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[Media Trip – Genting Highlands] Awana Skyway Gondola Ride Review

Awana SkyWay, Resorts World Genting’s new state-of-theart cable car system, is now open to visitors! The Awana SkyWay is located at the new Awana Transportation Hub and offers both thrills and convenience to Resorts World Genting guests. The 99 cable cars can carry 3,000 passengers every hour on the 620-metre ascent from Awana station to the final stop, SkyAvenue station.

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Glass Floor Gondola Ride, Awana Skyway

With a top speed of six metres per second, the 2.8-kilometre journey takes just 10 minutes. Visitors will get a spectacular bird’s eye view of the 130-million-year-old rainforest surrounding Resorts World Genting, and the site of the future Twentieth Century Fox World theme park.

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The thrilling ride up the mountain begins at Awana station. Passengers have the option of disembarking at two stops to explore the attractions around Resorts World Genting. They can alight at Chin Swee station to enjoy the panoramic views or they can remain in their gondola until the final stop at SkyAvenue station which connects directly to the SkyAvenue shopping mall.

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The 99 available gondolas can each carry 10 passengers. 10 of the gondolas are fitted with glass floors, allowing for unobstructed views of the surroundings.

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Damn it, I am going to remember this experience for life. Literally. You might be wondering why the words “Glass Floor” are mentioned here – BECAUSE THE GONDOLA RIDE HAD GLASS FLOOR THAT IS TRANSPARENT WHICH MEANS I WAS ABLE TO SEE EVERYTHING BELOW ME FROM A SKY DISTANCE AWAY.

It felt almost like a roller coaster ride, but minus the fast speed. The cabin just rose higher and higher, and my scream got louder and louder – much to the laughter of my other mates who were in the same cabin as me.

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How I wish I could say I didn’t scream (Mind you, I am one that doesn’t scream easily, not even when entering halloween haunted houses but this one really got me)

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Taken from Chiu Yen’s instagram – We took a groupie pic of our feet above sea level! SCARY OR WHAT!!!

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You can tell how much fun this guy had from his wide grin that he was trying so hard to control. Damn.

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I still managed to capture some scenery photos with sweaty palms nonetheless because I couldn’t possibly leave the ride empty-handed.  You can tell how high up we were – Everything ahead seemed cloudy.

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We were given the opportunity to ride to and fro (and I screamed both ways) but NO DOUBT it was really an exciting ride.OH and did I mention that there was an USB charging port for passengers to have a quick charge of their mobile devices as well?! Pardon me for not being able to take the photo of the USB port as I was busy screaming away.

Despite the phobia of heights, I felt accomplished after it. (Perhaps taking a few more times can make me overcome my phobia of heights?!) HAHAHA. I have to admit that the scenery was really breathtaking from above.

As below are some information about Awana Skyway to take note:

  • Visitors to Resorts World Genting can take cabin-sized luggage on board the gondola, while larger luggage can be stored at the new Awana Bus Terminal for RM5 for 24 hours.
  • Awana SkyWay operates seven days per week, from 7:00 am until midnight.
  • Tickets for the standard gondola are priced at RM8 for individuals while Genting Rewards Card members can pay through point deduction system of 5GP per trip.
  • An express boarding pass can be purchased for RM40.
  • For the glass floor gondola, tickets are RM50 for an individual or 40GP for Genting Rewards Card Members.

Will be sharing more about Genting Highland’s newest attractions and food outlets over the next few days – stay tuned! 😀

Note: This was an invited media trip attended by mitsueki’s Blog writer/minion, Catherine

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♥ Catherine (@sgcomplainqueen)
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