun family activities like Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Stop at: Resort Hotel Station

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Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park

An indoor theme park situated next to SkyAvenue Station. It has over 20 exciting attractions. These include a roller coaster, a Ferris wheel, bumper cars, and a large gaming arcade

Stop at: Resort Hotel Station

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Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park

This outdoor theme park is part of Resorts World Genting. It is spread across 26 acres and has a number of  rides and attractions for visitors of all ages. 

Stop at: Resort Hotel Station

All Your Questions About the Genting SkyWay Answered

Q. What is the Genting SkyWay?

A. The Genting SkyWay is an aerial gondola lift system that takes visitors up to the Genting Highlands.

Q. Is the Genting SkyWay open to tourists?

A. The Genting SkyWay is opened to visitors when the Awana SkyWay is closed for maintainence.

Q. Can I buy tickets for the Genting SkyWay?

A. Yes, you can buy Genting SkyWay tickets online here.

Q. What is the difference between Genting Skyway and Awana Skyway?

A. The Genting Skyway and the Awana Skyway are two of the major routes of the Genting Cable Car. The Genting SkyWay runs from Gohtong Jaya to Resort Hotel in the Genting Highlands. Awana SkyWay runs from Awana Station to SkyAvenue Station.

Q. How long does the Genting SkyWay ride take?

A. The Genting SkyWay takes 15 minutes to ride from point to point.

Q. How fast is the Genting SkyWay?

A. The Genting Cable Car operates at a speed of 6 meters per second (21.6 km/h)

Q. How long is the Genting SkyWay?

A. The Genting SkyWay is 3,380 m long.

Q. How many stations does the Genting SkyWay stop at?

A. The Genting SkyWay stops at 2 stations.