Of the few times that I was in Genting Highlands, it had always been by road. Therefore, I was excited when we were arranged to take the Genting Skyway Cable Car to check out the English Garden.
However, due to a miscommunication, we almost had to take a taxi instead but in the end, as you can see from my photos, I went on the cable car ride. It was a great experience for me and I would recommend for everyone to at least ride it once. After all, this is touted to be Southeast Asia’s longest and fastest cable car, with a length of 3.38 kilometres.
I had always thought that the fare must be expensive but nah, it is only expensive if you want an Express ticket. Have a look at the fares:
Normal One-Way – RM 6.40
Normal Two-Way (Return) – RM 12.80
Express One-Way – RM 31.80
Hotel Guest Leisure Ride (Return) – RM 10.60
*Price is inclusive of 6% GST.
*Children below the height of 90cm are eligible to ride the Genting Skyway for FREE.
*Operation hours: 7.30am to 12 midnight
The English Garden is like Genting Highlands best kept secret. Tucked away behind Theme Park Hotel, even the taxi driver who was supposed to take us there due to the miscommunication, did not know where we wanted to go.
A couple of friends whom I spoke to also asked me where it is located, so I wanted to share some photos with them. Browsing my 200+ photos upon my return, I was dismayed to see that I only have two shots of the Garden?! Well, this certainly calls for a second trip!
The Garden is a little walk through a maze from the Upper Skyway Station but we arrived shortly after, led by Eddie Chan. During our visit, it was drizzling and the mist was thick. On one hand, it was difficult to photograph, on the other hand, it gave off a creepy effect so the shots look really dramatic.
Walking about the garden, I felt as though I was in Europe and not Malaysia. I really enjoyed the kind of weather condition at 5,600 feet above sea level. But for the drizzle, I could sit on one of the benches for long hours and just enjoy the day.
While in the Garden, we were tasked to decorate the Nepenthes Conservatory Display Wall with pitcher plants. The idea behind the activity was to allow us the chance to discover the many different forms, shapes, sizes and colours of pitcher plants found in Genting Highlands.
Prior to this, I certainly did not know there are so many differences in the monkey cup plant. Through this activity, we also got oriented on the conservation initiatives of Resorts World Genting.
The English Garden is open daily from 6am to 11pm but is closed from 7pm to 9pm since 8th July, 2016 for maintenance work. Admission is free-of-charge.
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