Ride the Skyways in Genting

Take your choice.. the Awana Skyway or Genting Skyway awaits you in Genting...

Ride the Awana Skyway
Awana Genting Skyway was built in 1975 by Yamata - a Japanese Company. Officiated by the Sultan Pahang, HRH Tuanku Hj Ahmad Shah Al-Mustain Billah Ibni Al'marhum Sultan Abu Bakar Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mu'adzam Shah in year 1977 the Awana Skyway covers a distance of 2.4 km from Hotel Sri Layang to Genting Hotel. The system transport passengers from Sri Layang to the hilltop in 12 minutes accommodating 35 passengers per gondola.

The ride takes you through Chin Swee Caves Temple at the mid station – Station 1, treating passengers with an enchanting view, which exudes a certain calmness in the midst of the ride.
Tip: there are buses that arrive and depart for KL here.

Operation Hours
Monday - Friday
Service is not available
Saturday - Sunday
12.15am - 7.30am

Destination One way Return Trip
Genting to Chin Swee Station RM3.00 RM6.00
Chin Swee Station to Awana / Genting RM3.00 RM6.00
Genting to Awana Station RM5.00 RM10.00

Ride the Genting Skyway
To accommodate the growing number of guests to our resort and in making travel more convenient, the Genting Skyway was introduced. Despite the opening of Genting Skyway in 1997, Awana Skyway is still being used to transport passengers when the cable lines shift operations at midnight, or when the Genting Skyway is closed for maintenance.

Officially opened by the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on 21 February 1997, the 3.4 km mono cable car system is the longest in Southeast Asia and one of the fastest in the world, with a maximum speed of 21.6 km per hour or 6 metres per second. The system is able to transport passengers from the township of Gohtong Jaya to the hilltop in just 11 minutes. It has a capacity of 2,400 persons per hour each way with 8 passengers per gondola.

The Genting skyway was constructed at a cost of RM128 million by Leitner Spa, Italy. The computerised system of the Genting Skyway will also prompt the cable car to stop to adjust to the surrounding weather. It can also reduce speed or stop for the elderly and disbled for our Skyway personnel to assist them in boarding the gondola.

The entire system with high-tech electronic equipment was built in accordance with stringent Swiss regulations and it has a double safety circuit completely independent and absolutely fault safe.

Safety of passengers is paramount. Thus, upgrading works were carried out in 2002 at a cost of RM2 million. The main focus of the upgrading works was the replacement of the cable ropes of which the gondolas or cable cars hung from, to glide up and down the skyway. The engineers from Italy ensured works were adhered to Swiss International Standards and supervised the preventive maintenance activities.

Genting Skyway also undergoes periodic maintenance checks. During the maintenance period, visitors will use Awana Skyway, the earlier built cable car.

Operation Hours
Monday - Thursday
7.30am - 11.00pm
Friday - Sunday
7.30am - 12.00 midnight

Normal One-Way RM5.00
Normal Two-Way (Return) RM10.00
Hotel Guest Leisure Ride RM7.50
*Hotel guest(s) must produce his/her hotel passbook upon purchase of ticket(s) at the Upper Skyway Counter and the ticket is only valid on the day of purchase. Maximum 2 tickets/persons per hotel passbook.

*Disclaimer: I did not managed to take either of the skyways though even though I got this from their official site. So try it at your own risk!


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