Genting Highlands © Eqdoktor
The Genting Highlands holiday resort has none of the old-world, colonial atmosphere of Malaysia's other hill stations. Instead, its main purpose is to entertain Kuala Lumpur's more affluent citizens. To this end, it's home to the country's only legal, land-based casino, a number of hotels, and a handful of theme parks. Visitors will also find a horse ranch, a golf course and an artificial lake. The hill resort lies less than one hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur, though holidaymakers can reach via a cable car called the Genting Skyway. At 6,562 feet (2,000m) above sea level, the hill station's temperate conditions offer a welcome respite from Malaysia's humidity. That said, its vibrant nightlife can account for the temperature rising in other ways.