There are 1.9 million residents living in Kuala Lumpur in 2020. Considering the relatively smaller size of the territory at only 243 square kilometres, the city population is quite concentrated. Comparatively, a larger state like Kedah, which measures 9,500 square kilometres, recorded a population of 2.1 million.
However, as urban life in Kuala Lumpur can get quite busy, city dwellers may be interested in getting a property that is situated outside of Kuala Lumpur which they can visit for holiday during the weekends.
Genting Highlands, situated in the mountaintop with an elevation of up to 1,865 metres in the Titiwangsa range, boasts cool weather and natural surroundings. It is a mere one-hour drive away from Kuala Lumpur, making it an accessible location to city dwellers who want a brief respite.
We explore the properties in Genting Highlands and how much they cost.
Genting Highlands – Integrated Resort, Holiday Attractions, And Entertainment
Resorts World Genting (RWG) is the top tourist destination in Malaysia, having received almost 30 million visitors in 2019. The integrated resort has seven hotels and golf resort, several theme parks outdoor and indoor, shopping complexes, restaurants and casinos all rolled into one destination.
The economic activities in Genting Highlands are centred around tourism with farms, restaurants and attractions to cater to holidaymakers. There are also education institutions in Genting Highlands namely the Saleha Private Secondary School, Highlands International Boarding School and Genting Inti International College.
The Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur is situated around an hour’s drive from Genting Highlands. There are many eateries and grocery stores within and outside Resorts World Genting including the Hilltop Grocer and KK Super Mart.
With a short distance away from Kuala Lumpur city centre and entertainment attractions, Genting Highlands could make an ideal holiday home. However, as you will not always be based in your holiday home, you may require assistance with keeping the home clean or regular check-ins. So, it may be important to consider if the property has lobby services. If you’re thinking of renting out your property, there are rental management services which you can subscribe to. These services typically include rental management, maintenance of property and guest services.
Residential Properties In Genting Highlands
#1 Geo Antharas – From RM352,500
Geo Antharas is the brainchild of two companies namely the Antharas Hills Sdn Bhd and Pesat Bumi Sdn Bhd that own and has developed the Genting Permai area for over 20 years.
The Geo Antharas has three towers with homes that measure from 470 square feet to 1,000 square feet. The integrated development will be offering myriad amenities including a 3,000 plus square feet play area, 400 metres running track, farm, heated pool, courts, library, fitness room, theatre room and lounge area.
The units at Geo Antharas are freehold with early bird prices starting from RM750 per square feet.
The Geo Antharas condominium is only a short distance of 15 minutes away from Resorts World Genting. If you don’t want to drive, Geo Antharas offers shuttle services to the Genting Awana Skyway cable car station, Genting Premium Outlets and Gohtong Jaya, the bustling town of Genting Highlands.
#2 Midhills At Genting – From RM359,000
Midhills At Genting is a project by local developer LBS Bina, which has a huge portfolio of residence and commercial projects under its belt such as LBS Alam Perdana and kita @ Cybersouth. The property developer aspires to build affordable homes for Malaysians without compromising the quality of the homes.
Midhills At Genting comprises three towers across 5.35 acres with serviced residence units that come in 550 square feet to 2,543 square feet, which is a huge range. According to iProperty, the Midhills At Genting properties are leasehold units with a price range of RM359,000 to RM647,700.
To complement the calming environment of the highlands, Midhills At Genting is designed to offer wellness to residents with amenities such as a reflexology park, gymnasium, wading pool, lap pool and jacuzzi.
Residents can take a roughly 30-minutes’ drive up to Resorts World Genting for all the entertainment.
#3 Genting Xin Tian Di – From RM380,000
Malaysian developer Aset Kayamas collaborates with Genting Malaysia to introduce new attraction Genting XinTianDi. The integrated development will be featuring commercial spaces, a transportation hub, park, concert stadium and in the midst of it all, a high-rise residence.
Genting XinTianDi offers freehold units of 454 to 973 square feet. The PropertyGuru website listed a Genting XinTianDi property of the size of 454 square feet at the price of RM380,000.
The new condominium is situated around 21 minutes from Resorts World Genting. This is not the only project by Aset Kayamas in Genting Highlands as it is also the company behind serviced residence Antara.
#4 Grand Ion Majestic – From RM480,000
The Grand Ion Majestic serviced residences are located only seven minutes away from First World Hotel, the largest hotel in the world. Grand Ion Majestic is the second phase of development in Genting Highlands following the completion of the Grand Ion Delemen Hotel, which is situated next it.
The new Grand Ion Majestic has three towers with 1,668 units that measure between 380 and 1,500 square feet. The pricing of properties here ranges from RM480,000 to RM1.1 million with a freehold lease. Grand Ion Majestic is a hybrid of a condominium residence and hotel and is managed by Wyndham Hotels And Resorts.
Some of the facilities at Grand Ion Majestic include a sky pool and lounge, spa and sauna area, fitness centre, theatre room and banquet hall which are apt for a getaway or gathering with family and friends. Residents can also access free shuttle service to the First World Hotel.
#5 Tropicana Paradise Genting Highlands – RM1.2 Million
Local developer Tropicana Corporation Berhad built Tropicana Paradise a 300-acre gated and guarded neighbourhood atop a hill surrounded by lush green forests and waterfalls within the development.
The Tropicana Paradise properties include spacious villas, a rare sight in the cities, that are separated from one another to provide privacy. They are truly the epitome of a holiday home with bird-eye views of greenery and gardens being on top of a hill. The development is also equipped with clubhouse facilities and retail stores for your everyday convenience.
The Tropicana Paradise is situated a 20-minutes’ drive from all the entertainment and fun in Resorts World Genting. Tropicana Paradise offers freehold villa lots of differing sizes from 4,250 square feet at a starting price of RM1.2 million.
Having A Holiday Home In Genting Highlands
Aside from being an entertainment destination, Genting Highlands’ nature and cool climate could be an exciting setting for a holiday home. There are a few things to consider when it comes to owning a holiday home in the highlands such as having assistance with maintaining the property or having on-site guest services. Besides, it’s important to also consider if the area where the property is built is prone to landslides especially during rainy seasons.
Aside from that, the location of holiday homes being near Genting Highlands means that residents will have access to theme parks, shopping spots, and dining venues. The cooler climate is also a coveted feature of the highlands in a country where it experiences humidity all year round.
Featured Image Credit: Midhills At Genting
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